Cities and towns around the world are witnessing a resurgence in the use of outdoor spaces. They provide a place to relax, exercise and briefly forget about the stresses of everyday life. These spaces do not only appear miraculously; they require precise planning, regular upkeep and maintenance to remain a source of escape. It might not be an application that requires a full fleet of material handling equipment, but it’s the perfect challenge for Yale Europe Materials Handling’s new UX series.
The landscaping and horticultural company Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn GmbH was founded over 70 years ago. Based in and around Hamburg, she is an expert in building new outdoor spaces, pruning and maintaining trees. The company is also building children’s play areas in schools and public spaces, providing new opportunities for children to get outside and have fun. Companies can also count on Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn to create tailor-made and attractive leisure spaces for their employees.
Sowing the seeds of an idea
Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn needed to replace an existing truck at their yard. The company was looking for good quality machines that performed well, but without unnecessary functionality. To help find the ideal solution, Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn turned to Yale dealer MF Gabelstapler.
“We make sure that we don’t just sell equipment to our customers; we work with them to find the perfect fit and configure it, ”said Bendix Sperber, salesperson at MF Gabelstapler. “We design the solution personally with the customer. It doesn’t matter whether the customer needs a single device or an entire fleet, everyone is of equal importance and receives first-class personalized advice throughout the sales process.
Considering the equipment replaced at the job site and the budget, a used truck and a Yale Veracitor VX were suggested during the initial discussion. However, it was during an honest and direct moment in the conversation that it became clear that the Yale UX series was the way to go.
Feed the work environment
Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn was convinced by the performance level of the Yale UX series, as well as the attractive price. The company saw Yale as a premium brand in the material handling market, but learned from MF Gabelstapler that Yale has new trucks for all budgets.
Daniel Hahn, CEO of Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn said: “We are very satisfied with the simple effectiveness of Yale GDP35UX. The Yale UX series is a reliable all-rounder that can easily handle our intermittent tasks. The price was unbeatable.
The combination of affordability and personalized service from MF Gabelstapler allowed Yale to plant its first roots with Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn.
Used in loading and unloading trucks, the Yale UX Series truck moves a variety of loads around the yard. These are mainly pallets of goods but can often include big bags or, on rare occasions, accessories for tractors and earthmovers. To allow it to easily transport these bulky loads, the Yale truck has a side offset and fork extensions.
The forklift’s ability to go from light to medium use in these occasional activities was a feature that particularly impressed the customer. “We can enjoy the safety of the brand new truck and its associated warranty, which we wouldn’t have with a used truck,” added Hahn. “Overall this was the best possible option for our needs.
The benefits Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn enjoy from the Yale UX series spill over into his individual projects. Items move efficiently around the yard, ready to use for the latest landscaping project or construction of a play area.
The Yale UX series was introduced in 2020 for customers with low intensity applications. Although they can only be used for short periods of time at a time, they are designed to deliver the high levels of efficiency and productivity associated with the Yale product line. The Yale UX series can also be the perfect alternative to a used truck.
“For our customers, offering a new machine for the price of a used machine with extremely attractive features sounds too good to be true – but it is a reality with the Yale UX series. It was the logical choice for many of our customers who approached us looking for a used machine. Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn is reaping the rewards of what they have sown with his investment, and his business is booming, ”concluded Bendix Sperber.
News from the Sea, September 17