Flexi Narrow Aisle design, manufacture & market the award winning Flexi AC articulated trucks
30 years of Flexi Truck VNA innovation and development
Narrow Aisle has since 1976 been a pioneer of very narrow aisle (VNA) warehouse truck design and development. Today our Flexi Digital range is distributed worldwide through a fully supported distributor network from the company’s manufacturing plants through hubs in the UK (Europe), USA (Americas), Taiwan (East Asia) and in over 70 countries worldwide.
Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the Flexi articulated warehouse truck concept in 1990, it has gone on to become the most popular type of truck on the market. The front-wheel-drive articulated concept we developed has become the global standard, our product has provided many benefits for warehouse customers.
Over 12,000 Flexi units have been built and shipped throughout the world, with many intralogistics customers in North America, Asia and Europe recognising the space-saving and efficiency benefits. The exceptional cost savings that can be achieved are now recognised globally.
Over recent years, the Flexi Truck range has been developed significantly and can now lift loads weighing over 2.5 tonnes and lift to heights of over 14 metres with six distinctive model types available.
Although Flexi Narrow Aisle’s customers are involved in the storage and handling of many different products – from FMCG, foodstuffs and beverages to automotive – they all share at least one common aim: the need to maximize efficiency within their warehousing operation by increasing throughput and making the most of all the space that is available.
The Flexi VNA solution provides a space-efficient storage solution by eliminating dead aisle space required by traditional counterbalance forklifts, masts, reach trucks or guided Man Up VNA trucks. Depending on the building, the Flexi trucks can increase usable storage space between 25% and 50%, and by eliminating double handling make material handling operations significantly more efficient, reducing the cost per pallet stored and truck numbers and operators. Flexi trucks can work in aisles just 1.6M (ISO 1m) or 2.0M (EURO 1.2m) deep and transfer aisles of less than 3 metres, enabling warehouse layouts to be substantially improved.
The Flexi articulated truck is equally at home working outside the warehouse pallet racks in loading dock areas. It is able to operate a complete ‘road to rack’ function, eliminating time-consuming double pallet handling, and the cost of a separate counterbalance truck outside or into the back of a semi-trailer, enabling Flexi Digital to cut overall handling costs by up to 50%.