aA
At the beginning of March, innovative forklift-sharing service will be launched in the territory of Kaunas Free Economic Zone. Alwark company, which has been providing loading and warehousing services as well as sales and rent of equipment in the Baltic countries has decided to establish a forklift sharing point where companies operating in Kaunas Free Economic Zone will be able to rent a forklift without any middlemen.
Kaunas Free Economic Zone
Kaunas Free Economic Zone
© Bendrovės archyvas

Idea dictated by the market

"When analyzing our clients' needs, we have noticed that there are companies that don't need to use the machine often, so it is not worth for them to buy their own equipment. Other companies experience rush hours or their equipment breaks down, and it is very difficult to hire a forklift quickly for a day or a half day. That is how the idea to set up a quick and convenient solution - a forklift sharing point in places with a high number of companies - was born," Aistė Šimkienė, Alwark marketing director explains. According to her, the idea is not new, but the decision itself in the market of forklift renting is modern and progressive.

The idea was supported not only by Kaunas Free Economic Zone's administration but also by the head of Skubios siuntos company renowned for its innovativeness. The director of the company proposed to set up a forklift sharing point in his territory.

Rent without middlemen

Companies operating in the territory of Kaunas Free Economic Zone will be able to rent a modern Linde E16P Li-ion forklift with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery without any middlemen. Forklift's Linde Connect system automatically records its working hours, impacts and accidents, and sends all the error and fault codes to Alwark service.

The service is easy to use: the electronic key provided allows you to pick up and return a 1,600 kg electric forklift with a modern safety system.

"We believe that the service which doesn't have similar forklift renting point examples in the market will bring an added value to the companies located in Kaunas Free Economic Zone, especially, since most of the 65 industrial entities here engage in production or logistics/distribution services," says Vytautas Petružis, the director of Kaunas Free Economic Zone management company.

Currently, the system is being tested, and to encourage companies to test both the principle of rent and the forklift itself, the service providers will give the first three hours of forklift use for free until the 1st of April.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

Tax revenue 15 percent short of target in March

The Lithuanian central government's tax revenue fell around 15 percent short of the target in March,...

Avia Solutions Group bought Bluebird Nordic

On the 24th of January 2020, Avia Solutions Group signed an agreement with BB Holding EHF for the...

GetJet Airlines set to lay off 370 employees

Lithuania's wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airlines has given lay-off notices to 370...

Avalanche of ideas developed in 'Hack the Crisis' hackathon

One of the most important tasks for hackathon organizers was to identify the most pressing issues,...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

Lithuania counts 771 confirmed coronavirus cases

On Saturday morning there were 771 confirmed coronavirus cases in Lithuania. On Friday, 75 new...

"Take my kids": children from social risk families, elderly suffer from quarantine

Children from social risk families and elderly people have become even more vulnerable during the...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina