Warehouse automation in demand as driver shortage extends to forklift trucks


 

An exceptional shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment to optimise the efficiency of their warehouse intralogistics processes. We hear a lot about the problems caused by the present lack of HGV drivers but the scarcity of qualified MHE operators is just as much of an issue for many UK supply chains. A recent study by Logistics UK showed that in 2019, 79,000 EU nationals left the UK logistics industry […]