Linde Material Handling's Remanufacturing Centre in Velke Bilovice near Brno in the Czech Republic, which was only opened in late 2017, is being expanded. Up to 2,000 trucks per year are to be remanufactured in an area of 6,700 sqm - an expansion of 48%.
Linde's Remanufacturing Centre near Brno
Almost all trucks that are remanufactured in Velke Bilovice are sourced from returns from Linde's own long- and short-term rental fleet. This means that the trucks have been continuously serviced by qualified technicians during their "first forklift life" and have a fully documented service history. Only original Linde spare parts are used for repairs.
In Velke Bilovice, used trucks are remanufactured according to a standardised procedure. Not only is damage repaired, but each vehicle is put through its paces by specially trained specialists and passes through several stations. Once the trucks leave the remanufacturing centre, they meet all the relevant safety requirements of European legislation in the field of handling technology and are awarded the "Approved by Linde" seal of approval.
Christophe Lautray, chief sales and service officer at Linde Material Handling, stresses that "Linde used trucks are a high-quality and cost-effective alternative for our customers". He notes the trucks can also be equipped with additional features such as safety assistance systems.
The number of employees in the Velke Bilovice processing plant has almost doubled to 70 in the last three years.