Bob’s Discount Furniture, started in 1991, has over 40 stores throughout New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey and New Hampshire. Their unique approach to TV and radio advertising has built strong brand awareness and customer satisfaction through its comfortable shopping environment and commitment to customer service.
The 55 acre Taftville, CT site supports the ever growing furniture retailer’s warehouse and distribution needs. In order to increase efficiency and reduce product damage within the distribution center, Bob’s turned to Abel Womack and Raymond for equipment to meet its goals.
Abel Womack assesed the needs of the 900,000 SF warehouse and distribution center and recommended Raymond Model 5500 Orderpickers equipped with AC technology. The new Raymond lift trucks provided fast and measurable improvements to the operation of the center.
- Raymond orderpicker lift trucks equipped with AC technology were capable of 22 hours of run time. Bob’s was able to make significant productivity gains per shift.
- Raymond AC technology is sophisticated and reliable. Many repair or maintenance issues are handled on site, reducing downtime for the lift trucks.
- The clear view mast increased operator efficiency while decreasing damage to products and equipment.