Renze Display Designs, is a renowned company that has provided displays, graphics, and other exhibits for more than 100 years. 129 to be exact. After slowly transitioning electric to propane forklift, the mentioned companies drastically improved their equipment reliability, productivity, and everything in between.
Brian Meusch, senior exhibit manager at Renze confirms that their previous forklifts somehow put extra stress with regard to meeting deadlines. Sometimes, they would run out of battery in the workplace; far from their warehouse’s charging facility. At one time, their forklift even failed to carry a display from a ramp to their storage on their building’s second floor. “Electric forklifts were not a good fit for us” Meusch says. “We actually burned up one trying to get trying to get up and down a ramp,” he added.
The company needed heavy equipment that can help them haul approximately 5,000 pounds of materials. The long list includes kitchen sets, rolls of fabric, modern woodworking, and many others. To beat their shipping deadlines, their forklift trucks had to be able to run late into the night and again early the next day. When Renze consolidated their production and warehouse facilities, they standardised around propane-powered lift trucks.
After the move, their personnel reported that their forklift trucks were able to operate within full power. This, until they ran out of fuel and refueling did not use up its power after long hours of recharging. The enterprise stores their propane tanks (9) on site and their propane retailer refills them when fuel use encounter changes, which depend on the amount of client orders.
“A company’s brand is always on the line,” says Doug Buchanan, Renze owner and president. “All of the propane we use is vital to the type of work that we do. It just works well for our size of operation.”