Three reliable heavy goods lifts supporting an experienced transportation company
Resilient, flexible and reliable lift solutions enable logistics services in Zurich
In 2018, Welti-Furrer approached Lödige Industries to install three OLYMPUS heavy goods lifts at their newly build logistics facility in Dielsdorf near Zurich. Logistics service providers and transportation companies are two important service providers across the globe. They ensure that all goods are always reliably and safely in the right place at the right time. Welti-Furrer has been on the road since 1838. As one of the oldest transport companies, Welti-Furrer relies on over 180 years of experience and is therefore very familiar with the central challenges and requirements of lift solutions.
Dielsdorf near Zurich, Switzerland
Long-term advantages with resilient lift solutions
Forklift drivers in logistics centres work highly efficient and at a fast pace. Therefore, it is not possible to completely avoid damage to the facility equipment. However, a large part of the damage can be avoided through intelligent planning of the lift solution. One of the main reasons why Welti-Furrer decided for lift solutions from Lödige Industries is the generic strong resilience of the OLYMPUS heavy goods lift.
In addition, other aspects of the lift design were optimised in order to further increase the robustness of the lifts. The wall soffits in the prefabricated concrete shafts were intentionally built smaller than the clear cabin width, thus protecting the whole cabin floor from damage. The outer trays are offset inwards so that they are protected from damage by forklift trucks or similar.
Flexible use thanks to integrated card reading system
Next to the resilience of the installed heavy goods lifts, the local service team from Lödige Industries ensures high reliability at any time.
Furthermore, in order to maintain the highest flexibility standards, the installed OLYMPUS heavy goods lifts were equipped with an internal card reading system. This functionality allows Welti-Furrer to define individual access rights for their employees.
Facts and figures
2x 5000 kg, 1x 6000 kg
Lifting height & Stops:
13.7 m & 17.8 m, 3 & 5 stops
0.3 m/s & 0.15 m/s
2.1 x 4.0 x 2.5m (WxLxH),
3 x 6.8 x 3.4 m (WxLxH)
"We chose the goods lifts from Lödige because they are known for their great reliability, low maintenance and the good service that Lödige provides. We are very satisfied with the usability and the technology. Since they have been in operation, we have never had any problems with these lifts."
- Thomas Aebischer, Manager – Welti-Furrer Fine Art AG/ Welti-Furrer Immobilien AG
- Welti-Furrer decided for lift solutions from Lödige Industries because of the generic strong resilience of the OLYMPUS heavy goods lift.
- Several aspects of the lift design, such as the wall soffits and outer trays were optimised in order to further increase the robustness of the lifts.
- The local service team from Lödige Industries ensures high reliability at any time.
- The integrated card reading system allows Welti Furrer to define flexibly use the goods lifts.