Kuna Food Service
One of the most successful foodservice companies in the Midwest, Kuna Foodservice (Kuna) has provided quality service to clients, such as restaurants and country clubs, for over 90 years. Originally founded as a family-owned butcher shop, Kuna has developed into the largest independent, privately-owned foodservice company and steak processor in the St. Louis, Missouri, area.
MOVING PRODUCT IN RECORD TIME
Faced with the challenge of a new, 98,000-square-foot distribution facility and operating in a range of environments, Kuna began researching various warehouse products in the marketplace and turned to their local Jungheinrich® dealer for help in redesigning their warehouse fleet.
Kuna agreed to a trial of the Jungheinrich ETV 214 moving mast reach truck and quickly noticed an almost immediate difference in productivity, efficiency and operator comfort. Equipped with 3-phase AC technology, the ETV 214 had significantly faster travel speeds than the previous material handling equipment, allowing operators to more efficiently move goods through Kuna’s facility.
EXPANDING THE FLEET
12 HOUR RUN TIMES
With Jungheinrich’s energy efficient design, the moving mast reach truck operates up to two shifts on a single battery charge in many applications. Kuna’s operators run the lift trucks up to 12 hours at a time before needing to stop and charge the equipment. The regenerative lowering feature, also included on Kuna’s fleet of ETV 214s, includes an enhanced 14 kW hydraulic motor that helps reclaim energy during the lowering process, contributing to greater efficiency.