The aim of the visit, the first of any German ambassador to a Jungheinrich site in the UK, was to improve the exchange of information.

During his visit, the Ambassador learned about the company’s European and global supply chains and its strategy for growth. He attended an engineer training session—an area of huge importance for Jungheinrich UK since their engineers make up 50% of the workforce and are key to keeping their customers’ fleets running. Mr Berger also  learned about  warehouse automation and experienced first-hand a very narrow aisle truck

Ambassador Berger, who was appointed to the UK in May 2022, also found out about the emphasis Jungheinrich UK places on sustainability, which saw it awarded EcoVadis’ highest sustainability certificate, positioning it among the top 1% of the world’s most sustainable companies. The Ambassador learned how Jungheinrich is putting its commitment to sustainability into action with the development of its POWERLine range of trucks, which are carbon neutral to the point of delivery, including the Red Dot Award-winning ERE 225i electric pallet truck.

Luuk Snijders, UK Managing Director of Jungheinrich said, “We were delighted to welcome the German Ambassador to Milton Keynes. We are extremely proud of Jungheinrich’s position as a global leader in intralogistics innovation, and we were pleased to be able to share our strategy for the future with him.

About Jungheinrich UK Ltd:

Jungheinrich UK Ltd is one of the top three leading intralogistics providers in the UK, generating a turnover of over £200 million annually. With a team of more than 800 dedicated and highly experienced employees operating from four locations across the UK, Jungheinrich offers the industry’s widest range of intralogistics solutions, including high energy efficiency pallet trucks, stackers, counterbalance trucks, order pickers and more in 600+ truck variants, new or fully refurbished.

A full intralogistics solutions provider, Jungheinrich excels in automation, racking systems, warehouse planning and financial services and operates one of the largest forklift rental fleets in the UK, all connected by a 500-employee strong customer service support network.

The company is a division of the Jungheinrich AG Group, which has direct sales companies in 40 countries and operates through a partner network in a further 80 countries. Jungheinrich employs 19,000 people worldwide and generated consolidated revenue of €4.2 billion in 2021.