The January/February edition of Glass Magazine has just been released. This edition has a special feature on the glass and window market. A magazine survey showed that 33% of glass fabricators have future capital acquisition plans for "Handling equipment / trucks".
33%? Only one in three have any future plans for purchasing factory handling equipment like cranes, trolleys, and tables? Or vehicles for deliveries or site work?
Am I right in thinking that the majority of the industry has no plans for taking advantage of the opportunities for continual improvement offered by simple factory handling equipment and modern transportation? Benefits include time savings, reductions in damage and hence rework times and costs, and better health and safety.
I'm gobsmacked to think that only one in three glass and window companies have "future capital acquisition plans" in these areas. Certainly within the customer base we service this is not the case.