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Yokohama HPT Ltd is the UK distributor of passenger car, 4x4 and motorsport tires from Japanese manufacturer Yokohama, along with replacement alloy wheels from TSW, MAK and several marquee-specific ranges. Supplying to the retail trade, Yokohama HPT Ltd has built its products into market-leading brands, enjoying particular success in the high performance car sector.
Yokohama HPT Ltd recently moved into its new 108,000-sq.ft facility, capable of accommodating around 200,000 tires to meet the growing demand for its products. To cope with these increasing stock levels, Yokohama HPT needed to find some rugged and robust barcode scanning devices. The company also needed to ensure that the chosen device could work with its current WMS, could efficiently scan the barcodes and help maintain the stock accuracy that is an essential part of Yokohama HPT service to its demanding customer base.
Yokohama HPT Ltd turned to Datalogic and after some extensive testing and evaluation, selected the Skorpio™ thanks to it's user friendly interface, bright, easy to read screen and ergonomic yet, rugged design. Another key component in the selection of the Datalogic solution was Datalogic staff's willingness to assist the company with technical integration and its competence in the field of barcode scanning and mobile computing.
The time it takes Yokohama HPT Ltd to perform its annual stock take has been reduced dramatically, and accurate picking and dispatch of tires for its UK reseller base has sped up incredibly. Andy Lane, Warehouse Manager for Yokohama HPT Ltd explained: "We have been impressed with the Skorpio's performance in our new warehouse. Our dedicated warehouse operators have found the mobile computer easy to use and they complement our other modern technologies. We have also been very pleased with the support from Datalogic's staff. They are always happy to help us with any enquiry we have."