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Board and door order pickers

Manufacturers, dealers and processing companies – they all have logistical value chains which involve the order picking of heavy and bulky sheet stock. This is because valuable wood sheets and decors in particular must arrive damage-free at the next production step or end customer. Today, there is a whole range of solutions for this complex process: from manual order picking by employees to fully automated logistics systems. It is therefore particularly important for decision-makers to have an overview of the systems available on the market and to be familiar with the decisive factors when selecting the right solution.
Another variant for applications with a high rate of turnover are the EZK order picking platforms, as they can pick from both sides of a rack aisle

  •      saving up to 80% of time 
  •      quick and safely 
  •      efficient use of resources
  •      reduced damage to goods, less breakage
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Optimum order picking solution

We meet your challenge – the removal of heavy and bulky wood materials from the racks and their transport for loading poses numerous challenges for logisticians.  
HUBTEX vehicles give you a picking solution that is tailored to your individual needs and economically beneficial.  


You will find the right solution here

Our order pickers with electric drive can be divided into four different product groups.


Electric multidirectional sideloader with removable order picking platform

The conventional electric multidirectional sideloader can be extended with a removable platform in the KP model. When stacking, the multidirectional sideloader is controlled as usual from the cab. For order picking, all functions are controlled directly from the platform. 

Picking sheets in the timber industry using a HUBTEX platform
Picking sheets with HUBTEX

Electric multidirectional sideloader with vacuum suction device

The VK model can be used as a conventional electric multidirectional sideloader for the stacking of complete packs and, with vacuum suction device, for the order picking of individual customer orders. With the HUBTEX VK, individual sheets are sucked up in the rack compartment and deposited on the forks of the truck until completion of the consignment. The picked goods can then be loaded directly by means of the lift truck.


The electric multidirectional twosided order picker of the MK series is mainly used for the storage and order picking of doors and frames in panel racks. Whether with vacuum suction device, support telescopic table or multidirectional steering, our forklift always adapts optimally to the conditions on site due to the wide range of applications.

The MK order picking platform in operation
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The EZK models are pure order picking platforms. Whether in the 2-mast or scissor lift version, order picking of wooden panels is possible on both sides of the aisle with these vehicles.


The transport of high-quality sheet materials requires maximum precision. By using vacuum suction technology, heavy loads can be moved safely and the risk of damage due to incorrect handling is reduced.

Der HUBTEX EZK 35 beim Einfahren in einen Schmalgang

Frequently asked questions
concerning order picking

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is the right picking solution for my application?

Unfortunately there is no general answer to this question. The demands on the commissioning of panel materials, decors, etc. are high. The materials must be brought from A to B gently, precisely and quickly. Only in this way can boards, decors and other wood materials reach their destination safely and without damage, so that the next process steps can follow seamlessly. Based on an analysis of your requirements on site, we try to give our customers a recommendation for the appropriate solution. Hubtex has a broad portfolio of different solutions for this. On our microsite we explain our approach to selecting the right system and give an overview of the most important order picking systems and their advantages and disadvantages. As a specialist in the handling of long, heavy and bulky goods, we use a checklist to inform users about the criteria they should pay attention to when selecting the right solution. Interested parties can find the microsite on this topic as well as the whitepaper. 

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Long goods order picker from HUBTEX 


Sheet picker from HUBTEX


When does it make sense to use vacuum cups for picking?

Three aspects play an important role here. Firstly, vacuum cups help to reduce damage to the goods. In addition, the dimensions and weight of wood-based materials are becoming increasingly heavy and it is therefore often no longer possible to pick them by hand. On the other hand, they are the prerequisite for automating picking processes of panel materials?