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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.

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Frequently asked questions
concerning order picking

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions

What’s the right order picking solution for my work?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Picking sheet materials, decors, etc., is a highly demanding task. The materials need to be brought from A to B accurately, quickly, and without getting damaged. Only in this way will sheets, decors, and other wood-based materials get to their destination safely and unscathed so that the next steps in the process can kick in without a hitch. We try to recommend the most appropriate solution to our customers based on an analysis of their requirements on site. HUBTEX offers a wide range of solutions for this. On our Order Picking microsite, we explain how we go about selecting the most suitable system and provide an overview of the most important order picking systems together with their benefits and drawbacks. As a specialist in handling long, heavy, and bulky goods, we use a checklist to tell users what they need to be aware of when choosing their ideal solution. For anyone who’s interested, the relevant microsite is also available as a whitepaper:

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Long goods order picker from HUBTEX 


Sheet picker from HUBTEX


When does it make sense to use vacuum suction devices to pick orders?

There are three key factors in play here. First, vacuum suction devices help to reduce damage to goods. By using vacuum suction technology, heavy loads are moved safely and the risk of damage due to incorrect handling is minimized. Second, wood-based materials are getting ever larger and heavier, meaning that they can often no longer be picked manually. Third, they are essential in order to automate processes for picking sheet materials.