Case Study

Bearings Limited

HILO Materials Handling Group assisted with the layout and provided Bearings Limited with six Hyster lift trucks.



Bearings Limited, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a third generation family-owned business. Founded in 1947, Bearings Limited is dedicated to providing bearing and power transmission distributors with high-quality products, competitive pricing and a level of service unmatched in the industry.

Bearings Limited moved into a 140,000-square-foot facility and needed assistance with the layout to optimize effectiveness.

HILO Materials Handling Group assisted with the layout and provided Bearings Limited with six Hyster lift trucks.


Jeff Feldman has 30 years of experience with Bearings Limited. Aware of the company’s growing success, Feldman realized that they needed a larger, first-class facility that could serve as both a warehouse to inventory products, as well as the company’s worldwide headquarters.

 In 2009, the company moved into a 140,000-square-foot facility in Hauppauge, which now serves as the anchor for the company’s seven nationwide distribution centers. Moving into the facility was the easy part–deciding on the warehouse layout to quickly, conveniently and successfully navigate more than 30,000 parts was another story.


HILO sent a representative to the warehouse and after a walkthrough of the facility, suggested building narrower aisles that would enable more products to be stored in a given space.

The warehouse layout incorporated:

  • Battery storage racks so that replacement batteries would not take up valuable floor space.
  • Clean battery-changing or battery-replacement stations with barriers were also incorporated in order to protect the stations from damaging dirt and debris.
  • Six electric Hyster lift trucks - two J40ZT sit-down electric trucks, two B60ZAC walkie lift trucks, and two V30ZMU turret trucks, all of which are operated anually.


The 140,000-square-foot facility that HILO helped design for Bearings Limited provides the company with the space, tools and equipment necessary to successfully handle current demand and future increases in inventory.

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