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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Traigo80 wins design award Mjölby, Sweden The 6 to 8 T model of the Toyota Traigo80 heavy-duty electric forklift has been awarded with the German Design Award for outstanding design quality. The awards are international prizes awarded by the German Design Council to honour unique design trends. The Traigo80 was selected as the winner of the ‘Excellent Product Design’ category, becoming the first counterbalance forklift from Toyota Material Handling to receive ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Baar, Switzerland CEVA Logistics has appointed Milton Tadeau Pimenta as managing director of its Australia and New Zealand cluster. Currently head of contract logistics in South America for the company, Pimenta will take up his position in January 2019, reporting directly to the CEO, Xavier Urbain. He takes over from Carlos Velez Rodriguez, who is leaving CEVA to pursue other career opportunities but who will work with Pimenta to ensure a smooth handover. ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
A farmer was crushed by his forklift and died after his Jack Russell dog moved a lever inside the vehicle. According to a media report on the recent inquest, Derek Mead, 70, had stopped the vehicle at his property in Hewish in the UK to open a gate when the accident occurred. The farmer failed to apply the handbrake on the flat land, after he put the forklift into neutral and left the engine running. The inquest heard evidence that Mead’s pet dog, which was inside the cab at the time, m ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Essex-based logistics specialist SLi is saving time and money – and expects to increase revenue – after purchasing a fleet of seven 2.5 T Mitsubishi GRENDiA FD25N forklifts for its distribution centre in Colchester. Every day, the site handles hundreds of expensive, heavy pallets of premium granite, quartz and other stone products, in addition to fulfilling SLi’s responsibilities as a major Palletways partner. Like in any logistics distribution centre, SLi’s forklift movements at Colcheste ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in forklift operations, according to a warning from RTITB. “All too often, lift truck incidents hit the headlines,” says Laura Nelson, managing director for RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Recently, we have seen several cases where agency workers or temporary employees have been involved in ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
James Drury ‘Jim’ Schell passed away last week in Bronson Battle Creek after suffering a heart attack. Jim was born on December 12, 1927 in Niles, Michigan to Otis George and Edna Mae (Wright) Schell. He grew up on a farm in Jones, Michigan, graduated from Three Rivers High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture and Engineering from Michigan State University. The materials handling industry will remember Jim from his various roles at Clark Equipment Company, where he spent m ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Wisconsin Lift Truck, a member of Wolter Group LLC, has opened a new service centre in West Salem, Wisconsin. The new facility offers local La Crosse area businesses a wide variety of materials handling products and solutions, including forklifts, aerial lifts, pallet racking, a robust parts department and a full rental fleet. The facility will offer around-the-clock service to local industry, servicing forklifts of all sizes, aerial lifts, sweeper/scrubbers and other equipment. There is als ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Twenty years have passed since Crown Equipment Corporation launched its Wave Work Assist Vehicle, designed to bring safety and flexibility to applications where ladders, scaffolding and work platforms are typically used to access high places. Better known as the Wave, the Crown Work Assist Vehicle is still widely used by workers stocking small loads and products in busy, confined spaces, as well as picking and order fulfilment. The Wave can travel and lift simultaneously, so operators can mo ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 29 November 2018
French retailer Carrefour has deployed 137 Plug Power GenDrive-powered STILL electric forklifts at its supply chain distribution centre in Vendin-le-Vieil, France. The Vendin-le-Vieil facility, a critical arm within Carrefour’s logistics networks in France, receives, stores and distributes merchandise destined for stores in the region. Carrefour is the second-largest retailer in the world, serving 13 million customers internationally every day. Through the use of Plug Power’s GenDrive ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Yale Europe Materials Handling has strengthened its presence in Turkey with the appointment of QuickLift Mak. as the exclusive dealer for Yale solutions in the region. James Newman, area business director for the Middle East and Africa at Yale, says: “QuickLift’s expertise will help guide our growth in the Turkish market and ensure Yale products are available as widely as possible.” QuickLift aims to establish an extensive network of sales and aftersales support across Turkey, providing t ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Buildbase supports Royal British Legion Stoke-on-Trent, UK Buildbase – one of the UK’s fastest-growing builders’ merchants with over 165 branches nationwide – has taken delivery of a specially commissioned JCB Teletruk featuring a patriotic Union Jack paint finish. The truck was supplied by APC Forks, operator of the largest hire fleet of JCB Teletruks in the UK. Each year APC commissions a Teletruk with a unique livery and donates a percentage of the truck’ ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
The first Demag AC 45 City crane in Germany has been delivered to cranes service provider Merkel Autokrane from the Franconian town of Schlüsselfeld. The crane was handed over at Merkel’s premises by Terex Cranes sales manager Thomas Keckeis. General manager Günther Merkel and crane operator Oliver Lieb were there to receive their seventh Demag crane in the company’s extensive fleet. “We have plenty of experience with its predecessor, the AC 40 City, which we have been extremely happy with fo ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Norwegian access and lifting equipment specialist Hybeko has developed a specialist Tunnel 3390 RT scissor lift based on a Genie rough-terrain unit. The Hybeko Tunnel 3390 RT scissor lift combines minimal exhaust emissions with two modes of operation (tunnel and standard) in a single unit. The new Hybeko Tunnel lift is already a popular choice among rental customers in Norway. Espen Johannessen, Hybeko chief executive, says: “With more tunnels opening each year, in addition to an exten ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
With over 140 exhibitors, 30-plus hours of conference presentations, more than 80 speakers and over 7,000 visitors, organisers are describing last week’s Intermodal Europe a huge success. The attendance in Rotterdam was the highest on record. The Intermodal Europe conference program focused on the ongoing transformation of the industry. Key topics included new opportunities for financing in the sector, the development of inland markets across Europe, smart shipping, new technologies and a ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
A 62-year-old worker was in a serious condition in hospital following an accident at Chestnut Building Centres in Wavertree. The employee suffered multiple injuries including fractured ribs and sternum. It was initially believed that the injured man had been hit by the forklift, but it has been confirmed he was driving it at the time of the incident. It appears that the worker was loading sand onto a lorry when the forklift he was operating keeled over. Police interviewed witnesses a ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has recognised some of its members at the recent inaugural LEEA Awards 2018. At an event in Milton Keynes, eight awards were presented: Apprentice of the Year: A joint award went to Laurence James of Calder Lifting Services Limited and James Hume of William Hackett Lifting Products Limited. Customer Service: Service Through Knowledge – Ranger Lifting-Rigging-Safety. Innovative Product of the Year: Industrial Training International (ITI) ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Southern African Hyster dealer BHBW (previously Barloworld Handling) has strengthened its electric Hyster range with the introduction of two rider tow tractors designed to enhance efficiencies in automotive manufacturing and other line-feed operations. Capable of towing up to 7 and 8 T, respectively, the new Hyster T7.OHS3 three-wheel and T8.OHS4 four-wheel tow tractors are ideally suited to the manufacturing and engineering industries and for any type of line-feed application. “Tow tract ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have traditionally been small players in the materials handling industry, but not any more. Melissa Barnett looks at the changing face of the AGV market and some of the factors that are enabling the once-niche sector to expand beyond the factory floor. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 22 November 2018
The latest Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Monthly Confidence Index has fallen, dropping in November to 58.5 from 63.2 in October. Some of the fall is attributed to uncertainty before the US midterm elections. Just over 10% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, down from 18.5% in October. There was an even bigger drop in respondents believing demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures will increase ov ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association), has called on members to contact their MPs and voice support for the Government’s latest Brexit deal, announced last week. “While recognising that the withdrawal agreement tabled by the Government is not perfect and includes areas of compromise, if this is the mechanism that allows us to get over the line into a transition agreement, we welcome it,” he says. “The PM is in an impossible position in trying to carry everyone w ... [ Read more ]
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