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Tuesday, 1 May 2018
KION Group has continued its run of growth despite significant negative currency effects in the first three months of 2018. Orders for the quarter rose by 4.1% while revenue was up by 2.4% to EUR1.843 billion (USD2.234 billion) in the first three months of 2018. Net income increased by a substantial 73.1% from January to March. "We demonstrated once again in the first quarter of 2018 that the KION Group has excellent foundations," says CEO Gordon Riske. "Our KION 2027 strategy, which ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Helsinki, Finland Ilari Kallio has been appointed chief digital officer at Konecranes. He starts in his new position on June 18, 2018 and reports to Juha Pankakoski, executive vice president, technologies. Kallio joins Konecranes from Wärtsilä, where he was director, digitalisation, for one of the marine business units. Kallio has experience from leading large technology functions, developing new digital business models and building innovation ecosy ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
By Allan Leibowitz The rapid growth of electric forklifts was very much in evidence at MODEX 2018, with most manufacturers showing electric models, but nowhere was it more obvious than among the plethora of battery and charger exhibitors. Navitas Systems president Mil Ovan, on hand to extol the virtues of lithium-ion technology, stresses that not all lithium batteries are equal, and cites the control circuit as an example. He says some rivals use a cheap off-the shelf controller board ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
H&K Equipment, a Pittsburgh-based forklift and materials handling equipment distributor, has become the authorised Taylor Machine Works dealer for Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, and Garrett and Allegany counties in Maryland. H&K Equipment will now provide all sales, service and support for Taylor products in these areas. H&K Equipment's affiliate company, Taylor Northeast, already represents Taylor forklifts in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
HIAB, the leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, has opened a London sales and service depot in Bishop’s Stortford. As well as acting as a base for its team of mobile service engineers, HIAB’s new London depot – the largest within its national UK network – will offer its new and existing customers a permanent presence in the region, which is part of HIAB’s strategy to bring its business much closer to those of its customers. “At a time when customers’ operations are at ful ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
For the first time in IFOY history, two finalists tied for a title at the 2018 awards ceremony held on the opening evening of CeMAT in Hannover: the ECE 225 from Jungheinrich and the Wegard Trail from the Hamburg start-up Wegard took out top honours in the Warehouse Truck of the Year category. Witron Logistik + Informatik of Parkstein, Germany triumphed in the Integrated Warehouse Solution category for its Migros Distribution Center Suhr in Switzerland. The new RX 20 from Hamburg-based ST ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) has announced the launch of an eCommerce website for equipment sales. Toyota Forklifts has started selling hand pallet trucks (HPT) online and launched a dedicated website “to meet the evolving needs of customers who prefer to interact and transact online”. While orders are placed online, they are fulfilled by local dealer. Delivery is guaranteed within four business days and includes free assembly. HPT eCommerce is TMHU’s first step in building a co ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Integrated Logistics Co. KSCS in Kuwait has extended its fleet with two new crawler cranes from Liebherr. Integrated Logistics is the largest crane hire company in Kuwait and one of the biggest in the Middle East. The company is expanding its fleet with an order of two brand new Liebherr machines - LR 1300 crawler cranes with derrick booms. In May 2018, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH will deliver the cranes to Kuwait and Qatar, where the crane hire company has a subsidiary. Each crane is f ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Kalmar is introducing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution for transporting containers between quayside and landside operations. The new Kalmar FastCharge AGV is the latest milestone in Kalmar's successful 20-year track record of delivering innovative fully automated container-handling solutions to leading terminals around the world. The Kalmar FastCharge AGV is constructed on an optimised steel platform that can carry one or two 20-foot containers, one 40- or one 45-foot container, a ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that models across its top-selling Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks are now available with the option of lithium-ion battery power. The new battery source means Flexi AC Lithium trucks require zero battery maintenance. Lithium power also reduces charge times to one or two hours, even if the battery is fully discharged. In addition, the Flexi AC Lithium battery’s ability to distribute consistent power levels each hour means maximum warehouse throu ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist Riwal is investing EUR88 million (USD107 million) in its fleet during 2018. About 75% of the investment will be for fleet expansion, supporting Riwal’s international growth strategy. The remainder of the investment is for fleet renewal. Over 3,000 new aerial work platforms and telehandlers will be purchased from a range of high quality brands, including JLG, Genie, Skyjack and Holland Lift. The investment includes boom l ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Fairview, Oregon, USA Cascade Corporation has announced the promotion of Davide Roncari, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of president. Roncari brings more than 20 years of materials handling industry experience to his new position. He joined Cascade Corporation in 2003 when Cascade acquired Roncari Srl, an Italian-based European manufacturer of forklift attachments. Prior to assuming his current role, Roncari ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) recently announced the winners of the President’s Award which recognises the top Toyota forklift dealers around the country annually. The award recognises the top dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations. The 15 winners, who were announced at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting last month, will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to Iceland in June. “The de ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
By Allan Leibowitz Organisers are describing last week’s MODEX gathering as the most successful to date, with attendance expected to hit 30,000 when the tally is complete. MHI CEO George W. Prest says the fourth edition of the Atlanta show expanded to around 280,000 sqft. (26,000 sqm) and over 900 exhibits. The numbers, however, only tell half the story and Prest says he was struck by the energy at the event. The biggest change over the four editions, he says, is the t ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Linde Material Handling has launched a Surround View multi-camera safety system for forklifts. Linde claims its new safety solution goes beyond the bird view system solutions used in automobiles. The image display is still based on live data from cameras mounted around the truck, but instead of a single overall image, the system generates a front, a rear and two lateral fields of vision. The big advantage of this solution is that the camera views are displayed 1:1 as a split screen on the mon ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has launched the Riwal Rental App. The app allows customers to browse, reserve and schedule aerial work platforms in a seamless process. The Riwal Rental App is part of the company’s digital strategy to enhance customer connectivity and engage in new markets. The app includes live-chat functionality. In addition, customers with an Access4U customer portal account can easily manage their entire rental activity in the app. Ul ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Liebherr has added an all-electric model to its mobile harbour crane range. All crane movements on the new LPS 420 E, like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling, are done by electric motors. As the LPS 420 E is a member of the LHM series, it is also characterised by high modularity. It can be used to handle various types of cargo, from containers to bulk, general cargo and heavy lifts up to 124 T. The forward-looking machine is designed for ports and terminals with an electrical i ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
DINOlift has appointed RBG Inc of Raymond, New Hampshire as its new distributor in the United States. The appointment reflects the move from a single distributor model towards more regional presence in the market where new distributors provide regional support for the complete DINOlift product range. “The momentum for the DINOlift range already created within the past three years can be fully utilised with the new strategy, and customers will benefit from a more regional product support, ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
KION North America Corporation this month honoured its top dealers based on 2017 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Topgolf Atlanta. Bravo Montacargas received the top honour, the President's Award, for achieving the highest total combined sales for forklifts and parts. The Palmetto Award was awarded to KION North America dealers who met or exceeded their annual market plan goals: AD Lift Truck Binner-Peters Equipment Corp. Bohnert Equipment Bravo Montacargas Capital I ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
HELI Americas has recognised the achievements of a number of its dealers based on their performance in 2017. The dealers receiving these awards were: North Central Region Top Dealership: Midway Industrial Equipment, Sugar Grove, IL Most Improved Dealership: Industrial Repair Service of Wausau, Schofield, WI North East Region Top Dealership: Eagle Lift Truck, Trenton, NJ Most Improved Dealership: Material Handling Specialists, Uhrichsville, OH South East Region< ... [ Read more ]
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