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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Mjolby, Sweden Toyota Material Handling Europe has appointed Jan Lorenz as the new managing director of Toyota Material Handling Deutschland. Hamburg-born Lorenz, aged 45, with an international career at Jungheinrich on his CV, is now returning to Germany. For several years, he has held senior positions in the US market, where he developed a dealer network and later was in charge of the direct sales organisation before returning to Germany as vice presiden ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Hyster-Yale has followed the lead of Crown Equipment Corporation and announced price increases for its forklifts. Separate statements for the Yale and Hyster brands indicate that the price of products up to 19,000 lb. (8,600 kg) will rise on November 1. “Steadily increasing costs from freight providers, struggling with crippling driver shortages and demands for high salaries, and the ripple effect of recently imposed tariffs on steel, aluminium and durable goods have resulted in escalating ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
A Dublin jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure after a 33-year-old delivery driver was crushed by a forklift as he walked through a warehouse while waiting to load construction materials. The case stems from the March 2014 death of Sergei Piller, who was originally from Estonia but living at Adamstown in Lucan, from catastrophic crush injuries in the incident. The Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Authority and by gardai. Cons ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
MH Equipment, based in Peoria, Illinois, has assumed responsibility for Yale brand forklifts in Iowa and north western parts of Illinois from Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Torrance Equipment. The acquisition means MH Equipment now represents both the Hyster and Yale brands in the Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, and Quad Cities markets. "Torrance, under Steve Gallagher's leadership, has been a successful Yale dealership for more than 20 years and has built a large and loyal customer ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 27 September 2018
Scot JCB has opened a new depot in Edinburgh – over six times the size of its predecessor and set to bring several new jobs to the region. Located in Sighthill, the new facility follows a massive investment by Scot JCB to further enhance its service to customers across the east of Scotland. New roles created by the move will include engineers, parts advisors and apprentices. Strategically positioned near the main road network, the new Edinburgh base gives motorway access via the M8 to cen ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 27 September 2018
Kalmar has signed a contract with DP World Southampton to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers for use at its container terminal. The Southampton agreement also includes maintenance and operator training as well as six months of on-site maintenance support. The value of the order was not disclosed. DP World Southampton is the UK port of choice for many global leaders in the container shipping industry. Thanks to its strategic location on the UK's south coast, it is an ideal first or last p ... [ Read more ]
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Friday, 21 September 2018
The European materials handling market has performed extremely well, but will it survive geo-political uncertainties and mounting trade tensions? Allan Leibowitz reports on the resilience of a number of manufacturers. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Terex Cranes has appointed Arcomet as its authorised distributor for tower cranes in Germany. Arcomet will provide equipment sales for the full range of Terex flat top and luffing jib tower cranes. Arcomet has offices in Zülpich near Cologne, Niemegk near Berlin and Negenborn near Hannover. The Belgian crane specialist has invested significantly in experienced sales forces for the German market. “We are more than proud to have Arcomet as our distributor in Germany,” says Marco Gentili ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
XL Lifts has partnered with Wiggins Lift Company to distribute the Wiggins Yard eBull. Wiggins claims its Yard eBull is the first commercialised large-capacity, zero-emissions forklift manufactured exclusively in the United States. With capacity from 30,000 - 70,000 lb. (13,500 – 31,00 kg), the Wiggins Yard eBull is powered by fast-charging lithium-ion battery technology from Thor Trucks, the company selected by UPS to power a portion of its fleet of electric delivery trucks. Wiggins ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
After half a year in operation, Transnet SOC is very satisfied with its seven Liebherr LRS 545 reachstackers. In daily operation, the machines have to withstand the harsh maritime conditions in the port of Durban, and over the past months, they have mastered this task with flying colours. In December of 2017, Transnet ordered seven reachstackers, which were dispatched in February from the manufacturing site in Sunderland, Great Britain. Thanks to the professional on-site assembly by qualified ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Yale has presented a new version of its Veracitor VX forklift. The Gold Edition made its debut at the ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany on 19 and 20 September. Based on the trusted Veracitor VX, the Gold Edition forklift includes a feature bundle designed to enhance productivity while reducing overall maintenance costs, along with an extended warranty. Product manager Karen Calver says the Veracitor VX is one of Yale’s most popular trucks. “We’ve noticed that our customers keep comin ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Fort Worth, TX, United States Shoppa’s Material Handling has appointed Jeff Moncrief in the role of corporate parts manager. After retiring from the US Marines Corps in 2003, Moncrief attended Indiana University and was awarded a Bachelor of General Studies degree in 2007. He then received a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2009 from Ashford University in Iowa. He comes to Shoppa’s from 19th Capital Group in Indianapolis, where he was corpora ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
In a “very dynamic global market”, Haulotte Group posted sales up 13% to EUR289.9 million (USD 337.5 million) in the first half of 2018. The European market continued the trend of the previous semesters and posted a 14% increase in sales, driven by strong demand from major rental companies in most European regions. Sales in the Asia Pacific grew 12% over the period, thanks to the dynamism of China. In Latin America, the recovery observed in 2017 was confirmed in all markets, with the exc ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
The materials handling relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which struck the United States in North Carolina, is already being called upon, with requests for equipment and facilities reaching the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). Shortly after the hurricane hit the coast, ALAN received requests for the loan of forklifts and pallet jacks in various locations in North Carolina, including Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington, Newbern, Greenville and Southern Pines. There have also bee ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
JCB North America has acquired the business and goodwill of west coast dealer JCB of Southern California (SoCal) from its current owner, Yale/Chase Equipment and Service, Inc. In the coming weeks, JCB North America will assume responsibility for dealership operations, including the sales and support of JCB construction equipment to customers throughout the greater Los Angeles area and neighbouring counties. The business will continue to operate under the trading name, JCB of Southern Califor ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Clark Europe has expanded its dealer network in Poland with the appointment of Bintech Sp. Zo.o. as Clark sales and service partner. Bintech, based in Jelcz-Laskowice, will handle sales and servicing of Clark industrial trucks in the Dolnolskie and Opolskie region in southwestern Poland. Rolf Eiten, president & CEO of Clark Europe, says Bintech has many years of experience in the industrial truck business and has an excellent reputation in the industry. “With this strategic partnership, we ca ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Benco Industrial Equipment, a successful materials handling dealership in St. Charles, Missouri, has opened a second location in Cape Girardeau. Benco has been providing forklift sales, service, repair and leasing in St. Louis, St. Charles and the surrounding areas and will now meet the needs of forklift buyers in Cape Girardeau and throughout the extended area of Southern Missouri/Illinois. Hyundai Material Handling is a major product line at Benco. “Hyundai’s attention to detail and qu ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
South Korean equipment sales company YK Construction Equipment has invested in 142 Snorkel electric scissor lifts. The initial order for 42 units - 21 Snorkel S3215E and 21 Snorkel S3219E electric slab scissor lifts - has already been delivered, and a further order for 100 electric scissor lifts was placed in early August, during a visit to Snorkel’s European manufacturing facility in the UK. The second order consists of 35 units each of the Snorkel S3220E and S4726E models and 30 of Snor ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that its popular Flexi LITE articulated lift truck model is now available with an integrated four-stage ‘Quad’ lift mast. The Flexi LITE was originally designed for applications where trucks have to weigh as little as possible – such as facilities where trucks are required to travel across loading bay dock plates into vehicles or to be moved in goods lifts between floors. But, with the addition of the ultra-low ‘Quad’ mast, the Flexi LITE has become highly su ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 September 2018
KION North America Corporation has appointed Bissett Specialty Equipment to its dealer network, effective immediately. The materials handling and farm equipment dealer is now authorised to sell and service KION North America’s full product line throughout New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. Bissett Specialty Equipment has served New Mexico and southwest Texas for almost 30 years and offers a variety of materials handling products. Services provided include on-site maintenance and repair, alo ... [ Read more ]
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