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- 19 Jan 2012 ( #548 )
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UniCarriers has ambitious plans
Tokyo, Japan

UniCarriers Corp, Nissan Motor Co and TCM Corp's new forklift company, wants to challenge the Kion Group and Jungheinrich AG to be one of the industry's top global forklift manufacturers (Forkliftaction.com News #542).
UniCarriers, with 2010 sales of about EUR1.5 billion (USD1.9 billion), will be the sixth largest forklift maker.
Toyota Industries Corp is the world's largest forklift manufacturer, with more than EUR5 billion in sales. Kion has about EUR4 billion (USD5.1 billion) in sales and Jungheinrich's revenue exceeds EUR2 billion (USD2.5 billion).
A Nissan spokesman won't comment on any planned acquisitions but says: "It is obviouswe need size to strategically increase market and volume."

LiuGong acquires HSW
Liuzhou, China

Chinese forklift and construction equipment maker LiuGong Machinery Corp has made its first overseas acquisition.
It has bought Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) and its distribution subsidiary Dressta Co Ltd for an undisclosed sum. The agreement was signed in Warsaw, Poland.
HSW manufactures bulldozers and other crawler machines.

JCB uses internet for marketing
Rocester, United Kingdom

JCB Insurance Services has launched a new website promising quick and secure insurance purchases for customers.
General manager Michael Gregory says the website was developed to supply a large number of companies' insurance needs "quickly, easily and securely".
However, JCB retains a support team for customers who "still prefer to speak to someone" about their quotes before buying online.

PSA throughput grows
Singapore

PSA International Pte Ltd handled 57.09 million TEUs of containers at its port projects worldwide for the year ended 31 December 2011.
That was 5.6% higher than the group's throughput in 2010. In 2011, PSA Singapore Terminals' throughput grew 6.1% to 29.37 million TEUs while PSA terminals outside Singapore saw throughput grow 5% to 27.72 million TEUs.
Tan Chong Meng, group CEO of PSA International, says the outlook for 2012 remains uncertain as countries struggle with the projected slowdown in growth and the potential impact on national economies.
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Jungheinrich steps closer to 2017 sales target News Story - 12 Mar 2015 - Hamburg, Germany - 1 min read
Award winners best in intralogistics News Story - 19 Feb 2015 - Stuttgart, Germany - 2 min read
KION and Li-Cycle strike a partnership News Story - 30 Mar 2023 - Frankfurt, Germany - 1 min read
Movers & Shakers News Story - 10 Mar 2022 - 1 min read
KION begins work on new plant in China News Story - 20 Aug 2020 - Frankfurt, Germany - 2 min read
LiuGong seeks competitive edge with “caring tour” News Story - 29 Mar 2012 - Liuzhou, China - 1 min read
Hitachi, Nissan to integrate forklift businesses News Story - 1 Dec 2011 - Tokyo, Japan - 1 min read
Nissan spins off forklift division News Story - 20 May 2010 - Tokyo, Japan - 1 min read
PSA makes strong recovery in 2010 News Story - 27 Jan 2011 - Singapore - 1 min read
PSA reports nearly 10% decline in container volumes News Story - 14 Jan 2010 - Singapore - 1 min read
Inaugural scholarships honour late PSA chairman News Story - 7 May 2009 - Singapore - 2 min read
UniCarriers consolidates forklift production News Story - 25 Oct 2012 - Tokyo, Japan - 1 min read
Nikkei: Hitachi seeks alliance with Nissan News Story - 13 Oct 2011 - Tokyo, Japan - 1 min read
TCM invests another RM4 million News Story - 22 Sep 2011 - Shah Alam, Malaysia - 1 min read
KION and MHI eyeing UniCarriers? News Story - 2 Apr 2015 - Frankfurt, Germany - 2 min read
UniCarries finalises acquisition News Story - 20 Feb 2014 - Tokyo, Japan - 2 min read
UniCarriers merger ahead of schedule News Story - 4 Apr 2013 - Tokyo, Japan - 4 min read
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