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Anniversaries are special times, and this week, we note two significant milestones on two continents.
Firstly, Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. (TMHU) recently marked the 50th anniversary of the first Toyota forklift sold in the US with a special event for dealers, associates, dignitaries and media at its headquarters in Columbus, Indiana.
Interestingly, that first machine, sold to a California grape farmer, is still on display at the company's Columbus facility.
Meanwhile, China's Noblelift has marked the 10th anniversary of its European operations. Executives noted that the founding of the European branch in Germany a decade ago was "a very important strategic step", followed by another in the form of the 2010 establishment of a spare parts centre in the same country.
Congrats to both organisations and anyone else marking a significant anniversary.

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Toyota marks 50 years in USA

UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling USA (TMHU) has marked the 50th anniversary of the first Toyota forklift sold in the US with a special event for dealers, associates, dignitaries and media at ... [more]

UK company fined for death

UNITED KINGDOM A company has been fined GBP300,000 (USD405,500) for breaching health and safety regulations after a forklift driver died at work. Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd, based at Gonerby Hill Foot, ... [more]

Crown increases Asian presence

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced further expansion in the Asian market with a new company-owned branch location in South Korea. The new branch is the third major expansion in Asia ... [more]

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BYD expands in Europe

NETHERLANDS Just over a year since its launch in the UK and Ireland, BYD Forklift Europe’s footprint has spread to 11 dealers across both countries. BYD Forklift Europe has successfully ... [more]

Noblelift marks 10 years

GERMANY China’s Noblelift has marked the 10th anniversary of its European operations. Noblelift Europe executive director Sebastian Hüther says the founding of the European branch in Germany was “a very ... [more]

MSC adds Kalmar handlers

SOUTH AFRICA Kalmar will continue its cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a new order for container-handling equipment in South Africa. The order, comprising five Kalmar reachstackers and two empty container ... [more]

Konecranes orders from Saudi and Italy

SWEDEN It’s been a busy time at Konecranes, with more significant deliveries. In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reachstackers to S.A. Talke, a joint venture between the ... [more]

Hyster tests 48 T Li-Ion truck

UNITED KINGDOM Hyster Europe is testing a 48 T capacity laden container handling truck powered by electric motors. “The first electric Hyster Big Truck, powered by lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, is at ... [more]

Palfinger refines load detection

AUSTRIA Palfinger has expanded its HPSC (high-performance stability control) with HPSC-Plus LOAD, the first add-on in a new modular system. The HPSC-Plus LOAD module reacts to the truck's load situation ... [more]

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