Briggs secures GBP10M contract
Homebase will receive about 170 Yale machines from Briggs over five years.
Cannock, United Kingdom
Briggs Equipment has won a GBP10 million (USD15.8 million) contract to supply forklifts to home enhancement chain Homebase.
Over five years, Homebase will take delivery of about 170 Yale machines supplied by Briggs.
Briggs is supplying a mixed Yale fleet that includes power pallet, gas and electric counterbalance and reach truck warehouse machines. They will be used in Homebase's network of 350 stores in the UK and Ireland.
Briggs spokesman Jason Rudkin says his company will also service about 400 smaller items of Homebase's materials handling equipment, including hand pallet trucks.Heli's "friendly reminder"
Anhui Forklift Group Co Ltd has released a public statement saying that Heli and its logo are its registered trademarks and that it has had the sole legal right to use them in China since 1993.
The company is concerned that some Chinese manufacturers are using similar sounding names in their branding or company names, and wants to remind its customers that names like "Hecha" or "Ancha" have no association with the leading forklift manufacturer.
It has registered 43 trademarks for Heli in China and 76 internationally.Terex contributes to guide
Terex Cranes has collaborated with the Committee for European Construction Equipment and the European materials handling industry to contribute to the first guide for the identification of non-compliant tower cranes.
Published in June, the guide serves as a reference for crane buyers, users and regulatory authorities.
The import, sale and use of non-compliant construction machinery in the European Union is a significant issue for the industry and its customers. It is a source of unfair competition, compromises safety and undermines investments in the R&D of bona fide manufacturers.Cat launches free calculator
Houston, TX, United States
Cat Lift Trucks has introduced the Lift Truck Cost Comparison Tool, a free web resource that evaluates the total cost savings between electric alternating current and internal combustion forklifts.
The tool factors in a forklift's total cost of ownership with return on investment to help customers and dealers identify the most cost-efficient forklift solution for their needs.
The calculator is available on the company's website.