Jungheinrich holds fairs
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich (UK) Ltd will hold used equipment fairs in the UK.
Jungheinrich (UK) Ltd will hold a series of used equipment fairs in the UK this year.
They will take place at the company's depots in Warrington, Birmingham, Cumbernauld, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Bristol between February and October.
Electric and engine-powered counterbalance forklifts, pallet trucks and reach trucks will be available. The trucks will have been rebuilt at the Jungheinrich Group's specialist used truck refurbishment centre in Dresden, Germany.
Samuk aims for top 5
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Samuk Hangcha wants to be in the list of top five global forklift manufacturers by 2020.
The company, which distributes Hangcha forklifts in the UK, says in its January newsletter that its main factory in Hangzhou, China is scheduled for expansion this year.
In outlining its goal, Samuk Hangcha says of the forklift industry: "There were about 300 forklift makers in Europe in the 1960s. Now there are just 30 makes of specialist products from explosion-proof to Bendi to container handlers."
Toyota and Manitou partnership evolve
After 40 years of distributing Toyota industrial equipment through its subsidiary, CFM, Manitou is changing its marketing strategy.
The French rough-terrain specialist says it has grown in expertise in industrial material handling through its distribution partnership with Toyota and now wants to launch a new generation of industrial forklifts in Europe and France.
Toyota Material Handling Europe will now distribute its Toyota and BT brands in France using a "pan-European model".
will have the full story next week.
Good Friend's forklift orders grow
Good Friend International received orders for 4,363 forklifts for the year ended 31 December 2011. The equipment maker says this is 75% higher than the year before.
The group's total sales orders for that period totaled RMB2.63 billion (USD415.3 million) or 16% more than the previous year. Forklift sales orders amounted to RMB341 million (USD54.0 million), according to ET Net News Agency.
Ruyi wins prizes
A forklift mast from Chinese forklift maker Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co Ltd has won the third prize in the China machinery industry's Scientific and Technological Award.
The prize was jointly given by the China Machinery Industry Federation and the China Machinery Industry Institute.
Its R&D program for explosion-proof technology won the third prize for the award given by the Zhejiang Machinery Industry Federation.