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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 ( #567 )
Doosan partners Aldermore Northampton, United Kingdom Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK Ltd has appointed British bank Aldermore its official finance partner. The company's UK dealer network will have access to Aldermore-provided contract hire and hire purchase facilities, trading as Doosan Industrial Vehicle Finance. Aldermore Asset Finance's head of materials handling Andrew Woodward says the company is proud to champion the cause of small and medium-sized businesses, and guarantee fast, efficient service, and competitive pricing. Briggs uses YouTube to inform and market Cannock, United Kingdom Briggs Equipment has released video guides to help forklift fleet managers ensure safe work practices and identify savings. The videos, viewed on Briggs' YouTube channel, span topics including correct gas bottle changing; pre-shift checks; and safe battery charging and topping. Experts discuss pre-planning for seasonal demand and considerations when buying used equipment. Cargotec centre reaches rooftop height Tampere, Finland Cargotec has held a "topping-out" ceremony for its technology and competence centre in Tampere, Finland. "The new office building already resembles a straddle carrier, and the colours of the workshop building are similar to those of containers," chief technology officer Matti Sommarberg says. The modern facilities and test area, close to Tampere University of Technology, will be operational in December. TotalTrax honoured at Delaware Newport, DE, United States TotalTrax Inc, a fleet management solutions provider, was awarded the 2012 Award for Excellence in International Trade at the World Trade in Motion event, in Wilmington, Delaware. The annual award is given to a Delaware-based company that has made significant steps in the international market in the past few years. CEO Mike Kinnard says: "Developing an effective international network has been a strategic focus of ours since many of our largest customers are global enterprises." TMHE selects SimXpert Mjölby, Sweden Toyota Material Handling Europe has selected MSC Software Corp's SimXpert Motion software for modelling and simulating its customised materials handling equipment. MSC Software's Kais Bouchiba credits its Swedish distributor CAE Value AB for making the deal possible. Forklift maker's donations benefit charity group Greenville, NC, United States Greenville-based Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc has donated USD69,850 to the non-profit United Way of Pitt County charitable organisation. The forklift manufacturer's brand management director Thom Peeblesand warehouse product sales director Mike Moran presented United Way with a USD6,250 cheque during an East Carolina University baseball game on 15 May. The donation reflected a USD250 pledge for every home run the university's players hit during the season. Earlier donations to United Way were made under partnerships measuring the football and basketball teams' performances at the university in Greenville.