News service and business centre for materials handlingHOME


Thursday, 18 Mar 2004 ( #149 ) - ADELAIDE, Australia
News Story
NTP Forklifts Australia has won a AUD10 million (USD7.4 million) contract to modernise and expand the materials handling capabilities of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The contract, the biggest in NTP's 20-year history, involves an initial order for 25 modified Manitou 7140 T rough terrain telescopic handlers, and maintenance and training.
Modifications include increasing ground clearance to allow the machines to work in up to one metre of water, wheel and tyre adjustments for working in soft sand, and flameproofing.
ADF lieutenant colonel Peter Cleasby-Jones said containerisation and the age of the current fleet made the expansion a necessity.
"We are confident NTP and Manitou will deliver according to our sometimes demanding requirements, wherever in Australia or overseas these machines may operate," he said.
NTP sales & operations director Nick Perdelis said the machines would be delivered at a rate of four a month from June.
"We're delighted to see the hard work come to fruition and look forward to working with (the ADF) in fulfilling the contract," he said.
Discuss News stories in the Discussion Forums!
Forkliftaction Media Pty Ltd
PO Box 1439
Milton QLD 4064
About Forkliftaction
The Forkliftaction Team
Privacy Policy
Site Map
Business Directory
Discussion Forums
Industry News
Events Calendar
Jobs & Resumes
Photo Galleries
Blog articles
Our Bloggers

Industry Brands
Company Index
Regions & Countries

Advertise on Forkliftaction
Editorial Features / Calendar
Featured Businesses
Past News Editions
Industry Associations
Storing your login information automatically.

When you select the 'Remember me' option, your login information will be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie. When you visit again, the stored login information will be retrieved automatically and you will not have to submit your login parameters (email address and password) each time you want to visit our members-only pages.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.