News service and business centre for materials handlingHOME


Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 ( #644 )
News Story
(L–R) Tony Wallis, Toyota's sales and marketing director; Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman, Toyota's head of marketing & communications; and Sam Clark Programmes, Transaid's support manager.
Toyota supports African project
Slough, United Kingdom

Toyota Material Handling UK has donated a second forklift to charity Transaid to support its Professional Driver Training Project in Africa.
Toyota donated the first forklift in 2009 as part of a joint venture with Norbert Dentressangle Logistics (NDL) UK. Toyota provided a 2.5 T counterbalance forklift, while NDL arranged for one of its forklift trainers to provide onsite training in Transaid’s project partner’s industrial training centre in Zambia.
Transaid, founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 1998, is an international development charity that identifies, implements and shares local transport solutions to boost access to basic services and economic opportunities.

FEM welcomes new member
Brussels, Belgium

The European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) General Assembly unanimously approved the membership application of Polish association PSTM last week.
PSTM was established in 2012 by 20 founding members in Poznan. Its members represent manufacturers and suppliers in the materials handling sector.

Mentor donates to charity
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Mentor has raised over GBP2,500 (USD4,053) for Children in Need through its ‘Mission 25’ charity challenge.
To mark its 25th anniversary, Mentor took on the challenge of raising GBP25,000 (USD40,529) in 12 months to divide between five causes. It has raised over GBP12,500 (USD20,265) so far.
The company has donated GBP0.50 (USD0.81) for every training day booked. Staff have also participated in fundraisers during the year to help reach Mentor’s target.
The four other chosen charities are Help for Heroes, Prostate Cancer UK, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

TMHE boasts trials confirm quality
Brussels, Belgium

Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) says the extensive field trials it has conducted with its lithium-ion forklifts in multi-shift customer operations globally have confirmed the quality of the product and demonstrated its durability.
TMHE’s lithium-ion forklift range includes the BT Optio OSE250 and BT Levio LWE200, LPE200 and LPE240 models. The forklift manufacturer says the trucks run longer on less energy and lower cost and offer multi-shift users advantages over conventional lead acid battery-powered trucks in terms of productivity, cost efficiency and CO2 emission reduction.
The company’s first lithium-ion prototype was exhibited at CeMAT 2011.
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.