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Thursday, 25 May 2006 ( #261 )
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Manitou and Hangzhou work together

Manitou BF and Hangzhou Forklift Truck Co have entered into a joint-venture agreement.

Both parties were silent on details of the joint venture.

Hangzhou Forklift Truck Co manufactures one ton to three ton electric forklifts and one ton to 3.5 ton diesel and gasoline forklifts.

Chinese happy with Linde warranty

Linde (China) has received positive customer feedback for its 10-year warranty on hydrostatic transmissions.

Introduced to the Chinese market in April, Linde’s internal combustion forklifts have either a 10 year or 10,000-hour warranty for hydrostatic transmissions. The promotion ends on December 31.

"Our sales force takes it positively as it gives them a powerful tool to convince potential customers to purchase Linde," spokesperson Antoine Chazelle said.

Toyota turns 50 years old

Toyota has published a commemorative book to mark its golden anniversary.

Celebrating 50 years of Toyota Forklifts gives insight into the development of Toyota’s forklifts and the company.

The first commercial forklift, Toyota Forklift LA, was launched in Japan in March 1956.

Clark gets governor’s safety nod
LEXINGTON, KY, United States

Clark Material Handling Company’s Louisville, Kentucky, aftermarket parts distribution centre has been honoured with a Kentucky governor’s safety & health award.

Occupational Safety & Health Association and Kentucky Department of Labour representatives were present at Louisville yesterday to recognise more than 250,000 hours of accident-free operations at the centre.
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