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Yale Veracitor VX series released

Thursday, 16 November 2006 ( #286 ) - SYDNEY, NSW, Australia
Yale Veracitor VX forklift
Yale Veracitor VX forklift
Yale Asia-Pacific has released its one-tonne to 3.5-tonne Yale Veracitor VX series in the Asia-Pacific region. Nacco Materials Handling Group's (NMHG) Japanese factory manufactured the series, which is marketed under the Yale brand. NMHG said it had invested AUD180 million and a five-year development program in the series. It is being distributed through Yale Asia-Pacific in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and through Western Australia's Budget Forklifts. SG Equipment Ltd is distributing the range in Auckland, New Zealand. It is also being distributed in Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Yale regional sales manager Tim Fraser said the range addressed "more than 70 per cent of unscheduled maintenance associated with electrical, hydraulics, cooling and transmission". Yale Europe managing director Mike Rowlett said customers wanted modular manufacturing for easy customisation and "our new Veracitor VX series minimises investment and whole-of-life-time operating costs". The series was released in Europe and the US in late 2005. Rowlett said the European release was an important "step change" for Yale.