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Thursday, 6 May 2010 ( #460 )
Otmar Hauck, Kion Group's chief operating officer and CP Quek, Linde's CEO, hand the
Otmar Hauck, Kion Group's chief operating officer and CP Quek, Linde's CEO, hand the "key" to the 50,000th forklift to Ye Shu, Fuyao Group's purchasing general manager
Linde celebrates 50,000th forklift
Xiamen, China

Linde (China) has celebrated a milestone with the 50,000th forklift being assembled at its Xiamen plant.
Otmar Hauck, Kion Group's chief operating officer and CP Quek, Linde's CEO, handed the key to the 50,000th forklift to Ye Shu, Fuyao Group's purchasing general manager, at a ceremony last month.
CP Quek said it took Linde (China) 12 years to reach its milestone of 25,000 assembled forklifts in 2006 and another four years e to celebrate its 50,000th assembled forklift.
Fuyao Group, China's biggest automotive glass manufacturer, has been a Linde customer for 10 years.

Konecranes supplies first container handling cranes to Turkey
Hyvinkää, Finland

Konecranes has received an order for six rubber-tyred-gantry container handling cranes from Turkish terminal operator TCE EGE Konteyner Terminal Isletmeleteri AS, based in Aliaga, Izmir.
The 16-wheel cranes have a lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack one over six containers high and six plus truck lanes wide.
Both parties have agreed not to disclose the order's value.
TCE EGE is part of global Spanish-based operator Grup TCB. Grup TCB has more than 20 Konecranes cranes in its terminals in Valencia, Spain, and Paranagua, Brazil.

Barloworld introduces new fleet management system
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Barloworld Handling has launched a new fleet management system for materials handling equipment, which captures forklifts' live performance data for analysis on a web portal.
A unique telemetry device transmits data directly from each forklift to Barloworld's back-office service management system. According to Barloworld, the system has patented equipment monitoring technology, which can integrate into the Canbus "nervous system" of the latest forklifts.
Graham Jones, general manager for UK sales, says the new system is fitted to forklifts "very quickly, inexpensively and without downtime to customer operations".

Transmon asks for more operator data
Leicester, United Kingdom

Transmon Engineering says it has made forklift fleet management more personal by incorporating extra "human elements" to its fleet management systems.
It has enhanced its systems to get more data from forklift drivers as a way to improve forklift safety.
For example, a driver's daily check list and acceptance feature requires the driver to conduct the necessary checks and enter the data before the truck's ignition can start.
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