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COVID-19 impact: Europe
25 March 2020 - Belgium
Germany's forklift manufacturers appear to be maintaining production and services in spite of the spread of coronavirus. "The production at all Jungheinrich plants is up and running," says spokesman Benedikt Nufer. "As of (24 March), production is ensured by various measures. However, due to the stricter measures taken by many countries and the resulting backlogs at many external borders, there may be delays in supplying our plants and delivering our products. We are working flat out to minim ...
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COVID-19 impact: UK
25 March 2020 - United Kingdom
The Fork Lift Truck Association has welcomed government recognition for logistics and supply chain workers as key workers. James Clark, secretary-general of the British Truck Association, says: "In these challenging times, we are pleased that the government has recognised that everyone working to keep essential supply chains open is a critical key worker. "Workers across the whole logistics industry, including those that maintain the safe operation of forklift trucks, are an essential part ...
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Darr buys Liftmasters
25 March 2020 - Dallas, TX, United States
Darr Equipment has acquired S&L Liftmasters, based in San Antonio, Texas. A family-owned business, Liftmasters has been providing best-in-class equipment and services to customers in the San Antonio area since it was founded in 1982 by Herb Shaw and Ken Laubach. Initially a Linde dealership, the business has added other brands to its line-up, including Komatsu, Big Joe, JLG and Cascade. According to a statement from Darr, "this acquisition ... complements our current Kalmar product offeri ...
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Sun Tyre acquires Sirius Controls
25 March 2020 - Chennai, India
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems, part of TVS Group of India, has acquired Sirius Controls. The acquisition of Sirius extends the range of products offered by SUN-TWS to the materials handling segment. Sirius Controls was set up in 1986 to produce chargers for flooded lead acid, VRLA, and lithium batteries used in materials handling equipment, and commands an overwhelming share of all OEMs in India. This acquisition will help both companies capitalise on the synergies within the materials han ...
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Movers & Shakers
25 March 2020
Wabash, IN, United States Paul Burke has joined Bulldog Battery Corporation as northeast regional manager. He brings over 20 years of materials handling industry expertise to the organisation and has been with Briggs Equipment since 2015. Burke has held various positions in the sales and sales management arenas. He has spent time with the Hyster-Yale Group as a regional manager as well as having held multiple roles at the dea ...
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Hyundai updates U series
25 March 2020 - Tessenderlo, Belgium
Hyundai Material Handling has thoroughly re-engineered its U series of its electrically driven three- and four-wheel forklifts. The focus of the further development was on comfort, performance and reduced fuel consumption. The three-wheel forklifts 15BT-9U, 18BT-9U and 20BT-9U in the load capacity range 1,500 to 2,000 kg are ready for the world market with their high-performance components. New features include the Zapi controls of the ACE series, the Schabmüller drive motors and the ZF whe ...
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Kemach launches forklift range
25 March 2020 - Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Kemach has launched a new range of forklifts for the South African and Sub-Saharan African markets. Kemach Forklifts general manager Frans van den Heever says the range was developed in partnership with Anhui HELI. The forklifts will complement Kemach's existing earthmoving products. The forklifts have Japanese engines, Heli-built ZF transmissions and robotically manufactured chassis, ensuring premium-brand quality at very competitive pricing. "The range comprises from a walk-behin ...
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Westcoast boosts forklift fleet
18 March 2020 - Bibra Lake, WA, Australia
Westcoast Wool & Livestock has upgraded its forklift fleet as part of a $1 million upgrade investment. The company added a modern forklift fleet at the Bibra Lake wool store, while the existing core machine and forklifts at the site will be transferred to its Katanning facility, where there have been further upgrades and refurbishment. Westcoast Wool & Livestock director and WA wool manager Brad Faithfull says thanks to increasing support from growers, the company was pleased to invest in ...
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Straddle carriers for Tokuyama
25 March 2020 - Yamaguchi, Japan
Kalmar has signed an agreement with Tokuyama Kairiku Unso K.K. to supply a hybrid straddle carrier for the company's operations at the Port of Tokuyama. The Port of Tokuyama is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture in the south west of Honshu, Japan's main island, and handles 137,000 TEU annually. Tokuyama Kairiku Unso K.K. is the biggest terminal operator at the port. The first straddle carrier ever delivered to Japan will be specially engineered to meet the unique requirements of the Japanes ...
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Racing driver switches to forklift for pandemic relief
25 March 2020 - Vienna, Austria
Touring car racer Ferdinand Habsburg has swapped his Audi for a forklift, as he helps restock shelves with supplies in his country, which imposed strict restrictions on the movement of people to limit the spread of the pandemic. "I'm an Austrian soldier at the moment and we've all been called to help during this pandemic time," says Habsburg in a video released by his racing team. "Our job at the moment in the sport department is to help restock the shelves and make sure every ...

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