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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Verdant extends Hiab deal Cincinnati, OH, United States Verdant Commercial Capital has expanded on its multi-year vendor program agreement with Hiab USA and will now provide retail financing for Princeton Delivery Systems Inc. Verdant Commercial Capital is an independent equipment finance company and provides financing solutions in support of its vendor partners across the broad segments of specialty vehicle, construction, technology, energy efficiency/renewables, industrial and offi ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Bristol, UK South West dealership Bristol Forklifts has welcomed Paul Schock as its new sales director. With almost 30 years’ experience in the materials handling industry, Schock has worked for leading manufacturers and independent organisations at regional, national and European sales management levels. He joins Bristol Forklifts following a nine-year term at Lift West, where he held the position of sales director. Schock’s appointment at Bristol ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
OSHA is seeking comment and information about possible deregulatory action involving general industry, construction, and maritime standards for forklifts and other powered industrial trucks. The US safety body is seeking to address differences between its regulations and updates to the two industry consensus standards which were the basis of its original standard. The agency also wants to know whether it can maintain or improve worker safety while addressing elements of the regulations that ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
KION North America Corporation recently awarded top dealers based on 2018 performance at its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The 2019 Dealer Meeting gave dealers the opportunity to be the first in the industry to see the new full line of warehouse equipment that Linde Material Handling will release in North America. The public will be introduced to these new products next month at ProMat in Chicago, IL. The warehouse line can be viewed in booth S2403 and the KION North America ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
French aerial work manufacturer Haulotte has reported revenue rising 14% for the last full year in a ”dynamic” market. The company reported increase sales volumes, but notes that these “did not offset the unfavourable effects of customer and geographic mix, higher component prices and higher fixed costs resulting from the implementation of the new strategic plan”. Net income fell 15%, but consolidated net income rose 35% to EUR23.9 million (USD27 million). Consolidated earnings benefited ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Forkliftaction News was among 29 jurors from 19 nations involved in the testing of 15 finalists for this year’s IFOY international intralogistics awards. Editor Allan Leibowitz joined journalists from leading logistics publications to help choose winners in six categories. Over a day and a half, judges heard presentations from five manufacturers and put half a dozen machines and products through their paces in the giant Number 4 exhibition hall at CeMAT in Hannover. The selection proces ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Operational technologies provider Navis, part of Cargotec, has acquired privately owned Cetus Labs in the US, a provider of a cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS), Octopi, for small container and mixed cargo terminals. With the addition of Octopi to its software portfolio, Navis is better positioned to support thousands of smaller terminals around the world that are eager to modernise terminal operations, yet lack the technology infrastructure and technical expertise required to suppo ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
The UK industry’s only dedicated training facility, F-TEC, has hired two new trainers to join their team. As the only approved training centre for this industry, the Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC) delivers top-of-the-range training courses for engineers and non-engineers, designed specifically to meet the needs of the forklift industry. Hosted by a team of highly trained staff, the courses offer delegates the opportunity to train in a variety of key industry-specific skills. ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
CLARK Material Handling Company has named Equipment Depot – Texas as its Dealer of the Year for 2019. This acknowledgement was presented to Equipment Depot at CLARK’s North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Dennis Lawrence, president and CEO of CLARK, presented the award to David Turner, president and CEO of Equipment Depot, and Marc Terwilliger, regional vice president for Equipment Depot, in front of CLARK’s Lexington-based staff. “The Dealer of the Year award is voted ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Alta Enterprises has entered into an agreement to purchase Northland Industrial Truck Co., Inc. (NITCO). The acquisition will expand Alta’s business into the New England market, adding full-service materials handling sales operations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine. NITCO and its construction equipment group, Northland JCB, will continue to operate as wholly owned subsidiaries of Alta, with no changes to leadership or business operations. Alan Hammersley will continue a ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
AUSA plans BAUMA debuts Munich, Germany AUSA will present a completely updated range of all-terrain forklifts and a new 10 T dumper at the upcoming BAUMA trade fair. The AUSA stand will host the new DR1001AHG dumper which features a rotating driver's cab, front camera, a fully closed ROPS/FOPS cab with heating, a seat belt buckle sensor, an audible reversing alarm, two rear-view mirrors and a safety grille. The Spanish manufacturer is also updating its inte ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
KION Group has released its year-end results, showing another successful year with robust revenue and earnings growth. The KION Group matched all KPIs in its outlook, both at Group level and in the two operating segments (Industrial Trucks & Services and Supply Chain Solutions). At EUR8.66 billion, the total value of order intake reached a record level in 2018. The order book grew substantially, standing at EUR3.30 billion on December 31, 2018, compared with EUR2.61 billion a year earlier. T ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
Terex Corporation has announced its fourth quarter results, showing a USD30.6 million loss on net sales of USD1.2 billion. The fourth quarter and full year 2018 results include a one-time, non-cash charge of USD67 million related to the annuitisation of its US pension. The results also include a one-time USD50.4 million charge associated with US tax law changes. “Overall, our global team executed well in the fourth quarter, completing a strong year for Terex,” says John L. Garrison, Terex ch ... [ Read more ]
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Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Management, led by managing director John Maguire, have acquired a controlling share in Narrow Aisle Ltd, the manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklifts and its rental division. The move follows the decision by Narrow Aisle’s founder, Peter Wooldridge, and group finance director, Cedric Randle, to step back from their day-to-day executive responsibilities with the company. Key management stakeholders within Narrow Aisle also include Donald Houston and Jim Porter who have join ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
A forklift has trapped and killed a man delivering concrete cinder blocks to a construction site in Punta Gorda. The man, identified as 61-year-old Luis Garcia of Cape Coral, was rushed to Bayfront Health Port Charlotte as a trauma patient, but died from severe injuries. Crews used airbags to raise the equipment to free him. According to officials, Garcia rolled the forklift in an area of soft sand, which caused him to become pinned underneath. [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
Select Plant Hire continues to reinvest in its equipment fleet, with the addition of 16 new Terex tower cranes, and another 20-30 units expected to be delivered within the next 12 months. Select is committed to providing its customers with machinery tailored for each of their specific needs and only offering the latest and best in equipment on the market today. The recent addition of eight Terex CTL 630B-32, two Terex CTL 650F-45, four Terex CTL 272-18 luffing jib and two Terex CTT 332-16 fl ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
Kalmar is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of its 70,000th Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractor. Destined for long-standing customer Penske Truck Leasing, the truck was completed last month at Kalmar's US manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Kansas. Employees and guests gathered at the plant to celebrate and watch the final assembly of the truck. Paul Rosa, senior vice president, procurement and fleet planning at Penske Truck Leasing, was on hand to mark the occasion. "Pensk ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 2 March 2019
Cargotec’s latest financial statement reveals a strong year in orders received but a slip in profits. For the full year, orders rose by 18%, reaching EUR3.756 billion (USD4.273 billion). Sales rose 2% to EUR 3.304 billion (USD3.76 billion), while operating profit dropped to EUR190.0 million (USD216 million) from EUR222.1 million (USD252.7 million) the previous year. Commenting on the performance, CEO Mika Vehviläinen notes the positives: “We made good progress with service revenue, proceed ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Forklift attachment designers have one thing in common: they love a logistics problem. They believe there is nothing too wide, large, round, flat, heavy or high that can’t be moved by an attachment - you just have to design it. Melissa Barnett looks at current attachment design and manufacture, and the unique challenges of moving a vast variety of sizes, shapes and weights. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Forklift sales in the North American market continue their unprecedented increase. According to figures from the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), 2018 marked the fourth consecutive year of historic growth, with over a quarter million units sold and a 2.8% increase from 2017. "All five truck classes exhibited growth in 2018, representing diverse demand across product lines," says Scott Johnson, ITA chairman and vice president of marketing and sales for CLARK Material Handling Company. Ye ... [ Read more ]
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