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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Fairview, Oregon, USA Cascade Corporation has announced the promotion of Davide Roncari, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of president. Roncari brings more than 20 years of materials handling industry experience to his new position. He joined Cascade Corporation in 2003 when Cascade acquired Roncari Srl, an Italian-based European manufacturer of forklift attachments. Prior to assuming his current role, Roncari ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) recently announced the winners of the President’s Award which recognises the top Toyota forklift dealers around the country annually. The award recognises the top dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations. The 15 winners, who were announced at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting last month, will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to Iceland in June. “The de ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Jungheinrich is on track for record sales in 2020, with chairman Hans-Georg Frey reporting on favourable results for January and February 2018. “We are on track to achieve EUR4 billion (USD4.95 billion) in net sales in the 2020 financial year. We were able to take a further important step in this direction in 2017 by producing more than 120,000 units – more than ever before. “Net income rose by 18% to EUR182 million (USD225 million). With our more than 16,000 employees worldwide, we have ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
By Allan Leibowitz Organisers are describing last week’s MODEX gathering as the most successful to date, with attendance expected to hit 30,000 when the tally is complete. MHI CEO George W. Prest says the fourth edition of the Atlanta show expanded to around 280,000 sqft. (26,000 sqm) and over 900 exhibits. The numbers, however, only tell half the story and Prest says he was struck by the energy at the event. The biggest change over the four editions, he says, is the t ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Linde Material Handling has launched a Surround View multi-camera safety system for forklifts. Linde claims its new safety solution goes beyond the bird view system solutions used in automobiles. The image display is still based on live data from cameras mounted around the truck, but instead of a single overall image, the system generates a front, a rear and two lateral fields of vision. The big advantage of this solution is that the camera views are displayed 1:1 as a split screen on the mon ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has launched the Riwal Rental App. The app allows customers to browse, reserve and schedule aerial work platforms in a seamless process. The Riwal Rental App is part of the company’s digital strategy to enhance customer connectivity and engage in new markets. The app includes live-chat functionality. In addition, customers with an Access4U customer portal account can easily manage their entire rental activity in the app. Ul ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Liebherr has added an all-electric model to its mobile harbour crane range. All crane movements on the new LPS 420 E, like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling, are done by electric motors. As the LPS 420 E is a member of the LHM series, it is also characterised by high modularity. It can be used to handle various types of cargo, from containers to bulk, general cargo and heavy lifts up to 124 T. The forward-looking machine is designed for ports and terminals with an electrical i ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
DINOlift has appointed RBG Inc of Raymond, New Hampshire as its new distributor in the United States. The appointment reflects the move from a single distributor model towards more regional presence in the market where new distributors provide regional support for the complete DINOlift product range. “The momentum for the DINOlift range already created within the past three years can be fully utilised with the new strategy, and customers will benefit from a more regional product support, ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
KION North America Corporation this month honoured its top dealers based on 2017 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Topgolf Atlanta. Bravo Montacargas received the top honour, the President's Award, for achieving the highest total combined sales for forklifts and parts. The Palmetto Award was awarded to KION North America dealers who met or exceeded their annual market plan goals: AD Lift Truck Binner-Peters Equipment Corp. Bohnert Equipment Bravo Montacargas Capital I ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
HELI Americas has recognised the achievements of a number of its dealers based on their performance in 2017. The dealers receiving these awards were: North Central Region Top Dealership: Midway Industrial Equipment, Sugar Grove, IL Most Improved Dealership: Industrial Repair Service of Wausau, Schofield, WI North East Region Top Dealership: Eagle Lift Truck, Trenton, NJ Most Improved Dealership: Material Handling Specialists, Uhrichsville, OH South East Region< ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Benco Industrial Equipment, a successful materials handling dealership in St. Charles, Missouri, recently added Hyundai forklifts to its offerings, providing forklift buyers throughout the greater Saint Louis area with first-hand access to the highly sought-after brand. The company, known locally as a leader within the industry, prides itself on its exceptional service, fair prices and great work, and now, with the addition of the Hyundai brand Benco, is excited to be offering products whose ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 5 April 2018
Forkliftaction News ends its analysis of the finalists in the 2018 International Forklift of the Year with a look at the finalists in the Special (product) of the Year category. Jungheinrich SLH 300 With the SLH 300 combi chargers, Jungheinrich offers a unique charging platform - with chargers in 24 V, 48 V and 80 V and capacities from 15 to 320 A - for conventional lead-acid batteries and lithium-ion batteries. The same device can be used without any interventi ... [ Read more ]
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Monday, 9 April 2018
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has announced plans to host its first Forklift Industry Summit on October 10-12, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami. The exclusive, three-day event kicks off with an opening reception bringing together dealers, component suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and industry experts for an opportunity to learn about the industry's hot topics and the future of forklift materials handling. UCA estimates that the event will attract 375 professionals, prom ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 5 April 2018
STILL is boosting its vocational training efforts, announcing a doubling of training capacities in its branches throughout Germany next year. The increase will enable 40 new trainees each year to make a start in the mechatronics profession. STILL will increase its training capacities in the mechatronics area to a regular 160 trainees throughout Germany in the next few years. Together with the capacities at the head office in Hamburg, STILL, one of the leading suppliers of customised intra ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 5 April 2018
Kuwait's Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co. K.S.C.C. (JTC) has placed an order for six new Demag all-terrain cranes, including one AC 100-4 model, three AC 130-5 models and two AC 160-5 models. These new units, along with the six other Demag all-terrain cranes that JTC has purchased within the last two years, will expand the company's Terex and Demag crane fleet to more than 50 units. "Our business continues to expand across Kuwait and Qatar," says JTC CEO Adel Kohari. "And, given the succes ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 5 April 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation has announced two new sales and service locations to support the materials handling technology and equipment needs of customers in eastern central Missouri, including St. Louis. Both locations offer customers a complete selection of materials handling technologies, products and services. This includes forklifts, warehouse design solutions, parts and service, automated warehouse solutions and Crown's wireless InfoLink fleet and operator management system. Jason ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 7 April 2018
Toyota Forklifts is raising the bar with its newest additions to the THD product line. The manufacturer has announced the launch of its adjustable wheelbase forklifts with the capacity to lift from 15,000 to 80,000 lb (6,800-36,000 kg).  Named for the horizontally adjustable wheelbase, the newest cushion-tyre forklift to hit manufacturing floors this year is small enough to navigate tight spaces and strong enough to lift up to 80,000 lb. when fully extended. Along with the unique horizonta ... [ Read more ]
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Saturday, 7 April 2018
Yale Materials Handling Corporation has added Papé Material Handling to its dealer network following the group’s acquisition of a rival in Northern California. Papé Material Handling, part of Eugene-based Papé Group, Inc., is now the authorised and exclusive dealer of Yale lift trucks, parts and service in Northern California. It currently provides sales, rental, finance, parts and service for the materials handling and warehousing industries throughout eight western states. “We’re happy ... [ Read more ]
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Sunday, 8 April 2018
Genie is celebrating its 20-year milestone at its wholly owned and operated production facility in Changzhou, China. The plant continues to produce various Genie boom lifts, scissor lifts and the rough-terrain equipment. “It has been a long, steady process, and the high standard that we have achieved in China shows that our strategy has delivered the right results,” says Joe George, managing director of parent company Terex Global GmbH. “Today, our plant in Changzhou shares the same stan ... [ Read more ]
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Monday, 9 April 2018
HC Forklift America Corporation (HCFA), the US subsidiary of Hangcha Group, has begun operation at Charlotte, North Carolina. The new entity was formed last year and is a direct-sales, wholly-owned subsidiary of Hangcha Group. HCFA is operating from a new facility with a floor area of more than 2,200 sqm. THE HCFA team is focused on providing a fun lol range of counterbalance forklifts and warehouse equipment for the North American market. The HCFA operation covers the USA, Canada an ... [ Read more ]
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