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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Arndell Park, NSW, Australia Ranger Lifting has appointed William Essey as a technical sales specialist. Essey brings a wealth of relevant experience to the lifting and rigging equipment supplier, derived from 13 years in the market, including a decade at Gunnebo Industries, a chain and component manufacturer. Recent roles include internal sales and purchasing in addition to regional and operations management. He was most recently sales manager at another ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) and Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) have announced plans to integrate into a single business unit by January 2020. The new company will be called Toyota Material Handling, Inc. (TMH). The business will remain in Columbus, Indiana, and report directly to Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA). Leading TMH will be president/CEO Jeff Rufener and senior vice president Tony Miller. “Our goal is to have a stronger, more unified, corpo ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Fifteen finalists have been selected for this year's IFOY (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) awards. Competing in the seventh edition of the awards are products from Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, STILL, Torwegge and UniCarriers. The finalists are: Counterbalance truck category: Clark S25 and UniCarriers TX3 Warehouse truck category: Combilift Combi-PPT, Hubtex MaxX and Jungheinrich ETV 216i. AGV & intral ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Police are investigating the death of a veteran forklift truck driver whose machinery toppled over on a Wavertree building yard and killed him. A preliminary inquest hearing into the death of 62-year-old Robert Ambrose was heard before coroner Anita Bhardwaj this week. The worker suffered shocking injuries in the horror accident at Chestnut Building Centres on Picton Road in Wavertree last November. Ambrose suffered fractured ribs and sternum and was taken to Fazakerley Hos ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Konecranes has implemented Siemens' digital innovation platform to accelerate its product development process and connect product and performance data. The company is using MindSphere, the open, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, and the Teamcenter portfolio of digital lifecycle management software to reduce the number of physical prototypes, which helps to increase efficiency and decrease product validation time. The Konecranes proof of value is one of the first implemen ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Aerial work platform and telehandler manufacturer JLG Industries has kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. On January 9, 1969, John L. Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea — to create a safer way to work at height. This seed idea came to life with the introduction of the first aerial work platform. ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Weba Chute Systems has appointed FWS Bulk Material Handling as the official distributor of its technology in Canada. The signing of this latest licence agreement comes only a few months after the chute system specialist signed up Somex as a licensee in Russia. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says the synergy between the two companies bodes well for a successful long-term partnership. “FWS Bulk Material Handling has an (enviable) track record with its teams spread a ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Amazon could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company's technology for self-driving forklift trucks. According to a report from Reuters, warehouse automation is a key element in Amazon’s drive to cut costs and speed up deliveries. The world's biggest online retailer currently uses robots developed by Kiva Systems, a company it bought for $775 million in 2012. “This agr ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Jungheinrich AG and the Fricke Group from Heeslingen in Lower Saxony are combining their expertise in the fields of intralogistics and spare parts wholesale to launch a joint venture for the international sale of spare parts. The two companies see considerable growth potential in particular within the independent aftermarket sector and within e-commerce. Jungheinrich director Christian Erlach says: "Fricke's many years of expertise within e-commerce combined with Jungheinrich's expertise in ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 17 January 2019
The 12th edition of the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has wrapped up at SuperTerminal 1 at Hong Kong airport. Nine teams took part in this year’s competition: Air Canada Cargo, Air France Cargo, IAG Cargo, Air China Cargo, Cargolux, Japan Airlines, KLM, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Qatar Airways, with contestants travelling from around the world. Competing teams were judged on their ability to manoeuvre a loaded forklift t ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Espelkamp, Germany Uwe Gräff has been appointed to the board of the HARTING Technology Group, replacing Frank Brode, who retired this month. Gräff assumed the position of managing director of the group at the beginning of 2015, initially responsible for the market and development area at HARTING Electric and the development division at HARTING Electronics. He is currently managing director of HARTING Electric and HARTING IT Software Development at ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
UniCarriers Europe (UCE), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext, recently appointed Jonas Tornerefelt as executive vice president sales & marketing. The Swede shares some thoughts with Forkliftaction News: FLA: Prior to this appointment, what has been your biggest achievement? JT: Apart from raising a family with my wife and having two fantastic sons, I would say that one of my biggest achievements so far was my role within the European management for the integration of Toyota a ... [ Read more ]
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Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Briggs Equipment has acquired Hiremech, an independent dealer based in North London. Under the deal, Hiremech will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs and will continue to trade under its own name with all current operational contacts remaining in place. Following completion of the acquisition, Hiremech will represent the Hyster and Utilev brands of forklifts as well as having access to Hako and JLG Equipment. Briggs recognises that Hiremech has produced consistent revenue and ... [ Read more ]
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Tuesday, 8 January 2019
MLA Holdings, a leading Australian forklift company, has expanded into the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region of New South Wales with the purchase of two long-established forklift businesses. The company has acquired Hunter Liftrucks and Inglis Equipment from owner Ray Inglis and the combined entities are now trading in the region as Hunter MLA. Inglis started the Inglis Equipment forklift hire business in 1978, and the complementary forklift sales, parts and servicing business, Hu ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
STILL has appointed a new distributor in Israel, Eagle Forklifts and Logistics Ltd. in Tel-Aviv, to consolidate its position in the Near and Middle East region. The appointment means STILL now currently operates with two strong partners in the Israeli market. Eagle was founded by Yoram Mazuz and Aviv Eitani in 2011, and has built up a very solid market position with various brands in the forklift market. STILL has been the market leader for battery-powered counterbalance trucks in Israel ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
A French government minister had to be evacuated last week when protesters smashed through the main gate of the ministry in Paris using a forklift truck during the latest "yellow vest" street demonstrations. The incident at the Ministry for Relations with Parliament on Rue de Grenelle in central Paris occurred on Saturday afternoon after violence flared in parts of the city during the protests. A video shared on social media shows an individual driving the forklift at speed towards the ga ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Riwal started 2019 with a new acquisition, Danish rental company AH-Lift ApS. The Dutch aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist made the acquisition at end of 2018. AH-Lift is an aerial work platform rental specialist, with its depot located in Hvidovre, near Copenhagen, where the company was founded 30 years ago. The company has 20 employees and operates a fleet of around 200 machines that includes the usual range of boom lifts and scissor lifts, but AH-Lift also operates a ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
A modular spreader frame comprising Modulift beams is being used to lift handcrafted boats during filming of the History Channel’s Vikings historical drama series in County Wicklow, Ireland. The elaborate set was created at Ashford Studios and is being shot in collaboration with Irish National Marine Services. The CMOD 24 frame is being utilised beneath the hook of a 50 T capacity Grove GMK 3050 mobile crane, supplied by crane sales company Irlequip Ltd., which is also a distributor of ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Linde Material Handling has added a new power option to its Roadster, the first forklift to eliminate the A-pillar. Markus Weinberger, international product manager - energy solutions at Linde Material Handling, claims that Linde offers the “largest range of fuel cell-powered industrial trucks on the market”. “Around 80% of our models can be ordered with this promising energy option. These include pallet trucks, tow tractors and reach trucks as well as counterbalance trucks, including the ... [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
The Crosby Group, a US-based lifting, rigging and materials handling hardware company, has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. The acquisition, effective 2 January 2019, includes the manufacturing facility and headquarters, co-located in Hampshire, UK, that will become Crosby’s centre of excellence for load monitoring and measurement, in addition to key pe ... [ Read more ]
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