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This is issue #111 - 12 June
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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Ferrari range of heavy lift trucks, container handlers,
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JUNGHEINRICH: PROFITS UP DESPITE LAGGING
Despite a declining
world market, Jungheinrich lifted net profit by 38
percent to EUR53.7 million (USD63 million) in
Jungheinrich chairman Dr Cletus von Pichler
told the annual general meeting on June 3 that the world
was still in a disturbing state, with economic and
political uncertainties dampening the investment
There is a lack of pioneering spirit,
little motivation, and many people are concerned about
the potential loss of their jobs, he said. In these
difficult times, the market for industrial trucks has
not gone unscathed.
the world's fourth-largest forklift supplier, was
optimistic that new growth was just around the corner.
The company's report said it expected more than five
percent growth in warehousing technology for
Jungheinrich, which celebrates its 50th
birthday in August, would this year invest EUR60 million
(USD70.1 million) in developing new products and its
international sales division, almost twice last year's
The year 2003 will be more difficult to
master than 2002, Dr von Pichler said. The year got
off to a good start. Market volume has increased by four
percent ... but this is not reflected in the order
value, because the product mix has shifted from high
price to low price equipment."
Dr von Pichler
said it was difficult to give a forecast for 2003, even
after five months.
"The uncertainty of the
economic situation continues to delay the necessary
investment decisions of our customers. A wait-and-see
attitude helps no one," he said.
**SPECIAL FEATURE** HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING YOUR
MEDINA, OH, United States
has changed the way materials handling products around
the world are developed and produced. Complex computer
aids have replaced sharp pencils and graph paper as
companies strive for the perfect forklift.
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KALMAR TO BUILD STILL FORKLIFTS
Still, part of the
Linde group, and Kalmar Industries, a subsidiary of
Partek, have agreed on an OEM deal which will see Kalmar
manufacturing forklifts for Still at its factory in
The agreement, signed this
month, covers internal combustion forklifts from six to
eight tonne capacities and electric trucks from 5.5 to
eight tonne capacities.
A Kalmar statement said
Still would deliver the parts and components to Kalmar,
and would sell the machines as its own brand through its
Production begins in 2004.
Financial details of the agreement were not
- Still website - www.still.de
- Kalmar Industries
website - www.kalmarind.com
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MOVERS & SHAKERS
appointed two new managing directors to its Portuguese
and Italian operations.
Drpinghaus is the new managing director of
Jungheinrich Italiana Srl in Milan, taking over from
Matthias Fischer, who has joined the Jungheinrich board
Mr Drpinghaus was formerly
managing director of Jungheinrich Portugal Lda, a post
which has been filled by Alexander Ab. Mr Ab
previously managed sales promotions at Jungheinrich's
rental and used trucks division in Hamburg,
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SPAT LEADS TO FORKLIFT RECOVERY
A forklift thief
has been reported to police by his fuming girlfriend
after a domestic argument.
The angry woman led
police to a haul of stolen goods after becoming tired of
her boyfriend using her truck without
A CAN50,000 (USD36,600) forklift was
among CAN150,000 (USD109,898) of stolen goods, including
computer games, two-way radios and movies.
forklift was reported stolen in February by an Ancaster
company, according to the Hamilton Spectator. No details
of the forklift were available.
HOIST, WIRE ROPE|
Columbus, OH, United
Closing: 23 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
HOIST, CHAIN 1000LB
Columbus, OH, United
Closing: 23 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
REPAIR FORK LIFT & PALLET JACK
CA, United States
Closing: 22 July 2003 3:00pm -
INSTALLATION SERVICES OF HANDLING
July 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221000
LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PARTS
Closing: 29 July 2003 4:00pm -
Contract: CPV: 29220000
QTY 25-30 ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFTS
July 2003 12:00am - Contract: E1-202848
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