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Forkliftaction.com News was the first to report the troubles at Spanish forklift manufacturer Mecano Continental, and we have been following the developments for some months. It has been a difficult process, with the company failing to provide any information to us - or, indeed, to its distributors and customers.
This week we confirm its closure - again, from non-official sources. But the good news is that parts will still be available through a new business started by the former managing director. And in another development, some of Mecano’s engineering expertise will return to the market after a former engineer established a new rough-terrain forklift company and is set to launch his new forklifts soon.
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|Mast Explorer users can still get parts|
Mecano Continental, whose Mast Explorer forklifts were distributed in over 50 countries, has closed down but truck users can still source parts, according to the Spanish rough-terrain forklift manufacturer’s distributors.... [more]
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UNITED STATES In conjunction with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has two primary objectives: “the elimination of all tariffs immediately” and “harmonisation of non-tariff... [more]
|TICO to invest billions to strengthen market position|
JAPAN Toyota Industries will invest JPY300 billion (USD3.2 billion) to boost its position domestically and internationally over the next three years.
The company’s new president, Akira Onishi, told Nikkei financial... [more]
|Crown branch planned for northern Ohio|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp plans to open a company-owned branch in Oakwood Village, Ohio in the Cleveland market.
The facility will offer services available at all Crown-owned branches, including a... [more]
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UNITED STATES Equipment dealer Lift Truck Supply Inc has added the LiuGong line of forklifts to its product line.
“We took on LiuGong to be more competitive in markets for price-conscious... [more]
|Former Mecano engineer starts Bomaq|
SPAIN A former Mecano Continental engineer has established a new rough-terrain forklift company and is set to launch more of the company’s Bomaq-branded forklifts soon.
Antonio Martínez, managing director of... [more]
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AUSTRIA Linde Material Handling, Fronius International, DB Schenker, OMV, HyCentA Research and Joanneum Research have officially started the field phase of their E-LOG Biofleet research project. The project was first presented... [more]
|Forklift rolls, fatally crushes two workers|
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“OSHA is investigating the incident that took... [more]
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