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|Aerial work platforms (AWPs) are clearly on the rise, and as we read this week, rental activity is running hot.
For the first time, the global rental fleet now accounts for more than a million units, with almost half of them in the USA.
Meanwhile, lower margins for AWPs have impacted on one of the biggest North American producers, Terex, but the company remains bullish about the future, buoyed by a strong order backlog and an expectation of higher margins.
Let the aerial lifting continue .
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|CeMAT attracts quality visitors Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales CeMAT, the world’s leading fair on intralogistics and materials handling, is being held for the first time ever in Australia at Sydney Olympic Park this week.
With around 100 ... [more]
|International tyre specialist expands into NZ Australasia News|
Auckland Global tyre supplier Camoplast Solideal Inc. has bought Auckland-based Eastwood Tyres to strengthen its position in the Asia Pacific market.
The two companies have enjoyed a 25-year manufacturing and ... [more]
|Supply chain giant to build new super-site Australasia News|
Truganina, Victoria International supply chain specialist CEVA Logistics will build a new 166,000 sqm facility at Truganina, west of Melbourne.
The new super-site will be the centrepiece of the company’s growth ... [more]
|Logistics company helps promote gender diversity Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Nine women from a variety of backgrounds are taking part in a two-year WILpower (Women in Logistics) management cadetship program as part of Asciano’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion ... [more]
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|Currency hurts Hyster-Yale and Terex|
UNITED STATES Unfavourable currency movements have impacted on Hyster-Yale and Terex, which have both released their financial reports for the last quarter.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced consolidated revenues ... [more]
|AWP rental fleet exceeds million|
UNITED KINGDOM The worldwide rental fleet of aerial work platforms (AWPs), also known as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), has reached 1,120,000 - up 8% from last year.
The US ... [more]
|Cisco opens JCB division|
UNITED STATES Cisco Equipment has opened its new Cisco JCB division at its San Angelo, TX facility.
According to Scott Sibert, president and CEO of Cisco Equipment, the decision to open ... [more]
|French company pilots fuel cell trucks|
FRANCE A mixed fleet of battery-electric trucks is running alongside a newly introduced fleet of 10 reach trucks and powered pallet trucks running on hydrogen fuel cells at FM Logistic’s site ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
National Lift LLC, National Lift of Arkansas Inc [more]
Konecranes sells first trucks to Sri Lanka
- Markaryd, Sweden
MJ Barrett expands fleet
- Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
|RTITB will roll out forklift training in India|
INDIA ThinkLink Learning, India’s first RTITB-accredited organisation, has launched an initiative to deliver “world class” forklift training in India at a recent inauguration ceremony in Haryana, North India.
Managing director ... [more]
|AITT expands training to Azerbaijan|
UNITED KINGDOM The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has furthered its international expansion program with its accreditation of TCS, a training company based in Azerbaijan.
The accreditation was carried out ... [more]
|Hyster truck with magnetic attachment works in hot steel operation|
ITALY Specialist logistics company La Cisa has purchased a new 32 T Hyster forklift for a hot metal handling application in Northern Italy.
"The customer is handling hot steel bars ... [more]
|Brakes blamed for blaze|
UNITED STATES Overheated forklift brakes have been identified as the probable cause of a factory fire in a sprawling South Side industrial complex in Columbus, Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch quotes assistant ... [more]
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