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|A month ago, we predicted that forklift prices in the US would rise in the wake of US tariffs on imports.
Crown Equipment Corporation was the first to move, announcing hikes which came into effect this month.
Well, Hyster-Yale has now gone the same way, announcing a "surcharge" for both the Yale and Hyster brands, starting from November 1.
And, no doubt, the rest of the pack can't be far behind. So, watch this space.
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Europe set to meet challenges
The European materials handling market has performed extremely well, but will it survive geo-political uncertainties and mounting trade tensions? Allan Leibowitz reports on the resilience of a number of manufacturers. [Read the full report]
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|More price hikes in the US|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale has followed the lead of Crown Equipment Corporation and announced price increases for its forklifts.
Separate statements for the Yale and Hyster brands indicate that the price of ...
|MH Equipment extends its territory|
UNITED STATES MH Equipment, based in Peoria, Illinois, has assumed responsibility for Yale brand forklifts in Iowa and north western parts of Illinois from Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Torrance Equipment. The acquisition means ...
|Scot JCB expands in Edinburgh|
UNITED KINGDOM Scot JCB has opened a new depot in Edinburgh - over six times the size of its predecessor and set to bring several new jobs to the region.
|US-made Li-ion truck debuts|
UNITED STATES XL Lifts has partnered with Wiggins Lift Company to distribute the Wiggins Yard eBull.
Wiggins claims its Yard eBull is the first commercialised large-capacity, zero-emissions forklift manufactured ...
|Terex Cranes names Arcomet as distributor|
GERMANY Terex Cranes has appointed Arcomet as its authorised distributor for tower cranes in Germany. Arcomet will provide equipment sales for the full range of Terex flat top and luffing jib ...
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Toyota Material Handling Europe, Reid Lifting, Linde Material Handling, DHL Global Forwarding
|Yale’s Veracitor goes gold|
GERMANY Yale has presented a new version of its Veracitor VX forklift.
The Gold Edition made its debut at the ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany on 19 and ...
|Reachstackers hard at work in Durban|
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|DP World Southampton adds hybrid straddle carriers|
FINLAND Kalmar has signed a contract with DP World Southampton to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers for use at its container terminal. The Southampton agreement also includes maintenance and operator training ...
|Employer convicted over forklift death|
IRELAND A Dublin jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure after a 33-year-old delivery driver was crushed by a forklift as he walked through a warehouse while waiting to load ...
|Hamre offers Heavy Equipment for Heavy Handling|
Heavy Equipment Company, an authorized dealer for Taylor Machine Works, Terex Heavy Equipment, Barko, Genie and ASV, specialises in supplying heavy equipment worldwide to high growth industries. ON OFFER FROM HAMRE:Hamre Equipment: +1 530 895 8955 Email Website Stocklist