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Month: January 2019

New Cold Store High Rack Stacker from Jungheinrich

New Cold Store High Rack Stacker from Jungheinrich

Manufacturer, New Trucks
Jungheinrich UK has extended the award-winning EKX range of very narrow aisle trucks into cold storage operations, with the launch of its new Cold Store High Rack Stacker. Benefitting from years of experience at the forefront of Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) as the market leader, the EKX Cold Store High Rack Stacker from Jungheinrich delivers exceptional throughput performance and maximum efficiency at temperatures between -2°C and -28°C. Energy consumption is lowest in its class. The EKX Cold Store High Rack Stacker incorporates a new enlarged 86.8 kW battery capacity, as well as synchronous motor technology, requiring no energy to activate the rotor. The result is a reduction in heat build-up and up to 15 per cent improved efficiency compared to a standard asynchronous motor. Combine...
World-leading JCB cabs factory project forges ahead

World-leading JCB cabs factory project forges ahead

Business
Construction work on the new £50 million JCB Cab Systems factory is forging ahead as it targets a summer opening. The shell of the 350,000 sq. ft plant next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter is on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech production line facilities to be installed from March onwards. The investment, one of the biggest in the company’s history, will create the most advanced and productive cab facility in the world with a computer controlled production line, fully-automated painting facility and robotic welding. The new site will accommodate 400 employees, who will relocate from Rugeley. JCB Cab Systems’ general manager David Carver said: “We are delighted with progress on the new site. A strong team focus ...
Kalmar champions the move to electric forklifts

Kalmar champions the move to electric forklifts

Featured, General, Trending
Kalmar, a provider of automated and electrified solutions, has published a new feature which highlights the potential of electric forklifts as a “viable alternative” to diesel vehicles. While electric forklifts have existed for several years, the advent of new lithium batteries and even more powerful forklift machines has started to provoke a shift in sectors like the port and terminal industry. According to David Malmström, Business Development Manager at Kalmar Forklift Trucks, “major companies in big industries, such as the automotive industry, are driving the development in part because of environmental policies”, while “smaller companies are also switching to electric trucks”. View Kalmar’s solutions for ports and terminals in PTI’s Supplier Directory The report from K...
Kion Group plan US expansion to avoid Chinese tariffs

Kion Group plan US expansion to avoid Chinese tariffs

General, Uncategorized
Half of the vehicles that Kion sells in the U.S. comes from China every year. German-based Kion Group is planning to expand its Summerville, South Carolina factory in an attempt to stray away from a 25 percent tariff the U.S. placed on forklifts imported from China. The Wall Street Journal reports that around half of the vehicles that Kion sells in the U.S. comes from China every year. The company operates two forklift manufacturing facilities in the country. “It is worth exploring ways to expand our production in the U.S. to avoid tariffs,” Kion CFO Anke Groth told CFO Journal. The company is also scouting out additional U.S.-based suppliers that could provide parts to its Summerville parts. Several companies have made decisions to expand their U.S. manufacturing footprint...
Baoli prepares for LogiMAT 2019

Baoli prepares for LogiMAT 2019

General, Manufacturer
Baoli, a manufacturer of fork lift trucks and warehouse equipment operating in more than 80 countries around the world, will be present at the important trade fair scheduled from 19 to 21 February in Stuttgart: for the occasion, the company will present its new range of reach trucks from the ER family. This year Baoli is going to be once again the protagonist of one of the most interesting international events in the field of logistics, Logimat, to be held from 19 to 21 February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, where, in its stand (Hall 10-C51), it will present the new products launched in 2018 to the general public and industry professionals, raising the curtain on its latest range of ER reach trucks. This is an important milestone for the company, which has been reached after planning i...
Toyota to Display Lean Energy Solution for Low-Temperature Operations

Toyota to Display Lean Energy Solution for Low-Temperature Operations

General, Manufacturer
Keeping efficiency high in cold environments is a challenge, therefore having access to the right technology to minimise downtime is key. The lithium-ion energy solution from Toyota launched last year brings many benefits to each operation, particularly to temperature-controlled zones. “We are happy to expand our offer of lean solutions for cold environments. Our lithium-ion energy solution for low-temperature operations will help many customers handle goods such as fruit, dairy, fish and pharmaceuticals in an efficient manner,” says Sven Kruizenga, Product Manager Energy Solutions at Toyota Material Handling Europe. “We welcome you to find out more about this new solution at LogiMAT in Hall 2, Stand A05 between 19 and 21 February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.” Save energy with lithium...
Mitsubishi in the running for three FLTA Archies

Mitsubishi in the running for three FLTA Archies

Featured, Manufacturer
The UK Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Dealer Network is celebrating – following news that its EDiA EM three-and-four wheel electric range has made it to the Finals in the FLTA Awards for Excellence… in three of the event’s four product categories. Mitsubishi’s 48-volt electrics were shortlisted for Ergonomics, Safety and Innovation… and for good reason, according to Stewart Gosling of Red Diamond Distribution, the exclusive importer for Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks in the UK. “EDiA EM is by far our most agile and intelligent truck yet,” explains Stewart. “But, on top of that, it offers the driveability and high-comfort features that we’ve come to associate with Mitsubishi. “And it is that combination which keeps operators productive and happy and employers efficient and profitable.” ...
Factory fit forklift attachments from Hyster

Factory fit forklift attachments from Hyster

Attachments, Manufacturer
Hyster Europe has announced that three types of lift truck attachments, with ten possible configurations, are now available straight from the factory as part of the original lift truck build. To meet the needs of many different industries, Hyster has added two factory-fit multi pallet handler attachments, plus a 360-degree rotator attachment. No matter which configuration is chosen, all provide quick interchange and come with a two year, or 4000-hour, warranty. “Factory-fit attachment options make it easier than ever to select a complete handling solution with reduced truck preparation lead time,” says Matt Hardy, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “By fitting the attachment to a Hyster® lift truck at the factory, we can provide our customers with consistent solutions and maximum p...
JLG Celebrates 50th Birthday

JLG Celebrates 50th Birthday

Access, Featured, Trending
John L Grove founded JLG half a century ago, thereby pioneering the access industry with the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. On 9 January 1969, Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea – to create a safer way to work at height. Five decades later, Grove’s passion for safety and his pioneering spirit has resulted in the company being the biggest access equipment manufacturer in the world, with 6,000 employees. “Fifty years is a remarkable milestone for both JLG and the access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president. “Our founder not only started a company, but an entire industry. This is a key point of differentiation for the JLG brand. We continue to build on this legacy through continuous development of products, services...
Improved Pedestrian Pallet Trucks and Stackers from Toyota

Improved Pedestrian Pallet Trucks and Stackers from Toyota

Handling, Manufacturer, New Trucks
Toyota has added features to its BT Levio & BT Staxio pedestrian W-models, which it says offer even more fit for (un)loading, stacking and horizontal transport in confined areas. The stackers can be equipped with low-noise hydraulics as option, for a lower noise level. This makes these trucks ideal for working in noise-sensitive and quiet environments such as supermarkets, shops and on-board lorries during night-time deliveries. The BT Staxio W-series is now also available with a weight indicator that displays an estimation of the load weight on the forks. This prevents the lifting of too heavy loads, as well as overloading lorries, elevators and loading docks. The BT Staxio SWE080L-140L stackers with initial lift can transport two pallet loads at the same time (one on the su...
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