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Month: April 2019

IFOY Award 2019 For The TX3 From UniCarriers.

IFOY Award 2019 For The TX3 From UniCarriers.

Manufacturer
International Intralogistics And Forklift Truck Of The Year:  Outstanding For The Second Time UniCarriers is again IFOY-winning: The 3-wheel electric counterbalance truck TX3 from UniCarriers has won first place in the Counter Balanced Truck category at this year’s International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award. In extensive practical tests and the strict verdict of the IFOY jury of 27 international trade journalists, the TX3 beat its competition. Last Friday, 26 April, the IFOY Award 2019 was presented at the Vienna Hofburg. This makes the TX3 the second forklift from UniCarriers to receive the prestigious intralogistics award. Optimised visibility, excellent electric steering and a number of well thought-out details – the conclusions of the IFOY tes...
New service vans for Hubtex team

New service vans for Hubtex team

Manufacturer
HUBTEX UK has invested in a range of new service vehicles. The vehicles, all in the new HUBTEX corporate livery, have been added to our existing fleet to continue our efforts in providing our clients with first-class customer service. These fully equipped, mobile service vehicles will be visiting sites throughout the UK and are further proof of the significant investment and importance HUBTEX put on the UK market. Hubtex technicians administer fast and skilled support for over 60 different vehicle types – from multidirectional sideloaders to heavy-duty transport vehicles.  Their service technicians are experts in electronics, hydraulics and engine technology. They have many years of experience, which ensures that all after-sales assistance has a short response time. With the introdu...
Hawker unveils new lithium battery and inductive charger

Hawker unveils new lithium battery and inductive charger

Batteries
The Flex Li3 is ideal for customers with multi-shift, heavy duty (higher than 160% throughput) operations with known maintenance issues and sensitivity to gassing. The new inductive charger will charge not only Hawker’s lithium battery but also its flooded and thin plate pure lead (TPPL) batteries. Offering rapid and wireless charging, the inductive charger will mean minimal-to-no downtime for customers. Using cloud technology, battery data is constantly collected and shared. Through cloud sharing, the customer will constantly receive real-time battery, charger and fleet analytics directly to their preferred means of notification, allowing them to take corrective actions if needed. “Lithium ion has a very high energy density and is essentially maintenance-free, which is very advanta...
Manitou: A very dynamic Q1 2019 in line with expectations

Manitou: A very dynamic Q1 2019 in line with expectations

Business, Industry
French manufacturer Manitou has reported a ‘dynamic’ start to the year, with total revenue increasing by 22% to €562 million, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Southern Europe saw particularly strong growth, with revenues in the region growing by 36% compared to the equivalent quarter of the previous year. Breaking it down by company division, the Material Handling and Access Division enjoyed a 23% rise in sales revenue to €397 million, compared to the first quarter of 2018, while the Compact Equipment Products Division saw sales revenues grow by 18% to €84 million. Activity was said to be particularly strong with rental companies in N America, though the rising value of the dollar is reducing competitiveness for exports from the US. Manitou’s Services and Solutions Divis...
Doosan leads the field at Cereals 2019

Doosan leads the field at Cereals 2019

General
Doosan will be exhibiting at Cereals 2019 (stand No. 632), the UK’s top event for the arable farming industry, to be held at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, 12th-13th June 2019. Visitors to the Doosan stand will be able to take a close look at three fully-refurbished Doosan counterbalance trucks – a D35 3.5 tonne diesel with 6m mast, a D30 3.0 tonne diesel and a D25 2.5 tonne diesel – all available to buy from the stand. Also, on display will be a brand new entry-level workhorse, the Doosan D30GX Plus, which is a low-cost diesel counterbalance truck, perfectly suited to farmyard duties. Productivity focused farmers will be interested in Doosan’s revolutionary G2 diesel engine, which is fully compliant with all current Euro Stage lll/lllB/lV emission regulations, without requiring ...
UK lift truck sales up 2.5%

UK lift truck sales up 2.5%

BITA, Business, Industry
The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) - the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of fork lift truck and associated components and services – has revealed volumes of forklift trucks sold across the UK increased 2.5% during 2018, to just over 35,000 units. The latest highlights from the BITA market analysis, published exclusively in-full to BITA members, shows that the materials handling sector bucked the predictions of a slowing in GDP to enjoy a stong finish to the year. The biggest winner overall was the powered pallet truck market, experiencing significant, double digit percentage growth, emphasising the UK’s surge in courier and express delivery service usage. The other big winners were diesel engine counterbalance trucks - with sales up +7% in 2018, b...
Hyundai Dealer Secures Deal with Engineering Giant for Forklift Supply

Hyundai Dealer Secures Deal with Engineering Giant for Forklift Supply

Dealer
Aberdeen-based Bear Handling Ltd, which specialises in handling equipment across Scotland and the oil & gas industry and is the Hyundai forklift distributor for the region, has secured a brand-new customer, leading engineering services company, TEXO Group. The company has just taken delivery of four new Hyundai forklift trucks from Bear Handling – two 160D-9 ‘s, which are 16,000kg load capacity diesel machines, a 30D-9E and a 30D-9, which are 3000kg capacity diesel forklifts. The machines are working at TEXO’s purpose-built facility in Westhill, Aberdeen, and the company’s fabrication facilities, at the Port of Dundee providing shipyard fabrication support, warehousing duties, loading, container and module handling. Richard Lamb, Managing Director TEXO Accommodation said, “We...
Faresin shows off Electric Telehandler

Faresin shows off Electric Telehandler

Innovation, New Trucks
Italian equipment maker Faresin recently presented what it claims to be the world’s first fully electric telescopic handler. Developed on the same chassis as the 6.26 telescopic handler, the electric model overcomes the problems of emissions and noise, "opening the field to a new range of uses (and) interpreting the technological change that is revolutionising mobility as we have known it until today". The new machine is suitable for indoor operation as well as use in densely populated areas. At the other end of the spectrum, Faresin has shown off emissions-reduced versions of its large machines, the 14.42 Classic 74 and 17.40 Classic 55.  The Big Range series boasts models capable of reaching a maximum height of 17 m and a load capacity of up to 4.5 T. At the recent Bauma ...
Hubtex to Launch PhoeniX Sideloaders at Ligna 2019

Hubtex to Launch PhoeniX Sideloaders at Ligna 2019

New Trucks
Hubtex has updated its modular development platform for electric multidirectional sideloaders – the largest in the industry – with its new PhoeniX range. The PhoeniX series will gradually replace all vehicles based on the ESTL platform. The first two models, with a load carrying capacity between three and five tonnes, will be demonstrated at Ligna Hannover (27-31 May 2019). Trade fair visitors can head to booth N65, west of Pavilion 33, to see the benefits of the new PhoeniX for themselves. The vehicles feature a highly ergonomic cabin and also offer optimal manoeuvrability and improved all-round visibility. The multi-way trucks are also Industry 4.0 compatible thanks to the new control system, giving the PhoeniX all the tools, it needs to meet future requirements. As with MaxX vehi...
Hoppecke doubles UK service business

Hoppecke doubles UK service business

Batteries
A series of new initiatives that support organic growth have enabled Hoppecke Industrial Batteries to double its UK service business turnover in just three years. This achievement is attributable in part to growth in Hoppecke UK's battery and charger rental business. A targeted campaign to highlight the advantages to businesses of all sizes has seen orders rise from zero at start-up to several hundred rental batteries in 12 months. Stuart Browne, Operations Director - Sales and Service at Hoppecke UK, says: "For logistics and warehousing operations time is of the essence. Product availability coupled with our ability to turn around orders quickly has attracted support from major names in the forklift rental market as well as end users such as supermarkets. Businesses can hire ...
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