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Month: December 2019

Doosan highlights performance at LAMMA 20

Doosan highlights performance at LAMMA 20

Manufacturer
Doosan, the manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be exhibiting at LAMMA 20 (hall 18, stand 516), the UK’s top farm machinery, equipment and services show, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham, 7th- 8th January 2019. Well suited to harsh farmyard duties, Doosan’s comprehensive range of versatile, reliable and tough forklift trucks will be represented on the Doosan stand by four of the manufacturer’s latest feature-rich models – a D35S-7 3.5 tonne diesel counterbalance, a gas powered G25P-7 2.5 tonne counterbalance truck, a D33S-7 3.25 tonne diesel counterbalance fitted with a 6.5m triple mast and the new LPM20 lithium ion powered pallet truck. These are just a few examples from the manufacturer’s extensive range of over 200 models of counterbalance, reach a...
Haulotte ramps up used sales

Haulotte ramps up used sales

Access, General
Haulotte Group has stepped up its activity in the used equipment market, launching a dedicated website for used machines from its 21 subsidiaries. http://used-equipement.haulotte.com/haulotte/com The company believes used equipment is "a smart way to expand a fleet with great pricing for a quick return on investment". Ludovic Jankov, corporate used equipment manager at Haulotte Group, says used equipment has, to date, accounted for less than 5% of Haulotte's total sales. All machines are inspected by dedicated teams and serviced with Haulotte parts. The equipment will undergo numerous checks before it is deemed 'ready to work'. According to Jankov, "All our MEWPs and telehandlers are (in demand) in the used equipment market." Haulotte's scissor lifts experience the stron...
In-process Forklift Charging

In-process Forklift Charging

Batteries, Innovation
The logistics start-up Wiferion will present the future of energy supply for industrial electric vehicles at LogiMAT Stuttgart 2020: in Hall 2, Stand A18, the system provider of charging and storage technology will present its inductive rapid charging system ‘etaLINK 12000’ for the first time. The solution enables in-process charging of lithium-ion-batteries of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), industrial trucks and mobile robots. Charging processes can therefore be flexibly integrated into intralogistics procedures. The scalable energy solution is the world’s first contactless battery charging system with an output of 12 kW and an efficiency of 93%. The result is fully automated charging processes and up to 30% higher vehicle availability. etaLINK 12000 unleashes the full potential...
New Lithium powered pallet truck from Logitrans

New Lithium powered pallet truck from Logitrans

New Trucks
The Danish manufacturer of material handling equipment, Logitrans A/S, launches a fully powered pallet truck with Lithium battery – a pallet truck with focus on high performance and efficiency. Features of the new pallet truck are smart and robust design – and focus on safety and ergonomics of the user. “To meet the many customer inquiries and demands for a Lithium powered pallet truck, we are now happy to launch our Logitrans Mover. With the capacity of 1500 kg, it is perfectly suited for light and medium duty material handling”, says Gitte Kirkegaard, CEO at Logitrans. The battery weight is only 4,5 kg and has small dimensions, enabling an extremely compact truck. Within two seconds the battery can be exchanged, and the charging takes only 2,5 hours with a long operational time...
Acclaim awarded an ISO 45001

Acclaim awarded an ISO 45001

Dealer
  Acclaim Handling Limited has recently announced that it has been accredited with the new ISO 45001 Internationally recognised H&S standard. The company is amongst one of the first to achieve the new accreditation, which demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing a safe workplace. The new standard ISO 45001 H&S standard was published in 2018 and replaces the international former workplace health and safety standard, the OHSAS 18001, which officially ends in March 2021. Nick Griffiths, H&S Compliance Support at Acclaim Handling commented, “As H&S is at the forefront of everything Acclaim Handling does as a business, and the first topic on our Senior Management Reviews, the Directors were very keen to migrate to the new ISO 45001 standard as soon as p...
Hitec Lift Trucks Founder Retires

Hitec Lift Trucks Founder Retires

Dealer
Having co-founded Hitec Lift Trucks in 1986, and worked for the company for 33 years, Prospero Girardi has announced his retirement. ‘The company I co-founded and managed has grown through the years and has left me with many fond memories. I have met some very interesting and lovely individuals, groups and businesses during that journey. There have also been many people throughout the years that have helped contribute to the success of Hitec Lift Trucks and to them I am incredibly grateful. Not only have I been fortunate enough to deal with some fantastic companies over the years, I’ve also been able to build some strong relationships with customers, who have stuck with Hitec no matter what. Thank you for your dedication and may there be many more years ahead! In May 2018, Hit...
A Bright Future For Forklift Training

A Bright Future For Forklift Training

Training
A prominent forklift training provider has opened new opportunities for workplace transport training in the South West following its recent accreditation by the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers. Based in Bristol, HL Training Services provides on-site and in-house training for forklift instructors and operators. Despite being accredited by industry bodies ITSSAR and RTITB, HL Training Services’ management team made the major decision to gain a third accreditation, after noticing a lack of availability for AITT courses in the West Country. “Anyone in the South West looking to attend AITT training courses would have to travel to the Midlands or further east,” said Shane Richardson, Director at HL Training Services. “But our new AITT Accreditation means we can provide courses...
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