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Manitou Opens Madrid Complex

Manitou Opens Madrid Complex

Euronews, Manufacturer
Manitou Group has opened the new facilities of Manitou Spain in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. The company is hailing the move as a confirmation of its confidence in its potential growth into the Iberian market. The new location, very close to Madrid, has an area of 10,000 sqm and boasts a 4,600 sqm facility housing the official dealership for Madrid and Toledo. The new premises allow Manitou Group to exhibit its wide range of machinery and serve a greater number of customers in a more efficient way, according to a company statement. This move will also benefit nearly 30 employees who make up the Manitou Spain team. The site includes modern workshops where technicians are able to operate in complete safety with improved efficiency. The complex also features independent offic...
Jungheinrich Acquires Majority Stake in ISI Automation

Jungheinrich Acquires Majority Stake in ISI Automation

Euronews, Industry
Jungheinrich is to acquire ISI Automation of Lemgo, Germany. The move will see the turnkey automation solution specialist become part of the forklift giant, which describes itself as one of the world’s leading providers of intralogistics solutions. The company’s ISIPlus® and ISIPro® products will expand the Group’s portfolio in the area between ERP and the shop floor. Dr. Rosenbach, Member of the Board of Management Logistics Systems at Jungheinrich, explains, “We plan to strengthen ISI Automation and its plants in Lemgo and Extertal, and we have set ourselves the clear objective of further expanding the business with all existing and future customers in this important field of digitalization.” The current managing directors of ISI Automation, Frank Marek and Volker Sasse, will c...
A Guide to LogiMAT 2019

A Guide to LogiMAT 2019

Euronews, Industry, Logistics
Between 19 and 21 February 2019 international exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector will come together at the exhibition centre at Stuttgart Airport to find new business partners. The focus will be on innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production and distribution logistics. The location is ideal – Stuttgart, right in the heart of Europe, in the region of Baden-Württemberg. This region leads the intralogistics sector in Europe and it is set to expand this role even further. The exhibition centre in Stuttgart is Europe’s most modern facility of its kind. Perfectly located with a direct link to the airport, rail network and A8 motorway. If you are planning a trip to the exhibition download the visitors gui...
Clark to Showcase Process Optimisation and Cost Reduction at LogiMAT

Clark to Showcase Process Optimisation and Cost Reduction at LogiMAT

Euronews, Manufacturer
Veteran forklift maker Clark Europe says it will use February’s LogiMAT opportunity to present new products for process optimisation and cost-reduction of in-company logistics processes. They will be in hall 9, booth B61. Among the highlights of the Clark trade fair appearance are the S-Series internal combustion engine trucks launched in early 2018. These have been improved by new Ford engines of emission level 5 and a new DBS system. With the aid of the DBS system, the forklift steering axle is stabilized in such a way that when cornering tipping danger is reduced and driving behaviour is improved. This increases not only the safety of the forklift truck but also the throughput. DBS is now available as standard on all models of the S-Series. With the S-Series with load capacities of 2...
Carrefour Deploys Second Hydrogen Fleet

Carrefour Deploys Second Hydrogen Fleet

Batteries, Euronews, Innovation
French retailer Carrefour has deployed 137 Plug Power GenDrive-powered STILL electric forklifts at its supply chain distribution centre in Vendin-le-Vieil, France. The Vendin-le-Vieil facility, a critical arm within Carrefour’s logistics networks in France, receives, stores and distributes merchandise destined for stores in the region. Carrefour is the second-largest retailer in the world, serving 13 million customers internationally every day. Through the use of Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cell product, Carrefour can expect increases in efficiency, reliability and improved operator-ergonomics within its STILL fleet. This week’s grand opening provided the opportunity for Carrefour to share insights on its vision of the future of the logistics market in France and around the worl...
Vienna’s Historic Hofburg to Stage 2019 IFOY Awards Night

Vienna’s Historic Hofburg to Stage 2019 IFOY Awards Night

Euronews, Industry, Innovation
The location for next  year’s IFOY Awards Night has been announced – and Vienna’s historic Hofburg will be the venue on April 26th. In cooperation with LOGISTIK.Kurier and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) the awards presentation will take place during the gala of the Austrian HERMES Transport.Logistics.Preis for the first time. More than 600 international guests are expected, in what organisers are calling a who’s who of the transportation and intralogistics community. “Vienna, one of the most important cities for congresses in the world, and the Hofburg are a brilliant setting for awarding exceptional achievements in intralogistics. We will invite the community to Vienna for this event,” says Sascha Schmel, Managing Director of the Association for Materials Handling and Intralogi...
Linde Scoop Design Award

Linde Scoop Design Award

Euronews, General
Linde Material Handling’s Roadster forklift has scooped a prize in the much-vaunted German Design Awards. An international panel of experts selected the vision-optimized version of the successful electric counterbalance truck series, Linde E20-E35, as one of the 2019 winners in the Utility Vehicles category. The unique vehicle concept, which eliminated the need for the traditional A-pillar, caused a stir in forklift construction when it made its debut in 2016. The overhead tilt cylinders absorb the lifting forces and direct them backwards via the overhead guard frame. Thanks to this creative solution, Linde Roadster drivers enjoy an almost unlimited all-round view, which makes their work not only much easier but also significantly safer. The German Design Awards jury agreed. Prior to...
Haulotte building futuristic headquarters

Haulotte building futuristic headquarters

Business, Euronews, Manufacturer
Haulotte has announced it is to start construction on a new eco-friendly and forward-thinking headquarters. Located in the town of Lorette in the Loire region of France, the building will be close to the company’s manufacturing site. Architects were instructed to come up with a building designed to offer employees and customers a ‘unique’ experience. Accordingly, the 5,000m² office space will include open areas to promote collaborative working and the combination of natural light with optimal connectivity will make it an eco-friendly place to work and do business. In addition to this, Haulotte has given 31,000m² of extra land over to the construction project for the building of new research and development facilities, with 2,500m² of this land devoted solely to developing futur...
How a $1.4 Million Contract Loss Shows No-Deal Brexit Cost

How a $1.4 Million Contract Loss Shows No-Deal Brexit Cost

BREXIT, Business, Euronews
Want to know how no-deal Brexit fears are already hurting the U.K.? Just ask Martin McVicar, who runs Combilift, which produces about 6,000 forklift trucks annually in Ireland for export. Up until this year, he imported seats costing about 200 euros ($232) apiece from a Welsh factory. Now, he’s switched the 1.2 million-euro contract to a German manufacturer, fearing a hard Brexit will hit his existing supply chain. “Brexit’s the driver -- we wouldn’t have changed otherwise,” McVicar said, sitting in Combilift’s gleaming factory in Monaghan, about 10 miles from the border with Northern Ireland. “We’re not growing our supply chain in the U.K., we’re curtailing it until we see clarity.” McVicar’s decision is a microcosm of the pain already inflicted on the economy by Brexit, much of ...
UniCarriers at work in Sketchers European Distribution Centre

UniCarriers at work in Sketchers European Distribution Centre

Business, Euronews, Handling, Manufacturer
The Belgian municipality of Herstal near Liège is a paradise for all shoe lovers: The place is home to the European Distribution Centre for American shoe manufacturer Skechers. It is from this site, that the company is responsible for distributing its sports and casual shoes to the entire European market. Skechers has automated many operations in its 118.000 m2 facility to speed up processes. However, forklifts are still in demand. Some 75 UniCarriers warehouse trucks help to load and unload delivery trucks, ensure that the high-bay warehouse is restocked and assist in picking and preparing shipments for up to 3,500 customer orders a day. Here’s how they do it. The Skechers and UniCarriers brands share a long history together: UniCarriers original brand Atlet delivered the first ...
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