Month: July 2018

Better vision with the updated Hyster’s

Better vision with the updated Hyster’s

Industry, Manufacturer, Trending
Hyster Europe has launched an updated 8 to 16-tonne capacity lift truck. The most universal to date, the latest heavy-duty models provide optimal visibility, strength and reliability, making handling and transportation easier than ever. “The Hyster® H8-16XM range now has a completely new mast and carriage giving fast attachment exchange as well as optimum visibility of the forks, the attachment, and the load,” says Chris van de Werdt, Product Strategy Manager – Big Trucks, Hyster Europe. The innovative mast design is reported to offer added strength, and the intelligent design has increased the residual capacity on each truck by at least 400kg for the side shift pin type carriage. The new range of 2-stage masts, and extended range of pin or hook type carriages, are available on the H
No Brexit Exit for Hoppecke

No Brexit Exit for Hoppecke

Batteries, BREXIT, Finance, Service
Despite concerns about prospects for economic growth and the uncertain commercial landscape post-Brexit, for energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries it’s business as usual. Whilst the likes of Airbus, Unilever and BMW have been voicing fears over the impact on their businesses of a ‘no deal’, Hoppecke has signalled its commitment to doing business in the UK by signing a 15-year lease on its assembly and warehouse facility in Staffordshire. This move comes amid a period of stability that has seen Hoppecke’s UK subsidiary outperform the market across all areas of its business, with total revenue up by more than 36% over the past two years. It also provides clear reassurance both to Hoppecke’s customers and its workforce that the company intends to continue with the u
New Head of Sales at BNP Parabas

New Head of Sales at BNP Parabas

Business, Featured, Finance, Latest
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK has appointed Mark Richards as Head of Equipment and Logistics Solutions (ELS) Sales – Key Accounts and Business Development. The ELS division of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions specialises in asset finance for the agriculture, materials handling, construction and commercial vehicles markets. Its specialist finance solutions are enablers for businesses across the supply chain. With over 20 years’ experience in the asset finance sector, Richards joins BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions from Marubeni-Komatsu Finance where he established the business from a start-up and held the position of Head of Sales. Prior to this, Richards was Head of Vendor Sales for Hitachi Capital Business Finance where he led the agricultural and industrial vendor sales team and suppo
The most secure Doosan electric trucks ever!

The most secure Doosan electric trucks ever!

Dealer, General, Latest
Doosan forklift trucks are well known for their many safety and security features but these three electric trucks are now more secure than ever; because they're being used in a high security compound on a public sector contract! The three brand new Doosan trucks are B25X-7 models, which are electrically powered and designed to deliver quiet, clean, efficient handling across a range of different applications in the kitchen stores and raw materials areas. All three trucks were supplied by Ability Handling as part of a public sector framework agreement for the provision of materials handing equipment and electric vehicles. In order to meet the enhanced security measures required, all three of the Doosan trucks were supplied complete with a mast lock-off system, which prevents anyone fro...
DD for Davis

DD for Davis

BREXIT, Top Stories, UK Today
Brexit Secretary David Davis quits David Davis has resigned as Brexit Secretary, complaining that the government's agreed policy makes it look "less and less likely" that the UK will leave the customs union and the single market. Theresa May faces MPs later, as she outlines the plan discussed by the cabinet, with critics complaining that it will lead to a "soft" Brexit. Mr Davis - who was followed in his resignation by junior minister Steve Baker - said the UK could be left in "at best a weak negotiating position". But the prime minister said she didn't agree and thanked Mr Davis "warmly" for his work. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says another key Leave campaigner, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, is favourite to take on the Brexit brief, which includes leading negotiati...
Linde introduces Vertilight

Linde introduces Vertilight

Industry, Latest, Manufacturer
Linde Material Handling, Europe’s leading manufacturer of forklift trucks, has launched two new lighting products after the sales success of its BlueSpot lighting system. The forklift truck provider has recently introduced Vertilight and LED Stripes, which can be retrofitted onto its trucks and are also available on new vehicles. Linde Vertilight is a new lighting feature which provides safety while storing and retrieving goods, for high-bay shelves. It consists of LED lights arranged in a semi-circle, mounted onto the truck’s mast. Unlike regular work lights, these lights do not produce a spotlight cone when working at shelves; instead they produce a wide-area, uniform and glare-free light which provides maximum illumination of the area. At 6,500 Kelvin, the colour temperature of
The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

General, Handling, Industry, Logistics, Top Stories
Speaking at this week’s United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards Lunch, Peter Ward – UKWA’s CEO, warned that global political and economic uncertainty allied to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector.” However, he added, the future offers tremendous opportunities for those companies capable of adapting their working practices to the needs of the modern commercial landscape. Peter Ward said: “The continued demise of the high street means that retailers are having to face up to the challenge of re-shaping their routes to market to meet the ever-increasing demands of technology-enabled consumers. As a result, logistics has become ‘the new retail’. “But,
Hawthorne at 30

Hawthorne at 30

Dealer, Featured, General, Latest, News, Top Stories
Established in 1983, Hawthorne has supplied the forklift industry with quality used forklift trucks for the last 35 years and is still owned and managed by the Forsyth family.   They have been located at our current site since 2000 and continue to supply the trade and end users with a wide variety of the most popular makes & models. Toyota / Linde / Yale / Hyster / Mitsubishi / Caterpillar / Komatsu / TCM / Kalmar / Nissan / Daewoo / JCB / Manitou are just some of the manufacturers we stock. Daniel Forsyth said "As an independent dealer, we can advise you on the best machine for the job. We also specialise in  the export of quality used forklift trucks to dealers all over the world." ​"We have a fully equipped, dedicated workshop to carry out any necessary repairs to our
Nexen breaks new Ground

Nexen breaks new Ground

Featured, Latest, Manufacturer, News, Top Stories
Nexen launches rough-terrain models Suffolk, United Kingdom Nexen has expanded its product portfolio with the addition of 2WD and 4WD rough-terrain machines. Designed to work in some of the toughest applications with capacities from 1,800 kg to 5,000 kg, these trucks provide superior performance in extreme conditions. The 2WD 1,800 kg, 2,500 kg and 3,500 kg capacities feature a jaw-type 100% differential lock with a power shift transmission that provides ultimate traction during inclement weather conditions. They are powered by the proven Mitsubishi S4S engines. The 5,000kg model features the Deutz EU3B. The compact range has been specifically designed to work where space is at a premium. The 4WD models are equipped as standard with a fully tilting overhead guard to ensure eas...
In Need of a New Website?

In Need of a New Website?

Business, Dealer, Featured, Industry, Latest, News, Uncategorized
When it comes to developing a website to promote the various services and products offered by the forklift industry a knowledge of the trade is essential and we have a wealth of experience that spans over the last decade. ​We offer a service and understanding of our industry unrivalled by other website developers The Forklift Shop can assist you with all your website design needs. Whether you want a basic level business website or a fully functional e-commerce platform with which to sell your products and services online. ​​View some of our recent work. WHY US? ​With many years of project management experience and a strong understanding of marketing, branding and design, The Forklift Shop will guide you through the minefield of website development; most importantly we understand fork
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