Month: November 2018

Added Value for the Hyster Fortens H2.0-3.5FT Forklift Range.

Added Value for the Hyster Fortens H2.0-3.5FT Forklift Range.

Manufacturer
Hyster has added extra features to its H2.0-3.5FT forklift truck range increasing operator comfort, productivity and safety, as well as enhancing the capabilities of the machines themselves. Just some of the extras now incorporated on the pallet trucks are air suspension seats, operator passwords and additional protection for the vehicle’s powertrain. https://www.hyster.com/emea/en-gb/
Increased Capacity for the Jungheinrich EKM Order Picker

Increased Capacity for the Jungheinrich EKM Order Picker

Manufacturer
Jungheinrich has doubled the total load capacity on its latest small parts order picker. In addition to the 100kg capacity on its upper shelf, the versatile new EKM 202 now has a second storage space for a further 115kg of materials. The inclusion of the second shelf makes the electric truck particularly suitable for picking of small parts of items that have no pallets. A new AC drive provides the vehicle with a maximum travel speed of 8km/h, while the 120Ah lithium-ion battery ensures there is sufficient energy for especially challenging applications. Increased safety Warning zone lights are also on the vehicle to increase safety in applications where pedestrians are, such as retail outlets where members of the public may move about in close proximity. The lights activat...
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
A German award for the Toyota Traigo 80

A German award for the Toyota Traigo 80

Latest, Manufacturer
The 6-8 tonne model of the heavy-duty electric forklift Toyota Traigo80 has picked up the German Design Award for outstanding design quality. The German Design Awards are international prizes awarded by the German Design Council to honour unique design trends. In the category ‘Excellent Product Design’, the Traigo80 was awarded as a Winner by an esteemed international jury of experts. The Toyota Traigo80 is the first counterbalance forklift from Toyota Material Handling to receive the German Design Award. Back in 2015, the engine-powered Toyota Tonero counterbalance forklift already received a special mention. The Toyota Traigo 80 is a top-of-the-range, heavy-duty electric forklift, a true alternative to engine-powered trucks. The truck’s clear-cut design is characterised by strength
New website for Hawthorne Fork Truck Services

New website for Hawthorne Fork Truck Services

Dealer
Hawthorne Fork Truck Services have unveiled their new website which was officially launched last weekend. In an ever changing marketplace the company has diversified considerably in recent years and has evolved from a plant machinery and  forklift truck wholesaler to a full service provider offering an extensive range of products and services. The new website highlights the core products now being offered by Hawthorne Fork Truck Services including an extensive long and short term hire solution for nationwide customers and dealers together with service, maintenance and forklift training services. With easy call to action functionality the team at Hawthorne look forward to hearing from many new clients in the years to come. http://www.hawthorne-fts.com If your business is look
Agency workers at risk due to lack of lift truck training

Agency workers at risk due to lack of lift truck training

Industry, Training
Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations, warns RTITB. “All too often lift truck incidents hit the headlines,” says Laura Nelson, managing director for RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Recently we have seen several cases where agency workers or temporary employees have been involved in accidents, many of which could have potentially been avoided if employers were more diligent about training.” Figures from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that half of fatal accidents in the workplace happen during a worker’s first ten days on site, with half of these occurring on their very first day. New star
Briggs Equipment smashes their annual fundraising goal

Briggs Equipment smashes their annual fundraising goal

Dealer
Cannock based Briggs Equipment are renowned for their fundraising activities and have supported a number of charities over recent years including The Teenage Cancer Trust, Newlife and now Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer’s Research UK is Briggs’ official charity partner for 2018-2019 and was voted for by staff. The partnership began in June, and by November staff had already smashed through the original £20,000 goal.  Funds raised are now in excess of £21,500 with many more activities planned for well into 2019. Staff have taken part in a wide variety of activities so far including; a car wash, bake sales, karting days, a 350-mile bike ride from Cumbernauld to Cannock, a sponsored chest wax and climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales. Having received the most votes for a charity partnershi
Executive changes at BITA

Executive changes at BITA

BITA, Industry, Movers and Shakers
Linde is to increase its involvement in the material handling industry as its UK chief joins the board of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA). The appointment of Massimiliano Sammartano, managing director UK at the firm, comes at the same time as two long-serving members of the trade body are to step down. Sammartano said, “I am looking forward to my new appointment on the BITA board. BITA plays such a critical role in shaping the UK truck industry and it is important to Linde to contribute to this.” Taking on the position of general manager of the Northern Europe and South Africa region in July last year, Sammartano’s contribution will be well received at BITA as the UK material handling industry copes with the conditions created by the uncertainty around Brexit. W
Nexen launches new Sideloader

Nexen launches new Sideloader

Innovation, Manufacturer
Within Nexen Group the companies’ diverse approach to innovation and solution provision, continues as it has for over 30 years with the launch of the New Nexen FDSL 4-Way Side-Loader range. Available in Diesel and LPG with the latest low emission engines, the Nexen FDSL Range boasts many key features which carry on the tradition of providing innovative materials handling solutions. At Nexen Group, reliability and robustness has always been our main focus which can be seen straightaway with the Nexen FDSL.  It benefits from a chassis entirely manufactured from a generous amount of quality structural steel and other high quality heavy duty imported European components & material to ensure longevity of product life. Serviceability and ease of maintenance is as always, a key componen
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
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