Month: March 2019

Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the U.S. headquarters in Lexington

Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the U.S. headquarters in Lexington

Manufacturer
Clark plans to expand its North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. A third production plant will be put into operation at the location in the future, where the S-Series combustion engine counterbalanced trucks for the U.S. market will be produced. The investment volume amounts to 4.6 million U.S. dollars. Series production is expected to start this summer. “The expansion of our Lexington facility is an important step in positioning Clark for the future,” said Dennis Lawrence, President & CEO of Clark Material Handling Company in the USA. “With the expansion of production, we want to further improve our processes, avoid waste and shorten throughput times. We would like to exceed the expectations of our customers and push our global growth.” This is already the third
Doosan launches advanced 3-wheel electric B15R-7 Series

Doosan launches advanced 3-wheel electric B15R-7 Series

New Trucks
Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high-performance forklift trucks, has launched a versatile new range of three-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, the B15R-7 Series, offering smooth and responsive acceleration for enhanced productivity, increased visibility for precision manoeuvring, and an extensive range of safety features as standard. With three new models covering a capacity range from 1.25 – 1.6 tonne, the compact and versatile B15R-7 Series is particularly well suited to the flexible needs of the small business – and being battery powered, offers the clean handling performance demanded by the Food & Drinks sector. Robust Performance As a tough all-rounder, durability for outside duty is assured with a rugged rear-drive axle, IP65 rated Curtis con
Ireland’s 2019 Rich List No 235: Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett Worth €60 m

Ireland’s 2019 Rich List No 235: Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett Worth €60 m

Business, Movers and Shakers
Forklift business Combilift was started in Monaghan 18 years ago by engineers Martin McVicar (44) and Robert Moffett (62). Before the company went private in 2005, it had accumulated profits of almost €23m on a turnover of €53m. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength with revenues now at €1bn. It is difficult to put a value on the business, which recently opened a new facility built at a cost of €50m. Combilift currently exports 98pc of its products to 85 countries. The current workforce stands at 550 with over 200 new jobs being created. Financial experts have conservatively valued the business at €60m, although it is likely to be worth substantially more.
Jungheinrich Battery-Integrated Truck Wins Design Award

Jungheinrich Battery-Integrated Truck Wins Design Award

General
The Jungheinrich ETV 216i reach truck has received the iF Design Award 2019. Billed as the world’s first reach truck in which the battery has been permanently integrated into the truck design, Jungheinrich say it has consistently utilised the advantages of space-saving and powerful lithium-ion battery technology for this purpose. It claims the ETV 216i is significantly more compact than conventional reach trucks, providing greater agility and improved ergonomics, giving the operator more freedom of movement and better all-round visibility. The result is an especially user-friendly and safer warehouse, according to the Hamburg OEM. The iF Design Award is a highly regarded bauble. It honours design achievements in the disciplines of product, packaging, communication and service design
Liebherr’s latest log handler to launch at Bauma

Liebherr’s latest log handler to launch at Bauma

Handling, New Trucks
Liebherr has announced its latest log handler will be appearing at Bauma for the first time, marking the company’s maritime division’s debut at the world’s largest construction trade fair. Having already convinced selected test customers, the OEM is now preparing to make the LRS Log Handler more widely available to the construction industry. The main field of application for the agile timber-handling vehicle is the fast, manoeuvrable and, in particular, mobile transportation of logs within industrial plant premises and timber handling terminals. Wood-processing companies such as sawmills, paper or pulp mills are expected to particularly benefit, as well as transhipment applications in ports and inland ports, and the machine is considered to be a robust, reliable and powerful m
iF Design Award For Li-Ion Pallet Truck EP Equipment

iF Design Award For Li-Ion Pallet Truck EP Equipment

New Trucks
EP Equipment has received the iF Product Design Award for its ground-breaking WPL201 Li-Ion pallet truck. The award-winning newcomer does not only appear in a unique, appealing design, it also combines design with innovative features that solve several problems of traditional electric pallet trucks. Based on 48V brushless DC technology, the WPL201 comes with increased gradeability and power, plug&play Li-Ion battery and a world unique plug&play controller. To ensure low TCO and simple service, the controller of the truck can be exchanged single-handed to reduce service time for the customer. With its 48V/36Ah plug&play Li-Ion Battery, the truck can run through a full shift without charging and work around the clock using opportunity charging. The WPL201 also comes wit...
Pallet Truck Parts from W Hall are ready for Brexit.

Pallet Truck Parts from W Hall are ready for Brexit.

BREXIT, Dealer, PARTS
As Brexit looms Pallet Truck Parts have been busy preparing Steve Britton Hall commented, “We’ve been busy over the last few weeks reorganising our warehouse, our stock holding ability has now doubled and with Brexit looming Pallet Truck Parts are ready for any eventuality.” With one of the largest stocks of pallet truck spares in the UK Pallet Truck Parts are confident that they can fulfil your order and as they are located in Northern Ireland, they can continue to provide fast delivery to the whole of UK and ROI. Visit their online store for parts from leading manufacturers including BT, Crown, Warrior, Totallifter and Logitrans From wheels and load rollers to handle assembly’s and seals it is easy to order online. Unsure of your needs? Check out their parts finder to
Speedy takes over Lifterz for £21.5m

Speedy takes over Lifterz for £21.5m

Access
The father and son team of Malcolm and Ben Bowers have sold their Lifterz access platform hire business to Speedy for £9.6m cash. Speedy has also paid off Lifterz’s £11.9m debt as part of the transaction, making it a £21.5m deal. Lifterz Holdings is based in Wakefield, with additional sites in Haydock, Daventry and Bathgate. It has a fleet of approximately 1,300 access platforms, £15m annual revenues and 90 employees. Unaudited revenue for the 12 months ended 31st January 2019 was £15.2m with normalised EBITDA of £3.3m. Gross assets were £17.2m. Malcolm Bowers, who turned 70 last month, previously founded Aerials for Industry Ltd (AFI) in 1998 before selling out in 2005 and starting Lifterz with his son in 2007. The duo are now joining Speedy along with the rest of the Lift
EnerSys to Offer Lithium-ion Options in NexSys Range

EnerSys to Offer Lithium-ion Options in NexSys Range

Batteries
Motive power specialist EnerSys is set to introduce advanced lithium ion technology to its NexSys range of high-performance motive power batteries with the launch of NexSys iON™ battery systems in 2019. The expanded range will encompass both superior Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) and lithium ion batteries to offer customers a full spectrum of intelligent and flexible power options for their electric material handling vehicles. For added peace of mind, NexSys iON batteries are designed to ISO26262 specifications, which equate to automotive lithium-ion battery safety levels. They employ multiple protective safety layers, an EnerSys – designed algorithm and a specially developed battery management system (BMS) based on ISO26262 ASIL C to achieve these high standards while avoiding advers
STILL Wins 2018 John Deere Partner Award

STILL Wins 2018 John Deere Partner Award

Manufacturer
Forklift specialist STILL was the honoured recipient of the John Deere Partner Award at a Mannheim event recently. A panel, made up of representatives from different John Deere plants throughout Europe, evaluated STILL’s best qualities in categories such as quality, supplier reliability, technical support and cost management. For over 50 years, STILL and John Deere, a global leader in agricultural machinery, have been forging a successful business relationship. STILL is the primary supplier for the agricultural machinery manufacturer in Europe, whose fleet consists of roughly 650 STILL trucks, with tugger trains and warehouse trucks being the most popular product. “We’re really excited about receiving the award. John Deere is a company which we’ve been associated with for decades. O
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