Linde Material Handling is renewing its order-picking truck range, claiming the most comprehensive product portfolio in the industry. Eight new models of the Linde N20 C low-level order picker are the first to be launched. They ensure comfortable, safe and above all cost-efficient order picking in the load range between 1.2 and 2.5 tons. From home improvement stores to food wholesalers, from the automotive industry to contract logistics, the picking of goods is a core task in every warehouse. It’s also a very cost-intensive one, due to the high proportion of manual activities involved. Linde says it has attached particular importance to user support when developing its new trucks: Even the standard versions of these order pickers, which can reach speeds of up to 14 km/h, offer a hig
Lift West Limited is pleased to be able to offer its support to Mind in Somerset in relation to its campaign to promote and raise awareness of mental health in the materials handling community. To this end we are proud to introduce the newest member of our hire fleet, Mervyn the Mind forklift. Painted purple to stand out from the crowd, Mervyn already has customers approaching Lift West to hire him to show support for the amazing work Mind in Somerset carries out. As part of their offer of support Lift West has agreed to donate 10 per cent of Mervyn’s hire income to the mental health charity. When asked for comment Steve Potter, managing director of Lift West said: “Mental health is an important topic that impacts many aspects of our day to day lives and we were delighted w
Cargotec’s Hiab has delivered its 75,000th truck mounted forklift. Die Behrens-Gruppe of Germany travelled to the Moffett production centre in Dundalk, Ireland, to receive the vehicle on 8 May. The milestone unit is an emission-free electric Moffett E-series, specially painted and decorated to mark the occasion. “Moffett is the original truck mounted forklift and globally undoubtedly the most popular brand. We’re immensely proud to sell 75,000 units before the brand celebrates its 75th anniversary next year,” says Michael O’Reilly, Product Manager Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab. He continues “It is an Irish success story. We manufacture all truck mounted forklifts at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Dundalk, County Louth, supported by close to 400 dedicated and passi
The international forklift truck manufacturer UniCarriers is in search of the most talented forklift operator attending this year’s International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in Birmingham. Together with Talent in Logistics, UniCarriers will host the first ever Forklift Operator Challenge at the exhibition from September 24th to 27th 2019. Entrants will have the opportunity to prove their skill by operating UniCarriers’ Award winning electric counterbalance truck TX3. For this year’s IMHX, UniCarriers partner up with Talent in Logistics to honour adept forklift truck operators. By operating a UniCarriers TX3 counterbalance truck, participants will be able to demonstrate their level of skill and accuracy. ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be working with UniCarriers at IMHX this y
STILL inaugurated its brand new training centre in Fürth earlier this week. On a total usable floor area of 475 m2, STILL trainers offer future talented staff the optimum framework conditions for soundly-based training, says the company. From now on – in addition to the training centre at the parent company’s headquarters in Hamburg – there is now a second central place of learning here where trainee mechatronics engineers from the whole of Germany in their advanced years of training congregate to jointly complete modular practical seminars specific to intralogistics. Several months of rebuilding time have created modern teaching rooms with an attached mechatronics workshop. This building, whose façade design reflects the STILL Corporate Design, allows a perfect combination of theor
Thousands of businesses operating forklift trucks may, unknowingly, be falling foul of the Law over their Thorough Examinations, according to CFTS, the body behind a national standard for the Thorough Examination of forklift trucks. CFTS says studies have shown that 93% of managers overseeing lifting operations believe that their Thorough Examination, as the name suggests, checks their entire truck. However, CFTS feels it couldn’t be further from reality. Chairman, Geoff Martin, explains: “Most inspections known as ‘Thorough Examinations’, sadly, don’t live up to their name. Indeed, they tend to cover the bare minimum demanded by LOLER 98, which covers the truck’s lifting mechanism. “For those responsible for ensuring safe operations, that creates a big problem as, under PUWER 98,
Northeast-based construction equipment rental company Nixon Hire has signed a £14m deal for 235 JCB Loadall telehandlers. Nixon Hire placed the order with dealer Scot JCB for the full range of Loadalls, from the six- metre 525-60 model to the 20-metre 540-200. Nixon Hire managing director Graham Nixon said: "Our decision to buy JCB was based on the quality and efficiency of the product as well as the excellent aftermarket support, we receive from Scot JCB throughout the UK. The machines come with class leading telematics and this is a huge benefit to our own customers." JCB key accounts director Yvette Henshall-Bell said: “We have worked very closely with Nixon Hire over many years and it is fantastic for both companies that Nixon Hire has been able to place a record order wit
IMHX 2019 – the UK’s biggest and longest running materials handling exhibition – is set to feature a record number of exhibitors, including many organisations who are attending for the very first time, when it opens for business at the NEC, Birmingham, in September. Figures recently released by event organiser, Informa Markets, confirm that, with the show still four months away, over 400 companies will be presenting the latest developments in intralogistics and supply chain technology, making IMHX 2019 the largest international logistics solutions exhibition the UK has ever seen. IMHX 2019 show director, Rob Fisher, commented: “Exhibitors are the key to any successful trade fair: leading innovators attract visitors and the quality and sheer number of companies exhibiting at IMHX
Crown Imperial has recently overhauled and enhanced handling procedures at its Herne Bay headquarters by bringing in a number of Combilift models to replace counterbalance and reach trucks that were previously used. PWE reports. The wide variety of raw materials and the varying dimensions of finished products that need to be moved around and stored at the 10,000m² production facility in Herne Bay, required versatile equipment, and store manager Bruce Whiting was also keen to reduce the level of ride-on forklift traffic, particularly in areas where a lot of other personnel are present. Taking advice from Jon Collett of materials handling consultants Mexmast, he looked at the Combilift range and found the ideal solution in the form of Combi-WR4 multidirectional pedestrian stackers and
Clark Europe, based in Duisburg ,Germany, has announced a shake-up of its top team. The forklift manufacturer has reorganized its management team in the operating business segment as well as in sales and marketing. It says the move was necessary to equip the company for the future and in particular to set in motion the plans for assembly production at the Duisburg site. Rolf Eiten, President & CEO of Clark Europe, has handed over the management of the operational business to Andreas Krause, in order to be able to concentrate better on strategic business development for the future. As the new COO (Chief Operating Officer), Krause will in future be responsible for spare parts, order processing, technical support, IT, the European development centre and logistics at the Europ...
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