Combilift has produced 50,000 of its customised handling solutions since the company was established 21 years ago. It recently delivered the 15,000th unit into the UK – an Aisle Master articulated truck supplied by Combilift dealer Briggs Equipment to the Sudbury, Suffolk, site of its customer Nestlé. About a third of all units manufactured so far by Combilift at its HQ in Monaghan have been shipped to the UK, confirming CEO and Co-founder Martin McVicar’s view that this country has always been, still is and will remain the most important market for Combilift amongst the 85 countries to which it exports. The specially painted silver Aisle Master model will be operating at Nestlé’s site in Sudbury. Nestlé already uses a number of Aisle Masters and Combi-CS pedestrian stackers in i
When we discuss poignant deliveries and manufacturing history, never have we witnessed two companies so entwined, that it physically shaped their futures such as The Bristol Port Company and SveTruck. To truly understand the importance of The Bristol Port Company’s latest purchase, we first must understand the history that ties both companies together. In the very early 90’s entrepreneur’s Sir David Ord and Terence Mordaunt went out to market for small to medium size forklifts to support their recent acquisition of The Bristol Port Company from Bristol Council. At the time this was the first major investment in plant equipment for the pair, and to date they have invested over £475 million ensuring The Bristol Port Company is one of the UK’s most diverse and efficient Ports. T
Pictured left to right with an SL30RTE are Ed Bisdee from battery supplier Hyperdrive Innovation with Snorkel’s engineering manager Jason Lovell, commercial director Stephen Irish, CEO Matthew Elvin and manufacturing chief John Gill Powered access platform manufacturer Snorkel has started up full production at its Wearside factory of two new lithium-powered Speed Level scissor lifts. The new models, the Snorkel SL26RTE and SL30RTE, were initially previewed at the Bauma 2019 trade show earlier this year and are now in production at the Snorkel’s Vigo Centre plant in Washington, Tyne & Wear. Both lifts are completely zero emission thanks to lithium-ion battery packs with built-in battery management system (BMS), and an integrated electric powertrain developed with
Crown has launched the ESR 1000 Series reach trucks. The new forklifts are available with lift heights of up to 13560 millimetres, load capacities of up to two tonnes and can optionally be configured to use lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, the new reach truck series includes a variety of innovations: For example, mast-lowering speeds can be doubled by opting for Crown’s Xpress LowerTM technology. Furthermore, the newly-developed Gena® operating system provides the latest ESR 1000 Series with advanced productivity, safety, personalisation and management features as standard. Crown’s preferred approach to optimising real productivity and performance is to help make material handling at our customers’ operations easier, safer and more cost-effective. “Crown’s recently launched ESR 1000 Ser
A growing number of companies have recognised the potential of tugger train solutions and lean production without stacker trucks: tugger trains bring efficiency into intralogistics materials transport, either to group ground level transport movements over long distances or for high-frequency supplies to production lines. STILL, the Hamburg intralogistics expert, offers the LiftRunner, a complete tugger train system consisting of a variety of frames and trolleys, in addition to various electric towing tractors. As well as pallet trolleys for large load carriers, small load carriers are increasingly being transported on rack trolleys. To expand the product range of tugger train components, STILL has therefore added a series of standardised rack trolleys with various equipment options ...
Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated warehouse truck-based intralogistics solutions – has announced the appointment of Ken Jackson to the role of Business Development Manager. Having worked previously for a leading materials handling equipment distributor and manufacturer in the UK, Ken has extensive experience of the logistics and supply chain sector and joins Narrow Aisle as part of the company’s ongoing expansion programme, John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd, said: “Ken’s industry knowledge and commitment to customer care is second to none and we are delighted to welcome him to the Flexi Warehouse Systems team. The application of Flexi truck storage systems continues to grow worldwide as companies in diverse industry sectors realise th
The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been acquired by an independent timber and builders’ merchant. Lawsons – a family-owned company operating in London and the South East – has ordered five new JCB 30-19E electric-powered Teletruks following successful trials of the machine at a number of its sites. The JCB 30-19E, which features the iconic telescopic forward reach boom that has made the Teletruk such a popular lift truck across diverse industry sectors, was launched in Spring 2019 and is the first electric-powered model to be added to the Teletruk range.
To serve heavy industry customers across the world Hyster Company is now offering its Big Truck range compliant with three different emissions regulations, with no compromise on productivity. “Hyster® Lift Trucks over 8 tonnes, Container Handlers and ReachStackers can all be purchased to comply with either Stage III / Tier 3, Stage IV / Tier 4 or Stage V emissions regulations, depending on local rules and requirements,” confirms Jan Willem van den Brand, Director Big Truck Product Strategy & Solutions at Hyster Europe. “For our US customers, and those in regions requiring Stage IV / Tier 4 compliant trucks, we provide highly efficient Cummins engines delivering fast cycle times,” he says. “For European countries, we have maintained these exceptional productivity levels whilst
LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, will open its doors for the 18th time from 10th to 12th March 2020. Once again in 2020, Clark Europe will be using the exhibition platform in Stuttgart to introduce trade visitors to the extensive Clark product portfolio of in-house logistics solutions. New products in the electrical segment will be at the heart of the Clark trade show. Clark will have a 207 m² exhibition stand at the LogiMAT to present the company in hall 10, booth D61. One of the highlights on the exhibition stand is the EPXi series of electric four-wheel forklifts launched in 2019. The counterbalance trucks are available in capacities from 2.0 to 3.2 tonnes and they have proven themselves in applications that were once an e
Multidirectional sideloader and order picking specialist Hubtex is celebrating 20 years of success in the UK. As a subsidiary of HUBTEX Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, HUBTEX UK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the development and production of specialised Electric Multidirectional Sideloaders, Order Picking Solutions and Special Equipment for handling long, difficult and bulky goods. Over the past 20 years the HUBTEX UK team have worked with a whole host of clients from a wide variety of industries, including timber, steel and aluminium stockists, building materials, plastics, glass, automotive and aviation sectors. As well as this, HUBTEX UK have worked with waste management, wind and solar power plant engineering. The company says it success over the years cou
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