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Month: February 2021

Toyota keeps Top Spot.

Toyota keeps Top Spot.

Featured, Industry, Manufacturer
There has been little change in the Top 10 forklift manufacturers list for 2019/20. A report by German magazine DHF shows Toyota still at the top of the ranking, with 26.82% of the global market. KION remains in second place, with 14.59%, followed by Jungheinrich with 9.28%. The minor changes in the ranking include Manitou and Kalmar, seventh and eighth, respectively, which switched positions from last year. Similarly, Clark and Doosan (11th and 12th) have traded places in the latest listing. According to analysis by report author Jurgen Warmbold, incoming orders for the 2019 year dropped from 1,537,979 (2018) to 1,506,876 units - the first drop after six years of growth. For Europe, WITS has reported a decrease of 33,512 to 490,551 industrial truck orders, with...
Ardent places £26m Loadall order

Ardent places £26m Loadall order

General
Ardent Hire Solutions has placed a £26m order with dealer Watling JCB for 525 new Loadall telescopic handlers. Ardent’s order spans the compact 525-60 to the 540-200 models, which have reaches of between six and 20 metres. It has also ordered 25 JCB 3CX backhoe loaders. It follows a deal in 2019 from Ardent for £75m-worth of JCB machines. The new JCB machines all come with JCB LiveLink telematics technology, providing real-time feeds to support Ardent’s ‘Site Manager’ digital platform. Ardent chief financial officer Julian O’Neill said: “Our telehandler fleet is already the largest anywhere in the UK and this substantial investment strengthens our position in the telescopic handler hire sector.”
Open-top telehandlers

Open-top telehandlers

Industry, Innovation
Snorkel is now offering all of its rough terrain telehandlers in an open cab version as an alternative to its standard enclosed cab. The Snorkel telehandler models SR626, SR1442, SR1745 and SR1065 come with a choice of an open cab, or a fully enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. On the full electric, lithium-ion battery powered SR626E, both can types are available but there is no air conditioning in the enclosed cab. The open cab version features the same design and layout as the enclosed version and has a mesh grid to protect the operator.
Lifter by PRAMAC supports COVID-19 Vaccine Testing labs

Lifter by PRAMAC supports COVID-19 Vaccine Testing labs

General, Logistics
PRAMAC, the Pramac brand dedicated to the Material Handling Division, is providing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, in particular to move materials in COVID-19 Vaccine testing labs in UK. The solution provided brings together in a competitive, compact and easy to handle product features that are essential for this industry purposes: with its powered Drive, built-in professional weighing technology and stainless-steel exterior that prevents germs and bacteria, the Agile Plus Inox GS/P offers indeed a safe and efficient way of moving materials in these clinical environments. Pramac offered its support, providing material handling products in order to facilitate logistic and organizational activities, also to a foundation in Siena engaged in a research project of medicines...
Careers at Pegasus Material Handling

Careers at Pegasus Material Handling

Dealer, Movers and Shakers
Pegasus Material Handling are on the hunt for an experienced service engineer. Are you really good at what you do? If so, Pegasus Material Handling would like to hear from you. At Pegasus MH people are the most valuable asset and they are proud to recruit and train the very best in the forklift industry. Equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that, no matter what the customers’ need, they can handle it. Pegasus MH are based in the North East of England and have a large team of field engineers working remotely, they have the technology and infrastructure to support the dynamic ways of working to deliver the responsiveness and service that sets them apart. Find out More > https://pegasusmh.co.uk/pegasus-mh-news/were-recruiting-for-an-experienced-service-engi...
Crown launches Service Request app

Crown launches Service Request app

Innovation
Crown has enhanced its customer support capabilities with the launch of a new mobile app that puts Crown’s service solution at your fingertips. The new app enables forklift users in the UK to request a forklift service, discuss their rental needs or contact their nearest dealer - all from the convenience of their iOS- or Android-compatible smartphone or tablet. The Crown Service Request app provides fast access to Crown's UK service and support network to ensure operators maximise uptime. In submitting a service request, users are automatically connected to a Crown service expert who can arrange a prompt solution in keeping with the company’s excellent response times. Anyone with a support question can submit their enquiry by tapping the 'Contact Us' button on the app. A Crown repres...
Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts with 2.0 – 3.5t capacity models.

Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts with 2.0 – 3.5t capacity models.

Manufacturer, New Trucks
Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, has expanded its powerful new 9-Series – world-class Euro Stage V compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks – with the launch of the advanced D25S-9 range. Available in five models across a capacity range of 2.0 – 3.5 tonne, these versatile diesel-powered trucks offer an unbeatable combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, performance, driver comfort and durability. Design efficiency A striking, new sleek design combines rugged good looks with enhanced operator comfort, offering spacious leg room with a 50% larger floor plate, concealed tilt cylinder, increased torso clearance, and an all new ‘full floating’ cabin design with curved front, top and rear glass panels – reducing noise to just ...
AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

Featured, Manufacturer
With this project, the foundations were laid for the new generation of technological and sustainable products. In recent years, AUSA has launched new products on the market that have led to important changes in the understanding of compact commercial vehicles, such as the reversibility of the driving position in some dumpers, the inclusion of a digital display on the dashboard and the increase of technological components to provide more information to the user and a better performance of the products. To cope with these changes and respond to the company's creative process, AUSA had to move forward in time and entered into a redesign and optimization project of its industrial process between 2015 and 2017. This process included significant changes that contributed to the simplifi...
Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Handling, Manufacturer
Hubtex claims to have launched the world’s first fully automated electric multidirectional sideloader for handling long, heavy and bulky goods: In introducing the PhoeniX AGV, Hubtex further secures its reputation as an automation consultant with a broad range of technologies and partners. In 2021, the customer specific AGV designs will be included in the full product range of electric vehicles for the wood, sheet metal, glass and automotive industries, among others. The basic model of the new PhoeniX electric multidirectional sideloader was designed by Hubtex for step-by-step automation utilising full electric steering, enabling longer operating times due to its lower energy consumption. Now the manufacturer has developed the fully automated PhoeniX AGV based on this core product. ...
New Compact Lithium-Ion Pallet Truck Launched to Boost Efficiency

New Compact Lithium-Ion Pallet Truck Launched to Boost Efficiency

General, Handling
An ultra-compact lithium-ion pallet truck for loads up to 1.5 tonnes has been launched by global brand of materials handling equipment, Hyster. The new PC1.5 Pallet Truck, powered by a lithium-ion battery, can deliver greater efficiency than a hand pallet truck. “For those currently using hand pallet trucks in the warehouse, switching to the new PC1.5 brings efficiency gains, without complex maintenance requirements,” says Matt Hardy, Solutions Manager EMEA for Hyster Europe. “Operations with lean fleets will benefit from these dependable pallet trucks that are ready to go when needed.” Simple to use, the new lithium-ion pallet trucks offer significant benefits to the operator compared to a hand pallet truck, with powered travelling, lifting and lowering. Despite the small and...
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