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Month: June 2021

New Reflex trucks feature proven innovation

New Reflex trucks feature proven innovation

Logistics
Toyota Material Handling Europe is launching the first three models in the new BT Reflex family: the high-performance R-series model, the E-series with unique tilting cab and the flexible O-series for inside and outside use. The updated BT Reflex trucks will set new standards in terms of safety, energy efficiency and ergonomics. The innovative improvements include an updated ergonomic operator compartment with intuitive controls and an interactive colour touchscreen. All models come with intelligent lithium-ion energy packs, and can be easily connected to I_Site from Toyota. Reach trucks from Toyota have been class-leading products with innovative features over the past 25 years. Unique tilting cab, transitional lift control, 360° steering, to name just a few. The new generation ...
National Forklift Safety Day returns for 2021 with focus on accredited Thorough Examination

National Forklift Safety Day returns for 2021 with focus on accredited Thorough Examination

Featured, Industry, Trending
As part of its ongoing commitment to promote good safety protocols throughout the material handling industry, National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) returns for 2021 with a new theme focussed on ensuring that all material handling equipment (MHE) remains safe for use. NFSD 2021 takes place on Tuesday 8th June and for the first time is being promoted by the UK Material Handling Association, the new voice in UK material handling formed by the merger of the industry’s two most respected trade associations – BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) and the FLTA (Fork Lift Truck Association). As promoting good safety standards within the material handling industry is one of the UKMHA’s core goals, it has opted to use 8th June for its own launch event so that it can highlight to an engaged...
Linde prepares to launch new-generation electric forklifts

Linde prepares to launch new-generation electric forklifts

Manufacturer
June 2021 will see Linde Material Handling launch a new fork lift truck generation that combines “the best of two worlds”, thereby putting the electric forklift on par with ICE-powered trucks. The German industrial trade fair held in Hanover in March 1971 saw the beginning of what has developed into a 50-year success story: Back then, Linde MH presented its first electric forklift truck. Ever since, the intralogistics specialist has left its mark on electric mobility with numerous technical innovations, advancing to become the European market leader in the electric counterbalance truck segment. “Looking back, it was a decision that set the course for the future,” says Stefan Prokosch, Senior Vice President Brand Management Linde MH. “Today, we not only offer our customers a huge ...
Bobcat launches new telehandlers

Bobcat launches new telehandlers

Handling, New Trucks
Bobcat is launching the company's new generation R-Series telehandler range, providing a choice of 12 models with Stage V engines. The new telehandlers cover lifting heights from 6 to 18 m with maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.1 T. Commenting on the R-Series launch, Gustavo Otero, president, Doosan Bobcat EMEA, says: "Telehandlers are a fundamental asset of our business strategy and key pillar of our Next is Now initiative. Our new ground-breaking R-Series range offers high performance, robust machines for maximum uptime with a focus on accurate controls and intuitive operation for tackling any job on the construction site. With these new models and the increased investment in our telehandler business, we are aiming to double the production of Bobcat telehandlers by 2025...
Why electric is not the only way to quash carbon

Why electric is not the only way to quash carbon

Industry
When it comes to reducing the carbon emissions from operating forklift trucks, renewable options such as biofuels and green gases can offer an effective way to hit sustainability targets. Andy Kellett, National Account Manager FLTs at Calor, explains why these alternatives are generating much interest. More than ever before, UK businesses and industrial sectors are reviewing how their daily operations are impacting the concerted national effort to reduce carbon emissions. The warehousing and materials handling industry is no different. Not only is road transport coming under increasing scrutiny on the role they play in sustainable operations, but non-road machinery such as forklift trucks (FLTs) are in the spotlight too with regards to how they can be decarbonised. As a result, a nu...
Hyster reveals Li-ion trucks with electric drivetrain

Hyster reveals Li-ion trucks with electric drivetrain

Featured, Manufacturer
Hyster has announced its 10-18 tonne lift capacity trucks are now available with an electric drivetrain, helping businesses achieve zero-emissions objectives by making the switch to electric forklifts. The new Hyster J10-18XD lift trucks lift up to 18-tonnes and feature lithium-ion battery packs providing full power and acceleration, comparable to a diesel forklift but with no emissions. “This is a breakthrough for businesses in heavy industry that are keen to achieve green objectives in factories, warehouses and yards,” says Jan-Willem van den Brand, Director Global Market Development, Big Trucks, for Hyster. “With support from Hyster, the transition to clean electric power is now simpler than ever and comes with no compromise on performance or efficiency. “Operations underta...
Speedy spends £3m on Skyjack lifts

Speedy spends £3m on Skyjack lifts

Access, Dealer
Speedy has added 100 new boom and scissor lifts to its UK fleet as part of its powered access investment strategy. Speedy has spent £3m on new Skyjack equipment, including both articulated and telescopic mobile elevating work platforms. The 100 new additions include the diesel-powered all-terrain SJ46AJ and SJ66T, and the all-electric SJ30ARJE, which have working heights of 15.9, 22.1 and 10.8 metres respectively. Speedy has also taken delivery of more Skyjack SJ6826 and SJ6832 rough terrain scissor lifts, which provide a working height range from 9.75m to 11.6 metres. These lifts have four-wheel drive and up to 50% gradeability for use on all terrains. The Skyjack equipment is the latest investment by Speedy Powered Access, which has recently expanded its fleet with 130 ne...
Terex Genie names new UK sales director

Terex Genie names new UK sales director

Access, Movers and Shakers
Terex has appointed Will Westley has been appointed as sales director for its Genie aerial work platforms in the UK and Ireland. Will Westley joins Terex Genie from Caterpillar UK, where he worked for nearly 20 years. Most recently, he held the position of international industry manager for Caterpillar, responsible for delivering machine sales and parts to more than 90 countries. The Genie territory sales managers for the UK and Ireland – Keith John, Adam Mitchell and Craig Duffy – will report to Will Westley. From September, he will also take on the extra role of sales director for the Nordics region (Scandinavia and Baltic countries).
Toyota uses 100% renewable electricity

Toyota uses 100% renewable electricity

Featured, Industry
In the run-up to World Environment Day on Saturday 5th June, Toyota Material Handling Europe has confirmed that it uses 100% renewable electricity in its European operations as of 1st April 2021. The switch involves every single one of the organisation’s European entities and represents a significant advancement towards its ambitious sustainability goals. On its own, it achieves 15% of the required progress towards the 2030 target of net zero emissions from operations. Toyota Material Handling Europe has announced that all its operations across Europe now source 100% of their electricity renewably, with no associated CO2 emissions. This transition was finalised as of 1st April 2021, but is the result of continuous efforts since 2018, since when Toyota Material Handling Europe has...
Cargotec refines its vision & strategy

Cargotec refines its vision & strategy

Innovation, Manufacturer
Cargotec refines its vision & strategy: 1 million tonne CO2 emission reduction in the value chain Cargotec’s Board of Directors has confirmed the company’s refined strategy and vision. Breakthrough objectives are sustainability and profitable growth. With its business areas Kalmar, MacGregor and Hiab, which includes Moffett, Dundalk, Cargotec’s vision is to become the global leader in sustainable cargo flow. “Our previous vision – becoming the global leader in intelligent cargo handling – highlighted the importance of digitalisation. With our present operating model, digitalisation already constitutes an integrated part of our processes, solutions and offering. Intelligent solutions enable sustainable and profitable growth. The importance of sustainability has significantl...
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