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Sustainability Zone focal point for materials handling event

Sustainability Zone focal point for materials handling event

Industry, Innovation
A ground-breaking Sustainability Zone will be one of the highlights at this year’s International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX 2022), when the UK logistics industry’s flagship event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, this September. Brand new for 2022, the IMHX Sustainability Zone will combine physical displays, augmented reality, and virtual reality demonstrations to give visitors a ‘deep dive’ into the many steps that companies operating in the supply chain space can take to make sure they perform as sustainably as possible. The Sustainability Zone, delivered in partnership with SEC Storage, will be set across 300 square metres and will allow visitors to take away everything they need to develop an effective sustainability policy or benchmark their existing strategy against ...
Clark introduces first counterbalance truck with lithium-ion technology

Clark introduces first counterbalance truck with lithium-ion technology

Manufacturer, New Trucks
Energy bundles ensure high efficiency Clark has relaunched the GEX and GTX series. The three and four-wheel electric forklifts in 48-volt technology with load capacities of 1.6 to 2 tonnes are now also available with a lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion). With the GEX and GTX series, Clark has for the first time brought counterbalance trucks with Li-Ion battery onto the market and further expanded the product portfolio in the area of Li-Ion technology. Customers with intensive applications in particular benefit from the properties of the Li-Ion battery, such as longevity, quick and intermediate charging capability as well as freedom from maintenance. The manoeuvrable GEX and GTX electric forklifts with Li-Ion battery are in demand wherever it is important to deliver top performance reli...
Toyota launches new electric counterbalance forklifts

Toyota launches new electric counterbalance forklifts

New Trucks
Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new electric counterbalance range, which comes with a choice of lithium-ion, lead-acid or hydrogen power options. Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new range of electric counterbalance forklifts. Designed for both indoor and heavy-duty outdoor applications, the Traigo80 80-volt electric counterbalance range is offered with a choice of lithium-ion, lead-acid or fuel cell power solutions. Customers that opt for lithium-ion batteries can select two intelligent energy packs based on Toyota’s own high-density lithium-ion battery solutions. This flexibility enables users to calculate the lithium-ion battery and charger combination that is best suited to their particular application. At most sites, a lithium-ion-powered Traigo80 wil...
New Flexi fleet for ‘the UK’s largest online garden centre’

New Flexi fleet for ‘the UK’s largest online garden centre’

General
Online garden supplies retailer, Primrose, has upgraded the materials handling fleet at its Sharpness, Gloucestershire, high-bay fulfillment centre with a new fleet of Flexi articulated forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd. Flexi articulated truck technology has been deployed at the Sharpness facility for several years and when the operation was due to be revamped to keep pace with Primrose’s expansion, the company had no hesitation in turning again to Flexis. The new models specified are the latest ‘Digital’ Flexi trucks and have a lift height of 12 metres. ‘Digital’ Flexis are designed to ensure optimum battery efficiency and minimal maintenance costs. For example, the truck’s high capacity lead-acid battery maximises the time between recharges, which means that even over t...
New Tonero surpasses Stage V regulations

New Tonero surpasses Stage V regulations

New Trucks
Toyota Material Handling Europe has optimised its engine counterbalanced truck range designed for productivity, efficiency and the environment. The Tonero Stage V includes Toyota’s leanest industrial engines, designed and produced in-house, optimising performance and driveability. The new models deliver lower fuel consumption, less maintenance but most importantly cleaner operations. The new Toyota Tonero Stage V range is energy-efficient and much cleaner than required by the latest European Union exhaust emission regulation, while also providing a number of benefits for engine counterbalanced truck users. The trucks are equipped with a Toyota in-house industrial engine that is robust, reliable and easy to service, reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs. “Our latest engi...
Yale reveals new cab design for high-capacity trucks

Yale reveals new cab design for high-capacity trucks

New Trucks
Yale Europe Materials Handling has developed a new cab that promotes productivity by offering comfort and ease for the operator. With the ergonomically designed control arm, everything the driver needs is at their fingertips. The cab also boasts an expansive floorspace, adjustable steering column and high-quality seat. When working intensive shift cycles with heavy loads, it is important to have the right tools at your disposal exactly when you need them. For this reason, Yale Europe Materials Handling has developed an all-new cab for its high-capacity trucks. “Yale high-capacity trucks are perfect for industries that handle heavy loads, such as wood and timber, stevedoring and heavy cargo, metal stockholding, pre-stressed concrete, brick and block or manufacturing,” explained Ch...
Linde publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Linde publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Euronews, Featured
The Aschaffenburg, Germany-based intralogistics specialist Linde Material Handling (Linde MH) has released its sustainability report for 2020. It takes stock of major social, ecological and economic aspects of the company’s activities and sets out specific targets for the future. Sustainability is firmly anchored in the company’s corporate strategy. Going forward, regular updates will continue to be published to document the progress being made. “At Linde Material Handling, we are convinced that sustainability has become a crucial factor,” says Stefan Prokosch, Senior Vice President Brand Management at Linde MH. “In this regard, we focus both on our own sustainable business practices and on the products and solutions we manufacture.” The intralogistics company aims to be a respon...
Hubtex develops new platform transporters

Hubtex develops new platform transporters

Handling
With its SFX series, Hubtex is developing new platform transporters for loads of 25t, 40t and 65t. The compact, self-propelling vehicles for indoor and outdoor use have a large loading area for the transport of bulky, heavy loads. Thanks to its modular design, the base of the transporter can be equipped with various steering systems and a platform lifting option. The SFX module was developed for manual applications and can be further expanded into an AGV. From July 2021, the portfolio of the manufacturer of custom-made industrial trucks will include the new SFX models for the load capacity ranges 25t (SFX-25), 40t (SFX-40) and 65t (SFX-65). Cross-series truck components and the addition of AGV functions make the series suitable for most customer requirements. The series is typically...
Snorkel ramps up lithium-ion offering

Snorkel ramps up lithium-ion offering

Access
Aerial access platform manufacturer Snorkel has begun full production of five lithium-ion battery powered compact rough terrain scissor lift models. Now in production in Snorkel’s assembly facilities in the UK and New Zealand, the five new RTE electric rough terrain scissor lifts expand Snorkel’s lithium-powered range to eight models. They join the electric SL26RTE and SL30RTE Speed Level rough terrain mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) launched in 2019, and the SR5719E/SR626E compact rough terrain telehandler launched in 2020. The range includes lithium-ion battery versions of two narrow width units, the S2255RTE and S2755RTE, as well as three standard width units, the S2770RTE, S3370RTE and S3970RTE. The new scissor lifts are equipped have lithium-ion battery packs w...
LPG forklift overcomes diesel legislation

LPG forklift overcomes diesel legislation

Featured, Industry
For many operators of forklifts, an IC engine truck offers a great solution. Hard to beat in round-the-clock operations they thrive in tough conditions. But new legislation due to be introduced in the UK looks set to deal a mortal blow to diesel as a fuel source. “That’s why the LPG-powered Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES is taking the market by storm,” explains Stewart Gosling of RDD, exclusive importers for Mitsubishi Forklifts Trucks in the UK. “It delivers significant  benefits over diesel and uses up to 40% less fuel than competitor LPG trucks. “Where the customer really wishes to stick with diesel, our robust and powerful new 3.3 litre engine maintains its high-power output and performance in any situation. This is in contrast to many competitors who have opted for much smaller engin...
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