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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...
Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered.

Manufacturer
The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world. The customer taking delivery of this special forklift is Metroll, a leading Australian manufacturer and supplier of steel building products including roofing, cladding, rainwater, structural and fencing. Metroll has branches across the country, and the new Combi-CB3000 will be a further addition to its fleet of 13 Combilifts that are operating throughout the Metroll Group, with another 10 already on order. These range from 3t multidirectional units to a highly customised 10t model. Combilift number 60,000 will be working at the site in Toowoomba and has been fitted with features s...
STILL adds NXV narrow aisle truck to range

STILL adds NXV narrow aisle truck to range

Logistics, Manufacturer
The new STILL NXV guarantees convenient, safe, and fast warehouse processes. The narrow aisle truck (man-down) is particularly effective in high and narrow warehouse aisles. At storage heights of up to 13.8 metres, the active load stabilisation, and the fork camera help to prevent damage to the racking. In addition, a positioning aid provides extra safety and speed when picking up load carriers. The new vehicle passed its first practical test in a field study at Bad Heilbrunner GmbH & Co. KG with flying colours. The manufacturer of herbal medicinal teas from Upper Bavaria was so impressed by the new truck that they immediately ordered an NXV. The test drivers were particularly satisfied with the ergonomic components of the truck. Numerous details, such as the ergonomic driver...
Hyster-Yale expands Northern Ireland plant

Hyster-Yale expands Northern Ireland plant

General
In 2021, the Hyster-Yale Group proudly celebrates 40 years of manufacturing lift trucks at its plant in Northern Ireland as it announces the expansion of its Craigavon site. The facility, which was officially opened on 7th April 1981, was built and equipped with the most up-to-date robot systems and equipment. Over the years the plant has grown to be the largest-volume forklift plant in the UK, manufacturing thousands of electric, diesel, and LPG forklifts each year for export throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The site, around 30 miles from Belfast, employs hundreds of people from the local area, which the company credits as key to its success story. This year, five team members will also celebrate the milestone of 40 years with the company, while more than 100 curre...
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