Ipswich-based Tru Plant has taken delivery of another 30 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers. The new telehandlers are part of a £16m order for more than 300 JCB machines that Watling JCB has been delivering over the past 18 months. The JCB 540-140 HiViz Loadalls incorporate JCB’s compact Dieselmax 3.0-litre EU Stage V diesel engine, which is reckoned to use 5% less fuel than previous models. Tru Plant has also been buying JCB backhoe loaders, rough terrain forklifts, Teletruks, site dumpers and other telehandler models over the last 18 months. Tru Plant is part of the Tru7 Group – run by Guy Nicholls – which also incorporates haulage, recycling, vehicle hire, waste and recycling and demolition divisions. The Nicholls previously owned Fork Rent, which it sold in 2015 to ven
Budget Forktrucks Ltd is celebrating the renewal of a long-term relationship with a government client, which will see the supply of a major upgrade in their forklift truck capacity, improving the efficiency and speed at which they are able to work. The agreement will see Budget Forktruck supply a brand new Kalmar DGC-160 forklift truck to the government site, which manages the loading and unloading of shipping containers. This latest contract from the site has been a particularly challenging one for Budget to fulfil, due to the exacting specifications required as well as the level of confidentiality required from both parties. In order to meet the brief, Budget supplied a machine with a capacity of 16,000kg at a load centre of 1200mm, in order to lift such impressive loads to 470...
Impact Handling, the leading material handling specialist, has appointed Radnes Services as its official dealer for London and the surrounding areas. Radnes will now offer the full Impact portfolio of premium brands, led by the acclaimed Cat® range of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. The move sees Impact further strengthen its support capabilities for customers with operations across London and the surrounding areas.. Peter Woodhouse, Business Development Manager at Impact says: “Impact has enjoyed a close working relationship with Radnes for some time now, and with clear synergies between the businesses we are delighted to announce their appointment as an official Impact dealer. It represents an important step in Impact’s commitment to expansion across the south east and
Briggs Equipment has further highlighted its commitment to providing quality short term hire solutions for customers across the country with a new £6.1m investment into its fleet. The 272 new Hyster and Yale diesel and electric counterbalance machines take the total number of the short term hire fleet to more than 5,500. The hire sector is a key area of business for Briggs, both in terms of revenue generation and customer relationship building. These requests often lead to lasting partnerships with customers as Briggs can consistently demonstrate its capability to deliver quality equipment solutions to extremely tight deadlines. Steve Fogg, Head of Short Term Hire, Briggs Equipment, said: “This latest investment into our short term hire fleet provides us with increased capabil
Acclaim Handling Limited has recently announced that it has been accredited with the new ISO 45001 Internationally recognised H&S standard. The company is amongst one of the first to achieve the new accreditation, which demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing a safe workplace. The new standard ISO 45001 H&S standard was published in 2018 and replaces the international former workplace health and safety standard, the OHSAS 18001, which officially ends in March 2021. Nick Griffiths, H&S Compliance Support at Acclaim Handling commented, “As H&S is at the forefront of everything Acclaim Handling does as a business, and the first topic on our Senior Management Reviews, the Directors were very keen to migrate to the new ISO 45001 standard as soon as p
Having co-founded Hitec Lift Trucks in 1986, and worked for the company for 33 years, Prospero Girardi has announced his retirement. ‘The company I co-founded and managed has grown through the years and has left me with many fond memories. I have met some very interesting and lovely individuals, groups and businesses during that journey. There have also been many people throughout the years that have helped contribute to the success of Hitec Lift Trucks and to them I am incredibly grateful. Not only have I been fortunate enough to deal with some fantastic companies over the years, I’ve also been able to build some strong relationships with customers, who have stuck with Hitec no matter what. Thank you for your dedication and may there be many more years ahead! In May 2018, Hit
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
The Manitou Group, world leader in all-terrain material handling, announces the takeover of a majority stake in its UK dealer Mawsley Machinery Ltd, based near Northampton, consecutive to the retirement of their main shareholders. A privately-owned company founded in 1981, Mawsley Machinery Ltd supplies construction equipment and services to its customers. Mawsley Machinery is the historical Manitou Group dealer in the Midlands. Two current managers of Mawsley are co-investing in the company to carry on this venture. Ian Wright and Jane Sheldon, the outgoing Managing Directors of Mawsley Machinery Ltd commented “we are proud that Mawsley Machinery is moving forward with a strong, stable base provided by Manitou Group. The expertise and professionalism of the existing team will ensur
Yale Europe Materials Handling dealers Hispaman and Dynamo Eco Manutención, have combined forces in Spain to form Grupo Dynamo Hispaman. The merger of the two companies offers Yale customers across the two territories a streamlined service and one point of contact for all their materials handling needs. Grupo Dynamo Hispaman aims to establish an extensive network of first-class sales and aftersales support across Spain, providing tailor-made solutions to customers as a reliable and trusted partner. Grupo Dynamo Hispaman will offer a wide range of sales, rental, and aftersales services for Yale forklifts and warehouse equipment. With an experienced, qualified and widespread network and a strong stock of spare parts, customer satisfaction is central to the company’s operations.
Ardent hire has placed a £13m order with Mawsley Machinery for Manitou telehandlers. The order includes fifty of the 14-metre MT1440 as well as more than forty MT625, MT732 and MT932 machines and up to thirty MT625s before the end of the year. Ardent was formed in 2015 from a merger of One Call Hire and telehandler specialist Fork Rent. It still claims to have the largest fleet of telehandlers in the UK, with more than 3,600 machines. Almost all of Ardent’s telehandler fleet is the simpler rigid type, with the non-slewing upper works but Ardent is starting to build a fleet of rotational telehandlers as well. Ardent’s roto telehandler fleet which has grown from 12 to 45 units in the last 12 months and this latest order includes several MRT2150, MRT2550, MRT3050 and MRT3255 rota
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