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Toyota keeps Top Spot.

Toyota keeps Top Spot.

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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...
AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

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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...
New testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck training

New testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck training

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The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has highlighted important new testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck operator courses following updates made by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA). New testing standards for counterbalance & reach truck training The new standards will now include stand-on reach trucks (D3) and stand-on counterbalance trucks (B4). Some changes have been made to increase safety, for example audible warnings (horns) are now required as a mandatory item within pre-use checks. Other amends have been made to improve clarity: the reference “eye level” has been replaced by “medium level”. Operators are also being given the opportunity to correct manoeuvres to encourage better recognition of mistak...
LogiMAT 2021 Postponed Until Spring 2022

LogiMAT 2021 Postponed Until Spring 2022

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LogiMAT 2021—the International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management scheduled for June 22–24, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany—has to be postponed due to the difficult ongoing situation with Covid-19. The organizer, EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, has decided to push back the upcoming trade show to March 8–10, 2022, to give exhibitors the certainty they need for long-term planning. The organizer is working on a digital concept so that visitors and exhibitors can still meet virtually in 2021. “Given the current state of vaccinations and the virus mutations, there is no foreseeable end to the travel restrictions in place today. We must offer a timely response. Our exhibitors need certainty for their planning, and this simply isn’t available right now,” explains...
Toyota’s unique team keep hand pallet trucks rolling

Toyota’s unique team keep hand pallet trucks rolling

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Toyota’s BT Lifter hand pallet trucks are legendary for their robustness and long service, even in tough environments. As befits a hand pallet truck that is carefully designed to be sustainable, Toyota offers a unique team of engineers dedicated to keeping hand pallet trucks rolling smoothly across the UK. Toyota has hand pallet truck specialists providing greater local coverage across the UK. With over 40 dedicated specialists nationally, Toyota can provide service and maintenance support throughout the UK, helping to keep hand pallet trucks on the move and extend their operating life. Toyota provides national mobile support for servicing, maintenance, repairs and safety checks on all hand pallet trucks, not just Toyota branded. All mobile Toyota workshops are operated by specia...
Combilift sprinkles some festive magic on their operations in a special video.

Combilift sprinkles some festive magic on their operations in a special video.

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At the end of every year, the battle for the high street's best Christmas advert dominates discussion. In recent years, John Lewis has reigned supreme in this domain, but further back along the supply chain there's a hidden gem. This festive period, it's not just the giants of retail who are spreading cheer: forklift manufacturer Combilift has put together a heart-warming video featuring a very busy forklift truck packing up a variety of gifts for some lucky children at the Down Syndrome Centre in Dublin. Take a look, it's guaranteed to warm the heart of even the most steadfast Scrooge!
UniCarriers sponsors Talent in Logistics’ roadshow event

UniCarriers sponsors Talent in Logistics’ roadshow event

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Forklift operators have a challenging role, and without their talent, skill and professionalism, the sector couldn’t continue to operate. That is why in 2020 Talent in Logistics and the international industrial truck manufacturer UniCarriers will once again search for the ‘Forklift Operator of the Year’. For the first time, Talent in Logistics and UniCarriers will hit the road, as they set to host a month full of competitions and roadshows – visiting in the North, South and Midlands. Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director at Talent in Logistics, thanks UniCarriers for their continued support – UniCarriers officially sponsors the event for the fourth year in a row now. “It’s extremely important to us that we work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to make a diffe...
First JCB Electric Teletruks Sold in UK

First JCB Electric Teletruks Sold in UK

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The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been acquired by an independent timber and builders’ merchant. Lawsons – a family-owned company operating in London and the South East – has ordered five new JCB 30-19E electric-powered Teletruks following successful trials of the machine at a number of its sites. The JCB 30-19E, which features the iconic telescopic forward reach boom that has made the Teletruk such a popular lift truck across diverse industry sectors, was launched in Spring 2019 and is the first electric-powered model to be added to the Teletruk range.
Hyster® lift truck solution simplifies loading trailers with paper reels

Hyster® lift truck solution simplifies loading trailers with paper reels

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To simplify the process of loading trailers with paper reels in line with industry best practice recommendations, Hyster Europe has specially optimised the J5.5XN6 electric lift truck. “When transporting paper reels by road, it is typical industry best practice to load and position the reels down the centre line of the lorry trailer in single file to help evenly distribute weight and improve stability,” says Josie Burrell, Industry Manger for Hyster Europe. “This would ordinarily require a 7-tonne capacity lift truck with an attachment spacer to reach over the trailer bed and handle the reel,” she continues. “However, the Hyster® J5.5XN6 lift truck with tilting carriage option and a reel clamp attachment makes all of this possible with a 5.5-tonne capacity lift truck instead.” ...
Boost your KPIs (not RSIs)

Boost your KPIs (not RSIs)

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Pioneering armrest now available with Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES. With repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) affecting operators costing British businesses millions of pounds each year in sick pay and lost productivity, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has revealed that GRENDiA ES will be the first IC engine range to benefit from its pioneering armrest with award-winning fingertip controls. A rich heritage in aerospace has allowed Mitsubishi to lead the way in this arena. In 2015, the manufacturer launched its latest generation, which offers class-leading support: from palm and wrist to elbow and upper arms. While most associate RSIs with office workers or those handling pneumatic drills, according to Stewart Gosling of Red Diamond Distribution, the official importers of Mitsubishi forklift ...
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