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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...
How will material handling adapt to the rise of e-commerce?

How will material handling adapt to the rise of e-commerce?

Industry, Innovation
For years e-commerce has been on the rise. The decline of the high street and big retail brands falling victims to this structural change have both been signs of this. Now with the Covid-19 crisis, consumer buying behaviours and expectations for online shopping have shifted even more. E-commerce has become a major opportunity to buy or to sell. The effect of e-commerce is not limited to where someone buys, but also to how the products are delivered and stored. Previously shops also used to function as an interim storage place and as delivery points of the products to the customers, whereas now we have individual delivery to homes. In addition, shops always tried to be able to have enough products in stock, with a local community in mind, e-commerce websites often target the entire c...
Jungheinrich switches exclusively to green energy

Jungheinrich switches exclusively to green energy

Innovation, Manufacturer
Effective immediately, all Jungheinrich sites in Germany, including the company’s six German production plants, will operate exclusively on green power. The transition of the foreign branches and plants to green electricity will follow. At the same time, Jungheinrich has begun to generate its own solar power and is gradually equipping its sites with photovoltaic systems for this purpose. By switching to renewable electricity, the Group has reduced its yearly greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO2 in Germany alone. In doing so, it is taking a further step towards climate neutrality. In the Group strategy it presented last November, Jungheinrich put the topic of sustainability at the centre of its international business activities and set out ambitious goals...
Open-top telehandlers

Open-top telehandlers

Industry, Innovation
Snorkel is now offering all of its rough terrain telehandlers in an open cab version as an alternative to its standard enclosed cab. The Snorkel telehandler models SR626, SR1442, SR1745 and SR1065 come with a choice of an open cab, or a fully enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. On the full electric, lithium-ion battery powered SR626E, both can types are available but there is no air conditioning in the enclosed cab. The open cab version features the same design and layout as the enclosed version and has a mesh grid to protect the operator.
Crown launches Service Request app

Crown launches Service Request app

Innovation
Crown has enhanced its customer support capabilities with the launch of a new mobile app that puts Crown’s service solution at your fingertips. The new app enables forklift users in the UK to request a forklift service, discuss their rental needs or contact their nearest dealer - all from the convenience of their iOS- or Android-compatible smartphone or tablet. The Crown Service Request app provides fast access to Crown's UK service and support network to ensure operators maximise uptime. In submitting a service request, users are automatically connected to a Crown service expert who can arrange a prompt solution in keeping with the company’s excellent response times. Anyone with a support question can submit their enquiry by tapping the 'Contact Us' button on the app. A Crown repres...
Crown reach truck wins IFOY Award

Crown reach truck wins IFOY Award

Innovation, New Trucks
Crown has won the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2020 in the “Warehouse Truck Highlifter” category for the company’s ESR 1000 Series of reach trucks. A world-famous accolade for outstanding performance, the IFOY Award acknowledges the year’s best intralogistics products and system solutions. The new ESR 1000 Series won the IFOY Award 2020 on the back of multiple innovations for boosting productivity, connectivity and operator safety. These include Crown’s newly developed Gena operating system and Xpress Lower mast-lowering technology. The independent jury of internationally respected trade journalists praised the high level of customer benefits offered by the ESR 1000 Series: "Decisive factors for the jury's decision were th...
New Konecranes technology offers glimpse of the future

New Konecranes technology offers glimpse of the future

Innovation
  Customers know that each Konecranes lift truck is an investment in the best industrial technology available. They benefit from ongoing support with consulting, training, spare parts, upgrades and much more – everything needed to keep their lift trucks running efficiently in the unique conditions they experience in their own worlds. Here Konecranes presents four of the latest technical advances: increased reach stacker capacity, empty container handlers with triplex and free-lift mast, new lighter Konecranes Liftace models and Ecolifting features for greater eco-efficiency. Reach stackers get stronger The new, specially-designed top-pick spreader has given impressive abilities to the full range of Konecranes reach stackers for standard container handling. All three rows ...
IFOY 2020 finalists shortlisted

IFOY 2020 finalists shortlisted

Industry, Innovation
Seventeen products and solutions from 16 manufacturers have been named as finalists in this year's IFOY (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) Awards, from a field of 32 company entrants. Bosch Rexroth, Combilift, Crown, Easy Mile, Geek+, Hyster, Jungheinrich, ProGlove, Raymond, Sany Europe, Still and Toyota Material Handling as well as the start-ups cellumation, doks. innovation, ForkOn and Wiferion are all in the running for awards. The finalists will go through the IFOY Audit at the international IFOY Test Days from February 6 to 13 at the exhibition grounds of IFOY partner Hannover Messe. In the IFOY Test, experts measure the key figures of the finalists in a standardised procedure. The IFOY Innovation Check sees scientists assess the innovative value o...
In-process Forklift Charging

In-process Forklift Charging

Batteries, Innovation
The logistics start-up Wiferion will present the future of energy supply for industrial electric vehicles at LogiMAT Stuttgart 2020: in Hall 2, Stand A18, the system provider of charging and storage technology will present its inductive rapid charging system ‘etaLINK 12000’ for the first time. The solution enables in-process charging of lithium-ion-batteries of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), industrial trucks and mobile robots. Charging processes can therefore be flexibly integrated into intralogistics procedures. The scalable energy solution is the world’s first contactless battery charging system with an output of 12 kW and an efficiency of 93%. The result is fully automated charging processes and up to 30% higher vehicle availability. etaLINK 12000 unleashes the full potential...
Linde Material Handling Develops Interactive Warning Vest

Linde Material Handling Develops Interactive Warning Vest

Innovation
Linde Material Handling has developed an interactive warning vest. The vest protects pedestrians in warehouse and production environments by alerting them early on to approaching industrial trucks. The intelligent garment with a tactile, audible and widely visible warning function is a further development of the Linde Safety Guard system and helps to prevent collisions between forklifts and pedestrians. Every logistics operator will be familiar with this situation: Walking along an aisle of shelves, lost in thought, sometimes it is only at the last moment that you notice a forklift truck or other warehouse equipment in the immediate vicinity. A dangerous situation which can have serious consequences. Statistics issued by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) confirm this: Peop...
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