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Kalmar Restructure Announced by Cargotec

Kalmar Restructure Announced by Cargotec

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To enhance Kalmar’s growth opportunities, Cargotec has decided to reorganise it into three strategic business units (SBU); Kalmar Mobile Solutions, Kalmar Automation Solutions and Navis as of April 1, 2019. Cargotec’s financial reporting structure based on three business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor, will remain unchanged. As part of the process, executive roles have also been restructured. Stefan Lampa has been appointed President of Kalmar Mobile Solutions and a member of the Cargotec Board. Antti Kaunonen, currently President of Kalmar, has been appointed President of Kalmar Automation Solutions. He will continue as a member of the Executive Board. Benoit de la Tour will continue in his current role as President of Navis. Stefan Lampa, Antti Kaunonen and Benoit de la Tour wil
10 features of the 2019 Hyster® Fortens® forklift

10 features of the 2019 Hyster® Fortens® forklift

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Hyster H2.0-3.5FT ICE lift trucks are now available with added value features incorporated as standard to deliver all-round benefits to demanding operations throughout the supply chain. Matthew Allen, Product Manager for Hyster Europe, shares his pick of ten of the truck’s features and options which are providing 360-degree benefits in industry applications for 2019, and beyond. 1. Operator Comfort The Hyster Fortens 2-3.5 tonne capacity forklift offering has developed over time to support individual application needs and deliver all-round benefits. One key consideration is operator comfort, which can impact productivity, especially during long shifts. Suitable for operations of any size, Hyster® Fortens® lift trucks have a spacious operator compartment and ergonomic air suspension
JCB employees get £1,000 Christmas bonus

JCB employees get £1,000 Christmas bonus

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Around 7,200 employees at JCB’s 11 plants across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will receive an extra £1,000 in their pay packets. The last time a Christmas bonus of that size was awarded was in 2007. JCB machine production reached a 73-year high in 2018 and an additional 1,500 people have been recruited. This includes the awarding of permanent JCB contracts to around 550 agency employees. JCB’s exports have been boosted by the collapse in the value of the pound since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Chairman Lord Bamford said: “JCB has had a very successful year and I am delighted that we are able to award a substantial Christmas bonus to thank our employees for their contribution. There are many parallels between JCB and the British economy at the moment: both a
A German award for the Toyota Traigo 80

A German award for the Toyota Traigo 80

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The 6-8 tonne model of the heavy-duty electric forklift Toyota Traigo80 has picked up the German Design Award for outstanding design quality. The German Design Awards are international prizes awarded by the German Design Council to honour unique design trends. In the category ‘Excellent Product Design’, the Traigo80 was awarded as a Winner by an esteemed international jury of experts. The Toyota Traigo80 is the first counterbalance forklift from Toyota Material Handling to receive the German Design Award. Back in 2015, the engine-powered Toyota Tonero counterbalance forklift already received a special mention. The Toyota Traigo 80 is a top-of-the-range, heavy-duty electric forklift, a true alternative to engine-powered trucks. The truck’s clear-cut design is characterised by strength
Yale unveil new heavy lifter

Yale unveil new heavy lifter

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Adding to its already diverse portfolio of trucks, Yale Europe Materials Handling unveiled its highest capacity truck to date – the GDP160EC12 – to customers, dealers, and journalists at its exclusive ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany recently. The latest edition to the Yale® EC Series, the new model is capable of lifting 16 tonnes at a 1200mm load centre, allowing cumbersome and odd-sized loads to be carried more effectively. The new high capacity truck transports Yale into a new range of handling applications where a longer load centre is required. “Yale is very proud to add the GDP160EC12 to its growing range of material handling equipment,” said David Reeve, Wood Industry Manager for Yale. “Based on feedback from customers and dealers, every design element of this truck has be
Crown moves into Birmingham

Crown moves into Birmingham

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A world-leading material handling company that has appeared in Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the U.S. is to open a new Midlands branch and training facility in Birmingham, Barberry Developments has announced. Crown Equipment Corporation has agreed to purchase Barberry 46, a speculative development on a landmark former Tucker Fasteners site in Perry Barr. The Ohio-based business has acquired the 46,000 sq ft Grade-A warehouse and industrial unit. The move is expected to create significant employment opportunities in the region. Jon Robinson, development director at Barberry, said: “We are very pleased to announce our building sale to Crown Equipment, which was agreed two months prior to practical completion. Barberry 46 is a high-quality Grade A building, promine
Yale adds tilting mast models to reach truck range

Yale adds tilting mast models to reach truck range

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Yale Europe Materials Handling has announced it is extending and enhancing its range of reach trucks with the launch of three additional tilting mast models. Following the launch of the MR14-25 Series of machines, the company is now introducing the MR10E, the MR12E and the MR14E. Designed for light-duty and low-height applications, the new machines all include a tilting mast feature. “We are very pleased to be able to expand our respected reach truck range with the introduction of three new tilting mast models,” said Monica Radavelli, warehouse product manager at Yale. “Taking forward the key elements of productivity, ergonomics, low cost of ownership, reliability and serviceability that already define our reach trucks, we are able to offer our customers a further solution to t
Baumann update Sideloaders

Baumann update Sideloaders

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Italian manufacturer forklift maker Baumann has introduced new three, four and five tonnes capacity additions to its award-winning range of sideloaders. The 2018 HX30, HX40 and HX50 models include new engines, refined ergonomic cabins and new joystick controls, offering what the company believes to be the highest levels of durability, visibility and control in the market. Following two years of trials and six months of rigorous testing, the cabin has been redesigned to strengthen the framework, simplify access and allowing the central side struts to be removed. Other components have been upgraded in line with Baumann’s high capacity ranges, whilst the Hatz 54kw engine meets tough emissions standards via an oxidising catalytic converter, and without the need for a regenerative process
Yale Unveils VX Gold Edition

Yale Unveils VX Gold Edition

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Yale Europe Materials Handling presented its new Veracitor VX Gold Edition to customers, dealers, and journalists at its exclusive ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany on 19 and 20 September. Based on the trusted Veracitor VX, the Gold Edition forklift includes a feature bundle designed to enhance productivity while reducing overall maintenance costs, along with an extended warranty for total peace of mind. Karen Calver, Product Manager at Yale said: “The Veracitor VX is one of our most popular trucks. We’ve noticed that our customers keep coming back for more, often replacing like-for-like – which is an impressive accolade, and we are proud of the trust they continue to place in us. To celebrate the fine heritage of the truck, we have introduced the VX Gold Edition with new features
Cargotec refines its strategy:

Cargotec refines its strategy:

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Focus on digitalisation and services continues, emphasis on customer centricity and productivity, financial targets remain unchanged Cargotec's Board of Directors has confirmed the company's refined strategy for 2019-2021. With its business areas Kalmar, MacGregor and Hiab, Cargotec will continue to work towards the vision "Becoming the global leader in intelligent cargo handling". During the current strategy period 2015-2018, the focus has been on leadership, services and digitalisation, and good progress has been made in all three areas. Services and digitalisation will continue to have a key role during the next strategy period, while leadership - still fundamentally important to the company - will now become an integrated part of Cargotec's processes. In the coming strategy pe...
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