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Narrow Aisle drops LPG lift trucks

Narrow Aisle drops LPG lift trucks

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Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that, as part of its corporate responsibility towards the environment, it will no longer offer LP Gas-powered Flexi models. It is understood that Narrow Aisle is the first manufacturer in its sector to drop LPG-powered articulated trucks from its product portfolio. The company is focusing on the further development and production of battery-powered trucks with emphasis on lithium-ion technology which, Narrow Aisle believe, is ideally suited to the needs of modern, 24/7 logistics and e-fulfilment operations. John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd, commented: “As a company Narrow Aisle has pledged to operate in the most environmentally responsible way possible. Lithium-ion-powered trucks match the performance of LPG types but without t...
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...
Toyota keeps Top Spot.

Toyota keeps Top Spot.

Featured, Industry, Manufacturer
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...
Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts with 2.0 – 3.5t capacity models.

Doosan expands Euro Stage V compliant 9-Series forklifts with 2.0 – 3.5t capacity models.

Manufacturer, New Trucks
Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, has expanded its powerful new 9-Series – world-class Euro Stage V compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks – with the launch of the advanced D25S-9 range. Available in five models across a capacity range of 2.0 – 3.5 tonne, these versatile diesel-powered trucks offer an unbeatable combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, performance, driver comfort and durability. Design efficiency A striking, new sleek design combines rugged good looks with enhanced operator comfort, offering spacious leg room with a 50% larger floor plate, concealed tilt cylinder, increased torso clearance, and an all new ‘full floating’ cabin design with curved front, top and rear glass panels – reducing noise to just ...
AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

AUSA optimizes its production processes to keep up with the times

Featured, Manufacturer
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...
Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Handling, Manufacturer
Hubtex claims to have launched the world’s first fully automated electric multidirectional sideloader for handling long, heavy and bulky goods: In introducing the PhoeniX AGV, Hubtex further secures its reputation as an automation consultant with a broad range of technologies and partners. In 2021, the customer specific AGV designs will be included in the full product range of electric vehicles for the wood, sheet metal, glass and automotive industries, among others. The basic model of the new PhoeniX electric multidirectional sideloader was designed by Hubtex for step-by-step automation utilising full electric steering, enabling longer operating times due to its lower energy consumption. Now the manufacturer has developed the fully automated PhoeniX AGV based on this core product. ...
Combilift launches new Aisle Master Order Picker

Combilift launches new Aisle Master Order Picker

Handling, Manufacturer
Combilift officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio in a virtual press conference on February 3rd. The NEW Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a stand-on electric powered model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications. The development of this model was influenced by customer feedback - as has often been the case with Combilift’s innovations - as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce. “Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouse asked if we could redevelop the Aisle Master to meet their ever-growing demand for order picking customised orders”, said Combilift CEO Martin McVicar. The development of this m...
Doosan launches low-cost range of IC engine forklifts

Doosan launches low-cost range of IC engine forklifts

Manufacturer
Doosan, manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, has launched the NX Plus Series – an enhanced low-cost range of four-wheel Diesel and LPG powered counterbalance forklift trucks – the successor to Doosan’s entry-level GX Series. Designed to offer occasional users and small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) a reliable low-cost ‘buy new’ alternative to purchasing a second-hand or reconditioned forklift truck, the all-new NX Plus offers simple, powerful performance with lower maintenance costs than the GX Series and a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Higher performance Fully compliant with Euro Stage V, both Diesel and LPG models are available across a range of capacities from 2.0 to 3.5 ton. The combination of a powerful Kubota engine, a lowered cen...
Yale celebrates 100 years of electric trucks

Yale celebrates 100 years of electric trucks

Manufacturer
  Alternative power solutions are a rapidly growing aspect of the materials handling industry as customers become increasingly guided by the environmental impact of their choices. For Yale, the idea of alternative power solutions is a concept that began 100 years ago. In 1920, Yale & Towne introduced its first electric forklift truck to the materials handling market. With this release, alongside a wide range of new materials handling equipment, the Yale brand was officially born. Since then, Yale has continually developed its power solutions, applying its ‘People. Products. Productivity.’ philosophy to understand the challenges faced by its clients, and how to best overcome these. Proud past, exciting future! “As a company we are incredibly proud of our heritage an...
Hiab Launches New Electric Moffett

Hiab Launches New Electric Moffett

Logistics, Manufacturer, New Trucks
Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the MOFFETT E4 NX, its next generation eSeries of electric forklifts and the world’s first all electric 3-wheel drive truck mounted forklift. Inside the chassis of a MOFFETT M4, Hiab has constructed a zero-emission truck mounted forklift powered by lithium ion batteries with new controllers and the new HMI (Human Machine Interface) that displays battery capacity, machine performance and service information. The MOFFETT can be charged from a regular household socket or a 30 amp socket for faster charging, as well as from the truck in between deliveries. The new MOFFETT eSeries, currently available in four E4 NX models with more being added, is not only beneficial to the environment as it has zero emissions, it is also much more comfortable and safe...
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