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European Handling Equipment Ltd Change of Name

European Handling Equipment Ltd Change of Name

Handling, News
From 1st August 2019 European Handling Equipment ltd will be known as, HANDLING EQUIPMENT UK Ltd Handling Equipment UK Ltd.’s directors, company number, vat number, bank accounts and trading terms will remain unchanged. Handling Equipment UK Ltd will be introducing a new website in September 2019 using the URL www.HandlingEquipment.co.uk. Andy Williams commented  "Whilst we will be introducing new email addresses for all our people the old emails will still work for a reasonable period of time." "With all of the changes occurring in the United Kingdom we felt it was time to re-evaluate our brand to reflect more accurately our company’s mission statement and values and reaffirm our commitment to the UK handling equipment trade." "Handling Equipment UK Ltd will still pr...
Morris Leslie places £36m telehandler order

Morris Leslie places £36m telehandler order

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Morris Leslie Plant Hire has placed a £36m order for more than 500 Loadall telehandlers with dealer Scot JCB. JCB said that it was the biggest ever single order for telehandlers that it had ever taken. The 555 Loadalls to be delivered range from the compact six-metre 525-60 up to the 20-metre 540-200. The machines will be built at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. Morris Leslie managing director Graham Ogilvie said: “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth. These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get the best of all worlds – high performing machines with excellent telematic reporting and a great nationwide dealer support network. The sales, service and advice from Scot JCB has also been second ...
STILL Opens New Training Centre to Boost Future Competences

STILL Opens New Training Centre to Boost Future Competences

News, Training
STILL inaugurated its brand new training centre in Fürth earlier this week. On a total usable floor area of 475 m2, STILL trainers offer future talented staff the optimum framework conditions for soundly-based training, says the company. From now on – in addition to the training centre at the parent company’s headquarters in Hamburg – there is now a second central place of learning here where trainee mechatronics engineers from the whole of Germany in their advanced years of training congregate to jointly complete modular practical seminars specific to intralogistics. Several months of rebuilding time have created modern teaching rooms with an attached mechatronics workshop. This building, whose façade design reflects the STILL Corporate Design, allows a perfect combination of theor...
Nixon buys 235 Loadalls

Nixon buys 235 Loadalls

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Northeast-based construction equipment rental company Nixon Hire has signed a £14m deal for 235 JCB Loadall telehandlers. Nixon Hire placed the order with dealer Scot JCB for the full range of Loadalls, from the six- metre 525-60 model to the 20-metre 540-200. Nixon Hire managing director Graham Nixon said: "Our decision to buy JCB was based on the quality and efficiency of the product as well as the excellent aftermarket support, we receive from Scot JCB throughout the UK. The machines come with class leading telematics and this is a huge benefit to our own customers." JCB key accounts director Yvette Henshall-Bell said: “We have worked very closely with Nixon Hire over many years and it is fantastic for both companies that Nixon Hire has been able to place a record order wit...
HRH The Princess Royal Honours Transaid Key Corporate Partner UniCarriers During Visit.

HRH The Princess Royal Honours Transaid Key Corporate Partner UniCarriers During Visit.

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UniCarriers UK Ltd was honoured by a visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, in recognition of their long-standing partnership with international development charity Transaid. The forklift truck manufacturer welcomed Transaid’s patron to mark two very special occasions: to celebrate UniCarriers’ 50th anniversary, and also to receive, on behalf of Transaid, one of its counterbalance trucks. During her visit at the Head Office in Thame on Monday, April 8th, HRH The Princess Royal accepted the keys to the 2-ton diesel truck which will be delivered to Transaid’s partner training centre in Lusaka, Zambia, the Industrial Training Centre UniCarriers UK Ltd., the British subsidiary of the international forklift truck manufacturer, has been a key corporate partner of Transaid sinc...
JCB wins Manitou injunction

JCB wins Manitou injunction

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JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou, ordering it to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB device. JCB has a patented feature on its LLMC system that automatically disengages the device while the machine is moving JCB has a patented feature on its LLMC system that automatically disengages the device while the machine is moving The ruling by the Judge at Court of the First Instance in Paris means that Manitou, based near Nantes, cannot manufacture, sell or lease telescopic handlers equipped with the patented feature. During operation of Loadall telescopic handlers fitted with JCB’s Longitudinal Load Moment Control (LLMC) system, sensors monitor the weight being retained on the rear axle. If the sensors detect the rear...
Flexi to Boost UK Production Output with Major Factory Upgrade

Flexi to Boost UK Production Output with Major Factory Upgrade

Manufacturer, News
Narrow Aisle Ltd, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions, has announced a major investment strategy that it says will allow the company to significantly increase output at its UK production site over the next three years. The extra capacity is required to meet the sustained and growing demand for Flexi trucks from third party logistics specialists as well as own-account warehouse operators across a diverse range of industry sectors – both in the UK and worldwide. John Maguire, commercial director of Narrow Aisle, commented: “There a number of factors that are driving the strong demand for Flexi products. For example, continued growth in the e-commerce-based retail market is leading to further investment in high density product st...
Toyota Material Handling to the rescue with donation of forklift truck

Toyota Material Handling to the rescue with donation of forklift truck

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Toyota Material Handling has donated a Toyota Tonero forklift truck to Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service. The Tonero forklift truck will be used to aid Firefighter training at the Southern Fire and Rescue Station, Leicester. Its duties are to include moving vehicles and heavy apparatus used in training within the station yard. The donation came about following a conversation between Mark Johnson, a Firefighter at the Station and Chris Pole, Toyota’s National Parts Manager, who is based at the adjacent Toyota Business Centre in Meridian Business Park. Chris Pole explains: “Mark and I are good friends and in passing conversation it was clear that Toyota manufacture and supply forklift trucks which are much safer, efficient and overall far better suited to the needs of the...
Clark, Combilift, Hubtex and Still Among IFOY Shortlist

Clark, Combilift, Hubtex and Still Among IFOY Shortlist

Industry, News
Cargometer, Clark, Combilift, Hubtex, Jungheinrich, Raymond, SAE, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers are celebrating this morning after being named as finalists for this year’s IFOY Awards (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year). Fifteen products and solutions from a dozen manufacturers will contest the race for the best products and solutions of the year. The competition now moves to the second phase in which the finalists have to undergo the IFOY audit at the international IFOY TEST DAYS. These will take place at the beginning of March at  IFOY partner CeMAT’s exhibition grounds in Hannover (Germany). In the IFOY Test experts measure the key figures of the finalists in a standardized procedure. In the IFOY Innovation Check renowned scientist assess the innovat...
Customs delay fears driving demand for short-term rental forklifts

Customs delay fears driving demand for short-term rental forklifts

BREXIT, Manufacturer, News
Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions - is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for its range of short-term rental (STR) trucks. “Customers who operate warehouses feel they need to bolster their material handling fleets with extra vehicles to cope with the additional goods they are storing on behalf of companies that are stockpiling products to ensure their business is not affected by possible future customs or port delays,” says Narrow Aisle Ltd.’s commercial director, John Maguire. John adds: “With companies seeking to minimise the risk of supply chain disruption in March by holding increased inventory, warehouse operators across the UK are under intense pressure to increase storage capacity and mainta...
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