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...
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...
The new BT Levio LWI160 powered pallet truck from Toyota Material Handling is the first-ever pedestrian-operated truck that is designed around a modular Lithium-Ion battery concept. “Our new LWI160 is the most compact truck in its class offering a flexible, unique and modulated energy solution within one optimised machine size, setting the new benchmark” says Keith Smith, Sales Training and Product Development Manager. Design award for unique modular approach A perfect example of Toyota’s core philosophy of continuous improvement (kaizen) in practice. Toyota Material Handling has been thinking outside of the box to optimise the BT Levio Li-Ion LWI160, and came up with a revolutionary and innovative new design of the powered pallet truck. The LWI160 is the first ever ...
With 3D mapping capabilities, Toyota Material Handling’s automated guided vehicles (AGV) are bringing tomorrow’s technologies into the warehouses of today. Watch the video to see some of the other features of the nimble machines.
Toyota Material Handling Europe is exploring the opportunities solar power could have on its operations as it joins forces with Eneo Solutions. With an ambition to develop solutions that can be integrated into the OEM’s electric forklifts and its lithium-ion batteries, the program is seen as an important step in TMHE relying on 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero carbon emissions across its full product range by 2050. As a first step, rooftop solar power systems will be installed at the company’s production and management facilities in five countries – including its headquarters in Mjölby, Sweden – this year.
Under the programme, the company’s module-based Li-ion batteries will be given a third life as cost-efficient, stationary storage for solar energy, enabling electric tru...
Keeping efficiency high in cold environments is a challenge, therefore having access to the right technology to minimise downtime is key. The lithium-ion energy solution from Toyota launched last year brings many benefits to each operation, particularly to temperature-controlled zones. “We are happy to expand our offer of lean solutions for cold environments. Our lithium-ion energy solution for low-temperature operations will help many customers handle goods such as fruit, dairy, fish and pharmaceuticals in an efficient manner,” says Sven Kruizenga, Product Manager Energy Solutions at Toyota Material Handling Europe. “We welcome you to find out more about this new solution at LogiMAT in Hall 2, Stand A05 between 19 and 21 February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.” Save energy with lithium...
Toyota has added features to its BT Levio & BT Staxio
pedestrian W-models, which it says offer even more fit for (un)loading,
stacking and horizontal transport in confined areas. The stackers can be equipped with low-noise hydraulics as
option, for a lower noise level. This makes these trucks ideal for working in
noise-sensitive and quiet environments such as supermarkets, shops and on-board
lorries during night-time deliveries. The BT Staxio W-series is now also available with a weight
indicator that displays an estimation of the load weight on the forks. This
prevents the lifting of too heavy loads, as well as overloading lorries,
elevators and loading docks. The BT Staxio SWE080L-140L stackers with initial lift can
transport two pallet loads at the same time (one on the su...
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...
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