Toyota Material Handling Europe has appointed Jan Lorenz as the new Managing Director for the significant German sales organisation, Toyota Material Handling Deutschland. “We are happy to welcome Jan Lorenz to the Toyota family,” says Matthias Fischer, President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling Europe. “Jan has a proven track record of leading strategic transformation, generating profitable turnover and market share growth in a highly competitive market. He is well suited to lead the continuation of our German organisation´s ambitious growth plans.” Hamburg-born Lorenz (left), age 45, has forged an international career at Jungheinrich. For several years, he held senior positions in the US market, where he developed a dealer network and later was in charge of the direct sales o
Plant dealer Scot JCB has opened a new Edinburgh depot that is more than six times the size of its previous operation. The new Scot JCB premises are in Sighthill, five miles west of Edinburgh city centre and a quarter of a mile from old depot. The 6,000 m² building sits on a 1.4-acre site, with more and better workshop and warehousing space, and a training room. It has four double workshop bays, served by an electric overhead travelling crane, automated oil and services delivery to the central workshop module, a 225 m² parts warehouse and a large yard for showcasing new and used equipment. Scot JCB Group joint managing director Robin Bryant said: “Every aspect is bigger and better than before and the overall impact will be a significant enhancement of the fantastic service we a
A North Wales company has held a series of roadshows to officially unveil its new partnership with CAT Lift Trucks. Deeside-based Hannaman Material Handling showcased a range of forklift trucks, access platforms and other equipment at events in Deeside, Wrexham and Knowsley. The company is also currently busy helping to set up the Welsh Rally, which begins next week. Hannaman trucks and platforms are currently being used to set up the giant service park in Deeside. Hannaman became a CAT Lift Truck dealership at the beginning of August, having previously been a Mitsubishi dealer. Stacey Downey-Jones, Hannaman’s Commercial Director, said: “We are delighted with the launch of the new CAT dealership. We have already had a number of enquiries as a result of the roadshows we have hel
When a Sheffield steel works requested a quote for new side-loaders it seemed a straight forward task to contact suppliers for prices, however, it soon became apparent that none of the mainstream manufacturers had a machine to meet the customer's requirements. Ability contacted Commander based in Wakefield to see if they were still able to build new machines. Ideally, their customer was looking for a nine ton version of their existing VKP machine that Ability had supplied to them over ten years ago. After discussing the required specifications and availability of parts, Commander confirmed that a new build to the upgraded specification was possible and after some negotiation Ability Handling placed an order for two new machines to be built. The advantage of custom building the machin...
Hyster adopt a new approach to the challenge with updated 8–16-tonne lift-truck series Dusty working conditions are prevalent across the construction materials supply chain and can cause big problems for fork-lift operations. Hyster Europe are taking a fresh approach to these challenges with their updated 8–16-tonne lift-truck series. ‘Whether operations are handling bricks, blocks, aggregates, precast concrete or other building materials, you’ll find tough outdoor conditions where high levels of dust and dirt are the norm,’ said Botros Hanna, industry manager for Hyster Europe. ‘This can impact operators’ comfort levels as well as uptime for lift trucks handling construction materials unless they are properly protected.’ For example, lift-truck filters can quickly become clogged
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
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...
DP World ordered six forklift trucks from Konecranes in November 2017. The machines were recently delivered to DP World Jebel Ali Terminal 1 in Dubai, UAE. The forklift trucks delivered are the model Konecranes SMV16-1200C. They have a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres. To meet DP Worlds safety requirements the machines are equipped with overload protection system, disabled forklift operation when seatbelt is disengaged and Groeneveld Greensight reverse system. Greensight reverse system is an obstacle detection system combining reverse camera with ultrasound sensors for enhanced safety. DP World is a long-time Konecranes customer with a fleet of Konecranes forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers and RTGs. DP W...
Linde Material Handling has revealed new modules for its ‘connect’ fleet management system at the Intralogistics Safety Forum, held in Aschaffenburg on September 20. The digital applications ‘Zone Intelligence’ and ‘Truck Mapping’ aim to utilize various technologies to make the use of industrial trucks even safer and more transparent. Zone Intelligence will be available both as a retrofit solution and ex works from the beginning of next year and is claimed as another significant step towards greater safety in halls and other indoor environments. Currently, drivers themselves can determine speed and to what extent they reduce this speed at crossings or in narrow aisles. The same applies to driving with the lift mast raised too far. Collisions with roller shutters or ceiling supports caus
Mentor FLT Training has confirmed that its team will be on-hand throughout the National Forklift Safety Convention on 3rd October to help delegates better understand the risk rating of their current operations and how it informs their potential refresher training period. In the event’s exhibition, Mentor FLT Training will showcase its Forklift Refresher Risk Calculator, which was launched as part of National Forklift Safety Month. The free, online tool was developed by Mentor FLT Training, in its role as FLTA Safety Partner, as part of National Forklift Safety Month (Safetember). Designed for use with PCs, tablets and phones, the tool allows employers – in a just a few minutes and at no cost – to determine their risk, while gaining best practice advice on key subjects, with result
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