Briggs Equipment recently delivered eight new machines to new customer PPM Industries’ site in Cannock this week. PPM Industries is a leading global manufacturer of masking and other adhesives tapes with two production plants in Italy and one in India. In Cannock, PPM has a distribution hub and converting branch. Jumbo rolls arrives from the Italian plant, ready to be processed into retail-ready rolls and dispatched. The relationship has been developed with regular visits to site over the past 12 months and Briggs identified a number of ways in which the customer could increase efficiencies within their fleet, as well as increase ever-important health and safety on site. The new fleet consists of three Hyster reach trucks, a Hyster A15 with a Baumann paper roll clamp, a S1.0 palle
Terberg are a world-renowned manufacturer of a full range of shunters, with their subsidiary company KingLifter being the market leader in the manufacturing of lorry mounted forklift trucks. The Terberg KingLifter range of products perfectly complements Bennie Equipment’s existing equipment offer, which already includes brands such as Doosan, Still, Manitou, Combilift, Aisle Master and many more. This new partnership adds a niche string to Bennie’s bow, and further helps fulfil customers’ requirements. Terberg KingLifter equipment is renowned for their power to weight ratio, high quality components and outstanding build quality. The KingLifter range includes a compact model perfect for busy city deliveries, a 4-way model for handling long loads, and an all-wheel-drive model for us
Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd, the UK’s leading independent dedicated port equipment supplier, has confirmed it has received a supply order from ABP for an order of two Sany SRSC 4540 intermodal reach stackers for their Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal, Sutton Coldfield. Located just 8 miles from the centre of Birmingham in the heart of the Midlands, ABP Hams Hall is a key national inter-modal hub. The site is situated adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line and handles deep-sea and short-sea traffic to and from ports such as Southampton, London Gateway Felixstowe and domestic traffic from Scotland. The site regularly services six rail services every day and runs a core fleet of 8 reachstackers to service both rail and road operations. In a highly significant move, the
Doosan Infracore Co., South Korea's leading construction equipment maker, said Sunday that it has been picked to supply 12,000 small diesel engines for a Chinese forklift company. The small G2 engines that meet stringent Stave-V European emissions standards will be shipped to Baoli Forklift Co., a subsidiary of the world's No. 2 forklift manufacturer, KION Group AG of Germany. The engines to be provided up till 2025 will be installed in forklifts earmarked for foreign markets, Doosan Infracore said. It said the latest deal is expected to further solidify the company's global standing as a premium engine manufacturer for forklifts. The company already has an engine contract with KION itself that was signed in 2015 and has made inroads into the Chinese and Vietnamese commercial vehi...
At AKW Global Logistics, having a positive sustainability impact is always at the forefront of purchasing decisions, with focus on continuous improvement, carbon reduction initiatives and environmental conservation. With this in mind, after a successful trial to ensure our impeccable service levels could be maintained, AKW Global Logistics have committed to purchasing two 2.5tonne entirely Lithium Powered Forklifts from manufacturer BYD Lithium specialist, to replace some traditional diesel FLT’s. Previous concerns with Lithium powered trucks surrounded practicality; in such a fast-paced environment, uptime and productivity are essential. This meant that a trial was vital to ensure our market leading KPI’s would not be affected by the change. Apprehensions included the recharging time a
Wavin, has invested over three quarters of a million pounds as part of its ongoing commitment to help protect its staff and visitors that work with and around forklifts at its manufacturing site at Hazlehead near Sheffield. Wavin, UK manufacturer of clay and plastic pipes, will invest over £780,000 during a five-year project that has taken delivery of 16 new Linde forklifts and 6 Bradshaw picking vehicles to its Hazlehead site. The factory manufactures clay pipes supporting the Hepworth Clay brand, which has been based near the Pennine village of the same name for over a hundred and fifty years. The new fleet of Linde forklifts have been successfully integrated onto its Hazlehead site which employs over 120 staff, the forklifts are brimming with new technology to keep its drivers and
Seven Cesab R314 reach trucks are picking goods 24 hours a day, six days a week in the warehouse at ESPO, a local authority purchasing and distribution consortium that supplies a huge range of workplace products, from food, furniture and hardware to stationery and vehicles, to the education sector and other public and private organisations. Employing up to 250 people at peak times, ESPO’s central distribution centre in Leicester holds around 12,000 items in stock and is responsible for the picking, packing and delivery of orders. With over 25,000 delivery points across the UK and weekly deliveries to customers to send out, reliable materials handling equipment is essential. When ESPO was experiencing issues with its older reach trucks, they approached Angus Lift Trucks, the Cesab Mat
Designed and manufactured by B&B Attachments, PowerMount is a unique patented system that enables the truck operator to quickly change from one hydraulic attachment to another in just 90 seconds. The PowerMount system allows for attachment change to be completed without the need for an engineer, says the makers, guaranteeing a fast, easy and safe way to interchange forklift attachments. During the last year modifications have been made to the PowerMount system to improve safety. Sensors have been fitted to the front of the system to ensure that the attachment correctly engages with the PowerMount. This modification not only prevents the operator from fitting the attachment incorrectly, but also eliminates any chance of the attachment slipping or moving out of place. A light switch f...
A giant pumpkin had to be forklifted into Somerset as it squashed all the competition in the Wookey Hole giant pumpkin challenge. The truck was required for the competition organisers to deliver the enormous entry to the scales, where it weighed in at almost a tonne. At 927.5kg, the fruit was the clear winner. Security guards flanked the prize pumpkin as it was lifted onto the scales to protect the valuable seeds. Over 50 people entered the competition, which came as a huge surprise to organisers due to the poor growing conditions this summer. Daniel Medley, Director at Wookey Hole Caves, said: "The number of entries was incredible considering the long summer drought. "Pumpkins demand large quantities of water and we know some of our local contestants were using cider and...
Cesab electric forklifts are helping to keep the UK’s leading commercial tyre retreader on the road. Bandvulc, which is part of the Continental Tyre Group of Companies and produces around 200,000 commercial retreads each year at its factory in Ivybridge, Devon, has found its most efficient tyre handling solution to date with two new Cesab B315 electric forklifts from JD Plant Services, the independent Cesab dealership for the South West. The three-wheel, electric counterbalanced forklift trucks have been fitted with Bolzoni bale clamps, so they can transport up to eight tyres around site at one time. Their compact design ensures exceptional manoeuvrability and enables them to work in even the smallest of spaces. The decision to take the new trucks comes on the back of Bandvulc’s p
The Forklift DEALER Zone is a dedicated website for members of the forklift industry. Catch up on the very latest news from manufacturers and dealers, discover new and innovative products and in our members forum we offer a gateway for dealers to share information, trade machines and get advice. Join us today.