In 2019, explosion protection company Pyroban will celebrate 50 years of helping to keep people safe in potentially explosive atmospheres. At LogiMAT, from 19th – 21st February 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, Pyroban will be inviting manufacturers and users of lift trucks, warehouse equipment, scrubber driers, cranes and other industrial vehicles used in ‘ATEX’ zones to join the celebration. At stand A55 in Hall 9, visitors can speak to the experts from Pyroban to learn more about explosion protection solutions for converting materials handling equipment used in Zone 1 and 2, where gases or vapours may pose an explosion risk, as well as solutions for Zone 21 and 22 where dust and powders present a risk of ignition. Only a relatively small percentage of materials handling equipment in the
The Competition & Markets Authority has given unconditional clearance for Nationwide Platforms, a UK subsidiary of France’s Loxam Group, to acquire UK Platforms Ltd from hire company HSS. The £60.5m deal can now proceed, enabling HSS to reduce debt and concentrate on its core business of tool hire. HSS said that it expects the transaction to complete in early 2019. The sale means that UK Platforms returns to French ownership. HSS bought the powered access rental business in 2013 from French manufacturer Haulotte. It has a fleet of around 3,000 platforms and operates from 12 branches. Nationwide Platforms is the UK’s largest mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) hire company with more than 12,000 machines in its fleet. It was taken over by French rental giant Loxam last year.
Three apprentices have been awarded top of their year at Linde Material Handling’s annual Apprenticeship Awards. Jack Young, Wesley Edmunds, and David Flint were each of the winners of their respective year groups, with Jack Young being named as the overall apprentice of the year. This year the event was held at Brooklands Museum on 14th November and celebrated the young people in Linde’s apprenticeship training programme. Linde currently has 64 apprentices across the four-year programme having taken on 139 apprentices to date. The course allows young people to gain valuable industry experience which enables them to develop their professional and personal skills while also gaining a formal qualification. Apprenticeships are at the root of the government’s drive to equip peop
Between 19 and 21 February 2019 international exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade and the service sector will come together at the exhibition centre at Stuttgart Airport to find new business partners. The focus will be on innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production and distribution logistics. The location is ideal – Stuttgart, right in the heart of Europe, in the region of Baden-Württemberg. This region leads the intralogistics sector in Europe and it is set to expand this role even further. The exhibition centre in Stuttgart is Europe’s most modern facility of its kind. Perfectly located with a direct link to the airport, rail network and A8 motorway. If you are planning a trip to the exhibition download the visitors gui
With the launch of its new trak | charger HF premium series Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is pushing the boundaries of technological innovation to provide modern logistics operations with a sustainable and flexible way of managing their energy needs. High quality reactive current compensation accommodates precise charging times enabling Hoppecke’s new chargers to deliver a significant reduction in energy consumption which, in turn, enables businesses to minimise their CO2 emissions. By comparison with conventional 50Hz chargers energy savings are around 14% for each charging cycle and as part of an intelligent networked system energy usage can be up to 30% lower. Adaptable charging processes across 24V to 80V and capacities between 64Ah and 1550Ah allow the trak | charger HF premium
Yale Europe Materials Handling has two new options in its pedestrian power pallet truck range. The new precision control tiller head and noise reduction options allow the trucks to be used in a wider range of applications, particularly in the food, beverage, and retail industries. “Our low lift pallet trucks have a proven track record in maximising productivity in confined and congested areas,” said Monica Radavelli, Warehouse Product Manager at Yale®. “We have worked with our customers to bring two new solutions to market that will enable them to operate even more efficiently in applications with limited space or where whisper-quiet manoeuvres are essential.” Keeping the noise down In a bid to decrease costs, cut fuel consumption and reduce travel time, there is a strong business
HELI recently unveiled the brand new G3 series forklift trucks, including the 4.5ton counter-balanced IC forklift and the 3.5ton counter-balanced dual front driving electric forklift. These new machines are packed with features and will elevate the manufacturer to a higher level. Release dates for these new trucks are yet to be confirmed but watch out for updates here on The Forklift DEALER Zone. Take a look at the below promotional and contact your local Heli distributor for further details. http://www.helichina.net/
Around 7,200 employees at JCB’s 11 plants across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will receive an extra £1,000 in their pay packets. The last time a Christmas bonus of that size was awarded was in 2007. JCB machine production reached a 73-year high in 2018 and an additional 1,500 people have been recruited. This includes the awarding of permanent JCB contracts to around 550 agency employees. JCB’s exports have been boosted by the collapse in the value of the pound since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Chairman Lord Bamford said: “JCB has had a very successful year and I am delighted that we are able to award a substantial Christmas bonus to thank our employees for their contribution. There are many parallels between JCB and the British economy at the moment: both a
Hubtex has upgraded its MaxX range of vehicles, offering greater visibility and longer operational working hours. Sporting a new clear view mast, the electric multidirectional sideloader now offers maximum visibility of the load from inside the cabin. The vehicle is available with a range of different sized batteries, enabling users to find the right balance for medium and long-term deployments. The four-wheel chassis ensures tight turning circles, while the dual castor load wheel design greatly reduces tyres against wear and tear. With an entry-level price point, the multidirectional sideloader is primarily used for handling long goods in narrow aisles. The MaxX features an ergonomically designed and spacious cabin offering generous legroom and a user-friendly HIT3 multifunction dis...
Martin McVicar, chief executive of Monaghan-based forklift maker Combilift, which sells 25 per cent of the vehicles it assembles to the UK, recalls that the company hedged against this by buying as many components as it could from British suppliers, thus using cheaper sterling to cut costs, offsetting the impact of the more expensive euro on the price of the finished trucks. Combilift changed that policy a year ago as a hard Brexit – that is the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal – seemed more likely. “We are very purposely looking for suppliers outside the UK,” he says. “We are still dealing with UK suppliers that we have always dealt with, but now we are looking more on mainland Europe. The last thing we want to be doing is paying import duties.” A “no-deal” Brexit would l
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