Hyster Europe is focusing on enhancing the operator environment according to the application, including in the wood, metal, construction, ports and paper industries. “When handling expensive, awkward and heavy loads, the driver environment matters more than ever,” says Chris van de Werdt from Hyster Europe. “Every lift truck brand claims its products are ergonomic, but you have to ask, ‘under what conditions?’ Intelligent Hyster® lift truck design focuses on the driver environment in all applications, but this proves particularly important for efficiency and driver comfort in extreme and demanding operating conditions.” Wood handling Throughout the wood supply chain, lift truck drivers may have to drive in reverse due to tall loads obscuring forward visibility. These operation
With the promotion of Stuart Browne to Operations Director – Sales and Service and a new engineer recruitment drive Hoppecke Industrial Batteries in the UK is initiating a change in culture. He will head up the operations side of the business with a remit covering sales, warehousing, service and rental. This new role has been created specifically to bring sales and service closer together and to ensure that service support meets customer needs both now and in the future. Jon Bailey, who joined Hoppecke UK as managing director in October 2018, says: “Our customers’ needs are becoming ever more complex and so our offering has expanded and diversified in line with this challenge. Whether it’s new or used products, rental, refurbishment or service solutions, including on-site energy sto
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
Jungheinrich is to acquire ISI Automation of Lemgo, Germany. The move will see the turnkey automation solution specialist become part of the forklift giant, which describes itself as one of the world’s leading providers of intralogistics solutions. The company’s ISIPlus® and ISIPro® products will expand the Group’s portfolio in the area between ERP and the shop floor. Dr. Rosenbach, Member of the Board of Management Logistics Systems at Jungheinrich, explains, “We plan to strengthen ISI Automation and its plants in Lemgo and Extertal, and we have set ourselves the clear objective of further expanding the business with all existing and future customers in this important field of digitalization.” The current managing directors of ISI Automation, Frank Marek and Volker Sasse, will c
Lisman Forklifts Asia will distribute Combilift and Aislemaster products in South East Asia. The two companies have reached an agreement which establishes Lisman as the South East Asia Distribution Hub for the Irish-built equipment. Combilift and Aislemaster products are already in use in the South East Asia markets with existing dealers. Lisman Forklifts Asia managing director Mark Ward believes that the partnership will enhance the service to new and existing Combilift customers. "By having a local presence in Asia, we will be able to provide dealers with easy access to the products, parts, training and support needed to support end users in a prompt manner." Lisman Forklifts Asia provides wholesale premium brand used forklifts to dealers throughout South East Asia and is a k...
The Trolley Supply Truck is a new vehicle concept from Linde Material Handling that the company claims combines all the advantages of a Linde logistics train with those of a forklift. The design is based on Linde’s matrix concept: both the goods transporter’s control unit and drive unit come from the modular system for Linde warehouse equipment. What is completely new, according to Linde, is the load unit which takes the form of a bar trolley with steered wheels. It allows efficiency increases of up to 30 percent to be achieved in material transport to production plants. “Many of our customers have already implemented forklift truck-free production supply via tugger or logistics trains,” explains Ralf Knaut, Project Manager Special Solutions at Linde Material Handling. This is becau
Lorries fully loaded with building blocks in less than 5 minutes, happy lift truck drivers, exceptional reliability and a low cost of ownership: these are just some of the ways a quarry operation in the South West of England has benefitted since adding a new Hyster® lift truck to its operation. “We distribute more than 100,000 concrete blocks a week from our site in Ashburton,” says Richard Webb, Operations Manager for Glendinning in the South West of England. “Every single block is handled by just two principal lift trucks, so reliability is critical.” Established in 1958, Glendinning serves markets including construction, agriculture, home and local authorities and is the largest independent supplier of quarry and concrete products both to the trade and direct to the end user i
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has turned to one of the most experienced and best respected figures in the materials handling industry in appointing its new Chief Executive. Tim Waples will join the UK’s leading authority on the supply, servicing and operation of materials handling equipment on1st March 2019. “I’m delighted that Tim has accepted the position” said Association Chairman Duncan Nealon. “He is the perfect fit for our organisation and brings with him a wealth of experience and a truly in-depth knowledge of this industry. “His experience in developing one of the strongest and most effective dealer networks while at Doosan Industrial Vehicles positions him extremely well for engaging with our membership while his time as President of the British Industrial Truck
At a recent trade fair Hubtex announced its latest model developments showcasing its unique solutions for the handling of wood-based materials. With a focus on handling and order-picking solutions for bulky wood materials they presented the new multidirectional counterbalance forklift truck, FluX 70. New FluX 70 suitable for loads of up to 7 tonnes The new electric multidirectional counterbalance forklift, FluX 70 is capable of safely transporting long and heavy loads weighing up to 7 tonnes – even over rough terrain and in narrow aisleways. The vehicle is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and combines the advantages of an electric multidirectional forklift with those of a heavy-duty forklift with a combustion engine. Hubtex also promoted the latest generation of its
Yale Europe Materials Handling has extensive expertise and solutions to overcome the issues faced in cold store environments Ergonomic features include heated cabins, double glazing and double skin insulation amongst others Hydraulic lubrication, double sealed electrical connectors and zinc coated frames ensure Yale trucks can operate in harsh conditions. It is no secret that consumers love fresh produce. Cold stores are a vital part of the logistics chain, yet their harsh conditions place materials handling equipment under extreme pressure. To ensure high productivity and timely deliveries, customised solutions are needed to prepare the equipment for temperature controlled environments. Yale Europe Materials Handling uses its extensive expertise to provide a range of options that minim...
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