The Association of Industrial Truck trainers and the Fork Lift Truck Association have announced a strategic alliance aimed at maximising the flow of information, guidance and resources to those working within the forklift truck industry, as well as those owning and operating equipment on site. “It is a perfect fit,” explained Adam Smith, Managing Director of AITT — the UK’s fastest-growing accrediting body in the workplace transport sector. “Both organisations have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are firmly rooted in the real world, delivering innovative and practical initiatives to benefit members and customers alike.” As a result of the new relationship, AITT will be granted Partnership Member status by the FLTA. This will allow access to a variety of online informatio
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has supplied Ashdod Port Company Ltd with a total of eight Kalmar G generation medium forklifts and seven Kalmar Gloria reachstackers. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q3 order intake and delivery of all machines was completed during Q2 2019. Opened in 1956, Ashdod Port is Israel’s largest marine port by cargo volume and is a major gateway for goods and cargo to and from the State of Israel. The port is located approximately 40 km from Tel Aviv and has excellent connections to major commercial centres and highways. Kalmar’s G generation forklifts feature the latest in fuel-efficient technology and offer low total cost of ownership. They deliver superior uptime, reduced fuel consumption and reduced maintenance costs even in the most demanding appli
Clark has launched a new range of electric four-wheel forklift trucks capable of taking on combustion forklifts, not just in terms of power, but also in terms of cost. The EPXi performs its tasks just as reliably as a comparable diesel or LPG forklift and the cost of purchase is also on par with that of an IC Forklift. The EPXi electric forklift is therefore the quiet and eco-friendly alternative for customers who have so far decided against an electric vehicle. In many fields of application, which were once considered a purely combustion engine domain, today’s electric forklifts ensure at least the same high efficiency. The reason why many operators still decide against electric vehicles are the often higher procurement costs. With the EPX20i-32i, Clark has now designed an electric
Trailer and bodywork specialist Sterling GP has developed a beavertail plant body specifically for transporting powered access machinery. The Sterling body supplied to Upward Powered Access provides both greater carrying capacity and faster loading. Payload has been maximised by using high-tensile steels and folded steel sections. Full composite gridlock deck and Expamet mesh welded to the durbar toe sections of the ramp give maximum grip assisting efficient loading. In addition, the Sterling beavertail slope and ramps are designed to achieve optimum loading angles and shallowest initial point of impact. Sterling is an approved supplier of the Access Alliance, of which Upward Powered Access is a member. Sterling GP sales executive Grant Owen said: “This project is another ex
German materials handling giant Jungheinrich is preparing investors for gloomy news ahead of its second quarter results announcement next month. After a good start to the current financial year, Jungheinrich has recently registered a sharp fall in its customers’ investment activities, the company says in a statement. "This is due to the gloomier macroeconomic environment and the related current developments in the market for materials handling equipment." Jungheinrich notes that the global market shrank by 5% to the end of June, while in Europe, Jungheinrich’s core sector, the market has contracted by 7%. "Taking the month of June in isolation, the European market … fell by 16%," it reports. "Under these circumstances, and in the absence of any positive economic and market
Aerial work platform and telehandler specialist Riwal has expanded its European operations by opening four new hire depots, including one in Hertfordshire. The other new depots are in France, the Netherlands, and Croatia. The Hertfordshire depot – the company’s fourth in the UK – is in Hemel Hempstead and is called London North. The location was chosen for its links to the motorway network, making it easy to transport machines to and from central London as well as Heathrow and Stansted airports. In France, the new depot is in Ecquevilly, west of Paris. Riwal now has three depots in this region, with a fleet of 1,000 machines. In addition, the new depot is certified for training operators in how to operate aerial work platforms and telehandlers safely. Zwolle, in the northea
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Doosan is to create six industry zones on its huge 658 sq. m stand at IMHX 2019 (Hall 19, Stand 19G80). Set to be one of the largest stands at the show, each zone – spanning Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture, Transport, Warehousing and Aviation – will display Doosan’s best-in-class solutions specific to the sector. The machines on show will be kitted-out with attachments appropriate to typical industry applications, offering visitors the chance to see the optimum handling solutions for enhancing performance in each industry. The very latest counterbalance and warehouse truck models will be available to see, from the new feature-rich B15R-7 three-wheel and B45X-7 four-wheel series of electric forklift trucks, right up to Doosan’s powerful, heavy-lifting diesel and gas model
A new Heli finds a home close to Henley. Williams Jet Tenders started life as a small family run boatbuilders in Oxfordshire in 1996. Two brothers Mathew and John named the business using their mother’s maiden name “Williams” In 2002 the company had a change of direction and launched their first Jet Tender, the Ski Rib which was designed to fit one of the most popular powerboats of the era the Fairline Targa 43. Today Williams Jet Tenders produce four models and also cater for bespoke models which can be found on the back of some of the most expensive Yachts moored in the most exclusive marina’s around the world. Last week Williams took delivery of a Brand new HELI G Series CPCD100 supplied by local materials handling provider Diamond Forklifts. “After a lengthy qu
World-renowned bed and mattress manufacturer Relyon has welcomed the delivery of a fleet of six new Mitsubishi forklift trucks and four ancillary machines from local dealer Bristol Forklifts. With a 150-year pedigree for creating the best beds in the world, Relyon supplies a range of prestige products with the focus on natural fillings and bespoke options. The company distributes through a number of channels, from independent stores to national retailers. To meet high demand for its products, the Somerset-based manufacturer consulted local Mitsubishi dealer Bristol Forklifts for a handling solution. Laurie Farley, Logistics Manager at Relyon said: “As one of the biggest own-brand manufacturers in the UK, we wanted to expand our fleet of trucks to meet the demands of our busy work
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