UK – SLOVENIA – History was made this month when Narrow Aisle Ltd announced it has produced its 10,000th Flexi warehouse truck, the landmark machine is a Flexi ACiON, the company’s latest full digital control, very narrow aisle articulated model. It has been specified by a third party logistics (3PL) services company and will be deployed at a warehousing operation near Ljubljana Airport. Narrow Aisle managing director, John Maguire, commented: “The production of the 10,000th Flexi VNA warehouse truck is a significant milestone in the history of our company. Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the concept of articulated warehouse trucks, articulated VNA technology has come squarely into the intralogistics solutions mainstream and, in the process, Flexi has become a world-renowned brand.
Six new Hyster® electric lift trucks which feature special engineering to meet the demands of brewery operations have been provided to the Heineken Ireland site in Cork. Heineken Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heineken International, whose portfolio of brands includes Heineken, the best-selling beer in Ireland, Murphy’s, Amstel and Coors Light. Its site in Cork, founded in 1856, employs 458 people and ships 2 million kegs per year to pubs, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and wholesalers. As such, the brewery’s yard operations are intense, loading and unloading on average 20 lorries each day. “Empty kegs arrive every day and have to be unloaded and placed on a conveyor to take them to the production area,” explains Matt Hardy, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “At the
Netherlands-based Desch Plantpak has modernised its internal transport fleet by selecting UniCarriers to supply ten electric forklift trucks from its new TX series. The electric forklift trucks are equipped with NexSys Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries from EnerSys, which make unimpeded interim recharging possible. Desch Plantpak devises and produces all kinds of innovative solutions for the professional horticultural sector. Pellets are supplied for the production of rolls of film, which are transported to an intermediate storage facility. The rolls are transported from the intermediate storage facility on a call-off basis to the various production units, which transform the film into flowerpots, plant trays and plant packs. Once the finished products have been palletised and w...
Sideloader manufacturer Baumann has unveiled the GXS500, its new 50 tonne capacity model and the largest of its kind in the world. The GXS500 was delivered to fruit concentrates company Austria Juice earlier this year and launched at a gala celebration of Baumann’s 50th anniversary. Designed to carry 40ft containers using inverted forks and a specially modified spreader beam, the sideloader also features a raised cabin to see over the top of containers, which tilts and angles forward to sit in front of the main deck. The technique was first used in Baumann’s GXS200 range and has proved extremely useful for providing clear views with and without loads. Austria Juice turned to Baumann through their partners Kalmar Austria GmbH when traditional container handling methods proved u
Yale Europe Materials Handling dealers Hispaman and Dynamo Eco Manutención, have combined forces in Spain to form Grupo Dynamo Hispaman. The merger of the two companies offers Yale customers across the two territories a streamlined service and one point of contact for all their materials handling needs. Grupo Dynamo Hispaman aims to establish an extensive network of first-class sales and aftersales support across Spain, providing tailor-made solutions to customers as a reliable and trusted partner. Grupo Dynamo Hispaman will offer a wide range of sales, rental, and aftersales services for Yale forklifts and warehouse equipment. With an experienced, qualified and widespread network and a strong stock of spare parts, customer satisfaction is central to the company’s operations.
CFTS clarifies the duties of forklift owners and operators to check equipment. CFTS — the body behind a UK national standard for the Thorough Examination of lift trucks — has addressed the confusion over whose responsibility it is to make sure that trucks have received regular inspections. A Thorough Examination is a legal requirement, as every lift truck should be checked at least once every 12 months. It is vital for ensuring a safe, productive work environment. “Every forklift should have a valid Thorough Examination report,” said Geoff Martin, CFTS Chairman. “If you own the forklift or are hiring it for more than 12 months, it’s your responsibility to make sure an inspection is arranged, in accordance with the truck type and use. But if you are hiring a forklift for les
Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be assembling a broad range of versatile handling equipment suited to the needs of farming’s specialist root crop sector at BP 2019 – the UK’s leading potato industry event, 20th – 21st November, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate (Hall 1, Stand 185). Everything potato farmers require for handling and loading produce will be displayed on the Doosan stand. Alongside three of Doosan’s powerful ic engine and electric counterbalance trucks, will be a multi-purpose Telehandler and a compact Skid-Steer loader from Bobcat – part of the Doosan Group and supplied by Bobcat dealership, Grays Machinery. Also, on the stand will be a wide range of specialist truck-mounted box rotators and tippers from leading agricu
To simplify the process of loading trailers with paper reels in line with industry best practice recommendations, Hyster Europe has specially optimised the J5.5XN6 electric lift truck. “When transporting paper reels by road, it is typical industry best practice to load and position the reels down the centre line of the lorry trailer in single file to help evenly distribute weight and improve stability,” says Josie Burrell, Industry Manger for Hyster Europe. “This would ordinarily require a 7-tonne capacity lift truck with an attachment spacer to reach over the trailer bed and handle the reel,” she continues. “However, the Hyster® J5.5XN6 lift truck with tilting carriage option and a reel clamp attachment makes all of this possible with a 5.5-tonne capacity lift truck instead.”
With the launch of its next generation technology Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is making it even easier as well as highly cost-effective for logistics operations to convert their fleets from lead-acid to lithium-ion batteries. Developed by Hoppecke group company Intilion, the new trak | powerpack lion is a modular lithium-ion energy system that can be installed in industrial trucks designed to take lead-acid batteries with no requirement for vehicle-specific adjustments. In each trak | powerpack lion system there is a 2.2kWh-24.5kWh battery, a corresponding high-frequency charger and an adapter tray to ensure smooth and safe operation along with optimum equipment performance and improved productivity. Stuart Browne, Operations Director – Sales and Service at Hoppecke UK, said
Jungheinrich is bringing a completely redesigned modular web tool to the market for the digital optimisation of truck fleets and intralogistics processes. The cloud-based solution helps the user keep a keen eye on efficiency and productivity numbers for their fleet, for example by analysing up-to-date information on operating hours and unit costs – across all locations, regardless of the manufacturer. Through the intelligent integration of data, the system can generate easy and quick analyses of operating hours, capacity utilisation and operating costs. The Jungheinrich fleet management system can be used for fleets of any size and can be adjusted to any and all customer needs, thanks to the combinable modules. The web portal emphasises intuitive operability and makes all the
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