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Hyster celebrates 80 year success at TOC in 2009

In 2009, Hyster marks 80 years in the materials handling business and today the company is still setting standards and delivering effective solutions for ports and terminals operations. This birthday provides an opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal success of the company since its beginnings in the North American lumber industry, in 1929 through its European expansion and its development into one of the strongest, industry leading materials handling equipment providers in the world today.

At this year’s TOC Europe Terminal Operations Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Bremen, Germany from 16th to 18th June, visitors will find Hyster on stand C6. A dedicated team of specialists from both Hyster Europe and the local distribution partner for Germany, Zeppelin, will be on-hand to answer questions and offer advice about how to optimise the handling and flow of containers and goods in ports and terminals. Hyster provides a full range of solutions suitable for various applications in ports and terminals, where reliability is essential; including dedicated empty and laden container handlers, reachstackers and a variety of forklift trucks.

"TOC is an event more important than ever in Hyster’s calendar" explains Peter Madoc-Jones, Product Marketing Manager for Hyster "It provides the opportunity to build our relationships with key professionals in the Ports and Terminals industry, and to demonstrate to customers how Hyster products deliver dependability and efficiency to operations, which is increasingly important in the current turbulent economic climate. We also want to underline the superior level of service support, which is delivered by our extensive network of distribution partners, demonstrated this year by the fact that we are exhibiting together with Zeppelin, which is Hyster’s exclusive dealer for the German market".

In time-sensitive port operations, dependable equipment is essential to maintain the consistent flow of containers and goods. "Reachstackers, container handlers and big trucks are significant investments, and it is therefore critical for companies to make the right choice, to ensure that they generate the required return on investment, through maximising productivity and effectively managing operating costs" says, Antoon Cooijmans, Hyster Big Trucks Product Manager.

Hyster is committed to continuous product development in order to meet the ever changing demands of customers’ handling needs – for example, this year sees the completion of the Hyster Fortens range of Internal Combustion engine trucks, with the addition of the new H8.0-9.0FT series. These new models introduce a wider choice for customers operating in this capacity segment and compliment Hyster’s current H8.00-9.00XM product offering. The new H8.0-9.0FT offers a medium-duty solution, ideally suited for industries such as paper, wood, beverage, metals, ports, automotive or construction materials.
The increased capacity and compact design particularly benefit operations with high attachment usage, ensuring that space, loads moved per hour and on-site efficiency is maximised to maintain low operating costs.

Hyster has a long established history in manufacturing dependable big trucks and container handlers for demanding 24/7 operations, at its factory in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Hyster’s products are supported by the most comprehensive independent distribution network in the industry, helping to maximise customer’s productivity and efficiency, and reduce overall operating costs.

Visit Hyster on stand C6 at TOC and see how ports should be handled. Contact Loes Mulder (loes.mulder@nmhg.com) to book an appointment with a Hyster Ports specialist at the conference or visit www.hyster.com/europe for further details.

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