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    More power, extended running and longer life, it's Ironclad®

    The heavy-duty Ironclad® range of motive power batteries from EnerSys® offers more power, extended running times and longer life than comparable designs to support intensive lift truck operations and other demanding materials handling applications. The range is particularly suited to situations where longer truck run times are needed to minimise the use of spare batteries. Models rated from 276 to... [more]

  • RUD-VLBG-Load-Ring,-turns-Loads-360°-aligned-to-the-direction-of-the-pull

    RUD VLBG Load Ring, turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull

    RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points.

    The RUD VLBG offers a range of advantages; firstly it can be turned 360°, aligned to the direction of the pull. The load ring can be tilted which guar... [more]

  • NOV-Mono-keeps-irrigation-water-flowing-in-New-Zealand

    NOV Mono keeps irrigation water flowing in New Zealand

    A high efficiency diary effluent pump from NOV Mono has delivered significant benefits to the end-user on an agricultural irrigation project in New Zealand. The MonoTM progressing cavity pump has helped increase the efficiency of the irrigation, and also minimised the time spent on the process at the farm in Te Awamutu, on the country’s North Island.

    After evaluating the options available... [more]

  • Thorworld-Industries-supports-FEM-vision-for-future-of-Materials-Handling

    Thorworld Industries supports FEM vision for future of Materials Handling

    Thorworld Industries has played its part in shaping the future of the materials handling industry after attending the bi-annual congress of FEM, the European Materials Handling Federation.

    Held in York from 18th-19th September, the FEM Congress outlined its plans for the next few years with the launch of Vision & Strategy 2020, a new publication that Thorworld helped to draft.

    Su... [more]

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    KNAPP apprentice wins ‘Outstanding Newcomer' award

    The achievements of Amy Coltman, an apprentice engineer for KNAPP, have been recognised in the Leicester College Apprenticeship Awards.

    Amy – who works as part of the Customer Service team of resident engineers at the site of KNAPP client, British Gas, in Leicester – achieved the Bronze Award for ‘Outstanding Newcomer' of 2014. Amy, 21, received the prize at a special ceremony held rec... [more]

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LCM Systems launches e-commerce site for Load Cells with 5% discount for ordering online


Load cell manufacturer LCM Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new online ordering facility at its website – Customers looking for load cells and associated instrumentation will find that not only does LCM Systems have one of the most comprehensive ranges available, but now many of its most popular load cells and indicato...[more]

Office removals firm PHS Teacrate rolls out paperless deliveries


As part of its exciting 2015 development plans, PHS Teacrate is introducing handheld personal digital assistants (PDA’s), to provide real time information for its office removals operation. The business, which rents, sells and delivers around 25 million packing and other crates each year, is to offer its customers from January 2015, paperless deliv...[more]

Knowledge is key for PPE supplier Needlers


FleXipod, a fully configurable Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) system developed by Axida, has been implemented by Needlers Ltd after a successful trial. Needlers is a market leader in the supply of PPE, safety and hygiene products to the food manufacturing industry. They pride themselves on their extensive, quality-monitored product range, c...[more]

Palletways European network expands into Austria


Palletways, Europe’s largest provider of express distribution services for palletised goods, has announced a further development to its existing pan-European services. It will be extending its geographical coverage by offering a full range of services to and from Austria which will start on Monday November 3rd 2014. Austria will bring Palletways...[more]

Skyjack strengthens Asian network with new dealer appointments


The facility of SKYKorea, the dealer for Skyjack in South Korea. SKYKorea is one of several dealers appointed by the manufacturer to serve its growing customer base in Asia. Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division has further strengthened its presence in the Asian region with the appointment of several new dealers. The dealers, who repr...[more]

Babcock Logistics Team wins prestigious safety accolade with help from Briggs Equipment

Following the recent introduction of a new materials handling fleet from Briggs Equipment, Babcock International Group's Logistics Centre of Excellence Team is delighted to win a prestigious company award in recognition of its commitment to attaining the highest safety standards. Each year Babcock International Group, the UK's leading enginee...[more]

Hyster® LPG forklift changes benefit indoor operators


Hyster has introduced a new engine in its 2-3.5 tonne Fortens™ range of LPG forklifts offering high performance for intensive applications, as well as maximum fuel efficiency, low noise, low vibration and outstanding reliability. The new highly efficient 2.5L Kubota engine brings even greater performance to the H2.0-3.5FT and S2.0-3.5FT models w...[more]

Kaup Double Pallet Handler forklift attachment from B&B Attachments


Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide shared-user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip customers. Managing over 4.5 million sq ft of warehousing, and operating a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as an innovative operat...[more]

Howard Tenens takes delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle in Europe


Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas and diesel. The innovation provides a solution to the conundrum facing the dual fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using the carbon saving technology. ...[more]

Freight transport - a key enabler for enhancing productivity in Scotland – says Minister


Minister for Transport, Keith Brown MSP, has said that he recognises and values freight transport as a key enabler for enhancing productivity and delivering sustainable growth. Speaking at the FTA Transport Manager Conference in Dunblane yesterday, Mr Brown stated that he recognised the commercial nature of most freight transport operations addi...[more]

Neptune innovates and enhances customer experience with Empirica


Barcodes are scanned as items move through the warehouse. Neptuen warehouse.The site comprises narrow aisle and bulk storage areas. Example of Neptune range. Hand-made furniture and accessories retailer Neptune has developed and enhanced customer services by implementing the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess to support complete con...[more]

British Safety Council notes with concern the increase in work-related ill health

The British Safety Council, while welcoming the continuing fall in the number of fatal injuries in Great Britain’s workplaces detailed in HSE’s 2013/14 health and safety statistics report published today, expressed its concern with the upward trend in the number of new work-related ill health cases. Stress, anxiety and depression and musculoskeleta...[more]

Genie® ZX™-135/70 provides high precision access on historical tower gate paint job, Australia


This Summer, Schwanenstadt-based rental company Obermair Transporte-Erdbau GmbH, System Lift Partner, recommended a Genie® ZX™-135/70 articulating boom lift to help a painting specialist repair the belfry and restore the paintwork of the southern, “lower situated” tower of the walled mediaeval town of Vöcklabruck in Upper Austria. “In all aspects o...[more]

Revamped counterbalanced range delivers top throughput performance, coupled with extremely low fuel consumption


Jungheinrich has launched the latest addition of its hydrostatically driven 3s, 4s, and 5s series of engine-powered counterbalanced forklift trucks. Thanks to a new control system, the trucks feature a high degree of energy efficiency and deliver top performance, coupled with extremely low fuel consumption. As part of the re-engineering proce...[more]

Fleet managers & vehicle engineers to in focus at FTA Fuel Tanker Conference


Fleet managers and vehicle engineers are in focus at the forthcoming FTA Fuel Tanker Conference, which will ensure they are fully up-to-date with information, issues and future development in what is a highly specialised sector of transport operation. The bi-annual Freight Transport Association (FTA) event - scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2...[more]

Explosion protected crane systems


Crane systems manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company can be supplied with Atex classifications EX II 2 GD IIA T4 / EX II 3 GD IIB T4, with increased spark protection also available for explosion level II C. Their products are currently used worldwide, operating in some of the most dangerous dust laden conditions as well as hazardous, toxic and pot...[more]

Construction Industry Training Board extends multi year partnership with Pearson VUE


Following the successful delivery of the health, safety and environment tests since April 2012, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has agreed to continue testing under contract with computer-based testing (CBT) leader Pearson VUE. The continued partnership, part of a series of client wins and extensions for Pearson VUE, will continu...[more]

Top safety accreditation for articulated forklift truck manufacturer Flexi Narrow Aisle


Flexi Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contra...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Arocs delivers Cadzow a new force in heavy haulage


Specialist abnormal load hauliers Cadzow Heavy Haulage Ltd has recently taken delivery of a new flagship – a mammoth Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT 4163 which is plated for Special Types operation at 155 tonnes gvw. Built by Mercedes-Benz at Wörth plant, the world’s largest truck production facility, as a specially prepared long wheelbase 6x4, the Aroc...[more]

MRT 3255 at the Days of Lifting ever higher ever stronger


· Manitou is maintaining its leadership as a builder of rotatives with the new MRT 3255 - 32 meters and 5.5 tonnes · MHT 1490: European launch of the heavyweight telescopic truck · Present at the Days of Lifting in Marseille · A committed and responsible manufacturer through its REDUCE program. From 29 to 31 October next, Manitou Group will be ...[more]

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