New LEEA research reveals optimistic post-pandemic outlook

Despite the Covid-19 health crisis impacting significantly on the Lifting Industry, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Sector Benchmark Research reveals optimism for the post-pandemic future, and a move towards new and possibly more productive ways of working.  Indeed, 72% of firms reported being optimistic for the next six months, with this increasing to 80% for […]

13/04/2021 - 13:19 pm

Hi-Reach appointed as new Snorkel distributor for South Africa

Snorkel has appointed Hi-Reach Manlift (Pty) Limited as its official distributor for South Africa. Headquartered in Springs, South Africa in the Gauteng province, approximately 50km (31 miles) east of Johannesburg, Hi-Reach was previously the official distributor for Genie. Hi-Reach CEO, George Landsberg has been involved with mobile elevating work platforms for more than 23 years, […]

13/04/2021 - 13:01 pm
News  >  Awards

 Forklift industry celebrates its best and brightest

The winners of 26th FLTA Awards for Excellence were announced at an online live streamed event on Saturday 10 April. Having been twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event was taken online – a first for the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) in its history of holding the Awards. On the evening of 10 April […]

12/04/2021 - 16:47 pm

Leadership and craft training experts launch workforce development programme

Okos Partners LLC and Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) have launched TradeUp, a collaborative partnership programme providing workforce development services for employers seeking skilled craft professionals. “Traditionally, it takes four years, eight organisations, and a network of industry, education, community, and training organisations to get one person career ready,” said Peter Krammer, senior partner of […]

12/04/2021 - 15:34 pm

Choosing Flexi technology is Smart choice 

E-commerce supply chain specialist, Smart Services Logistics, has introduced Flexi articulated warehouse truck technology at its fulfillment facility at Chadwell St Mary, Essex, UK. The company, which provides logistics fulfillment support to a range of clients across the Greater London area as well as nationwide, decided that its materials handling needs were best-served by the […]

09/04/2021 - 12:00 pm

Unic goes Dutch with Metzo Machinery

Metzo Machinery, based in the Netherlands, has recently taken delivery of four UNIC mini spider cranes from Unic’s  European master dealer, Unic Cranes Europe. The company is also the latest to join the Unic cranes dealer network, providing Unic cranes for both sale and hire across the Netherlands. The purchase sees the delivery of a […]

07/04/2021 - 15:17 pm

Jekko expands in Denmark with Stiholt Hydraulic

Jekko has signed a new dealership agreement with the Danish company Stiholt Hydraulic. With 30 years experience, the Stiholt  Group, specialises in sales and service for Scania  and  from  1 February 2021 for Fassi cranes too. Kurt  Nielsen, sales agent at Stiholt said, “We are glad to become part of Jekko’s dealer network. We are […]

05/04/2021 - 20:26 pm

Konecranes lift trucks now support renewable, fossil-free diesel 

Konecranes has been testing the use of HVO100 fossil-free fuel in lift trucks at its Swedish factory. This is part of ongoing efforts to reduce its climate impact and meet customer demand for equipment using renewable fuels. Demand for fossil-free fuel is growing as lift truck owners seek to reduce emissions and, in certain environments, […]

05/04/2021 - 16:26 pm

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LHI April 2021

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