David J Wilson joins Columbus McKinnon as president and CEO

Columbus McKinnon’s new CEO and president, David J Wilson has been appointed after an extensive search. Wilson was selected based on his proven success with operational excellence and customer-centric commercial growth. His superior international and business development skills and a demonstrated track record for delivering results closely align with our Blueprint for Growth Strategy, with […]

21/06/2020 - 13:35 pm

Snorkel UK’s finance program helps customers kickstart their businesses

Snorkel UK is helping the UK market to get back to work with its new ‘Kickstart’ program. The special financing program, which is available now until 31st August 2020, enables customers to benefit from no deposit and no payments for 6 months on any new Snorkel or Ruthmann Bluelift products, plus get immediate delivery on […]

18/06/2020 - 15:19 pm

Haulotte’s European subsidiaries back on track

With the gradual resumption of business in Europe, orders for people and material lifting equipment are multiplying. According to Patrick Murris, managing director of the Europe and Africa Zone at Haulotte, this increase signifies that the building and construction industry is back on track. Since May, Haulotte’s European subsidiaries have been gradually reopening with the […]

16/06/2020 - 12:35 pm

Rob Hicks to head up Professional Services Group at Handling Specialty  

With Marek Cybula making a vertical move to become the senior technical sales representative at Handling Specialty, Rob Hicks has continued to move up the ladder taking Cybula’s place as supervisor of the Professional Services Group. Hicks said, “I’m very honoured and excited to tackle this new challenge head-on. My predecessor left some big shoes […]

10/06/2020 - 20:37 pm

IPAF lobbies UK HSE to secure guidance on renewing LOLERs

New guidance has been issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), following sustained lobbying from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to clarify what should happen to machines that require renewal of safety testing certificates while the UK is still in partial lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. A Lifting Operations and […]

10/06/2020 - 20:12 pm
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Combilift Forklift Safety Week 8 – 12 June 2020

9 June may be National Forklift Safety Day in the UK and North America – but Combilift is extending it to a whole week promoting a safer working environment for all those who work with, on or near forklift trucks. Since Combilift was established, a cornerstone of the company’s design philosophy has been to supply […]

10/06/2020 - 19:47 pm
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Vetter marks National Forklift Safety Day 2020: with five steps to safe forks

In 2018 12,625 forklift accidents were reported in Germany to the DGUV (German Accident Insurance), five of which were fatal and every day there are numerous minor collisions which cause disruptions and high internal expenditures. To mark National Forklift Safety Day on 9 June Vetter Industrie GmbH produced a five step guide to higher forklift […]

10/06/2020 - 19:15 pm

Terex announces leadership change in AWP business segment

Terex Corporation has announced that John L Garrison, Jr, chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation, will take on additional responsibilities as president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), effective immediately. Matt Fearon, the current AWP President, is leaving the Company on 1 August after 25 years with Terex, AWP and Genie, AWP’s flagship brand. Simon A […]

09/06/2020 - 14:21 pm
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TMH addresses new safety challenges during National Forklift Safety Day

In 2019, Toyota Material Handling (TMH) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its System of Active Stability (SAS), which, it says, helped to revolutionise the material handling industry’s expectations for operational safety. This year, the industry’s expectations have pushed the envelope even further as TMH customers are now obliged to include new environmental challenges as part […]

09/06/2020 - 13:37 pm

Ahern Companies partners with Trackunit for telematics

The Ahern Family of Companies (“Ahern Companies”) has announced that it has selected Trackunit as its telematics platform partner. Owned by Don F Ahern, the Ahern Family of Companies includes Ahern Rentals, the largest independently-owned rental company in North America, high reach OEM’s, Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel, and an extensive global distribution network, including Diamond […]

09/06/2020 - 10:15 am

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LHI November/December 2020

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