JLG has made several organisational changes for the EMEAIR region. Tjitske van Hellemond has accepted the role of director of Customer Care EMEAIR. In her new role, she will be responsible for all purchasing, marketing, and sales of JLG’s Parts and Service organisation across the region. Karel Huijser, general manager and vice president for JLG […]
Haulotte named Premium Group as a distributor of the full range of its aerial equipment and telehandlers in 12 African countries. This partnership will enable the Group to provide a better local service support to the end-user contractors and rental companies in the Africa Zone. Premium Group will be an authorised distributor in Morocco, Senegal, […]
Oil & Steel has formalised SNM Lift as an Oil & Steel distributor for the market in north-west France. The SNM Group, founded in 1981, is a French company specialising in the sale and handling of mobile cranes (SNM Cranes), but also in equipment for the transfer of containers and hydraulic cranes (SNM Heavy Handling) […]
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for four forklifts from Yizheng Port Co Ltd, including two Kalmar Essential Forklifts with a lifting capacity of 16t and two Kalmar Heavy Forklifts with a lifting capacity of 25t. The order, which was concluded through Kalmar’s local dealer Suzhou Hefeng Industry Equipment Co Ltd, was booked […]
UK minicranes, glass lifting and powered access hire specialist, Hird has expanded its network by opening of a new depot in the West Midlands. The company’s Western Operational Hub on the Hayes Trading Estate in Halesowen, West Midlands, will offer a full range of minicranes, glass lifting equipment, access platforms and training courses. It fills […]
As businesses around the UK work towards reopening and re-establishing their operations, there may be a tough road ahead for companies to return to good financial health. Referencing an article in The Times newspaper, analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that nearly half of all UK businesses do not have enough cash […]
Brett Wood, the president and CEO of Toyota Material Handling (TMHNA), has been appointed as senior executive officer of Toyota Industries Corportation (TICO) – TMHNA’s parent company. Wood becomes the only non-Japanese TICO executive. Wood, a 31-year veteran of Toyota, will maintain his current responsibilities as TMHNA president and CEO in addition to his new […]
While supply chain organisations deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, they still pursue gender equality goals. According to Gartner, Inc’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey among 177 supply chain professionals, 17% of chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are now women – a 6% increase compared to 2019 and the highest rate since […]
Manitex International Inc a leading international provider of cranes and specialised industrial equipment, has announced that it has reduced its European bank debt by approximately €4.96M, effective from 20 July 2020. Improvements in working capital, via accelerated inventory turns and other operating cashflow that the company has generated since reporting its first quarter results has […]
Cargotec’s CEO Mika Vehviläinen says that the company’s half year financial report – from January to June 2020 – show that Cargotec has given a solid performance in an exceptional environment. He says, “The second quarter began in a very exceptional situation with the rapid spread of the coronavirus in our main market areas. The […]
21/07/2020 - 14:00 pm
LHI November/December 2020
In this month's issue
Face Time: industry’s eminent leaders to tell us about their year.
The Insider: Doug Stitt, of The Caldwell Group Inc, says don’t waste time over things you can’t control.
MEWP spiders – adoption and product development trends.