Launch of material handling equipment store

A new USA material handling equipment store has gone live at fadequipmentstore.com, offering free shipping on all products. Headquartered in South Carolina, USA, fadequipmentstore.com puts lifting, material handling, safety and load monitoring products a click away from end users in warehouses, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, renewables, commercial and other markets. Solutions that can be […]

25/01/2021 - 18:34 pm

Tri-Lift appointed as Bronto distributor in Canada

Tri-Lift has been appointed as Bronto Skylift’s distributor in Canada. Tri-Lift is a division of Tri-Crane, which was founded by three partners, Jason Hanna, Mark Williams and Aaron Hanna in March 2019 and is based in Ontario. TRI-Lift was established in 2020 and will be carrying out sales, service, spare parts and rentals of Bronto […]

18/01/2021 - 20:43 pm

Rope and Sling opens Plymouth depot

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has opened its eighth facility – in Roborough, Plymouth. The 5000sqft site joins six other lifting and rigging depots and the recently acquired Gemmak Engineering business, the manufacturing division within the RSS engineering services department. Having last opened a site in Warrington, this expansion represented an opportunity to move […]

18/01/2021 - 20:18 pm

Product presentations 24/7 from Reid Lifting

New product videos from gantry and davit specialists Reid Lifting will give hire companies, resellers and end users access to a presentation from a Reid sales manager 24/7 – even while the working from home restrictions are in place. After the success of its digital sales presentations in 2020, Reid has produced a series of […]

13/01/2021 - 12:10 pm

Kalmar and Nokia extend partnership in terminal automation

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Nokia, have announced that they will expand their ongoing collaboration to provide new solutions for ports and intermodal terminal operators seeking to automate operations and achieve greater productivity. Nokia and Kalmar will combine their communications and cargo handling technology expertise in new joint go-to-market ventures, integrated solutions development and research […]

12/01/2021 - 12:57 pm

Kalmar to transfer part of its crane engineering in China to Etteplan

Part of Kalmar’s crane engineering in China will be transferred to the globally operating engineering company, Etteplan. With the planned long-term agreement Kalmar aims to improve the efficiency of its crane engineering operations in China by ensuring scalability and cost competitiveness. The parties have signed an agreement regarding the services to be provided by Etteplan. […]

28/12/2020 - 10:25 am

M O’Brien purchases two Faresin electric telehandlers

M O’Brien Plant Hire has become one of the first companies in the UK to take delivery of the all-electric Faresin telehandler. The purchase was made directly from UK dealer GGR Group. The new battery powered models were delivered together, with GGR’s technical director, Scott Ainsworth formally handing over the new machines. The new Faresin […]

15/12/2020 - 20:22 pm

Point of Rental adds German office

Point of Rental is opening a new office in Germany, the company’s fifth office worldwide. Wayne Harris, Point of Rental CEO said,“We look forward to partnering with German rental businesses to provide the best experience to their customers. We’ve spent the last couple of years getting our software to speak German and we’re adding native […]

15/12/2020 - 19:45 pm
PromatDX2021

ProMat 2021 cancelled but ProMatDX to forge ahead 

For the first time in ProMat’s 35 year history, Materials Handling Institute (MHI) has made the hard decision to not go ahead with the in-person exhibition that it hosts annually in Chicago, USA. It will be replaced with a digital event. The MHI Board came to the conclusion that, because of the evolving Covid-19 pandemic […]

10/12/2020 - 12:55 pm

Trumpf and Jungheinrich agree intralogistics partnership

In an agreement Trumpf, a high-tech specialist in machine tools for sheet metal processing and industrial lasers, is to collaborate with Jungheinrich to incorporate automated guided vehicle systems in its customers’ sheet-metal fabrication operations. Pooling the two companies’ know-how will enhance the flow of materials in connected manufacturing environments Jungheinrich will supply driverless vehicles that […]

08/12/2020 - 12:43 pm

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LHI Jan/Feb 2021

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