Kalmar Awarded Dar es Salaam Port RTG Contract

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with a total of six Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at Dar es Salaam port. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q1 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q1 of 2021. The units delivered to TPA […]

18/03/2020 - 17:09 pm

Reid Lifting wins Welsh business award

Chepstow based Red Lifting is celebrating after being named ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the Welsh Business Awards. The lifting and lowering specialist was recognised for its strong financial performance in 2019 and its global exporting success, as well as its operational efficiencies and impressive marketing campaigns. The Reid team were presented with their […]

09/03/2020 - 17:35 pm


Welder Ryan Lewis was placed first at the Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG) Skills Competition in Takahama, Japan, in February 2020, representing the US based Raymond Corporation.  To showcase their skill sets, participants had to weld a steel pressure vessel performing tack welding, semi-automatic welding and finishing of the surface. Facing competition from competitors across […]

26/02/2020 - 18:22 pm

Konecranes Wins Order for 20 RTG Cranes in Nigeria

Konecranes, a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, has won an order for 20 RTG cranes from APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal in East Nigeria.  The Konecranes RTGs on order are diesel-driven, 16-wheel machines stacking 1-over-5 high and 7 containers + truck lane wide. They are equipped with Active Load Control, Auto-steering and Auto-TOS reporting. The […]

26/02/2020 - 17:34 pm

Comege opens new facility

Comege France, a market leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, has just moved to a new facility. Started early March 2019, construction ended on 20 December: the facility has a 10.000sqm workshop and 600sqm of offices, doubling Comege’s capacity and enabling it to boost its activity. Working for more than 30 years in the original workshop, […]

26/02/2020 - 15:26 pm

Haulotte Australia moves into new facility

Haulotte Australia has officially openned its new offices in Melbourne, Victoria. The new facility has been opened in response to increased demand for Haulotte machines in Australia and New Zealand. It offers more than 118400sqft of work space for the 50 employees. The new subsidiary is three times the size of the old facility and […]

26/02/2020 - 13:31 pm

LGH Consolidates with Affiliate Rotrex

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) will take its 5,000th order in the coming weeks, as the company aligns closer with sister business Rotrex Winches.  LGH has received over 4,500 orders for lifting, rigging and safety equipment since returning to the UK market three years ago. Winch specialist Rotrex was already part of the LGH portfolio but […]

15/02/2020 - 08:27 am

JLT Mobile Computers transitions to provide end-to-end rugged IT solutions

Swedish based JLT Mobile computers, a leading developer and manufacturer of reliable computers for demanding environments, is transitioning from being a traditional hardware supplier to becoming a business partner and trusted advisor to its customers, providing device selection, system design, integration, deployment and ongoing support. Recognising the increasing complexity of customers’ planning, acquisition, implementation and […]

13/02/2020 - 20:56 pm

US Company Flux Power Holdings Release Quarterly Results

California based Flux Power Holdings, a developer of advanced lithium-ion batteries for commercial and industrial equipment including electric forklifts and airport ground support equipment has reported results for its fiscal year 2020 second quarter ended December 31, 2019 (Q2 ’20). Highlights include a revenue increase of 33% to $3.6M, reflecting the continuation of strong growth […]

13/02/2020 - 19:34 pm

Big Award for Jungheinrich Compact Forklift

The Jungheinrich ERC 216zi high-lift truck will receive the world-renowned iF Design Award this year, in the category automobiles/vehicles. Thanks to its integrated lithium-ion battery, the vehicle is the most compact forklift in its class.  Jungheinrich has significantly shortened the vehicle by eliminating the battery trough that used to be the norm between industrial trucks and […]

13/02/2020 - 12:45 pm

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LHI September 2023

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