Terex AWP, the global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services, has opened its first distribution centre in the Middle East dedicated to its Genie® branded aerial access equipment. Located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, on the premises of third-party logistics providers Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WWS), the new distribution facility will hold a broad selection of Genie boom lifts and scissor lifts to be able to provide quick response to customers’ critical business requirements.
Sharbel Kordahi, Managing Director, Terex Equipment Middle East (TEME), and Genie Sales Director for Middle East, South Africa, Russia and CIS, Terex AWP, says: “The market is evolving and this distribution centre is geared to the specific needs of customers in the Middle East, and as such, the main focus will be on considerably speeding up the delivery of critical and one-shot orders. At the same time, our distributors will continue to maintain their own stocks of Genie equipment on their own premises to ensure the best response possible to all customers throughout the region,” says Kordahi. He concludes: “We chose WWS as our logistics and solutions provider for this new distribution centre because they proved particularly well-suited to our specific requirements. In addition to their extensive experience in the industry, as well as the space required to stock a sufficiently large number of Genie units, they are also ideally located for inbound and outbound freight to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries in the region. We are confident that can we count on WWS to help deliver the results that our customers’ business success relies on.” Like any other Terex AWP facility around the world, this new Genie distribution centre will also handle pre-delivery inspections and the fitting of certain options.
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 […]
Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has secured a nationwide (UK) distributor and service partnership for JD Neuhaus’s (JDN) Profi air hoist range, available in capacities from 250kg up to 100t. The Profi air hoist range, offering air pressure in four or six bar, is an explosion-protected series, suited to heavy-duty industrial use. It is […]
Ausa, a specialist in the design, manufacture and sale of compact all-terrain industrial vehicles, has signed an agreement with the BIA Group, a Belgian company dedicated to the sale and service of equipment for public works, mines, quarries and transportation, for distribution and after-sales of Ausa products in Belgium. Juan Urkijo, Ausa’s sales and marketing […]
Sinoboom has announced that the official launch of its European subsidiary, Sinoboom BV, will take place this summer, with the keys to the Ridderkerk (Rotterdam) facility set to be handed over on 1 July. A consignment of MEWPs is on route, consisting of a diverse range of scissor lift and articulating boom lift models which […]
Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, has provided machines to nursing homes that were closed to visitors, enabling families to visit their loved ones. On 18 March 2020, the Dutch government made the decision to close all nursing homes to visitors in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. […]
As construction sites across the UK begin to re-open, lifting specialist GGR Group is putting out a call to contractors and site workers, to assist with ensuring that social distancing is maintained on site. The 2m guidelines for social distancing has meant that there is increased demand for equipment that can support safe working during […]
Seegrid has accomplished 3 million autonomous miles driven without a single personnel safety incident while supporting essential businesses through COVID-19 challenges. Seegrid, a leader in self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling, has announced that its vision guided vehicles (VGVs) reached 3 million autonomous production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. As […]
John Maguire, managing director of Tipton-based Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based materials handling solutions , has praised the dedication and commitment of the company’s employees who have continued working throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. He said: “Manufacturing is a critical part of the economy and while there is […]
Netherlands company Van Beest BV has appointed US Lift-It Manufacturing Co Inc as the North American Master Distributor for Green Pin Tycan Synthetic Chain. Tycan Synthetic Chain is manufactured from DSM Dyneema DM-20, a fibre designed for demanding industrial applications. Weight for Weight, DM20 is eight times stronger than steel making lightweight Tycan Chain a […]
Linde Material Handling’s Remanufacturing Centre in Velké Bílovice near Brno (Czech Republic), which was only opened in autumn 2017, is being expanded. Up to 2000 trucks per year are to be remanufactured on an area of 6700sqm – an expansion of 48%. The used trucks have a uniform quality standard and contribute to greater sustainability. […]
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In this month's issue
Face Time: Jim Colvin, of Serious Labs.
Pick-and-carry cranes – a green solution.
The Insider: Chris Machut, CEO at crane camera company Netarus LLC.