GGR supporting safe working on site

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 […]

07/05/2020 - 11:56 am

3 million autonomous miles incident-free

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 […]

06/05/2020 - 20:03 pm

Praise for staff who are keeping Narrow Aisle open for business

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 […]

29/04/2020 - 11:19 am

Tycan synthetic chain gets new US distributor

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 […]

28/04/2020 - 13:37 pm

Linde Material Handling expands Remanufacturing Centre in Czech Republic

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. […]

28/04/2020 - 13:21 pm

Student uses COVID downtime to celebrate lifts in Lego

When the senior year for Mechanical Engineering student Jack Ward was put on hold at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, because of the COVID-19 crisis, he certainly knew how to make the best of a difficult situation. Ward’s approach to constructively pass the time was – naturally – an innovative engineering solution. […]

16/04/2020 - 14:50 pm

Jungheinrich plant in Moosburg resumes production

As planned, Jungheinrich has resumed operations at its plant in Moosburg, Bavaria, today (14 April). With the start of the early shift, production of electric and IC engine counterbalanced trucks was continued after a two-week break. All Jungheinrich plants are now back in operation. Jungheinrich interrupted production at the Moosburg plant on 27 March due […]

14/04/2020 - 12:39 pm

Capco Crane & Hoist’s record build in race to support COVID-19 victims

  A US medical equipment manufacturer recently asked Capco Crane & Hoist, Inc. to produce a freestanding crane system “in record time”. The fit took place at Nypro Medical’s Boston MetroWest location, to assist in the vital manufacture of ventilators in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Capco’s management said of their long-time customer, […]

10/04/2020 - 01:19 am

Chinese Forklift Manufacturer Bounces Back

Following China’s shutdown measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, most of the nations forklift factories are now back in production. “The Staxx factory has been back to normal production capacity since March,” said Thomas Wang, export director of Ningbo Staxx Material Handling Equipment. “Workers are still following government instructions, wearing masks, undertaking daily disinfection, and […]

03/04/2020 - 18:43 pm

BYD and Toyota partner over electric vehicle R&D

BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have registered a new company in a joint venture to conduct research and development into battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Operations are scheduled to commence in May 2020. The name of the new company is BYD Toyota EV Technology Co Ltd (BTET). Hirohisa Kishi from Toyota will […]

02/04/2020 - 15:16 pm

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LHI March 2021

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