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Recession fears putting pressure on forklift rental market 

Recession fears are prompting a number of UK forklift rental companies to cut their spending on new additions to their rental fleets and sell some of their used equipment in an attempt to boost liquidity. Such action is likely to result in a significant reduction in the number of lift trucks…

  • 07/08/2020

Driver safety while operating forklifts

In the UK, there are over 8,000 reported accidents involving the use of forklift trucks every year, with a portion of this number resulting in fatality. Many of these injuries could be prevented with sufficient training to reduce errors and provide better knowledge of the working environment.

  • 29/07/2020

Forklift operator refresher training essential for a safe return to work

To maintain safety and compliance as operations resume and forklift operators return to work, RTITB is reminding employers of the necessity to provide assessments and refresher training. “We are now, fortunately, in a situation where many operations are re-starting or returning to…

  • 21/07/2020

Battery care when forklift fleets get back to work

As lockdown begins to lift and logistics operations prepare to get back to work, rarely has it been more important to pay proper attention to forklift batteries that have been out of action for several weeks. Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is reminding businesses to treat the live wet chemistry in…

  • 30/06/2020

Pallet trucks more vital to supply chain than ever says Midland Pallet Trucks

Pallet truck specialists, Midland Pallet Trucks say pallet trucks are now more vital than ever to the supply chain after seeing a record post-pandemic surge in orders. The workhouse of the factory or warehouse, pallet trucks streamline the movement of pallet loads of goods from A to B in a role…

  • 30/06/2020

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. installs Touchpath manufacturing execution system to increase production capacity

‘TouchMES’ increases production speed and efficiency; enables leaner manufacturing at lower cost. Houston, Texas-headquartered forklift manufacturer Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (‘MCFA’) has implemented international supply chain solutions provider…

  • 06/04/2020
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Industry-first test to boost pallet and stacker truck safety

RTITB has welcomed the introduction of the first industry-standard operating skills test for pedestrian operated lift trucks. The introduction of the new test will mean that operators training on all machines covered within the RTITB electric pallet and stacker truck trainers guide will now be…

  • 19/02/2020

Interroll complements Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) with stacker crane and transfer car

Innovative solutions for the fully automatic handling of pallets: With a new stacker crane for dynamic storage and a transfer car, which enable the fast and safe storage and retrieval of up to 100 pallets per hour, Interroll is expanding its Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP), a flexible…

  • 05/02/2020
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15,000th Combilift unit delivered in the UK

Irish specialist forklift manufacturer Combilift has produced 50,000 of its customised handling solutions since the company was established 21 years ago. It recently delivered the 15,000th unit into the UK; an Aisle Master articulated truck supplied by Combilift dealer Briggs Equipment to its…

  • 14/11/2019

10,000th space saving Flexi truck leaves the factory 

Narrow Aisle Ltd has produced its 10,000th Flexi warehouse truck. The landmark machine is a Flexi ACiON - the company’s latest full digital control, very narrow aisle articulated model. It has been specified by a third party logistics (3PL) services company and will be deployed at a…

  • 04/11/2019