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This is issue #91 - 23 January
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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CLARK BUYOUT DEAL COLLAPSES, AUCTION
LEXINGTON, United States
Material Handling Companys buyout deal with investment
firm Sun Capital Partners Inc has collapsed, and most of
its assets will be auctioned tomorrow (January
Clark MHC had signed a reported USD40
million sale agreement with Sun Capital, of Boca Raton,
Florida, on December 18, but the deal unravelled on
December 23 when Sun Capital withdrew its
Sun Capital could not be contacted for
Clark then moved rapidly to identify
another buyer, according to Clark MHC chief executive
Kevin Reardon. We have several very interested groups,
he said this week.
Bidding procedures for the
January 24 auction required interest notices to be filed
by January 22, according to court papers. Bidders were
required to deposit 10 percent of their intended bid in
cash or via a letter of credit.
The auction is at
10am (USA EST) in the Wilmington office of lawyers Klett
Rooney Lieber & Schorling, which represents Clark.
Court papers indicated the intent was to obtain sale
approval from the US Bankruptcy Court on January
Following the entry of an order approving
the sale, the debtors and the successful bidder shall
close the contemplated transaction by not later than
January 31, 2003, court papers said.
for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the US
Bankruptcy Code in April 2000, listing USD349 million in
assets and USD374 million in debts.
financial situation was unchanged after Sun Capitals
withdrawal, the companys debtors moved, according to
court papers, to expeditiously liquidate assets ... in
an orderly fashion so the highest value ... may be
realised. An earlier auction, planned for January 9,
did not eventuate.
Court papers indicated Clark
marketed its assets for more than two years to more than
100 entities to find a buyer. Clarks most recent cash
flow report, required under the US Bankruptcy code,
showed that, in November, Clark had receipts of USD2.79
million, disbursements of USD2.935 million, and a
negative cash flow of USD145,212.
- Clark website -
PORTUGUESE MARKET DOWN IN 2002
and machinery sales fell 31 percent in 2002, according
to the latest figures from the Portuguese Association of
Car Traders (ACAP).
Sales of materials handling
equipment decreased 18.9 percent to 6,614 machines,
compared to the 2001 figures, said a Portuguese News
Total forklift sales fell 15.8
percent, with pallet trucks falling 34.9 percent, and
reach stacker sales falling 21.2 percent.
Gasoline-powered forklift sales rose 1.1
LINDE COMPLETES OM CARELLI ELEVATORI
Linde AG has
acquired the remaining 25 percent of Milan, Italy-based
OM Carelli Elevatori SpA from Turin-based Iveco
Linde acquired the majority of OM Carelli
Elevatori, which is the Italian market leader in
forklifts and warehouse trucks, in 1992. The total
purchase price has not been released.
company, under its OM Pimespo brand, employs 1300 people
and sells about 14,000 materials handling units a year
in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
- Linde website -
MEXICAN ORDER FOR KONECRANES VLC
PORT OF MANZILLO, Mexico
VLC has won a EUR6 million (USD6.4 million) four-unit
order for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) from Mexicos
second-largest port, Operadora Portuaria de Manzillo
Significant growth at OPM, which is run by
TMM Puertos y Terminales SA, has seen the port win
government permission to add a 500-metre quay and a
12-hectare yard expansion.
OPM has operated
Konecranes RTGs since 1998. The new RTGs will be
manufactured in Finland and arrive fully erected in
July. The 16-wheel RTGs can lift 50 tonnes and have a
lifting height of 59 feet (18 metres) and a span of 75
feet (23 metres).
This repeat order shows the
competitiveness of our design and we look forward to
seeing the RTG becoming the preferred choice among
terminal operators, Konecranes VLC managing director
Mikko Uhari said.
Konecranes VLC is part of the
KCI Konecranes Group's special cranes business and
specialises in port, terminal and shipyard
Konecranes website -
TOYOTA LAUNCHES COLD STORE FORKLIFT
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
truck that can handle one of the most demanding
operations in warehousing has been launched by Toyota
Industrial Equipment (UK) Ltd.
The 7FBRE Cold
Store Cabin reach truck offers productive, safe
operations in cold store warehousing at temperatures as
low as 35C, Toyota said in a statement.
forklift is a significant enhancement to the existing
7FBRE range, which comprises five models with capacities
from 1200 kilograms to 2500 kilograms and lift heights
of up to 10.5 metres.
The forklifts heating
system provides controlled temperatures from 5C up to
30C. Air vents direct the air flow, avoiding window
fogging, and all switches, electrical components and
motors are designed for continuous operations
- Toyota UK
DRIVER DIVES OFF RUNAWAY FORKLIFT
LLANDYSUL, United Kingdom
mechanic suffered injuries after leaping from a runaway
John Jones lost control of the borrowed
forklift, which rolled down a hill. He dived from the
machine before it collided with the porch of a nearby
house, a Newsquest report said.
Mr Jones broke a
leg and was airlifted to hospital, where he was in a
SAY GOODBYE TO FORKLIFT SEATBELTS FOREVER|
With European regulations requiring
driver protection for all forklifts, EBLO Seating BV has
released its Personal Protection System onto the
The EBLO Personal Protection
System fits most standard forklifts and, thanks to its
ergonomic design, does not impede drivers stepping on or
off the machine.
There are three versions
available, including one activated by the handbrake.
EBLO Seating BV is currently releasing the Personal
Protection System through its European
Click here to see pictures of this device,
or contact EBLO Seating BVs through its website at www.eblo.nl, or email email@example.com.
Chicago, United States
11th, 12th and 13th February 2003
3RD ANNUAL CENTRAL OHIO FORKLIFT RODEO
7th & 8th February 2003
Phoenix, Arizona, United
9th, 10th and 11th March 2003
HANNOVER MESSE 2003 - MILESTONES IN
7th - 12th
SLING SAFETY AND FALL PREVENTION
16th - 17th April 2003
THE SALES PROFESSIONAL PARAGON - ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES - MHEDA
Tuesday 11th Feb 2003, during Promat week
THE SALES PROFESSIONAL - ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Your office anywhere in the world,
Monday 24th Feb 2003
PROFITABILITY SOLUTIONS EXECUTIVE FORUM -
Chicago, United States
7th and 8th
LEADING A SALES TEAM IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF
Chicago, United States
11th Feb 2003 (during Promat week).
MHEDA - SALES BOOT CAMP (LEVEL I)
OH, United States
March 20-22 or - September
HOISTS. INSTALLATION SERVICES OF
March 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV: 29221630, 50952110
2 (TWO) KOMATSU FORKLIFT MODEL FB15SH-6 OR
Minneapolis, MN, United
Closing: 27 January 2003 10:00am - Contract:
February 2003 11:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221511
PROPANE POWERED FORK LIFT
Closing: 27 January 2003 2:00pm - Contract:
PARTS FOR WIGGINS FORKLIFTS
Closing: 21 February 2003 TBA -
STEEL PALLET MK3
Rock Island, IL, United
Closing: 20 March 2003 TBA - Contract:
BREMERTON, WA, United
Closing: 04 February 2003 TBA - Contract:
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