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This is issue #97 - 06 March
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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GOUGH IN HYSTER P&O COUP |
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
Forklifts, a division of Gough, Gough and Hamer Ltd, has
been appointed sole materials handling supplier to
P&O Cold Logistics in New Zealand.
100 machines will be maintained across nine sites in an
arrangement that will see Gough, Hysters New Zealand
distributor, supply and service mostly battery electric
forklifts. The price was not released.
Hysters New Zealand distributor since 1945, had
experienced a sharp increase in growth and market share
over the last three years, said general manager Ray
The P&O contract comes after Gough
last year won a contract to supply all materials
handling equipment for New Zealands rail service
provider, Tranz Rail.
- Gough website -
BT: MORE WAS LESS IN 2002
results slipped slightly in 2002, but we have been able
to compensate in volume terms through higher market
shares, says chief executive Per Zaunders.
world leader in the warehouse truck segment with about
one fifth of the market, hopes to increase its share to
22 percent in 2003.
Orders received in 2002 rose
to SEK12.556 billion (USD1.497 billion), up three per
cent on 2001, but net sales fell seven per cent to
SEK12.329 billion (USD1.469 billion).
in the North American market, which generates 38 per
cent of BTs net sales, fell 10 per cent to SEK796
million (USD98.883 million).
Mr Zaunders said the
world market was more stable in 2002 than in 2001, and
showing signs of recovery, but the outlook for 2003
remained difficult to predict. However, a slight
increase in combustion-powered counterbalanced forklifts
was predicted for this year.
- BT Industries
MUSTANG LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE
OWATONNA, United States
and construction equipment maker Mustang Manufacturing
Company Inc has launched a new online source for
equipment buyers looking for the most appropriate
product for their needs.
manager Randy Vagason said the revamped website,
www.mustangmfg.com, was designed with decision-makers in
mind, with products sorted by operating weight rather
than model number, making it easy for customers
unfamiliar with Mustang products to find product
Mustang decided to rework its
existing site to ensure customers arent logging off
without finding everything they had hoped to attain, he
The new website includes a dealer locator
and a listing of trade show appearances.
- Mustang website -
KALMAR WINS STEEL MILL CONTRACT
Industries Netherlands distributor, Peinemann-Kalmar,
has delivered three 16-ton rental forklifts to Fundia
Nedstaal steel rolling mill.
managing director Ad Korney said his company would
service all Fundia Nedstaals mobile plant, including
forklifts and terminal tractors, at the mills existing
workshop. The value of the contract was not
With the mill operating 24 hours a day,
the new forklifts are expected to clock up at least
4,000 hours a year unloading steel slabs from vehicles
and rail wagons and loading finished
More and more companies in the
Netherlands are realising the benefits of rental and
service agreements where they are given a fixed price
for keeping their equipment fleet operational, Mr
Peinemann-Kalmar now has more than
2000 units in its rental fleet, including 1300
forklifts, 400 aerial platforms, 70 mobile cranes, 30
terminal tractors and about 100 Kalmar reachstackers and
empty container handlers.
- Kalmar website -
PYROBAN SAFETY SEMINAR GOES SOUTH
SLOUGH, United Kingdom
alert forklift users and industry professionals to the
latest developments in hazardous materials handling laws
when it hosts its Southern Safety Seminar at the Marriot
Hotel, Slough, on April 2.
A similar event was
held in Chorley, Lancashire, last November, and a
healthy response encouraged Pyroban, which manufactures
explosion protection systems for forklifts, to stage the
seminar in the southern region, said sales and marketing
manager Malcolm Davis.
We will be communicating
the effects of new legislation such as the Explosive
Atmospheres Directive (ATEX) and the Dangerous
Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
(DSEAR) so anybody involved in handling and storing
potentially explosive materials cannot afford to miss
this, he said.
ATEX defines essential health and
safety requirements for all new machinery intended for
use in potentially explosive or hazardous environments,
while DSEAR applies to storing hazardous substances and
protecting workers. Both laws take effect in
Event website -
FORKLIFT MANIAC COULD BE COMMITTED
YORK, United Kingdom
A man who
crashed into seven vehicles while speeding through York
on a stolen forklift (Forkliftaction.com News, Issue 72)
could be sent to a psychiatric hospital.
Anthony Wilson, 22, caused traffic chaos after stealing
the Caterpillar forklift from a street in Bishophill
last August. He was stopped only when forced off the A64
dual carriageway by police vehicles, said a Newsquest
Mr Wilson, who has been remanded in
custody since his arrest, admitted to recklessly
endangering 14 lives and causing criminal damage to six
cars and a police van. Sentencing was adjourned until
Defence counsel told Newsquest they may
seek a period of psychiatric confinement as an
alternative to jail.
26th and 27th
Atlanta, United States
April and the 1st May 2003
20TH ELECTRIC VEHICLE SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION
Long Beach, California, United
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th November
HANDLING EXPO 2003
28th September 2003
WORLD OF PACKING 2003
Minsk, Republic of
23rd to 26th September 2003
ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY CONFERENCE
10th to 13th June 2003
BLUE GIANT MODEL BGL40-130|
Closing: 19 March 2003 1:30pm - Contract:
AXLES FOR ROUGH TERRAIN MHE
Closing: 14 April 2003 TBA - Contract:
PRIOR INFORMATION - HARBOUR CRANES.
Closing: 30 March 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV:
FORK-LIFT TRUCKS, WORKS TRUCKS RAILWAY-STATION PLATFORM
April 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221500
Nantes Cedex, France
18 March 2003 12:00am - Contract: CPV: 29221910
NARROW AISLE, ELECTRIC FORKLIFT
California, United States
Closing: 01 April 2003 TBA
- Contract: SOL # 51737
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