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This is issue #98 - 13 March
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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NEW GENERAL MANAGER TAKES THE HELM AT SMV
former sales and marketing manager with Linde Australia,
has been appointed general manager of SMV Australia,
part of the Powerlift group.
Mr Burns told
Forkliftaction.com News he left Linde last October after
seven years with the company, citing management
changes as a reason for his departure.
considering his options, Mr Burns accepted the position
with Powerlift, and travelled to Sweden for training and
to meet SMV executives.
He began working in his
new role, being responsible for all SMV heavy engine
forklift sales in Australia and New Zealand, in
Mr Burns said his first goal was to
raise SMVs profile in the region and lift
About 170 big trucks are sold in this
region each year, of which SMVs share is about 18 to 20
currently, he said. Im confident we can push this to
30 to 40 machines through attaining a greater market
Established more than 50 years ago, SMV
Lifttrucks AB, based in Markayrd, Sweden, manufactures
forklifts and reachstackers ranging from 10 tonne to 52
tonne capacities. Its production facility can produce
225 machines a year.
- SMV website -
DAEWOO POSTS SECOND PROFIT
INCHEON, Korea, South
Industries & Machinery Ltd made KRW100.9 billion
(USD81.16 million) in net profit in 2002, its second
consecutive profitable year since its separation from
the Daewoo group in 2000.
Total sales for the
year ended December 31 were KRW1.88 trillion (USD1.512
billion), up 22 percent from 2001. Operating profits
reached KRW157.5 billion (USD126.6 million), up 188
Daewoo said in a report that a recovery
in the domestic construction market, stronger exports to
China and enhanced profitability through restructuring
contributed to the positive results.
- DHI website -
EMC FORKLIFT PARTS OPENS IN SINGAPORE
EMC Forklift Parts
Pty Ltd has expanded its Australia-New Zealand operation
into the busy industrial hub of Singapore.
Forklift Parts Singapore Pte Ltd opened on March 3. EMC
finance director Stefan Marschner told
Forkliftaction.com News EMC had concentrated on
targeting the Asian market for about a
Expanding the Australian operation into
New Zealand was very successful, and Asia was the
natural progression, he said.
Dan Lokeyewfay has
been appointed branch manager of EMC Singapore, and the
company will offer replacement parts for
battery-electric and IC forklifts from its warehouse in
Jurong, the main industrial centre of
EMC general manager Peter Milliken
said EMCs experience in configuring the New Zealand
operation helped it prepare for the latest expansion,
but the culture and business customs in Singapore took
We are very aware that, to do
business in Asia, you must understand the local industry
and culture. We feel our product range and local
management experience will offer the industry something
unique, he said.
The Marschner family
established EMC Forklift Parts Pty Ltd in Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia, in 1978.
- EMC website -
MORE KALMAR CONTAINER HANDLERS ORDERED BY US
SAN ANTONIO, United States
Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) of the US
Army has placed a USD50 million order for 93
rough-terrain container handlers with the Kalmar RT
Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Kalmar has already
delivered more than 160 machines to the US Army; the
100th was delivered last August.
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has taken
delivery of 10 rough-terrain container handlers and is
currently exercising an option for another 10 machines.
The MOD contract and an Australian Army contract last
year were made possible because TACOM, which has sole
rights to the Kalmar machine, approved
TACOM and Kalmar signed a four-year,
500-machine contract in April 2000, which included a
15-year parts and service agreement. The first 16
machines were delivered in June and July 2001, and
Kalmar has delivered between eight and 10 machines a
month since then.
The military version of
Kalmars RT series has several unique features. It has a
moving cab and a folding boom assembly that reduces
transport height, enabling transport by aircraft, ship,
rail or road without requiring disassembly.
- Kalmar website -
NEW LOAD SCALE HITS THE MARKET
OXNARD, United States
Weighing Systems Inc (AWS) has developed a low-cost,
general purpose onboard scale and weighing system for
The Weigh-On The-Way scale will be
marketed by American Forklift Scales, a division of AWS,
said president Robert Bushong.
onboard vehicle scales for forklifts typically have been
difficult to install or confusing for a driver to
operate, he said. The new system makes warehouse and
loading weighing functions easy, reliable and
The scale uses solid-state load
sensors to detect the weight on a forklifts forks. The
weight information is converted and processed by a
microcomputer for the operator to read or for
transmission to the fleet manager.
1971, AWS has been providing electronic onboard vehicle
scales and weighing systems since 1979.
BT expected its
global market share in warehouse trucks to lift to 22
percent in 2002, not 2003, as reported in
Forkliftaction.com News last week. Net income for the BT
Group as a whole, not the north American market alone,
fell 10% to SEK 796 million in 2002. Forkliftaction.com
News apologises for the errors.
NEED A LIFT? DONT ASK THIS FELLOW
FOREST OF DEAN, United Kingdom
drunk motorist has been arrested after trying to get his
car home from a nightspot after a few drinks, using a
Michael Bullock's car stalled as he
left a hotel, The Express newspaper said. He walked to a
building site where he worked as a security guard and
climbed into a forklift. He used it to pick up the car
and headed home.
But the plan came unstuck when
the car fell off the forks at the first turn of the
road. Police heard the crash, attended the scene and
arrested Mr Bullock for drink driving.
he was banned from driving for three years. The
condition of Mr Bullocks car was not revealed.
TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY, FOR A P & H CRANE, MODEL
Norfolk VA, United
Closing: 20 March 2003 4:30pm - Contract:
WAREHOUSE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
City, MO, United States
Closing: 27 March 2003 TBA -
PLANT OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT
Atascadero CA, United
Closing: 10 April 2003 1:30pm - Contract:
LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT. COMPRESSORS. MACHINE
Closing: 14 April
2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29123000
HARBOUR CRANES. CONTAINER CRANES
Closing: 28 April 2003 12:00am - Contract: CPV:
April 2003 5:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221510
ELECTRIC FORKLIFT, 4,500 LBS
Fort Dix, NJ,
Closing: 21 March 2003 TBA - Contract:
PRIOR INFORMATION - HOISTS
Closing: 24 March 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV:
INSPECTION OF HOISTS AND OVERHEAD
Closing: 19 March
2003 4:00pm - Contract: 99-2003
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