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This is issue #110 - 05 June
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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how technology has changed the way companies develop new
This week Forkliftaction.com's
research team has revised the specifications contained in the
Catalogue for Komatsu,
and the Mustang
range of telehandlers. If you deal with these brands, please
check our entries and contact Rodger Lamb if
changes are required.
STILL LANDS BIG FOOD GROUP DEAL |
DEESIDE, United Kingdom
Group has chosen Still to supply hundreds of forklifts
to its Iceland Foods and Booker Cash & Carry
distribution centres throughout the UK.
contract, which a Still spokesman described as
"substantial" in value, includes five years of on-site
maintenance. The first delivery, of 357 new Still
forklifts, includes FM reach trucks, CS order pickers,
EGU-S pallet trucks and R70 counterbalance
The Still spokesman said 68 forklifts
would be built to cold store specifications, capable of
working in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees
Celsius (minus 86 degrees Fahrenheit), and seven FM
reach trucks would be fitted with comfort cabs for
driver protection in cold conditions.
- Still UK website -
CROWN CROWNED FOR DESIGNS
NEW BREMEN, OH, United States
Equipment Corporation has been ranked third in two
design category rankings, prepared by German consultancy
The firms latest rankings, which
rate the 100 best service companies and manufacturers in
industrial design, recognised Crown in the special use
vehicles and manufacturers categories.
design centre vice-president Mike Gallagher said he was
honoured by the awards, which ranked the company higher
than Audi, Jaguar and Porsche.
"The design of
each Crown product begins where it ends - in the minds
and hands of our customers. This method of design is a
Crown distinction," he said.
rankings have, over their six years in existence, become
a benchmark for international design competence. The
ratings are based on an evaluation of 19 federal and
state-organised German design competitions.
- Crown website -
JLG: TELEHANDLER SALES INCREASE
McCONNELLSBURG, PA, United
JLG Industries sold more telehandlers but
reported less aerial work platform sales revenue in the
third quarter ended April 30.
USD34.8 million in third-quarter telehandler sales,
compared to USD20.6 million in last years comparable
The aerial work platforms business, which
is a larger product group than telehandlers, suffered
with quarterly sales of USD116.1 million, compared to
USD124.5 million last year.
JLG more than doubled
its quarterly profit to USD2.2 million compared with
USD836,000 in the same quarter last year. Group sales
fell slightly to USD205.8 million from USD208.7 million
in the third quarter of 2002.
JLG chairman Bill
Lasky said the European equipment rentals industry,
where JLG ranked third, was "struggling" due to
"We are watching our exposure carefully
(and) holding the line on pricing, even as some
competitors have lowered them. We intend to hold the
line on Euro pricing. We will walk away from deals with
unacceptable returns," he said.
Mr Lasky said JLG
was pursuing cost reduction strategies, and projected
gross savings of USD36.8 million this fiscal
- JLG website
**FORK TALK** AED OFFERS DISCOUNTED SALES
DAYTON, OH, United States
Equipment Dealers (AED) is giving a USD50 discount to
early registrants for its Managing the Sales
Professional seminar in August.
sponsored by the AED University, will be conducted by
training specialist Don Buttrey from August 19 to August
20 in Dayton, Ohio, and is an opportunity to sharpen
sales managers' skills in preparation for an economic
Professionals who register before July 15
get a USD50 discount.
Mr Buttrey, of Butler
Learning Systems, demonstrates how to improve sales
force performance by implementing five critical
activities, evaluating accounts, planning strategies,
selling growth, protecting profits and reporting
For more information, click here or contact Pat Novak.
- AED website -
CAPTION COMPETITION HEATS UP
Forkliftaction.com has been inundated with
entries in the latest series of the popular caption
Materials handling professionals
from across the planet are exercising their comic skills
to produce some of the funniest captions we have ever
The competition finishes next newsletter,
with the winners published in Forkliftaction.com News #
112. It's not too late to submit your entry. Simply go
caption page, take a look at the picture and email
your caption to Damien
Here are some examples of entries
Susan Smith, National Fleet Network:
"What's wrong? Haven't you ever seen a Toyota reach
Keith Werner, NorthWest Handling Systems:
"Which one of us should tilt?"
Peter Cammisa, CT
Packaging Systems: "Hey you guys! You're not wearing
Click here for the caption competition page -
TOYOTA LENDS A LIFT FOR WORLD RECORD
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
carry out all sorts of important jobs, but one in the UK
really took the cake (or sandwich, in this
When UK food companies Asda and Hazlewood
Foods set an official record for creating the worlds
biggest sandwich last month, Toyota played a
The two-tonne sandwich, filled with tuna
and sweet corn, was built at an Asda store near
Manchester. Regional Toyota distributor Impact supplied
a 7FBMF45 forklift to lift it.
director Andrew McMillan said Hazlewood approached the
company for help.
"Its not every day were asked
to supply a forklift for a giant sandwich. It was a
pleasure to help in the quest for the world record," he
Reports of the world record success
featured in national newspapers and on television. After
the judging, the sandwich was cut and distributed to the
- Toyota UK
QTY 4 FORKLIFTS, 2 TON|
Closing: 26 June 2003 2:00pm -
FORKLIFT 11,000LB - CLOSES 6JUNE2003
IL, United States
Closing: 06 June 2003 4:00pm -
LEASE OF 6-7 FORKLIFTS
Hill AFB, UT, United
Closing: 06 July 2003 TBA - Contract:
MOBILE HARBOUR CRANE
Closing: 30 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
CONTAINER STACKER 40T WITH
June 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV:29221000
LIFTING, HANDLING, LOADING OR UNLOADING
22 June 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV: 29221800
LIFTING MACHINERY (2ND TENDER)
Closing: 22 June 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV:
ANNUAL REPAIR OF FORKLIFT TRUCK
Norfolk, VA, United
Closing: 30 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
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