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This is issue #127 - 02 October
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
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Catalogue for the EP
Liftruck ranges of forklifts, and some of the attachments
manufactured by Cascade.
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TOYOTA PRODUCTION INTEGRATION DELIVERS |
Corporation (TICO) has integrated its forklift
production lines to cut costs and production lead
According to Asia Pulse, TICO began
reorganising its Takahama plant, where it makes four of
its models, in 2001. In January, it added a line that
could produce engine-powered and battery-powered
forklifts, reducing lead time and internal production
costs by 30%.
In August, the company completed
integration of the lines for production of two different
types of battery-powered models. That move has further
reduced product lead time by 20% and manufacturing costs
TICO aimed to increase its world market
share from 14% last year to 15%. The company commands
41% of the Japanese forklift market.
- Toyota website
BALKANCAR FIRE SALE STARTS ON OCTOBER 6
The first tender for
the individual parts of Bulgarian forklift maker
Balkancar Holding, currently in insolvency, will be held
on October 6.
Receiver Boyana Karaivanova told
the Bulgarian News Digest the tender would target a
portion of Balkancar's spare parts, with bidding
starting at 215,000 Bulgarian levs (USD126,044).
Balkancar's total spare parts assets are estimated at 24
million Bulgarian levs (USD14.1
Meanwhile, Bulgarian Balcars Consortium
is the sole bidder for the state-owned stakes in
Balkancar Holding's 14 subsidiaries. Balcars, a
consortium set up especially for the privatisation of
Balkancar, groups Bulgarian industrial conglomerate
Industrialen Kapital Holding and several of its
Balkancar, once the biggest
per-capita forklift maker in the world, produced only
320 forklifts in the first half of this year (Forkliftaction.com News #125).
SOUTH OF THE BORDER - ROLF SLOBOTZKY
MEXICO CITY, Mexico
has landed a Yale rental contract worth more than USD1
million from Rssini Rheem SA, Mexico's largest
automotive spring manufacturer.
signed in September, will see Briggs supply 32 Yale
GP050 and GP080 forklifts, and 28 hydraulic lift tables.
Briggs says it won the contract due to its reputation in
the market. There were five other undisclosed contenders
for the contract.
Rssini Rheem had operated a
variety of plant-owned forklifts. They were given to
Briggs as a down payment on the contract
- Contact Rolf Slobotzky - firstname.lastname@example.org
**SAFETY FIRST** DEALERS: THE INDUSTRY'S SAFETY
NEWARK, OH, United States
article discussed the manufacturer's role in forklift
safety. This article outlines the next link, forklift
dealers, and their role. Having worked for, and with,
many dealers, I have concluded there are as many ideas
about the role of dealerships in forklift safety as
there are dealerships.
Click here for the full text of David's
Safety First column
**MOVERS & SHAKERS** NEW MD FOR
Zwingmann, 39, has been appointed managing director of
Still GmbH, following the departure of Horst Peter Jger
on October 1.
Dr Zwingmann, who will take
competency tests for finances, controlling, legal
affairs and insurances, was formerly managing director
of Philips GmbH.
A father of two, Dr Zwingmann
studied economics at universities in Braunschweig and
Gttingen. Mr Jger, who joined Still in 1997, has taken
up different tasks in the Linde group.
- Still website -
FORKLIFT STRIKES BRIDGE
WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, PA, United
Part of the major US highway Route 22 was
closed for three hours last week after a forklift being
carried on the back of a truck struck an
Police told the Allentown Morning Call
newspaper that the flatbed tractor-trailer struck the
Fullerton Bridge overpass, near Whitehall Township in
Pennsylvania, about 9am last Friday.
was injured, debris from the forklift's chains was
thrown from the truck and struck two cars. The truck
driver was charged with violating load height rules.
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rollers, tyres and technical parts.
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standards EN12527 to EN12533 and ISO
Vulkollan C features all the advantages of
Vulkollan: high load capacity, resistance to wear and
tear, oil and grease, etc. The tread is non-marking
black and the hardness is around 92 - 95 shore
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