Forklift Truck, Lift truck, Reach Trucks & Accessories

A Forklift is a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials within manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. They are driver operated and there are many different specialist lift trucks available depending on the application. These range from the most common counterbalanced forklift trucks to more specialty trucks such as 3 Wheel Counterbalance Forklift Trucks, Reach Trucks, Hand Pallet Trucks, Powered Pallet Trucks, Sideloaders and Teletrucks. These lift trucks can be powered either by an internal combustion engine or an electric motor. Electric Motors are most common. Engines may be diesel, kerosene, petrol, natural gas, butane, or propane fueled.

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MasterCheck Forklift Inspection App launches new release with added safety features on National Forklift Safety Day

MasterCheck Forklift Inspection App launches new release with added safety features on National Forklift Safety Day

The MasterCheck app creator chose to release the updated 2.0 version of the app on the occasion of the 2020 annual National Forklift Safety Day in the US. The updated release includes additional features aimed at improving workplace safety and making every day a safer day in the forklift environment.

National Forklift Safety Day defies lockdown to spread important segregation message

National Forklift Safety Day defies lockdown to spread important segregation message

This year’s National Forklift Safety Day returned on 9 June to promote the importance of safe segregation of pedestrians in the workplace – and despite the restrictions imposed by lockdown, the campaign is already gathering momentum across the materials handling industry.

How to meet peak product demand with efficient pallet flow rack

How to meet peak product demand with efficient pallet flow rack

By Ryan Wachsmuth, Dynamic Storage Sales Manager at Steel King Industries.

Retailers and the warehouses and distributors that support them know that empty shelves lead to lost sales. But, in any period of peak demand – whether in a crisis like a pandemic, hurricane or other disaster; or a holiday season, etc. – retailers’ shelves can become notoriously empty when logistical bottlenecks occur in the supply chain.

Hyundai Construction Equipment partners with KT to advance smart logistics solutions

Hyundai Construction Equipment partners with KT to advance smart logistics solutions

Hyundai Construction Equipment claims to be the first company in Korea to develop driverless autonomous forklift trucks – HCE is now planning to progress its smart logistics solutions using KT's (Korea Telecom) 5G communication network and artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has won a £3.4 million contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 225 vehicles for ASC Handling’s new Gatwick Airport operations. 

NexSys ATEX batteries bring advantages of TPPL to materials handling vehicles in hazardous areas

NexSys ATEX batteries bring advantages of TPPL to materials handling vehicles in hazardous areas

NexSys ATEX batteries, available from EnerSys, are claimed to allow materials handling vehicles to work safely in hazardous areas where there is an explosion risk.

Managing and surviving the peaks and troughs of demand

Managing and surviving the peaks and troughs of demand

As the government prepares to lift some of the lockdown measures within the UK, it’s clear that life and work will not go back to the way they once were. Even as lockdown eases, people will remain risk-averse and many companies will continue to feel the economic pressures brought on by Covid-19 for some time to come.

Linde Material Handling expands Remanufacturing Centre in Czech Republic

Linde Material Handling expands Remanufacturing Centre in Czech Republic

Linde Material Handling’s Remanufacturing Centre in Velké Bílovice near Brno (Czech Republic), which was only opened in autumn 2017, is being expanded.

Hyster electric trucks keep handling costs low in metal goods manufacturing

Hyster electric trucks keep handling costs low in metal goods manufacturing

Hyster electric lift trucks are helping manufacturers of finished metal goods to reduce damage, and the associated costs, at every stage of their operation, while keeping productivity high.

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America installs TouchPath system to increase production capacity

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America installs TouchPath system to increase production capacity

Houston, Texas-headquartered forklift manufacturer Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (‘MCFA’) has implemented international supply chain solutions provider TouchPath’s ‘TouchMES’ manufacturing execution system, integrating it with the company’s ERP system to increase production capacity and support expansion.

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