Case study: Centrotherm relies on UniCarriers forklift fleet in Brilon

Written by UniCarriers, May 30, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Reliable production supply in three-shift operation

Centrotherm Systemtechnik GmbH's logistics centre handles items in a wide variety of sizes and dimensions under a single roof with goods ranging from small screws through to large extruded pipes, from Euro-pallets through to load carriers in special sizes. The company is a supplier for exhaust and ventilation systems and also provides lightweight construction products to the automotive sector. Any forklift truck must be versatile, so it can be adapted to the requirements of goods being transported. Centrotherm relies on a fleet of UniCarriers vehicles to position items efficiently and rapidly pick for production supply in their warehouse in Brilon. Five reach trucks, a high-level order picker, a gas-powered counterbalance truck and various pedestrian stackers are in use under lease in its logistics centre.

Centrotherm Systemtechnik GmbH develops and produces exhaust gas systems, ventilation ducts, and lightweight construction products for the automotive sector. It uses state-of-the-art production lines for this purpose, spread over a total area of more than 17,500 m2. This ensures an optimum vertical range of manufacture, essential for Centrotherm to provide maximum product quality. Sustainability is a common theme which runs throughout the range of services: lightweight products for automakers help to make vehicles lighter and more economical while heat recovery units and exhaust gas systems for condensing appliance technology minimise energy consumption in the exhaust gas and ventilation sector. Centrotherm sells its products to renowned OEMs in the exhaust gas and automotive sectors as a system supplier. The company guarantees short response times and a 24-hour service for its clients, delivering directly to construction sites if required.

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UniCarriers electric TX series has ten new models

Written by UniCarriers, Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Product offensive in the counterbalance segment

UniCarriers has revised its beloved product family of three and four-wheeled electric counterbalance forklift trucks: from May 2017 there will be a total of ten new TX models available with maximum lift capacities from 1.25 to 2 tonnes.

The series is characterised by high energy efficiency. With energy consumption of 4.2kWh/h, TX is one of the most economical electric counterbalance trucks currently on the market. Additionally, the series boasts a large number of safety and ergonomic features.

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UniCarriers develops ergonomic alternative to dead man's switch

Written by UniCarriers, Apr 12, 2017 11:02:12 AM

UniCarriers has developed the new Driver Presence Sensor® (DPS) – an ergonomic alternative to the dead man’s switch on order picking trucks.

The DPS covers the truck’s entire working platform – improving both operator ergonomics and safety. Trucks are activated ready to operate as soon as the sensor technology detects the driver's presence based on their weight. 20kg will activate the truck, consequently there is no longer a need for a dead man's switch with a fixed position, which limits the machine driver's freedom of movement. This new technology is fitted to models in the new EP generation of UniCarriers order pickers.

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UniCarriers order picker and innovative sensor technology reach final

Written by UniCarriers, Jan 18, 2017 11:15:08 AM


IFOY Award 2017

The first hurdle has been cleared: UniCarriers has been nominated in not just one, but two categories for the coveted International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) awards. The newly developed high-level order picker EPH 125 with pick heights of up to 12.1 m has entered the Warehouse Trucks category. The Driver Presence Sensor® (DPS), an ergonomic alternative to the dead man's switch for EP trucks, has also been selected for Special of the Year. The IFOY awards will be presented on 9 May 2017 during transport logistic in Munich.

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Transformation into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift

Written by UniCarriers, Jan 10, 2017 9:31:24 AM

- Notice of a Shareholding Change -


UniCarriers Corporation (Headquartered in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO, Akira Shiki; “UniCarriers” or “we” hereafter) hereby informs all concerned that, as was announced on September 29, 2016, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. (Headquartered in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture; President and CEO, Hideaki Ninomiya; “ Mitsubishi Nichiyu ” hereafter), which owns 35 % of UniCarriers’s stock, additionally acquired all of the 65% share of UniCarriers’s stock held by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift & Engine Turbocharger Holdings, Ltd. (Headquartered in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO, Atsushi Maekawa; “M-FET” hereafter) and completed procedures for transformation of UniCarriers into a wholly-owned subsidiary. This transformation into a wholly-owned subsidiary will apply retroactively, beginning on January 1, 2017.

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New UniCarriers order pickers reach pick heights up to twelve metres

Written by UniCarriers, Oct 24, 2016 1:28:15 PM

 

Up, up and away from the warehouse

With the EPM 100 and the EPH 125, UniCarriers is launching two more models from its completely revised picking range into the market.

Available for order from November 15th, these new machines complete the order picker family, which also includes the EPL 100 introduced in January 2016. These three vehicles now allow UniCarriers to offer customised solutions for low, medium and extra high pick heights. Thanks to their ergonomic driver cabs and advanced safety systems, the order pickers present an ideal workstation for efficient picking processes.

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Preparation for a business merger with Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co.,Ltd., as well as changes in Shareholders

Written by UniCarriers, Sep 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

On September 29th, UniCarriers Corporation (Headquartered in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO, Akira Shiki; “UniCarriers” or “we” hereafter) decided to start preparations for a business merger with a targeted starting date of October 2017 with Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. (Headquartered in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture; President and CEO, Hideaki Ninomiya; “MN” hereafter) which owns 35% of UniCarriers total stock.

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UniCarriers to showcase new order pickers and flexible services at IMHX 2016

Written by UniCarriers, Jul 14, 2016 12:00:00 PM

IMHX 2016

UniCarriers will be presenting its comprehensive product and service portfolio on Stand D70 in Hall 9 at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in Birmingham from 13-16 September 2016. One special highlight on the exhibition stand is the new, highly versatile medium level order picker EPL 100. Being presented to British trade professionals for the first time, this vehicle forms part of a fully revised order picker generation. Stand visitors will also gain insight into the new UniCarriers 360° integral service concept, which covers warehouse and logistics planning, fleet management and flexible financing and lease models.

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UniCarriers introduces new Advanced Turbo Diesel engine for GX series

Written by UniCarriers, Jul 7, 2016 9:53:41 AM

Low emission values with no diesel particulate filter

Since April 2016, UniCarriers has an optional new combustion engine with no diesel particulate filter in its range, for its counterbalance trucks in the GX series. With the Advanced Turbo Diesel (ATD) ZD-30, the international forklift truck manufacturer meets the increasing demand for engines that all
ow straightforward maintenance and cause no forklift truck downtimes due to regeneration of diesel particulate filters. The ZD-30 complies with the current emission standards and achieves performance values that are identical to those of the other UniCarriers engines with diesel particulate filters.

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Fleet under control

Written by UniCarriers, May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

UniCarriers presents new online Fleet Management

The international forklift manufacturer UniCarriers has expanded its product range by a new data-based fleet management solution. The VOM (Vehicle and Operator Management) system evaluates all the performance data from the Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) used: from condition of the vehicle through usage intensity to vehicle and driver data. Daily reports offer customers the optimal basis to visualize improvement potential in the warehouse, increase fleet productivity and reduce operating costs. The solution is not manufacturer-dependent and can be used even for mixed fleets.

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