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The most important part of the truck: UniCarriers focuses on the driver

Written by UniCarriers, 23-nov-2018 9:38:24

UniCarriers at LogiMAT 2019

Dynamic Cornering Control, Fork Safe Zone, and Level Assistance System: despite all the technological refinements of an industrial truck, its most important and valuable part is the driver. That's why UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the globally active developer of industrial trucks will present its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety from the UniCarriers 360° service package. The booth will also feature innovations in the product portfolio, such as the newly developed energy-efficient lithium-ion battery technology.

In the logistics industry, employees are the most important asset. With ever more complex requirements in warehousing, the demand for well-trained and reliable personnel is rising – reason enough for UniCarriers to focus on the driver at the LogiMAT 2019 intralogistics trade fair. The driver represents about 70 percent of the total life cycle costs, in shift operation up to 90 percent, of a forklift truck and driver cost. In view of ever longer working lives, health protection is gaining in importance. UniCarriers has continuously developed its vehicles accordingly – from the Mini-steering wheel to the tilting seats to the Ergologic joystick and the adjustable floor height. Numerous ergonomic equipment variants ensure a natural posture and maximum safety for the driver. Intuitive controls, a comfortable seat and visibility-optimised cabs maximise comfort. In order to stay fit in the long term, it is also important for employees to be able to balance their sporting activities. In the new ‘Forklift Fitness’ app, UniCarriers provides forklift drivers with effective strengthening and stretching exercises with explanatory videos.

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UniCarriers Europe appoints Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

Written by UniCarriers, 7-nov-2018 14:00:00

Change in the European management team

UniCarriers Europe appoints Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

New face in the European top management: UniCarriers Europe AB, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext, appoints the Swede Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President (EVP) Sales & Marketing. He succeeds Bengt Kristiansson in this position, who is retiring. Jonas Tornerefelt will fully take over the operational business after a handover phase on 1 January 2019. Bengt Kristiansson will remain with the company as strategic advisor to UniCarriers President Masashi Takamatsu.

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UniCarriers forklifts in use at Skechers

Written by UniCarriers, 29-aug-2018 11:15:00

Flexible logistics for millions of shoes

The Belgian municipality of Herstal near Liège is a paradise for all shoe lovers: The place is home to the European Distribution Center for the American shoe manufacturer Skechers. This is where the company sends its sports and casual shoes out into the entire European market. Skechers has automated many operations in its 118.000 m2 facility to speed up processes. However, forklifts are still in demand. Some 75 UniCarriers warehouse trucks help to load and unload delivery trucks, ensure that the high-bay warehouse is restocked and assist in picking and preparing shipments for up to 3,500 customer orders a day.

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Change of leadership at UniCarriers Europe

Written by UniCarriers, 4-jun-2018 12:30:00

Masashi Takamatsu appointed new President

Change in management at UniCarriers Europe AB, based in the Swedish town of Mölnlycke: Masashi Takamatsu has been responsible for the international truck manufacturer's Europe-wide business as the new President since 1 May 2018. In his role, he is focusing on strengthening the UniCarriers and TCM brands, which will be further developed under the umbrella of UniCarriers’ new owner Mitsubishi Logisnext. Masashi Takamatsu takes over the position from Nobuo Yo, who returns to Japan as Head of the Overseas Sales Division of the company.

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UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance truck receives Red Dot Award

Written by UniCarriers, 18-apr-2018 13:34:38

 Outstanding product design

The new UniCarriers TX3 electric counterbalance truck stands out in all things design. The Red Dot Award jury of some 40 industry experts has noticed this too. They have awarded the truck the internationally recognised seal of quality in the category Product Design. The jury's decision is based on a comprehensive assessment process in which the TX3 made a winning impression, thanks to its ProVision concept that ensures optimal, all-round visibility. The award will be officially presented on 9 July 2018 during the Red Dot Gala at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany.

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Efficient control using joystick

Written by UniCarriers, 18-apr-2018 10:45:55

UniCarriers enhances ergonomics in its counterbalance trucks

UniCarriers is subjecting the control functions on its counterbalance trucks to an ergonomic redesign. The TX will be the first model available with the time-tested Ergologic joystick from May 2018. This joystick complements the existing control options – fingertip controls, mono lever controls and mechanical levers – to provide a fourth alternative for hydraulic control. Ergologic is designed to the highest Ergonomic standards and will be offered on all vehicles in the Counter Balance portfolio in the future. Drivers can use the joystick to operate all hydraulic functions of the forklift with minimal effort. UniCarriers thus significantly improves ergonomic design in its Counter Balance trucks.

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UniCarriers TX3: Electric counterbalance truck faces the endurance test

Written by UniCarriers, 23-mrt-2018 14:17:43
In May 2017, UniCarriers added ten new models of the TX series to its counterbalance family. Theo Egberts from Andersom Testing has now investigated whether the electric vehicles really deliver what they promise. The renowned forklift truck expert carries out the IFOY tests on the nominated trucks annually. The TX was scored on the basis of the same standardised criteria.

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Safe goods handling on any surface

Written by UniCarriers, 5-dec-2017 9:51:27

UniCarriers expands pedestrian pallet truck segment

With the MDW and the MDE, UniCarriers is introducing a pedestrian pallet truck series with a central tiller arm for the first time. Thanks to a lift height of 220 and 735 mm, market-leading in their class, these forklift trucks can also provide safe handling of goods on steep or uneven surfaces. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, the new pallet trucks are available from Direct Sales and UniCarriers dealers now.

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UniCarriers Spain under new leadership

Written by UniCarriers, 16-nov-2017 16:43:06

Iñigo Gomariz Díaz succeeds Miguel Angel Ruiz

As from 1 November 2017, Iñigo Gomariz Díaz takes charge at Pamplona-based UniCarriers Manufacturing Spain S.A. As Vice President, he will be responsible for the location's strategic further development. His duties also include managing the Spanish production plant. Iñigo Gomariz Díaz is taking over from Miguel Angel Ruiz, who is retiring after over 40 years working for the forklift manufacturer.

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UniCarriers extends TERGO product family with UHD 160

Written by UniCarriers, 6-sep-2017 9:00:00

For intensive use in logistics and industry

An additional product has been added to the ergonomic TERGO reach truck series from UniCarriers: the TERGO UHD 160 has formed part of the product family since April 2017 with its load capacity of 1.6 t and maximum lift height of 10.8 m. With this vehicle, UniCarriers is primarily focusing on logistics and industry operations which need to manage high handling capacities and access great stack heights. The numerous safety features on the UHD 160 ensure maximum stability for the vehicle and mast as they manoeuvre.

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