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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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UniCarriers will conduct the operational integration with Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift

Written by UniCarriers, 13-jul-2017 12:00:00

The company name after the integration will be “Mitsubishi Logisnext"

UniCarriers Corporation (“UniCarriers,” President and CEO: Hideaki Ninomiya, Head Office: Kawasaki, Kanagawa-pref.) hereby announces that it will split the business except Japan domestic sales and conduct the operational integration with its parent company Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. (“Mitsubishi Nichiyu,” President and CEO: Hideaki Ninomiya, Head Office: Nagaokakyo-city, Kyoto-pref.). The company name after the operational integration will be “Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd.”

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Case study: Centrotherm relies on UniCarriers forklift fleet in Brilon

Written by UniCarriers, 30-mei-2017 11:05:00

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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