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f+h Intralogistics 2/2015

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Worldwide News Combilift invests EUR 40 million in new manufacturing facility Martin McVicar (far right), the Managing Director of Combilift, explains his plans to the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny (second from right). Richard Bruton, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is also on the picture (second from left). The industrial truck manufacturer, Combilift Ltd., has launched an extensive investment program. Over the next two years, EUR 40 million will be invested in the new manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. This announcement was made by Martin McVicar, Managing Director of Combilift, during a visit by Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister, and Richard Bruton, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, at the Combilift headquarters in Monaghan. A 40,000 m² manufacturing facility, research and development center with adjoining administrational offices will be built on the 40 hectare site. This new location will provide more than double the present manufacturing facilities available at Monaghan und Clontibret. This will provide the manufacturer with room to implement its expansion plans. Its current turnover of €150 million is set to double over the next five years. To achieve this goal, the company aims to employee around 200 new staff, the majority of which will be skilled technicians and design engineers. Hyster produces 1,000th reach stacker A short while ago, the 1,000th Hyster reach stacker rolled off the production line at the Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) factory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. This special stacker will be delivered to PCH Packing Center Hamburg GmbH in Germany. The stacker is one of three type RS46-36CH reach stackers that are used by the operator at the port of Hamburg to transport and stack containers in first, second, and third rows. Kito wins large contract from wind energy company Eurus Energy Kito Europe GmbH, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, a subsidiary of the Japanese lifting equipment supplier, Kito, has won a large contract from the wind energy sector that can be recorded on the credit side. The contract comprises the delivery of 116 electric chain hoists with excellent lifting speeds and each equipped with 110 m of nickel-plated and corrosion-resistant load chain. The well established Kito Corporation will supply the energy company, Eurus Energy, and is responsible for the installation at the Nobechi wind farm at the Aomori prefecture in Japan. According to Kito, the main reason for the order was the high-quality finish of the load chain from the ERW series. The surface of the nickel-plated load chain provides customers with improved corrosion and abrasion resistance. The load chain is also supplied without any additional lubrication. 6 f+h Intralogistics 2/2015

Siemens supplies new baggage handling system for Los Angeles International Airport Southwest Airlines has awarded Siemens a contract for a new baggage handling system in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport. The project covers layout, engineering, assembly, commissioning and integration of a completely new outbound baggage screening system and a new inbound baggage handling system. The extension and conversion work will be performed during ongoing operations with completion planned for summer 2017. TGW implements distribution center for Spanish fashion giant TGW Logistics Group GmbH is providing the Spanish fashion giant, Mango, with a new logistics outfit in Palau Solità de Plegamans, Barcelona. The new Mango distribution centre will unify the handling operations of folded goods, pre-configured assortments, and hanging garments for shop deliveries. The steady growth of the company and introduction of new store brands has led to an increase in the number of international shops and a permanent extension of the product range. In order to meet the requirements of this growth, TGW implemented a cost-effective logistic solution, which operates with minimum operator input. The overall system includes a multifunctional automated box storage system used for intermediate storage, order consolidation and dispatch buffer for folded goods, garments on hangers, and cross docking order cartons. The system will be placed into operation in 2016. Sick founds subsidiary in Malaysia Inauguration of two LHM 600s in Antwerp In January 2015, both family-owned companies Katoen Natie und Liebherr celebrated the handover of the most powerful Liebherr mobile harbor cranes in Antwerp, Belgium. Katoen Natie ordered two LHM 600 type mobile harbor cranes in 2014, the model provides a maximum lifting capacity of 208 tons and an outreach of up to 58 meters. The first LHM 600 was delivered fully assembled in November 2014. The second crane became operational just one month later. Thanks to this investment, the operator can now safely handle heavy loads of up to 416 tons. Sick AG has founded a new sales subsidiary in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian country provides a very attractive market that the manufacturer of sensor and sensor solutions wants to work on more intensively in future. To date, Sick was only represented in Malaysia by a branch office of its subsidiary in Singapore. Sick hopes to expand its growth in the expanding market with its new subsidiary, Sick Sensor (Malaysia) SDN BHD. Rebranding the branch into an independent sales company will increase the amount of direct business with Malaysian customers. Sick has been represented in Malaysia with a production facility that employs around 110 members of staff since 2010. This facility manufacturers light sensors, light barriers, optoelectronic safety components, safety laser scanners, and safety light curtains. f+h Intralogistics 2/2015 7


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