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Warranty on Trucks and Trolleys Extended to 10 years by The Workplace Depot

The Workplace Depot is delighted to announce that their range of Fetra trucks and trolleys will now be under warranty for 10 years; previously the warranty was for five years.

Many workplaces rely heavily on trucks and trolleys to move goods around and they can take a heavy pounding from regular, hefty usage. So it may come as a surprise that a company could guarantee the reliability of such an item for an extended period.

Ken Miller, Director of the Workplace Depot explained, “The reason we can give a 10 year warranty is because the equipment is now manufactured at highly efficient production facilities using some of the most advanced precision machinery. The Fetra range of trucks and trolleys are also powder-coated and undergo vigorous shot blasting pre-treatment.”

The new manufacturing process extends the product life as well as keeping the finish in tip-top condition for much longer.

There may be cheaper alternatives in the truck and trolley ranges provided by other suppliers, but buying an inferior item can be a false economy. This type of transport equipment has notoriously high levels of wear and tear, so lower quality equipment may only last a few years and therefore need to be replaced. This wastes both time and money versus the alternative of purchasing a reliable product that is guaranteed for 10 years.

Steve Miller, The Workplace Depot’s Managing Director commented on the quality of the Fetra products, “We are proud of the fact that if any of the Fetra products fail within 10 years, we will replace the whole truck or trolley, not just replace a part. We will of course do this free of charge. Our range is built to last and nothing says this more than a 10 year warranty.”

To view the full range of Fetra manufactured trucks and trolleys, visit the Workplace Depotwebsite.

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AW Rostamani Trading Wins Exclusive Distributorship With ZNA In UAE

AW Rostamani Trading, part of the AW Rostamani Group, has signed an exclusive distributorship with Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile (ZNA) in UAE. Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile (ZNA) is one of China ‘s biggest automotive manufacturers established in 1993.

As part of the partnership, AW Rostamani Trading is also launching a brand new state-of-the-art showroom on Deira’s Airport Road in Dubai.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, Chairman of AW Rostamani Group said: “We are proud to be partnering with one of the largest automotive group in China and look forward to the ­­vast experience they will no doubt bring to the region. The company’s outstanding reputation and excellent vehicle quality assures us of the success of this venture.”

Speaking on the appointment of AW Rostamani Trading as the exclusive distributor in the UAE, General Manager Overseas Business of Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., ZHAO Hongwei said: “We are honoured to announce this partnership with AW Rostamani Trading part of AWR Group, a group with over 42 years experience in the automotive industry in the UAE. Highly successful and well known throughout the region, we look forward to a successful future working alongside the company.”

CEO of AW Rostamani Automotives, Michel Ayat said: “AW Rostamani Trading is honoured to be undertaking this joint venture with what is one of China ‘s biggest and most successful automotive groups, Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co. We are confident that ZNA’s high quality vehicles – which will now be distributed in the Middle East for the first time and which include the well known and reliable Nissan and ZNA brands – will ensure the future success of this partnership.

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Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. has reached an agreement with Equipment Depot of Ohio to further expand its dealership network in North America

Jungheinrich will complete a sale of assets and the virtual relocation of its factory store in Cincinnati to Equipment Depot of Ohio around March 1, 2009. The restructuring and transition to Equipment Depot of Ohio is a very significant and positive step for Jungheinrich’s business growth in this region, as this agreement allows Jungheinrich to extend its reach to many more potential customers, and provides opportunities for further expansion in the Northeast.

Equipment Depot’s dealer network in North America has achieved over $400 million in sales and employs 1,750 personnel. The network consists of five regional equipment dealers with 40 locations in 12 states, including the former Portman Equipment Company, recently renamed Equipment Depot of Ohio. The overall network locations span f r o m the Midwest to the Northeast, as well as a South Central region.

Equipment Depot is owned by the Pon family and is one of the world’s largest family-owned businesses. Ed Neyer, President and CEO of Equipment Depot, stated “Jungheinrich is truly a premier lift truck brand which now provides our customers with a broad selection of quality order pickers, reach trucks and other lift trucks for their warehousing needs. Their feature-rich line of turret trucks will be an exciting addition to our systems group, and will boost our ability to help customers optimize the flow of material in their warehouses and distribution centers. We welcome Jungheinrich to our successful organization and expect them to be a significant contributor to our continued growth.” Neyer also pledged to maintain the ‘local intimacy’ that has become the hallmark of the Pon family’s success as they sell and service Jungheinrich lift truck vehicles for customers.

John Sneddon, President of Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., also stated “We are very excited about this move because the business opportunities are far greater with Equipment Depot than any other alternative approach we considered – including retaining our Cincinnati factory store. We have a very optimistic and positive outlook for the near future as we effect this transition over the next month or so.” Sneddon also indicated that “a number of the key Jungheinrich Cincinnati factory store staff will be transferring to Equipment Depot.”

All current customer contracts and agreements with the Jungheinrich factory store, including rental contracts, will be transferred and supported by Equipment Depot.

For more information about this new dealership agreement, contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5601 Eastport Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23231. Call: 804-737-7400. Fax: 804-737-7467, or, visit the website at http://www.jungheinrich-us.com.

About Jungheinich
Jungheinrich is the world leader in warehouse logistics technology. Founded over fifty years ago, the company has grown f r o m its beginnings as a European manufacturer of materials handling equipment to an international supplier of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials-flow products. Today, it is a major supplier of forklift trucks around the globe, and offers a complete range of materials handling equipment, rack systems and services related to manufacturing logistics.

Jungheinrich’s growth has been due in large part to the high value it has always placed on leading-edge design and technological innovation. This is seen, for example, in the company’s proprietary 3-phase AC motor and controller technology, and in a host of productivity and ergonomic enhancements. Jungheinrich has more than 120 strategically-located service support centers and store operations in the U.S., and sales and service companies in countries around the industrialized world. 

About Equipment Depot
Equipment Depot was founded in 1975 as Central Texas Clarklift in Waco and Austin, Texas. It changed its name to Equipment Depot in 1995 to better reflect the company’s expanded product and service capabilities. In August 2000 it was acquired by Pon North America. Today, the five regional companies that make up the Equipment Depot dealer network represent more than 50 industry leading manufacturers – providing sales and service coverage in about 25% of the country with more than 40 locations in 12 states. Service vans with colorful racing decals are a familiar sight throughout its sales, rental and service areas.

In the past year the Equipment Depot dealer network exceeded $420 million in sales. It employs more than 1,750 employees, including more than 900 factory-trained service technicians. It offers 24/7 equipment service f r o m more than 600 radio-dispatched service vehicles. Additionally, it has more than 26,500 customer-owned units covered by service contracts. It has more than 800 units of used equipment in inventory as well as more than 7,500 units in its short-term rental fleet.

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Electric Reach Trucks Offer Substantial Advantages Over Pantograph Trucks

If you’re a company that currently operates pantograph reach trucks, you’re likely seeking higher residual capacities at high lift heights in narrow aisles, as well as fewer repairs to the load wheels and the reach mechanisms on your vehicles. If so, the ETM/ETV 214/216 mast-moving AC reach trucks f r o m Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. are an excellent solution for you.

The increased load capacity and lift height of these trucks is a direct result of their design function, which inserts and removes loads by moving their masts rather than extending or retracting their forks via a pantograph mechanism. “The absence of a pantograph contributes greatly to improved operator confidence and productivity, since the view afforded the operator through the mast and fork carriage is much better, and the fork tips are easier to see,” adds Greg Mason, General Manager of Products and Training at Jungheinrich.

The ETVs differ f r o m  the ETMs in having more widely spaced outriggers (also called base-legs). Both models offer a choice of mast tilt, but the wider ETV is also available with fork tilt above certain lift heights. In addition, both chassis are available with patented mast-reach cushioning, which means the reaching and retracting of the mast assembly is smooth and precise. Integrated side-shifters are a standard feature on the trucks.

“Another way the ETM/ETV trucks differ f r o m pantograph designs is that the operator sits down to drive the vehicle. This configuration is ergonomically preferable in operations where the operator stays on the truck for long periods of time rather than constantly getting on and off,” states Greg Mason. The operator compartment has a low entry height, and the seat, armrest, and steering wheel are all adjustable. The trucks’ centrally-located MULTI-PILOT control lever activates all hydraulic functions, as well as travel direction and the horn. The controls are organized in a logical, highly visible manner, providing greater efficiency via the potential for simultaneous use of two hydraulic functions (e.g., lifting and reaching). The operator display is also centrally-positioned, and clearly shows both operational and safety-related data. It allows various travel programs to be selected or adjusted at the touch of a button.

Since the load wheels on these mast-moving reach trucks have a large diameter, they can negotiate rough floor surfaces better than those on most pantograph models. This means a longer tire life due to less wear, and reduced potential for damage – as well as a smoother ride. And the Curve Control program on the ETM/ETV trucks automatically reduces travel speed when cornering for added stability. This type of speed reduction is not typically found on pantograph-style reach trucks.

Jungheinrich’s proprietary 3-phase AC technology, present in the trucks’ drive, lift and steering systems, offers users higher efficiency and longer operating times per battery charge. Less maintenance, or downtime, is the result of the absence of carbon brushes, brush springs or commutators in the AC motors. Another key operational benefit of AC technology is that it leads to powerful acceleration and quick directional changes without hesitation. Energy reclamation during braking is a standard feature on the trucks, and energy reclamation during load lowering is an option.

For more information about these reach trucks, contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5601 Eastport Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23231. Call: 804-737-7400. Fax: 804-737-7467, or, visit the website at jungheinrich-us.com.

About Jungheinich
Jungheinrich is the world leader in warehouse logistics technology. Founded over fifty years ago, the company has grown f r o m its beginnings as a European manufacturer of materials handling equipment to an international supplier of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials-flow products. Today, it is a major supplier of forklift trucks around the globe, and offers a complete range of materials handling equipment, rack systems and services related to manufacturing logistics.

Jungheinrich’s growth has been due in large part to the high value it has always placed on leading-edge design and technological innovation. This is seen, for example, in the company’s proprietary 3-phase AC motor and controller technology, and in a host of productivity and ergonomic enhancements. Jungheinrich has more than 120 strategically-located service support centers and store operations in the U.S., and sales and service companies in countries around the industrialized world.

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