Logistics

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee

Mit1Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and forklift trucks


The European headquarters in Almere, Netherlands was established in June 1992 to understand and serve the organisation’s customers better.

The company has gone from strength to strength since. Its 56 dealers serve customers across two continents: from Norway to South Africa and Ireland to Uzbekistan.  

The limited-edition trucks, which include all of the manufacturer’s IC engine, electric and warehouse trucks, feature a special 25th anniversary decal. 

The first commemorative products have just started arriving with customers. 

Willem de Jong, General Manager Customer Service, said: “This is a very special year for us. Not only have we reached 25 years, our factory in Järvenpää, Finland is celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

“What’s more, our factory in Dalian, has just produced its 50,000th IC truck since it opened in 2013.

“But our award-winning trucks are only half the story… Achievements like this are only possible with the market-leading customer care delivered by our Authorised Dealer Network. Each of our dealers has been hand-picked for its facilities, knowledge and customer commitment.

“This means that – wherever you are working – you can rely on the local knowledge and expertise you need to ensure the best possible solution for your business.”

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Volvo Penta showcases new 11-litre diesel engine for off-road applications

Volvo PentaVolvo Penta is showcasing its new 11-litre diesel engine, which is designed to run at 315kW, up from the initial 285kW, at the TOC Europe in Amsterdam from 27-29 June 2017


The upgraded D11 engine is a part of the company’s off-road diesel engine range and aimed at providing a wider range of material handling applications for industrial equipment, which include straddle carriers, reach stackers, cranes, terminal tractors and heavy forklift trucks.

The new D11 engine is a part of the company’s EU Stage V emission regulation solution strategy, which is expected to come into effect in 2019.

The company revealed that the EU Stage V solution will require a reduction in the number of particles emitted in addition to minimising the overall particle mass, as compared to the previous emissions stages.

According to the company, the engine has been designed with the matching exhaust after treatment system (EATS) and verified after extensive testing to comply with the Stage V emissions regulations.

Johan Carlsson, chief technology officer at Volvo Penta, said that the new D11 engine is aimed at helping the customers to reduce operational cost by enhancing productivity and uptime.

He added, “Providing excellent fuel efficiency in our engines is very important for us as it contributes to the low total operating costs of OEMs’ machinery, and offering good aftermarket support is another key factor in establishing good relationships with manufacturers and operators.”

The company added that the new 11-litre diesel engine has been equipped with a fixed geometry turbo, with an aim to reduce complexity and provide low noise during output.

In addition, the air inlet throttle, together with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and the electrical exhaust pressure governor (EPG), aims to deliver an effective heat management system during production.

Carlsson further commented, “With our regeneration strategy for Stage V, we have no seventh fuel injector as there is no need for high temperature sulphur regeneration in the SCR catalyst – only soot regeneration is needed to clean the DPF.”

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