Jungheinrich boosts investment in Li-ion tech

Jungheinrich AG and Triathlon Holding GmbH have come together to found JT ENERGY Systems GmbH, a joint venture focused on the production and recycling of lithium-ion battery systems.
Jungheinrich holds a 70 per cent share in the joint venture with Triathlon taking the remaining 30 per cent. The company is due to begin operations in August 2019. JT ENERGY Systems intends to create around 100 new jobs at the plant in the next few years.
Both Jungheinrich and Triathlon are known for their industry-leading level of expertise in the field of lithium-ion technology across a wide variety of applications. This extensive knowledge will be combined within JT ENERGY Systems. The aim of the joint venture between Jungheinrich and Triathlon is for the two companies to expand their production capacities to cover the ever-increasing demand for lithium-ion battery systems and to further develop their technological leadership in this field. JT ENERGY will supply products to both companies.
Chairman of the board of management of Jungheinrich AG Hans-Georg Frey said: “For our customers, energy efficiency and maximum truck availability are key competitive advantages. We support them in this with a range of trucks and products that utilise the benefits of lithium-ion technology. The exponential sales growth we have experienced in recent years shows that the intralogistics sector is making a decisive move toward lithium-ion technology.
“Jungheinrich recognised this trend early on. Today, we act as a one-stop shop offering everything from our own energy storage devices and power units to battery chargers, and our comprehensive expertise in energy makes us innovation leaders within the sector. This collaboration with Triathlon will enable us to leverage further untapped potential in the market for electric trucks and drive the development of this future technology forward.”
Managing director of Triathlon Holding GmbH Martin Hartmann said: “We are proud to be taking this step with a company as well respected as Jungheinrich AG. We believe that the joint venture will see us achieve greater economies of scale and scope that will in turn increase our competitiveness considerably. Going forward, this move will give our customers and partners access to an even broader range of cutting-edge lithium-ion battery systems based on the latest technology.”
JT ENERGY Systems is due to begin operations in August 2019.


NTP Forklifts to bring materials handling to MEGATRANS2018

National forklift sales, service and rental company NTP Forklifts Australia will showcase its unique range of materials handling equipment at trade event MEGATRANS2018.
The business has supplied a broad range of materials handling products and solutions from around the world to the Australian materials handling market for over three decades, offering equipment from the likes of TCM, Manitou, Jungheinrich and Kalmar.
Find out more about MEGATRANS2018.

Manitou signs new dealership contract

Manitou Australia has announced the signing of a long term distribution agreement with NTP Forklifts Australia to handle the sales and service of Manitou rough terrain materials handling products in the Greater Sydney Region, including Newcastle and Wollongong.

Manitou Australia managing director Stuart Walker said, “From the outset, the Manitou group has focused on deploying reliable and powerful networks locally.

“To keep pace with the ever changing market we continue to invest in our network with the aim to ensure our business is meeting our customers’ expectations and provide the best innovative solutions delivering increasing value for its customers.

“With the appointment of NTP Forklifts Australia in Sydney we are further cementing our position as the Australian market leader.”

NTP Forklifts Australia CEO Damien Garvey added, “NTP Forklifts Australia has had a 30 year association with the Manitou product.”

“We have an in-depth knowledge of this world class product in both sales and aftersales support, and have grown up with Manitou in the Australian rough terrain market from its infancy.

“NTP Forklifts Australia has been involved in selling and maintaining the complete range of Manitou equipment, from 2.5 tonne rough terrain forklifts to 25 tonne telescopic handlers and everything in between.

“Additionally we have always offered our customers a range of operating options such as short and long term hire, or straight out purchase to meet their project requirements.

“We are very excited about the addition of the Manitou product to our NSW operation which now completes our ability to support the product throughout the eastern and southern states of Australia.”

As well as the appointment of NTP Forklifts Australia other recent developments include integrated into Manitou’s network include TELESAFE by Manitou to assist customers to meet their WHS obligations

Manitou Australia offers the world’s largest range of telescopic handlers with capacities up to 40,000kg and lift heights to 33 meters, forklifts, including rough terrain models, access equipment and truck mounted forklifts.

Manitou Australia has its head office at Alexandria, NSW where it handles its commercial and customer support activities including spare parts and technical training centre.

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