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Hires due to ‘growing enthusiasm for automation’

19 January 2015

Jungheinrich UK has added three senior personnel to its Systems & Projects Division team.

Tony Eckley has taken up the role of Project Manager, while Mark Ogden has joined as very narrow aisle systems Product Manager (Northern Region) and Tony Crowe has become Product Manager for racking and storage systems (Western Region).

All three have extensive knowledge of the markets they will serve and have spent their careers operating within intralogistics.

They join Jungheinrich at a time when demand for the type of products and services offered by Jungheinrich’s Systems and Projects Division is growing rapidly.

Kubota powered trucks seek agricultural role

Jungheinrich will be highlighting the extensive customer benefits that its broad range of materials handling products and solutions offer the farming and agricultural community at LAMMA 2015 this week.

Among the products on display will be Jungheinrich’s recently launched range of IC-engine powered counterbalanced forklift trucks.

Available with a capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes and a lift height of 7.5 metres, the new models - the DFG/TFG 316-320 and DFG/TFG 425-435 ranges - are powered by Kubota engines, which are used in arduous applications around the world. 

Steve Richmond (pictured), director of Jungheinrich UK’s Systems & Projects Division, commented: "More businesses now recognise the advantages that modern automated handling technology can offer and there is significant growth in the number of small and medium sized automated projects being undertaken.

"The growing enthusiasm for automation is, in part, being driven by a shift in the size and scope of modern systems which allow partial automation – flexible hybrid systems that are part-automated and part-manual – to be employed.”

He added: "These latest additions to our team will ensure that we continue to offer our clients the highest levels of support and we are delighted to welcome Tony, Mark and Tony to Jungheinrich.”