“2013 has been a remarkable year for new products at Linde Material Handling, not only have we launched our new generation of compact and manoeuvrable reach trucks – models Linde R14 to R20 with load capacities from 1.4 to 2 tonnes, we also introduced the Linde EVO our revolutionary new range of environmentally friendly counterbalance forklift trucks.


“Both ranges continue to provide our customers with a range of high quality, innovative and efficient products that not only meet their requirements but also go that extra mile to help reduce cost of ownership and increase operator comfort and safety. The Linde R14 to R20 reach trucks provide customers with a whole host of advanced technical features which not only increase productive flow of goods in the warehouse but also make the trucks more comfortable, powerful, safer and easier to service.”

“The Linde R14 to R20 range has lift heights to 13 metres, ensuring that additional pallet storage locations can be reached and warehouse space is maximised. The technology behind this feature is a new lift mast concept with stronger profiles that reinforce the mast and enable a reduction in mast deflection in combination with a residual load capacity that has been increased by up to 20%. The skilful assembly of mast profiles, chain guides and lift cylinders provides an optimised view through the mast.”

“When the new legislation for stage IIIB EC emissions came in, the Linde EVO Counterbalance range not only met and surpassed the legal requirement but offers customers a high quality, ergonomically advanced truck and is the cleanest truck in the 2.5 to 3.5 tonne market producing some of the lowest emissions compared to other load capacities in the same class, helping to further improve working environments while also keeping costs down. In fact customer tests revealed that this was up to 28% more fuel efficient than the previous model stretching the efficiency gap even further compared to the competition”

“We have been delighted with the feedback we have received from our customers in response to the launch of our new products. The Metafin Group Holdings Ltd in Walsall made a switch to using Linde engine counterbalance trucks in January after using the same fleet for a number of years and as a result made a fuel saving of over £13,500. Metafin is one of Europe’s leading trade coater, specialising in Cathodic Electropaint and Powder Coating processes.

“We initially predicted that Metafin would make a 25 per cent fuel saving using the Linde fleet but the trial revealed a 39.5 per cent saving, equating to £13,500 in fuel costs so far.”

“It is fantastic when our customers realise a substantial cost saving like this. At Linde, we always look for opportunities to help current and potential customers make savings through our trucks. It’s also important that businesses are given the best fleet of trucks for their operational needs; and so our try before you buy option has worked particularly well for us.”

“Our product development team is currently working on adding ground-breaking new features to our existing product lines to further improve their efficiency for our customers and we look forward to sharing this with you in 2014.”

Linde Material Handling


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