Saturday, June 09, 2018

Masashi Takamatsu - New President for Unicarriers Europe

Masashi Takamatsu has been responsible for the international truck manufacturer's Europe-wide business as the new President since 1 May 2018. In his role, he is focusing on strengthening the UniCarriers and TCM brands, which will be further developed under the umbrella of UniCarriers’ new owner Mitsubishi Logisnext. Masashi Takamatsu takes over the position from Nobuo Yo, who returns to Japan as Head of the Overseas Sales Division of the company.

New president for Unicarriers Europe

One of the new President’s most important goals is to continually increase the market share of the UniCarriers and TCM brands in Europe. Measures employed here include reinforcement of key account management and expansion of direct sales. On top of this, Masashi Takamatsu also plans to expand the offering of forklifts for the rental and used vehicle business. In addition, over the coming years sales in the European focus markets are set to be standardised by means of a one-stop shopping model. This comprises of not only a full range of warehouse and counterbalance trucks, but also all services in the UniCarriers 360° concept – from warehouse planning and fleet management to training in the area of health and safety.

Masashi Takamatsu - New President for Unicarriers Europe

“Service and aftersales play an ever more important role in the purchase decision”, explains Masashi Takamatsu.
“With our one-stop shopping concept, customers get all the services required for the management of their forklift fleets from one source through their local distribution partner. This creates a greater incentive to choose a product from the UniCarriers portfolio.”
Takamatsu has extensive expertise in the material handling industry and direct sales of forklifts: Amongst other roles, he worked in the Netherlands and in Sweden for UniCarriers’ original brands Nissan and Atlet, before moving to Thailand to take over as President of UniCarriers Asia in 2012.

UniCarriers Americas announces Forklift Industry Summit


Event to bring together hundreds of industry professionals to learn about the latest in material handling and forklift technology. UniCarriers Americas Corporation has announced the launch of its first Forklift Industry Summit, to be held October 10-12, 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami.

Unicarriers Aftermarket Forklift Parts - Advantages, Disadvantages & Other Bits of Information

What are aftermarket forklift parts when it comes to lift trucks? Aftermarket refers to any part made by anyone other than the OEM. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. In terms of forklifts, this would be the name brand of the forklifts such as Nissan, Unicarriers, Hyster, Clarck or Toyota. While many of these brands have third parties making their OEM equipment, that equipment is OEM because it carries the brand name of the lift truck. Anything that does not fall into this category is an aftermarket product by definition.

UniCarriers WLX Electric Pallet Truck

What are the advantages of aftermarket forklift parts? Aftermarket products carry certain advantages. They are often much cheaper than their OEM counterparts. There are often more options available with aftermarket than there are with OEM. This provides consumers with more choice and better costs. Other advantages with aftermarket parts include availability and quality.



OEM forklift parts are usually available through dealerships. However, you can also order them through your mechanic if you want to wait several days for them to arrive. Aftermarket products usually are on store shelves in your local forklift parts store. These aftermarket parts often have as good as or better quality than most OEM parts on the market.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Tips for Buying Forklifts Online in Texas

When purchasing used forklifts in the state of Texas, there are a few factors to keep in mind not only in terms of safety, but also in terms of how to find the best deal. Older forklifts can still be in top shape and should not necessarily be ruled out. There are also superb savings to be found through buying used forklifts Texas online rather than directly from the manufacturer, with the abundance of online marketplace options available these days. Before making a purchase online, though, be sure to take the time to conduct a bit of research first.

Tips for Buying Forklifts Online in Texas

One thing to think about when purchasing used forklifts is where you will be purchasing this forklift from, and for what purpose. With so much open space in the state of Texas and the large granaries and warehouses that are included in the state, it makes sense to opt for a larger model of forklift for many people.



However, in the larger urban areas such as Dallas or Houston, these warehouses might have narrow aisles that allow smaller models of used forklifts to be more reliable. Both are valid options, but one may be more convenient depending on the size of the business.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Falken Tires for Nissan

If you are someone who is concerned about your Nissan, you are left with no other option, but to make sure that your car is equipped with excellent quality tires. And the dearth of options available out there is sure to confuse you if you are someone who is not an expert in the field.  If you happen to fall into this category, the following paragraphs are sure to be of assistance to you with this regard.

Opt for Nissan tires which offer long mileage.

When it comes to shopping, take care to go for tires with long mileage.  If your choice brand is the one with a good reputation in the market, you can feel assured, your tires would be on the road for a long time. The best avenue you can depend on for shopping are the online stores.  These stores allow you to have a clear idea of the excellent set of your model of Nissan.

Nissan Forklift Tires

This becomes possible because when you type in the tire size or model of your Nissan, the website of your choice comes up with loads of brand options from which you can choose the one you feel would be the ideal one for you.  You just have to go through the variety of options presented before you and that is just the matter of a few clicks of your mouse. If you are fortunate, you would be able to take advantage of discount coupons and enjoy great savings and excellent quality.

Monday, April 30, 2012

INCJ, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Nissan Sign Definitive Agreement to Integrate Forklift Businesses

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ("INCJ"), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to integrate their forklift businesses, which are operated by subsidiaries of Hitachi Construction Machinery and Nissan into a new company, UniCarriers Corporation, to be established and operated mainly by INCJ.

All issued shares of the Subject Subsidiaries will be transferred to the new company, subject to receiving the necessary approvals from government authorities, and a total of 30 billion yen of growth capital will be injected by INCJ into the new company. The voting shares of the new company will be held as follows: 53.3% by INCJ, 26.7% by Hitachi Construction Machinery and 20.0% by Nissan. The new company aims to start operations under the new administration within 2012.

Overview of the New Company (UniCarriers Corporation)

Start of operation: Within 2012
Company name: UniCarriers Corporation
Headquarters location: To be determined
Capital: 18.75 billion yen
Representative: Satoru Omori
Shareholders and ownership ratio of voting shares: INCJ: 53.3%, Hitachi Construction Machinery: 26.7%, Nissan: 20.0%
Business description: Development, design, production and marketing of industrial vehicles, special machinery and construction machinery
Consolidated subsidiaries: TCM Corporation, Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd.

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)

INCJ was established in July 2009 as a public-private partnership that provides financial, technological and management support for next-generation businesses. INCJ specifically supports those projects that combine technologies and varied expertise across industries and materialize open innovation. INCJ has the capacity to invest up to approximately 2 trillion yen.

Nissan Forklift UniCarriers

To date, INCJ has invested approximately 400 billion yen in a total of 23 projects and is currently focused on a broad range of areas from green energy, electronics, IT and biotechnology to infrastructure-related sectors such as water supply. INCJ maintains a hands-on approach to investment, engaging in the business development of cutting-edge core technologies through intellectual property funds, expansion of venture companies and aggressive overseas development through initiatives such as restructuring and mergers of tech businesses and acquisitions of foreign companies.

Overview of Subject Subsidiaries

Date of Establishment: February 17, 1949
Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Osaka City
Sales: 72.5 billion yen (Fiscal year ending March 2011 on a consolidated basis)
Capital: 9.8 billion yen (as of the end of March 2011)
Shareholder: Hitachi Construction Machinery 100% (as of the end of March 2011)
Representative: Hideki Hamada
Number of employees: 2,371 (as of the end of March 2011, on a consolidated basis)
Business: Development, design, production and marketing of industrial vehicles, special machinery and construction machinery


Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd. 

Date of Establishment: October 1, 2010
Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
Sales: 75.7 billion yen (Fiscal year ending March 2011 on a consolidated basis, including sales of industrial machinery business unit of Nissan in the first half of fiscal year 2010)
Capital: 495 million yen (as of the end of March 2011)
Shareholder: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., 100% (as of the end of March 2011)
Representative: Akira Shiki
Number of employees: 2,091 (as of the end of March 2011, on a consolidated basis)
Business: Development, design, production and marketing of forklifts

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Types of Forklifts

Although the function of each forklift is virtually the same, they are available in an astonishing range of shapes, sizes, and price points. The most common types of forklifts that most people are familiar with from any time spent in a commercial warehouse or industrial area, would be the hand pallet truck. This can be used for simple tasks such as carting or moving boxes, without a high level of mechanical ability. For larger jobs, however, where more flexibility is necessary, it’s recommended to branch out into electrical-powered forklifts.



A reach truck is a small electrical forklift that is designed to be able to maneuver easily through small or narrow aisles. The fork portion of the lift is able to extend high, to grab and reach the desired item. Rider stackers, rider low lift trucks, and walkie low lift trucks are all other examples of electric powered forklifts. These are the types of forklifts that one is most likely to see on the job in warehouses. However, for construction sites, larger counterbalanced designs could be a good idea.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Used Nissan Forklifts for Sale

If you feel you are in the market for a new forklift, or are a first-timer that has been put in charge of purchasing forklifts at a tight budget for a start-up company, then you might want to think about buying used Nissan forklifts. Nissan is one of the world’s leading manufacturers not only of forklifts, but of vehicles in general, so there is no shortage of choice out there when you are looking at different makes and models. Many Nissan dealers will sell these used models directly.

Used Nissan Forklifts

Another good source of used Nissan forklifts is directly from the owner. There have been a high number in recent years of auction websites or online marketplaces where owners are able to sell their wares without having to pay the fees of middlemen who may not have their best interests in mind or take a cut of the proceeds. However, when you are buying used Nissan forklifts directly from the owner, you don’t have the same access to knowledge or service contracts that a dealer would be able to give you, though you may be able to find a bigger bargain this way.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nissan Forklift Service

One of the top vehicle manufacturing companies in the world is Nissan, which is well known for its superior automobiles. It is now a company that is also well known for its excellent levels of Nissan forklift service, offered by technicians and in dealerships throughout the world. If you are interested in purchasing a new or used forklift, there are several features and facts to keep in mind before making any final purchase. That includes the need to first do your research about what types of models that Nissan currently has on the market.

Nissan Forklift Service

Because they are constantly upgrading and updating the product line that they have, if what you want is a more basic model, then it could be a good idea to consult a Nissan forklift service dealer for their advice on what the best models could be for your needs. There are a number of used forklifts that could be a great deal, that have hardly even been used.

Used Nissan Forklifts

This is because used forklifts generally come from two main sources. They are either sold directly by the owner, where they have been used on the job, or they may be older models that may have only been used on a rental basis. Many people choose to lease their forklifts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nissan Forklift Parts

Although it is a common piece of machinery, learning to operate a forklift properly is extremely important. One of the most popular companies that make forklifts is Nissan, who has exhibited a firm commitment to upholding safety standards in their product range. To learn more about safety tips, there are also courses that are offered by government agencies such as OSHA. However, one of the fundamentals of protecting everyone while on the job is to make sure that any piece of equipment is up to date with the latest Nissan forklift parts.

Nissan Forklift Parts

Because forklifts come in such a wide array of different shapes, models, and varieties, they should be updated with Nissan forklift parts that best fit those specific needs. A common mistake that some people make when they are updating their forklift fleet is to include accessories that are the wrong size or brand for their forklift.

That can be easily prevented by taking in the forklifts to a Nissan certified technician, who will be able to point you in the right direction and check out to see if there is any other mechanical damage to the machine at the moment.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nissan Forklift Dealers

Nissan is one of the leaders in the world in terms of auto production. They have also branched out to produce award-winning forklifts and other lift trucks, of all shapes, sizes, and models. A good way to save money on these forklifts, particularly if you only need one for a specific project or you are on a tight budget, is to visit one of the various Nissan forklift dealers that are scattered throughout the world.



With a presence on virtually all continents, this is a truly global brand that is able to provide a wide variety of service and product options.

Nissan Forklifts

There are many safety factors that go into buying used forklifts, which any qualified Nissan forklift dealers will be well acquainted with. When you go in to take a look at the different used merchandise that is currently for sale, it’s a good idea to think about what you will be using this forklift for. Some people, for example, will want this for small business purposes. Others will need their forklifts for large scale business operations that can hold up to 35,000 pounds or more at one time. In these circumstances, it’s best to consult with the dealers for the most up to date advice in this matter.

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