According to the latest figures from the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), year-on-year sales orders for trucks increased by 20% in 2011, rising by 4,300 units to 26,100. Engine counterbalance trucks led the comeback and accounted for more than a third of all orders, as 8,800 were purchased in 2011 – 26% more than in 2010. Powered pallet trucks were the strongest category with sales accelerating by 50% in 2011.
Innovation around safety means that a new forklift truck may not only boost site productivity but also reduce health and safety concerns. This report takes a closer look at the recent innovations in the forklift industry and how those changes can help improve your business.