Representatives from Katoen Natie, a provider of international logistics services and port operations, recently visited the Hyster factory in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, for the handover of the latest trucks to join the fleet – including an LPG powered Hyster H2.5FT forklift – the 1000th unit ordered by this customer in the past five years. Harry Sands, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Hyster EMEA, presented the truck to Danny Senecaut from Katoen Natie.
“We previously didn’t believe that there was a truly worldwide truck manufacturer that could support our international operations,” says Danny Senecaut from Katoen Natie. “We were glad to find that Hyster could offer a global solution to meet our needs, and we look forward to continuing to work together.”
Present in 33 countries across 5 continents, Katoen Natie delivers a wide range of services, including loading and unloading cargo, operating logistics platforms for storage and handling of industrial products, and supply chain design and management.
Having compared the product offering to that of a competitor brand, and following successful cooperation in Belgium, Katoen Natie chose to introduce Hyster trucks to its varied international operations in 2011. Hyster solutions are now supporting the company to deliver services in 21 countries, across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
To best meet the customer’s specific needs, the Hyster Special Engineering Team applies a package of customised features to all Katoen Natie’s trucks to enhance ergonomics and performance for drivers and support best operating practices. This includes features such as a high visibility seatbelt, an engine shutdown system where required and a pedestrian awareness light. In addition, all of the trucks are bespoke painted to match Katoen Natie’s branding.
Due to the exceptional support of local dealers around the world, in particular B-CLOSE in Belgium, alongside the proven performance of Hyster trucks, Katoen Natie has already ordered a large volume of new equipment in 2016.
The latest truck received will be used in Antwerp, Belgium where the company is headquartered and will join a mixed fleet of electric and LPG vehicles, from 1.6 tonne capacity forklifts through to high capacity lift trucks and container handlers.
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