Lonking to launch forklifts tailored to Western markets at CeMAT 2016

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Lonking Holdings Limited, one of the largest construction and logistics machinery manufacturers in China, will unveil six new forklift products tailored to the European, North American and Australian markets at the upcoming CeMAT trade show in Hannover, Germany, on May 31 to June 3.

The array of Lonking logistics equipment to be demonstrated includes new models developed to comply with all the strict standards in the target markets, providing one-stop logistic solutions in areas such as ports, warehouses and factories.

“CeMAT is our opportunity to interact with the customers and introduce the latest forklift products featuring some of the most advanced technologies in the industry, all tailored to the needs of potential buyers with a high degree of assurance in quality and safety,” said Robert Wang, general manager of Lonking (Fujian) International Trade Co.

One centerpiece item to be displayed is the LPG forklift LG25GLT, which has a certified PSI2.4 dual-fuel gasoline engine; a flexibly connected gearbox; electrohydraulic control; OPS system; two-stage 3.3m mast; 1.22m forks; pneumatic tires; LED lamps; and a suspension seat with armrest. The vehicle meets both the EPA and Euro III emission standards. All Lonking products are equipped with world-class critical components that have passed all reliability tests to ensure stability and safety.

“Lonking has maintained steady growth in global sales over the years,” remarked Wang. “Our forklift production capacity is 30,000 units yearly with sales ranking top three in China and 14th in the world. We are actively seeking to expand the European market with our powerful, ergonomically designed and easy-to-maintain products. CeMAT is an important stop to engage with logistics industry leaders in Europe and test the new products.”

With 19 wholly owned subsidiaries and four production bases, Lonking manufactures wheeled loaders, forklifts, hydraulic excavators, road rollers, motor graders and skid-steer loaders. The company ranks first in wheeled loader production and sales in China with over 20% market share.

May 13, 2015

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