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Electric vs. Gas or Diesel Forklifts: Which One is Right for the Job?

As soon as you start investigating forklift trucks for your fleet, you'll see a range of different power options. The market used to be dominated by diesel, but now LPG/gas and electric-powered forklifts are easily available. (Under the electric heading, you'll also see different battery types, for example Lithium-ion). So are there pros and cons for each? Which one should you choose? 

Material Handling // 6 min read

First Look: New TCM Powered Pallet Trucks

Looking to expand your pallet truck fleet as the warehousing industry grows? TCM has just expanded its range in response to customer and market demand. 

Material Handling // 5 min read

5 Common Forklift Driving Mistakes You Shouldn't Ignore

There's no getting around it: unsafe forklift driving can result in serious accidents. The British Safety Council says that 25% of workplace transport injuries result directly from forklift truck accidents, and these injuries can be life-changing. 

As an employer, you would be liable for employee medical costs in the event of an accident. These can run from £40,000-£200,000, but legal and other costs can also escalate. That's why it's in everyone's interest to ensure forklift driving safety – to protect your workers, drivers, fleet and your business too.

With that in mind, read on for 5 forklift driving mistakes you shouldn't ignore.

Related Read: The True Cost of Forklift Accidents Revealed

Material Handling // 4 min read

Manufacturing 101: Essential Equipment and Considerations You Need to Know

If you’re running a manufacturing operation, there are a number of different types of material handling equipment you need to know. Discover how the correct equipment can optimise daily activities, enhance operator productivity, reduce costs and more.

Material Handling // 4 min read

5 Ways to Optimise Your Operation and Plan Your Future Forklift Fleet

Planning for the future can feel overwhelming at times. But when it comes to your forklift fleet and material handling equipment, making an investment now can pay dividends later on. In this article, we reveal how you can optimise your operation.

Material Handling // 5 min read

Emerging Material Handling Industry Trends You Need to Know

During the next decade and beyond, material handling businesses can expect to see a significant shift in how their operations are run and how they do business with partners and suppliers. Read on to discover the material handling industry trends that are transforming business practices.

Business Development // 5 min read

TCM Achieves Finalist Status in the FLTA Awards 2020 for Innovation and Ergonomics

TCM is proud to have been nominated as a finalist in the FLTA Awards 2020 for Innovation and Ergonomics. Read on to find out more about our award-nominated forklifts and discover how they could help transform your operation.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Dealer Spotlight: How Amvar Handling Solutions Identifies the Right Solution for Your Business

TCM’s dealer network is specially trained to assess your business requirements, help identify your needs, and recommend the ideal solution. We caught up with Malcolm Mitchell, Sales & Commercial Director at Amvar Handling Solutions, to find out how this works in practice.

Material Handling // 5 min read

Cheatsheet: Key Questions You Should Consider Before Buying Your Next Forklift

As a warehouse manager, we know you pride yourself on ensuring your business’ operations run as efficiently and safely as possible, while maximising profits. This cheatsheet will help you keep key operational considerations front-of-mind.

Material Handling // 5 min read

Forklift Contract Hire vs. Purchase: How to Make the Right Choice for Your Business

Deciding to invest in a forklift truck, or even a forklift fleet, is a significant step for any business, and one that can vastly improve your warehouse operations. But with the option to choose contract hire, renting, or purchasing your truck outright, it can be difficult to know what will best meet your needs. Discover how to make the right choice for your business with our most commonly asked questions.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Dealers' Corner: How to Support Customers Through Changing Times

The material handling industry is changing. With 2020 just around the corner, how will you adapt to customers’ changing needs? Read on for our top four tips and advice.

Business Development // 4 min read

Why Wet-Cell Battery Technology Could Surpass Lithium-Ion

With electrification gaining increasing coverage in the run-up to the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel engines, lithium-ion is a hot topic. However, it might not necessarily be the best solution for your business’ unique operation. Read on to find out why.

Material Handling // 5 min read

How TCM Reach Truck Forklifts Enhance Operator Comfort and Safety

At TCM, we know that people-centric technology creates a happier, more productive workforce. That’s why our reach truck forklifts adapt perfectly to the individual operator’s needs. Read on to discover how they could benefit your business.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Why TCM's Dealer Network is Built on Customer Partnerships

At TCM, building valuable, long-term partnerships with our customers is at the core of what we do. Read on to discover how we help businesses transform their operations, what this looks like in practice, and how we could support your organisation.

Material Handling // 3 min read

Supercharge Your Operation's Efficiency with TCM's FHB 4-Wheel Electric Counterbalance Truck

Running a safe and efficient operation is crucial to your business’ success, helping you to maintain consistent output and keep costs low. TCM’s FHB 4-Wheel Electric Counterbalance truck is the ideal energy-efficient solution to help you achieve this.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Dealers' Corner: How to Support a Diverse Range of Customer Needs

As the material handling market is evolving, your customers’ needs are changing with it. Discover how we can help you as a TCM dealer to support a wide range of diverse customer requirements.

Business Development // 3 min read

Warehouse 101: What Is an Order Picker?

Most warehouses feature some kind of order picking application. But what is an order picker and how can businesses incorporate them in their operations?

Material Handling // 4 min read

Genuine vs. Counterfeit: How OEM Forklift Parts Reduce Downtime

Your choice of forklift parts can have a knock-on effect on downtime, truck availability, and the total cost of ownership. Read on to find out more.

Parts // 4 min read

Improve Your Operators' Efficiency with TCM's Pallet Stacker Trucks

Pallet stackers are incredibly versatile machines, making them ideal for warehouse use. Read on to discover how TCM pallet stackers could transform your operations.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Electric Pallet Trucks

Material Handling // 6 min read

Classifications of Material Handling Equipment (And How to Choose It)

Determining the right material handling equipment your business needs will depend heavily on your operations, applications, and industry sector.

Material Handling // 5 min read

TCM Dealer Summit 2019 Reveals the Latest Material Handling Industry Trends

On 10th April 2019, TCM dealers from across Europe gathered at The Belfry Hotel & Resort near Birmingham to discuss the past, the present, and the future of the material handling industry. TCM also announced some exciting new product launches.

Material Handling // 3 min read

The TCM Dealer Conference 2018 Looks to the Future of Material Handling

On May 15th, 46 delegates joined us in Budapest for The TCM Dealer Conference 2018 to discuss the future of the material handling industry and the key trends shaping it.

Material Handling // 3 min read

Material Handling Survey 2017 Reveals Key Challenges to Productivity

In a previous post, we shared our early findings from the Material Handling Survey 2017. Now the survey is complete, we are back to report on the key challenges limiting material handling productivity.

Material Handling // 4 min read

Early Results from the Material Handling Survey 2017

For the past couple of months, we have been running a survey to inform our upcoming 2017 report on material handling and how the equipment and processes used can impact business productivity.

Material Handling // 3 min read

How to Choose a Material Handling Solutions Provider

Choosing the right material handling solutions provider is integral to your business' growth. They should be able to identify a problem you have, find the appropriate solution, and help you be successful.

Material Handling // 2 min read

What Makes Us a Global Force in Material Handling?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to have one company they partner with to manage the material handling needs of whole continents, rather than having different manufacturers by country.

Material Handling // 2 min read

Investing in Your Business by Choosing the Right Forklift Supplier

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees. However, if you invest in the right resources, you can create value that helps your business grow and ultimately make more money. 

Material Handling // 2 min read

What Makes a Valued Forklift Supplier?

Too many companies are attentive before the deal is done, then once the contract has been signed, they're too busy to call. 

Material Handling // 2 min read

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Don't get burned by the devil in disguise. Here are 10 things to consider when choosing your next material handling equipment supplier. 

Material Handling // 4 min read
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