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THE TRUE SIZE OF AFRICA: DID YOU KNOW THAT AFRICA IS BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS ON MOST MAPS OF THE WORLD?

THE TRUE SIZE OF AFRICA: DID YOU KNOW THAT AFRICA IS BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS ON MOST MAPS OF THE WORLD?

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Alisa Evans
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May 2024
Did you know that the Mercator projection, commonly used in maps, distorts the relative sizes of countries, making regions near the equator, like Africa, appear much smaller than they are? Africa, the second-largest continent, covers 30.37 million square kilometres and can fit the United States, China, India, and most of...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 1962, ALIMAK REVOLUTIONIZED THE APPROACH TO RACK-AND-PINION VERTICAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS BY INTRODUCING THE FIRST RACK-AND-PINION-DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION HOIST?

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 1962, ALIMAK REVOLUTIONIZED THE APPROACH TO RACK-AND-PINION VERTICAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS BY INTRODUCING THE FIRST RACK-AND-PINION-DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION HOIST?

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By
Alisa Evans
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January 2024
Did you know that in 1962, Alimak revolutionized the approach to rack-and-pinion vertical access solutions by introducing the first rack-and-pinion-driven construction hoist? And in 2001, Alimak merged its operations with the Dutch company Hek, which has been producing industrial elevators, construction hoists and work platforms since 1961. Paterson Simons supply,...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE THREE UNFILLED TRIANGLES IN TRELLEBORG’S LOGO SYMBOLIZES THE EXPANSION OF THE GROUP & REPRESENTS THE GROUP’S FOUR CORE VALUES?

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE THREE UNFILLED TRIANGLES IN TRELLEBORG’S LOGO SYMBOLIZES THE EXPANSION OF THE GROUP & REPRESENTS THE GROUP’S FOUR CORE VALUES?

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By
Alisa Evans
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December 2023
Created in 1994, Trelleborg’s logo has a personal meaning for the Group. Did you know that the three unfilled triangles in Trelleborg’s logo symbolizes the expansion of the group and represents the Group’s four core values of: customer focus, performance, innovation and responsibility? Trelleborg, a world-leader in engineered polymer solutions...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FRANNA NAME COMES FROM ‘’FRANCIS AND ANNA’’ WHICH IS THE FAMILY NAME OF THE COMPANY FOUNDER AND HIS WIFE?

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FRANNA NAME COMES FROM ‘’FRANCIS AND ANNA’’ WHICH IS THE FAMILY NAME OF THE COMPANY FOUNDER AND HIS WIFE?

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By
Alisa Evans
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November 2023
Did you know that the name Franna comes from “Francis and Anna” which is the family name of the company founder and his wife? In 1978, Dave Francis developed the first pick and carry crane, from truck components. In 1986, the business was sold to Lou Parolin and Brian Hain...
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DID YOU KNOW THE FIRST LIFT TRUCK WAS CREATED IN 1917?

DID YOU KNOW THE FIRST LIFT TRUCK WAS CREATED IN 1917?

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By
Alisa Evans
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September 2023
In 1917, the first lift truck was created. The company credited with creating the modern lift truck is the American Clark Equipment Company. World War I had created a labour shortage in many U.S. factories and warehouses, prompting the company to unveil the ‘Tructractor’—a gas-powered, three-wheeled prototype that is now...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ‘SMV’ IN KONECRANES LIFT TRUCK’S MODEL SMV4632TC5 MEANS SILVERDALENS MEKANISKA VERKSTAD?

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ‘SMV’ IN KONECRANES LIFT TRUCK’S MODEL SMV4632TC5 MEANS SILVERDALENS MEKANISKA VERKSTAD?

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By
Alisa Evans
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August 2022
Silverdalens Mekaniska Verkstad (SMV), in English translates to ‘Silverdale Mechanical Workshop’. SMV was founded in 1947. A change in the management team in 1994 led to the establishment of a new factory in Markaryd, Southern Sweden. A full new range of reach stackers, empty container handlers, and heavy forklifts was...