Lift King Industries, of Woodbridge, Ontario, has bought the manufacturing rights of Lowry Industrial Lift Trucks Ltd, of Georgetown, Ontario, for an undisclosed sum.
Lift King’s decision to buy the Lowry rights was made because it provided Lift King an established entrance into the heavy capacity, cushion-tyred forklift market.
Lift King’s partnership with Lowry allows it to commit considerable manufacturing capacity and expertise, its proven Pro E engineering capability and its financial stability, to support and aggressively promote the Lowry line. The manufacturing synergies complemented Lift King’s established systems.
Pro E engineering was an engineering program that helped engineers design quality forklifts with longer component life. The program allowed three-dimensional modelling of forklift parts and critical stress points could go through finite element analysis.
Lift King would introduce a new Lowry cushion-tyred model in the 50,000lb (22,680kg) to 60,000lb (27,216kg) load capacity range in 2007.
The industrial market will see a sustained effort by Lift King to support and grow Lowry models, together with the introduction of new Lift King dual-tyred pneumatic 20,000lb (9,072kg) to 40,000lb (18,144kg) capacity models for the industrial market.