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Airlift for forklifts

[ January 20, 2015   //   ]

Three Jungheinrich forklift trucks have been flown from East Midlands airport to Sierra Leone as part of the UK Government’s response to the Ebola virus crisis.

The Department for International Development (DfID) acquired a 7-tonne diesel-powered counterbalanced machine and two smaller 4-tonne diesel-powered counterbalanced vehicles from Jungheinrich’s DFG range. They will be used to transport the wide variety of items required to establish the infrastructure that is urgently required to help tackle the Ebola outbreak.

A spokesman for the DFiD’s procurement office, praised the speed at which Jungheinrich was able to respond to his organisation’s initial enquiry.

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