Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 56 No. 2 (2019)   M-FET
    New Products

    New Electric Counter-balanced Forklift Truck Equipped with 360° Steering

    Rocla Oy

    Rocla Oy (hereafter Rocla), one of the European arms of Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd., was established as a heating apparatus manufacturer in 1942 in Finland. The company started the manufacture of indoor equipment for lifting and moving materials in the 1950s. In 1992, the company started supplying products under the MHI brand. In the field of electric counterbalanced forklift trucks, the company had manufactured Japanese-designed products, but launched the EDiA EX, the first Rocla-designed product, in November 2014. The product has been well-received by many customers for its beautiful and functional design unique to Scandinavian products. (Refer to "Winning Red Dot Design Award for Forklift Trucks," Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review Vol. 54 No. 1.) This paper presents the new EDiA EM electric forklift truck released in August 2018 as a product of the same series as the EDiA EX, and explains its 360° steering function, a first in the product segment.