UNOFFICIAL PRODUCT BEING SOLD – BE AWARE

Makinex has been made aware that a company https://www.foryouthsome.com Is illegally selling a product being promoted as the Makinex Powered Hand Truck, for $89.

https://www.foryouthsome.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=Powered

Please be aware that this has nothing to do with the official Makinex product sold via Makinex Construction Products.

We advise all people looking at the Powered Hand Truck via For Youth Some website, social media sites or any site not associated with Makinex Construction Products to take caution and not provide them with your credit card details.

Should you need details for the offical product please request a quote via this website.

 

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Congratulations to our winners

We’ve just had a great few days at the Executive Hire Show in Coventry.

During the show we gave away some Makinex money vouchers, and drew winners twice a day.

makinex moneyWe are happy to announce the winners as

  • Craig Brenchley from Knight & Brenchley Ltd
  • Terry Downing from Ashtead Plant Hire
  • Bill Leaver from Hire Station
  • Paul Turner from Turner Hire & Sales

Congratulations to our winners and we look forward to seeing how you spend your voucher.

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Most Innovative Product Awards

A few weeks ago Makinex exhibited at The World Of Concrete in Las Vegas.

We have just found out that Makinex won the Most Innovative Products Award for

Concrete Construction Equipment 

Industry Choice: Makinex Construction Products, Hose2Go

 General Construction Tools & Equipment

Industry Choice: Makinex Construction Products, Powered Hand Truck

Presented annually in conjunction with the World of Concrete, the MIP Award program showcases many products exhibited at the show. The MIP award program allows World of Concrete attendees and audiences of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER an opportunity to vote for the products they judge as most innovative.

Winners are also selected by a panel of industry experts, many of whom serve on the World of Concrete Educational Advisory Board, as well as by the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER. Winning products are chosen based on the innovation they bring to the industry.

Makinex on Sky News – Technology Behind Business

 

Recently Rory Kennard was asked to be on Sky News – Technology Behind Business program.

The show champions innovative businesses changing the status quo.

Rory speaks about what drives him and Makinex as a business and the way we are leading innovation within the construction industry.

Many of our products are lead by innovation and especially the Hose 2 Go and Powered Hand Truck really lead the construction equipment industry and solve with real problems that make working easier and more efficient.

 

 

Interview at World of Concrete – Makinex Hose 2 Go

Last week the Makinex team exhibited at The World Of Concrete event in Las Vegas.

We were exhibiting a number of products including

Hose 2 Go, Powered Hand Truck,Generator Range, Dual Pressure Washer, Jackhammer Trolley and Mixing Station.

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Rory Kennard – Makinex CEO had the pleasure of being interviewed by For Construction Pros – where he talks about the Hose 2 Go and how it is an idea product for the concrete industry supplying a constant flow of water that allows you to suppress dust when cutting, core drilling and grinding concrete.

The Hose 2 Go is a constant pressure water supply unit.

It is so simple:

  • No pump which mean greater reliability
  • No complicated electronics to breakdown
  • No battery to go flat and expensive replacements
  • No need to manually pump to get the water pressure you need.

If you would like a demo or to request a quote – just get in touch

Makinex grows and so does their team of experts.

Makinex Construction Products continues to grow, launching new products, into new industries and territories with new experienced team members.

They are happy to introduce a new National Sales Manager – Stuart Reynolds.

Stuart has a plethora of industry knowledge and contacts with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has sold and been associated with brands such as Master Finish, Chapin, Marshalltown, Bartell and Easymix.

 

He brings with him strong experience in change management which will support Makinex in its current growth period and will be looking at growing their dealership network and relationships.

 

Stuart says that he hopes to build business growth and the Makinex brand profile across a greater breadth of the market, utilising his skills, experience and knowledge to better service and support the Australian Market, with products that provide consistent performance benefits.

 

As Stuart moves into this role, we also congratulate Paul Weaver on moving to Group General Manager. Paul will be looking at more strategic elements of the business, leading them to bigger and better things, allowing Rory Kennard to take a more design led route within the company, ensuring Makinex continue to design and manufacture innovative products that make inefficiencies extinct.

 

Rory Kennard – CEO says about the growth of the Makinex Team.

“We are proud to be able to welcome experts within the industry into our team. We pride ourselves on producing and selling excellent products, and we want to ensure the service and experience we give to our customers is second to none. Having a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable workforce means we can continue to grow and design truly unique and innovative products globally.

Meet Baxter – The strongest 8 year old in the world

We have been sent this great video from our US office, showing the amazing Baxter an 8 year showing how easy using the Powered Hand Truck is.

He picks up a 175lb generator easily and safely, whilst rocking his Makinex shirt.

Go Baxter !!!

 

Makinex win Good Design Award

Safe Work Australia recognises Makinex Construction Products with award for good design

Last Friday evening makinex were the proud winners of the inaugural Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design.

Makinex Construction Products submitted their powered hand truck into the annual Good Design Awards, which promote the very best in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level.

“Makinex Construction Products was found to excel in their approach to safe work design and was judged as best design across all categories for safety in construction, use and maintenance, safety innovation, sustainability and health and safety impact,” said Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Michelle Baxter.

“A focus on health and safety in design helps eliminate hazards and risks before they enter the workplace. Good work design can radically transform the workplace in ways that benefits the business, workers, clients and others in the supply chain.”

The Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design was selected from finalists across all categories in the 2016 Good Design Awards. Makinex Construction Products were presented with their award as part of the 2016 Good Design Awards ceremony on 27 May 2016.

For more information about the winning entry, see the Good Design Awards website.

 

We should have brought one a long time ago

Makinex stands for Making Inefficiencies Extinct, it is our core aim with all our products. Working with businesses who want something better, more efficient, time saving or will protect their workforce’s health and safety.

 

The Cormidi and Canycom Range of Dumpers are a great example of how purchasing the right machine for your company or a specific job can save you time and money.

 

Makinex recently worked with Urban Escape  http://www.urbanescape.com.au a Sydney based landscape and pool construction company, who has been in business for 20years. They purchased a Canycom ride on Swivel Bucket Tracked Dumper.

 

Previously they had been using similar machines, many of their jobs had difficult access and needed excessive labour to install materials or remove excavation materials.

 

They had always put off purchasing a dumper due to budget, but Nick McCarthy from Urban Escapes said “We should have purchased a dumper long ago, when we worked out how much we’ve spent over the years on hiring – we could have purchased several for the same amount”

 

Purchasing any machine is a large investment for many businesses and Urban Escape did some research before jumping in, Nick had used competitors machines in the past but after a recommendation from a friend who had bought a Cormidi from Makinex and once Nick saw the extra features the Canycom had such as swivel whilst tipping he could see the benefits to his business. He needed a safe machine with large capacity and a tipping mode. The Caycom filled all these criteria and more.

 

During research Nick found out that on other dumpers the operators needed to get off the machine and move pins which was unsafe when dumping into the rear of a truck or stockpile. The Swivel and dump action of the Canycom is more efficient and a lot safer.

 

They can now backfill large areas quickly and move excavation materials from stockpiles in tight access jobs whilst offering their customers a more competitive quote and ability  to bring a project in on time and budget.

 

Nick McCarthy from Urban Escapes says “We found the Canycom to be ideally suited to our needs as a residential landscaper and swimming pool builder. We excavate many of our pools with tight access. The Canycom compliments the rest of our small access fleet and gives us the ability to carry out the pool construction including the excavation. Working with Makinex was easy”

 

 

International Winners – PHT 140

POWERED HAND TRUCK (PHT-140) REACHES UK AND WINS AWARD

AT THE UK EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW 2016
Morris Site Machinery and Makinex who partnered earlier this year in the UK won the Innovation Trail Award over the weekend for the Makinex Powered Hand Truck at the UK Executive Hire Show 2016.

Stealing the spotlight at the show was the exclusive ‘Makinex’ range of products. Known for ‘Making Inefficiencies Extinct’ the range was primarily built for the Australian hire market, but has now been introduced to the UK market with great success.

Chris Morris Chief Executive of Morris Site Machinery said: “When we first saw the Makinex range in Australia we knew it could work well for our hire market, particularly with the growing legislation on Health and Safety and the drive for more efficient products.

“Winning this award at the Executive Hire Show is testament to all the creativity, hard work and development by Rory Kennard and the Makinex team – and to our own team here who have really got behind these new products.

“This accolade firmly plants the Makinex name in the UK hire market and I am delighted to report that we have been inundated with enquiries about the Hand Powered Truck since the Show.”

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a first-to-UK market, universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg . Set to revolutionise health and safety and handling, it provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads onsite or loading into vans.

Utilising a 12V 25 Amp linear actuator, the hand truck eliminates awkward and dangerous one or two person lifts. It’s lightweight, easy to operate and manoeuvre, with the lifting arm controlled by lifting or lowering the handles using a simple thumb switch.
In addition, it provides long life cycles and can recharge in just three hours with a standard drill battery, and – when fitted with a specially-designed hook attachment – has a maximum lift height of 1.9m (1.55m with its fork attachment).

Manufactured from aluminium, the hand truck is durable, and can be folded down flat for easy transport and storage.

The PHT 140 has had a massive success in Australia winning Product of the Year 2014 at our own Hire and Rental Show and building momentum since then, with Kennards Hire admitting they had seen a 34% decrease in back and shoulder injuries since starting to use the Makinex PHT-140

Rory Kennard commented about the win in the UK “It is great that the PHT-140 has been recognised again as the best new product at a major trade show. It was designed for the Hire Industry and so to win again at a rental show is a great boost for Makinex, we are very happy to have won this award with our UK partner Morris Machinery”

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