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May 19, 2014, Hannover, CeMAT – Australian-based Rotacaster ( has reached an agreement to license the use of its technology to Magline, its long time supplier and leading modular aluminium hand-truck and materials handling specialist.

The first results of this collaboration will be seen at MODEX where Magline will introduce its first self-stabilising hand-truck and a series of four- and six-wheel dollies on Rotacasters.

Andrea Horner, Marketing Manager for Magline, expressed pleasure about the new relationship, “We are excited to partner with Peter McKinnon and the entire Rotacaster team. Their creative prowess regarding workplace safety and ergonomics in the material handling sector is a welcome addition to the Magliner family of products.”

Peter McKinnon, Managing Director for Rotacaster expressed his excitement about the Magline partnership, “At Rotacaster we are extremely proud about our engagement with Magliner, the pioneer in innovative manual materials handling solutions. Rotacaster Wheel is excited to be working with Magline toward continuing this leadership with the introduction of the self-stabilizing hand truck and other innovative solutions that have the potential to provide huge benefits in productivity, ergonomics, and safety for users, especially in the last 100 yard supply chain. We look forward to a close and productive partnership.”

Rotacaster is an Australian company which designs and manufactures the patented Rotacaster™ multi-directional wheel and ergonomic materials handling equipment.  Traditionally referred to as omni-wheels and used only in conveyor transfer and robotic applications, the Rotacaster’s robustness and ride quality make it the only commercially viable alternative to a swivel caster. The fully molded resin construction provides an impact and corrosion resistant solution, while the simplicity of a fixed wheel mount and space requirement combined with 360 degree directional capability, opens the door for OEMs to design and re-engineer products for improved ergonomics and productivity as demonstrated by the Rotatruckt™

Magline, Inc. ( manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Recently named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects of 2013 according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift Delivery System, allows distributors to deliver more product in less time, combining an easily maneuverable and high capacity hydraulic lifting truck with integrated plastic “half” pallets for improved safety and efficiency. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award and winners will be announced at MODEX.

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