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Our congratulations go out to two sets of winners this week - both gaining glory in Birmingham in recent days.
Firstly, well done to the eight forklift operators heading through to the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year finals early next year.
The heats held in Birmingham as part of the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) selected eight out of 40 operators from around the world.
Best wishes also to the winners of the prestigious Design4Safety Awards, also announced at IMHX 2016, and especially to Toyota Material Handling UK which landed awards in two categories.
While materials handling is a competitive industry, with players of all sizes chasing sales and marketshare, it's good to see contests of skill and of ideas. These serve as a reminder of what this industry is really about - people!
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New products at IMHX

UNITED KINGDOM Even though it has been less than four months since the materials handling showcase of CeMAT, there were plenty of new products and services on show at the International Materials ... [more]

End of the line for Omega Lift

CANADA The assets of Omega Lift have been sold to Hilco Industrial Acquisitions Canada for an undisclosed sum. Toronto insolvency firm KSV Advisory has released its final report on the ... [more]

Hiab revamps mid-range loaders

GERMANY Hiab has renewed its mid-range loader cranes with 24 new or updated models. The new mid-range cranes are designed for the growing market in the 20 T segment and available ... [more]

Komatsu adds Southwest Materials Handling

UNITED STATES Southwest Materials Handling Co. (SWMHCo) has been named Komatsu Forklift’s North Central Texas dealer. Founded in 1966, SWMHCo is a second-generation family-owned and -operated distributor of new and ... [more]

Port of Sunderland upgrades fleet

UNITED KINGDOM One of the UK's largest municipally owned ports is strengthening its partnership with Cooper Specialised Handling as it enhances its materials handling capability. Port of Sunderland has taken delivery ... [more]

2016 Design4Safety Awards winners unveiled

The winners of the prestigious Design4Safety Awards have been announced by BITA at IMHX 2016, recognising innovation across the materials handling industry.   Six categories acknowledged achievement in automation, industrial ... [more]

Operator finalists selected

UNITED KINGDOM Philip Contento of Convatec has secured a spot in the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year finals after winning the last heat. The heats were held in Birmingham ... [more]

Genie updates boom lifts

UNITED STATES Terex AWP has launched a new generation of boom lifts, the Xtra Capacity XC Series. All Genie XC booms combine the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted range ... [more]

Japanese giants eye emerging countries

JAPAN Major Japanese forklift makers are developing operations in emerging economies, aiming to stay competitive by capitalising on these growing markets, according to the Nikkei news service. The report notes ... [more]

JCB apprentices engineer success

UNITED KINGDOM Eight JCB apprentices are celebrating their graduation with foundation degrees – without running up massive student debts. The group chose to ‘earn while they learn’ by becoming higher apprentices ... [more]


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EDiA EM Mitsubishi: Best in class

The Mitsubishi EDiA EM is not only best in its class of electric counterbalance trucks, designers claim that it is the best across all counterbalance trucks. That’s because the EDiA ... [more]

SOLAS Method #2 and iForks prove attractive to 3PL providers

SOLAS Method #2, computing VGM container weights, has proven especially attractive to 3PLs that consolidate LCL shipments. Inbound shipments are weighed and registered on the lift truck that offloads them. The ERP calculates container weight when compiling the loading list.

SSI SCHAEFER – Cost effective, compact, CUBY!

The last space shuttle was launched almost five years ago. In warehouse technology, however, the trend towards shuttle systems remains unwavering. "Most bids today require miniloads and also one-level shuttle systems," explains Robert Fankhauser, Product Manager at SSI Schaefer. [more]

Cascade iForks eliminate costly steps in your supply chain.

Combining transport and weighing into one easy and efficient step results in shorter cycle times, saving both time and money. Cascade iForks are a unique and innovative mobile weighing solution that lets you weigh your product as you move it. [more]

A Different Breed of Manufacturer

At Stärke, our entire business model is built upon the quality of our equipment and the support we provide to our integrated network of small to medium-sized dealerships. [more]

MaxTruck 2T introduced to the market of United Kingdom

MaxTruck has signed Exclusive Dealer Agreements with Plant Supply Ltd (Wales and South West of England), AMVAR Handling Solutions Ltd (West Midlands) and Eastern Forklift Trucks Ltd (East Anglia).

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