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The German materials handling industry group, VDMA, recently shared its production estimates for 2019, indicating that the market has only just started to overtake its pre-GFC levels. It has taken more than 10 years for the materials handling sector to recover from the economic disaster of 2008.
That's why manufacturers are sensitive about political developments which could harm their continued growth - and in Europe, that fear is currently concentrated around Brexit.
As the official date of Britain's exit from the EU approaches, the uncertainty is escalating rather than abating, and there are some nervous people in the industry. We talk to a couple of them in this week's newsletter.
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KION builds new facility in India

INDIA KION Group is expanding its Indian production site in Pune in the state of Maharashtra with the construction of a new industrial truck production facility. ...

Getting ready for Brexit

By Allan Leibowitz It is most unlikely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union next week as initially agreed. As we finalised ...

Linde appoints distributor for South Africa

GERMANY Linde Material Handling has announced the appointment of Eazi Access as exclusive distributor for the Linde brand in South Africa. Eazi Access prides ...

Leasing confidence rises in March

UNITED STATES Confidence in the equipment finance market increased in March for the second consecutive month to 60.4, up from the February index of 56.7, according to ...

Crown moves to Li-ion

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the V-Force Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System (ESS) for forklift users considering alternative energy sources to achieve lower operational costs and ...

First Stage V mobile harbour crane delivered

GERMANY Liebherr is claiming a first, with the delivery of an LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane with Stage V exhaust purification to Passau, Bavaria. ...

International Logistics Centre joins Palletways

UNITED KINGDOM UK packing and haulage operator International Logistics Centre has joined Palletways, Europe’s express palletised freight network. The family-run business, which was founded in 1988, ...
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Volvo finalises CeDe acquisition

SWEDEN Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has received all necessary approvals for the acquisition of Swedish machine adaptation specialist CeDe Group and the deal is now ...

Interkran boosts fleet

SWITZERLAND Swiss crane service provider Interkran has added a Demag AC 300-6 to its fleet. The new crane joins a recently added Demag AC 100-4L. ...

IFOY finalists: Counterbalance truck

In the countdown to the announcement of the international forklift of the year (IFOY), Forkliftaction News will highlight some of the features of the finalists, ...
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Smurfit Kappa Parenco increased logistics efficiency with Rocla

Smurfit Kappa Parenco needed to fully automate its warehouse in order to increase logistical efficiency. They opted for Rocla's AGV solution consisting of 16 Automated Guided Vehicles, automated battery exchange system and WMS.

New Camso Video Creates Awareness on Non-Marking Tires Issues

Camso educates general public on static electricity hazards linked to non-marking forklift tires with new humorous video. The video features the Solideal PON 775 NMAS, a superhero tire which resolves issues occurring in the Material Handling world.

Step-by-step automation of vehicles handling long loads

One of the most complex tasks in the intralogistics sector is handling long loads. That's why for manufacturers of forklift trucks and special-purpose vehicles, vehicle automation is a top priority.

Bolzoni Auramo to exhibit new products at ProMat 2019

Bolzoni Auramo, manufacturer of forklift truck attachments, lift tables and forks, is proud to announce its participation to the ProMat 2019 in Chicago IL, 8-11 April, 2019, on booth S408.
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CBAK battery enters AGV and Forklift markets

Top player of China lithium battery --CBAK Battery starts to bring lithium battery in AGV and Forklift markets.

MIRETTI AMERICAS: Enhancing Aerospace Industry Hazardous Solutions

Miretti Americas continues the evolution of EX technology advancements for the Aerospace industry to provide efficiency, modern solutions and advanced designs to address today's challenges in hazardous locations.

Marangoni Industrial Tyres: Understanding the value of quality

Marangoni Industrial Tyres (MIT) continue to grow capacity in their current factory in Sri Lanka as the 2nd factory facility is on schedule to be opened later this year.

FMX standing tall in the Materials Handling Field

Although Real Telematics has a bouquet of other Telematics offerings not related to Fleet Management, we find that our FMX Forklift Management System is increasingly in demand.
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An innovative solution to handling round stock from Fork-Co USA

Presenting another new design from FORK-CO USA the new-concept Parallel Pipe Clamp, Model WPH-PPC, (Patent Pending).

Thermal Management: a hot topic

Battery manufacturers are increasingly tasked with evolving thermal management processes as requirements shift in the face of wider battery application in growing markets - an area covered in full at The Battery Show Conference.

Registration open for Multimodal 2019

Registration is free for the UK's largest logistics event that brings together businesses, thought leaders, and associations from all sectors in the industry

Big Names Sign Up for New Show in Antwerp

Major names in the breakbulk, maritime and project cargo industry are confirmed to attend AntwerpXL, the new event for the logistics of breakbulk, RoRo, and heavy lift which is being hosted at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium on 7-9 May.
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YOU SAID IT: SAFETY TOPS YOUR LIST WHEN BUYING AN ATTACHMENT - JUST

According to last week's Special Feature, 'ATTACHMENTS - MOVING CHALLENGES', safety is the most important factor for attachment buyers when making a purchase.

Last week we conducted a reader survey to see what tops your list when buying an attachment. The results were very close: 29% of you chose 'safety', 25% versatility, 26% affordability (leaving 20% 'other')
Thanks for participating!

Find insights from a number of leading manufacturers in our special feature on attachments. READ IT HERE.
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