News Edition #968
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2 April 2020
Many Forkliftaction members have great insights into materials handling equipment, processes and safety and you might have noticed that we have stepped up our Your Focus blogs. In these articles, we share practical tips and advice aimed at improving your operations.
This week, for example, we hear from a forklift dealer who has thoroughly researched the job sheets from the workshop to identify the most common problems and repairs.
But Bill Huettl has gone a step further, suggesting some routine maintenance activities that forklift owners can undertake themselves to keep their machines running well and to avoid costly service calls or repairs.
If you have some expert knowledge you would like to share, please reach out using the contact link on our website.
World News
United States
With materials handling classed as an essential service in many jurisdictions in the United States, it is almost business as usual for the forklift sector. Forkliftaction News contacted many...
Beijing, China
China's manufacturing activity in March rebounded from a record low, according to an independent analysis. The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private manufacturers...
Helsinki, Finland
Konecranes has initiated talks about possible layoffs due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. The company has invited Finnish works council representatives to negotiations regarding temporary layoffs...
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Messe, the event which includes the now defunct CeMAT show, has been cancelled "due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic". According to organisers, the Hannover...
United Kingdom
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the UK, industry bodies stress that operators of materials handling equipment will be key to ensuring the continued delivery of vital goods...
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Xenanglapduc, one of Vietnam's leading forklift importers, continues on a growth path which began in 2004. The company has become a specialist in the forklift sector thanks to its...
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Jungheinrich dealer NTP Forklifts Australia has changed its trading name to Jungheinrich Australia. "This name change will let us present ourselves as a fully-fledged subsidiary of the global Jungheinrich...
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
John "Jack" Wayne Morrison, of Grand Rapids, has passed away at the age of 85. Jack was the son of Albert and Mary F. Morrison and spent most of...
Hobart, Tas, Australia
Tasmania's largest non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer, Juicy Isle, has recently added three new Toyota BT RRE160M electric reach trucks to its fleet. The new BT RRE160M reach trucks replaced three...
St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.s.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited High Quality Concrete - based in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - for crushing and other hazards following an employee fatality on...
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Announcements
HELI was proud to present several exciting products to North American markets at MODEX 2020.
Save valuable time and reduce the risk of accidents with a camera system for forklifts. The digital Mid-mast view camera is a robust and compact camera monitor system from Stoneridge-Orlaco.
Why is time efficiency so essential to warehouse business success - and how can it be improved? As a leading developer and manufacturer of equipment designed to make warehouses more efficient, Cat® Lift Trucks offers the following summary.
Here in our new 'virtual expo', we'll be showcasing a wide range of materials handling products and solutions from across the globe. The doors are now open, enter here...
The Ultimate Forklift & Pedestrian Safety Warning Light. LED Lighting Technology Ushers In The Next Generation of Forklift Safety Lighting
Bolzoni is proud to present to the market its new range of Easy-FORKS, camera fitted forks, to improve safety in the storage area.
Microlift Group Co., Ltd in China launches New Hybrid 15 Plus with model: ET15MH-P
eForklift.com.au is your source for BYD Lithium Forklifts.
BRAVA JOY Armrest for wide-ranging applications in harsh environments.
Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers
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Fact of the week
Only about 10% of the world's currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.
Bamboo Sticks Help Vietnamese Shoulder Mighty Loads
In some rural mountain villages of Vietnam, locals can lift remarkably heavy loads. The loads are managed with a skinny bamboo pole and good old-fashioned physics.
Read story on Atlas Obscura
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