News Edition #986
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6 August 2020
How the world changes. Six months ago, manufacturers were reporting record revenues and orders. Now, they're revealing negative trends as the impacts of COVID-19 - the shut-downs, supply chain disruptions and adverse trading conditions - make their way to the order books and sales channels.
As the half-year reports filter through, there is some encouraging evidence of recovery, with the last quarter proving stronger than the first, especially for those manufacturers with diverse portfolios and those able to capitalise on the boom in warehouse activity. But no CEO is brave enough to predict how the year will end - and we can't blame them.
It may still be a bumpy ride, but it looks like there are steady hands on the wheel, so we can be hopeful.
World News
Frankfurt, Germany
With its broad corporate strategy and comprehensive intralogistics portfolio, the KION Group has been able to stay on course even in the extremely difficult market conditions created by the...
Ancenis, France
Manitou CEO Michel Denis has reported a 35% drop in sales in the first half of 2020, as a result of "the sudden COVID-19 crisis that has been disrupting...
Bergheim, Austria
The COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession have directly impacted the 2020 half-year revenue of Palfinger AG. April and May, especially, were characterised by supply chain disruptions, national lockdowns...
Redditch, United Kingdom
BYD Forklifts (Europe) has signed Translift Bendi as a dealer for its range of lithium iron phosphate battery-powered materials handling equipment in the UK. The agreement will see Translift...
Rabat, Morocco
Haulotte has named Premium Group as a distributor of the full range of its aerial equipment and telehandlers in 12 African countries. This partnership will enable the Group to...
Charlotte, NC, United States
The Material Handling Industry (MHI) and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) have announced MHI's acquisition of WERC which will offer expanded knowledge and educational resources to both...
Vista, CA, United States
Flux Power has announced a new partnership with Clark Material Handling to cover its lithium-ion batteries. "We've listened to our dealers and to our end-users," says Charlie Chwasz, North...
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Geek has been selected by eStore Logistics, Australia's largest 3PL e-commerce fulfilment business, to provide smart logistics solutions for two new state-of-the-art fulfilment centres. The partnership will see over...
Telford, United Kingdom
This year's Talent in Logistics Award for Forklift Operator of the Year will be determined by a series of virtual competition finals in September, specially adapted to keep people...
Williamsport, PA, United States
A 12-year-old boy from Lancaster County was killed when a forklift overturned on him in Clinton Township. The Patriot News identified the victim as Samuel G. Beiler of Ronks...
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Fact of the week
Shakuntala Devi was known as 'the human computer' for her ability to make incredibly swift calculations. In 1977 she extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number in 50 seconds. She beat a computer which needed 62 seconds and a special program written to perform such large calculations.
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