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Last week, while flagging our stories about continuing consolidation in the industry, we anticipated more mergers and acquisitions. Well, we didn't have to wait long: this week, we report on Finnish logistics solutions provider K.Hartwall buying A&A Logistik-Equipment. Again, automation is a key ingredient in the acquisition as A&A is a supplier of customised autonomous guided vehicles.
Meanwhile, New Zealand's Scott Technology has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Transbotics, a US-based AGV manufacturer headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
There are a couple more acquisitions reported in this week's newsletter - and we're sure that's not the end of it all.

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Tariffs start impacting in USA

UNITED STATES By Allan Leibowitz The United States last week introduced new tariffs on a range of imports from China, including forklifts and forklift parts. Importers ...

Brexit White Paper answers some concerns - UKWA

UNITED KINGDOM UK businesses have had some answers to their concerns over Brexit, but there is still some uncertainty. Last week, the Government published its Brexit ...

K.Hartwall acquires A&A

FINLAND Finnish logistics solutions provider K.Hartwall has acquired A&A Logistik-Equipment GmbH & Co. KG, a German company providing logistics equipment for various industries.    K. ...

Scan gets stake in Macca Logistics

DENMARK Scan Global Logistics has acquired 55% of Macca Logistics of Mali, with offices in the ports of Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The ...

Raymond buys north-west dealer

UNITED STATES Raymond Corporation has acquired the Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC) dealership. Since 1987, RHCC has been an authorised Raymond dealer for Alaska, Idaho, western ...

Product News

Hyster updated trucks - Surrey, United Kingdom
Toyota 360 Support launched - Columbus, IN

Equipment investment continues in US

UNITED STATES After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand by 7%, according to the ...

Crown opens Michigan facility

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new sales and service location near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new expanded facility will replace the ...

Doosan unveils Li-ion forklift

KOREA, SOUTH Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its foundation, Doosan has unveiled a high-tech forklift model running on lithium-ion batteries. The new power source will ...

Co-op wins safety accolade

UNITED STATES Selah, Washington-based farmer co-operative Tree Top, Inc has been named the winner of Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation’s Safety Show Offs contest that took place in ...
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Tom Wilkerson: How e-commerce impacts on materials handling

With e-commerce demand stronger than ever, capable warehouse management sometimes doesn’t cut it any more. Tom Wilkerson believes your materials handling operation has to be smart, agile, flexible and adaptable.

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