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This week's announcement of a joint venture between KION and BMZ is further evidence that lithium-ion is here to stay.
It is clear that demand for the new battery technology is surpassing supply; hence the collaboration between one of Europe's largest forklift manufacturers and "the European leader in the fast-growing lithium-ion battery market".
The KION deal follows a similar move by Jungheinrich, which teamed up with battery maker Triathlon Holding to speed up supply of lithium-ion batteries and supplement its own in-house production line.
And there's further movement on the other side of the world, with Toyota this week confirming the approval of a new line-up of lithium-ion batteries for use in its three- and four-wheel electric sit-down models. The move forms part of the company's aggressive development plan for alternative energy solutions.

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Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION and BMZ to launch Li-ion JV

GERMANY KION Group will join forces with BMZ Holding GmbH to form a joint venture under the name of KION Battery Systems GmbH. This joint venture ...

Toyota approves Li-ion batteries

UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling, USA has announced the approval of a new line-up of lithium-ion batteries for use in its three- and four-wheel electric sit-down models. ...

UK warehouses are full - warning

UNITED KINGDOM The CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned companies planning to stockpile goods in UK warehouses in an attempt to mitigate the ...

China approves TTS sale

FINLAND MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the Chinese competition regulator, SAMR, for the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses ...

Movers & Shakers

Riwal, SensorThink

MCFA appoints NEIT

UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) has appointed New England Industrial Truck Inc. (NEIT) to represent its three brands, Cat and Mitsubishi forklifts and Jungheinrich ...

Lifting Gear Hire rebrands for global expansion

UNITED STATES Lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire has rebranded as LGH as part of a global repositioning. The new name overcomes local variations ...

Konecranes wins Dutch reachstacker order

NETHERLANDS CCT Alpherium, an inland waterway container terminal located in Alphen aan den Rijn, a mid-size town in the western Netherlands, has received its second Konecranes ...

Avanz Asia expands fleet

SINGAPORE Avanz Asia has ordered more than 20 machines for the rental market, including articulating booms, telescopic booms and scissor lifts. Some equipment is already at ...

F-TEC turns three

UNITED KINGDOM F-TECc, the forklift training engineering centre, is celebrating its third year in business. The Swindon-based centre, which is a joint-venture between the British Industrial ...
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Bolzoni Auramo Heavy-Duty Lift Tables for the printing industry

One of the world leaders in the production of printing machines for flexible packaging applications has selected Bolzoni Auramo as lift tables supplier to equip its machines.

Hansler Added to Doosan Industrial Vehicle America's Line-Up

Dealer covering the Greater Toronto Area and all of Ontario added to Doosan Industrial Vehicle America's network.

Introducing the new TASK BOA® 3000X Legless Stacker

Introducing the new TASK BOA® 3000X Legless Stacker | The shortest 3000lb counterbalanced unit ever made with tilting carriage will be available July 15th 2019.

Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people safe from moving vehicles

BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor and Alarm system keeps workers a safe distance away from moving vehicles by sensing when people are within the adjustable safety exclusion zone and providing a clear warning for driver and pedestrian.

The Vin Rowe Success Story

Family owned and operated - Celebrating 58 years of excellence in service.

Advanced Motive Power Solutions

With more than 85 years of motive power experience and innovation, HAWKER® offers the industry's broadest range of products and experts to turn our solutions into real cost savings for your operation.

GNB's experience in electrification of the construction industry

Construction and all-terrain are set for a big shift in the coming years, with more firms and manufacturers embracing electrical vehicles. One company at the heart of this trend is Exide Technologies.

Who's who at IMHX 2019 - exhibitor directory

IMHX 2019 takes place between 24 - 27 September at the NEC, Birmingham. Here's a preview of some of the companies exhibiting at the UK's largest event for logistics and supply chain solutions:

Drivers of Supply Chain Innovation

Digital transformation, for one, to deliver more value into the warehouse and supply chain arena
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Safety First (Blog)

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Michael Hassell: How to avoid forklift accidents

While dangers loom in the workplace, Michael Hassell believes most injuries can be avoided with proper training and operating procedures in place.
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