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Britain has moved a step closer to its divorce from Europe with Prime Minister Theresa May winning the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union Brexit deal.
Next, she will have to get the measures through Parliament.
More than two years after the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the EU, the country is still grappling with the mechanics of a separation - and the materials handling sector still has no certainty about its implications. British exporters and European manufacturers will all be affected - they just don't know how.
So, many in the industry will be watching the next round of discussions very closely as they plan their own strategies.

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Yanmar meets Stage V standard

JAPAN Leading engine manufacturer Yanmar has released a list of its diesel engines that are certified for compliance with the European Stage V off-road emissions standards ...

Toyota still number one

UNITED STATES Toyota Industries Corp has held onto the top spot in Modern Materials Handling's 2018 ranking of the largest forklift manufacturers. The Japanese giant saw its ...

Honeywell completes acquisition of Transnorm

UNITED STATES Honeywell has completed its acquisition of warehouse automation solutions provider Transnorm. Honeywell acquired the Harsum, Germany-based Transnorm from IK Investment Partners for approximately EUR425 ...

MacGregor/TTS deal approved

GERMANY Germany’s corporate competition authority has cleared MacGregor’s acquisition of the TTS marine and offshore businesses. TTS Group ASA announced in February that it had ...

BITA issues lithium-ion guidance

UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of forklifts and associated components and services, has published a Guidance ...

CFTS pays tribute to Shaun Prendergast

UNITED KINGDOM CFTS, the body behind the UK forklift industry’s Thorough Examinations standard, has paid tribute to its valued technical manager, Shaun Prendergast. Prendergast passed ...

Cervus distributes Baumann sideloaders

CANADA Italian sideloader manufacturer Baumann has appointed Cervus Equipment as its official distributor across the Canadian states of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “We value ...

KION divisions collaborate on project

GERMANY STILL, in collaboration with its KION group sister company Dematic, automated the new European distribution centre of the CASA International furnishing chain in Olen, Belgium. ...

First Li-ion marina forklift launched

UNITED STATES XL Lifts has partnered with Wiggins Lift Company to distribute the Wiggins Marina eBull forklift west of the Mississippi River (excluding Texas) and in the ...

Scaffolding company fined over forklift crush

UNITED KINGDOM Whiterose Scaffolding has been fined GBP54,270 (USD70,000) for health and safety breaches which led to life-changing injuries for an employee. A male worker for ...
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It seems Automated Guided Vehicles are an industry hot topic with a number of AGV stories running in recent editions of Forkliftaction News. Here’s a roundup of coverage.

AGVs will also be the focus of a soon to be published Special Feature Report that will look at trends, opportunities and challenges within the market segment.

It is likely that AGVs will also be present in next year’s Feature Report on ‘warehouse efficiency’, which is one of four topics set for the 2019 Editorial Calendar.

If you have an enquiry about the 2019 Editorial Calendar or becoming a feature contributor, please contact us.

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Danny Maron: The need for refresher training

While initial training may be mandatory, follow-up training is seldom required under law – and that, according to Danny Marron, is a problem for all.
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