News Edition #958 - 23 January 2020

For our Chinese readers around the world, Happy Year of the Rat. While the rat may not get a good rap in Western culture, it is one of the most popular signs in the Chinese zodiac.
In Chinese mythology, the rat is seen as clever and quick-thinking, but, at the same time, reliable and stable.
Those are all traits that will benefit materials handling as the industry faces geopolitical uncertainty and financial instability.
All of us at Forkliftaction wish the Chinese community Gong hei fat choy (great happiness and prosperity).
World News
Frankfurt, Germany
KION's latest financial report shows the German manufacturer achieved its group outlook for 2019 and, in some cases, comfortably exceeded it. Despite a very difficult market environment, the group's...
Vista, CA, United States
Flux Power recently shipped its 5,000th lithium-ion battery pack. The milestone comes shortly after a move to a new 60,000 sqft. (5,600 sqm) facility with improved production lines, incorporating...
Berkshire, United Kingdom
The body behind a UK national standard for the Thorough Examination of forklifts is urging companies to make sure that they see a valid Thorough Examination Report for every...
Berkshire, United Kingdom
FLTA has announced the finalists for this year's Annual Awards for Excellence. Finalists in the Environment category are: Baumann EGX Series Sany SDCE907K Flogas Carbon Offsetting Scheme JCB 30-19E...
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has offered to facilitate the provision of assistance from the freight, supply chain and logistics industries to all those in...
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Scan Global Logistics has acquired Pioneer International Logistics (PIL), an Australian operator with a strong market presence, proven business model and impressive growth since inception in 2010. Scan says...
Telford, United Kingdom
Entries for the Forklift Operator of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year are now open and organisers are urging businesses to enter their skilled employees. "Encouraging members...
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
Third-party multi-temperature warehousing and logistics network Norish has introduced lithium-ion battery-powered Flexi articulated VNA truck technology at its cold store facility at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. The...
Wanette, OK, United States
It's probably not one of the applications prescribed by manufacturers, but a forklift was used to steal a two ton safe. Pottawatomie County police have arrested two men in...
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Announcements
Cold storage facilities powered by Green Cubes Technology's Lithium SAFEFlex battery systems achieve the best performance for your material handling fleet.
How have things changed for logistics businesses and workers between the 1920s and the upcoming 2020s? Cat® Lift Trucks takes a trip back in time.
An all-in-one solution: The X-Way Mover combines numerous air cargo disciplines.
P.B.M. has been providing battery chargers, battery monitoring systems and battery testers since 1973. These devices represent the most reliable way to measure battery efficiency and to recover your battery.
Promoting the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media and Talent in Logistics (TiL) present The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020.
MEGATRANS is pleased to announce that Linde Material Handling has committed to MEGATRANS2020 as a supporting sponsor of the event.
Intermodal unveils new logos for Intermodal Asia and Intermodal Europe.
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Special Feature
Innovation may hold the key after a tough year
Last year was marked by significant geopolitical uncertainty, fragile economic growth and a plethora of technological advances, giving forklift manufacturers, vendors, buyers and end-users significant challenges and opportunities.
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