Feature Articles

Here is a list of our in-depth feature articles, written by the News team based on interviews with industry experts about latest business trends, new technologies and challenges.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Manufacturers respond to container handling challenges
10 November 2022
Electrification, a heightened awareness of the need for safety, and steps forward in terms of speed and efficiency are among the cargo handling sector’s most notable recent developments.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Fleet management systems - part of materials handling’s safe, efficient future
15 September 2022
Although the disruptions of the pandemic did affect the fleet management software market, sales of the products remain solid, they have broadened their appeal to include smaller businesses, and they have improved in terms of both functionality and performance. Matthew McDonald reports.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Meeting the forklift safety challenge
9 June 2022
Matthew McDonald examines the latest products designed to help reduce the incidence of forklift-related deaths and injuries.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Big challenges and big opportunities for manufacturers in Europe
12 May 2022
Eve White explores the challenges facing European manufacturers of materials handling equipment during this unusual time in history – and how different companies are dealing with the issues they face.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
The future of power for forklifts
31 March 2022
Sandra Hogan examines the way the energy revolution is affecting the global materials handling market.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Reducing environmental impacts in the materials handling industry
3 March 2022
Eve White examines current trends in motive power and the ways that manufacturers are both adapting existing technology and developing new technology that meets the new environmental standards.
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Feature Article 17 minute read
A year of ups and downs
13 January 2022
2021 has been a mixed bag for materials handling, with demand for equipment soaring, but supply chains under extreme strain. Allan Leibowitz summarises the year’s highs and lows.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Forklift Innovations: a better way to do it
4 November 2021
If nothing else, the last couple of years have shown how important it is to ensure your business is lean and agile enough to change direction with little warning. Melissa Barnett takes a look at some recent innovations in the materials handling industry.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Pedestrian forklifts – here, there and everywhere
2 September 2021
What piece of equipment do you find in every warehouse, retail stockroom and distribution centre, from grocery stores to IKEA, across the world? If you said a pedestrian forklift, you would be right. Melissa Barnett looks at the industry's most common forklift, its expanding areas of capability and recent improvements.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Automation and Robotics – designed for all sizes
13 May 2021
Over the past decades, the big manufacturing, warehouse and logistics operations have been pro-active in taking up automation and robotics, but small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) have been slower. Why is this the case and have things changed recently? What would encourage SMEs to take up the technology? Melissa Barnett looks at some of the challenges and the solutions surrounding automation.
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