Feature Articles

Forkliftaction News takes an in-depth look at current trends, challenges and opportunities impacting the materials handling market. Packed with insights from industry experts, you'll learn about the latest emerging technologies and new solutions on the market.

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Forklifts and the attraction of digitised stock control
Matthew McDonald
7 minute read
Forklifts and the attraction of digitised stock control
Feature Article - 30 May 2024 (#1181) Stock control has come a long way since the days of hand-written stocktakes, stock cards or even spreadsheets. As Matthew McDonald writes, the latest digitised systems ensure accuracy, efficiency and stoppage-free operations.
Making the most of fleet management data
Matthew McDonald
8 minute read
Making the most of fleet management data
Feature Article - 11 Apr 2024 (#1174) For materials handling operations of all types, the cost-cutting potential of fleet management systems is hard to ignore. However, as Matthew McDonald writes, making the most of these tools should involve careful consideration.
Materials handling in specialised environments
Matthew McDonald
9 minute read
Materials handling in specialised environments
Feature Article - 15 Feb 2024 (#1166) From food manufacturing settings that prioritise hygiene to harsh exterior terrains, materials handling equipment needs to operate in a range of conditions. Matthew McDonald examines the requirements of these specialised environments and the products designed to handle them.
Labour challenges loom in 2024
Allan Leibowitz
10 minute read
Labour challenges loom in 2024
Feature Article - 11 Jan 2024 (#1161) The year ends with solid order books, healthy balance sheets and positive earnings among most of the major materials handling manufacturers around the world, but the sector faces significant challenges...
Materials handling in tight spaces
Matthew McDonald
12 minute read
Materials handling in tight spaces
Feature Article - 30 Nov 2023 (#1156) It appears the adoption of tighter spaces in materials handling is here to stay, with advocates saying the method improves warehouse efficiency and lowers costs. Matthew McDonald identifies products that can help businesses make the most of this trend.
Safety, technology and the human factor
Matthew McDonald
11 minute read
Safety, technology and the human factor
Feature Article - 28 Sep 2023 (#1147) For materials handling operations, improving forklift safety is not just about implementing the latest technologies. As Matthew McDonald writes, it’s also about ensuring your workforce has the skills to operate the equipment properly.
Electrification charges power, performance and productivity
Karen Cotton
8 minute read
Electrification charges power, performance and productivity
Feature Article - 22 Jun 2023 (#1133) With the wide-scale adoption of new battery technologies, how can end-users maximise their benefits in terms of operating efficiency, lower costs and increased safety? Karen Cotton spoke to the experts to find out.
Battery technologies aid performance, efficiency and sustainability
Matthew McDonald
11 minute read
Battery technologies aid performance, efficiency and sustainability
Feature Article - 25 May 2023 (#1129) When it comes to new battery technologies, forklift fleet managers are spoilt for choice. As Matthew McDonald reports, the best of these products are not only good news for the environment but also for the bottom line.
Pathways to effective automation
Matthew McDonald
8 minute read
Pathways to effective automation
Feature Article - 20 Apr 2023 (#1124) While its benefits to materials handling operations are clear – and include improved productivity, safety, sustainability and more – automation is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. As Matthew McDonald explains, it requires careful consideration before implementing.
Automation and the rise of smart attachments
Matthew McDonald
9 minute read
Automation and the rise of smart attachments
Feature Article - 16 Mar 2023 (#1119) Whether it’s a clamp, a dimensioning tool or a positioner, the current crop of smart forklift attachments all have at least one thing in common. They were all designed to help organisations looking to move more out of the door quickly, and with minimal damage.
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