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 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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Feature Article 10 minute read
Energy sources update
11 March 2021
A lot has happened in the year since the last Forkliftaction News report on new energy sources. Melissa Barnett looks at how recent events have influenced the logistics sector, what that means when choosing an energy solution, and what impact the pandemic has had on the development of current solutions.
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Feature Article 25 minute read
A year like no other
31 December 2020
Allan Leibowitz looks back on the year just ended, and gets expert insight into what lies ahead.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Manufacturing in North America: Up for the challenge
19 November 2020
Melissa Barnett looks at the prospects for the North American materials handling market.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Forklift safety: solutions for every risk
1 October 2020
Allan Leibowitz continues the focus on safety products, highlighting some offerings designed to save lives and ensure more secure workplaces.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Forklift buyers choose safety
24 September 2020
Forklift safety begins with the selection of the right equipment, as Allan Leibowitz reports.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Forkliftaction turns 20
16 July 2020
Melissa Barnett reflects on two decades of materials handling publishing innovation.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Automated Guided Vehicles - An Accelerating Market
7 May 2020
Warehouse automation is undergoing rapid change and expansion. Melissa Barnett looks at the challenges ahead for the market sector, solutions and how the current situation is impacting on business
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Feature Article 13 minute read
The good, the bad and the reliable – current battery technology
5 March 2020
What is the current discussion around battery technology? Melissa Barnett looks at why lead-acid batteries are still popular, the current and emerging battery technology and the issue of battery recycling.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Innovation may hold the key after a tough year
2 January 2020
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. By Allan Leibowitz.
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Fact of the week

The first banner ads featured on digital magazine HotWired with the launch of the site, 27th Oct. 1994. Without metrics to their disposal advertisers including AT&T, MCI, Volvo, Club Med, 1-800-Collect, Sprint, IBM and Zimawere were charged US$10,000 per month each for a banner on a section of the website.
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