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.
Showing items 11 - 20 of 116 results.
Feature Article 11 minute read
Accessories: efficient warehouse solutions
21 November 2019
In part one of the warehouse efficiency feature, Forkliftaction looked at how materials handling equipment can improve your warehouse bottom line. In part two, Melissa Barnett examines the range of modern accessories that can give materials handling equipment an enhanced ability to boost efficiency and productivity.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Towards more efficient warehouses
14 November 2019
Why is warehouse efficiency so important? Can materials handling equipment help achieve efficiency in your warehouse operation? Melissa Barnett looks at what is on offer in this two-part feature on achieving optimal warehouse efficiency.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
Chinese lift their game
19 September 2019
China's forklift manufacturers are embracing advanced production techniques and using R&D to improve their offerings, as Allan Leibowitz reports.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Rough and tumble: rough-terrain forklifts and telehandlers
6 June 2019
In industry sectors where robust and versatile equipment is required, two materials handling options - telehandlers and rough-terrain forklifts - stand out. Construction, heavy industry and mining continue to take advantage of rough- and all-terrain forklifts, while construction and agriculture have discovered the versatility of telehandlers. Melissa Barnett takes a look at what is happening in the rough-terrain and telehandler market.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Attachments – moving challenges
7 March 2019
Forklift attachment designers have one thing in common: they love a logistics problem. They believe there is nothing too wide, large, round, flat, heavy or high that can't be moved by an attachment - you just have to design it. Melissa Barnett looks at current attachment design and manufacture, and the unique challenges of moving a vast variety of sizes, shapes and weights.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Changing up – Automated Guided Vehicles
22 November 2018
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have traditionally been small players in the materials handling industry, but not any more. Melissa Barnett looks at the changing face of the AGV market and some of the factors that are enabling the once-niche sector to expand beyond the factory floor.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Europe set to meet challenges
27 September 2018
The European materials handling market has performed extremely well, but will it survive geo-political uncertainties and mounting trade tensions? Allan Leibowitz reports on the resilience of a number of manufacturers.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Intelligent management - Fleet and Asset systems
7 June 2018
Five years ago, telematics was the buzzword in fleet and asset management. In 2018, it is believed that less than 20% of the 1 million forklifts in the USA use any sort of fleet or asset management tools. Melissa Barnett looks at the reality behind the stats, investigates whether it is a worldwide phenomenon and finds out where fleet and asset management is headed.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Energy solutions: only a matter of time
22 February 2018
Melissa Barnett examines the rise of new energy sources, how they address many of the recurring problems of the old technology and whether they are really here to stay.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Safety through design
30 November 2017
Each year Forkliftaction News receives alarming reports on industrial accidents involving forklifts. Many of these accidents result in injury, disability and, far too often, death. Melissa Barnett asks manufacturers if good forklift design can improve safety and whether the most common forklift accidents can be prevented at the drawing board stage.
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