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 31 - 40 of 116 results.
Feature Article 12 minute read
Forklift Build 101 – from design to build
25 June 2015
Forklifts are not often noted for their beautiful lines or beguiling curves, but you might be surprised at how many forklifts and forklift accessories win industrial design prizes for these very things. Yet good industrial design is more than just appealing lines and curves. Above all, it is about finding beauty in functionality. Melissa Barnett looks at forklifts from the drawing board to rolling off the production line.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
CeMAT gets support despite thin attendance
14 May 2015
Leading materials handling show CeMAT made its Australian debut last week, and Forkliftaction.com News editor Allan Leibowitz was there.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
30 April 2015
After 150 years of lead-acid battery domination, the last few decades have seen a rapid development in alternative energy sources. In the second part of the batteries feature, Melissa Barnett looks at some of the new energy technologies available and whether they really do challenge the current market leaders.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
23 April 2015
The humble battery quite literally runs the materials handling world. In the first of a two-part feature, Melissa Barnett looks at the current state of play.
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Feature Article 14 minute read
Australian market in focus
26 March 2015
The materials handling sector within Australia is a small but crucial part of its wider logistics industry, which, as a whole, contributes around $131.6 billion...
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Rough and rugged - rough-terrain forklifts
26 February 2015
Rough-terrain equipment continues to play an important role in materials handling and Melissa Barnett looks at some of the issues surrounding the rough and ready vehicles.
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Feature Article 13 minute read
Heavy loads – challenging lifts
6 November 2014
There is an increasing trend in the logistics and intermodal sectors to lift ever heavier loads. Melissa Barnett looks at how the materials handling industry deals with the technical, logistical and safety aspects of lifting heavy loads at a time when everyone wants both speed and efficiency.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Attachments offer unique solutions
3 July 2014
Whether they are standard or made-to-measure, forklift attachments are one of the most design-driven forklift accessories. This customisation creates unique challenges, which Melissa Barnett explored with some of the world's leading attachment manufacturers.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Profile: Matthias Fischer, Toyota Material Handling Europe
26 June 2014
Forkliftaction.com News' Melissa Barnett caught up with Matthias Fischer, CEO and president of Toyota Material Handling Europe, at the recent CeMAT gathering in Hannover.
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Feature Article 4 minute read
Millions of deals at CeMAT
29 May 2014
Melissa Barnett reports a very positive vibe at the industry's biggest trade event, CeMAT 2014.
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