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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1030
17 June 2021
If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation. The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing. We also...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1029
10 June 2021
No matter how well things are going in the materials handling sector, it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. That's why it's reassuring to see this week's World Bank global growth forecast - now raised to 5.6%. If that happens, it'll be the strongest recovery from a recession...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1028
3 June 2021
Next Tuesday is National Forklift Safety Day on both sides of the Atlantic, for the second year in a row. It's no small achievement that the day is marked simultaneously in two significant markets which, until recently, highlighted safety at different times of the year. It would be even better...
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Did you read the one about the forklift and the giant panda?
3 June 2021
Our editor once said of Forkliftaction: 'if it moves materials, we cover it'. Well sometimes, these 'materials' are live animals.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1027
27 May 2021
Even if they're a shrinking part of the business, the halt to production of IC forklifts by Toyota Material Handling in America is a significant blow to the market's largest manufacturer. We report this week on the woes in Columbus, Indiana, as TMH tries to ensure compliance with its emissions...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1026
20 May 2021
A topic we're hearing more about these days is remote operation of materials handling equipment. The notion of an operator "driving" a forklift from a computer on the other side of the world is no longer science fiction. This was reinforced this week by the partnership between mainstream materials handling...
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Forklift Diaries 2 minute read
“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
20 May 2021
"I'm just an operator of old forklifts, but let me tell you some stories from these old lovely machines." Santiago Pezzelatto from Argentina tells us about his life with forklifts.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1025
13 May 2021
While it may be close to business as usual for most materials handling manufacturers and dealers, things are still far from normal in the trade show space, with more events postponed this week - and others being held virtually. It looks like it will be a while before the major shows...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1024
6 May 2021
They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And that's what we are seeing as more manufacturers release their first quarter earnings results. It's very good news so far, with bulging order books and strong sales. Indeed, KION's chairman notes that the global market for industrial...
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Officer without a uniform – a forklift dealer in India’s COVID crisis
6 May 2021
A forklift dealer in India reflects on his experiences as he provides support to the frontline as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies.
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The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands
These deserted ghost islands each have a fascinating story behind their decline.

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.
The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands
These deserted ghost islands each have a fascinating story behind their decline.
The perfect forum for job seekers and employers to capture the attention of materials handling professionals with FREE vacancy and resume listings. TAKE THE NEXT...
How building a 'no fuss' campaign, based on a few key advertising principals, can offer great ROI without the usual demands on your time and resources.
With almost 40 years' experience designing, developing, and manufacturing high-capacity electric forklifts, CARER offers 46 chassis configurations ranging from 9,500lbs to 60,000lbs. In the niche...
How building a 'no fuss' campaign, based on a few key advertising principals, can offer great ROI without the usual demands on your time and resources.

Inside Forkliftaction

If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation.
The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing.
We also
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