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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1089
11 August 2022
A new report indicates that the mobile elevating work platform rental market is powering ahead - despite the resurgence of COVID, geo-political upheavals and increased input costs. Or maybe it's because of those factors! Our recent industry discussions show that demand for almost all materials handling equipment remains high, prices are...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1088
4 August 2022
We see a new concept in forklift sales this week - dynamic pricing. Two manufacturers this week flag the move to dynamic pricing in their latest financial reports. The pricing model is well established in industries like accommodation, where hotels charge different rates depending on the day of the week, the...
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Forklift Diaries 3 minute read
Every day is a new challenge when rebuilding forklifts
4 August 2022
Tim Rizor has been working with H&K Equipment and Taylor Northeast for over six years. He loves the challenge and the variety of rebuilding forklifts for the company and tells us a bit about it here.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1087
28 July 2022
David Malpass, president of the World Bank, recently had some gloomy predictions about the global economy, identifying significant downside risks. "These include intensifying geopolitical tensions, the fragility in many countries, the potential for an extended period of stagflation, the widespread financial stress that's caused by the higher borrowing costs, and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1086
21 July 2022
This week's newsletter comes to you from Melbourne, where Forkliftaction News is attending CeMAT Australia. The show, which wraps up today, is the first post-COVID event for our industry in the country and, ironically, is hosted in the city which claims the record for the longest pandemic lock-down. We will...
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Forklift Diaries 3 minute read
After 20 years, Forkpro’s Todd Brennan says ‘sticking to your strengths’ is the key to success
21 July 2022
After proving himself as an Australian Champion Motorcycle Racer, in 1985 Todd Brennan turned to materials handling and never looked back. As Forkpro Australia celebrates its 20-year milestone, the CEO takes a moment to reflect on the last two decades.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1085
14 July 2022
Readers will have noticed that we take a strong interest in mergers and acquisitions - four of which are reported this week. This kind of activity is interesting because it shows which businesses are doing well and expanding. Interestingly, almost all our reports include comments from the purchaser which value the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1084
7 July 2022
One of the common arguments against electric equipment is that it is no greener than ICE-powered machines when you take into account the emissions associated with battery production and ongoing electricity supply. Well, at least one study disputes that, with the International Council on Clean Transportation claiming that emissions over...
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Forklift Diaries 4 minute read
From work lights to turntables – it’s not all business for Mark Oldfield
7 July 2022
During the week, Mark Oldfield is a Business Development Manager for TYRI Lights UK. But on weekends, he hosts The Saturday Morning Music Zone, a popular radio show at Harrogate Hospital Radio. He tells us how it all came about and how his volunteering impacts his life, his day job and his local community.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1083
30 June 2022
We wrap up our LogiMAT coverage this week with a report on the overwhelming issue on the minds of everyone at the event in Stuttgart - the impact of supply chain disruptions and component shortages. We heard of manufacturers with thousands of incomplete forklifts in their factories, most just waiting for...
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Fulda, Germany While other manufacturers are struggling with blowouts of delivery schedules, Hubtex is promising ‘shorter delivery times’ as one of the benefits of the makeover of the MaxX multidirectional sideloader...
Oshkosh, WI, United States Oshkosh Corporation recorded a sales drop of 6.5% in the second quarter, attributed to a decline in Defense segment sales and lower sales volume in the Fire & Emergency segment...

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MiMA 3.5 Ton Electric Multi-Directional Forklift
For long material handling, such as metal profiles, wood, curtain wall, steel pipes and more. With straight travelling, side travelling and in situ rotating functions, and a capacity of 3500kg.

Fact of the week

Big Ben's clock in London stopped at 10:07pm on 27 May 2005, most likely due to the extremely hot temperature that day of 31.8 degrees Celsius.
Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.

Fact of the week

Big Ben's clock in London stopped at 10:07pm on 27 May 2005, most likely due to the extremely hot temperature that day of 31.8 degrees Celsius.
Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.
Fulda, Germany While other manufacturers are struggling with blowouts of delivery schedules, Hubtex is promising ‘shorter delivery times’ as one of the benefits of the makeover of the MaxX multidirectional sideloader...
Leipzig, Germany Jungheinrich has delivered its 100,000th truck with a lithium-ion battery. The ETV 216i reach truck was delivered as part of an order of 16 identical trucks to the Amazon...

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Get comfortable with TVH’s cabin parts
Happy employees are just as important as reliable machinery. Get two-in-one with our cabin parts. These carefully selected parts increase comfort and guarantee proper machine operation.
Aschaffenburg, Germany Linde Material Handling has unveiled a new heavy-duty mast which is being to fitted to its R14 HD to R25 reach trucks for payloads of 1.4 to 2.5 T...
Countdown to IMHX
Tech Summit returns
Safety Show speakers named

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Bolzoni Palletless material handling options
Palletless material handling options from Bolzoni, engineered and designed for today’s most demanding applications, allow storage of loads in vehicles with slip-sheets, saving on space and transportation costs.

Inside Forkliftaction

A new report indicates that the mobile elevating work platform rental market is powering ahead - despite the resurgence of COVID, geo-political upheavals and increased input costs. Or maybe it's because of those factors!
Our recent industry discussions show that demand for almost all materials handling equipment remains high, prices are
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