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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1047
14 October 2021
There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs. We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes. Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1046
7 October 2021
The wave of new model launches continues, as we report this week. And, as we have seen in past reports, the tendency towards electric vehicles is accelerating. Much of this is driven by environmental concerns and the need to limit emissions, but the reassuring part is how the materials handling...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1045
30 September 2021
If there's one trend we can't ignore, it's the move to electrification. Each week, we report on more new electric models in market segments that had previously been the sole domain of ICE equipment. Concerns about the environment and noise restrictions may be the main motivator, but there are a...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1044
23 September 2021
Sometimes, one is especially proud to be part of the materials handling industry. When you hear of forklift companies supporting recovery efforts, such as after the recent floods in central Europe and China, you really feel the need to pat them on the back. So, it's reassuring to see images...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1043
16 September 2021
This week's newsletter includes a couple of fleet expansion reports. We find these valuable because they indicate the areas of economic growth - both geographically and in industrial sectors. But, more importantly, it's valuable to all potential buyers to see who is choosing what - and why. Clearly, some case studies reveal...
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Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
16 September 2021
At 17, Scott Stanton took an apprenticeship with Café Connections in the UK. Now 28, he's a valued member of the team and prime forklift operator on-site. We ask about the journey.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1042
9 September 2021
Australian forklift insiders are preparing for Forklift Safety Week, which will be marked in the third week of September this year. Of course, in the shadow of COVID-19, the events will be staged online. While Australia is a small market and far away from the materials handling hubs of the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1041
2 September 2021
Our feature this week looks at one of the biggest segments in the materials handling market - pedestrian trucks. While this equipment is seen just about everywhere, it is not regulated in many markets, and operators do not require licences to use the machines. This makes safety even more important - and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1040
26 August 2021
It seems supply chain challenges are big news at the moment. At the consumer level, media around the world are reporting on the fast food crisis in the UK, as truck driver shortages have led to dwindling supplies of milkshake ingredients at McDonald's and chicken shortages at KFC and Nandos...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1039
19 August 2021
This week's news includes a few fleet upgrade/expansion stories which we believe are more than interesting. These case studies reveal a lot about equipment trends. We see, for example, more evidence of the move to electric vehicles. The case studies also show the value of customisation. But most importantly, they...
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Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
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Fact of the week

The longest green bean ever harvested grew to a length of 121.9 cm (48.75 in). It was grown in 1996 by H. Hurley of Fuguay-Varina, North Carolina, USA.
Handcrafted Obscure Folk Instruments
Meet India's Tharun Sekar, the man who recreates ancient musical instruments lost to time

Fact of the week

The longest green bean ever harvested grew to a length of 121.9 cm (48.75 in). It was grown in 1996 by H. Hurley of Fuguay-Varina, North Carolina, USA.
Handcrafted Obscure Folk Instruments
Meet India's Tharun Sekar, the man who recreates ancient musical instruments lost to time
Kalmar RT240, 2012, 24T Rough Terrain Reach Stacker. SMV 6/7 ECC9, 2015, 9T Empty Container Handler. Kalmar DCG100-45ES6, 2018, 10T Empty Container Handler. Konecranes Liftace F16, 2021, 16T Heavy Forklift Truck...
One of Combilift's most recent developments is the Combilift Xpress (Combi-XC), specifically designed for the quick horizontal movement of containers in a typical container terminal.

Upcoming Events

December 7- 9, 2021 - Antwerp, Belgium
July 19-21, 2022 - Melbourne, Australia
October 24 -30, 2022 - Munich, Germany

Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
...Continue Reading
Reducing waste may not always be easy but it's both environmentally and economically rewarding. Cat Lift Trucks discusses how a company can significantly reduce its environmental impacts.
Cascade Forks+ is a line of specialty forks that are changing the way people work. With special features that boost the potential of any forklift, Forks+ are here to bring you advanced material handling.

Upcoming Events

December 7- 9, 2021 - Antwerp, Belgium
July 19-21, 2022 - Melbourne, Australia
October 24 -30, 2022 - Munich, Germany

Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
...Continue Reading