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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1099
20 October 2022
We recently reported on increased acquisition activity in the UK equipment hire market. That activity continues, with this week's confirmation that Sunbelt UK, which already boasts more than 200 depots and 1,800 pieces of equipment, has acquired Media Access Solutions. What we see in this deal is a large mainstream...
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A lucky escape: on tempting fate and nurturing longevity
20 October 2022
John-Paul Drake, director of Drakes Supermarkets, shares the story of his lucky escape with a forklift at age 16, and reflects on employee loyalty and longevity.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1098
13 October 2022
What's in a name? This week's article about French equipment maker Gaussin is a reminder about how many businesses in our industry still carry the names of their founders and current management. In attachments, we have Kaup, Vetter and Meijer. Lord Bamford contributes the 'B' to JCB and there are...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1097
6 October 2022
We report this week that Dutch equipment hire specialist Riwal is planning to withdraw from the UK market. The company cites the long-term outlook for the UK rental market and Riwal's limited marketshare. The announcement comes as the world watches the UK economy, which has been badly shaken in the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1096
29 September 2022
Just when you thought ICE had gone cold, German manufacturer Linde announces a new line of diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts designed for heavier loads. Sure, there are many battery-powered machines that can cope with heavy loads, but Linde clearly recognises the trust that many owners still place in ICE. At...
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It’s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
29 September 2022
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1095
22 September 2022
We are regularly reminded about the goodwill of our industry, and events in Eastern Europe again reinforce this recognition. As we report this week, a group of equipment hire businesses has banded together to support relief aid for Ukraine. The Plant and Hire Aid Alliance has already shipped significant supplies...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1094
15 September 2022
Fleet management technology, like so much else in materials handling, has been impacted by the disruptions associated with COVID, supply chain challenges and geopolitical tensions. As we read in this week's Special Report, as commerce and industry reacted to the upheaval, the ramifications extended to the systems and tools used...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1093
8 September 2022
Those in industry or commerce tend to take forklifts for granted, but for charities, these devices can be a game-changer. We often report on humanitarian uses for materials handling equipment, but lately, we have seen a few charities - mostly in the United States - calling for donations so they can buy...
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An all-inclusive forklift training business? Can do!
8 September 2022
In January this year, WORK SAFE Training was awarded the Consumers Choice Award in Business Excellence in Health and Safety in the Toronto Region. CEO and founder Sunita Pidair talks about building an inclusive forklift training company from the ground up.
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Tipton, United Kingdom Ingram Micro Logistics has upgraded the materials handling systems at its extensive Daventry warehouse facility with the introduction of electric-powered articulated Flexi StorMAX two-deep pallet picking and put-away technology...
Duisburg,, Germany Clark has equipped the popular GTS series with new HMC diesel and LPG engines. The environmentally friendly industrial engines comply with EU emission level 5 and ensure equally powerful...

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Inside Forkliftaction

The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends.
The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift.
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CNH Industrial, United Kingdom
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CHN Industrial, United Kingdom
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Inside Forkliftaction

The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends.
The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift.
Also on the electric
...Continue Reading
London, United Kingdom CNH Industrial has ceased all construction equipment sales activities in China. In the course of 2021, sales of Construction Equipment in China totalled approximately USD88 million, and CNH Industrial...
Montevideo, Uruguay A South Korean-Argentinian joint venture will open offices in Montevideo in the second quarter of 2023 to direct its operations in Latin America. The Avancargo-Coconut Silo Joint Venture consists...

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