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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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“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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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1023
29 April 2021
This week's news contains more new models than any edition outside of a major trade show. And this is surprising, given that we have just seen a significant online event in the form of ProMatDX. You can read about new lithium models from Hangcha in the United States; Clark's new...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1022
22 April 2021
It will be interesting to see the participation numbers for ProMatDX, the virtual event held last week. The online show took place just over a year after MHI controversially decided to go ahead with its Modex event in Atlanta, while organisers of Germany's massive LogiMAT pulled the pin at the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1021
15 April 2021
The equipment rental market is an excellent barometer of economic activity and it comes as no surprise that we see reports of continued fleet expansion and renewal around the world. This week's news is no exception, and we cover a large order by a new UK-based hirer as well as...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1020
8 April 2021
Most markets have been buoyed by the International Monetary Fund's latest forecast of stronger economic recovery this year and next. The recovery follows last year's pandemic-driven contraction of 3.3%. The IMF is tipping 6% growth this year and 4.4% next year. We are already seeing recovery in materials handling, with...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1019
1 April 2021
They say the show must go on, and that was certainly the case for the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Awards. Normally, this note would be written in Germany, where I would be judging the awards in a chilly exhibition hall, but due to COVID-19 restrictions...
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Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.

Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.
“Thanks to advertising with Forkliftaction, GemOne received more enquiries about our smart telematics solutions from businesses in the specific market we serve. We found that a simple TextAd led...
Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Expo is the unmissable event for retailers looking to source the solutions that will ensure their supply chain is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Your Focus

Stuart Taylor
Stuart Taylor

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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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...
Kakinada, India Bothra Shipping Services has ordered three all-electric Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes for its bulk terminals at the Port of Kakinada, on the central eastern coast of...

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