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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #966
19 March 2020
To say these are difficult times would be a severe understatement. This week, we report on the impact of the coronavirus on manufacturers in Italy and France as Europe cops the brunt of the pandemic. The good news is that it's still business as usual - or close to that - for...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #965
12 March 2020
This message should have come to you from LogiMAT, where Forkliftaction would be attending for the first time. The cancellation of a materials handling trade show is unprecedented, and many exhibitors are out of pocket financially and uncertain what compensation they're due. A few lucky ones have insurance cover - and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #964
5 March 2020
What a difference a week makes! Seven days ago, we were finalising appointments and getting ready for LogiMAT and MODEX. Today, we report that LogiMAT has been cancelled, but MODEX is still scheduled for next week. Forkliftaction will have a presence at MODEX in Atlanta and you're welcome to come...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #963
27 February 2020
Forkliftaction is preparing for two major events next month - annoyingly scheduled at the same time: MODEX in Atlanta, USA and LogiMAT in Stuttgart, Germany. Visitors at the US show can catch up with Jolie Booth, our digital advertising representative for North America, who will be at Booth #4494. Meanwhile, in...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #962
20 February 2020
We have introduced some significant changes to our Discussion Forums in response to user requests in recent weeks. The Forums have been modified to make them more responsive and reader-friendly, and most importantly, to allow members to find what they're looking for more easily. Among the changes are improvements to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #961
13 February 2020
This week's news comes to you from Hannover, where editor Allan Leibowitz is on jury duty for the 2020 edition of the IFOY (international forklift and materials handling solutions of the year) awards - and the preview of what used to be CeMAT but is now part of the Hannover Messe...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #960
6 February 2020
While most of the media are focusing on the numbers of deaths and people quarantined in the face of the coronavirus crisis, for Chinese forklift manufacturers, the crunch will come next week. Many factories, which had been closed for New Year, have been kept shut by Chinese authorities keen to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #959
30 January 2020
While our core focus is forklifts, clearly the machinery is pretty useless without people to operate it. (Perhaps with the exception of AGVs, but even robots need people to program them.) There are a few articles this week which highlight the human aspect of materials handling. We have a report...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #958
23 January 2020
For our Chinese readers around the world, Happy Year of the Rat. While the rat may not get a good rap in Western culture, it is one of the most popular signs in the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese mythology, the rat is seen as clever and quick-thinking, but, at the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #957
16 January 2020
There's no doubt that the materials handling world is changing, and automation is one of the major developments. As we report this week, there are already more than half a million AGVs in action around the world - almost half of them deployed by e-commerce giant Amazon. And while AGVs are...
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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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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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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