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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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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #956
9 January 2020
A lot of attention - both local and global - is being focused at the moment on Australia's destructive wild fires. The scale of the tragedy and loss is not yet fully understood as fires continue to burn around the continent, destroying forests the size of European countries. There are no immediate...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #955
2 January 2020
2019 was a big year for Forkliftaction Media, with a new website and newsletter design, trips to various trade shows around the world and ongoing coverage of some of the most dramatic materials handling developments in recent times. Our newsletters have covered mergers and acquisitions, dealer expansions, new models and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #954
19 December 2019
It's that time of year when we pause and reflect and thank those who have contributed to our success. The Forkliftaction team has had a very busy year and we'd like to acknowledge all our supporters - the readers who so often show appreciation for our industry coverage, the industry associations...
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Sydney, NSW, Australia Australian electric vehicle producer and supplier Nexport has entered into an exclusive 20-year manufacturing and licensing agreement (MCLA) with leading French engineering firm Gaussin. The agreement will see the...
Tessenderlo, Belgium An intermediary holding company, Hyundai Genuine, has been established, following the purchase in August of Doosan Infracore by Hyundai Heavy Industries Group. Doosan Infracore has since been renamed Hyundai-Doosan...

Inside Forkliftaction

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too
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Next Editorial Features

1. REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - Feb/Mar 2022
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Next Editorial Features

1. REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - Feb/Mar 2022
2. MH MANUFACTURING IN EUROPE - Apr/May 2022
Sydney, NSW, Australia Australian electric vehicle producer and supplier Nexport has entered into an exclusive 20-year manufacturing and licensing agreement (MCLA) with leading French engineering firm Gaussin. The agreement will see the...
London, United Kingdom The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns over the proposed merger of Cargotec and Konecranes. Cargotec and Konecranes both offer a range of container handling equipment...

Inside Forkliftaction

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too
...Continue Reading
Dawsonville, GA If federal workplace safety requirements had been followed, a North Georgia site grading and pipeline contractor could have prevented the death of a 24-year-old worker who was killed in...
Gentilly, France French autonomous mobile robot (AMR) maker iFollow is promising to “transform order picking and heavy load transport in warehouses and logistics operations” in the UK, with a contract with...

Inside Forkliftaction

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too
...Continue Reading