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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #998
29 October 2020
If you've found our website a little slow lately, here's some welcome news. We have been spending some time trying to improve our reader experience and have done some serious tinkering behind the scenes to speed up the loading of web pages. We realise that more people are spending more...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #997
22 October 2020
This week, we report that equipment rental is tipped to fall by 10% in Europe this year, based on market analysis just released. The slump comes after a 4% rise last year, and is attributed largely to the impact of COVID-19. While falling rental rates are hurting the businesses directly...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #996
15 October 2020
There have never been more power options for materials handling equipment, and each technology claims to be superior to its rivals. This week, for example, we report on a company which opted for lead-acid batteries to replace its IC fleet. At the same time, there's significant growth in lithium batteries...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #995
8 October 2020
A few weeks back, we pondered the plight of the conference organisers whose businesses have been decimated by COVID-19. There is another sector that has been badly affected - the industry associations. Already, some of the major industry organisations have collapsed because of their financial dependence on events. No trade shows...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #994
1 October 2020
This week's newsletter includes the second part of our special feature on safety. In particular, we focus on a number of different solutions addressing some of the risks associated with materials handling. But we're reminded that safety is much more than the sum of the parts. While access control or...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #993
24 September 2020
We recently noted the large volume of new products hitting the market, and it looks like the trend is continuing. This week, we again highlight a few new offerings in various materials handling categories, showing the resilience and resourcefulness of the industry. Despite slowing orders and sales in many markets...
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A small team, a Brissy pub and marking 20 years
24 September 2020
Inside Forkliftaction's recent 20th Anniversary celebrations.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #992
17 September 2020
In the good times, the exhibition organisers were doing extremely well, especially the big German companies. Their portfolios included a string of successful events around the world that they own - either directly or in partnership with local operators. They also own in-demand fairgrounds which hosted other events in the gaps...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #991
10 September 2020
If there's a theme in this week's news, it must be case studies. Our reports cover a number of use cases, from an independent brewer in the North East of England to a Norwegian furniture and interior decoration chain. And there's small engine giant Briggs & Stratton in the US, which...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #990
3 September 2020
One of the big trends in 21st century materials handling has been the rise of automation. Rising labour costs were one of the main drivers of this development, but it is clear that social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 is forcing organisations to think more broadly about how they...
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Columbia, SC, United States KION North America has announced plans to expand operations in Dorchester County. The company’s estimated USD40 million investment will create approximately 450 new jobs. The expansion is part of...
Los Angeles, CA, United States Driving a forklift in downtown Los Angeles to honour his wife’s 50th birthday seemed like a good idea until Timothy Krehbiel drove over a guest’s foot. According to Reuters...

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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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