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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #949
14 November 2019
Warehouses and materials handling are inextricably linked and we continue to see new equipment launched for very specialised activities as logistics evolves. As we read in this week's special feature - the first of a two-part series, it's all about efficiency as warehouse operators seek to pack and store more into...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #948
7 November 2019
You're in good company this week, with our membership tally recently passing 72,000! Our subscriptions are growing fast - as we approach our 20th year. Few in the industry realise that this newsletter began in 1999 with just 50 readers. Since then, as we hear when we attend industry gatherings, Forkliftaction...
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Inside Forkliftaction <1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #947
31 October 2019
Another financial reporting season is upon us, as companies reflect on the third quarter of 2019. So far, there are strong indications that the materials handling sector continues to make progress in the face of toughening conditions. The reports included this week, from Europe and North America, show steady profit...
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Inside Forkliftaction <1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #946
24 October 2019
Readers would have been shocked by the recent headline in the business press proclaiming that "the world economy is stumbling toward disaster". The bleak warning came on the back of last weekend's meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington. But the materials handling sector seems to be...
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Inside Forkliftaction <1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #945
17 October 2019
Most in the materials handling sector are tired of the political to and fro over Brexit, with the deadline for Britain's departure from the European Union officially only days away. Despite the political uncertainty, most of the industry players are ready for whatever lies ahead. As we report this week...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #944
10 October 2019
As we conclude our IMHX wrap-up this week, it seems appropriate to ponder the future of materials handling trade shows. While there were good exhibitor numbers at IMHX (we're still waiting for the attendance figures), some notably big players were absent, including Jungheinrich and Linde. Some attendees thought these absences...
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Inside Forkliftaction <1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #943
3 October 2019
Three members of the Forkliftaction team have just returned from IMHX in Birmingham. The timing of the show was interesting - just weeks ahead of the latest Brexit deadline, and as the global forklift market appears to be running out of steam after a period of strong growth. We spoke to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #942
26 September 2019
This week's decision to repeal a range of tariffs on Chinese imports is good news twice-over for materials handling. Firstly, tariffs on a range of forklifts have been lifted, potentially dropping prices by 25%. But, possibly more importantly, the move marks the first calming effort in a trade war that...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #941
19 September 2019
Next week, Forkliftaction will be at the premier UK materials handling event, IMHX, in Birmingham. Our team at the show will include CEO Ann Hofmans, European digital advertising manager Maria Bendayan and editor Allan Leibowitz. We are excited to be participating for the first time and look forward to meeting...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #940
12 September 2019
When you look around at AGVs and some of the specialist materials handling equipment around today, it's hard to believe that the industry started around 100 years ago and that many of those early innovators are still going strong. One of those companies celebrating a special milestone is Taylor-Dunn, which...
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In 2021, BSLBATT designed 208 different styles of lithium battery module packages for customers and delivered more than 5,000 battery packs.
Hangcha leads the way in the development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Forklifts in line with their mission to build a more environmentally sustainable world.

Forklift Diaries

The power of a solid team &ndash; a letter from Ann
Ann Hofmans
With only hours to go before another year comes to an end, Ann writes a personal account of the year that was for Forkliftaction.

Inside Forkliftaction

As the new year gets under way, there will, of course, be much speculation about what lies ahead. We canvass some of that in our lead story this week.
Past experience, however, has shown that there's not too much point in wondering about the future. Plan as we might, reality
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Fact of the week

The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour during a tropical cyclone off the coast of Barrow Island, Australia, in 1996.
Larnach Castle - Larnachs Castle, New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.

Fact of the week

The fastest gust of wind ever recorded on Earth was 253 miles per hour during a tropical cyclone off the coast of Barrow Island, Australia, in 1996.
Larnach Castle - Larnachs Castle, New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.
EnerSys ® is transforming material handling operations with its high-performance NexSys ® iON batteries. Ideal for heavy-duty applications, the virtually maintenance-free batteries feature an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) to support...
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Forklift Diaries

The power of a solid team &ndash; a letter from Ann
Ann Hofmans
With only hours to go before another year comes to an end, Ann writes a personal account of the year that was for Forkliftaction.

Inside Forkliftaction

As the new year gets under way, there will, of course, be much speculation about what lies ahead. We canvass some of that in our lead story this week.
Past experience, however, has shown that there's not too much point in wondering about the future. Plan as we might, reality
...Continue Reading
Cat® Lift Trucks has announced a successor to its popular 2.5 to 3.5 tonne 80V counterbalance range - packed with features and options for even greater driving pleasure and productivity.
In 2021, BSLBATT designed 208 different styles of lithium battery module packages for customers and delivered more than 5,000 battery packs.

Forklift Diaries

The power of a solid team &ndash; a letter from Ann
Ann Hofmans
With only hours to go before another year comes to an end, Ann writes a personal account of the year that was for Forkliftaction.

Inside Forkliftaction

As the new year gets under way, there will, of course, be much speculation about what lies ahead. We canvass some of that in our lead story this week.
Past experience, however, has shown that there's not too much point in wondering about the future. Plan as we might, reality
...Continue Reading

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