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Read weekly insights from the Forkliftaction News editor and enjoy stories from the forklift community in the Forklift Diaries blog.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1031
24 June 2021
We are seeing more and more electric forklifts on the market, with improved performance and greater lifting capacity. Part of this, no doubt, is because of growing environmental awareness and the need to limit emissions, especially indoors. As we see with this week's launch of some big electric trucks from...
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“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
24 June 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 #1030
17 June 2021
If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation. The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing. We also...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1029
10 June 2021
No matter how well things are going in the materials handling sector, it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. That's why it's reassuring to see this week's World Bank global growth forecast - now raised to 5.6%. If that happens, it'll be the strongest recovery from a recession...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1028
3 June 2021
Next Tuesday is National Forklift Safety Day on both sides of the Atlantic, for the second year in a row. It's no small achievement that the day is marked simultaneously in two significant markets which, until recently, highlighted safety at different times of the year. It would be even better...
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Did you read the one about the forklift and the giant panda?
3 June 2021
Our editor once said of Forkliftaction: 'if it moves materials, we cover it'. Well sometimes, these 'materials' are live animals.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1027
27 May 2021
Even if they're a shrinking part of the business, the halt to production of IC forklifts by Toyota Material Handling in America is a significant blow to the market's largest manufacturer. We report this week on the woes in Columbus, Indiana, as TMH tries to ensure compliance with its emissions...
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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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Forklift Diaries 2 minute read
“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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Melbourne, Vic, Australia Kalmar has received a large repeat order of six Kalmar Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASCs) from Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). The new Kalmar ASCs will...
Lakeland, FL, United States Automotive supplies wholesaler Integrated Supply Network has been expanding its distribution centres, dealing with staffing challenges and responding to an increase in small package shipments...
Lakeland, FL, United States Automotive supplies wholesaler Integrated Supply Network has been expanding its distribution centres, dealing with staffing challenges and responding to an increase in small package shipments...
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Canada Hangcha Forklift Canada has hosted its first annual dealers' conference at its headquarters and distribution centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Over 20 Hangcha forklift authorised dealers participated...
Sydney, NSW, Australia Building on its initial deployment of four Dematic automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Lactalis Australia, part of global dairy producer Lactalis, has invested in an additional...
Melbourne, Vic, Australia Worksafe has confirmed that a 25-year-old stonemason died after an incident involving a forklift at a Somerton factory in Melbourne's north. It is understood the...

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