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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1041
2 September 2021
Our feature this week looks at one of the biggest segments in the materials handling market - pedestrian trucks. While this equipment is seen just about everywhere, it is not regulated in many markets, and operators do not require licences to use the machines. This makes safety even more important - and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1040
26 August 2021
It seems supply chain challenges are big news at the moment. At the consumer level, media around the world are reporting on the fast food crisis in the UK, as truck driver shortages have led to dwindling supplies of milkshake ingredients at McDonald's and chicken shortages at KFC and Nandos...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1039
19 August 2021
This week's news includes a few fleet upgrade/expansion stories which we believe are more than interesting. These case studies reveal a lot about equipment trends. We see, for example, more evidence of the move to electric vehicles. The case studies also show the value of customisation. But most importantly, they...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1038
12 August 2021
Going, going, gone! Consolidation in the industry continues with this week's announcement of the acquisition of Euro Auctions by the world's largest equipment auction house, Ritchie Bros. This is certainly a big deal - not just because of the billion-dollar price tag, but also because it involves two of the largest...
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Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
12 August 2021
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1037
5 August 2021
We continue to see market growth as the big players share their financial results. But there are two caveats. Firstly, the last quarter and the last six months are being compared to activity at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, when some markets were very badly affected...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1036
29 July 2021
Last week, we expressed our sympathy for the people of Germany and neighbouring Belgium and Austria affected by the recent flooding. Now, we convey similar wishes to China, which has also faced devastating floods, especially in the industrial hub of Zhengzhou. The epicentre of the disaster is one of China's...
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Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
29 July 2021
At 17, Scott Stanton took an apprenticeship with Café Connections in the UK. Now 28, he's a valued member of the team and prime forklift operator on-site. We ask about the journey.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1035
22 July 2021
Germany has a special place in the hearts of most people in materials handling. We are very familiar with their products globally and many of us have spent time at trade shows in the country which, in many ways, is the centre of forklift technology. It has been distressing to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1034
15 July 2021
Congratulations to two manufacturers on big milestones this week. Ireland's Combilift recently delivered its 60,000th unit to a customer in Australia. At the same time, German crane maker Liebherr has shipped its 1,300th maritime crane from Rostock, Germany to Ghana. While the machines are run-of-production units, the numbers are impressive...
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Anaheim, CA, United States Waev Inc. has purchased the GEM and Taylor-Dunn businesses from Polaris Inc. in a management buyout. Terms of the deal are confidential. Founded by five former Polaris leaders, Waev...
Peterlee, United Kingdom A cardboard manufacturer has been sentenced after a visiting lorry driver suffered life changing injuries when he was struck by a forklift. Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard that on 27...

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Hangzhou, China The first Hyundai-branded forklift manufactured as part of an OEM agreement with UN Forklift has rolled off the line at the dedicated plant in Hangzhou. Officials from both companies...
Columbus, OH, United States Hy-Tek Holdings has acquired Advanced Handling Systems, a materials handling automation integrator offering a full suite of services with a focus on robotic solutions. The acquisition will form the...

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By Allan Leibowitz 2021 ended on an optimistic note, with most experts tipping continued growth in the materials handling market. That positivity has taken a bit of a denting...
Hangzhou, China The first Hyundai-branded forklift manufactured as part of an OEM agreement with UN Forklift has rolled off the line at the dedicated plant in Hangzhou. Officials from both companies...

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