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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1010
28 January 2021
Last year, we flagged the merger of the two UK materials handling bodies, BITA and FLTA. This week, we report on the creation of a new association, the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA), which combines the interests of the two forerunners. For now, BITA and FLTA continue to operate, but...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1009
21 January 2021
If anyone was curious about the topics covered by Forkliftaction News, this week's newsletter would be a good illustration. Our coverage includes mergers and acquisitions, new models, case studies, appointment notices, events updates and association news. This newsletter also reflects the international nature of our coverage, with reports from Europe...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1008
14 January 2021
If you follow the datelines (the location of our news items), Finland punches way above its weight, with at least one mention every week. This week, there are even more. The regularity of Finland's appearance in our news might give the impression that the streets are crowded with forklifts, reachstackers...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1007
7 January 2021
We're off to a busy start of the year for dealer movements, with a couple of significant acquisitions reported from the United States this week. The sales follow increased activity towards the back end of last year. What do we make of the heightened activity? Some dealership sales reflect the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1006
31 December 2020
What a year 2020 has been! Floods, fires and cyclones were all dwarfed by the impact of COVID-19, with the effects felt everywhere - from Algeria to Russia, Canada to Iceland, and all points in-between. Materials handling has fared better than most industries, but there have been significant financial losses, and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1005
17 December 2020
As the year draws to a close, so too does the materials handling contributions of one of the leading UK industry figures, James Clark. Clark is stepping down from the role of secretary-general of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), a position he has filled admirably since 1996. The Forkliftaction...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1004
10 December 2020
There are some milestones reported in this week's news. Firstly, Action Lift is marking 35 years of doing business in the materials handling industry in northeastern Pennsylvania. Across the ditch, B&B Attachments this month celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has certainly come a long way from the attachment company founded...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1003
3 December 2020
In a week when the United States was not quite back to business after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the focus switched to Europe which boasted a few significant product launches. We report on two of those this week. Liebherr's virtual World Premier included the company's first (and the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1002
26 November 2020
Lately, we have commented on two noticeable phenomena - the rise of warehouse automation and the number of new forklift models being pumped into the market. This week's newsletter reflects both of these themes which seem to have characterised our reporting for the year. So, while other sectors appear to be...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1001
19 November 2020
There have been a number of reports about warehouse automation in the last few weeks, suggesting that robotics is fast becoming mainstream. This week, we report on another two implementations of autonomous equipment. As we approach the busy holiday season, there are predictions that retail spending will surpass previous years...
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Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.

Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.

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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.
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