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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1065
24 February 2022
There has been a surprising flurry of new products in the past few weeks. Surprising because we are accustomed to launches being timed to coincide with major trade shows, two of which are approaching. Modex will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in March and LogiMAT will take place in Stuttgart...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1064
17 February 2022
Where Just In Time was the mantra until a couple of years back, we are increasingly hearing about Just In Case inventory management. This means hoarding materials to avoid the supply chain blockages which have been so challenging since the start of the pandemic. For materials handling, this probably means...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1063
10 February 2022
We're hearing more about used equipment, with major manufacturers - especially in Europe - expanding their refurbishment operations. Of course, this makes sense at a time of supply constraints, when many suppliers are struggling to meet demand for new equipment. Refurbishment is also environmentally sound, with the lifespan of existing equipment extended...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1062
3 February 2022
We wish all our Chinese readers a Happy New Year: 恭喜发财 2022 is a Year of the Tiger, the first since 2010. This lunar cycle is associated with tiger attributes like strength, courage and bravery - all qualities we'll need to overcome the impact of the last couple of challenging years...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1061
27 January 2022
Hardly a week goes by without reports of new lithium-ion battery-powered equipment - and this newsletter is no different. It's clear that this technology is becoming mainstream in materials handling, just as it is in passenger vehicles. According to the BBC, General Motors plans to stop selling ICE vehicles by 2035...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1060
20 January 2022
The World Bank is tipping a slowdown, with growth expected to decrease from 5.5% in 2021 to 4.1% this year. Reasons for the slowing growth rate include ongoing virus threats, reduction in government aid and slipping demand. However, the materials handling market appears to be bucking the trend, with the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1059
13 January 2022
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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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1058
30 December 2021
At times, it felt like we wouldn't make it through 2021. Not only did we face wave after wave of pandemic infections, there were natural disasters, supply chain challenges and a ship stuck in the Suez Canal for a couple of weeks. But through it all, materials handling kept on...
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The power of a solid team – a letter from Ann
30 December 2021
With only hours to go before another year comes to an end, Ann writes a personal account of the year that was for Forkliftaction.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1057
23 December 2021
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the yard To hear the hum of a reachstacker was hard; The safety vests hung in the lockers with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The drivers were nestled all snug in their beds, While lifting routines...
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Hamburg, Germany Still has announced a number of strategic initiatives “to keep pace with the rapidly changing markets and customer needs”. Similar to the approach of Hyster and Yale, Still is...
Castellon, Spain Two LHM 420 and one LHM 550 cranes are being shipped to Noatum Terminals in the West Mediterranean. The three LHM models are joining an LHM 420 that was...

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Semax Material Handling AB
Unique forklifts from 6-25t that increase safety and efficiency.

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CEO - Region Americas
DB Schenker, United States
president and CEO
Seegrid Corporation, United States
Chairman
National Road Transport Association, Australia
CEO
Beumer Group, Germany
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Summerville, SC, United States Linde has extended its industrial truck family with the addition of the Series 1204 IC engine-powered truck, available in diesel and LPG and capable of moving heavier loads from...

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Hawker Powersource, Inc.
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Lorette, France Following the example of Linde’s World of Material Handling, Haulotte hosted more than 120 customers from around the world at its recent Welcome Home event at its H3 headquarters...
Castellon, Spain Two LHM 420 and one LHM 550 cranes are being shipped to Noatum Terminals in the West Mediterranean. The three LHM models are joining an LHM 420 that was...

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Global leader in the design and manufacture of masts, carriages, integral sideshifters & fork positioners.

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