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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1056
16 December 2021
Our thoughts go out to the victims of tornadoes that have ripped through the United States and to their families. At last count, around 90 people have lost their lives across five states as tornadoes hit multiple United States communities in the South and Midwest. There have been huge property...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1055
9 December 2021
Toyota Material Handling's woes continue, with more models now suspended because of concerns about compliance with EPA standards. Of course, there's never a good time to halt production and stop shipping, but the impact is surely being softened by the rise of alternatives to diesel and LPG forklifts. Toyota itself...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1054
2 December 2021
Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1053
25 November 2021
Analysis from the UK Material Handling Association reinforces the macro trends we mentioned a couple of weeks ago: rising confidence, record order books and an inability to meet demand because of shortages and supply chain disruptions in the UK. The association is buoyed by its Autumn Economic Forecast, and anticipates...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1052
18 November 2021
Automation has received a significant boost with the announcement that DHL Supply Chain has deployed AGVs for the first time in the United States. Following in the tracks of global retailer Amazon, DHL is adding autonomous forklifts to increase warehouse efficiency, workplace safety and employee satisfaction. While a single AGV...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1051
11 November 2021
Almost two years after the greatest global upheaval of our times, it looks like the economy is back on track. Most markets are experiencing strong demand, industrial growth is being recorded in almost all markets, unemployment is falling, and world trade is almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Health experts are...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1050
4 November 2021
The positive financial results continue rolling in. This week, another couple of manufacturers report increased orders and rising incomes. The improvements come amid rising concerns about supply chain challenges - mostly in the form of shortages of materials or delays in key components. For equipment buyers, the combination of bulging order...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1049
28 October 2021
There are two striking indicators of the healthy state of play for materials handling. The first is the strong sales and order numbers being reported by manufacturers, with more examples of positive growth this week. That's especially satisfying seeing the factories are struggling with supply chain challenges and with material...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1048
21 October 2021
While our name implies a strong focus on machines, we know that the materials handling sector is all about people. We regularly report on appointments and promotions in our newsletter, but you may have noticed that we also go beyond the nuts and bolts to try and find out more...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1047
14 October 2021
There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs. We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes. Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance...
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Baton Rouge, LA, United States H&E Equipment Services has signed a definitive agreement to acquire One Source Equipment Rentals, a provider of non-residential construction and industrial equipment with operations in the Midwest and Southern...
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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It&rsquo;s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
Christine Stiles
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.

Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.

Fact of the week

According to a 2014 news article in the UK's Independent, Monty Python's 1979 song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' overtook Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' as the preferred choice of music played at funerals. Some people choose to make their final farewell an upbeat affair while traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs continue to top the list of the “funeral music chart”.
JLG offers safety option
Maxam adds performance tyre
Noblelift expands lithium offerings
Electro Kinetic adds lithium option
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...

Forklift Diaries

It&rsquo;s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
Christine Stiles
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.
JLG offers safety option
Maxam adds performance tyre
Noblelift expands lithium offerings
Electro Kinetic adds lithium option
Wilmington, MA, United States Locus Robotics has surpassed the one billion units picked milestone. This new achievement was attained just 59 days after Locus registered 900 million units picked. “Reaching our one billion...

Forklift Diaries

It&rsquo;s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
Christine Stiles
With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.

Inside Forkliftaction

Just when you thought ICE had gone cold, German manufacturer Linde announces a new line of diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts designed for heavier loads.
Sure, there are many battery-powered machines that can cope with heavy loads, but Linde clearly recognises the trust that many owners still place in ICE.
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