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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1046
7 October 2021
The wave of new model launches continues, as we report this week. And, as we have seen in past reports, the tendency towards electric vehicles is accelerating. Much of this is driven by environmental concerns and the need to limit emissions, but the reassuring part is how the materials handling...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1045
30 September 2021
If there's one trend we can't ignore, it's the move to electrification. Each week, we report on more new electric models in market segments that had previously been the sole domain of ICE equipment. Concerns about the environment and noise restrictions may be the main motivator, but there are a...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1044
23 September 2021
Sometimes, one is especially proud to be part of the materials handling industry. When you hear of forklift companies supporting recovery efforts, such as after the recent floods in central Europe and China, you really feel the need to pat them on the back. So, it's reassuring to see images...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1043
16 September 2021
This week's newsletter includes a couple of fleet expansion reports. We find these valuable because they indicate the areas of economic growth - both geographically and in industrial sectors. But, more importantly, it's valuable to all potential buyers to see who is choosing what - and why. Clearly, some case studies reveal...
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Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
16 September 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 #1042
9 September 2021
Australian forklift insiders are preparing for Forklift Safety Week, which will be marked in the third week of September this year. Of course, in the shadow of COVID-19, the events will be staged online. While Australia is a small market and far away from the materials handling hubs of the...
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom Discussions at the recent IMHX event in Birmingham reflect the common concerns experienced by materials handling professionals in all markets. Mike Barton, managing director at exhibitor B&B Attachments, notes...
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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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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...
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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October 4 – 6, 2022 - Antwerp, Belgium
October 5-6, 2022 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
April 11, 2023 - TBA, Germany

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.
At
...Continue Reading
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...
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...

Upcoming Events

October 4 – 6, 2022 - Antwerp, Belgium
October 5-6, 2022 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
April 11, 2023 - TBA, Germany

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.
At
...Continue Reading

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