Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1023

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- 29 Apr 2021 ( #1023 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
This week's news contains more new models than any edition outside of a major trade show. And this is surprising, given that we have just seen a significant online event in the form of ProMatDX.
You can read about new lithium models from Hangcha in the United States; Clark's new diesel forklift series for non-EU markets; Manitou's major product revamp with new compact fixed and ultra-compact telehandlers and articulated loaders; and the entry of China's MiMA into the UK market, where manufacturer Wilmat will sell its articulated forklifts.
All this activity, coupled with Jungheinrich's updated financial forecast, should put a bounce in the step of anyone in the materials handling sector.
Things are certainly looking up!

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