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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1026

Thursday, 20 May 2021 ( #1026 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
A topic we're hearing more about these days is remote operation of materials handling equipment. The notion of an operator "driving" a forklift from a computer on the other side of the world is no longer science fiction. This was reinforced this week by the partnership between mainstream materials handling manufacturer Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and Phantom Auto, a leading provider of interoperable remote operation software. Under the agreement, Phantom's technology will be added to UniCarriers and Mitsubishi forklifts to enable their remote operation. And we're seeing more deals of this type, with a number of different models now in operation in various applications in different countries. It's a trend we'll no doubt see expanding as long as labour shortages remain a challenge in various markets.
Shoreham, United Kingdom Safety company Pyroban has appointed a distributor for its parts in Europe to optimise the logistics process following Brexit. AI2C, based near Marseille in France...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Online garden supplies retailer Primrose has upgraded the materials handling fleet at its Sharpness, Gloucestershire high-bay fulfilment centre with a new fleet of Flexi articulated...
Dallas, TX, United States ePicker, a new materials handling equipment provider, has launched its fleet of stackers, pallet jacks, access vehicles and lithium-ion powered forklifts. Founder Jason Bratton says...
Brussels, Belgium The European Rental Association (ERA) has translated its ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator into Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish. With the translations, ERA wishes to...
Summerville, SC, United States KION North America has launched a Quick Ship Program to ensure short lead times for its Linde Material Handling EPA-accredited Class IV and Class V...
Everett, MA, United States A 38-year-old man has died while working on a forklift inside the Lineage Logistics storage facility in Everett. According to witnesses, a relatively new employee...