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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #979

Thursday, 18 June 2020 ( #979 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
In recent weeks, we have seen a number of new Stage V-compliant models launched onto the market. Stage V, of course, is the next European standard for emissions restrictions on non-road engines, and will be a requirement for all machines entering the EU market by 1 January 2021. It's reassuring that amid all the other challenges currently facing forklift manufacturers, the commitment to meeting environmental standards continues unabated. Of course, it's helped by the fact that many of the engines fitted in materials handling equipment are built by specialist engine manufacturers and variations of the same Stage V engines are finding their way into equipment sporting different branding. As the EU deadline approaches, there's no doubt that European equipment buyers are paying some attention to the power units of the equipment they are planning to purchase - and that the same considerations will inevitably apply in other markets.
As more vehicles are introduced into working spaces such as warehouses or ports, safety of pedestrians and other users become more of a concern. Protecting lives and reducing risk of injury is paramount to any material handing situation.
Do YOU need "The Backbone"? If you use stand up forklifts and reach trucks around racking, where there's the possibility of underride, the answer is "Yes".

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director of people operations
Wildeck, United States
UK/Europe sales manager
Seen Safety, New Zealand
vice chairman
NatRoad, Australia
retired
Allied Toyota Lift, United States
Recommended for all distribution, warehousing logistic, automotive, metal and other industrial operations, BOLZONI fork positioners are designed to provide a practical solution to a variety of handling operations and pallet sizes.
XILIN's OPTS15 VNA man-up lateral reach trucks, independently developed by XILIN, were delivered overseas; breaking into the traditional material handling truck market.

Forklift Diaries

Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
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.

Movers & Shakers

director of people operations
Wildeck, United States
UK/Europe sales manager
Seen Safety, New Zealand
vice chairman
NatRoad, Australia
retired
Allied Toyota Lift, United States
Recommended for all distribution, warehousing logistic, automotive, metal and other industrial operations, BOLZONI fork positioners are designed to provide a practical solution to a variety of handling operations and pallet sizes.
Recently Feyter Forklift Services completed the commissioning of a globally unique Movella Translifter at Steel Solutions in Maastricht, The Netherlands, to transport steel coils between its terminals...

Forklift Diaries

Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
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.