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Thursday, 21 January 2021 ( #1009 )
Coles
Coles
Hong Kong John Kaare Aune, managing director of Wallem Shipmangement Limited, will act as interim CEO of Wallem Group following the resignation of Frank Coles. During his two-and-a-half years at Wallem, Coles initiated many changes aimed at enhancing customer service, obtaining operational efficiencies and improving safety. Chairman Nigel Hill says: "We would like to thank Frank for his drive and commitment ... The events of the past 12 months have brought the daily lives and work of seafarers into sharp focus and we wish him well in his new endeavours on their behalf. The Wallem team will continue the focus on enhancing our products by the use of technology and providing our partners and clients first class service."
Bennett
Bennett
Richardson, TX, United States HBS Systems has appointed Greg Bennett as its new director of sales. Bennett, the son and grandson of Indiana farmers, is a veteran equipment expert with more than 25 years of experience leading teams in the equipment dealership and rental software industry. In this new role, he will drive the company's sales strategy, technology partnerships, and growth opportunities. Bennett began his career with the JLG Caterpillar Alliance and most recently served as VP of sales at Point of Rental, leading the expansive growth to more than 70 countries.
Newcombe
Newcombe
Brisbane, Qld, Australia Mobicon Systems has appointed Malcolm Newcombe as national business development manager. Newcombe brings to the role a wealth of experience in the transport/logistics industry having spent 10 years with Krueger Transport Equipment. With over 15 years' sales experience, Newcombe is a huge asset to the Mobicon team and will be responsible for continued business growth within Australia.
Fredericksburg, VA, United States Hubtex has acquired a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH). For over 30 years, DSH has provided successful materials handling...
McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG recently welcomed Rob Messina back to the company in his new role as senior vice president of product development and product management. Forkliftaction News...

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Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
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Inside Forkliftaction

Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
...Continue Reading
Berkshire, United Kingdom The UK materials handling industry can look forward to a better 2021 but must remain resolute in the face of the ongoing pandemic and the...
Salt Lake City, UT, United States A 22-year-old construction worker has been killed in an industrial accident in downtown Salt Lake City. According to local police, a man had been operating...

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Kinston, NC, United States Crown Equipment is adding more than 130 jobs to its Kinston, North Carolina operations. According to local reports, the new jobs will include assemblers, engineers...
Fredericksburg, VA, United States Hubtex has acquired a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH). For over 30 years, DSH has provided successful materials handling...

Inside Forkliftaction

Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
...Continue Reading

Next Editorial Features

1. ENERGY SOLUTIONS – March 2021
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