Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #775

Inside Forkliftaction
- 23 Jun 2016 ( #775 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Last week, we reported on our discussions with forklift sector leaders about the impact of Industry 4.0, and heard from most that it represents an opportunity for collaboration and expansion rather than a threat to traditional suppliers.
This week, we see evidence of that collaborative potential, with KION's purchase of automation provider Dematic.
This, of course, isn't KION's first acquisition in related business fields.
Its purchases last year of Egemin Automation and Retrotech show its growing interest in logistics automation.
Watch this space for future collaborations as it becomes increasingly clear that businesses whose primary activity is "moving big stuff" will face increasing competition and those who look more broadly at their role in the supply chain and logistics spectrum will find expanded opportunities and greater synergies.
Columbia, SC, United States KION North America has announced plans to expand operations in Dorchester County. The company’s estimated USD40 million investment will create approximately 450 new jobs. The expansion is part of...
Hessen, Germany Hubtex has expanded its range with the RoxX compact forklift series. The RoxX series combines a high load capacity with a compact design. The industrial truck is up to...

Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.
Tipton, United Kingdom Ingram Micro Logistics has upgraded the materials handling systems at its extensive Daventry warehouse facility with the introduction of electric-powered articulated Flexi StorMAX two-deep pallet picking and put-away technology...
Los Angeles, CA, United States Driving a forklift in downtown Los Angeles to honour his wife’s 50th birthday seemed like a good idea until Timothy Krehbiel drove over a guest’s foot. According to Reuters...

Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.
BSLBATT battery, a fast-paced, high-growth, hi-tech lithium-ion technology solutions company, is looking for Global Partners for expansion.
Semax, part of the Inev Group, is pleased to announce the recent signing of new agreements with three dealers in Europe, with a focus on strengthening the organisation and optimising its innovative forklift portfolio.

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