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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #944

Thursday, 10 October 2019 ( #944 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
As we conclude our IMHX wrap-up this week, it seems appropriate to ponder the future of materials handling trade shows. While there were good exhibitor numbers at IMHX (we're still waiting for the attendance figures), some notably big players were absent, including Jungheinrich and Linde. Some attendees thought these absences impacted negatively while many exhibitors relished the additional attention they enjoyed without their competitors in the halls. Some questioned the value of these shows, not just in the absence of big players who are starting to run their own events, but as online communities replace the need for show attendance. Meanwhile, we're still perplexed about next year's clash of the giants: organisers of Modex in the US and Logimat in Germany have scheduled their shows at exactly the same time. Maybe it's co-incidence, but nonetheless, it will leave many delegates with an either-or choice. Even though the shows are in different markets, some people might well have attended both in ideal circumstances.
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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

In the Virtual Expo

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Fact of the week

There are over 3000 varieties of potatoes in Peru: from wild potatoes and sweet potatoes (camote) to white potatoes (papa blanca) and purple potatoes (papa purpura). Peruvians have potatoes with every meal.
'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden
This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
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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

Fact of the week

There are over 3000 varieties of potatoes in Peru: from wild potatoes and sweet potatoes (camote) to white potatoes (papa blanca) and purple potatoes (papa purpura). Peruvians have potatoes with every meal.
'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden
This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.