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Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
London, United Kingdom Bis Henderson Consulting has appointed senior retail and e-commerce strategist Louisa Hosegood FCMA as digital and strategy director. With 18 years’ experience in retail and e-commerce, fulfilling senior supply chain leadership roles at some of the UK’s largest retailers – Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Tesco – Hosegood will be responsible ...
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Chase Equipment sells to Pape
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Yale dealer Chase Equipment Company will be sold to Pape Group as owner Roger Ketelsleger retires. While the transaction is still to be officially confirmed, it is understood Ketelsleger has told staff of his decision to stand down from the company he purchased in 1986. Chase has branches in City of Industry, Los Angeles, Fontana, Escondido, Valencia and Huntington Beach in California, as well as operations in Hawaii, where it trades as Hawaiian Lift Truck Inc. Chase has signed a Lette ...
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US market tipped to fall further
Thursday, 16 January 2020
The US materials handling industry can expect some pain in the year ahead before conditions improve. Writing in the latest MHEDA Journal, MHI CEO George Prest notes that manufacturers enjoyed solid growth in 2018 that carried over into the start of 2019. However, as the tax cut bounce faded and trade war fears escalated, the market weakened. Prest warns that "the prospects for a highly charged political environment in the run-up to the US presidential election along with potential ...
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Robotics goes mobile
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
The robotics market is set to transform over the next 10 years. That’s according to Automation World which cites research indicating enormous growth across all subsectors. By 2022, the burgeoning mobile robotics space will start to overtake the traditional industrial robotics market. Currently, mobile autonomy is concentrated in materials handling within the supply chain, but mobile robots are set to touch every sector of the global economy for a wide range of use cases. “Everyone t ...
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Toyota introduces new energy solutions platform
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced the launch of a new energy solutions platform designed to help the materials handling industry meet the complex demands of evolving equipment, the environmental landscape, and energy management requirements. Toyota Industrial Energy Solutions encompasses a suite of energy solutions to meet the current and future demands of materials handling, including on-site consultation, environmental support, battery and alternative energy sources, chargers an ...
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Interview highlights TVH plans
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
A rare interview in Belgium's De Tijd sheds light on the growing TVH empire and the decision to split the company into two entities: Mateco and TVH Parts. In the article, TVH Parts CEO Dominiek Valcke likens the split of TVH to "children leaving the house to build their own future. They no longer live with you but they still belong to the family". "'TVH Parts and Mateco have had different business models for some time. If you want to continue to do everything together, you slow each ...
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Sagres orders electric forklifts
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Leading Brazilian logistics operator Sagres will expand its materials handling fleet with six fully electric Kalmar forklifts. Delivery of the machines is scheduled to take place during Q1 of 2020. The contract includes an option for the purchase of another 16 electric forklifts during 2020 and 2021. Sagres provides port logistics services, including maritime agency, storage and cargo handling services as well as equipment rental and other industrial services. The company operates in the thr ...
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IAM Robotics plans new HQ
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
IAM Robotics, inventor of the world's first autonomous mobile manipulation robot, will open a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and showcase innovation centre. The new 30,000 sqft. (2,780 sqm) facility will be located in the emerging high-tech area of Pittsburgh known as Robotics Row, a stretch of land that has become a hotbed for robotics and technology companies along the Allegheny River. The IAM Robotics Showcase Innovation Center will feature a distribution centre environment where visi ...
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Manitou increases warranties
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Manitou North America has increased the warranty period on US-built equipment to two years or 2,000 hours, whichever occurs first, for machines sold and registered within North America. The warranty extension covers Manitou skid loaders, track loaders and articulated loaders; Gehl skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders and telescopic handlers; and Mustang by Manitou equipment. “As a company rooted in quality and durability, expanding our warranty period reinforces the confidence ...
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JLG, AUSA collaborate on compact telehandler
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
JLG Industries has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak 3013 ultracompact telehandler, extending the company’s telehandler portfolio. The SkyTrak 3013 telehandler is designed to meet the needs of landscapers, do-it-yourself homeowners, small industrial work and agricultural applications. The machine weighs approximately 5,300 lb. (2,400 kg) with a load capacity of 2,700 lb. (1,200 kg) and a 13 ft. (4 m) lift height. Its light weight allows for transport on smal ...

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