KITCHEN TABLE MINGLE Forkliftaction Blog

A blog by the team at Forkliftaction.
Showing items 1 - 10 of 975 results.
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1002
26 November 2020
Lately, we have commented on two noticeable phenomena - the rise of warehouse automation and the number of new forklift models being pumped into the market. This week's newsletter reflects both of these themes which seem to have characterised our reporting for the year. So, while other sectors appear to be...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1001
19 November 2020
There have been a number of reports about warehouse automation in the last few weeks, suggesting that robotics is fast becoming mainstream. This week, we report on another two implementations of autonomous equipment. As we approach the busy holiday season, there are predictions that retail spending will surpass previous years...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1000
12 November 2020
Welcome to our 1,000th newsletter. We've certainly come a long way since our first text-based email in July 2000. That edition featured three news stories - a fraction of the content delivered to your inbox each week. In fact, since that first email, we have shared more than 20,000 articles and...
Read More
Inside FLA blog <1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #999
5 November 2020
We've been seeing some signs of recovery in the forklift market, with results for the last quarter indicating that we had turned the corner. Indeed, some companies which were previously hesitant to make predictions about the rest of the year were starting to forecast recovery. But maybe we breathed a...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #998
29 October 2020
If you've found our website a little slow lately, here's some welcome news. We have been spending some time trying to improve our reader experience and have done some serious tinkering behind the scenes to speed up the loading of web pages. We realise that more people are spending more...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #997
22 October 2020
This week, we report that equipment rental is tipped to fall by 10% in Europe this year, based on market analysis just released. The slump comes after a 4% rise last year, and is attributed largely to the impact of COVID-19. While falling rental rates are hurting the businesses directly...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #996
15 October 2020
There have never been more power options for materials handling equipment, and each technology claims to be superior to its rivals. This week, for example, we report on a company which opted for lead-acid batteries to replace its IC fleet. At the same time, there's significant growth in lithium batteries...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #995
8 October 2020
A few weeks back, we pondered the plight of the conference organisers whose businesses have been decimated by COVID-19. There is another sector that has been badly affected - the industry associations. Already, some of the major industry organisations have collapsed because of their financial dependence on events. No trade shows...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #994
1 October 2020
This week's newsletter includes the second part of our special feature on safety. In particular, we focus on a number of different solutions addressing some of the risks associated with materials handling. But we're reminded that safety is much more than the sum of the parts. While access control or...
Read More
Inside FLA blog 1 minute read
Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #993
24 September 2020
We recently noted the large volume of new products hitting the market, and it looks like the trend is continuing. This week, we again highlight a few new offerings in various materials handling categories, showing the resilience and resourcefulness of the industry. Despite slowing orders and sales in many markets...
Read More

Next Editorial Features

1. ENERGY SOLUTIONS – March 2021
2. AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS – May 2021