News Edition #1179
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16 May 2024
Inside The News

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Inside the News - Edition #1179
Global Industry News
Oshkosh to acquire Spain’s Ausa
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Oshkosh, WI, United States
ALAN prepares for Atlantic hurricane season
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Auburndale, FL, United States
LiuGong to release 40 electric models
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Paris, France
Companies fined over forklift tech injuries at Pirelli Tyres
News Story 2 minute read
16 May 2024 - Carlisle, United Kingdom
Movers & Shakers
News Story 2 minute read
Tom Panzarella, Seegrid
Susan Bray, Logistec
Paul Good, Seko Logistics
Ydo Doornbos, GRI
16 May 2024
Volvo CE takes stake in fleet software developer
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Westport, CT, United States
Astonish chooses Mitsubishi forklifts for warehouse
News Story 2 minute read
16 May 2024 - Bradford, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich launches APAC experience centre
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Singapore
Manitou strikes asset deal with Dezzo Equipment
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Chloorkop, South Africa
Mitsui to invest in Singapore refrigerated warehouse
News Story 1 minute read
16 May 2024 - Singapore
Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers
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Movers & Shakers
Tom Panzarella Tom Panzarella
Chief Technology Officer, Seegrid
Member of the Board of Directors, Logistec
Asia Pacific President, Seko Logistics
Director of North America, GRI
Upcoming industry events …
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June 11 - 13, 2024 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
October 23-25, 2024 - Ningbo, China
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PREMIUM business

Cascade Corporation (World HQ)
Leading manufacturers of attachments, forks and related technologies for forklifts and AGVs.
Fact of the week
In a room of just 23 people, there is a 50/50 chance that at least two people have the same birthday. In a room of 75 people, there's a 99.9% chance of at least two people matching.

Whether you have low or high volumes of container movements, we have a container handling solution that will suit your business. With high quality, superior design, and a range of safety features, our mini-straddle carriers are used across a variety of industries including logistics and transport, glass, steel, food, customs and border protection, and import and export.

Mobicon Systems
Tel: +61 0) 7 3448 0010 or 1300 66 1976 (within Australia)
www.mobiconsystems.com

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Last week Forkliftaction News covered Elokon’s new managing director, who was first appointed by the company as a service technician in 2017. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts on career progression in materials handling. 

How easy or hard have you found it to pivot roles or access opportunities for promotion? Do you think this is a good industry for growing a career? Tell us your thoughts 

Upcoming in the editorial calendar
DIGITISED STOCK CONTROL AND FORKLIFTS
May 2024
PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Aug 2024
Words of support …

Undoubtedly, peer experience plays a crucially important role in our industry and it is extremely valuable for us to be part of the platform, where industry professionals, as well as end users can discuss and learn more about the materials handling world.

Alexandra Artemova, Marketing Specialist - Rocla AGV Solutions

CeMAT Australia is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 23 - 25, 2024.

Register for free and experience the leading global trade show for intralogistics, materials handling, and supply chain management, and familiarise yourself with the latest technology in your sector!

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Whether you have low or high volumes of container movements, we have a container handling solution that will suit your business. With high quality, superior design, and a range of safety features, our mini-straddle carriers are used across a variety of industries including logistics and transport, glass, steel, food, customs and border protection, and import and export.

Mobicon Systems
Tel: +61 0) 7 3448 0010 or 1300 66 1976 (within Australia)
www.mobiconsystems.com

Last week Forkliftaction News covered Elokon’s new managing director, who was first appointed by the company as a service technician in 2017. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts on career progression in materials handling. 

How easy or hard have you found it to pivot roles or access opportunities for promotion? Do you think this is a good industry for growing a career? Tell us your thoughts 

PREMIUM business

Zhejiang UN Forklift Co., Ltd
Manufacturer of IC forklifts, electric forklifts and warehouse equipment.
Upcoming in the editorial calendar
DIGITISED STOCK CONTROL AND FORKLIFTS
May 2024
PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Aug 2024

CeMAT Australia is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 23 - 25, 2024.

Register for free and experience the leading global trade show for intralogistics, materials handling, and supply chain management, and familiarise yourself with the latest technology in your sector!

Register Now! 

Words of support …

After advertising with Forkliftaction.com, we got many enquiries regarding interest to be our distributor. Mostly from Europe and USA but including a few in ASEAN. We feel that the advertisement was useful and good for market expansion.

Lawrence Xu, Assistant Sales Manager - Resonac Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

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Fact of the week
In a room of just 23 people, there is a 50/50 chance that at least two people have the same birthday. In a room of 75 people, there's a 99.9% chance of at least two people matching.

Whether you have low or high volumes of container movements, we have a container handling solution that will suit your business. With high quality, superior design, and a range of safety features, our mini-straddle carriers are used across a variety of industries including logistics and transport, glass, steel, food, customs and border protection, and import and export.

Mobicon Systems
Tel: +61 0) 7 3448 0010 or 1300 66 1976 (within Australia)
www.mobiconsystems.com

Last week Forkliftaction News covered Elokon’s new managing director, who was first appointed by the company as a service technician in 2017. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts on career progression in materials handling. 

How easy or hard have you found it to pivot roles or access opportunities for promotion? Do you think this is a good industry for growing a career? Tell us your thoughts 

PREMIUM business

ROYPOW Technology Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer of lithium forklift battery solutions, the global leader in the market of lithium batteries replacing lead acid batteries.
Upcoming in the editorial calendar
DIGITISED STOCK CONTROL AND FORKLIFTS
May 2024
PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Aug 2024

CeMAT Australia is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on July 23 - 25, 2024.

Register for free and experience the leading global trade show for intralogistics, materials handling, and supply chain management, and familiarise yourself with the latest technology in your sector!

Register Now! 

Fact of the week
In a room of just 23 people, there is a 50/50 chance that at least two people have the same birthday. In a room of 75 people, there's a 99.9% chance of at least two people matching.
Words of support …

I know I can count on them. They give valuable suggestions on the campaign planning, and to publish content is as easy as abc, as they take care of the material layout and check links. This is a great support.

Annalisa Castellini, Marketing Manager - Bolzoni S.p.A.