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Warehouses play an increasingly important role in the supply chain, and the need for efficiency, economy and environment-friendliness has never been greater. Around the world, manufacturers have stepped up to the challenge, and as we read in this week’s feature article, the array of specialist products is very impressive. From narrow-aisle applications to adverse conditions, there’s a machine for every need.
|This Week's Feature|
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
Warehouse essentials - pallet movers, stackers and more
Warehousing has become a growth industry over the past few years. Unprecedented global online sales and burgeoning third-party logistics enterprises have forced warehousing and its associated materials handling equipment suppliers to improve efficiency, flexibility and adaptability. Melissa Barnett looks at the warehouse workhorses to see how they have met the challenges. [Read the full report]
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|NTP to launch new TCM range in Australia Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia The first of a new line of TCM industrial counterbalance forklifts will be available from NTP Forklifts from the end of July.
Managing director Nick Perdelis tells Forkliftaction.com News... [more]
|DHL opens new logistics facility in Sydney Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales DHL’s new $61.6 million logistics facility, located close to Port Botany and Sydney International Airport, is now operational.
The facility combines DHL Global Forwarding’s two existing Sydney sites into... [more]
|NZ female prisoners get forklift opportunity Australasia News|
Auckland Twelve prisoners from Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility (ARWCF) are working towards their forklift licence as part of a program that will help them get jobs when they leave prison.... [more]
|New intermodal freight terminal for South Australia Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia A new $16.3 million intermodal freight terminal will be established in Penfield, South Australia to make freight handling and transfer more efficient and to cater for the state’s freight task,... [more]
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|Hyundai 16 tonne forklifts have arrived and ready for work! Australasia News|
Did you know HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries) is the world’s largest ship building company? And you probably didn’t know Hyundai manufacture forklift equipment, right?
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|KION makes stock market debut|
GERMANY KION Group has set its share price range at EUR24-EUR30 (USD32-USD40) for its stock market debut on 28 June.
Last week, the group released the general terms and conditions... [more]
|Briggs wins GBP87 million contract|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has been awarded a major contract to supply, manage and maintain a mixed equipment fleet for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Worth about GBP87 million (USD134... [more]
|Plug Power introduces its highest-power fuel cell|
UNITED STATES Fuel cell technology advocate Plug Power Inc says its new GenDrive 1900 is “one of the largest developed for materials handling applications”.
The GenDrive 1900 ― Plug Power’s highest-power... [more]
|Warehousing awards finalists announced|
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced the finalists for each category in this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing. The winner of each category will be announced at a... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Plug Power Inc, Seegrid Corporation [more]
|Record number of visitors at WTG event|
UNITED KINGDOM More than 100 delegates attended the Warehouse Technology Group’s (WTG) Planning for Efficiency open day.
Held at WTG’s Logistics Research and Innovation Centre in Manchester, the event enabled visitors... [more]
|Benjamin sees batteries maintaining forklift role|
UNITED STATES An advocate for lead-acid batteries does not envision any alternative forklift power source - such as fuel cells - becoming a viable widespread replacement in the near future.
|Local emphasis program targets forklift safety|
UNITED STATES The Boise area office of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a local emphasis safety program for forklift operations.
“This program was developed to address... [more]
|Crown brings new stockpicker to market|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp’s new SP 4000 Series offers a 36-volt, battery-powered stockpicker capable of handling capacities up to 3,000 lb. (1,350 kg) and reaching a lift height of 366 in.... [more]
STILL receives prestigious prize
- Hamburg, Berlin
BJB Lift Trucks honoured
- Grimsby, United Kingdom
Carrylift receives accolade
- Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
CAM gets Going for Gold
- Sheffield, United Kingdom
FLTA recognised for best practice
- Alton, United Kingdom [more]
|Forklift crosses mountains to break record|
The Linde forklift that crossed from Chengdu to Tibet as part of Linde (China)’s 20th anniversary celebrations has completed its 2,208 km journey in 29 days.
Reaching Tibet last... [more]
|RBS grant gives logistics board game a boost|
UNITED KINGDOM A board game devised to teach school-age children about logistics and the important role it plays in a modern society has received a GBP9,500 (USD14,649) grant from the Royal Bank... [more]
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|Task Forklift makes enhancements to the versatile Viper Pedestrian Reach Truck|
Task engineers at the Australian Manufacturing Plant have developed an enhancement to the already popular and versatile Viper Pedestrian Reach Truck. Unlike many other reach trucks ‘The Viper’ has a lifting capacity of 1.5 tonnes.
|If a reach stacker can do the job, why choose reach truck that costs 50% more? |
If your load capacity and lifting height requirements fall within the range of a Zowell reach stacker (capacities: 1.5 ton to 5.5m, and 2 ton up to 4.0m) why choose reach truck that costs 50% more? [more]
|Hewitt Equipment Limited: over 60 years of expertise in the area of material handling |
Hewitt Equipment Limited and Hewitt Material Handling Inc, sell, rent and provide after-sales service for the full range of Caterpillar, Mitsubishi and Jungheinrich lift trucks. In addition, they are authorized dealers for Kalmar, Manitou Landoll’s Bendi and Drexel lift trucks. [more]
|RUYI launches New Single Column Walkie Stacker - CDDRD12|
RUYI launches the CDDRD Single Column Walkie Stacker with 1,200 kg capacity, wide-view mast and low service weight, which is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and short-distance operation. [more]
|Pallet weight is a cost saving tool|
A built-in scale on your order picking truck allows you to spot picking errors and correct them where it costs the least: at the picking slot. Mobile scales are cost saving and problem solving tools. [more]
|New Launch of Hangcha A Series Warehouse Equipment|
After 50 years’ forklift truck manufacturing history, and with the intention of contributing to environmental protection, Hangcha launched the new A series warehouse equipment in middle of this year. [more]
|Move heavier loads quickly and safely with ICEM's high capacity TP Series|
ICEM, operating within the pallet truck market for almost 50 years, has developed the "high capacity TP series", a broad range of pallet movers rated 4 to 12 tonnes, designed to move heavier loads in a shorter time.
|EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift|
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for use on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators.
|Mobicon Systems - United States LCS Contract|
After the first delivery of a Mobicon to the US Navy was completed in 2008, the Mobicon solution has since proven so successful that a further 11 have been ordered. [more]
|LiuGong Announces Lift Truck Supply as New Forklift Dealer in Texas|
Houston, Texas, June 17, 2013 - LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce that Lift Truck Supply, Inc. has recently joined them as a new forklift dealer in Texas, USA. [more]
|Lencrow keeps on path to greener environment|
Lencrow Materials Handling has kept on its path of corporate social responsibility by installing a 30kilowatt solar power system to their NSW workshops. The unit is designed to supply enough power to run the workshop and offices during daylight hours. [more]
|Introducing the VMAX 7 ton LPG Forklift|
The Vmax LPG Forklift with the capacity of 7T can be used in a wide range of applications such as supermarkets, airports, small warehouses and logistics centres. [more]
|View the Future of Warehousing at MHL 2013 Australasia News|
The material handling and logistics industry are showcasing the latest supply chain solutions at MHL 2013, the industry's premier trade show. Register online today for complimentary admission to both the MHL 2013 exhibits, seminars and live demonstrations. [more]
|Program available for 14TH Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference |
The 14th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference program is now available with an extensive line-up of Senior Executive guest speakers including representatives from Royal Wolf Holdings, Downer EDI Mining, Di Bella Coffee and more. [more]
|Reed Exhibitions launches Transport & Logistics Brazil 2013|
Reed Exhibitions is pleased to announce the launch of Transport & Logistics Brazil- the first exhibition in the Brazilian market for transport and logistics. It will be held jointly with the 28th edition of Movimat - which was acquired in May by Reed Exhibitions. [more]