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There’s been much talk about fuel cells and their benefits, but we haven’t heard many first-person accounts.
In fact, there’s an interesting discussion under way in our Forums, with one observer talking at length about “bugs” in the solution. He claims fuel cells take longer to recharge than regular batteries, they don't last a full shift and require far more maintenance than their conventional competitors.
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|Logistics council provides pallet guideline Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has released a new best-practice guideline on pooled equipment management (pallets) which it says will drive supply chain efficiency by delivering an industry-wide approach to ... [more]
|NZ freight hub shifts more containers to rail Australasia News|
Auckland Rail services between Waitemata seaport and Wiri Intermodal Freight Hub have been doubled as Ports of Auckland seeks to reduce the number of trucks coming into the seaport and open ... [more]
|Asciano begins new logistics contract Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Asciano subsidiaries Pacific National and C3 have begun a new three-year integrated logistics services contract for PF Olsen Australia, the nation’s largest independent forest management services provider, to handle and ... [more]
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|Manitou grows half-yearly sales|
FRANCE The Manitou Group has reported a 9% growth in equipment sales for the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year.
CEO Michael Denis says: “The ... [more]
|New office boosts Dematic R&D|
UNITED STATES Logistics and automatic guided vehicle (AGV) supplier Dematic Group Sàrl is establishing research and development capabilities at a new location in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. An office in Grand Rapids oversees ... [more]
|Bolzoni opens new factory|
FINLAND Bolzoni Group’s Finnish subsidiary, Auramo Oy, has moved to new headquarters that are larger and more modern, 40 km (25 mi.) north of Helsinki.
The headquarters in the ... [more]
|Voltas name change to lift KION profile|
Voltas Material Handling will now operate under the name KION India, a change that is anticipated to lift the KION Group’s corporate profile in the key growth market of India. ... [more]
|Terminal places Kalmar order|
BRAZIL Super Terminais Comércio e Indústria Ltda of Manaus ordered four Kalmar E-One2 zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for USD8 million in August. Deliveries begin in July.
The new RTGs ... [more]
|Pontchâteau plant reaches milestone|
FRANCE The Bobcat plant in Pontchâteau, Loire Atlantique in France has manufactured its 20,000th Bobcat telehandler.
Product manager Xavier Larroque and plant manager Laurent Gicquel presented the keys of ... [more]
|Vertical integration aids Crown|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp executive Dave Beddow credits vertically integrated manufacturing with giving the forklift and component maker a level of control in its operations.
Beddow, Crown’s vice president of ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
NACCO Materials Handling Group, Narrow Aisle Inc, Prohire Plc, B&B Attachments Ltd [more]
Gloria reach stackers enter Asia Pacific
- Helsinki, Finland
Jungheinrich trucks get a facelift
- Hamburg, Germany
New mast on Hyster trucks
- Greenville, NC, United States [more]
|UK winners compete in Germany|
UNITED KINGDOM Winners of Linde Material Handling (UK)’s annual forklift competition, held at Linde Sterling in Bolton, Lancashire last month, will participate in the International Forklift Cup this month.
Linde UK’s ... [more]
|MHI sets course for gathering|
UNITED STATES Materials handling, logistics and supply chain association MHI will hold its 2014 executive summit and annual conference on 5-8 October at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.
The summit ... [more]
|Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system|
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|Stationary Pallet Changer simplifies load transfer|
The Stationary Pallet Changer, by MSE Forks, is used for transferring goods from wooden pallets to plastic pallets or vice-versa. It is a cost-effective way to transfer goods from one load carrier onto another load carrier. [more]
|The Comatra Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light is now available!|
In warehouses where forklifts and employees work together in often stressful and/or loud environments, Comatra’s Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light will optimize safety and drastically reduce risk of collisions and workplace accidents around forklifts. [more]
|Shantui opens South African market|
Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd has signed a new forklift distributor in South Africa. It is a milestone for the brand in the African market. [more]
|A treatise of mobile weigh scales|
Why choose Weigh Point (WPI)? The Economy, safety, efficiency, serviceability and accuracy of Wiegh Point products makes our mobile weigh scales selection your best choice. [more]
|Coveris relies on Rocla AGVs|
The plastics packaging manufacturer Coveris Rigid Finland relies on Rocla’s AGV technology. Coveris has a system with six Rocla AGVs (automated guided vehicles) in use at their factory in Finland. [more]
|Join Cascade at Logis-Tech Tokyo|
Cascade is set to exhibit at the leading Asian expo Logis-Tech Tokyo Material Handling and Logistics Exhibition, on September 9th-12th. Visit them as they highlight their wide range of material handling attachments, forks and accessories for lift trucks and AGV. [more]
|TEU forklifts in Turkey|
TEU dealers in Turkey have recently undertaken an extensive marketing campaign for TEU forklifts. Turkey is now one of the biggest export outlets for TEU forklifts. An assembly plant for TEU Forklifts is now planned for the region. [more]
|Fuel Cell Seminar partners with The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association|
For the first time, The Fuel Cell Seminar is partnering with The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) to make this year’s conference the most important hydrogen and fuel cell industry event in the United States. [more]
|You know this is an advertisement. Why? Because we told you|
In the midst of public debate surrounding native advertising, this is an advertisement to tell you about how (and where) Forkliftaction is NOT advertising. [more]
|Our November feature topic is set and it’s BIG|
The Forkliftaction News team have announced the topic for the November feature and it’s BIG. The feature will focus on ‘forklifts handling heavy loads’ and we want your expertise.
What’s your interest in the heavy loads sector?
We are still refining the focus for the feature, so we are open to your suggestions. What are your particular interests in this sector? It could be lifting heavy loads in ports or manufacturing plants, boat handlers, port cranes, log handlers, container weighing systems (now required) etc. Maybe your interest lies in forks or attachments designed for heavy loads - you tell us!
We are already welcoming an impressive array of feature contributors including: Little Giant, Vetter, H&K Equipment, Bolzoni Auramo, Pacific Materials Handling, Mobicon, and Isoloader. Cement your reputation as an industry leader - SPONSOR the Forkliftaction News feature.
Contact Us Read past features here [more]