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|Despite fewer visitors and exhibitors, there was a sense of excitement and optimism at the CeMAT show which wrapped up last week in Hannover.
Most of the manufacturers are anticipating growth, although not all markets are expected to expand at the same rate.
The upbeat messages were not just about new product, but about new opportunities in what's being called Industry 4.0 - the data-fuelled, interconnected, automated and precise approach to production and distribution which is witnessing a plethora of new solutions from new providers as well as innovations from mainstream suppliers.
We'll be reporting on the new frontiers in materials handling over the next few weeks, based on our interviews with more than 20 exhibitors at the show. This week, we kick off with an overview of CeMAT 2016, now that the dust has settled.
You can also catch up with our CeMAT experience through our blog.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|United receives 1,000th Haulotte platform Australasia News|
Perth, WA United Forklift and Access Solutions is celebrating the landmark arrival of its 1,000th high safety and efficiency unit from aerial work platform manufacturer Haulotte.
United Forklift and Access Solutions’ ... [more]
|Beaumont Tiles equips new DC with Crown Australasia News|
Brisbane, Qld Leading Australian tile retailer Beaumont Tiles has deployed a fleet of Crown forklifts at its new distribution centre at Rochedale in Brisbane’s south.
The state-of-the-art 13,287sqm head office ... [more]
|Views sought on heavy vehicle charges Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a discussion paper outlining possible options to improve the current method of setting heavy vehicle charges.
The NTC prepared the discussion paper ... [more]
|Dematic touts benefits of AGVs Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Dematic claims its new range of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) offers manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to significantly reduce materials handling operating costs and virtually eliminate the potential for workplace ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Market optimism at smaller CeMAT|
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz
The leading materials handling exhibition has wrapped up a smaller, shorter gathering with fewer exhibitors (1,000 as opposed to 1,250 in 2014) and fewer than the 53,000 ... [more]
|JLG adds service branch|
UNITED STATES JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of access equipment, has opened a service centre in Hagerstown, Maryland to address ... [more]
|Manufacturers back Safety Day|
UNITED STATES A number of US-based forklift manufacturers are getting behind the third annual National Forklift Safety Day.
UniCarriers Americas (UCA) is joining other members of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) ... [more]
|Palfinger buys Herkules Harding|
GERMANY The Palfinger Group has agreed to buy 100% of the shares in Herkules Harding Holding AS and, thus, the globally operating Harding Group. The seller is the Norwegian private equity ... [more]
|Logistics industry split over Brexit|
UNITED KINGDOM A survey of logistics industry professionals has shown the majority favour remaining in the EU as the best outcome for the businesses they work for. However, when asked their personal ... [more]
|Load Lifter adds rough-terrain forklift|
CANADA Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd., Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, has rolled out a new model in its heavy-duty range of vertical-mast, rough-terrain forklifts.
The 4414-25F is a rugged, 25,000 lb. (11,300 ... [more]
|Enerpac masters unbalanced loads|
SINGAPORE Autonomous wireless-controlled Enerpac SHAS SyncHoist system enhances heavy lifting and shift precision and safety.
Enerpac South East Asia has introduced a wireless-controlled hydraulic load hoisting and positioning system ... [more]
|Liebherr deploys LRS 545 at Katoen Natie|
GERMANY The recent delivery of a Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker to the international logistics provider and port operator Katoen Natie underlines the strong business relationship between the two family-owned companies. ... [more]
|West Swanson Terminal gets straddle carriers|
AUSTRALIA Kalmar has received orders for 10 diesel-electric straddle carriers from DP World for its West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne. One order for five units was booked in Cargotec's 2015 fourth ... [more]
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