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|It seems there's a materials handling or related trade show almost every week as the major event organisers spread their reach.
This week, we're at CeMAT Australia.
One has to wonder if the rapid roll-out of events is sustainable. One driver is that travel is becoming increasingly difficult for many in business. It's not just the cost; it's the time away from the office and the rising security concerns, among other things. So it makes sense to move the shows to the markets.
But the plethora of exhibition options is tough on vendors. Certainly, we hear from potential sponsors who are torn over how to invest their marketing funds. Clearly, they can't support all the shows all the time.
So, which way will it go? Will we see a move towards smaller regional events, will the global shows prevail or will there be some new balance? Time will tell.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|TMHA recognises technicians Australasia News|
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has praised the winners of its annual National Skills Contest as vital to its commitment in maintaining industry-leading training and service standards.
TMHA executive ... [more]
|DP World achieves VGM compliance Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW DP World Australia claims to have achieved 100% Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of all containers travelling through its Australian ports, following changes to Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) legislation, ... [more]
|CeMAT under way in Melbourne Australasia News|
Melbourne, VIC The second CeMAT Australia wraps up in Melbourne today after hearing that the efficiency of Australia’s supply channels is critical to the country’s future economic prospects.
Speakers at ... [more]
|Auckland port staying - for now Australasia News|
Auckland A Port Future Study has recommended that Ports of Auckland should stay where it is for now, but, in the longer term, an alternative site for freight operations should be ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|EU adopts Stage V limits|
BELGIUM European mobile machines will become the cleanest in the world following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Parliament. The new regulation tightens emission limits for particulate matter ... [more]
|Manufacturers can ride out the Brexit storm|
Three weeks on from the UK’s decision to quit the European Union, forklift manufacturers, exporters and importers are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift, says ... [more]
|Kalmar confirms Lidhult closure|
FINLAND Kalmar has confirmed it will shed 160 employees and gradually cease operations in Lidhult, Sweden, as it shifts production of forklift trucks fto Poland.
In March, Kalmar announced plans ... [more]
|Linde opens parts centre in Czech Republic|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has begun operations at its new distribution centre in Brno, Czech Republic.
The start of operations was initiated by Christophe Lautray, member of the board and ... [more]
|Camso acquires Eurowheel|
CANADA Camso has strengthened its service offering in Europe and increased its wheel manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of Eurowheel, a long-time supplier of tyre presses and small runs of wheels. ... [more]
|Belgian market approaches record sales|
BELGIUM By Luc De Smet
The Belgian materials handling market came close to a record year in 2015, according to figures from Sigma, the Belgian federation of importers of materials for ... [more]
|Global signs record deal with Rowlinson|
UNITED KINGDOM North West-based Global Material Handling has secured its biggest deal yet after signing a seven-year, 33-truck contract with the Rowlinson Group.
The St Helens forklift dealership will be supplying ... [more]
|Columbus McKinnon splits from Grainger|
UNITED STATES Columbus McKinnon Corporation has announced that it will no longer distribute its hoists and rigging products, marketed under the CMCO family of brands, through W.W. Grainger Inc. in the United ... [more]
|Super Gloria debuts in Texas|
UNITED STATES Kalmar and its US dealership, Darr Equipment Co. of Houston, have delivered a Kalmar Super Gloria reachstacker for barge handling to the JR Intermodal Green Transport Terminal in Texas. ... [more]
|3PL excellence rewarded at UKWA Awards|
UNITED KINGDOM Achievements in the warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) sectors were recognised at UKWA’s Annual Awards for Warehousing 2016 ceremony, held recently at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Over 450 UKWA ... [more]
|Moscow expo dubbed a success|
RUSSIA Organisers say this year’s bauma offshoot, CTT, attracted more than 20,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors in Moscow.
The 17th international Construction Equipment & Technologies/CTT event was the fifth-largest ... [more]
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