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|This week, the US marks its first National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, recognising the 'new' technology and its impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing America's energy security.
Fuel Cell Day will be celebrated on October 8, and we mark the occasion with a special column from John Cococcia, an executive at industry leader Plug Power.
Fuel cells, of course, are now in everyday use around the world, with more than 10,000 units buzzing around distribution centres in the US alone.
And while we're focusing on hydrogen technology, it's obviously not the only alternative fuel source for materials handling at the moment. There is currently lots of movement around lithium-ion batteries and other technologies.
But, importantly, fleet operators now have choice - and the materials handling sector is the beneficiary of ongoing research and development.
The future for forklift power has never been brighter.
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|United Forklift lands Elevah Australasia News|
Perth, WA United Forklift and Access Solutions is introducing a leading global range of ladder systems and access equipment purpose-built to provide solutions to major workplace safety and efficiency issues.
The ... [more]
|Vellex switches to Linde Australasia News|
Wetherill Park, NSW Transport company Vellex has switched to a new fleet of Linde forklifts as part of its expansion into Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
Managing director Charles Vella, who signed ... [more]
|ALC welcomes Vic infrastructure plan Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Infrastructure Victoria's draft 30-year Infrastructure Plan highlights the growing need for supply chain investment and reform in Victoria, as well as the need for a National Freight and Supply Chain ... [more]
|Robinson buys APC Logistics Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has completed the acquisition of APC Logistics. The acquired company is one of the top providers of freight forwarding and customer brokerage services in Australia and ... [more]
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|Record 2016 performance for IMHX|
UNITED KINGDOM Organisers are proclaiming IMHX 2016 as a success, with 409 exhibitors in 35,000 sqm of floor space (25% up on 2013).
The event attracted 16,082 visitors who packed out ... [more]
|LTS adds Snorkel electric scissor lifts|
UNITED KINGDOM UK-based access rental and sales company LTS Powered Access has taken delivery of 15 Snorkel electric scissor lifts.
The order placed with Jim Martyr, sales manager for Snorkel UK ... [more]
|Kalmar reachstackers for C.RO Ports|
BELGIUM Kalmar will deliver 34 Kalmar Gloria reachstackers to the European ro-ro terminal operator C.RO Ports SA. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 third quarter order intake. Deliveries are planned ... [more]
|Crown launches MPC 3000 in South East Asia|
SINGAPORE Crown Equipment has released a new series of forklifts in South East Asia combining the benefits of an order picker with the advantages of a counterbalance forklift.
The new ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
Toyota Material Handling USA, Xtreme Manufacturing, Sims Crane, MHI [more]
|Avonmouth Shipping adds to Cat fleet|
UNITED KINGDOM Avonmouth Shipping has called on Impact, the UK’s sole supplier of Cat lift trucks, to expand its materials handling capabilities, adding a specially modified Cat DP45 diesel-powered forklift to its ... [more]
|B&B helps Lynx get a grip|
UNITED KINGDOM Lynx Precast recently upgraded its manufacturing plant near Newcastle upon Tyne, and contacted B&B Attachments to supply it with beam grab attachments.
The grabs, fitted to Lynx Precast ... [more]
|New wheel loader from Wacker�Neuson|
GERMANY Wacker�Neuson has launched a new compact wheel loader, the WL28, designed for use in confined spaces.
Its compact dimensions and low operating weight allow transport on a conventional ... [more]
|UniCarriers honours top dealers|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has announced the winners of its President’s Club Awards, formerly known as The Nissan Nine Awards.
The President’s Club Awards recognise the top 10 UCA ... [more]
|Forklift entrepreneurs tee off in Malaysia|
MALAYSIA Forklift professionals from the ASEAN region met recently in Malaysia for the ASEAN Forklift Entrepreneur Golf (AFEG) event.
The two-day meeting marked the sixth anniversary of the tournament started ... [more]
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|Proximity Warning System improves safety near your mobile plant|
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|RFID warns forklift drivers of critical points Australasia News|
In the case of industrial trucks with a driver’s seat, accidents involving a collision with people, other trucks, warehouse facilities or structural elements can be identified as the cause for approximately 40% of all accidents (Source: BGHW aktuell 1/2010). [more]
|ROLLERFORKS� connected with the Dutch dairy industry|
The combination of ROLLERFORKS� and RF-Pallets gives the sender an enormous flexibility when it comes to shipping, since they do not need to purchase new pallets [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo introduce the new carton and appliances clamp: KS-C|
Bolzoni Auramo presented at IMHX 2016 in Birmingham, the new design of the Home Appliance Clamp, Model KS-C [more]
|A successful first year for the Used Trade Facility from Toyota |
Toyota Material Handling opened their Used Trade Facility (UTF), a unit that is specialised in marketing of USED Toyota and BT material handling equipment in and outside of Europe. [more]
|New Manitou ME range of electric forklift truck|
This 3 wheels 48 V range will enable you to choose between 4 models: ME 315, ME 316, ME 318 and ME 320 [more]
|Pedestrian hazards around overhead cranes and forklifts|
New FOREWARNER-LED warning lights from KEYTROLLER, LLC significantly improve awareness of pedestrians who work close to heavy and dangerous equipment. [more]
|How to create an explosion proof forklift|
Safety Company Pyroban has issued an infographic aimed at all forklift OEMs and dealers to simplify the mystery that surrounds explosion proof forklifts. [more]
|Cascade iForks eliminate costly steps in your supply chain.|
Combining transport and weighing into one easy and efficient step results in shorter cycle times, saving both time and money. Cascade iForks are a unique and innovative mobile weighing solution that lets you weigh your product as you move it. [more]
|The Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium|
The path to increased electrification and hybridisation of industrial vehicles [more]
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