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We've been watching the convergence of materials handling and logistics for some time, and Toyota's establishment of a logistics solutions division is further evidence that the market is changing.
It's clear that while forklift manufacturing is here to stay, long-time survival will require a broader approach.
Already, we have seen KION buy Belgian automation specialist Egemin Group and then go on to snap up automation and supply chain optimisation specialist Dematic.
The move by Toyota is further proof that integration is the key as materials handling and logistics become closely intertwined. Toyota is banking on clients preferring solutions from single suppliers rather than having to mix and match in an increasingly complex and cluttered supply market.
So, all eyes are now on the other big players to see which will move first - and who they will target in their efforts to tap the market for unified solutions.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Auckland man injured by falling pallet Australasia News
Auckland A worker at a facility in west Auckland has been taken to hospital after a falling pallet pinned him against a wall by his legs, according to the Western ... [more]
ALC calls for rail investment Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has called on the Federal Government to commit funding for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project in its 2017-2018 budget submission. “The Melbourne to ... [more]
CentrePort back in business Australasia News
Wellington ANL Shipping will deploy geared vessels on a weekly service calling at CentrePort Wellington, New Zealand, where the STS cranes are out of service following an earthquake. CentrePort ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Toyota enters logistics, buys systems integrator
UNITED STATES Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) has created a new business division to manage North American activities in the area of logistics solutions named Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions (TALS). TALS ... [more]
JLG to close three plants
JLG Industries has submitted plans for closure to the works council in Maasmechelen, Belgium for its manufacturing and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) facilities and to employee representatives in the UK for ... [more]
United Rentals buys NES Rentals
UNITED STATES United Rentals, Inc. and NES Rentals Holdings II, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which United Rentals will acquire NES for approximately USD965 million in cash. The board ... [more]
Columbus McKinnon completes STAHL acquisition
UNITED STATES Columbus McKinnon Corporation has completed its acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems. Timothy T. Tevens, president and CEO of Columbus McKinnon, notes that STAHL brings a well-established brand, an excellent ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing, BITA, Clark [more]
Safety products
Genie introduces new Lift Guard Redmond, WA, United States Genie has introduced the Lift Guard Contact Alarm system to provide additional operator protection. The system is engineered as an electronic ... [more]
Lift Depot expands
CANADA Lift Depot Ltd has purchased a larger facility for its London branch. “We are excited to be expanding to a much larger facility at 2390 Scanlan Street in London, ... [more]
Hyster adds VGM systems
UNITED KINGDOM Hyster Company has introduced two weighing systems that can be fitted to Hyster reachstackers and laden container handlers to obtain a Verified Gross Mass (VGM), as required by the recently ... [more]
Liebherr popular in Italy
GERMANY Italy proved to be a solid market for Liebherr Maritime Cranes last year, with the manufacturer delivering nine mobile harbour cranes, four reachstackers, three rail-mounted gantry cranes and one ship-to-shore ... [more]
New awards for UK logistics ‘stars’
UNITED KINGDOM A new annual awards event, Talent in Logistics, has been launched to recognise professionals in training, learning and development in transport, warehousing and logistics. To be held on ... [more]
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Perspectives on ‘Hazards, incidents and accidents’
NEW - An engaging, constructive and worthwhile Discussion Forum! Thanks to the US, UK, Vietnam, Venezuela and Canada contributors for kick-starting the conversation. Thanks for Raytech for sharing those gruesome experiences and thoughts about loss of jobs. All adds to sow some seeds for a global industry think tank.

We invite opinions from around the globe, from Management, Technicians, Operators, Engineers and Designers of Forklifts, Attachments, Components and Parts. We welcome comments from the HR, Accounting, Safety and Training fraternities as well as Industry Associations and all people with an interest in related industries. Everyone will be very keen to hear your thoughts and experiences. Go there now!
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RAVAS at the LogiMAT: Pick by Weight and SafeLoad
At their LogiMAT stand, RAVAS will focus on order picking and forklift safety. [more]
The industry, a real strategy for Manitou
With the industrial market moving towards digitalisation and automated machine management, the Manitou Group is setting itself apart with its easy-to-use, intuitive and easily maintained trucks [more]
Bolzoni Quality Forks, in the US
Since 2007 the Bolzoni Group is producing high quality forks and is providing the world market with a complete range of forks for lift trucks, construction and agricultural material handling machines. [more]
Protect your people near moving vehicles
When vehicles and pedestrians work near each other, the chance of an accident exists due to inattention, non-compliance with safety procedures and blind spots around vehicles. These accidents hurt your staff and their families and hurt your business.
UniCarriers and Lencrow
After a rocky start Unicarriers and Lencrow have positive direction to grow the brand in Australia. [more]
Durwen - forklift attachments made in Germany
Durwen produces its attachments close to the customers, thus providing solutions to the most diverse fields of application such as the automotive industry, recycling industry as well as the handling of building material and tissue rolls [more]
Safety at Height - Protecting People
The MARCTM creates an engineered safe zone that enables operators to safely access pallet exceptions. [more]
PROMAT 2017 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers
On April 3 - 6, 2017, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event - ProMat. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]
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Today’s ICE forklifts under the hood and beyond!

ICE forklifts have become sophisticated machines. Today’s manufacturers have responded to a complex array of legislation, safety, ergonomics, efficiency and market expectations by upping the ante in ICE design and engineering. Read about what the modern ICE forklift has to offer in FORKLIFTACTION’s Special May feature on ICE Forklifts.

Publication planned for 4 May 2017, this is the chance for manufacturers and experts to showcase their know-how. Contact our team for more information.

Perspectives on ‘Hazards, incidents and accidents’
Approved machines - special offers by Forkliftcenter!
Today’s ICE forklifts under the hood and beyond!
wuBump cover on fork of pallet-jack, pallet-truck and stacker
A Brand For Dealers, By Dealers
RAVAS at the LogiMAT: Pick by Weight and SafeLoad
The industry, a real strategy for Manitou
Bolzoni Quality Forks, in the US
Protect your people near moving vehicles
UniCarriers and Lencrow
Durwen - forklift attachments made in Germany
Safety at Height - Protecting People
PROMAT 2017 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers
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Read our recent features:
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• Lean Warehousing: Practice makes perfect - September 2016.
• Container handling - managing the move - April 2016.
• Sideloaders - Moving with the times - February 2016.
• Forklift safety - managing risks - November 2015.
• Forklift Build 101 - from design to build - June 2015.
• Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
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• Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
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• Australian market in focus - March 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - February 2015.


In The Discussion Forums
"As a forklift safety instructor, I thought I was wasting my time, but recently a Forklift operator who attended my course Had a rollover and They said he had done what his instructor told him "not to jump and grab the steering wheel" He survived and that already makes me feel that I did my job well".
roadrunner, Venezuela
"Ser AF17000263: Revs up fast on start, slowly idles down until it stalls Has new plugs,cap, Rotor and wires New TPS Starts right back up and revs again until it died".
RayTech, Canada
"We got BT VNA VCE150A at factory and need 1 or 2 days private training for its assemble ant run it. If you know any specialist to help us, please introduce. We accept training in Europe.".
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Brussels, Belgium27/02/2017     [more]
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