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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 News||Editorial 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 News||Editorial 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]
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]
|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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|A Brand For Dealers, By Dealers|
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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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- 5757 Kalmar DRF450-65C5X, YEAR 2008, 45T Piggy back, Laden Reach Stacker 5-High. View more
- 6181 SMV 4531 TB5, YEAR 2009, 45T Laden Reach Stacker 5-High. View more
- 6163 Kalmar DRF450-60S5, YEAR 2012, 45T Laden Reach Stacker, 5-High. View more
- 5242 SMV 28-1200LB, YEAR 2007, 28T Counter Balance Forklift, 4.0 m Lifting height. View more
- 5910 Terex FDC25K7 DB, YEAR 2012, 10T Empty Container Handler, 7 High Stacking. View more
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|Today’s ICE forklifts under the hood and beyond!|
EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS, NOISE REDUCTION, MACHINERY SAFETY, AUTOMATION, DIGITISATION, .
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.
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