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|March 8 was designated International Women's Day, which has plenty of relevance to the materials handling community. As we reported last year, more women are participating in industry events and females are represented in increasing numbers in a range of roles in materials handling, notably marketing and HR but also in executive positions.
However, the global awareness campaign held this week comes amid gloomy predictions from the World Economic Forum that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. Organisers of International Women's Day say this is too long to wait and note the need for "ground-breaking action that can truly drive greater change for women".
We at Forkliftaction News will continue to report on gender issues in the industry and we'll keep readers informed about achievements in the industry - especially those among women who are still under-represented.
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|Gehl introduces new loaders for Australia and NZ Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW To address market demand for larger wheel loaders, Gehl has developed the 750 Articulated Loader for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
The 750 Articulated Loader represents an ... [more]
|Man fined over forklift death Australasia News|
Perth, WA A man who fatally struck a workmate with a forklift, piercing the victim's torso, has been ordered to pay more than $12,000 by a Perth magistrate, according to Perth Now. ... [more]
|Kaup wins innovation award Australasia News|
Narangba, Qld Kaup Australia, formed last month after the German manufacturer’s acquisition of Attollo Attachments, has picked up an innovation award with its purchase.
Attollo Australia recently took out the Innovation ... [more]
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|KION profits soar|
GERMANY The KION Group hit new highs, recording profit levels of 9.9% in the last reporting period, the 2016 financial year.
The group is confident its performance will improve further ... [more]
|FLTA honours achievers|
UNITED KINGDOM On Saturday, March 4, the industry’s most accomplished movers and shakers gathered at Telford’s International Centre to honour the achievers of the materials handling industry at the FLTA Award for ... [more]
|CONEXPO 2017 gets under way|
UNITED STATES More than 140,000 visitors from around the world and 2,500 exhibitors are expected to participate in the five-day CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 convention, which began on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention ... [more]
New generation of the Genie ZX
- Redmond, WA, United States
New Demag AC 55-3 and AC 60-3 cranes
- Zweibrücken, Germany [more]
|Frontier triples capacity with new site|
UNITED STATES Frontier Forklifts has more than tripled its capacity with the recent purchase of a 30,000 sq ft. (2,800 sqm) facility on South Main St. in Pearland, Texas.
Frontier ... [more]
STILL still a Top Employer
- Hamburg, Germany
Stärke gives back
- Ontario, Canada [more]
|New Liebherr LRS 545 for Dublin|
GERMANY Doyle Shipping Group has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker for its Dublin Port container operation.
The LRS 545 was produced at Liebherr’s manufacturing facility ... [more]
|Crown opens sales and service location in Indiana|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new sales and service location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The facility will help the company meet growing customer needs in Northeast ... [more]
|GVT adds Gloria reachstackers|
NETHERLANDS Kalmar is continuing its co-operation with GVT Group and Logistics with the delivery of five new Kalmar Gloria reachstackers to Barge Terminal Tilburg (BTT) in the Netherlands. The value of ... [more]
|Quaymates gain popularity in Korea|
KOREA, SOUTH The Konecranes Gottwald Quaymate M50 Mobile Harbour Crane is becoming a favourite of Korean terminal operators. Two of these diesel-electric machines were shipped to Korea in 2016, one to Ulsan ... [more]
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|Bolzoni Auramo to exhibit new products at ProMat in April|
Bolzoni Auramo, manufacturer of forklift truck attachments, lift tables and forks, is proud to announce that also this year Bolzoni Auramo Inc. will be exhibiting at ProMat 2017 in Chicago IL, 3-6 April, 2017, on booth S4232. [more]
|Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.: Application Specific Tires & Wheels|
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. has been in the material handling industry for over 50 years as a manufacturer of rubber and polyurethane tires, wheels and casters. [more]
|Handle with care|
Companies can reduce the amount of stock that is damaged during the handling process and make their workplaces safer by fitting Sumo Gloves to their lift trucks [more]
|Baoli exhibits reliable forklifts at Logimat|
At hall 8 stand 8A60 Baoli presents key trucks representing the broad product range. The international trade fair takes place at Stuttgart (Germany) from March 14th to 16th 2017. [more]
|AGV system from production to storage to shipping with inventory|
Amerden AGVS has installed a multivehicle laser guided AGV system handling loads from 6 production lines to 6000 storage locations in 4 level racks then on to shipping with full inventory control of 500 SKUs. Individual SKUs are first-in-first out.
|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.
|Doosan’s Evolution In Motion on Logimat|
From 14th to 16th of March, 2017 Doosan will once more showcase its product range at the Logimat show in Stuttgart. Visitors will see a range of new electric and IC engine products on the Doosan stand. [more]