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|The convergence of materials handling and logistics has taken a further step with KION's formal integration of its automation units last week.
Recent purchases Dematic, Egemin and NDC have been rolled into a single entity, and KION has also announced the creation of a Mobile Automation Center of Excellence (COE).
This development comes hot on the heels of Toyota Industries Corporation's creation in February of a new business division to manage North American logistics solutions activities - Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions (TALS).
Those major forklift companies which are not yet involved in logistics must be scrambling for acquisition targets or potential partnerships to allow them to vie for the new generation of integrated solution requests.
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|Sodexo chooses Linde for Rio Australasia News|
Perth, WA French group Sodexo is an energy and resources industry fly-in fly-out site services provider and Linde materials handling equipment user. The company was chosen recently to manage all of the ... [more]
|ALC welcomes Inquiry Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has welcomed the appointment of the National Freight and Supply Chain Panel of industry experts to assist with the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain ... [more]
|Warehouse sold before being built Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic West Australian fund manager Primewest has paid $24 million for a warehouse in Melbourne's west before it’s been built.
The 22,500 sqm warehouse is on Frasers Property Australia's 310 ... [more]
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|KION integrates Dematic and Egemin|
UNITED STATES Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic has announced plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organisation. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar ... [more]
|Haulotte confident despite falls|
FRANCE After some positive results by other European manufacturers, Haulotte Group has reported a 15% fall in operating income for the 2016 financial year despite increased revenue.
Revenue reached EUR457.8 ... [more]
|Retained value recognised|
UNITED STATES Models from JLG, Haulotte and Komatsu are among the best at maintaining their value, according to the rankings by EquipmentWatch.
The analyst has announced its second annual list ... [more]
|MHI Innovation Award finalists announced|
UNITED STATES MHI has named its finalists for the 2017 MHI Innovation Awards. After receiving a record 153 submissions for this year’s awards, seven judges completed the initial vetting process. ... [more]
|Movers and shakers|
Seegrid, Robotic Industries Association [more]
|FB Chain moves to new facility|
UNITED KINGDOM Having been in the leaf chain business in the UK for over 30 years, FB Chain has reaffirmed its commitment to the market by moving to a new purpose-built production ... [more]
|Harvest Partners buys into Material Handling Services|
UNITED STATES Material Handling Services, LLC has announced that funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP, a New York-based private equity firm, have acquired the equity stake in Material Handling Services held by ... [more]
|Cooper wins maintenance contract|
UNITED KINGDOM The UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low-level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year ... [more]
|Yale expands robotic range|
UNITED STATES Yale has expanded its automated vehicle range with the addition of the MO70T tow tractor. This model joins the company’s MPE080-VG end rider, using Driven by Balyo technology to autonomously ... [more]
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Allan Parsons: The safe way to work at height|
Businesses whose employees routinely work at height appreciate that to comply with safety regulations, they must use appropriate access equipment, yet those undertaking only occasional or seasonal activities may be unclear about their responsibilities, according to Allan Parsons.
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|Midac SpA announces new business relationship with Hyster-Yale Group|
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|Durwen Paper Rolls Clamps will revolutionise your paper handling process Australasia News|
The Durwen 360 Paper Roll Clamps allow for the precise and secure pick-up, lifting and lowering of paper rolls for the printing industry [more]
|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]
|Sroka had its biggest year, ever|
Sroka Incorporated a multifaceted engineering and manufacturing company specializing in material handling equipment [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 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]
|SEKO Forklift Scale Provides Profits by Forklift Efficiency|
SEKO Forklift Scale delivers forklift convenience with +/- 0.1% floor scale accuracy.
It takes only a few seconds to weigh on your forks. Time is money! Start saving now. [more]
|LET China 2017- Asia's first exhibition for logistic equipment|
China International Logistics Equipment & Technology Exhibition (Guangzhou) would like to invite your company come to Guangzhou, China to participate in our Logistics Exhibition. [more]
|MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase|
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 29 - May 3, 2017
The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah - “The Engagement Experience” [more]