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|A large proportion of materials handling equipment is used in warehouses, and the ever-changing nature of logistics means new challenges for this equipment. Machines need to be smarter, smaller and more nimble to carry goods around narrow aisles and reach into higher racking.
Technology is changing fast and manufacturers are constantly updating their offerings to ensure efficiency and safety.
You can read about some of the latest trends in our Special Report this week.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Warehouse lifting solutions: faster, higher and more versatile
When deciding on a materials handling solution in your warehouse, what do you take into account? Melissa Barnett spoke to equipment suppliers to find out what common problems are encountered in the warehouse environment and what solutions are currently available, the impact of e-commerce on warehousing and what the future holds. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|ANL adds Kalmar container handlers Australasia News|
Altona, Vic NTP Forklifts Australia has received an order from ANLáfor six Kalmar empty container handlers.
ANL, part of the CMA CGM Group, is the third-largest container shipping line in ... [more]
|Safety finalists announced Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic WorkSafe Victoria has announced the finalists for the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.
The finalists are:
Best solution to a manual handling issue
o Barwon Health
o HIAB Australia (Cargotec)
o Coles Supermarkets
Best ... [more]
|Aussie Stockyards harnesses Huski Australasia News|
Perth, WA Aussie Stockyards, based at Wagin, 230 km south of Perth, commissioned a 730kg operating load Toyota Huski 5SDK-9 skid steer loader in March 2017 to load trucks and prepare the ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Hurricanes drive equipment demand|
UNITED STATES Special investigation by Allan Leibowitz
Areas of Florida and Texas face a huge clean-up challenge and it is feared that materials handling equipment may be in short supply in ... [more]
|Crown expands manufacturing footprint|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has completed a project adding a second facility to the company’s manufacturing operation in Greencastle, Indiana to support growing demand for the company’s electric and internal combustionácounterbalance ... [more]
|LGH acquires JDN’s UK hire division|
UNITED KINGDOM Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has acquired the Aberdeen, Scotland-based hire division of JD Neuhaus (JDN), a manufacturer of hoists and crane systems for extreme environments.
JDN, headquartered in ... [more]
|AMS Bobcat celebrates 25th anniversary|
UNITED KINGDOM AMS Bobcat, the authorised Bobcat dealer for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire in the UK, is celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary this year.
Established in 1992, AMS Bobcat ... [more]
TVH gets platinum certification
- Olathe, KS, United States
CLARK gets MVS award
- Lexington, KY, United States
KION supports apprentice drive
- Summerville, SC, United States [more]
|HCS trials Hyster container handler|
UNITED KINGDOM The latest Hyster Empty Container Handler, capable of double handling up to nine high, has been introduced at HCS, a specialist in the repair and stock holding of empty containers ... [more]
|Jungheinrich gets Opel moving|
GERMANY Jungheinrich’s racking system has formed the backbone of a newly opened European distribution centre for automotive manufacturer Opel.
The spare parts logistics facility in the Langendreer district of Bochum ... [more]
|Yale showcases robotic end rider lift truck|
UNITED STATES Yale Materials Handling Corporation has demonstrated its Driven by Balyo robotic end rider lift truck.
The MPE080-VG robotic lift truck automates a variety of repetitive load transportation tasks, which ... [more]
|Two Ragno Palazzani for Israel|
ISRAEL Ragno Palazzani has delivered two series TZX aerial platforms to Israeli rental and sales company Amir Eng. The hirer has bought a TZX 170/C bi-energy and a TZX 225/C in ... [more]