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Speaking to materials handling insiders in Germany last week, a few hot topics emerged: connectivity, automation and lithium-ion battery technology.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be hearing a lot more about Industry 4.0 and the need for technology integration as some major events start unfolding. The industry will gather in Stuttgart in mid-March for LogiMAT 2018, then in Atlanta, Georgia from April 9-12 for MODEX 2018 before gathering in Hannover from April 23-27 for CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE.
That's a lot of big events, attracting (hopefully) large numbers of suppliers and buyers.
And no doubt, the conversations will all be dominated by the same issues.
Watch this space as we report on all the burning topics and themes - and the new equipment being rolled out to meet the changing demands.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Steann cleans up with Huskis Australasia News
Nedlands, WA A leading West Australian waste collection and disposal service is using eight Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders to collect green and domestic household waste. Steann Pty Ltd, based in Nedlands, ... [more]
New DC for Hills Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Technology distributor Hills is centralising its distribution at a new site in Seven Hills, NSW. According to CEO David Lenz, the move is part of a push to "deliver ... [more]
Emergent Cold buys Swire Cold Storage Australasia News
Dandenong, Vic Australian cold-chain logistics provider Swire Cold Storage has sold its business, including 15 warehouses, customer and employee contracts and land, to US refrigeration technology company Emergent Cold, according to a ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

PALFINGER continues solid growth
AUSTRIA Austrian equipment maker PALFINGER is optimistic about the year ahead, going into the current financial reporting season with a strong order backlog from the end of 2017. Due to ... [more]
Terex ends on a high
GERMANY Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to the year, with fourth quarter net sales of nearly USD1.1 billion, up 9.1% from 2016 thanks to improving market demand and successful implementation ... [more]
Jamco acquires Forklift Garage
UNITED STATES Florida materials handling distributor Jamco has acquired the business activities of Forklift Garage Inc. Tim Jamal, Jamco vice president, says his company will integrate Forklift Garage's operations and staff ... [more]
Broader industry focus at CeMAT
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz Materials handling will gain perspective at next month's CeMAT show in Hannover when it will be staged for the first time with HANNOVER MESSE, dubbed "the world's ... [more]
Fairchild collects for Goodwill - Menomonee Falls, WI, United States
Commissioner visits Florida Forklift - Tampa, Fl, United States
Hyundai nominated for Foreign Investment Trophy - Flanders, Belgium [more]
Ocean East welcomes Heli AGVs
CHINA Ocean East International Logistics recently marked the launch of its intelligent storage system, taking delivery of its first order of Heli autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs). Ocean East is a ... [more]
Genera Industrial appointed Hyster dealer
UNITED KINGDOM Genera Industrial has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Hyster forklifts in Spain. Owned by multinational organisation GAM Group, Genera Industrial will support the full Hyster range of lifting ... [more]
End of the line for Rodeo
UNITED STATES The Washington State Forklift Rodeo has been cancelled after a successful 20-year run. In a letter to supporters, organiser Mark Ribich notes a lack of leadership as the main ... [more]
RTITB launches safety app
UNITED KINGDOM UK training certifier RTITB has launched an Android app which makes the training administration and testing process completely paperless for the very first time. The MyRTITB TrainingFriend PRO app ... [more]
Seminar highlights facility layout improvement
UNITED STATES By Lee Hales Warehouses that are running out of space or capacity, or which require excessive travel, could benefit from a new layout. But how can you be sure ... [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
Allan Leibowitz: A testing time in Hannover
Allan Leibowitz has just returned from judging the forklift of the year and shares his experiences.
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Preventing pedestrian struck-by accidents
Forklift accidents occur all the time but they’re preventable and avoidable. Find out how you can reduce the risk of a forklift accident. [more]
Meet the world's first LED Forklift Arch Safety Light
Meet the next logical step in forklift & pedestrian safety, with 75 times the coverage of the standard blue forklift light. [more]
RAVAS at the LogiMAT 2018: MOBILE WEIGHING 4.0
Come see our Next generation iForks, Pick by Weight, RAVAS SafeLoad and find out more about MOBILE WEIGHING 4.0.  Hall 9, Stand C61 at LogiMAT. [more]
The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone® for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard. [more]
Major Car Production Plant in France Selects GNB TENSOR Batteries
Batteries from GNB Industrial Power have been selected for the forklift fleet at a major car-manufacturing facility in France. The carmaker’s goals included reducing total cost of ownership and limiting the number of battery changes required daily. [more]
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER -Innovation on LogiMAT 2018
This year, BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER present a wide portfolio of product innovation at Logimat 2018, stand F61 in Hall 10. [more]
Two Great Events from MHEDA
Learn more and register to MHEDA's Sales Management Conference on March 1, 2018 in Dayton, OH. And do not forget that February 15 is the last day to utilize MHEDA's Member Early Bird Rate  to attend convention in Miami, FL from May 5-9. [more]
CeMAT 2018: Knowledge platform for supply chain managers
This year CeMAT will feature another excellent set of forums. Together with major partners CeMAT will illuminate the opportunities presented by new Logistics 4.0 concepts while highlighting the latest best-practice solutions. [more]
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Forklift safety start-up seeks partner/investor
Approved machines - special offers by Forkliftcenter!
A special invitation to machinery dealers
Robust, reliable, cost-effective: SILVER LINE Clamps
Preventing pedestrian struck-by accidents
Meet the world's first LED Forklift Arch Safety Light
RAVAS at the LogiMAT 2018: MOBILE WEIGHING 4.0
The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
Major Car Production Plant in France Selects GNB TENSOR Batteries
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER -Innovation on LogiMAT 2018
Two Great Events from MHEDA
CeMAT 2018: Knowledge platform for supply chain managers
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"I would like to know about the supply chain tactics and Why is supply chain about much more than merely cost reduction?".
suman_v, India
"as with traditional forklifts, the charge time depends on the combination of battery and charger employed together with the SOC of the battery when the charge commences. If you take our most common combination which is 80V270ah in conjunction with a 200amp charger, based on charging from 20% to 100%, the charge time would be 1.08 hours.".
gwinter, United Kingdom
"What is the lowered height of the mast? If it's about 54" then the truck is equipped with a truckers mast that only lifts 80".".
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