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|There are a few themes in this week's news, but one of the most significant ones is the positive financial results from some of the biggest players on both sides of the Atlantic.
It appears that demand for materials handling equipment is high and order books are bursting at the seams.
But there's also a potential cloud looming - and that's the threat of American tariffs. When we spoke to manufacturers and importers at MODEX, there was some concern about the impact of President Trump's threatened imposts - not just among the Chinese suppliers, but also among US manufacturers who will feel the pinch. The overwhelming message was that free trade is good, restricted trade is bad - for everyone.
And it will be especially bad for a sector that has at last thrown off the shackles of the GFC and started making real progress.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|BISON adds bigger container lift Australasia News|
Dunedin New Zealand-based BISON has launched a new, automated container lift solution that is capturing the attention of importers and exporters around the world.
“The C-Lift A32 is a game-changer ...
|Things go better with Swisslog Australasia News|
Auckland Swisslog’s fully automated robot-based order picking system, ACPaQ, has been selected by food and beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil as part of the automation and major expansion of its Auckland distribution ...
|Union boss laments deaths Australasia News|
Brisbane, Qld Queensland Council of Unions general secretary Ros McLennan marked International Workers’ Memorial Day last week with a call for improved safety.
In an opinion piece in the Business Times, ...
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|CeMAT dubbed a success|
GERMANY Organisers have confirmed that CeMAT will again be held in conjunction with the giant HANNOVER MESSE from 20 to 24 April 2020.
Separate attendance figures for the logistics and ...
|Suppliers ponder tariff responses|
UNITED STATES By Allan Leibowitz
As materials handling sellers from around the world assembled last month for the 2018 MODEX show in Atlanta, Georgia, the clock was ticking on the imposition of ...
|Income surge for KION|
GERMANY KION Group has continued its run of growth despite significant negative currency effects in the first three months of 2018.
Orders for the quarter rose by 4.1% while revenue ...
|Positive trends for Manitou|
FRANCE Manitou continues its strong performance, with Michel Denis, president and chief executive officer, reporting a 21% increase in sales revenue, a new quarterly record.
He says Manitou took ...
|Hyster-Yale revenues rise, profits fall|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling revenues for the first quarter rose 10.5% to USD788.2 million, up from USD713.1 million in the same period last year.
However, operating profit decreased 15% due ...
|Terex records strong growth|
UNITED STATES Terex Corporation reported sales of USD1.3 billion for the first quarter of 2018, up 25% from the equivalent 2017 period.
“Terex significantly improved its first quarter earnings per share ...
|PALFINGER on track for 2018 goals|
AUSTRIA PALFINGER continued on its growth trajectory in the first quarter of 2018, with revenue rising by 8.9% to a new record high of EUR 394.2 million (USD476.20 million). ...
|Southern Plant adds Hinowa|
UNITED KINGDOM A plant hire company marking 30 years in business has expanded its fleet, with the addition of a Hinowa tracked forklift.
Southern Plant & Tool Hire has added a ...
|Crown recognises distributors in Latin America|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation recently honoured its top-performing distributors in Latin America and the Caribbean. Five distributors earned Ascent Awards for delivering outstanding sales and service performance results in 2017. ...
|Unicarriers honours dealers|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation has celebrated its top dealer personnel during its annual Pack for the Sun sales trip last month. An estimated 50 dealer personnel and their guests traveled to ...
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Steve Shakespeare: The Connected Engineer|
Steve Shakespeare explains how in this new digital age, the connected customer service engineer will play a vital role in utilising technology to move the industry forward and add real value to the customer interaction.
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|Camso launches industry-first non-marking anti-static tire|
Camso unveils the first patented anti-static forklift tire to resolve the important safety issue of static electricity generated by non-marking tires.
|RAVAS introduces iForks-32 the new generation forklift truck scale|
iForks, the RAVAS scale forks, have moved into their next generation! With only 58mm fork height and no external components on the fork shank, iForks-32 looks more and more like standard forks.
|Rocla AGVs increase safety and reduce costs at Kabel Premium|
The main goal for the automation project at Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper was to reduce costs. The project was carried out by Rocla, who is now the main supplier for both the AGVs and the warehouse management system at Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper.
|New workplace health and safety show brings the talks of the town|
On 23-24 May 2018, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the inaugural Workplace Health & Safety Show, a new event showcasing the cutting edge of the safety world.
|Doosan announces multi-year partnership with New York Yankees|
The new partnership adds to Doosan’s existing sponsorship portfolio, which includes multi-year relationships with Major League Baseball and The Open Championship.
|UHL’s scalable pipe and round stock handling solutions|
Presenting another new design for pipe and round stock handling from FORK-CO USA’s Unit Load Handling Systems brand.
|Shaping tomorrow’s logistics managers|
What new skills and knowledge will logistics managers require in the future - and how will logistics schools and universities meet those needs?
|Narrow Aisle launch AC Lithium-ion Flexi model|
Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that models across its top-selling Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions are now available with the option of lithium-ion battery power.
|See the brand-new ID Buzz at The Battery Show Europe!|
The iconic VW campervan has had a makeover, exuding retro cool with an electric edge almost 70 years since the launch of the original.
|MEGATRANS2018 - Facilitating the future of the supply chain|
MEGATRANS2018 Show Director Simon Coburn talks about who will be attending the inaugural supply chain trade expo this May and what they can expect to see.
|MHEDA Visits Amatrol|
MHEDA visits Amatrol, in preparation for The Certified Forklift Technician Initiative.
|Breakbulk Europe Poised for Record-breaking Success|
Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will be held 29-31 May in Bremen, Germany, for the first time in its 12-year history. All indications point to a record-breaking success for this year’s event.