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|Notice anything unusual in this week's Movers & Shakers column?
Three of the four appointments are women. Interestingly, two of them are board-level positions.
That's good news for those who have been campaigning for more opportunities for females in what has largely been a male-dominated industry.
The three women featured this week are all in marketing and communications roles, so perhaps we're still seeing a skills imbalance and many would like to see more women in production, design, engineering and sales leadership roles. Els Thermote, CEO of TVH in the Americas, stands as one of the few female role models and many industry groups are pushing for more gender diversity.
As they say, watch this space ...
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|Hire industry honours achievers Australasia News|
Brisbane Achievers in the Australian equipment hire industry have been acknowledged in the Hire Industry Excellence Awards 2018.
Staged during the recent Hire and Rental Industry Association’s 50th Convention in ...
|New DC for South Australia Australasia News|
Adelaide, SA One of Australia’s largest independent grocery retailers will build an $80 million distribution centre in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
The Drakes Distribution Centre, which has received planning consent ...
|TMHA, Caddy partnership takes another step Australasia News|
Moorebank, NSW The company that fits out Toyota Material Handling Australia's (TMHA's) service vans, Caddy Storage, is increasing productivity and reducing delivery times by moving to an all-Toyota forklift fleet.
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|Washington marks Safety Day|
UNITED STATES Forklift manufacturers in the United States marked National Forklift Safety Day on Tuesday, celebrating the event’s fifth anniversary.
As has become customary, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) brought together a ...
|Record deal for CAT dealer|
UNITED KINGDOM CAT dealer Permatt has won a six-figure contract to supply a fleet of new machines to JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables. ...
|Crown adds Canadian dealer|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced that Canadian dealer Electro Mechanical Services has joined the company’s global service and distribution network that exceeds 500 locations in more than 80 countries. ...
|Movers & shakers|
Cargotec, Wildeck, Konecranes, Open Enterprise Logistics Foundation
|Haulotte secures order from RentEase|
INDIA Haulotte has finalised a deal for 52 new Haulotte machines for RentEase International. A further 48 will follow the initial order.
With its head office in Mumbai, RentEase is ...
|Trône finds interest in new-age seating|
NETHERLANDS New forklift seating maker Trône Seats is meeting with OEMs after showing its first prototype at CeMAT earlier this year.
Trône is the brainchild of Frans-jozef van Seumeren, who ...
|Linde wraps up third solo show|
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz
When the doors close tomorrow evening, around 5,000 customers, dealers, journalists and media representatives are expected to have passed through Linde’s World of Material Handling ...
|DP World London pilots shuttle carrier|
UNITED KINGDOM Kalmar and DP World London Gateway have begun a joint pilot project with an electrically powered Kalmar FastCharge shuttle carrier. The pilot will run for approximately six to 12 months. ...
|Seglo Logistics orders Li-ion trucks|
MEXICO Mexican logistics service provider Seglo Logistics, a subsidiary of the Schnellecke Group, with headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, has ordered 19 ETV 216i reach trucks from Jungheinrich.
This truck ...
|Toyota collaborates with Continental|
ITALY Continental and Toyota Material Handling have joined forces and all Traigo80 forklifts now come fitted with the Continental solid tyre SC20+ as standard.
The arrangement came into place ...
|VESHAI is looking for global partners|
Veshai Handling Equipment Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, is expanding their dealer network - Contact us for more information.
Veshai provides a comprehensive range of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, i stackers, pallet trucks, lift tables, tractors, dock equipment and all sorts of industrial products, we are now promoting special equipment such as portable floor crane and adding some more features onto it for handling glass, concrete panel, paper roll and all kinds of drums. All designed to be easy to use and service.
Veshai is seeking partners from all over the world to establish a long term co-operation.
If you have any queries about Veshai, or their extensive range of products, please contact us today.
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|Rocla celebrates its 35 years of AGV solutions stronger than ever|
Rocla has developed and manufactured AGV solutions since 1983. The first AGV, innovated by young engineers at Rocla, was designed and manufactured for Kone Corporation in Finland. Today Rocla is one of the leading providers of AGV solutions.
|National Excellent Entrepreneur, Mr. Chu, Chairman of Ruyi|
Chu Jiwang, chairman of Ningbo Ruyi, was recently awarded with the title 'national excellent entrepreneur of 2017-2018' by the CEC (China Enterprise Confederation).
|How to survive SafeWork NSW’s forklift safety blitz|
SafeWork NSW's forklift safety blitz is here. If you’re concerned about your site's safety standards and want to avoid huge fines, continue reading
|Keep up with the trends|
Major trade exhibitions continue to highlight the materials handling industry's accelerating pace of change. Hans Seijger, Vice President Marketing and Sales for Cat® Lift Trucks in the EAME region, offers advice on how to keep up with the trends.
|EXIDE launches (r)evolutionary TENSOR xGEL|
GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, a leading global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, revealed its new TENSOR xGEL battery to customers and visitors at CeMAT 2018.
|Fleet management improves our way to work|
Whether your fleet is composed of 5, 50 or 500 machines, you will discover the many benefits that OptaFleet fleet management brings to your business.
|Bolzoni attachments optimize Fleet TCO and Full Service Leasing|
Starting from the attachment project phase the Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer Engineering Dept. are strongly focused on the technical features that will grant optimized TCO, in line with the forklift truck fleet.
|Getting to grips with complex demands|
Two-week intralogistics industry event 'World of Material Handling' kicks off in Mannheim.
|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.
|Is your CoR Management Plan ready for the coming changes?|
Speaking at CeMAT AUSTRALIA in July, Steven Asnicar, Director, Chain of Responsibility Australia, will explain and expand on the changes coming to Transport and Logistics legislation and Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia.
|MSSC-Certified Forklift Technician|
MHEDA, MSSC and Amatrol are working together to address the ever growing skills shortage of Forklift Technicians. The result is an MSSC-Certified Forklift Technician course and assessment.