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|With the growth of automation, like warehouse shuttle systems and AGVs, you would think the days of the humble forklift are numbered. In fact, that's a question we put to executives of Linde at the recent World of Materials Handling exhibition in Germany.
With more than 150 forklift models on display, many of them new, it's clear that Linde doesn't see any reduction in demand. And the management pointed out that forklift sales continue to grow globally, so the market is certainly not shrinking as the competing technologies take hold.
It seems there will continue to be a need for moving heavy loads, and as long as pallets are the lifeblood of logistics, forklifts will play their part. Meanwhile, there's plenty of scope for growth for the other solutions, and suppliers, like Linde's partner, Dematic, will benefit from the e-commerce boom which is seeing the proliferation of smart warehouses.
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|Smelter switches to outdoor AGVs Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Automated technology supplier Dematic has successfully installed automated guided vehicles (AGVs) designed specifically for 24/7 outdoor use at aluminium smelter Bell Bay Aluminium.
Located in Southern Tasmania, Bell ...
|HOYER forms JV Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic The HOYER Group is strengthening its presence in Australia by creating the joint venture Hoyer Logistics Australia, which was founded together with AAW Global Logistics on May 3, 2018. The ...
|Foodstuffs North Island chooses JDA Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Foodstuffs North Island has partnered with JDA Software to deploy JDA Transportation Management across its transportation business.
Foodstuffs has grown to become New Zealand's biggest grocery distributor ...
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|Liebherr enlarges reachstacker range|
GERMANY Liebherr Maritime has expanded its reachstacker product line with two new devices. A powerful reachstacker with the lifting capacity of 35 T and a log handler for timber handling will ...
|Experts collaborate to show solutions|
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz
Linde Material Handling showed off its technology and expertise at its recent World of Material Handling (WoMH) event in Mannheim, Germany.
Continuing its “tradition” of avoiding ...
|VAHLE buys Jungheinrich miniloaders|
GERMANY Shortly after the world premiere of the STC 2B1A, Jungheinrich received the first order for its new stacker crane for automated miniload warehouses.
The VAHLE Group, a manufacturer ...
|Movers & shakers|
Snorkel UK, Shoppa's Material Handling, Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe
|Santana becomes EKKO dealer|
UNITED STATES Santana Equipment Trading Company, one of the fastest-growing companies in the materials handling industry, has added EKKO EB12E stackers to its equipment offerings.
With the help of EKKO Material ...
Taylor expands GT Series
- Louisville, MS, United States
Delta-Q Technologies adds 85 V and 120 V Li-ion chargers
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
|Electrovaya wins orders|
CANADA Electrovaya has announced purchase orders totalling approximately USD1.8 million for its ELivate line of forklift battery systems and energy storage modules. Electrovaya received initial orders from two new customers, and ...
|Charleville Plant Hire expands fleet|
UNITED KINGDOM One of Munster and Ireland’s leading plant, access and tool hire companies has expanded its fleet with the addition of multiple Snorkel lifts.
Charleville Hire & Platform, trading as ...
|Revamped bauma event succeeds|
RUSSIA For the first time under a new name, bauma CTT RUSSIA, the 19th International Trade Fair for Construction Equipment and Technologies attracted more than 22,000 visitors to Crocus Expo IEC ...
|Hermans gets into World Cup spirit|
BELGIUM Belgian forklift dealer Hermans Heftrucks has embraced World Cup fever by painting three of its forklifts in its national colours.
“We’ve painted three of our rental fleet forklifts in ...
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|Mobicon Deliver Four (4) Straddles To Malaysian Port|
Mobicon Straddle Carriers recently delivered four (4) Mobicon Top Frame Straddle Carriers to be used at Northport's, Container Terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia.
|MEYER High Performance Fork Positioner - New G Series|
MEYER High Performance Fork Positioner - New G Series now also available in ISO 4 and mast integral up to 14 ton at 600 mm load center
|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.
|Safety, collision prevention and load handling Australasia News|
Complete sensor solutions for driverless transport vehicles and mobile platforms in intralogistics
|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.
|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.
|Warehouse Forklifts: HELI New 1.6-1.8t Pantograph Reach Truck|
HELI provides many ingenious products to solve your materials handling needs. Just a simple philosophy to make our trucks better and tougher to last. Introducing our innovative and technically advanced HELI Narrow Aisle and single Reach Trucks.
|Piggyback aches and pains|
Customers can now enjoy the benefits of extended life cycles and much less associated maintenance by simply fitting FMX to their truck mounted forklifts.
|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).
|Breakbulk Europe Soars to New Attendance Record|
From 29-31 May, Breakbulk Europe brought together more than 9500 project cargo and breakbulk professionals in Bremen, Germany, marking a new attendance record for this specialized global event now in its 13th year.
|Dealer Spotlight - Around the World with Machinery-onQ|
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- Yokohama, Japan: F.Uchiyama - Worldwide export and import of forklifts and construction equipment since 1924.
- Chico, USA: Hamre Equipment Company - heavy equipment for high growth industries (heavy construction, surface mining, infrastructure, logging, shipping & transportation).
- Silverwater, Australia: Lencrow Materials Handling - Services and sales for a wide range of new and used materials handling equipment.
- Hamburg, Germany: Norgatec - official representative for HYSTER in the North of Germany and for 25 years.