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|We often hear about the increasing popularity of electric equipment, spurred on by environmental concerns and the need to address noise levels in urban areas.
This week, that push scales new heights - pardon the pun - as we report on Riwal's conversion of a 43 m boom lift to electric power.
The conversion is a new activity for the Dutch equipment hirer, and we can expect to see many more petrol and diesel units switched over to battery power.
We will no doubt see more examples of the switch from internal combustion to electrics ...
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|Rock Logistics buys cranes Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Rock Logistics has ordered 26 remote-controlled loader cranes for its delivery contract for roofing products manufacturer Lysaght, a division of BlueScope Steel, for its operations in Victoria and Tasmania. ...
|ALC appoints interim CEO Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Lachlan Benson has assumed the role of interim CEO at the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) following the resignation of Michael Kilgariff as managing director.
Benson will be responsible for ...
|Automotive Holdings sale scrapped Australasia News|
Perth, WA China's HNA Group has cancelled its $280 million purchase of Automotive Holdings (AHG).
HNA's unsolicited offer for the logistics group landed last November, following a USD50 billion, two-year acquisition ...
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|Kalmar sells its rough-terrain handling unit|
UNITED STATES Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to sell its rough-terrain handling business, Kalmar Rough Terrain Center (KRTC), to the management and a Texas-based investment group, led by Independent ...
|Jungheinrich expands network to Serbia|
GERMANY Having set up its own direct sales companies in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in early 2018, Jungheinrich continues to expand its direct sales network.
Jungheinrich has acquired the ...
|Camso appoints Irish distributor|
CANADA Camso has appointed Industrial Tyre Specialists (ITS) as the aftermarket distributor for Camso products in Ireland. ITS will be distributing Camso’s full line of construction and materials handling products to ...
|Movers & shakers|
Terex, Konecranes, Superior Tire
|Riwal delivers first 43 m electric boom|
NETHERLANDS Riwal has sold the world's first 43 m all-electric boom lift to Steiness Liftcenter ApS in Denmark.
Riwal's technical team, led by Nico den Ouden, converted a JLG ...
|Qube adds Liebherr crane|
AUSTRALIA Qube, the giant Australian logistics supplier with services and facilities in 28 Australian ports, has ordered an LHM 550 for its operations in Whyalla. This will be the ninth mobile ...
|BTX Global Logistics opens new HQ|
UNITED STATES BTX Global Logistics, a global freight forwarding and logistics company, has opened its new world headquarters in Shelton.
"BTX started primarily as a shipping company providing air freight services ...
|Kroger and Nuro test autonomous delivery|
UNITED STATES US supermarket giant Kroger will pilot an on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience in a collaboration with Nuro.
The pilot, scheduled for the northern Autumn, is the first application ...
|Conference looks to future|
UNITED KINGDOM Attraction of new talent was a key theme at the recent Talent in Logistics 2018 Conference.
The keynote presentation from leading psychologist Adrian Furnham explained 'How to attract diverse ...
|Software beats thieves|
GERMANY A Berlin forklift rental company is thankful for the digital logbook on its Linde forklifts.
Thieves tried to steal one of three forklifts hired for a sporting event in ...
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|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.
|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.
|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.
|CILF - China's leading logistics and transport expo|
CILF - China's leading logistics and transport expo for logistics, Supply Chain, port and shipping, transport, e-commerce, IT solutions, mobility, air cargo, material handling and beyond.
|CeMAT Russia Exhibition. Moscow. 19-21 September 2018|
International Exhibition for materials handling, warehousing equipment and logistics
Sections. Find out what's in store for 2018.
|Valued readers: receive your thank you from Forkliftaction Australasia News|
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|Dealer Spotlight - Around the World with Machinery-onQ|
KEEP MOVING - Source from a wide range of mobile machinery, anytime, anywhere on Machinery-onQ.
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- Johor, Malaysia: Mach 1 Hyster - Hyster dealer that specialises in a wide range of new and used equipment
- Ontario, Canada: O'Donnell Enterprises - A full service dealership that provides sales, rental, service and training
- WA, Australia: Allied Forklifts - Forklift sales (new and used), service and hire specialist. Brands include Toyota, Mitsubishi, Heli, Kalmar, Genie and more.
- Czersk, Poland: SAGO Ilona Sawitzka - specialist for used trucks, compact trucks, side loaders and heavy forklifts for 20 years.
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|Danny Maron: The Horror |
Some people are just not cut out to operate forklifts, as Danny Maron discovered.