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|Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States and marks the start of one of the peak shopping periods on the continent. It begins with Black Friday and culminates in Cyber Monday, which last year topped the scales as the biggest online shopping day in US history, with USD13 billion in sales.
Retailers and distributors, whose livelihoods increasingly depend on fast, reliable and affordable materials handling, will be giving thanks this weekend for the equipment on which they rely - and the operators who run and support it.
This Thanksgiving period will test the capability of traditional forklifts, but it will also see more automation as it handles record quantities of goods and materials. And the automated solutions include a growing fleet of Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), which are the focus of this week's special report.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Changing up - Automated Guided Vehicles
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have traditionally been small players in the materials handling industry, but not any more. Melissa Barnett looks at the changing face of the AGV market and some of the factors that are enabling the once-niche sector to expand beyond the factory floor. [Read the full report]
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|United becomes AlmaCrawler dealer Australasia News|
Perth, WA United Forklift and Access Solutions has been selected as the exclusive Australian dealer for Italian scissor lift company AlmaCrawler.
United will offer the Athena bi-levelling tracked scissor lift and ...
|NTP Forklift introduces EKM 202 Australasia News|
Huntingwood, NSW NTP Forklift has introduced the Jungheinrich EKM 202 small parts order picker in Australia.
The EKM is touted as an alternative to conventional ladders, particularly for retail outlets, ...
|Boral moves to Chullora Park Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Boral is set to become the latest tenant at Charter Hall's Chullora Logistics Park in Sydney's west.
Boral will take out a new purpose-built 10,749 sqm facility on the ...
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|UKWA CEO supports PM’s Brexit deal|
UNITED KINGDOM Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association), has called on members to contact their MPs and voice support for the Government’s latest Brexit deal, announced last week. ...
|Leasing and finance confidence slips|
UNITED STATES The latest Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Monthly Confidence Index has fallen, dropping in November to 58.5 from 63.2 in October.
Some of the fall is attributed to uncertainty ...
|Hybeko introduces new rough-terrain scissor lift|
NORWAY Norwegian access and lifting equipment specialist Hybeko has developed a specialist Tunnel 3390 RT scissor lift based on a Genie rough-terrain unit.
The Hybeko Tunnel 3390 RT scissor lift ...
Buildbase supports Royal British Legion
- Stoke-on-Trent, UK
TVH receives Platinum Certification
- Olathe, KS, United States
Haulotte hosts customers at Open Days
- Virginia Beach, VA, United States
|LEEA rewards achievers|
UNITED KINGDOM The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has recognised some of its members at the recent inaugural LEEA Awards 2018.
At an event in Milton Keynes, eight awards were ...
|BHBW adds rider tow tractors to Hyster range|
SOUTH AFRICA Southern African Hyster dealer BHBW (previously Barloworld Handling) has strengthened its electric Hyster range with the introduction of two rider tow tractors designed to enhance efficiencies in automotive manufacturing and ...
|Merkel receives first AC 45 City crane|
GERMANY The first Demag AC 45 City crane in Germany has been delivered to cranes service provider Merkel Autokrane from the Franconian town of Schlüsselfeld. The crane was handed over at ...
|Record numbers at Intermodal Europe 2018|
NETHERLANDS With over 140 exhibitors, 30-plus hours of conference presentations, more than 80 speakers and over 7,000 visitors, organisers are describing last week’s Intermodal Europe a huge success.
The attendance ...
|Driver seriously injured as forklift flips|
UNITED KINGDOM A 62-year-old worker was in a serious condition in hospital following an accident at Chestnut Building Centres in Wavertree.
The employee suffered multiple injuries including fractured ribs and sternum. ...
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|AGV System: Innovation for special handling|
When a West Coast manufacturer of Packaging Products wanted to automate their finished goods transport, they looked to Amerden AGVS for help.
|Toyota Forklifts leading hydrogen charge|
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has put the first Toyota hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts outside of Japan into action during trials at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia's parts centre.
|Autonomous warehouse supply|
Linde Material Handling is expanding its portfolio of robotic solutions with the autonomous R-MATIC reach truck. It transports palletized goods of up to 1.6 tons to high-bay racks, storing and retrieving them at lifting heights of up to ten meters.
|HELI Lithium battery forklift arrives in EUROPE|
On 2nd of November, HELI's first 2 ton Lithium battery forklift arrived in Czech Republic, which symbolizes HELI new energy forklift truck formally comes to the European market.
|The best way to optimise the performance of your forklift batteries|
P.B.M. has been providing battery chargers, battery monitoring systems and battery testers since 1973. These devices represent the most reliable way to measure battery efficiency and to recover your battery.
|New RAVAS iForks-32 at only $3,495, with free DIY connectivity!|
Now available: the new advanced model iForks-32, starting at only $3,495, and the entry model iForks Economy, starting at $2,495. Only at RAVAS USA: www.ravas.us.
|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
|Using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to Make Forklifts Safer|
Nearly every 4 days in the U.S., a loved one is taken from their family - killed in a forklift related accident. Quarion Technology has the solution to forklift based losses.
|IVT is calling for speakers|
From February 2019, UKi Media & Events will present four leading industrial vehicle events in Cologne, Germany - co-located with the very first IVT Expo.