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There was an advertisement in the '80s in which American entrepreneur Victor Kiam said he liked Remington razors so much that he bought the company.
This week, we see something similar, with online retailer Amazon taking a stake in warehouse robotics firm Balyo.
Not only will Amazon be adopting the French company's technology for self-driving forklifts, it also has the right to buy up to a third of the company.
Amazon did something similar in 2012, buying Kiva Systems and adopting its warehouse robots.
Balyo already supplies its technology to a number of forklift manufacturers and if the Amazon deal reflects anything, it is confidence in AGVs. Watch this space ...
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Welcome back to work for those who have now returned. Our dedicated regional section will be back next week. If you're still on holiday, we hope you enjoy ...
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Amazon builds stake in Balyo
FRANCE Amazon could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the ...
Toyota streamlines in US
UNITED STATES Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) and Toyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU) have announced plans to integrate into a single business unit by January 2020. The new company will be called ...
Jungheinrich and Fricke collaborate for parts
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG and the Fricke Group from Heeslingen in Lower Saxony are combining their expertise in the fields of intralogistics and spare parts wholesale to launch a joint venture for ...
IFOY finalists named
GERMANY Fifteen finalists have been selected for this year's IFOY (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) awards. Competing in the seventh edition of the awards are products ...
Movers & shakers
Ranger Lifting, SencorpWhite, Riwal
Weba Chute appoints Canadian distributor
SOUTH AFRICA Weba Chute Systems has appointed FWS Bulk Material Handling as the official distributor of its technology in Canada. The signing of this latest licence agreement comes only a few ...
JLG celebrates 50 years
UNITED STATES Aerial work platform and telehandler manufacturer JLG Industries has kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of ...
Nine teams compete for Hactl honours
HONG KONG The 12th edition of the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has wrapped up at SuperTerminal 1 at Hong Kong airport. Nine ...
Konecranes embraces IoT
UNITED STATES Konecranes has implemented Siemens' digital innovation platform to accelerate its product development process and connect product and performance data. The company is using MindSphere, the open, cloud-based Internet of Things ...
Charges still possible after death
UNITED KINGDOM Police are investigating the death of a veteran forklift truck driver whose machinery toppled over on a Wavertree building yard and killed him. A preliminary inquest hearing into the ...
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Rocla AGVs are part of the team at Valio cheese factory
By replacing manual operators with AGVs the amount of damage to vehicles, stock and site has reduced by 90 %.
P.B.M. launches new ON-BOARD chargers
PBM leading Company in battery charger production since 1973 launches a complete range of UL listed on-board chargers.
MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO: LogiMAT 2019 Preview
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
ACFS chooses Hyster technology nationally to deliver speed and efficiency Australasia News
Australia's largest privately owned container logistics group, ACFS, is enhancing its productivity and cost-efficiency for customers through a fleet of Hyster materials handling equipment deployed across its five mainland Australian sites.
Consolidation Continues to Impact the Industrial Packaging Industry
Consolidation will continue to be an impactful trend in the industrial, transit and protective packaging sector in 2019. It's one of many topics that will be discussed throughout the numerous conference sessions at Industrial Pack 2019.
iVT EXPO: Speaker interview with Hyster's Willem Nieuwland
This February UKi Media & Events will present iVT Expo, a free-to-attend exhibition in Cologne, Germany, which also features four leading industrial vehicle conferences where over 80 experts will address the critical trends shaping future vehicle development.
MHEDA Announces REVISED 2019 MVP & MVS Awards
MHEDA is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 MVP & MVS Awards.
Asia Warehousing Show will showcase the latest intra-logistics innovations
ASEAN's popular exhibition for intra-logistics industry is around the corner.
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Rocla AGVs are part of the team at Valio cheese factory
P.B.M. launches new ON-BOARD chargers
MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO: LogiMAT 2019 Preview
ACFS chooses Hyster technology nationally to deliver speed and efficiency
Consolidation Continues to Impact the Industrial Packaging Industry
iVT EXPO: Speaker interview with Hyster's Willem Nieuwland
MHEDA Announces REVISED 2019 MVP & MVS Awards
Asia Warehousing Show will showcase the latest intra-logistics innovations
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