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|American forklift distributors only have a couple of options as President Trump's tariffs continue to impact on Chinese imports.
They can either increase prices to offset rising costs, including of both raw materials and fully built forklifts, or they can ramp up local production and reduce their reliance on Chinese imports.
This week, we report on the first notable move in the latter direction, with indications that the KION Group will expand its factory in South Carolina to increase production and cut back on Chinese imports.
It will be interesting to see if other mainstream brands, which have extended their made-in-the-USA lines with cheaper imports, follow suit.
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|Kalmar lands ICTSI contract Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Kalmar has signed a maintenance and support agreement with International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI), covering the automated container handling solution operating at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). ...
|Coningham heads up ALC Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has appointed Kirk Coningham as the new permanent chief executive officer.
“The ALC Board is delighted that Kirk has taken up this key leadership ...
|Victoria approves self-drive trial Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Victoria has granted Bosch the state’s first Automated Driving System (ADS) permit for on-road testing of highly automated driving systems. Along with the ADS permit, the technology company was awarded ...
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|Industry seeks Brexit clarity|
UNITED KINGDOM By Allan Leibowitz
As the Brexit deadline of March 29 approaches, industry is becoming increasingly concerned that the UK may end up with a “no deal” exit from the ...
|KION eyes US production to avoid tariffs|
UNITED STATES KION Group is planning to expand its factory in Summerville, South Carolina to avoid the 25% tariff on forklifts imported from China.
About half of the 3,000 vehicles KION ...
|HARTING opens plant in Poland|
POLAND The HARTING Technology Group has opened a production facility near the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, where subsidiary HARTING Customised Solutions (HCS) is now manufacturing tailor-made solutions in its 500 sqm ...
|TVH Australia buys GEM|
AUSTRALIA TVH Australia has acquired the shares of Global Equipment Monitoring (GEM).
GEM has built a very successful business and is considered a leader in the telematics field. For almost 10 years, ...
|Year starts with big crane orders international|
The year has kicked off with some significant crane orders for the big players.
Konecranes has won an order from South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) for three Konecranes RTGs ...
|Getting to know Corey E. Calla|
UNITED STATES SencorpWhite recently appointed Corey E. Calla as president. SencorpWhite is
a leading provider of end-to-end automated solutions for the packaging and materials management industry and Calla brings diverse experience ...
|NEX receives large UniCarriers order|
GERMANY NEX Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan’s Nippon Express, has ordered a forklift fleet from UniCarriers for its warehouse in Bedburg/Erft, Germany.
The logistics service provider has added 37 ...
|Amazon protects workers from AGV mishaps|
UNITED STATES Online retail giant and logistics innovator Amazon is working on safety vests to protect its workers from AGVs and warehouse robots.
According to TechCrunch, Amazon last year began ...
|New features, new executive for ProMat|
UNITED STATES More than 1,000 exhibits are expected at this year’s ProMat 2019 event from April 8-11 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
According to organisers, the educational program includes four keynotes and ...
|Forklift to the rescue|
UNITED STATES Forklifts are known for their horsepower, and in Huntington Beach, California, that’s just what a machine exhibited when it was used to rescue a horse from a dumpster.
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|Connect with RAVAS at LogiMAT!|
At LogiMAT 2019, RAVAS will demonstrate how connected mobile weighing systems on forklifts and warehouse trucks can provide you with vital information on your material flows.
|SILVER LINE by Bolzoni: the new enriched range|
The forklift truck attachments and lift tables manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo (LogiMAT Hall 10, Stand G63) launches the newly enlarged SILVER LINE by Bolzoni product range, which now includes more parallel clamp models and lift tables.
|Marangoni Industrial Tyres: Understanding the value of quality|
Marangoni Industrial Tyres (MIT) continue to grow capacity in their current factory in Sri Lanka as the 2nd factory facility is on schedule to be opened later this year. See them at LogiMAT 2019 - Hall 10, Stand F38.
|Frei presents BRAVA Armrest at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart|
BRAVA JOY Armrest for wide-ranging applications in harsh environments. Frei will showcase the BRAVA at Logimat 2019 (Hall 9, Stand C33).
|LogiMAT 2019: KAUP focuses on consulting|
KAUP invites LogiMAT 2019 visitors to take advantage of their consulting expertise. Visit KAUP in Hall 10 at Stand F07.
|Battery Supplies will be attending LogiMAT|
Battery Supplies, your supplier for all batteries, chargers and accessories since 1999 will be exhibiting at LogiMAT 2019 - Hall 10, Stand D40. Battery Supplies is your one-stop-shop for all your battery needs, a partner you can rely on!
|ProMat-The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Event of 2019|
At ProMat 2019, you'll find 900+ exhibits and 100+ education sessions tailored to help you discover equipment and system solutions for your material handling and supply chain needs.
|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.
|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.
|STAXX launches new 24/7 range LI-ON battery Powered Pallet Truck|
STAXX has launched a new line Li-on battery powered pallet truck, which is built to work 24 hours and gained 7 Patents.
|Innovation and digitisation to top the conference agenda at AntwerpXL|
Breakbulk decision makers from across the globe will network, conduct business, and learn from the experts at AntwerpXL - the event dedicated to the logistics of breakbulk, RoRo, and heavy lift, in association with the Port of Antwerp.
|Sustainability on the agenda for Future of Mining Australia|
Future of Mining Australia returns to Sydney in 2019 with the focus on technology, development and sustainability.
|Safety First (Blog)|
|Nick Welch: Training new operators |
Did you know that workers are more likely to have an accident in their first six months on the job than at any other time in their working life? Nick Welch highlights how training can ensure workers’ safety and avoid unnecessary injuries.