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|This week's newsletter comes to you from Europe, where I was judging the international forklift of the year. The judging process brought together a number of logistics journalists, mostly from Europe, and dozens of industry insiders who were either manufacturers or advisors. And the big topic of conversation was Brexit.
Hard or soft, Brexit will certainly impact on manufacturers, dealers and end-users - whether it be through taxes and duties, customs arrangements or supply chain disruptions.
We're watching the situation closely and will report on the issues next week.
Meanwhile, here's the latest news from around the materials handling world.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Company fined for injury Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A logistics company supplying supermarket chains has been fined $100,000 after a worker was injured by a forklift.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Pty Ltd was convicted and fined at Sunshine ...
|Toll and Nike just do it without carbon Australasia News|
Altona, Vic Toll’s custom-built Nike warehouse in Melbourne’s Altona North has become the first-ever facility in Australia to achieve a whole-of-building carbon neutral certification under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). ...
|Kaufland chooses Merrifield Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Germany’s Kaufland has selected Merrifield Business Park in Melbourne’s north for its first Australian distribution centre.
The supermarket chain has purchased a large 28-ha site on which it plans ...
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Haulotte income rises|
FRANCE French aerial work manufacturer Haulotte has reported revenue rising 14% for the last full year in a ”dynamic” market.
The company reported increase sales volumes, but notes that these ...
|Alta acquires NITCO|
Alta Enterprises has entered into an agreement to purchase Northland Industrial Truck Co., Inc. (NITCO). The acquisition will expand Alta’s business into the New England market, adding full-service materials handling ...
|Navis acquires Cetus Labs|
UNITED STATES Operational technologies provider Navis, part of Cargotec, has acquired privately owned Cetus Labs in the US, a provider of a cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS), Octopi, for small container and ...
|Movers & shakers|
Bristol Forklifts, Terex Cranes
|CLARK recognises dealer achievements|
CLARK Material Handling Company has named Equipment Depot - Texas as its Dealer of the Year for 2019.
This acknowledgement was presented to Equipment Depot at CLARK’s ...
|KION honours top dealers|
UNITED STATES KION North America Corporation recently awarded top dealers based on 2018 performance at its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The 2019 Dealer Meeting gave dealers the opportunity to ...
Verdant extends Hiab deal
- Cincinnati, OH, United States
MAXAM gets Cat approval
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
Crown expands in Nevada
- New Bremen, OH, United States
Konecranes opens data science lab
- Lyon, France
|F-TEC expands training team|
UNITED KINGDOM The UK industry’s only dedicated training facility, F-TEC, has hired two new trainers to join their team.
As the only approved training centre for this industry, the Forklift Training ...
|OSHA seeks input on forklift rules|
UNITED STATES OSHA is seeking comment and information about possible deregulatory action involving general industry, construction, and maritime standards for forklifts and other powered industrial trucks.
The US safety body ...
|IFOY finalists tested|
GERMANY Forkliftaction News was among 29 jurors from 19 nations involved in the testing of 15 finalists for this year’s IFOY international intralogistics awards.
Editor Allan Leibowitz joined journalists from ...
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|Experience Cascade's innovations first hand at 2019 trade shows|
With regular releases of new products, Cascade continues to advance material handling technology. Visit the Cascade booths at upcoming trade shows or contact Cascade directly to discover your next solution.
|Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people safe from moving vehicles|
BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor and Alarm system keeps workers a safe distance away from moving vehicles by sensing when people are within the adjustable safety exclusion zone and providing a clear warning for driver and pedestrian.
|Visit CBAK battery at PROMAT Chicago 2019|
Sourcing reliable lithium battery for Forklift and AGV? China lithium giant CBAK battery is attending PROMAT 2019 in this April.
|Dive into the KAUP product world|
Now finding the right attachment for your application is even easier via the KAUP website.
|Narrow Aisle Going for Growth|
Management led by Managing Director, John Maguire, have acquired a controlling share in Narrow Aisle Ltd - the manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions - and its rental division.
|MIRETTI AMERICAS: Enhancing Aerospace Industry Hazardous Solutions|
Miretti Americas continues the evolution of EX technology advancements for the Aerospace industry to provide efficiency, modern solutions and advanced designs to address today's challenges in hazardous locations.
|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.
|Fork-Co USA introduces a new 16-Bale Pulp Clamp|
Fork-Co USA's new pulp bale clamp Model GA45F will handle 9,000 lb units of pulp bales stacked in units of 16 bales.
|FMX standing tall in the Materials Handling Field|
Although Real Telematics has a bouquet of other Telematics offerings not related to Fleet Management, we find that our FMX Forklift Management System is increasingly in demand.
|BATMON 20-20 - the first fully automated system for battery regeneration|
The Batmon 20-20 by PBM is the first fully automated system for desulphation, recovery and re-education of traction and stationary batteries.
|Maximize ROI and Productivity with the Lithium SAFEFlex Battery.|
Lithium ion batteries are the best choice when all factors are considered, and Green Cubes Technology (GCT) is leading the industry in the material handling and ground support industries.
|The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride|
The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone® for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard.
|Your first peek at ProMat 2019 - exhibitor directory|
ProMat 2019 will gather 1,000 exhibitors to display their supply chain solutions. Here is a sneak peak of some of the companies exhibiting.
|Register now for IMHX 2019|
Visitor registration is now open for the UK's largest event for logistics and supply chain solutions. Held at the NEC, Birmingham between 24 - 27 September, IMHX will welcome thousands from the logistics sector.
|Tailift Material Handling Taiwan Co., Ltd.|
Tailift Taiwan has been designing and manufacturing forklifts for 30+ years, offering reliable, competitive products globally. Tailift is also a proud OEM manufacturer for numerous well-known brands. Tailift Taiwan's products include internal combustion engine and electric forklifts, class 3 pallet trucks and stackers, and VNA trucks.
The Tailift Group owns two manufacturing locations in Taiwan and China (Qingdao), and a sales and distribution center in California, U.S.A. The Tailift Group has entered a joint venture with Toyota Industries Group in 2015.
If you are interested in an opportunity to partner with a leading manufacturer with over 30 years experience, CONTACT US!
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|Safety First (Blog)|
|Stuart Taylor: The UK forklift licence myth |
With Brexit looming and competition for skilled labour set to intensify, it’s vital that you understand how to check your new starters’ skills to ensure only safe, trained workers operate on your site, according to Stuart Taylor.