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|When you look around at AGVs and some of the specialist materials handling equipment around today, it's hard to believe that the industry started around 100 years ago and that many of those early innovators are still going strong.
One of those companies celebrating a special milestone is Taylor-Dunn, which, as we report this week, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
Like so many of the big names still around today, that brand traces its origins to humble beginnings - the garage of its founder. The company has come a long way since RD Taylor designed and built his first electric-powered cart to help him drive new efficiencies across his small poultry supply business in 1949.
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|Jungheinrich backs R U OK? Australasia News|
Huntingwood, NSW Jungheinrich Australia is supporting R U OK? Day today (September 12) with special livery on its trucks.
The materials handling equipment importer is urging customers to host morning teas ...
|Coates Hire grows Toyota fleet Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Equipment rental company Coates Hire has adopted Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) forklifts as its majority brand, with over 600 being in its fleet, nationally.
Coates executive general manager ...
|Redstar rebrands as Atlas CEA Australasia News|
Rocklea, Qld Equipment distributor CEA will distribute Atlas Copco generators, portable air compressors and lighting towers under the CEA banner.
CEA is the exclusive distributor of JCB construction and agricultural ...
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|Haulotte sales rise in tighter market|
FRANCE French equipment maker Haulotte recorded an 18% rise in sales over the first half of 2019, despite a slow-down in the mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) market.
The company’s ...
|GRI buys Estonia’s Nortire|
SRI LANKA Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has acquired Nortire Group A.S., an Estonian tyre and wheel distributor, to help expand its distribution in Europe.
Nortire distributes industrial, construction and agricultural tyres ...
|Walmart Canada converts to lithium|
CANADA Electrovaya has secured new purchase orders from Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems. The retailer will convert all the forklifts at two of its distribution centres to Electrovaya's drop-in ...
|New Jungheinrich AGV system for Sauer|
GERMANY Sauer Polymertechnik has commissioned Jungheinrich to implement a logistics systems solution at its production location in Föritztal. The order includes an automated guided vehicle (AGV) system with 11 of Jungheinrich’s ...
|Liebherr opens new Hamburg Port subsidiary|
GERMANY Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH is investing approximately EUR20 million (USD22 million) in a new subsidiary in Hamburg Port.
The new subsidiary is responsible for supporting mobile harbour, ...
|Polaris celebrates 70 years of Taylor-Dunn|
UNITED STATES Taylor-Dunn, part of Polaris Inc., is celebrating its 70th anniversary, harking back to the garage of RD Taylor who designed and built his first electric-powered cart to help him drive ...
|Taylor takes Mexico in-house|
UNITED STATES Forklift manufacturer Taylor International has taken its Mexican operations in-house as part of “a new focus on the International markets for heavy industrial lift equipment”.
A company statement says ...
|Texas warehouse opens the door to RFID|
UNITED STATES A Texas retailer has solved its own logistical problem around managing automated roll-up doors in a heavily trafficked warehouse, using an RFID-based system.
The company, which has asked to ...
|Forklift Challenge winner keeps crown|
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CWT-SML Logistics forklift driver Deepak Kataria retained his title in the Forklift Challenge held as part of the Materials Handling Middle East 2019 exhibition.
Kataria beat 40 other contestants ...
|Safety boffins see red over Pink safety lapse|
UNITED KINGDOM Pop superstar Pink is in hot water after posing on a forklift with her son on her lap and a beer in her hand.
The entertainer had completed a ...
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|RAVAS turns a forklift into a smart device that moves and measures|
RAVAS iForks: a smart attachment for forklift trucks.
|Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Launches New Sport Cab|
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Launches New Polycarbonate Sport Cab. With sleek styling and superior performance, Doosan's all-new sport cab is a must have for the Heart-of-the-Line forklifts.
|That's why Bolzoni Auramo adopted the Lean Manufacturing System|
Always move forward with ideas and people: this is the path we follow in Bolzoni Auramo. We asked Roberto Brusamonti, Bolzoni SpA OEM's Production Manager, how Bolzoni embraced the Lean Manufacturing philosophy to be a more competitive company.
|Award-winning products from Combilift at IMHX - and Design4Safety finalist|
If you'e looking for award winning products at IMHX, then head for Combilift's stands in Hall18 as well as outside the entrance to see plenty of them in action.
|Sustainable forklift development|
How will tomorrow's IC engine forklifts meet users' needs? This is a key question for the new IC Engine Product Manager at Cat® Lift Trucks, who combines her engineering knowledge with a deep care for the planet.
|Advanced Motive Power Solutions|
With decades of motive power experience and innovation, HAWKER® offers the industry's broadest range of products and experts to turn our solutions into real cost savings for your operation.
|LiftEx 2019 open for registration|
Visitor registration is open for LiftEx 2019, which takes place on 13-14 November 2019 at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, UK.
|China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair|
The leading logistics and transport expo in Asia to be held in Shenzhen China for logistics service, SCM, port and shipping, transport, e-commerce, IT solutions, mobility, air cargo, material handling and beyond.
|Forkliftaction News to cover the big industry issues at IMHX 2019|
IMHX is just around the corner, so we asked Forkliftaction editor Allan about his expectations for the event.
|IMHX 2019 - exhibitor directory|
IMHX 2019 takes place between 24 - 27 September at the NEC, Birmingham. Here's a preview of some of the companies exhibiting at the UK's largest event for logistics and supply chain solutions: