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|Warehouses and materials handling are inextricably linked and we continue to see new equipment launched for very specialised activities as logistics evolves.
As we read in this week's special feature - the first of a two-part series, it's all about efficiency as warehouse operators seek to pack and store more into less space - and get it in and out quicker and more accurately, while keeping all staff safe.
There are many challenges, but as the experts point out, this is merely prompting more innovation in product design, so forklifts get smarter, tougher and more nimble.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Towards more efficient warehouses
Why is warehouse efficiency so important? Can materials handling equipment help achieve efficiency in your warehouse operation? Melissa Barnett looks at what is on offer in this two-part feature on achieving optimal warehouse efficiency. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|New parts business opens Australasia News|
Brisbane, Qld Forklift parts veteran Peter Milliken has launched a new parts business based in Brisbane.
Velox Parts is a family-owned and -operated business, supplying the trade with parts for Toyota, ...
|Fired worker wreaks havoc with forklift Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW A 38-year-old man has been extradited from Perth to Sydney after he allegedly used a forklift to trash a factory when he lost his job.
AAP reports the man ...
|Crown extends warranty on pallet trucks Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Crown Equipment is extending the warranties of its hand pallet trucks in the Asia Pacific region.
The Crown PTH 50 Series pallet trucks now come with a three-year warranty ...
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Jungheinrich grows in tough market|
GERMANY Jungheinrich continued to grow in the first nine months of 2019. Revenue rose 10% to EUR2.97 billion (USD3.28 billion). The main driver of this growth was the new truck business. ...
|Wolter Group expands further with Bohnert acquisition|
UNITED STATES Wolter Group has acquired Bohnert Equipment Company, a leading materials handling dealer in the Kentucky market.
“Bohnert Equipment Company’s comprehensive systems offering and expertise, along with its dedicated customer ...
|Liebherr’s milestone Spanish delivery|
SPAIN Liebherr recently handed over the 100th Liebherr mobile harbour crane, a new LHM 600, to Spanish customer Maritima del Principado in Gijon. Spain is now the third country in the ...
|Movers & shakers|
Shoppa’s Material Handling, Wildeck
|Clark adds two dealers in Texas|
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Company has announced two authorised dealer appointments in Texas: Frontier Forklifts and Service in Houston and Sunbelt Material Handling in Dallas.
“Frontier Forklifts and Service . ...
|Baumann delivers 50 T model|
ITALY Sideloader specialist Baumann has unveiled its largest-ever model - the new 50 T GXS500.
The model has been delivered to a fruit concentrates company, where it will be used to ...
|Electric Teletruks get to work|
UNITED KINGDOM The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been delivered to an independent timber and builders’ merchant.
Lawsons, a family-owned company operating in London and ...
|Coach House automates|
UNITED KINGDOM Coach House, the UK's largest wholesale and trade-only furniture and giftware supplier, has automated its warehouse and has upgraded its warehouse vehicles to optimise storage space and maximise its processes. ...
|Manitou expands North American range|
UNITED STATES Manitou has added three new propane-powered industrial forklift models. The Manitou MI 40G, MI 50G and MI 70G provide lift capacities that range from 8,000 to 15,400 lb. (3,650-7,000 ...
|thyssenkrupp Materials Services expands in Poland|
GERMANY thyssenkrupp Materials Poland has further expanded its regional warehouse in north Poland. The new facility in Nowe Mazy with around 13,500 sqm of storage space, which recently went into operation, ...
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|Switch to Linde lifts warehouse performance for GMK Logistics|
A high-performance Linde material handling equipment fleet is helping improve the efficiency of specialised floor covering 3PL company GMK Logistics.
|Leading-edge polyolefin plastic materials by Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden|
How Rocla's AGVs are assisting Borealis, a global plastics provider, in streamlining storage and shipping
|Prepare for the winter months: Our top 10 forklift safety tips|
With the winter approaching, the weather is set to get worse and the daylight hours are slowly getting shorter. So, it's time to start preparing yourself, your staff, equipment and operating areas for the winter and the harsher conditions it brings.
|Hyundai - Creating fans out of customers|
Hyundai Material Handling Australia: modernity, safety, efficiency and reliability in materials handling.
|Fall into Savings with UniCarriers Forklift|
UniCarriers® Forklift is offering their biggest savings event ever this fall!
|Order picking in timber industry: what companies should consider|
The timber industry utilizes a range of different systems for handling long, heavy and bulky goods.
|Once in a Lifetime! GNB TENSOR Batteries Outlasting Reach Trucks|
Increased Warehouse Efficiency with Advanced Battery Technology
|New opportunities on the horizon for Forkliftaction advertisers|
From November 28th, there are a number of exciting new opportunities coming for Forkliftaction advertisers. FIND OUT MORE.