News Edition #958 - 23 January 2020

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For our Chinese readers around the world, Happy Year of the Rat. While the rat may not get a good rap in Western culture, it is one of the most popular signs in the Chinese zodiac.
In Chinese mythology, the rat is seen as clever and quick-thinking, but, at the same time, reliable and stable.
Those are all traits that will benefit materials handling as the industry faces geopolitical uncertainty and financial instability.
All of us at Forkliftaction wish the Chinese community Gong hei fat choy (great happiness and prosperity).

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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JCB CEA launches new models  Larapinta, Qld, Australia

A new range of JCB Loadall telescopic handlers has been launched in Australia, featuring increased lift performance, improved safety and driver comfort, and the all-new next generation Command Plus...

SCLAA to co-ordinate fire efforts  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has offered to facilitate the provision of assistance from the freight, supply chain and logistics industries to all those in...

Scan Global buys Pioneer International  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Scan Global Logistics has acquired Pioneer International Logistics (PIL), an Australian operator with a strong market presence, proven business model and impressive growth since inception in 2010. Scan says...
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WORLD NEWS

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KION beats expectations for 2019  Frankfurt, Germany

KION's latest financial report shows the German manufacturer achieved its group outlook for 2019 and, in some cases, comfortably exceeded it. Despite a very difficult market environment, the group's...

Flux ships 5,000th Li-ion battery  Vista, CA, United States

Flux Power recently shipped its 5,000th lithium-ion battery pack. The milestone comes shortly after a move to a new 60,000 sqft. (5,600 sqm) facility with improved production lines, incorporating...
The body behind a UK national standard for the Thorough Examination of forklifts is urging companies to make sure that they see a valid Thorough Examination Report for every...
Hyundai, ProLift, LEEA

Excellence finalists announced  Berkshire, United Kingdom

FLTA has announced the finalists for this year's Annual Awards for Excellence. Finalists in the Environment category are: Baumann EGX Series Sany SDCE907K Flogas Carbon Offsetting Scheme JCB 30-19E...

B&B shows range at show - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Crown adds hi-tech armrest - New Bremen, OH, United States
Konecranes boosts technology - Helsinki, Finland

Entries open for Operator contest  Telford, United Kingdom

Entries for the Forklift Operator of the Year and LGV Driver of the Year are now open and organisers are urging businesses to enter their skilled employees. "Encouraging members...

Norish switches to Li-ion  Brierley Hill, United Kingdom

Third-party multi-temperature warehousing and logistics network Norish has introduced lithium-ion battery-powered Flexi articulated VNA truck technology at its cold store facility at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. The...

Forklift used in safe robbery  Wanette, OK, United States

It's probably not one of the applications prescribed by manufacturers, but a forklift was used to steal a two ton safe. Pottawatomie County police have arrested two men in...
Behind the strongest advertising campaigns is often a partnership built on mutual respect:

Forkliftaction: We have greatly appreciated the opportunity of working with HAWKER® for a number of years to bring its battery and charging solutions to Forkliftaction readers.

HAWKER®: Through Forkliftaction we know that we are reaching a targeted materials handling audience. We appreciate the campaign flexibility and enjoy working with the entire Forkliftaction team.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Cold storage facilities powered by Green Cubes Technology's Lithium SAFEFlex battery systems achieve the best performance for your material handling fleet.
How have things changed for logistics businesses and workers between the 1920s and the upcoming 2020s? Cat® Lift Trucks takes a trip back in time.
An all-in-one solution: The X-Way Mover combines numerous air cargo disciplines.
P.B.M. has been providing battery chargers, battery monitoring systems and battery testers since 1973. These devices represent the most reliable way to measure battery efficiency and to recover your battery.

Promoting the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media and Talent in Logistics (TiL) present The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020.
MEGATRANS is pleased to announce that Linde Material Handling has committed to MEGATRANS2020 as a supporting sponsor of the event.
Intermodal unveils new logos for Intermodal Asia and Intermodal Europe.
Forkliftaction's 2020 editorial calendar is finalised with topics that should resonate for our 72,000+ members, as well as the wider materials handling community, LEARN MORE

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTRIBUTORS:
We now have tentative publication dates for our 2020 Features. If you are interested in contributing your expertise or learning more, please contact us

SPECIAL FEATURES

Innovation may hold the key after a tough year
Last year was marked by significant geopolitical uncertainty, fragile economic growth and a plethora of technological advances, giving forklift manufacturers, vendors, buyers and end-users significant challenges and opportunities. Read the story

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Domestic apples, such as Granny Smiths, Fujis, and Pink Ladies, can all be traced back to Kazakhstan, where their ancestors still grow wild.

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