News Edition #962 - 20 February 2020

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We have introduced some significant changes to our Discussion Forums in response to user requests in recent weeks. The Forums have been modified to make them more responsive and reader-friendly, and most importantly, to allow members to find what they're looking for more easily.
Among the changes are improvements to the search functions, but we think one of the most useful new features is the ability to see the most recent posts in our technical troubleshooting thread. Users can also sign up for email alerts when their favourite brand is mentioned.
We hope the changes make the forums more useful and urge you to have a look.


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Police seek stolen forklift  Bundaberg, Qld, Australia

Bundaberg police are appealing for assistance regarding a stolen forklift. Senior constable Brittany Duncan has called for information about the theft, which occurred some time between January 15 and...
Toll has appealed for patience as it works towards a full reactivation of its IT systems after its recent cyber attack. On February 3, Toll shut down a number...

Kalmar and NTP go separate ways  Dandenong South, Vic, Australia

Kalmar will now sell its cargo-handling equipment direct to customers, breaking ties with NTP which will focus on Jungheinrich, Manitou and TCM equipment. Kalmar, part of Cargotec Corporation, is...
Nichiyu Electric Forklifts, one of the world's most respected manufacturers of electric forklifts, is seeking to bolster its Australian presence by widening its dealer network here.

Materials handling equipment companies that are interested in providing competitively priced Nichiyu forklifts for sale or rent, and distributing genuine Nichiyu parts, should contact:

Gary Hodge
NFM Forklifts - National Manager
Send an email| 0409 958 195 | 02 9765 2040


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Sales of electric forklifts have surpassed internal combustion models for the first time, according to the latest industry analysis by the Chinese Industrial Truck Association (CITA). The report notes...

Coronavirus: JCB slows production  Rocester, United Kingdom

JCB is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The move will mean a shorter...
Exclusive report Visitors to the upcoming materials handling trade shows can expect to see fewer Chinese exhibitors and visitors. A number of Chinese exhibitors who were meant to participate...

Knapp expands in US  Kennesaw, GA, United States

Knapp has announced the grand opening of its Phase 1 facility expansion in Kennesaw, Georgia. Fuelled by major projects in grocery, retail, healthcare and eCommerce sectors, the USD7 million...
Cargotec has released its 2019 full-year financial report, noting that the year was characterised by uncertainty. "Things that caused concern within the industry include items like the US-China trading...

Alta lists on NYSE  New York, NY, United States

Dealer group Alta Equipment Holdings has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The listing follows the merger between Alta and an affiliate of B. Riley Financial. Before...
Elisabeth Ausimour was recently appointed president, materials handling and access division, and a member of the group executive committee at Manitou. She shared some observations with Forkliftaction News. FLA...

IFOY testing completed  Hannover, Germany

New products and solutions from 15 manufacturers were subjected to expert comparison and hands-on testing from experienced forklift drivers and a jury of international logistics and materials handling journalists...

Manufacturers petition for ANSI change  Washington, DC, United States

A number of key aerial industry stakeholders including JLG Industries have sent a petition to the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), the secretariat for the American National Standards Institute...
Jolie, our Digital Advertising Representative for North America, is looking forward to greeting loyal customers and new friends at MODEX - Booth #4494.

Speak to Jolie about your marketing objectives. Ask about the 2020 advertising options for and

Contact Jolie to make a meeting, or just drop in and say hello.


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Miretti's Passive System for safety in volatile environments is reliable and cost effective.
Cascade has the material handling solutions to maximize efficiency in your logistics applications. Find them showcasing the latest material handling innovations at upcoming tradeshows this March.
The success of the new Two-High Stacking Mobicon has prompted the Mobicon design team to make the unit even more attractive to their buyers.
BYD is launching innovative new material handling products at the LogiMAT international trade fair in Stuttgart on March 10-12, 2020.
With the Staxx EPT15H, Staxx Material Handling Equipment brings a convenient and healthy alternative to the hand pallet truck to the global market.
Genkinger-bAKA offers an extensive range of tailor made material handling solutions for customers' needs globally.
Bolzoni will be showcasing a range of lift table solutions at LogiMAT, March 10-12, 2020.

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MEYER provides a preview of their stand at LogiMAT 2020, alongside BOLZONI AURAMO.
Cold storage facilities powered by Green Cubes Technology's Lithium SAFEFlex battery systems achieve the best performance for your material handling fleet.
Microlift Group Co., Ltd in China launches New Hybrid 15 Plus with model: ET15MH-P
Calculating the benefits of diesel power in material handling
Visit LET-a CeMAT ASIA event in May 2020
The Warehousing Education and Research Council, North America's leading professional association for distribution logistics professionals, has abandoned the trade show in favor of a collaborative new approach to business education and networking.
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