News Edition #964 - 5 March 2020

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What a difference a week makes! Seven days ago, we were finalising appointments and getting ready for LogiMAT and MODEX.
Today, we report that LogiMAT has been cancelled, but MODEX is still scheduled for next week.
Forkliftaction will have a presence at MODEX in Atlanta and you're welcome to come and see us at Booth #4494. However, Jolie Booth, our digital advertising representative for North America, will not be able to attend.
According to our CEO, Ann Hofmans, the safety and health of staff members comes first, and the company has cancelled all international travel until the coronavirus threat is contained.


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Dematic represented in WA  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dematic has expanded its Australian presence through representation by Colby Storage Solutions Perth, which recently joined the Colby Storage Solutions Australian distributor network. Colby Storage Solutions Perth is committed...

CBFCA and AFIF merge  Rockdale, NSW, Australia

The Custom Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) and the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) are merging to become the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers of Australia...

Haulotte Australia moves to new premises  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Haulotte Australia recently inaugurated its new premises on the southeast side of Melbourne, Victoria. The new modern facility follows increased demand for Haulotte machines in Australia and New Zealand...
BYD - the world's largest manufacturer of Lithium Powered forklifts. The only electric forklift designed to compete with petrol-lpg-diesel units and can work up to 20 hours on a single charge. is proud to be in partnership with BYD as the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor for their products. Contact us now!

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Next week's LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart has been cancelled by German officials in the face of an increased risk of coronavirus. According to organisers, the infection has reached the...

KION invests in growth  Frankfurt, Germany

Following an extremely successful 2019 in which KION Group achieved its targets and, in some cases, significantly exceeded them, the group is now stepping up capital expenditure in order...

Hyundai develops hydrogen forklifts  Norcross, GA, United States

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has announced that its parent company, Hyundai Construction Equipment, has entered into an agreement with Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis to develop hydrogen-fuelled forklifts which...

Crown marks 75 years  New Bremen, OH, United States

Crown Equipment Corporation this year marks 75 years since its establishment by brothers Carl and Allen Dicke in New Bremen, Ohio, in 1945. The fourth generation of the Dicke...

MHI names innovation finalists  Atlanta, GA, United States

MHI will present the 2020 MHI Innovation Awards at Modex next week. After receiving 155 submissions for this year's awards, five independent judges comprised of professionals from the materials...

Toyota honours top dealers  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) recently announced the winners of the annual President's Award which recognises the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The award recognises the dealers who...

Clark names Dealers of Excellence  Lexington, KY, United States

Clark Material Handling Company has announced the winners of the 2020 Dealer of Excellence Advantage award. Having achieved great success in servicing Clark customers in their respective geographic areas...

Davies Turner powers up with Doosan  London, United Kingdom

Davies Turner, one of the UK's leading logistics and freight forwarding businesses, is seeing the benefits from a switch from gas trucks to battery-powered vehicles. At the company's Heathrow...

$52K fine for crushing  O’Fallon, MO, United States

A company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after multiple hazards and an employee suffering fatal injuries. The United States Department of Labor Services...
Forkliftaction News continues our series of test results from the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) tests. This week, we evaluate the two finalists in the...
Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers - a cost effective solution for your container handling needs.
Mobicons have the lowest axle weights of any container handler in the world. This eliminates damage to your yard surface.
No wire ropes - increased safety and low costs by using all hydraulic lifting. Contact us to find out more!

Mobicon Systems
Tel: +61 0) 7 3448 0010 or 1300 66 1976 (within Australia)


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Fork Force Australia is proud to introduce their new All Weather and Compact Warehouse Lithium Powered Forklifts.
Tri-Lift NC, Inc is proud to offer a range of BYD Electric Forklifts to suit your materials handling needs.
See what you can achieve at full power with fast-charging, cleaner and longer-lasting lithium forklift batteries.
The easiest and the most effective way of reducing costs related to battery management as well as environmental effects.
Build and grow your private brand at a fraction of the cost of competitors. is your source for BYD Lithium Forklifts.
Exide has your solution for battery charging and optimization needs.
At MODEX 2020 Bolzoni Auramo showcases the latest solutions for the beverage, paper products and carton material handling industries with a strong focus on operations safety and decrease of load damage risks.

PBM, a leading Company in battery charger production since 1973, launches a complete range of UL listed on-board chargers.
Calculating the benefits of diesel power in material handling
Cold storage facilities powered by Green Cubes Technology's Lithium SAFEFlex battery systems achieve the best performance for your material handling fleet.
In a disappointing turn of events, LogiMAT 2020 has been cancelled. Forkliftaction has put together a 'Virtual expo of LogiMAT exhibitors'.
UniCarriers Forklifts proudly offers the Platinum II Nomad® series forklift as part of its extensive line of material handling equipment.
BYD is launching innovative new material handling products.
KAUP GmbH & Co. KG (KAUP) is proud to introduce several ground-breaking new products in the field of large surface bale clamps.
Forkliftaction will be exhibiting at MODEX, booth #4494.
Unfortunately our colleague Jolie cannot attend. Jolie is disappointed not to be able to meet with loyal customers and new friends at the show. For anyone with a scheduled meeting, Jolie will be in touch to talk to you over the phone.
If you were hoping to drop in unannounced on Jolie at the show, visit our friendly representative Delcy at booth #4494, or contact us.
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Keep up-to-date with trade shows in your area with our redesigned CALENDAR OF INDUSTRY EVENTS

There are some leading exhibitions taking place next month, find out what is happening in your area in March.

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May 3-6, 2020
Rhode Island, United States

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Clinton, Mississippi, United States

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Charlotte, NC; Rock Hill, SC; Fort Mill, SC, United States

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Regional Sales Manager

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Class A CDL Truck Driver

Mason City, IA, United States

Director of Business Development

Lexington, KY, United States

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Lexington, KY, United States

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