News Edition #965 - 12 March 2020

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This message should have come to you from LogiMAT, where Forkliftaction would be attending for the first time.
The cancellation of a materials handling trade show is unprecedented, and many exhibitors are out of pocket financially and uncertain what compensation they're due. A few lucky ones have insurance cover - and, no doubt, many more have learned from this experience and will be more risk-sensitive in future.
For our part, we launched a "virtual online trade show" last week, where exhibitors were able to share some of the information they would have distributed in Stuttgart.
This week, we report on some of the cancellation reaction and include more coverage of what visitors might have seen had the event gone ahead.


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MEGATRANS postponed  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

MEGATRANS2020, which was scheduled to run at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1 - 3 April 2020, has been postponed. "Following the recent announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel...

Logistics slump can be avoided  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Amid speculation of a logistics slump caused by the coronavirus, there are calls for calm. John Park, head of business operations for supply chain peak body Freight and Trade...

Bison extends range  Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand's Bison has expanded its range with a new hydraulic container lift system, the C-Lift T-Series. "We have found a way for companies to safely and rapidly deploy...

Hyster marks 60 years Down Under  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Hyster-Yale is celebrating 60 years of growth since its establishment in Australia and ongoing expansion throughout the Asia Pacific. The celebrations - marked with a thank-you function for staff at...
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MODEX goes ahead despite virus fears  Atlanta, GA, United States

US materials handling and logistics show MODEX wraps up today after opening on Monday. There was plenty of uncertainty in the industry ahead of the opening, especially because of...

LogiMAT exhibitors await answers  Stuttgart, Germany

LogiMAT exhibitors are waiting to hear about compensation arrangements in the wake of the cancellation of this week's event in Stuttgart. A day after the cancellation was announced, exhibitors...

JCB back to full time  Rocester, United Kingdom

JCB is ending short time working at its UK factories and reverting to a five-day working pattern. Around 4,000 JCB and agency shop floor employees have been working a...
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Crown launches ‘small footprint’ forklift  New Bremen, OH, United States

Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced a new line of small footprint LPG forklifts, the C-G Series. "Crown C-G series forklifts are space-savers for customers with limited floor space, and...

Clark, Linde add order pickers  Duisburg and Aschaffenburg, Germany

European order picker users have two new options, with new models released by Clark Europe and Linde. Clark is expanding its product range in the area of warehouse technology...

Ecentria deploys inVia Robotics  Los Angeles, CA, United States

Ecentria has deployed inVia's Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) system to automate order fulfilment at its OpticsPlanet distribution centre in Aurora, Illinois. The system, which includes a fleet of autonomous mobile robots...

Jungheinrich forks go digital  Hamburg, Germany

Jungheinrich has launched its digital fork camera for scanning goods in a warehouse, the latest addition to the addedVIEW optical assistance system. Felix Riesenhuber, head of product management assistance...
Forkliftaction News continues sharing the results of the detailed testing for the 2020 IFOY (International Forklift and Intralogistics Solution of the Year) Awards. This week, we evaluate the single...
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BYD, a global leader in zero-emission vehicles, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a producer of Lithium Iron-Phosphate battery-powered forklifts.
Microlift Group Co., Ltd in China launches New Hybrid 15 Plus with model: ET15MH-P
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.
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In the wake of the cancellation of the international trade show, Forkliftaction would like to present the following 'Virtual expo of LogiMAT exhibitors'. Browse the latest innovations in materials handling here.
MHEDA, in partnership with the MSSC, are proud to present their new Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) program.
Intermodal will now take place at the SWEECC in Shanghai on July 14 - 16 2020.
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