News Edition #969 - 9 April 2020

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They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And nowhere is that truer than for materials handling.
Despite the public health and economic crisis gripping the world, we are still able to report on new models, on record orders and dealership appointments. So, while things are far from normal, for many in the forklift business, it's almost business as usual.
And, pleasingly, not only are the key players taking care of their own business, but we are also hearing more and more reports of manufacturers and dealers reaching out with offers of assistance to their local communities. If readers know of any such initiatives, please share them in this thread in our Online Forums.


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Safe Work targets COVID-19  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Safe Work Australia has released a number of fact sheets to assist with the coronavirus pandemic. The special information pack for warehousing and logistics notes that Work Health and...

Toyota adds entry-level pallet jack  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched a new pared-back version of the Levio LPE200 electric pallet jack, the LPE200B. The new Toyota LPE200B electric pallet jack will come...

Air NZ resumes cargo services  Auckland, New Zealand

Air New Zealand has resumed cargo services from Auckland to Shanghai to ensure priority goods continue to be available during the COVID-19 outbreak. Air New Zealand general manager - cargo...

Dairy processor uses AGVs  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lactalis Australia is seeing productivity improvements at its Lidcombe Milk Site after rolling out a new automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution. Lactalis Australia (formerly Parmalat) is owned and operated...
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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Liebherr reflects on revenue growth  Bulle, Switzerland

Liebherr Group's final results for 2019 reflect another very successful business year with turnover of EUR11.50 billion (USD12.68 billion) - an increase of 11.4% compared with the previous year. Despite...

More Chinese factories reopen  Huagang, China

Chinese forklift factories continue to come back on line, with the Xinhua news service reporting that all enterprises above a designated size have resumed business in Anhui Province. According...
Konecranes recently won its largest-ever reachstacker contract, from a customer in Germany. The order for 39 reachstackers was won with Konecranes' distributor Richter Fördertechnik. Deliveries are scheduled to begin...

FLTA adds COVID-19 resources  Berkshire, United Kingdom

In light of an ever-changing landscape for all those in the materials handling and logistics sectors, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has created a dedicated section of its...

LiuGong appoints Warrior Machinery  Katy, TX,, United States

LiuGong North America has appointed Warrior Machinery as its exclusive dealer in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Warrior Machinery will be offering LiuGong and Dressta equipment to the...

Hikrobot launched in UK, Europe  Cransfield, United Kingdom

Hikrobot has launched its range of flexible mobile robots for intralogistics applications to the UK and Europe through Cranfield-based systems integrator Invar Systems. The robots can be supplied as...

Ports work together on COVID-19  Antwerp, Belgium

Port authorities around the world are being offered support and advice on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through the newly established World Ports COVID19 Information Portal. "In the...
In the global effort to fight the coronavirus, basic materials for medical care are urgently needed. The Gronwohlder brewery is, therefore, now producing disinfectants at its production facilities, helped...

Hyster expands Fortens range  Surrey, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe has extended its Fortens forklift truck series with new models that lift up to 8 T. At the same time, trucks across the whole H6.0 - 8.0FT range...
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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!

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Supporting you through Covid-19 with new online health and safety training.
Power solutions will deliver the next generation of forklift efficiency. Hangcha is dedicated to leading the power technology innovations.
A Professional and Enthusiastic Company with 35 Years' Experience
Here in our new 'virtual expo', we'll be showcasing a wide range of materials handling products and solutions from across the globe. The doors are now open, enter here...
Save valuable time and reduce the risk of accidents with a camera system for forklifts. The digital Mid-mast view camera is a robust and compact camera monitor system from Stoneridge-Orlaco.
TractEasy, TLD's new autonomous baggage tractor, comes equipped with Camso's Solideal AIR 561
Why is time efficiency so essential to warehouse business success - and how can it be improved? As a leading developer and manufacturer of equipment designed to make warehouses more efficient, Cat® Lift Trucks offers the following summary.

Elgas Forklift Premium - A fast and dependable forklift gas bottle supply and forklift gas refill, at very competitive forklift gas bottle prices, to keep your business moving.
Bolzoni is proud to present to the market its new range of Easy-FORKS, camera fitted forks, to improve safety in the storage area.
PBM, a leading Company in battery charger production since 1973, launches a complete range of UL listed on-board chargers.
BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people a safe distance from moving vehicles.
Build and grow your private brand at a fraction of the cost of competitors.
Real Telematics' FMX is the number one name in Forklift Fleet Management Systems.
The Challenge has been rescheduled to new date of 8 September 2020 (due to COVID-19 Coronavirus).
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Kitchen Table Mingle Forklift Challenge
OK forklift 'aficionados' ...
As part of our Kitchen Table Mingle, we put together a fun CHALLENGE for you:
Can you order these forklifts from the oldest (by year of manufacture) to newest?
Extra points if you can guess the decades in which they were made!

Contact us with your answer. Good Luck!


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