News Edition #976 - 28 May 2020

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We are seeing a steady stream of new products at the moment. Maybe it's because the absence of trade shows is allowing manufacturers to release products when they're ready, rather than holding their launch back for a specific event or rushing the debut so as not to miss out.
What is interesting is that R&D is pushing ahead, despite tough economic conditions.
The one lesson materials handling has learned from past business crises is that demand always comes back - and those with the right products and solutions have the most to gain in the recovery.
So, let's get ready for better times ahead.

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Engineers release recovery plan  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Australia's peak engineers body, Engineers Australia, has released its 9-Point plan for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. "COVID-19 has challenged all nations, all industries and every profession. Encouragingly...

Huski lends a hand at Melbourne Zoo  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Zoos Victoria recently purchased a Toyota Huski 5SDK8 to help move various materials around the endangered Asian elephants' precinct, which encourages the elephants' natural behaviours. Zoos Victoria partnerships manager...
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Global construction equipment sales are expected to fall 19% this year from the 2018/19 peak of 1.1 million machines to 891,000 units, according to revised forecasts from specialist market...
European equipment renters are backing the European Commission's new Circular Economy Action Plan which is expected to promote the 'circular economy' as part of the green recovery from the...

Cat adds man-up turret truck range  Almere, Netherlands

Cat Lift Trucks has expanded its warehouse equipment line-up with the addition of a line of custom-built man-up turret trucks. The Cat NVT11-20(XL) range is designed to maximise stacking...

Linde adds tow tractors  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde has added three new tow tractor models - P40 C, P40 C B and P60 C, designed to meet the growing demand for logistics trains increasingly used to supply...

Crown updates C-G Series  New Bremen, OH, United States

Crown Equipment Corporation has updated its C-G Series of internal combustion (IC) cushion-tyre LPG counterbalance forklifts. "This new generation of C-G Series 8,000 to 12,000-lb. (3,600-5,400 kg) cushion-tyre forklifts...

Getting to know Stuart Browne  Newcastle-under-Lyme,, United Kingdom

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries recently appointed Stuart Browne as general manager of its UK operation. We asked Stuart a few questions to get to know him better. Forkliftaction News: Prior...

AITT continues to work despite COVID-19  Hugglescote, United Kingdom

The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has maintained its operations despite the lockdown in the UK, conducting electronic audits of AITT training providers via video conferencing software. The...

Safety Day goes virtual  Washington, DC, United States

COVID-19 will not halt next monthâ??s National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) 2020, but it will force the ITA to run it as a virtual event on the same date...

LogiMAT Bangkok postponed  Bangkok, Thailand

In view of the continuing uncertainty in the industry because of the coronavirus disease, LogiMAT | Intelligent Warehouse is being postponed to July 7 - 9, 2021. Organisers say that in...
Camso has adjusted its Solideal On-Site (SOS) processes to ensure contactless on-site procedures for forklift tyre replacement. The new measures ensure no personal contact is required for clients who...

Pyroban gets active on LPG forklifts  Shoreham, United Kingdom

Safety company Pyroban has noted growing demand for active gas detection on an increasing number of LPG forklifts used in areas close to Zone 2. "LPG remains a popular...
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FACT OF THE WEEK

Denmark and Poland are refusing to bail out or provide financial aid to companies registered in offshore tax havens.

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Messages of respect, hope, and frustration have appeared in our largely empty public spaces.

KITCHEN TABLE MINGLE

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The work-life balance mirage
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Lately many of us are feeling the burn of conflicting obligations. Maybe it's time to take the restrictive ideas around work-life balance and just 'Let it go'.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

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