News Edition #977 - 4 June 2020

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Next Tuesday (June 9), industry professionals on both sides of the Atlantic will mark Forklift Safety Day.
It will be the seventh anniversary of National Forklift Safety Day in the United States, while the United Kingdom will observe the day for the second time.
Of course, at this time, the world is fixated on a broader safety issue - COVID-19, which is changing work practices and even workplace design and operation. This global public health challenge is absorbing a huge amount of attention and funding, but we have to assume that the battle against the coronavirus will soon be won.
The fight for safe work places will, however, continue - and the growing forklift fleets in manufacturing, distribution and construction will pose ongoing threats.
To borrow a line from my favourite '80s TV show, Hill Street Blues, "let's be careful out there!"


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First industrial manslaughter case opens  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Queensland's first industrial manslaughter prosecution is under way, with the court looking into the death of Tiger Barry Willis, 58, who was pinned between a reversing forklift and a...

Stop the curfews – ALC  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is calling on all state and territory governments to permanently halt operational curfews on freight and logistics activities. "As governments turn their minds to...

New logistics facility for Sydney  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Logos has announced plans for a purpose-built 13,000 sqm logistics facility for LF Logistics, an international leading logistics services provider, at its Marsden Park Logistics Estate in Sydney. Having...
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Exide faces bankruptcy  Milton, GA, United States

Battery giant Exide, a significant supplier to the materials handling sector, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The...
FORKLIFTACTION EXCLUSIVE The COVID-19 crisis is creating new opportunities for materials handling, especially as manufacturers are forced to adopt stringent health and social distancing regulations. Combilift managing director Martin...
Haulotte Shanghai recently hosted more than 150 people from over 80 rental companies at a seminar in Kunshan City. The seminar marked the resumption of construction work in China...

Hyundai, KT work on smart logistics solutions  Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

Hyundai Construction Equipment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with communications company KT (Korea Telecom) for the joint development of 5G technology-based solutions for smart construction equipment and...

Yale adds high-capacity truck  Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced a new addition to its high-capacity range of forklifts, specifically designed to maximise manoeuvrability in dense storage configurations. Available in 15,500 lb. (7,000...
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UK prepares for Safety Day  Berkshire, United Kingdom

The UK forklift industry is preparing for its second National Forklift Safety Day after the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) adopted the commemoration from its US counterparts last year...

Flexi adds ‘smart stop’  Tipton, United Kingdom

Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced the launch of the Flexi Smart Stop System, an 'in-aisle sensor' that immediately disables a Flexi articulated truck if its chassis comes into contact...

CFTS delivers reactivation plans  Berkshire, United Kingdom

To support companies coming out of lockdown and resuming materials handling operations, Thorough Examination advisor CFTS is issuing a 'Practical 3-Point Plan' to ensure equipment is safe and fit...
Palfinger is touting the manoeuvrability of its PCC 57.002 crawler crane, citing its recent use in an Austrian furniture store. Thanks to its compact dimensions - just 1.9 m wide...

Delta-Q launches new charger  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Delta-Q Technologies has introduced a new sealed charger with the RQ350 for electric vehicles and industrial machines. Having found significant market success with the IC Series chargers rated from...
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Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces the new HLED 7" High Definition monitor and a new dynamic GMSL cable for reach trucks, counterbalance forklifts and other forklift applications.
VETTER high-tech forks for an automated warehouse process.
Cat® Lift Trucks has expanded the scope of its warehouse equipment line-up by adding a whole new category: custom-built man-up turret trucks.
Suitable for all brands of hydraulic forks - the KOOI® ReachControl system from Meijer Handling Solutions.

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Microlift Group Co., Ltd in China launches New Stainless Steel Hybrid Pallet Truck 1.5ton, Model: ET15MH-SL
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BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people a safe distance from moving vehicles.
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