News Edition #981 - 2 July 2020

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Happy Financial New Year to those whose fiscal calendar rolled over this week.
For many, there's little time for reflection as enterprises face the ongoing challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Last year held so much promise, with many revenue and profit records smashed in the early part. But the glory days were short-lived and now almost all the forecasts have been recast downwards.
But, on the positive side, we still see strong pockets of demand in many markets - and we also note ongoing product development and new model roll-outs.
Materials handling will prevail - through effort, talent and innovation, rather than luck. Nonetheless, best wishes to all for the business year ahead.


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Market sticks with Toyota for safety  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Safety is a major consideration for Sydney Markets, Flemington, with about 1,000 forklifts in operation. Con Kapellos, who has responsibility for the fleet, notes: "About 70 to 80% of...

NZ Post builds new 'super depot'  Wellington, NZ, New Zealand

New Zealand Post plans to build a new super depot in Wellington to handle surging parcel volumes. The new centre is part of a $170 million investment in the...

ACFS adds 16 Kalmar trucks  Port Botany, NSW, Australia

ACFS Port Logistics has placed an order for 10 Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers and one medium forklift. The value of the order, which includes a "full-scope...
Amazon Australia will open its first Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre (FC) at Goodman's Oakdale West Industrial Estate in Western Sydney. Targeted for building completion in late 2021, the new...
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Liebherr has developed a Remote Service tool which will be helpful for clients still in lockdown. The service tool incorporates audio and video calls, a chat function, screen sharing...

LiuGong opens parts centre in Mexico  Mexico City, Mexico

LiuGong has announced the opening of a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Mexico City that will serve Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. "It has always been our goal...

Liftking builds a monster  Woodbridge, ON, Canada

Canadian rough-terrain specialist Liftking recently completed its biggest truck to date - and possibly the largest container handler in the world. According to general manager Jeff Cockerton, the 67,000 lb.(30,000...

ZPMC wins African contract  Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Chinese crane maker ZPMC has been awarded a contract for 22 port straddle carriers by South Africa Transnet TPT Terminal. This is the second contract for ZPMC, which also...

Hubtex has updated its DQ 45-X multidirectional sideloader to include a new low-noise, low-emissions turbo engine. The sideloader features three drive modes - Eco, Sensitive and Speed - to reduce energy...

Flux expands ‘new’ facility  Vista, CA, United States

After moving to a new facility in June 2019, Flux Power is expanding its operations by occupying an additional 23,000 sqft. (2,150 sqm) facility. Supply chain manager Jerrett Chambers...

Briggs Defence extends life of RAF's trucks  Cannock, United Kingdom

The RAF's fleet of bespoke air-transportable forklifts is set to remain operationally effective for at least another 10 years after undergoing a complete refurbishment by Briggs Defence. Introduced in...

Wisconsin man killed in accident  Madison, WI, United States

A local man has been killed following a forklift accident in Beaver Dam in Wisconsin.
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Construction material companies, specialized in the supply of heavy materials, find a reliable partner in Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer forklift truck attachments.
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The 7-layer hybrid empty container handler will deliver excellent fuel saving, reduced emissions, safety, comfort and low cost.
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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.
MHEDA is happy to provide the industry with their "Virtual Showcase", an online exhibit hall designed to help you find products, services and solutions.
Our Virtual Expo is still generating a huge amount of attention from readers and advertisers alike. Building on this success, we are launching a COMPLETELY REVAMPED VIRTUAL EXPO with a slick new design and enhanced user features set to make connecting with sellers even easier.

Watch out for new interactive features in the coming weeks!
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