News Edition #982 - 9 July 2020

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Happy birthday to us!
This newsletter marks the 20th anniversary of Forkliftaction News.
There is a full report on the milestone in this week's news, as well as some recollections from team members.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the rich and colourful history of this materials handling newsletter and portal: the staff past and present, the advertisers and sponsors whose support has allowed us to continue offering free access to our extensive resources, and, just as importantly, our members and readers who turn to us for their information needs.
None of this, of course, would be possible without the vision and support of our founder, Michael Leu. Michael, thanks for making it happen!


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Two decades on, Forkliftaction still growing  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Forkliftaction News after the first newsletter was distributed to a handful of industry insiders on 7 July 2000. The debut newsletter, which...

Freight flight support extended  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian government's International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) has been extended until the end of the year. In a statement, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, and...

RCT partners with Reliable Industries  Kewdale, WA, Australia

Global smart technology specialist RCT has partnered with American company Reliable Industries to supply quality technology solutions to mobile equipment around the world. The partnership involves RCT manufacturing its...

Ford adds logistics hub  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Ford will invest in a fifth Victorian location, a modern logistics hub that will serve the current and future needs of customers, dealers and the business. Located at Merrifield...
Hyster introduces a new big truck with a series of cabin upgrades for enhanced user comfort and visibility. Hyster's new H16-18XD series big trucks can efficiently handle up to 16t or 18t, and are backed by the outstanding quality of the Hyster® brand and its reliable network of dealers.

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Jungheinrich has begun collaborating with Neumaier to add its Industry Train tugger train to its portfolio. Neumaier's Industry Train is a combination of standardised chassis components and individually designed...

End of the line for Linde 392/393  Aschaffenburg, Germany

After 18 years, Linde has halted production of its 392/393 IC forklift series, with the last order going to one of the largest brick manufacturers in North America. A...
Vecna Robotics, Qube

Raniero delivers electric 25 T  Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

Raniero has delivered the first AC250-8-CO 120V forklift with a lowered height profile to South Korea. The truck was developed for a Korean company producing special steels for the...

HS2 trials electric forklift  London, United Kingdom

High-speed railway HS2 is trialing a new electric forklift on one of its major construction sites in London. The Eco Telehandler vehicle is being used at HS2's West Ruislip...

Geek has extended its co-operation with sports goods retailer Decathlon after a two-year collaboration in its e-commerce and retail fulfilment centres in Shanghai. Decathlon has accelerated its automation program...

LiuGong adds Atlantic Industrial Equipment  Katy, TX, United States

Atlantic Industrial Equipment LG has been appointed a LiuGong dealer for Canada. Established in late 2019, Atlantic Industrial Equipment will offer the complete LiuGong NA product line - wheel loaders...

Kivnon introduces AGV swap  Barcelona, Spain

Automation specialist Kivnon has launched what is thought to be one of the first AGV trade-in schemes. Kivnon says its Swappage scheme aims to help the industrial sector in...

Forklift used in convenience store raid  Doncaster, United Kingdom

Thieves have carried out a ram raid on a Doncaster supermarket - less than 24 hours after it opened for the first time. The criminals used a forklift and a...
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We feel that good business is powered by the strength of our working relationships. So it is with enormous thanks (and great pride) that we share these testimonials from our valued advertisers.
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Inside the Strange World of Coral Reef Crime Scenes

How scientists and law enforcement officers pioneered a new brand of underwater justice.


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20 years of memories – FLA reflects
Ann Hofmans
As we prepared for this special occasion, I thought it would be nice to share some memories with our readers and so I asked my colleagues to come up with their favourites.

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