News Edition #992 - 17 September 2020

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In the good times, the exhibition organisers were doing extremely well, especially the big German companies. Their portfolios included a string of successful events around the world that they own - either directly or in partnership with local operators.
They also own in-demand fairgrounds which hosted other events in the gaps in their own-show schedules.
Yes, some of the more mature events were starting to lose their gloss, but on the whole, it was a healthy enterprise which also boosted local economies in their communities.
The pandemic has ended much of that and we, in the materials handling sector, have only really taken note of the cancellations which affect us. But the impact is clearly far more widespread, with revenues decimated and venues sitting vacant.
Our thoughts are with our industry event partners and we look forward to some kind of return to normality soon - but what that reality looks like is anyone's guess.


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LF Logistics increases site  Sydney, NSW, Australia

LF Logistics has committed to an enlarged facility in the Marsden Park Logistics Estate in Sydney. The logistics company has agreed to lease an additional 9,700 sqm alongside its...

TMHA adds high-tonnage electrics  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has added four new counterbalance forklifts to its line-up. The company has introduced the 9FBMT Traigo, which is a top-of-the-range, heavy-duty dedicated-electric counterbalance forklift...
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Yale extends Li-ion applications  Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has introduced factory-integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power to its digger forklifts. The Yale ERP155-170SVNL, ERP175VNL36 and ERP190VNL provide a zero-emission alternative with performance comparable to an...

Cargotec forecast improves  Helsinki, Finland

Cargotec has revised its forecast for the third quarter of 2020, noting that performance has been "better than expected". The company estimates orders received and comparable operating profit will...

Shoreham Port expands fleet  Brighton, United Kingdom

Shoreham Port has bought a GBP2 million (USD2.57 million) fleet of new forklifts to move timber, one of the main materials handled at the harbour. The 35 Yale Veracitor...

Taylor adds dealer in Panama  Panama City, Panama

Taylor International has appointed a new dealer, Montacargas Panama Pacifico, in Panama City, Panama. Hal Nowell, director of sales for Taylor International, says: "Panama is a very central and...
AntwerpXL goes digital - Antwerp, Belgium
logitrans Turkey postponed -Istanbul, Turkey

Pyroban adds Red Ex Line - Shoreham, UK
Manitou adds the compact telescopic loader - West Bend, WI, United States

Linde adds E10 stand-on truck  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde Material Handling has expanded its range with the launch of the new E10 stand-on electric truck. Available with a choice of a lead-acid or lithium-ion battery, the new...

RIP Heinz Helmut Kempkes  Remscheid, Germany

Heinz Helmut Kempkes, the entrepreneur and senior director of crane manufacturer Kuli, died on 13 August 2020 at the age of 72. Over five decades, Kempkes used his great...

Hyster expands electric range  Surrey, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe has extended its range of electric counterbalance forklifts with the introduction of nine new three- and four-wheel forklift models for lifts up to 3.5 T. The Hyster...
A 10-year-old boy was killed in the village of Rizo in Pella, northern Greece
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24 September: Forklift safety a snapshot - read about legislation, end-user expectations and popular add-ons for optimised safety.
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Panacea Aftermarket Co.'s innovative new campaign has been developed in response to the worldwide pandemic.
Stay Ahead of the Curve with Cascade's Smart Solutions for E-commerce.
Save valuable time with Stoneridge-Orlaco's Digital Mid-Mast View camera monitor system and improve daily operations and process reliability.
Specialized lift truck attachments for white goods handling from Bolzoni Auramo.

BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people a safe distance from moving vehicles.
See what you can achieve at full power with fast-charging, cleaner and longer-lasting lithium forklift batteries.
The 4th Last Mile ASEAN 2020, the one and only industry conference & expo in Thailand dedicated for addressing the last mile leg of supply chain, operations and distribution, is happening 5-6 November at BITEC, Bangna, Bangkok.
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APOPO, a Belgian NGO whose acronym translates to Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development, was founded with the mission of using pet rodents to detect land mines and other explosives.

We Now Know Where Almost All of Stonehenge's Stones Came From

The main source for its largest megaliths is just a stone's throw from the iconic site.



Briggs & Stratton switches to Li-ion


Li-ion technology for Cat® electric counterbalance trucks


Haulotte hit hard by COVID-19


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Hubtex forms Australian subsidiary


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