News Edition #993 - 24 September 2020

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We recently noted the large volume of new products hitting the market, and it looks like the trend is continuing.
This week, we again highlight a few new offerings in various materials handling categories, showing the resilience and resourcefulness of the industry.
Despite slowing orders and sales in many markets, it looks like the manufacturers are planning for the future - continuing their R&D and maintaining the pace of their model roll-outs.
One has to wonder, however, if the pace of product announcements is also influenced by the cancellation of many trade shows. In the absence of deadlines attached to the shows, manufacturers are free to release new models when they are ready, rather than at a time determined by the events calendar.


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TMHA updates service vans  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is progressively upgrading its fleet of over 300 service vans to Toyota's newest-generation HiAce, providing multiple benefits for its service technicians, the business's footprint...

Safety events go virtual  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Safety in Action Conference will be held virtually on 26 October. The event will bring together safety leaders in the health and safety profession, to encourage global involvement...


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LiBiao robots reach Europe  Hangzhou, China

LiBiao Robot has announced that it is entering the European market with its Mini Yellow range of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). And, in line with the company's overall global...

Equipment finance sentiment rises  Washington, DC, United States

Confidence in the equipment finance market rose significantly, according to the lastest Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Figures from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation show...

Dematic wins Danish deal  Horsens, Denmark

Dematic has secured a flagship new contract with Reitan Distribution in Horsens, Denmark. Reitan supplies groceries to more than 900 stores throughout Denmark, including more than 340 of the...
Ommelift, the Danish manufacturer of tracked lifts, has introduced a new insulated platform - the 2650 iRX-46kV. The platform is designed for working close to power lines. All booms are...

Best Inc. partners with Cainiao  Hangzhou, China

Integrated Chinese smart supply chain solutions and logistics services provider Best Inc. has partnered with Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to launch an end-to-end logistics service between China and Malaysia...
Hubtex has updated its SFB series with a new steering mechanism in the load capacity range up to 25 T. The SFB series of platform transporters consists of compact...


Haulotte Poland marks 15 years - Janki, Poland
Still OPX iGo neo awarded - Hamburg, Germany
Manitou North America recognises dealer - West Bend, WI, United States
CeMAT Asia gets real - Guangzhou, China
Cool Logistics Global goes virtual - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Automation focus in Dubai - Dubai, UAE
Algeco has confirmed an order of three Konecranes forklifts for its facility in Kehl, Germany. One of the three SMV 12-1200 C forklift trucks with special spreaders will arrive...

Logistics UK finalists announced  Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

The finalists for Logistics UK's 2020 Logistics Awards have been announced. The awards celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to...

Farm worker charged with insurance fraud  Fresno, CA, United States

A Sanger man will face felony insurance fraud charges after a forklift accident. Eduardo Medina Ruelas, 46, faces multiple counts after allegedly collecting USD38,000 in workers' compensation insurance benefits...

Forklift thief arrested  Charlotte, NC, United States

Matthews Police have recovered a USD17,000 forklift stolen from Pike Nurseries last week.
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Cat® Lift Trucks' guidelines for safe forklift operator behaviour.
Safety systems, solutions, and options from Linde Material Handling.
Prioritise forklift safety with HANGCHA.
Linde Material Handling's range of safety solutions - protecting employees, helping to prevent accidents and to reduce costs.
The new Hyster UT Series ® of 3-wheel lift trucks, tow and pallet trucks extend cost-efficient performance.
PBM chargers for your lithium batteries - a wide range of applications and built for diverse environments.
The patented Excalibur cantilever-style lift provides a safe, unobstructed platform for faster and easier servicing of standard and Class 2 forklifts.

MiMA's multi directional TFC series forklifts make handling easy and efficient.
Panacea Aftermarket Co.'s innovative new campaign has been developed in response to the worldwide pandemic.
The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone® for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard.
BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people a safe distance from moving vehicles.
Save valuable time with Stoneridge-Orlaco's Digital Mid-Mast View camera monitor system and improve daily operations and process reliability.
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.
The answers to our 'what they made first' quiz reveals the origins of three mega forklift brands.
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Dogs have extraordinarry olfactory abilities. They have sniffed out melanoma skin cancer in humans and detected pregnancy in cows just by picking up scents in their bodily fluids.

The Surprising Importance of Skunks in the History of Chicago

An Anishinaabe word for skunk likely inspired the city's name.


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A small team, a Brissy pub and marking 20 years
Rosie Clifford
Inside Forkliftaction's recent 20th Anniversary celebrations.



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