News Edition #995 - 8 October 2020

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A few weeks back, we pondered the plight of the conference organisers whose businesses have been decimated by COVID-19.
There is another sector that has been badly affected - the industry associations. Already, some of the major industry organisations have collapsed because of their financial dependence on events. No trade shows means no revenue.
This brings into question the role of the industry associations. Clearly, those that have morphed into event companies and that exist primarily to organise industry events, rather than to represent the interests of the industry participants, are most at risk.
There's no indication that the major materials handling and logistics associations are in this situation, and if nothing else, COVID-19 and the collapse of trade shows should get them all to refocus on their members' needs - the very reason for their creation in the first place.


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Forklift sector should benefit from budget  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Business groups have welcomed the extension of the asset write-off provisions announced in the Federal Budget. Under the plan, businesses with turnover up to $5 billion will be able...

COVID focus for Safe Work Month  Canberra, ACT, Australia

National Safe Work Month is under way, and state and federal safety bodies are placing a sharp focus on navigating mental health through COVID-19. Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic...
PowerBatt, owners of patented technology for maintaining and doubling the lifespan of lead-acid batteries are looking for an official distributor of Powerbatt in Australia and NZ.
Email Dusan Uhrik for information.

PowerBatt is the result of long-standing research commenced for Czechoslovak army, certified by NATO, and now industry proven and accepted worldwide. It represents a breakthrough solution in the dynamic battery regeneration industry.
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Cargotec and Konecranes to merge  Helsinki, Finland

Cargotec and Konecranes have announced that their respective boards of directors have signed a combination agreement and a merger plan to combine the two companies through a merger. The...

Seegrid acquires Box Robotics  Pittsburgh, PA, United States

AGV maker Seegrid has acquired Box Robotics, a mobile robotics start-up bringing high-definition maps, three-dimensional LiDAR and deep learning to the warehouse and manufacturing automation space. This acquisition will...
Under new ownership, Meclift is investing in international growth. The Finnish company, founded in 1981, came under new ownership at the end of 2019. The new owners, Lännen MCE...

Atlas acquires Toyota-Lift of Minnesota  Brooklyn Park, MN, United States

The Atlas Companies, parent company of Atlas Toyota Material Handling (ATMH) of Chicago, has acquired Toyota-Lift of Minnesota. Toyota-Lift will be renamed as Atlas Toyota Lift of Minnesota (ATLM...
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Taylor expands in Colombia  Barranquilla, Colombia

Taylor International has announced the planned opening of Taylor de Colombia S.A.S. Hal Nowell, director of sales for Taylor International, says: "We have worked diligently to put the right...
Dematic event goes virtual - Atlanta, GA, United States
IFOY applications closing - Munich,Germany
Jungheinrich is building a new logistics centre for Wegmann Automotive in Veitshöchheim, Lower Franconia. This major project at the company's headquarters is scheduled to be completed by the end...

Linde Series 1202 hits US  Summerville, SC, United States

KION North America has introduced the Linde Series 1202 hydrostat forklift to its portfolio. "With its new flagship product, Linde is once again setting a benchmark in the industry...

Logistics talent recognised  Telford, United Kingdom

The fourth annual Talent in Logistics Awards for 2020 were awarded virtually this week, with Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics named Inspirational Leader of the Year and GEFCO judged...
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The forklift manufacturer Semax Material Handling AB, based in Sweden, is in a very exciting and expansive phase.
Start-Manager Inc. is pleased to introduce their rugged line of access control and daily safety check devices for material handling applications.
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