News Edition #999 - 5 November 2020

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We've been seeing some signs of recovery in the forklift market, with results for the last quarter indicating that we had turned the corner.
Indeed, some companies which were previously hesitant to make predictions about the rest of the year were starting to forecast recovery.
But maybe we breathed a sigh of relief too early?
The rapidly rising COVID-19 toll must surely be getting the bean counters back to their calculators. It's hard to see a clear path forward without lockdowns, production halts and more extreme social distancing.
Time will tell.

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Closure at Brisbane Terminal  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Patrick Terminal in Brisbane has been closed from Monday, with the stevedore anticipating continued closure until 5 pm this evening. The company has blamed the shut-down on an IT...

Forklift driver cleared in worker’s death  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

A forklift driver who crushed a workmate against his own truck has been found not guilty of dangerous driving causing death. Mohammad Ali Yaqubi was found not guilty in...

‘Overweight’ forklift driver fired  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

A 130 kg forklift driver who was fired from Australia Post because he was too fat has hit out at the company for 'humiliating' him less than two weeks...
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Hyster-Yale shows Q3 improvement  Cleveland, OH, United States

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has announced consolidated revenues of USD652.4 million - down 14.8% for the third quarter of 2020. Profit was also slashed, down from USD19.5 million in Q3 2019...

Lisman closes Asian centre  Balakong, Malaysia

The Lisman Forklifts Group will close down its Malaysian facilities and relocate all Lisman Forklifts Asia activities to its headquarters in the Netherlands at the end of 2020. The...

Palfinger reports stability  Bergheim, Austria

Following a massive slump in the global economy during the first half of 2020, recovery in the third quarter had a positive effect on Palfinger's revenue and earnings development...
Custom Industrial Products, Navitas, Lifting Gear UK

Safe training call  United Kingdom

Two UK training bodies are stressing the importance of continuing to provide key workers with adequate forklift operator training following the start of a second national lockdown this week...

Navistar orders Kivnon AGVs  Barcelona, Spain

Kivnon has secured an agreement with Navistar to provide a complete mobile robotics solution and bring automation to its new assembly plant. As part of its growth strategy, the...

Expect adds more Flexis  Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Logistics specialist Expect Distribution has added further Flexi articulated lift trucks to the already extensive fleet of Flexi very narrow aisle machines that are in operation across its multi-user...
bauma China takes shape - Shanghai, China
TOC ME expands, goes virtual - London, United Kingdom
Exhibitors back transport logistic 2021 - Munich, Germany

Teen crushed in farm accident  Norfolk, United Kingdom

A coroner's court has heard that a Dereham teenager died after a crush injury from a farming incident involving a forklift. Eighteen-year-old Zachariah Nathaniel Richardson died last month in...
Norway has reached a new milestone in autonomous mobility with its first driving operation completely removing any human supervisor from the vehicle. EasyMile has supplied its technology to Applied...
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Bolzoni Auramo follows the Paper Industry trends and offers clamps for efficient Heavy-Duty Handling of Paper Rolls with built in Damage Prevention.
Increase productivity in a warehouse and allow drivers of reach trucks to work more efficiently with Stoneridge-Orlaco's Digital Mid-Mast View camera system.
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KAUP is proud to present its new, upgraded website look and design, using latest technology and responsive business and user elements.
HELI EURO STAGE V models keep receiving positive feedback from their users.

Warehouse Design Inc is proud to present their new generation patented fall protection safety harness - protect your operators and users!
Start-Manager Inc. is pleased to introduce their rugged line of access control and daily safety check devices for material handling applications.
The forklift manufacturer Semax Material Handling AB, based in Sweden, is in a very exciting and expansive phase.
Genkinger-bAKA is specialized in the manufacturing of custom-made machines and small series and has extensive industry knowledge of many branches of the manufacturing industry.
The organizers of North America and Europe's leading exhibitions for advanced battery technology to display the latest global advanced battery technologies on a virtual platform.
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We're pleased to report that we found the technical issue causing the slow page loads and now things are moving much faster.
A big thanks to you all for hanging in there with us, we hope you notice the improvement this week during your stay on Forkliftaction.com.
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FACT OF THE WEEK

A study of 77 Neanderthal skulls published in the journal PLOS ONE found that 48 percent of them showed signs of Swimmer's ear.

The French City Where a Midday Firework Marks the Start of Lunch

Philippe Arnello is the custodian of the daily cannon, a 150-year-old tradition in the coastal city of Nice.

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Jungheinrich raises forecast for 2020

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Clark appoints Liftmasters for Texas

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Clark adds Li-ion models

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Composite cylinders gain marketshare

5.

Exide EMEA and Asia Pacific goes its own way

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