News Edition #1001 - 19 November 2020

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There have been a number of reports about warehouse automation in the last few weeks, suggesting that robotics is fast becoming mainstream.
This week, we report on another two implementations of autonomous equipment.
As we approach the busy holiday season, there are predictions that retail spending will surpass previous years, despite the increasing lock-downs around the world. Much of that increased spend will be through e-commerce, where automation is already well established.
While 2020 will no doubt be remembered for all the wrong reasons, in the logistics and warehousing sectors, it will probably go down as the technological tipping point where automation came of age and robots moved more material than ever before.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Manufacturing in North America: Up for the challenge
Melissa Barnett looks at the prospects for the North American materials handling market. Read the story

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Williams-Sonoma leases Sydney warehouse  Sydney, NSW, Australia

US-based homewares group Williams-Sonoma has signed its first direct lease for warehouse and distribution centre operations in Western Sydney. The group has 20 stores spread across New South Wales...

ANZ port delays continue, rates rise  Sydney, NSW, Australia

New Zealand is experiencing seven- to 10-day port delays through congestion, and shipping lines have announced a Port Congestion Surcharge for the Port of Auckland. According to logistics provider...

Chip maker sticks with Toyota  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

A thriving business specialising in the distribution of frozen food and supplies to fish and chip shops has added another new piece of Toyota Material Handling equipment to its...
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Rhenus adds automation  Romagnat, France

Logistics services provider Rhenus has expanded its relationship with Effidence, a pioneer and leader in collaborative and autonomous robotics. For several years, Rhenus has been using EffiBOT robots on...
Israel-based Caja Robotics, which develops and installs unique robots and software for logistics warehouses, will install its technology in a logistics centre operated by Sela Logistics. Sela is a...
Jungheinrich has dispatched the 1,000th ETV 216i, two years after the launch of the lithium-ion reach truck. The 1,000th unit was supplied to the Penny Market food chain in...

Belfast Terminal signs with Kalmar  Belfast, United Kingdom

Kalmar has signed a six-year Kalmar Care service agreement with long-term customer Belfast Container Terminal Ltd in Northern Ireland covering the supply of maintenance support personnel for Belfast Victoria...
Seegrid,IPAF, Shoppa's Material Handling
Clark launches two new hand pallet trucks - Duisburg, Germany
Elokon develops new assistance system - Tornesch, Germany

Custom reachstacker for Carlsberg  Fredericia, Denmark

Konecranes has produced a custom reachstacker for Danish beer company Carlsberg. The new reachstacker is a Konecranes SMV 4531 CC5 which has been adapted to handle 50 T instead...

AUSA adds urban forklift  Barcelona, Spain

AUSA has launched the new C201H forklift with a 2,000 kg payload. The vehicle is designed entirely for urban use, with a compact footprint that can enter and operate...
German equipment rental company Beyer-Mietservice KG is adding 40 Stage V-compliant rotating telescopic handlers plus accessories. The handlers, with a maximum load capacity of up to 7,000 kg and...

JLG launches new scissor lifts  McConnellsburg, PA, United States

JLG Industries has launched the first models in its new generation of rough-terrain and electric rough-terrain scissor lifts. The new models are the first to market and come in...
A workman was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by a forklift at an industrial estate in Coin, Spain. According to EuroWeekly, the 56-year-old was seriously injured in the...
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FACT OF THE WEEK

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