News Edition #1004 - 10 December 2020

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There are some milestones reported in this week's news. Firstly, Action Lift is marking 35 years of doing business in the materials handling industry in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Across the ditch, B&B Attachments this month celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has certainly come a long way from the attachment company founded by George and Irene Bell, with a solid reputation for its quality forklift attachments, masts and ancillary systems.
On a more sombre note, our sympathies go out to the family and friends of Jim Brown, one of the founding members of the AITT.
The association says Jim, who passed away recently, was dedicated to ensuring high standards for operator training in the UK and will be remembered for his efforts to rally the industry behind the creation of the Association of Industry Truck Trainers, as it was called in 1985.


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Logistics pessimism – survey  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Australian warehousing and logistics sector is the least optimistic sector when it comes to returning to a pre-COVID level of normality, with 20% believing it will take two...

Woolworths chooses Dematic for new DC  Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Magni to supply Bobcat  Castelfranco Emilia, Italy

Magni TH has signed an OEM agreement with Bobcat to supply a range of the latest rotating telehandlers. Under the deal, Magni will supply Bobcat with rotating telehandlers ranging...

Trumpf partners with Jungheinrich  Ditzingen, Germany

High-tech company Trumpf and Jungheinrich will be collaborating on intralogistics solutions for connected manufacturing in sheet metal fabrication. Jungheinrich will supply driverless vehicles that autonomously transport sheet metal parts...

Verdant finances KION dealers  Cincinnati, OH, United States

Verdant Commercial Capital has signed a multi-year Vendor Program Agreement with KION North America Corporation. The agreement provides retail financing for KION North America's Linde and Baoli forklifts in...

PTB wins Singapore order  Groningen, Netherlands

PTB Special Products will supply remote-controlled battery exchange trucks for the Port of Singapore. The special platform trucks were developed to change out batteries for automated guided vehicles (AGVs...

Cargotec to sell Navis  Helsinki, Finland

Cargotec will proceed with the sale of its Navis business. In October 2020, the company announced that it would continue to evaluate the strategic options of Navis, which included...

AITT founder Jim Brown remembered  Hugglescote, United Kingdom

AITT has expressed its regrets over the recent passing of one of the association's founding members, Jim Brown. Jim had an illustrious career in materials handling, having worked for...

B&B Attachments marks 40 years  Northumberland, United Kingdom

This month marks 40 years since an entrepreneurial couple by the name of George and Irene Bell founded a forklift truck attachment company and named it B&B Fork Lift...

Action Lift celebrates 35th anniversary  Pittston, PA, United States

Action Lift this month marks 35 years of doing business in the materials handling industry. Under president William F. Medico and veteran managers Bernie Thoma, Chet Williams and Joe...
Ravas adds iForks-52 and iCP - Twinsburg, OH, United States
EControls releases new Li-ion battery - San Antonio, TX, United States
ProMat 2021 goes virtual - Chicago, IL, United States
Multimodal rescheduled - Birmingham, United Kingdom
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MEYER now extends the successful Series Generation G with separate (constant) sideshift in the capacity class ISO 4 with capacities up to 14 ton @ 600 mm load center.
Following continued growth of its IRIS Infrared Pedestrian Detection System, Seen Safety is pleased to report the launch of Seen Safety Australia P/L.
Mobicon Systems' guide for purchasing your container handling equipment.
Retrofitting forklift telematics from the Collective Intelligence Group onto your fleet can provide in-depth information and help you save time and money.

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The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing. This deceleration is happening almost imperceptibly, at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years. It happens so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have increased to 25 hours.

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