News Edition #1008 - 14 January 2021

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If you follow the datelines (the location of our news items), Finland punches way above its weight, with at least one mention every week. This week, there are even more.
The regularity of Finland's appearance in our news might give the impression that the streets are crowded with forklifts, reachstackers and cranes - but apparently, that is not the case!
The country has a thriving economy, dominated by metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles and clothing, and according to online sources, its exports account for more than USD70 billion each year.
But most importantly, Finland is regarded as a very good place to do business - ranking 20th on the 2020 listing of easy business locations.
So, let's celebrate our Finnish readers with the traditional toast of kippis.


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Record deliveries for Aus Post  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Australia Post has recorded its biggest month ever in its 211-year history, with more than 52 million parcels delivered during December, an almost 20% increase on the previous year...

Cascade Australia distributes Kooi  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

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LiuGong appoints EFR for New Jersey  Katy, TX, United States

LiuGong North America has added EFR Corporation, located in Somerset, New Jersey, to its materials handling dealer group. Electric Forklift Repair was incorporated in 1987 as a one-man shop...
Electrovaya and The Raymond Corporation have completed a strategic supply agreement for the supply of battery systems for Raymond's Energy Essentials Battery line. The agreement provides Raymond with exclusively...

Bobcat appoints dealer for Finland  Helsinki, Finland

Doosan Bobcat EMEA has appointed Wihuri Oy Technical Trade as its new exclusive Bobcat dealer for Finland. Wihuri Oy Technical Trade is one of the four divisions of Wihuri...

New UK testing standards announced  Hugglescote, United Kingdom

The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has highlighted important new testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck operator courses following updates made by the Accrediting Bodies Association for...
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Hyster adds Li-ion pallet truck  Firmly, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe has launched an ultra-compact lithium-ion pallet truck for loads up to 1.5 T. The new PC1.5 Pallet Truck, powered by a lithium-ion battery, can deliver greater efficiency...
Production of the Liftace reachstacker line has been halted in France and will move to Sweden. This follows Terex's sale of its MHPS business to Konecranes in 2017. Konecranes...

LEEA awards recognise global achievement  London, United Kingdom

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) celebrated the achievements of its global learners with its 2020 awards, presented during a special Zoom event last month. The Gordon Loveridge Memorial...

IFOY finalists announced  Munich, Germany

The finalists for this year's IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift of the Year) have been announced, with 17 devices and solutions from 14 manufacturers selected from a field...
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Did you know that in Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband? Although she may only do this with her bare hands.

A New Zealand Festival Turns Detritus Into Offbeat Art

Every January, the windswept coast of Hokitika is bedecked with colorful pennants marking the beginning of the Driftwood & Sand festival.



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