News Edition #1009 - 21 January 2021

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If anyone was curious about the topics covered by Forkliftaction News, this week's newsletter would be a good illustration.
Our coverage includes mergers and acquisitions, new models, case studies, appointment notices, events updates and association news.
This newsletter also reflects the international nature of our coverage, with reports from Europe, North America and Asia.
Finally, our focus spans businesses big and small, and a range of product types, from cranes to reachstackers and automated vehicles.
In short, if it moves materials, we cover it!


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Workers' comp stats released  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Materials handling features in the latest Australian Workers' Compensation Statistics 2018-19 report. This report provides detailed statistics about workers' compensations claims in Australia, including data by sex, age, occupation...

NatRoad welcomes driver reviver funds  Canberra, ACT, Australia

NatRoad has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack that $7.3 million in grant funding is now available under Round 2 of the...
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Delivery is expected to be completed next month of Konecranes' biggest-ever reachstacker order in Germany. BwFuhrparkService, the fleet service company for the German Federal Armed Forces, ordered 39 Konecranes...

Leavitt Machinery acquires Reliable Forklift  Phoenix, AZ,, United States

Leavitt Machinery, based in Surrey, British Columbia, has acquired Reliable Forklift Sales. Reliable, started in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson, continues to experience tremendous growth year after year...

Time Manufacturing buys Ruthmann  Waco, TX, United States

Time Manufacturing Company has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms based in Germany. Time is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of aerial lifts primarily...
Wallem Group, HBS Systems, Mobicon

ERA tracks CO2  Brussels, Belgium

The European Rental Association has launched the ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator, an independent and free-to-use online tool to enable equipment stakeholders to make more sustainable choices when using construction...

Riwal extends 'green' rental fleet  Dordrecht, Netherlands

Riwal has taken its first delivery of the new 100% electric JLG EC boom lifts. The new JLG EC450AJ articulating boom lifts boast a working height of 15.77 m...

MAFI yard truck heads to USA  Maple Shade, NJ, United States

Eastern Lift Truck has announced that an electric version of MAFI's popular diesel T 230 terminal tractor or yard truck will be available in the northern spring. MAFI, which...
transport logistic 2021 cancelled - Munich, Germany
LiftEx and LEEA Award 2021 announced - London, United Kingdom
FLA editor to lead CeMAT panel - Melbourne, Vic, Australia
MEGATRANS postponed again - Melbourne, Vic, Australia

BLG Logistics automates  Bremen, Germany

The BLG Logistics Group is investing in an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system from Jungheinrich at its Bremen site. Two ERC 213a automated trucks will take over the supply...

MHEDA recognises suppliers  Wauconda, IL, United States

US industry group MHEDA has released its annual dealer and supplier awards, the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) and MVP (Most Valuable Partner ) awards for 2021. The MVP designation recognises...

Forklift doubles as hearse  Wheatley Hill, United Kingdom

A son has kept his pledge to carry his father's coffin on the forklift he bought in 1980. Local timber merchant Tony Carr died on Boxing Day, aged 88...
ELECTRIC POWER, AUTONOMY, & RELIABILITY is here, with Carer's new A160-200X. This new model, with capacities ranging from 35,000 to 44,000lbs at a 48" load center, is able to directly compete for performance and autonomy with diesel forklifts. Unique specifications, cost savings, and its electric profile make it the leading contender in challenging outdoor applications, such as lumber facilities, steel mills, ports, and cement factories.

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TVH knows that your equipment goes through a lot of wear and tear over its lifetime.
Uniquely productive and comfortable: Cat® platform power pallet trucks introduce multiple 'industry firsts'.
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.

Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.
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A year like no other
Allan Leibowitz looks back on the year just ended, and gets expert insight into what lies ahead. Read the story


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Stewart Gosling
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Electrics make their mark

Stewart Gosling

OSHA forklift accident insights

Jonathan Rosenfeld


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The Japanese eat over 17 million tonnes of fish per year and are the largest importer of seafood. In Japan seafood is a staple food and included in most meals.

Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire - United States

These towering spires and glowing walls were carefully crafted with hundreds of thousands of icicles.



Raymond and Electrovaya expand alliance


Hyster adds Li-ion pallet truck


IFOY finalists announced


Movers & Shakers


LiuGong appoints EFR for New Jersey


CEO, Wallem Group, Hong Kong
director of sales, HBS Systems, United States
national business development manager, Mobicon Systems, Australia
board member, KION, Germany

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February 16, 2021
Online, Australia

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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Little Rock, AR, United States

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Scott City, MO, United States

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