News Edition #1012 - 11 February 2021

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Friday marks Chinese New Year, welcomed around the world with the traditional Lantern Festival.
In Chinese astrology, 2021 is the year of the Ox, and should be a good one, characterised by hard work and honesty. According to mythology, the ox was meant to get the first month of the year, but the rat hitched a ride with the ox and then jumped the queue to score January.
After the sneaky year we had last year, we can but hope the spirit of the ox prevails and sees us through the tough times.
All of us at Forkliftaction wish our Chinese readers 笑口常开 - a year filled with an abundance of smiles and laughter.

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Woolworths boosts skills  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Supply chain enhancements are included in Woolworths' recently announced plans to invest more than $50 million over the next three years to help equip its team with new skills...

Bunnings launches forklift collectable  Hawthorn, Vic, Australia

Bunnings, which runs a significant fleet of forklifts, is rolling out a Lego-style forklift kit as the second offering in its collectable block toy series. The build-it-yourself forklift follows...
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Changes at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas  Houston, TX, United States

Japan-based Mitsubishi Logisnext will take 100% ownership of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas on 1 March 2021. The ownership change will occur when Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group subsidiary, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift...

Hiab hooks big orders  Helsinki, Finland

Hiab has recently won a couple of significant orders for its hooklift products. The company has signed an agreement to supply Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) with up to...

Clark relocates for growth  Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France

Clark France has moved from Saint-Laurent-de-Mure to a new company building in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, 10 km away. The new facility, about 20 km southeast of Lyon, is part of Clark's...
Shoppa's, JLG, Knapp

RIP Chuck Leone  Norcross, GA, United States

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has regretfully announced the passing of executive vice president and COO Chuck Leone, who died of complications due to COVID-19 last month. "Our company and...

75,000th Ottawa T2 delivered  Ottawa, KS, United States

Kalmar has achieved another significant milestone for its Ottawa terminal tractors with the completion of its 75,000th unit. The truck rolled off the production line at Kalmar's manufacturing facility...

Combilift adds order picker  Monaghan, Ireland

Amid the rapid growth of warehouse activity, Combilift has launched its first dedicated stand-on electric-powered order pickers, the Aisle Master-OP. The new model combines the advantages of a narrow-aisle...

Bowker orders new Flexi fleet  Selby, United Kingdom

Bowker Group, one of the UK's leading independent third-party logistics (3PL) service operators, has ordered a new fleet of Flexi articulated warehouse trucks, designed and built in the UK...

Another dealer for LiuGong  Katy, TX, United States

LiuGong has continued its North American dealer push, adding Industrial Repair Service of Wausau, Inc. as its forklift dealer in Wisconsin. Founded in 1981 by Larry Muelver, IRS of...

KION promotes vet hiring  Summerville, SC, United States

KION North America Corporation has launched a nationwide military hiring initiative. Partnering with Veterans ASCEND, a veteran-owned company breaking employment barriers for veterans and military spouses by translating occupations...

Wigan firm fined for injuries  Manchester, United Kingdom

A Wigan textile firm, Profile Patterns, has been fined GBP20,000 (USD28,000) after two staff members were injured in a forklift accident. Manchester magistrates heard that both staff members were...
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Meijer started in 1921 as a one-man business and is still in full swing.
Automation solutions applied to the material handling world are continuously evolving. The latest technology development in Bolzoni has been to design and manufacture fully electric driven attachments to fit Automated Guided Vehicles.
Sourceline is your solution for when the factory doesn't have the option your parts department needs.
Camso and its global partners are expected to play a key role in making material handling more efficient with the help of our complete range of material handling mobility solutions.

KAUP presents an innovative solution for the beverage industry: Head first into the container, trailer or wagon.
Vehicle design and function is changing rapidly - how does this affect other essential features such as vehicle work lighting? TYRI is looking to enlighten the industry on future trends and effective lighting in a new education platform.
Ethium batteries from EControls are the new industry standard for performance and reliability.
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FACT OF THE WEEK

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEBINAR: The future of heavy vehicle lighting

Thursday 4th March
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MHEDA Webinar: The unspoken rules of leadership

March 11, 2021
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ITES 2021

March 30, 2021 - April 2, 2021
Shenzhen, China

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March 8-10, 2022
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