News Edition #1013 - 18 February 2021

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

This week, I led a panel discussion on the future of warehouse technology at CeMAT Australia Virtual, an online conference held to replace the postponed physical event.
It was a lively and informative session highlighting the latest innovations and, importantly, providing a roadmap for upgrading current technology.
The nature of warehousing is changing rapidly, and the experts from Linde Materials Handling, Dematic and Geek+ shared some advice for end-users and illustrated some of their offerings through mini case studies.
Watch this space for a recording of the session.

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Modern Motor Trimmers grows fleet  Perth, WA, Australia

A Western Australia motor trimming business continues to grow its Toyota Material Handling forklift fleet as its business expands. Modern Motor Trimmers, located in the south-eastern Perth suburb of...

Market Motion opens in SA  Adelaide, SA, Australia

By Jim Plouffe Melbourne-based logistics software and consulting services company Market Motion will establish offices in South Australia, thanks to a state government program to help companies set up...

Crosby buys into Verton Technologies  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

US-based The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging and load securement hardware, has completed a significant investment in Verton Technologies. Australian-based Verton has developed and commercialised disruptive...
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WORLD NEWS

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Palfinger acquires distributor  Bergheim, Austria

Palfinger has signed a contract for the takeover of Equipdraulic in Barcelona. This acquisition strengthens Palfinger Iberica's position in the Spanish market, especially in Catalonia, a strong industrial region...
Mafini Group has acquired Combat Industrial Batteries and Chargers, a Mississauga, Ontario-based industrial battery and charger company with over 60 years in the industry. Combat Industrial Batteries and Chargers...
Columbia Machine and Integra Systems have executed a licence agreement that will allow Integra Systems to produce Columbia palletisers and load transfer solutions in Brazil. This milestone achievement follows...

K.Hartwall adds free-lift pallet AGV  Soderkulla, Finland

K.Hartwall has launched a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR), A-MATE, which it claims is the first fully electric free-lift pallet AGV with omnidirectional drive on the market. A-MATE promises...

Seegrid launches autonomous forklift  Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Seegrid has launched a new autonomous forklift, Palion Lift AMR, further expanding the capabilities of the company's fleet of mobile robotics solutions. The latest addition follows the unveiling of...

Doosan adds Stage V models  Northampton, United Kingdom

Doosan has expanded its 9-Series Euro Stage V-compliant counterbalance forklift range with five new models across a capacity range of 2-3.5 T. A new sleek design improves operator comfort...
New date for FLTA Awards - Berkshire, United Kingdom
Beumer stages virtual event - Beckum, Germany
Despite the economic stagnation due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some companies are expanding their mobile elevating work platform fleet to strengthen their rental activities. One such fleet expansion is...

Scales prove their value  Zaltbommel, Netherlands

Weighing technology company Ravas recently proved the value of its technology for a logistics provider keen to ascertain the exact weight of each pallet in its cross docking operation...

Ready for ramping?  United States

Yes, the picture is doctored, and you shouldn't try this at home! Satirical news service The Onion reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revamped the forklift...
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Cascade's latest solutions cover applications from warehousing and logistics to food & beverage, recycling, and more. Get the latest technology for your materials handling with these options and attachments.
Narrow Aisle Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Astbury as the company's new Head of Strategic Development.
SEEN are demonstrating their IRIS 860 pedestrian detection technology to all attendees at this year's Forklift Safety Roadshow.
Bolzoni, a specialist in lift table solutions, is proud to present its green concept lift tables, service friendly with innovative and reliable built-in technology to serve in production lines, loading of vehicles, and heavy duty applications.

Storage solution experts Unirack select efficient new Yale® UX Series forklift with service backing of Adaptalift Group.
TEMS launches its new software to help businesses record, manage and schedule Thorough Examinations.
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.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association has announced the 2021 MVP Award winners.
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FACT OF THE WEEK

The longest fence in the world is the Dingo Fence which is 5614 km (3488 mi) long. It was built in Australia during the 1880s to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent and protect the sheep flocks.

'The Martian' in Surrey, England

An enormous alien was installed as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds".

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