News Edition #1014 - 25 February 2021
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Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition in the market, but others stress that the moves strengthen the brand and enhance the offering.
Of course, the bottom line for buyers is whether such actions impact on price, service and support. And, at the same time, what happens to the other brands associated with the dealer/distributor?
The implications of these acquisitions are not always immediately evident, and time will tell how they affect customers.
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Safe Work Australia has released a new fact sheet to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and improve ventilation in indoor settings. The safety agency notes that heating, ventilation...
Australian port productivity has improved and is close to normal operation, except for Patrick Terminal in Sydney, which is still catching up from the backlog created by adverse weather...
Yale is excited to introduce the new UX Series of cost-effective lift trucks. The new lift trucks - in capacities from 1.5-3.5 tonnes - are an affordable and uncomplicated option for operations where the truck is required to work for limited periods in the working week, or up to 1,000 hours a year. Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd | +61 2 9795 3842
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In contrast to last year's crippling closures, manufacturers in China are back at work after the New Year holiday closures. China.org reports that manufacturing is back in full swing...
There has been little change in the Top 10 forklift manufacturers list for 2019/20. A report by German magazine DHF shows Toyota still at the top of the ranking...
Hubtex has acquired a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH). For over 30 years, DSH has provided successful materials handling solutions for some of...
Crown Equipment is adding more than 130 jobs to its Kinston, North Carolina operations. According to local reports, the new jobs will include assemblers, engineers, machine operators and support...
The UK materials handling industry can look forward to a better 2021 but must remain resolute in the face of the ongoing pandemic and the bedding in of post-Brexit...
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JLG recently welcomed Rob Messina back to the company in his new role as senior vice president of product development and product management. Forkliftaction News caught up with Messina...
The European Rental Association (ERA) has updated its 2020 Market Report, with new year-on-year estimates for rental activity, construction and GDP in each of the 15 countries covered. Although...
The UK's biggest telehandler hirer is further expanding its fleet with an order for GBP26 million (USD37 million) worth of JCB Loadall models. Ardent Hire Solutions is adding 525...
Denso Robotics has launched two new robot series that it claims will set a higher performance standard for robot use in demanding industrial applications. "The new robots in the...
A 22-year-old construction worker has been killed in an industrial accident in downtown Salt Lake City. According to local police, a man had been operating a forklift before he...
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Superior Tire is proud to announce the release of their improved and redesigned website and customer store.
How RAVAS Mobile Weighing Solutions can help in optimizing every logistics supply chain - a case study.
Mobicon Systems' guide for purchasing your container handling equipment.
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.
Meijer started in 1921 as a one-man business and is still in full swing.
Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.
Don't pick the wrong type of forklift! If your business uses forklifts, it is important to pick the right type.
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 MVS Award winners.
The LET-a CeMAT ASIA event, the biggest intelligent logistics equipment and technology trade fair in South China, will be held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China.
Industries with high hygiene requirements rely on non-marking tires to avoid tire marks or black dust. Camso's non-marking compound uses natural rubber with 0.1% of black carbon to ensure a clean working environment, without sacrificing performance. Discover the range here.
Working in high intensity applications where static build-up causes safety hazards? Camso's patented non-marking anti-static technology has been designed for safe & efficient operations. Learn more.
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