News Edition #1017 - 18 March 2021

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A belated happy St. Patrick's Day to all our Irish readers - on the Emerald Isle and throughout the world.
What originally started as a religious holiday celebrating the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland has become a celebration of all things Irish and is marked globally - not least in Irish pubs.
This year, of course, many of the traditional St Patrick's Day parades were not held due to the Coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped the festivities totally. Check out our story this week to see how Ireland's best-known forklift manufacturer marked the day.


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Big Joe returns to Australia  Wetherill Park, NSW, Australia

Big Joe Forklifts has announced its return to Australian shores after several years' absence. Big Joe Forklifts president Dan Rosskamm says now is the time to move back to...
The biggest warehouse in Australia, Amazon's mammoth robotics fulfillment centre in Western Sydney, is ready for internal fit-out. Spanning 200,000 sqm, the robotics centre is due to be completed...
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.

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No LPG for Narrow Aisle  Tipton, United Kingdom

Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that, as part of its corporate responsibility towards the environment, it will no longer offer LPG-powered Flexi models. It is understood that Narrow Aisle...
Sales in the European construction equipment market fell by 6.4% in 2020, according to figures released by the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE). The falls were cushioned by...
Palfinger has transferred the operating business of its Norwegian production site in Olve to a new company. Under a management buy-out, the existing 47 jobs and factory operation are...
Clark has launched a tugger train system that addresses the specific requirements of industrial customers. With the Clark tugger train, material transport over longer distances can be organised efficiently...

Liftking steps up deliveries  Woodbridge, ON, Canada

Liftking has started deliveries of 28 rough-terrain AF10s for the United States Air Force. According to general manager Jeff Cockerton, the AF10 is one of Liftking's many specialty military...

Columbus McKinnon buys Dorner  Buffalo, NY,, United States

Columbus McKinnon Corporation has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Dorner Manufacturing Corporation, a leading automation solutions company specialising in conveying systems. David J. Wilson, president and CEO of...

Li-ion prescription for savings  Irvine, CA, United States

A switch to lithium forklift batteries as the main power source saved hundreds of man-hours in labour, increased uptime, and improved safety, providing an efficiency boost for a large...
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group has announced the recipients of its 2021 Dealers of Excellence for Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich warehouse products. These dealers are recognised...
Combilift is doing its bit to put smiles on faces as Irish folk around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Monaghan-based manufacturer has shown off the talents of...

Slow and unsteady loses chase  San Diego, CA, United States

It's unlikely Cat will use the footage as a demonstration of its forklifts' speed and agility, but video of a California police chase has gone viral. The chase of...
CARER's CONTAINER series, ranges from 9000lbs to 26,000lbs capacity. Designed to handle all types of product being loaded into and out of containers. By modifying the height of their R, F and K series to fit within the dimensions of standard shipping containers, CARER addressed not only the concern of space restrictions, but also capacity, weight distribution, visibility, and run time, while keeping operators safe.

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BRAVA JOY Armrest for wide-ranging applications in harsh environments.
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.
The Collective Intelligence Group offers forklift telematics solutions to help your business manage its fleet.
Increased expectations for operational efficiency and meeting regulations while ensuring safety during operations are setting new demands for cargo weighing and the management of weighing data.
Battery changing is changing, and a new normal is evolving in the wake of Covid-19. CBH is committed to providing robust battery handling solutions and complete end-to-end management including customizations.

Storage solution experts Unirack select efficient new Yale® UX Series forklift with service backing of Adaptalift Group.
The ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX) will be held April 12-16. Register for free today!
TEMS launches its new software to help businesses record, manage and schedule Thorough Examinations.
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.
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Energy sources update
A lot has happened in the year since the last Forkliftaction News report on new energy sources. Melissa Barnett looks at how recent events have influenced the logistics sector, what that means when choosing an energy solution, and what impact the pandemic has had on the development of current solutions. Read the story


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The plagues that killed millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages made 10 % of Europeans immune to the HIV virus. These people carry a genetic mutation known as CCR5-A32 which prevents the virus from affecting the immune system.

'Coyote' in Healdsburg, California

A huge work of Burning Man-inspired outsider art on the grounds of a California winery.



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