News Edition #1018 - 25 March 2021

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Our thoughts go out to our industry colleagues currently in pandemic lock-down.
In some countries, residents are now in the throes of their third set of movement restrictions - with some societies shut down at least until the middle of next month.
While it's business as usual for many in materials handling, much of the sector's optimism has been based on an assumption of a return to normal - which is clearly going to be delayed by the "third wave".
Business continuity aside, we cannot help but wonder about the welfare of the people in our industry. They are not only materials handling professionals, but they are also parents, spouses, siblings and children. And while their jobs may be secure, we fear for their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
This may be a good time to reach out to your colleagues and make sure they are "okay".


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New Toyota joins 20-year veteran  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

Ki-Ki Engineering, based in the small town of Ki Ki, between Adelaide and Melbourne, has added a new 3 T Toyota 8FD30 forklift to its fleet, to accompany its...

Tassie launches Logistics Toolkit  Hobart, Tas, Australia

The Tasmanian Government has released a Freight and Logistics Toolkit to support Tasmanian businesses to increase long-term competitiveness and viability through freight and logistics improvements. The Toolkit, an initiative...
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Amber Beverage automates  Riga, Latvia

Global spirits company Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has signed an agreement with Jungheinrich to purchase EUR15.5 million (USD18.5 million) worth of equipment needed to build a new automated high-bay...

TVH ownership split  Waregem, Belgium

Belgium's giant TVH equipment and parts business is in the final stages of an ownership reshuffle. According to a report in De Tijd, the reshuffle sees the Vanhalst family...

Korea demonstrates fuel cell equipment  Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

South Korea will demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell-powered industrial equipment including forklifts and unmanned loaders at a regulation-free industrial complex in the southern port of Ulsan. The new industrial machines...

CILT honours logistics achievers  Corby Northants, UK, United Kingdom

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has named the winners of its 2020 Awards for Excellence in a virtual ceremony. Postponed due to COVID-19, the awards celebrated and...
Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company (ACCHCO) has ordered three additional Konecranes empty container handlers for its two sites in northern Egypt, with two going to the Port of...

HAI switches to Combilift  Ranshofen, Austria

Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) employs a workforce of 1,600 at its eight sites in Europe, and the company's activities include supplying high-tech aluminium profiles and finished components as well...

Raeder-Vogel expands plant  Hamburg, Germany

Wheel and castor manufacturer Raeder-Vogel has completed the expansion of its second production facility. The expansion, which has been under way for two years, is aimed at enabling the...

Grupo Tracsa adds terminal tractors  Guadalajara, Mexico

Mexican heavy equipment distributor Grupo Tracsa has ordered 47 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors for various customers including Auto Express Charqueño, Transportadora Nuevo Milenio and Transportes Castores in Mexico. Deliveries...

S and B EPS gets a grip  Dudley, United Kingdom

Insulation manufacturer S and B EPS needed to boost its materials handling capability to match its increased manufacturing and storage capacity. The family-run company, one of the UK's largest...

Haulotte trains in Africa  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Haulotte Africa has resumed dealer training in Africa, running a course in Burkina Faso to meet distributors' specific technical needs. The French company relies on its distributor network to...

Charity funds forklift in five days  Edmonton, AB, Canada

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on Edmonton Food Bank's fundraiser to replace its workhorse forklift. The charity needed to raise CAD25,000 for a new forklift after its...
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From weighing and sensorized forklift attachments to all-electric products, Cascade will unveil innovative logistics solutions at the upcoming digital trade show.
Buying and selling through a Sourceline subscription can help add profits to your margins.
Superior Tire is proud to announce the release of their improved and redesigned website and customer store.

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.
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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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