News Edition #1022 - 22 April 2021

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It will be interesting to see the participation numbers for ProMatDX, the virtual event held last week. The online show took place just over a year after MHI controversially decided to go ahead with its Modex event in Atlanta, while organisers of Germany's massive LogiMAT pulled the pin at the last minute and cancelled their exhibition.
After a year of cancellations and postponements, the future of the mega-shows remains in the balance. As we look ahead, there are very significant question marks over these events. When will international travel return? Will public health officials give the green light for mass gatherings? Are the vendors prepared to start investing in booths and sponsorships again? Will they see the need after adapting their marketing strategies and staging their own virtual events?
And, most importantly, will delegates see enough value in attending or will they be concerned about potential risks?

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NT warns forklift operators  Darwin, NT, Australia

NT WorkSafe has issued a new safety alert after two recent incidents involving forklifts in the Darwin area. The purpose of this Safety Alert is to remind forklift owners...

NSW hastens warehouse approvals  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The New South Wales government is supporting new warehouses by designating them state significant developments (SSDs) under planned changes to the state's planning approvals process. The reforms, which come...

Is that a snake in your forklift?  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

The latest 'forklift service' video is not for the faint-hearted. A Sunshine Coast snake catcher pulled off a tricky job removing a carpet python which was coiled up inside...
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Brexit impact felt in UK  United Kingdom

By Allan Leibowitz UK representatives of the major European materials handling equipment manufacturers are surprisingly tight-lipped about the impact of Brexit on their activities. None of the majors responded...

Liebherr predicts 2021 growth  Bulle, Switzerland

Liebherr Group revenue dropped 12% in 2020, to EUR10 billion (USD12 billion). The company describes its result as a success "in view of the year's special challenges and extraordinary...

Digital ProMat wraps up  United States

The annual US materials handling and logistics show went digital this year, with ProMatDX (Digital eXperience) held online from April 12- 16. Participation statistics have not yet been released...

Camacuma boosts rental fleet  Angers, France

French farmer co-operative Camacuma has placed an order for 130 TL38.70HF telescopic handlers in the largest-ever single telehandler deal in Doosan Bobcat EMEA's history. Camacuma is the internal national...

Van Gent integrated into TVH  Waregem, Belgium

TVH Parts Holding has confirmed its acquisition of Dutch parts dealer Van Gent Forkliftparts. All operations of Van Gent have been integrated into the TVH Parts operation, with its...

Doosan’s giant engine order  Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

Doosan Infracore has secured an order for 15,000 forklift engines from Linde China Forklift Truck Corp. Korea Herald reports that Doosan will offer small-sized diesel engines and liquefied petroleum...

Crosby acquires BlokCorp  Richardson, TX, United States

The Crosby Group has acquired BlokCorp, a UK-based manufacturer of innovative camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes. The transaction marks The Crosby Group's fifth investment since...

Jungheinrich expands Irish footprint  Belfast, United Kingdom

The expansion of Jungheinrich's footprint within Northern Ireland has seen several leading businesses enhance their productivity. These include Lynas Food Service, PING Group and Cyril Johnston, all of which...
Haulotte Shanghai attracted more than 120 customers from 30 cities at a customer seminar in Jinan City, Shandong Province. The show, titled "Coming for You", demonstrated some of Haulotte's...
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