News Edition #1024 - 6 May 2021

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And that's what we are seeing as more manufacturers release their first quarter earnings results.
It's very good news so far, with bulging order books and strong sales.
Indeed, KION's chairman notes that the global market for industrial trucks continues to grow. First quarter sales across the industry were up a massive 71% on the same period last year - with 592,000 new trucks added to the global fleet.
As we've said before, no matter what challenges we face, things have to keep moving - and materials handling ensures that they do.

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Woolworths chooses Knapp for Sydney centre  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Australian retailer Woolworths has announced plans to construct a new automated customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Auburn, New South Wales to better serve the online grocery needs of Western...
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KION confident of growth  Frankfurt, Germany

KION Group has continued on its path of recovery from the previous quarter and made a strong start into 2021. The company has thus laid a solid foundation for...

Cargotec orders rise  Helsinki, Finland

Cargotec CEO Mika Vehviläinen tells shareholders that orders have risen sharply as part of the gradual market recovery from the difficult pandemic situation. "Our orders received increased by 43...
The European Union has issued a new proposal for the regulation of machinery products, potentially impacting all materials handling suppliers. The proposal comes in the wake of an EU...

Toyota milestone in North America  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has completed the 750,000th forklift to roll off the line at the company's factory located in Columbus, Indiana. Toyota began its forklift manufacturing operations in...

Palfinger reports positive quarter  Bergheim, Germany

Palfinger continues on the recovery track, with the positive performance in the second half of 2020 replicated during Q1 of 2021. The company has just reported an EBIT margin...

Hangcha opens Canadian DC  Montreal, QC, Canada

Hangcha has established a Canadian subsidiary, Hangcha Forklift Canada, headquartered in Montreal. As part of its global expansion, Hangcha has set up its 26,500 sqft. (2,500 sqm) Canadian distribution...

Kaup installs record attachments  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Kaup has developed, produced and supplied two of the largest attachments for forklift trucks in the world to a steel works in the Netherlands. The largest rotators in Europe...

CFTS offers repairs  Berkshire, United States

Thorough Examinations provider CFTS is advising fleet operators to consider getting faults repaired at the time of inspection. CFTS points out that if faults are detected during the required...

Santos adds terminal tractors  Port of Santos, Brazil

Kalmar has signed a deal with Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) to supply nine Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its terminal operations at the Port of Santos, Brazil. The...

Marshalls expands crane fleet  Yorkshire, United Kingdom

UK hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls has ordered 108 new Hiab loader cranes in a comprehensive deal worth EUR4.9 million (USD5.9 million). The contract includes the HiConnect connected service and...

Man arrested for threatening with forklift  St. Joseph County, IN, United States

A man is facing charges of attempted battery with a deadly weapon after allegedly threatening two co-workers with a forklift at a local business. The charges stem from a...
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FORKLIFT DIARIES

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