News Edition #1027 - 27 May 2021
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Even if they're a shrinking part of the business, the halt to production of IC forklifts by Toyota Material Handling in America is a significant blow to the market's largest manufacturer.
We report this week on the woes in Columbus, Indiana, as TMH tries to ensure compliance with its emissions certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CARB. Without that, it can't ship its products.
The folk at Toyota must be doubly troubled by the problems, especially as they challenge the company's claim that "no other forklift manufacturer in the world is more devoted than Toyota (to clean air)".
There are also challenges for dealers scrambling to fill orders - and for end-users waiting for their IC forklifts.
But TMH is doing its bit to assure customers that it has plenty of alternatives to the petrol and LPG models on hold and that it is "working diligently to resolve this issue".
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Over 30,000 attendees visited the recent 2021 Brisbane Truck Show held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) on behalf of its...
Australia's oldest single-family owned meat processor, John Dee, has commenced the implementation of the Dematic Multishuttle Meat Buffer Storage and Handling System at its Queensland abattoir in Warwick to...
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By Allan Leibowitz Toyota Materials Handling has confirmed that shipment of some models of engine-powered forklifts manufactured in Columbus have been suspended due to delays in obtaining US engine...
GNCO, the parent company of several materials handling dealerships including Towlift, has acquired Oakland, California-based Cromer Material Handling. Towlift operates across several Midwestern states, providing many of the same...
Delta-Q Technologies is sharing its battery charging system with OEMs through its new partner program, Charged by Delta-Q. "Delta-Q's compatibility program is an exciting opportunity for us to build...
Safelog and Wiferion have formed an alliance to promote wireless charging of AGVs. With the advancing level of automation, the demands on AGVs and the periphery are also growing...
Doosan, HC Forklift America, Cascade Europe
Spanish rental company Rentaire has received the first four Pulseo scissor lifts of an order of 50 new Haulotte machines, including 4x4 scissors, articulated and telescopic platforms. Rentaire has...
Attachment maker Kaup and UK-based B&B Attachments are celebrating a major milestone together this year: the 40th anniversary of their partnership. The relationship began in 1981, when the newly...
Kalmar has concluded a deal to supply Brazilian integrated logistics operator Bandeirantes Deicmar Logística Integrada with five Kalmar Gloria reachstackers. Delivery is scheduled to be completed during Q3 2021...
After a year-long pilot program, Approve, a new equipment financing SaaS solution powered by a network of competing lenders, has been launched. Approve enables equipment manufacturers and distributors without...
Forklift operator Angela Powell describes introducing President Joe Biden to the stage, as he toured Ford's electric vehicle plant in Dearborn, as the honour of a lifetime. According to...
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Exide's GNB TENSOR is an advanced lead battery that was designed and conceived with warehouse productivity in mind.
An all-new 4.0 to 5.5 tonne counterbalance range from Cat® Lift Trucks makes the strongest case ever for moving from large IC engine trucks to electrics.
Energize your productivity with Cascade Electrix products.
Higher, Faster, Stronger, and Smarter - innovative automated logistics solutions from Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy.
Storage solution experts Unirack select efficient new Yale® UX Series forklift with service backing of Adaptalift Group.
As a commitment to our customers and to demonstrate our confidence in our product, the Bolzoni Group extends their product warranty to 3 years or 6,000 working hours (whichever comes first).
Autonomous vehicles might be used both with and without a driver for different conditions. But even when there is no driver, lighting will play an important role to improve safety and visibility to those working around the machine.
Connecting global innovators to develop Agile and Resilient Supply Chains at the 2nd Annual World Pharma Supply Chain and Cold Chain Logistics - Virtual event, on 10-11 June, 2021.
Last Mile ASEAN will be held from 08-09 July, 2021 in a new hybrid physical and virtual format.
Over the past decades, the big manufacturing, warehouse and logistics operations have been pro-active in taking up automation and robotics, but small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) have been slower. Why is this the case and have things changed recently? What would encourage SMEs to take up the technology? Melissa Barnett
looks at some of the challenges and the solutions surrounding automation. Read the story
"I'm just an operator of old forklifts, but let me tell you some stories from these old lovely machines." Santiago Pezzelatto from Argentina tells us about his life with forklifts.
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