News Edition #1031 - 24 June 2021

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We are seeing more and more electric forklifts on the market, with improved performance and greater lifting capacity.
Part of this, no doubt, is because of growing environmental awareness and the need to limit emissions, especially indoors.
As we see with this week's launch of some big electric trucks from Linde, the new models aim to allow customers to switch to electric trucks without having to "forego the familiar performance, ground clearance, robustness, decoupled driver's cabins and the ergonomic features" associated with popular ICE equivalents.
We also report on new electric models from Yale and Noblelift.
Pardon the pun, but it won't come as a shock when this market increases over time, especially as battery technology improves and the cost of lithium-ion technology reduces.


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NSW on the right track – ACL  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has welcomed this week's NSW Budget as a step towards both the reduction of red tape as well as investment in the critical infrastructure...

Ascot sells logistics sites  Ascot Capital, Australia

WA property house Ascot Capital has put a $1 billion-plus portfolio of logistics and office properties on the block, calling Morgan Stanley and real estate group CBRE to act...

Lyttleton adds Konecranes straddles  Christchurch, New Zealand

Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch, New Zealand has ordered four Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to expand its straddle carrier fleet in response to growing business. The new machines will...


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TVH acquires Battery Supplies  Deerlijk, Belgium

TVH has acquired the shares of Battery Supplies in Deerlijk, Belgium and its subsidiaries in Meyzieu, France (Battery Supplies France) and Erftstadt, Germany (BATTEC Batterie Vertrieb). Founded in 1999...

Briggs completes JB Plant Hire purchase  Belfast, United Kingdom

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of JB Plant Hire, one of Northern Ireland's leading plant hire companies. This latest acquisition further strengthens Briggs's position in the Irish plant...

Linde launches new electric forklifts  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde has unveiled its new X20 - X35 electric forklift models in the load capacity range from 2 to 3.5 T. The manufacturer claims the new machines are the first...

Yale offers operator assist  Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced an industry-first suite of operator assistance technologies that warehouses can use to help reinforce forklift operating best practices. The Yale Reliant solution automatically...
Yale unveils high-performance electric trucks - Surrey, United Kingdom
Noblelift adds lithium model - Des Plaines, IL, United States
Delta-Q launches three-in-one charger - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Palfinger restructures in Italy  Bergheim, Austria

Palfinger has restructured its Italian operations, integrating Palfinger Platforms Italy (PPI) into the Global Palfinger Organization. The company says this move recognises the strength of the Italian light aerial...

SAAM adds terminal tractors  San Antonio, Chile

Kalmar has concluded a deal to supply SAAM Group with a further 26 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its operations at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) in Chile...

Raymond support centres rebrand  Greene, NY, United States

Three West Coast authorised Raymond Solutions and Support Centers are rebranding under a single name "to better deliver industry-leading intralogistics solutions to customers and to provide expanded customised service...
A forklift death is among three workplace deaths in Singapore this month. A 31-year-old Singaporean man was killed in a forklift accident at a warehouse in Tanjong Penjuru in...
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From Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 September, the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2021 returns to the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park Homebush.
Cold storage is one of the most demanding areas for material handling applications. CLARK Material Handling offers some tips on working efficiently and effectively in cold storage facilities.
Bolzoni Auramo upgrades its Heavy-Duty Clamps to match larger Bale Handling Demand.

REDDOT has recently made a new and increased delivery of forklifts to their dealer in Santiago City, Montacargas Chile, marking a continuation of their partnership in the region.
Bada Carrelli is a high-quality brand specialising in stainless steel material handling equipment, operating in the food and clean room markets for over 30 years.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association announced the 2021 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase in Austin, TX on August 11-14
- Load capacity from 1.6 ton to 2 ton
- Lift height 1.6 meters to 5 meters
- Min. aisle width 1490mm
MiMA pedestrian electric stacker can work with ease in narrow aisles with a width of 2375 mm. All models will be electric only with optional lithium-ion.
MiMA always focuses on R & D of electric warehouse material handling equipment and provides customers with the best storage solutions.
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Competent or not

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No ‘Ex’ for Li-ion

Steve Noakes

Walk, don’t run

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King Tut owned a dagger from outer space. One of the most intriguing toys discovered in King Tutankhamun was a dagger made of meteoric metal. It was found in 1925 but scientists recently confirmed that its composition of iron, nickel, and cobalt strongly suggests the dagger has an "extraterrestrial origin."

The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands

These deserted ghost islands each have a fascinating story behind their decline.


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“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
Rosie Clifford
"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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