News Edition #1032 - 1 July 2021

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

Happy new financial year to those whose fiscal calendar clicks over today. And what a year it has been: ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, national shut-downs and, as we read in this week's special investigation, lingering supply chain challenges.
Despite all of that, we have seen strong growth in many markets and numerous equipment categories. In fact, if the manufacturers could churn out more, they'd probably be able to sell them - and at decent prices.
Again, we are struck by the resilience of the materials handling market - and the vital role we play in keeping economies rolling along.
So, to those turning over a new page in their ledgers, we wish you plenty of black ink in the year ahead.

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Arcadian switches to electric  Moorebank, NSW, Australia

An organic food business has changed its entire fleet of materials handling equipment to Toyota Material Handling Australia products. Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co., located on the New South...

Mars opens automated DC  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

A new fully automated purpose-built distribution centre, powered by state-of-the-art technology, including driverless forklifts, has opened in Truganina in Melbourne's west. Built by Toll for Mars Wrigley Australia, the...
The Workplace Health & Safety Show returns to Sydney Showground from Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 September, 2021. 100+ companies are releasing new products and services at Australia's predominant WH&S event. A highlight is the education program led by industry experts presenting on hot topics during Forklift Safety Week. Make sure you visit and stay up to date on the latest issues and innovations in health and safety.
Free registration: www.whsshow.com.au

WORLD NEWS

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By Allan Leibowitz Forklift manufacturers are under pressure and many are unable to take advantage of rising demand for their products because of serious supply chain challenges. The experience...

Doosan Bobcat sees synergies  Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

Doosan Industrial Vehicles (DIV), the stand-alone materials handling division of Korean industrial giant Doosan, expects new synergies after being acquired by Doosan Bobcat. DIV is due to be incorporated...

Hyster appoints new Nordic distributor  Surrey, United Kingdom

Brubakken AS in Norway and Brubakken AB in Sweden have been appointed as distributors of Hyster equipment. "We are pleased and proud that Hyster has chosen us as a...
Chile's elevated work platform market has been growing exponentially due to the tighter safety requirements. In an interview with Haulotte, José Ignacio Muñoz, corporate commercial manager of Royal America...
B&B Attachments, Toyota Material Handling, Vecna Robotics

Seegrid adds subscription model  Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Seegrid Corporation has announced the addition of a Robots as a Service (RaaS) subscription model. Believed to be an industry first, the additional purchasing model provides customers with more...

Medisave extends warehouse  Dorset, United Kingdom

Medical supplies distributor Medisave has expanded its warehouse by 60% to keep pace with the demands of its client base. Even before the onset of the pandemic - which led...

Hy-Tek acquires BP Controls  Columbus, OH

Hy-Tek Holdings has acquired BP Controls Inc. and its Nogol Electric subsidiary. Hy-Tek is a materials handling automation integrator serving clients in diverse end-markets and applications, including e-commerce, third-party...
Kalmar recently celebrated a significant milestone with the production of its 3,000th Kalmar Reachstacker at the Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit (MAU) in China. Destined for a long-standing customer, Ningbo Meidong...
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If your business uses forklifts, it is important to pick the right type. This guide from ELGAS may help you find the right forklift for your needs.
Bolzoni Auramo upgrades its Heavy-Duty Clamps to match larger Bale Handling Demand.
The BLAXTAIR pedestrian detection system is revolutionizing industrial and commercial workplaces using forklifts, making a huge difference in improving workplace safety.
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.
Since its establishment in 1985, Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd has always pursued product innovation.

How First Financial's leasing solutions create day one savings and can assist you in achieving your short and long term equipment and project goals.
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The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone® for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard.
The Virtual MOU Signing Ceremony and Opening Announcement for the Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries (SIE) and Vietnam Manufacturing Expo (VME) is scheduled for 02 July, 2021.
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FORKLIFT DIARIES

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“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
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"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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Linde launches new electric forklifts

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

key account/export manager, B&B Attachments, United Kingdom
vice president of aftermarket operations, Toyota Material Handling, United States
vice president of engineering, Toyota Material Handling, United States
chief executive officer, Vecna Robotics, United States

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Safety in Action Show and Conference

September 29-30, 2021
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October 26 - 28, 2021
Online, United States

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November 17-18, 2021
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