News Edition #1034 - 15 July 2021

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

Congratulations to two manufacturers on big milestones this week.
Ireland's Combilift recently delivered its 60,000th unit to a customer in Australia. At the same time, German crane maker Liebherr has shipped its 1,300th maritime crane from Rostock, Germany to Ghana.
While the machines are run-of-production units, the numbers are impressive. In Combilift's case, the milestone was racked up in less than 25 years of production as the company was established in 1998. For Liebherr, the milestone crane is just one of many product lines - albeit one that has made its way to over 100 countries on all continents.
Of course, as the materials handling market matures, we are seeing many more significant achievements - but it's hard not to be impressed!

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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ALC calls for testing sites  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has urged the NSW Government to set up on-site COVID testing facilities at key freight terminals and on more arterial routes around the state...

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the...

WORLD NEWS

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D'Ieteren buys Vanhalst TVH stake  Waregem, Belgium

Parts specialist TVH has sold the 40% stake previously held by the Vanhalst family to D'Ieteren Group.

Forklift professionals lend a COVID hand  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A group of Malaysian forklift professionals is raising funds for those affected by COVID-19 in the country. The pandemic has had disastrous impacts in the country, which has been...

Clark appoints Arizona dealer  Lexington, KY, United States

Clark Material Handling Company has announced the appointment of Reliable Forklift Sales as an authorised distributor of Clark products for the Arizona market. "Clark is very pleased to be...
KION has opened a cutting-edge industrial truck plant in the Polish town of Kobaskowo, near Szczecin. The site will produce counterbalance trucks for all brands within the KION Industrial...

Liebherr ships 1,300th port crane  Rostock, Germany

Liebherr Rostock recently shipped its 1,300th maritime crane from Rostock, Germany to Ghana. Since the start of production in 2005, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH has manufactured and delivered maritime cranes...

DA Harrison buys UK’s first HL975A  Cumbria, United Kingdom

Haulage firm DA Harrison has bought the UK's first Hyundai HL975A CVT wheeled loader. A long-term customer of Hyundai dealer Taylor and Braithwaite (T&B), DA Harrison was trialing the...

Konecranes unveils updates  Hyvinkää, Finland

Konecranes has announced four new upgrades as part of its Lifetime Advantage program. All four upgrades are specific solutions that can be fitted to Konecranes forklifts on customer sites...

Fetch and Körber offer picking solution  San Jose, TX, United States

Fetch Robotics has announced a new integrated case pick-to-pallet solution with Körber. The new solution dynamically orchestrates the movement of warehouse staff and robots, combining the power of Fetch's...

Packline adds roll handling equipment  Kansas City, MO, United States

Packline Materials Handling has added a new fully motorised roll handling unit with an extended vertical spindle attachment designed to handle very long rolls of film or foil. Constructed...

Dellner boosts Latin America presence  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dellner Bubenzer has appointed Ezequiel Ivitz as managing director, Latin America as it ramps up in the region. Dellner relaunched last month as Dellner Bubenzer, incorporating Dellner Brakes JHS...

Bio-ethanol for fuel cells  Kawanishi City, Japan

Green Science Alliance has a fuel cell which can produce electricity with bio-ethanol instead of hydrogen. In the face of hydrogen storage difficulties and the lack of fuelling infrastructure...
Feyter Forklift Services delivers heavy handling machines on a global scale, with special focus on Kalmar reachstackers, heavy forklifts and Terberg terminal tractors. A dedicated Spare Parts team can help you find the right parts for your equipment.

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CJLIFT Forklift is proud to announce the launch of a new 10-ton lithium battery forklift.
BSLBATT Lithium Forklift Batteries is pleased to announce the opening of its new manufacturing facility and company headquarters in Huizhou, Guangdong.
Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.

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.
CILF2021 will be held on September 23-25, 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association announced the 2021 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase in Austin, TX on August 11-14
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