News Edition #1038 - 12 August 2021

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Going, going, gone! Consolidation in the industry continues with this week's announcement of the acquisition of Euro Auctions by the world's largest equipment auction house, Ritchie Bros.
This is certainly a big deal - not just because of the billion-dollar price tag, but also because it involves two of the largest auction players in the world.
Of course, buyers will be concerned about the impact in terms of reduced competition, but Ritchie Bros. stresses the benefits of the union in terms of sharing inventory management services, data solutions, financing, warranty, insurance, inspections, refurbishing, shipping, etc.
There's no doubt the union means more centralised control over what equipment reaches the market and when and how it is offered, but at the end of the day, the buyers still decide if they bid or not.
As we often say, time will tell...


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Forklift driver succumbs to COVID  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Condolences continue to pour in for forklift driver Aude Alaskar, who died suddenly from the COVID-19 virus. At 27, he is one of Australia's youngest COVID fatalities. Alaskar's football...

WorkSafe warns about heights  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

WorkSafe Victoria is warning about the dangers of working at height after a death earlier this month and 11 serious incidents involving falls from height since 24 July. The...
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Ritchie Bros. to acquire Euro Auctions  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ritchie Bros., a leading global asset management, disposition and services company, and Europe's leading plant and machinery auction house, Euro Auctions, have entered into an agreement under which Ritchie...

Third Wave raises $40M  Union City, CA, United States

Third Wave Automation has raised USD40 million in an offering supported by existing investors including Toyota Ventures. The additional funds will accelerate growth and commercialisation efforts for the AGV...

Clark appoints Conger Industries as dealer  Lexington, KY, United States

Clark Material Handling Company has appointed Conger Industries as an authorised distributor of Clark products for the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan market. "Clark is very pleased to welcome Conger...

Getting to Know Udo Schmidt  Vago di Lavagno, Italy

Udo Schmidt was recently named as managing director for Cascade Europe following the retirement of Charlie Mitchelson. Schmidt has been with Cascade since 2003 and has held various important...
KION, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Cargotec/Konecranes

Events update  United Kingdom

Talent in Logistics Postponed - Telford, United Kingdom
Logistics UK confirms 2021 awards - Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Hong Kong-based LCL consolidator Charter Link Logistics Group has opened its first Australian office in a move intended to significantly increase its business in the South Pacific region, and...

Bobcat updates skid-steer loader  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bobcat has launched a new version of the S450 radius lift path skid-steer loader, introducing Bobcat's new branding scheme for the first time in the Middle East and Africa...

Yale honours dealers  Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced the winners of the 2020 Dealer of Excellence award, the company's top honour for members of the Yale dealer network. The award recognises...

Svetruck goes big  Ljungby, Sweden

To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, that's not a big forklift: this is a big forklift. Cooper Specialised Handling is boasting the biggest forklift around: "an incredible 80 tonne capacity forklift...
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Be mindful of the flowers you give Russian business associates or friends. Avoid flowers with yellow colors as they represent a break-up of a relationship or deceit. Also avoid red carnations as they are presented to veterans who survived the war and on the graves of those who have left this earth.

Aunt Claudia's Museum Indigenous Dolls

In Juneau Alaska, one toy collector's legacy of hundreds of unique items includes the most diverse display of northern indigenous dolls.


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Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.



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