News Edition #1039 - 19 August 2021

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This week's news includes a few fleet upgrade/expansion stories which we believe are more than interesting.
These case studies reveal a lot about equipment trends. We see, for example, more evidence of the move to electric vehicles. The case studies also show the value of customisation.
But most importantly, they show which brands and which dealers are winning business and they highlight the aspects of customer service that are most valued by fleet managers and buyers.
If you have revamped or expanded your fleet (or supplied equipment for an upgrade), please feel free to share your challenges and achievements with us.


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LEEA launches regional council  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has formed a dedicated regional council for Australia and New Zealand to take greater local control and ownership over local decisions. With its...

Trainers vie for scholarships  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Two aspiring trainers will get the opportunity to chase their dream and further their career in the automotive industry, with the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) launching...

Brewer cuts emissions with new fleet  Auckland, New Zealand

DB Breweries has taken to LinkedIn to boast about cutting emissions by switching to an electric forklift fleet. The brewer, which produces a range of beer brands including Heineken...
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Jungheinrich is reflecting on a strong first half of the year, noting strong growth in the global market volume for materials handling equipment, with all regions recording a considerable...

Ameise sales suspended  Hamburg, Germany

Jungheinrich has halted sales of its entry-level Ameise range globally. A company spokesman tells Forkliftaction News that "in the course of our regular quality control, we determined that products...

Dematic automates Jaguar centre  Solihull, United Kingdom

Dematic has begun installing its intralogistics equipment and automation technologies at Jaguar Land Rover's new logistics operations centre. Once in place, the equipment will go through a thorough period...

Combilift delivers largest C-Series forklift  Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Combilift has delivered the largest multidirectional forklift to come off its production line to modular data centre manufacturer BladeRoom. The giant 30 T capacity C30,000 truck is now in...
OneCharge, Caster Concepts, Ballard Power Systems

Pentagon Freight expands fleet  Dartford, United Kingdom

Pentagon Freight has taken delivery of four new Hyster forklifts to help bolster operations at its Dartford warehouse hub. The new trucks are all fully customised to meet specific...

Ultraport expands fleet  Valparaíso, Chile

Kalmar will supply Ultraport with six Kalmar medium forklifts, equipped with a selection of safety features, for its operations at Terminal Pacifico Sur (TPS) in Valparaíso, Chile. Delivery of...

MiR adds robots with grunt  Odense, Denmark

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has launched its most powerful robots for transporting pallets and other heavy items around manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centres. The MiR600 and MiR1350 robots...
AITT hosts online event - Hugglescote, United Kingdom
CeMAT RUSSIA hosts StaplerCup 2021 - Moscow, Russia

Forklift stolen in spree  Marion County, FL, United States

A forklift was among four vehicles stolen in what the Volusia County Sheriff's Office calls an "impressive crime spree". Police were called out to a highway crash and discovered...
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XILIN has redesigned their website to reflect their growth around the world and carry forward their culture.
In ports, forest products damage risk is increased due to the handling speed and need to quickly clear the harbor dock. For paper roll damage free handling Bolzoni Auramo recommends the CTX intelligent clamps featuring a fully automatic clamp force control system.
The Business Innovation Zone, a pre-show activity of VME, will bring up opportunities for both suppliers and buyers around the world.

The AAPA LATINO will be held from 29 November to 1 December, 2021 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) and Asia Cold Chain Show (ACCS) Virtual Edition scheduled from 20-24 September 2021.
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Oxford University in the United Kingdom is so old that it is not clear when exactly it was founded. The earliest evidence of teaching there goes back to 1096 making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Lollipop Be-Bop used in the Quidditch World Cup?

A plaque claims an artwork outside a children's hospital in Bristol England, was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.


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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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Yale honours dealers


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Clark appoints Conger Industries as dealer


Svetruck goes big


Third Wave raises $40M


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