News Edition #1041 - 2 September 2021

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Our feature this week looks at one of the biggest segments in the materials handling market - pedestrian trucks.
While this equipment is seen just about everywhere, it is not regulated in many markets, and operators do not require licences to use the machines.
This makes safety even more important - and anyone using them is advised to observe the same caution which should be employed with bigger machines.
Whether you're already using pedestrian trucks or you're planning to add them to your fleet for the first time, make sure your operators are ready to use them safely.


Pedestrian forklifts – here, there and everywhere
What piece of equipment do you find in every warehouse, retail stockroom and distribution centre, from grocery stores to IKEA, across the world? If you said a pedestrian forklift, you would be right. Melissa Barnett looks at the industry's most common forklift, its expanding areas of capability and recent improvements. Read the story


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Funky Monkey Bars adds Toyotas  Perth, WA, Australia

A Western Australian company creating free-standing backyard playground equipment has taken its business to new heights with the help of its Toyota Material Handling Australia products. Capitalising on the...

Hino opens new parts distribution centre  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Hino Australia has officially opened its new 9,272 sqm state-of-the art purpose-built parts distribution centre in Sydney's Horsley Park. "This new facility will optimise our supply chain network to...


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Logisnext Finland buys Berner  Helsinki, Finland

Berner Oy has signed an agreement to sell the Berner's Machinery business to Logisnext Finland. With the acquisition, the business and representation of the Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Combilift and...
Yale Europe Materials Handling is increasing its footprint in the Middle East with the appointment of a new dealer in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Banz Trading & Contracting WLL will...

Linde launches new electric pallet truck  Summerville, SC, United States

Linde Material Handling has released a new walkie pallet truck to its class III line, the Linde MT18 electric pallet truck. Linde notes the increased need for electric pallet...

Raymond and K.Hartwall collaborate  Greene, NY, United States

The Raymond Corporation and K.Hartwall, a global provider of logistics solutions located in Finland, have announced an exclusive partnership in the United States and Canada. The agreement provides Raymond...
Konecranes, Hyundai Material Handling, LiuGong North America

CFTS warning on attachment safety  Telford, United Kingdom

CFTS, the UK accrediting body for Thorough Examination, has flagged concerns regarding the testing of attachments on a wide range of forklifts and mobile plant. "There seems to be...

Jungheinrich pantograph reaches US  Houston, TX, United States

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group has announced the expansion of its electric warehouse products with a new series of 3,500 - 4,500 lb. (1,500 - 2,000 kg) capacity wide-chassis sit/stand pantograph reach...
Engine maker Deutz has launched its first hydrogen engine, the TCG 7.8 H2. The drive, which meets all of the eligibility criteria set by the EU for zero CO2...
Kalmar will supply Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras) with two Kalmar Shuttle Carriers. Delivery is expected to be completed during Q1 2022, but the value of the order...

Marietta manufacturer cited for death  Marietta, GA, United States

A federal safety and health investigation by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded that a Marietta manufacturer allowed a forklift operator to work...

Mercado Libre acquires Kangu  São Paulo, Brazil

Mercado Libre's Brazilian arm, Mercado Livre, has acquired São Paulo-based logistics company Kangu for an undisclosed sum. With the transaction, Latin America's largest e-commerce and fintech player will incorporate...
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The award winning Combi-CBE4 - the world's first counterbalance design, multidirectional forklift with electric drive on all of its three wheels.
There are multiple variables for choosing a forklift battery, from Ah capacity to price. What are the most important? Onecharge offers the most comprehensive guide for evaluating your material handling electric equipment power requirements.
Cat® Lift Trucks has expanded customer choice by adding 11 extra models to its comprehensive reach truck line-up - bringing the total to an impressive 26.
Staxx Material Handling Equipment brings a convenient and healthy alternative to the hand pallet truck to the global market with new 2t trucks.
As the packaging industry adapts to increased demand and changing technology, the opportunity for growth is stronger than ever with the right tools for the job. Cascade has the specialty attachments that offer the best way forward.
MiMA's new electric four way forklift MQD series has a load capacity of 3.0 tons and can lift up to 8 meters.
Hangcha's new XH series is breakthrough in electric forklifts, designed for material handling in heavy-duty industries.

Since its establishment in 1985, Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd has always pursued product innovation.
UL LLC, the global safety science leader, has awarded Stromcore Energy Inc UL 2580 Listing for their Class I and II battery systems across North America.
The latest innovation from Gebrüder Frei is the MONO VIBRO joystick, the ideal solution for limited installation spaces in a wide number of industrial applications.
As more vehicles are introduced into working spaces such as warehouses or ports, safety of pedestrians and other users become more of a concern. Protecting lives and reducing risk of injury is paramount to any material handing situation.
MEYER's complete range of Multi Pallet Handlers allows a considerable time reduction in stocking and vehicle loading/unloading, as handling cycles are carried out in the shortest and safest way.
NexSys® PURE batteries from EnerSys® are virtually maintenance-free and provide operators with simpler, more productive and predictable power.
Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) and Asia Cold Chain Show (ACCS) Virtual Edition scheduled from 20-24 September 2021.
Coil handler attachment for reach stackers
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Steve Jobs had just been pruning apple trees in Oregon which inspired him to name his company Apple: “It sounded fun, spirited and not intimidating. Apple took the edge off the word computer… Plus it would get us ahead of Atari in the phone book” Jobs said.

A San Francisco Airport Site Is Crawling With Snakes

An endangered species is thriving at a once-blighted lot thanks to a concerted conservation effort.



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