News Edition #1042 - 9 September 2021

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Australian forklift insiders are preparing for Forklift Safety Week, which will be marked in the third week of September this year.
Of course, in the shadow of COVID-19, the events will be staged online.
While Australia is a small market and far away from the materials handling hubs of the United States and Europe, the upcoming event is a reminder of the need to continue highlighting safety issues.
It is unfortunate that forklift safety is not marked globally on the same day or week - but at least the efforts of Forkliftaction have succeeded in aligning commemorations on both sides of the Atlantic - in the UK and in the US. Next stop is Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East and Australasia.
Come on folks, let's get it together for forklift safety!


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Safety week seminars go online  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Due to the postponement of the Sydney WHS Show until September 2022, the 2021 AFITA Forklift Safety Week Seminars will now be held online. Three webinars will be presented...

ALC vaccine partnership  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have announced a ground-breaking industry association partnership, providing ALC members access to the Guild Corporate COVID-19 vaccination program...

Forklift used in ram raid  Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

The lack of a specific ATM attachment did not stop a thief from using a forklift in a ram raid in a shopping centre in Lake Macquarie. Police are...
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Hiab plans new Dundalk factory  Dundalk, Ireland

Hiab plans to spend more than EUR50 million (USD60 million) building a new Irish factory that will create 100 manufacturing jobs. Parent company Cargotec is planning a new factory...
Beiersdorf AG has appointed Still for the logistics implementation of its new multi-million Euro state-of-the-art production centre for cosmetic products in Seehausen near Leipzig. This is the first major...

KION flags AI vehicle  Frankfurt, Germany

KION Group will collaborate with Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) to develop LoadRunner, a distributed-AI-assisted vehicle that can operate as a swarm. The partners will work...
RINA has announced its acquisition of the entire share capital of Logimatic Solutions, a leading software company, headquartered in Denmark. The company, with a turnover of about EUR6 million...

Getting to know Lewis Byers  Norcross, GA, United States

Lewis Byers was appointed vice president and COO of Hyundai Material Handling Forklift Division, following the untimely passing of Chuck Leone. Forkliftaction News asked Byers about himself and his...

Allied Toyota Lift, Terex Utilities, Beumer Group


ERA updates guide - Brussels, Belgium
Equipment finance rises - Washington, DC, United States
JCB adds jobs - Rocester, United Kingdom

Palfinger services Eurotunnel  Köstendorf, Austria

Palfinger has developed a custom-made PA1500 scissor lift platform for its British partner, GOS Tool Engineering Services, as part of a large-scale order for new service units for the...

Sany goes compact  Bedburg, Germany

Sany has launched two new compact material handlers - SMHW48G5 and SMHC48G5. Designed to operate in ports, timber yards, recycling centres or scrapyards, the new handlers feature a standard 17...
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Recommended for all distribution, warehousing logistic, automotive, metal and other industrial operations, BOLZONI fork positioners are designed to provide a practical solution to a variety of handling operations and pallet sizes.
The new H4.0-5.0UT forklifts - in 4,000kg, 4,500kg or 5,000kg models - have a number of features to further enhance driver comfort, visibility and ease of operation.
SEEN Safety Ltd is meeting worldwide demand for its IRIS pedestrian detection system with sales team appointments in Asia and UK/Europe.
The Z series model lineup from CARER has a capacity range from 13,000lbs to 36,000lbs, and has been designed to operate in very confined operating environments where minimal space is available.
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.

Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.
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.
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 Vietnam Manufacturing Expo (VME) and Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition (SIE) will be held digitally from 15-17 September, 2021.
The AAPA LATINO will be held from 29 November to 1 December, 2021 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Recently Feyter Forklift Services completed the commissioning of a globally unique Movella Translifter at Steel Solutions in Maastricht, The Netherlands, to transport steel coils between its terminals and local partners. As a result, the logistics process has become significantly more efficient and more sustainable; The number of transport movements has been reduced by 75%.
How did they manage this? Read about it here: Translifter at Steel Solutions.


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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