News Edition #1043 - 16 September 2021

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

This week's newsletter includes a couple of fleet expansion reports. We find these valuable because they indicate the areas of economic growth - both geographically and in industrial sectors.
But, more importantly, it's valuable to all potential buyers to see who is choosing what - and why. Clearly, some case studies reveal very special needs and custom solutions, but a lot of the purchases are bread-and-butter machines.
The reports also show which manufacturers and dealers are making significant sales - and that's also valuable information for anyone planning to add machines or replace existing ones.

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Man charged over Qld forklift crash  Middlemount, Qld, Australia

A man has been charged with drunkenly driving a forklift and causing the death of another man riding on the vehicle when it rolled in Middlemount. According to Australian...

Fire at Auckland depot  Auckland, New Zealand

Officials are investigating a fire at a courier and freight depot in south Auckland last week. Fire and Emergency NZ was called and about 20 firefighters attended the fire...
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WORLD NEWS

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Haulotte reports growth  Lorette, France

French equipment maker Haulotte has recorded a satisfying sales rise in the first half of 2021. In its statement to the market, the company notes strong recovery in the...
Konecranes has won an order from the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard to supply 14 process cranes for a shipbuilding hall now being built in Kiel, Germany. The value of...

Mereway expands Hyster fleet  Cannock, United Kingdom

Mereway Group has taken delivery of seven Hyster forklifts at its warehouse hub. The new fleet is all on a seven-year contract hire and is a mix of reach...

Norilsk Nickel buys telehandlers  Norilsk, Russian Federation

MMC Norilsk Nickel, one of the leaders in the Russian mining industry, has purchased five new Bobcat TR50.210 rotary telehandlers and related attachments from the Bobcat authorised dealer in...
Wildeck, Seen Safety, NatRoad

JLG releases self-levelling boom lift  McConnellsburg, PA, United States

JLG Industries is offering its JLG670SJ self-levelling boom lift in North America. Equipped with JLG's exclusive and patented self-levelling technology, the 670SJ is engineered to automatically adapt to terrain...

Hyster adds Li-ion models  Surrey, United Kingdom

Hyster is the latest to offer integrated lithium-ion battery power in its counterbalance truck range, with the launch of the J2.5-3.0XNL. Engineered around a fully integrated and space-saving lithium-ion...

Doosan expands reach truck range  Northampton, United Kingdom

Doosan has launched a new, range of electric reach trucks. The BR14JW 9-Series combines faster operating speeds with advanced ergonomics and greater driver comfort. As the latest additions to...

Darr adds logistics division  Dallas, TX, United States

Darr Equipment Co, one of the largest Caterpillar forklift dealerships in the United States, has launched an advanced materials handling solutions division, 54 Intralogistics. The new company will provide...

Packline facilitates high lifting of rolls  Kansas City, MO, United States

Packline Materials Handling and Ultrasource LLC have released new roll handling equipment with height extension, designed for lifting rolls of film or foil to an increased height. Constructed from...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Miretti Group announces their new ATEX plugs and sockets for Hazardous Areas. Compactness and Ergonomics | Easy to use | High Quality.
In order to help prevent damage to pallets and goods, Meijer Handling Solutions has developed a sensor that displays the horizontal position of the load.
XILIN's OPTS15 VNA man-up lateral reach trucks, independently developed by XILIN, were delivered overseas; breaking into the traditional material handling truck market.
Do YOU need "The Backbone"? If you use stand up forklifts and reach trucks around racking, where there's the possibility of underride, the answer is "Yes".

SEEN Safety Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of four new staff to meet increasing requirements in its global operations.
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.
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.
The 9th Vietnam-Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition (SIE) & Vietnam Manufacturing Expo (VME) Digital Exhibition will be held online from 15-17 September, 2021.
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Contact Roger: +61 (0)408 683 898 or Ian: +61 (0) 407 818 887, or send email

SPECIAL FEATURES

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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IN THE DISCUSSION FORUMS

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FACT OF THE WEEK

During WWII, while testing the top secret and first jet-engined aircraft by Bell Aircraft, US pilot Jack Woolams donned a gorilla mask and a bowler hat on his head so that any witnesses who reported back would not be believed.

The Open-Air Wax Museum

An odd hodgepodge of wax figures is displayed in a shopping center walkway in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

FORKLIFT DIARIES

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Evolution: Forklift apprentice becomes expert operator
At 17, Scott Stanton took an apprenticeship with Café Connections in the UK. Now 28, he's a valued member of the team and prime forklift operator on-site. We ask about the journey.

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Still wins major automation contract

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

director of people operations, Wildeck, United States
UK/Europe sales manager, Seen Safety, New Zealand
vice chairman, NatRoad, Australia
retired, Allied Toyota Lift, United States

manufacturer materials handling equipment
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.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Leaders in Logistics Online Festival | September - October 2021

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - Wed, Oct 6, 2021
Online, United Kingdom

Assembly & Automation Technology

June 22-25, 2022
Bangkok, Thailand

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