News Edition #1044 - 23 September 2021

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Sometimes, one is especially proud to be part of the materials handling industry. When you hear of forklift companies supporting recovery efforts, such as after the recent floods in central Europe and China, you really feel the need to pat them on the back.
So, it's reassuring to see images of forklifts hard at work when the world is facing its greatest crisis in decades - the COVID-19 pandemic.
See our story this week on DHL's efforts to distribute more than 1 billion vaccine doses in more than 160 countries and you can't miss the forklifts at the centre of the action.
They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And when it gets very tough, they use forklifts!


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Menz is sweet on Toyota  Adelaide, SA, Australia

Australian confectionary company Robern Menz has commemorated its recent success by decking out one of its Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) forklifts with a Violet Crumble-themed paint job. With...

Automation progresses at VICT  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in Melbourne, Australia has completed its automation upgrade of Navis' N4 TOS. "The latest enhancements at VICT include an upgrade to the N4 3.8...
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AWP sellers cash in  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sellers of second-hand aerial work platforms have achieved strong prices, according to the latest report from equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Ritchie Bros.' September Market Trends Report notes a 29...

Jungheinrich automates ZF facility  Schweinfurt, Germany

Jungheinrich has optimised the existing high-bay warehouse of the global technology group and automotive supplier ZF in Schweinfurt, paving the way for a fully automated material flow from storage...

Landscaper chooses Yale UX Series  Hamburg, Germany

German landscaping and horticultural company Ferdinand Wiese & Sohn GmbH has turned to Yale dealer MF Gabelstapler to identify a materials handling solution for its building yard. The new Yale...
Hai Robotics, a Chinese warehouse robotics start-up pioneer in autonomous case-handling robotics (ACR) systems, has secured two new continuous rounds of financing, garnering around USD200 million to be invested...

Combilift adds 5T electric  Monaghan, Ireland

Buoyed by the rising demand for electric vehicles and increasing environmental awareness, Combilift has officially launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE. Designed to augment the engine-powered XL C-Series, this...
Clark Europe, Logistics UK, Seen Safety

AVL expands fleet  Ludwigsfelde, Germany

AVL Arbeitsbühnenvermietung has expanded its rental equipment fleet with a brand-new SIGMA 16 PRO articulating boom. With the arrival of the equipment, the German rental company, based in Ludwigsfelde...

Emergent buys in Peru  São Paulo, Brazil

Emergent Cold Latin America, Latin America's newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, has made its first strategic acquisition - Peru's newest and most advanced individually quick-frozen (IQF) fruit processing facility...
ABA summit goes virtual - Hugglescote, United Kingdom
LEEA takes to Zoom - London, United Kingdom
IMHX Connect wraps up - United Kingdom

Forklift kills man at Nucor Decatur  Trinity, AL, United States

A man has been killed in an industrial accident at Nucor Decatur. According to local media, Decatur Police were called to the steel facility around 8 am on Monday...
Sometimes, it's worth reporting a story just so that we can show the important work forklifts do - like the one shown here loading COVID-19 vaccines at a DHL facility...
The CARER Z Series ranges from 13,000lbs to 36,000lbs capacity, and has been designed to operate in very confined operating environments, where minimal space is available.
Furthermore, they have been designed to ensure high performance, long operating time, lower operating costs, as well as many other efficiencies, making them ideal for the steel distribution & processing, smelting, aerospace, automotive, paper and cement industries.

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Yale's new UX Series GDP lift trucks respond to extensive demand for cost-effective material handling solutions available from a supplier that customers can trust, with reputable service through its extensive dealer networks.
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.

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.
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.
Coil handler attachment for reach stackers
- Capacity SWL: 39T
- Diameter = 355mm | Length = 1600mm
- Top of probe to underside of attachment = 1970mm
- Standard frame width = 2258 | length = 5852 with twistlocks
- A parking stand provided for quick pick-up and release
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Contact Roger: +61 (0)408 683 898 or Ian: +61 (0) 407 818 887, or send email


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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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