News Edition #1048 - 21 October 2021

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While our name implies a strong focus on machines, we know that the materials handling sector is all about people.
We regularly report on appointments and promotions in our newsletter, but you may have noticed that we also go beyond the nuts and bolts to try and find out more about the people in the industry. If you send us an appointment notice, don't be surprised if we follow up with more questions.
This week, we include another of our "Getting to know..." features where an appointee shares some past achievements and talks about the challenges and opportunities in the new role.


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Worker dies in Lara accident  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

A 49-year-old worker has died after an incident involving a forklift in Lara on Saturday. It is understood the worker was helping move a steel rack with a forklift...

NatRoad calls for apprenticeships  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The National Road Transport Association has thrown its weight behind a proposed apprentice system for the road transport industry, saying it will partially relieve the chronic shortage of drivers...
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Haulotte sales rise  Lorette, France

In a global market that is recovering strongly in all zones, but still constrained by component supply difficulties, Haulotte has recorded consolidated sales of EUR112.1 million (USD120 million) in...

Gaussin powers Bolloré Ports  Freetown, Sierra Leone

Gaussin has secured a new order from Bolloré Ports for two APM 75T HE electric port tractors, four POWERPACK HEs and a 6x4 multi-load station for the Freetown port...

DPP adds reachstacker  Ushuaia, Argentina

Dirección Provincial de Puertos - Argentina (DPP) recently accepted delivery of a Konecranes Liftace reachstacker for its operations in Ushuaia, at the southern tip of South America. The Liftace joined...

Valencia tests hydrogen  Valencia, Spain

The Port of Valencia will be the first port in Europe to incorporate hydrogen technologies to reduce the environmental impact of its terminal machinery operations. From January, the Port...

Getting to know Peter Geiregat  Waregem, Belgium

TVH recently named Peter Geiregat as its chief people officer, watching over around 4,500 staff globally. He revealed a bit about himself and the task ahead to Forkliftaction News...
Bolloré Logistics has partnered with Dematic to improve speed, productivity and accuracy with automation at its largest APAC logistics facility, Blue Hub. The Bolloré Logistics Blue Hub operations are...

Toposens launches collision sensors - Munich, Germany
Geek+ expands RoboShuttle line - Beijing, China
LTM expands hoist range - Wirrall, United Kingdom

Two US energy acquisitions  United States

Concentric has acquired All Battery Sales and Service, a leader in DC power for forklifts as well as automotive and specialty power products. This acquisition extends Concentric's footprint into...

MAT Foundry Group moves to Li-ion  Dorset, United Kingdom

Leading manufacturer of cast and machined products MAT Foundry Group UK has announced its move to lithium-ion. Consisting of eight companies and stretching across three continents, the MAT Foundry...
Eight companies and scientific institutions from the logistics and training sector have set themselves the goal of "smart learning in logistics" in a joint project titled SMALO. A digital...

Raymond supports cancer fund  Santa Fe Springs, CA, United States

Raymond West, an authorised Raymond solutions and support centre, will be holding the eighth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The...
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An innovative new safety device that dramatically reduces damage to stored goods, lift trucks, warehouse or distribution centre building infrastructure and storage systems is now available on Flexi Truck products.
To help prevent damage to pallets and goods, Meijer Handling Solutions has developed a sensor that detects how level the load is.
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co, Ltd will be releasing several of their new product range at CeMAT ASIA and invite you to join their global live stream at 3:00pm (Beijing time) on 27th October.

Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.
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.
LIFTTOP provides specifications for a new battery type for Korean forklifts as well as battery care tips.
Kalmar RT240, 2012, 24T Rough Terrain Reach Stacker.
SMV 6/7 ECC9, 2015, 9T Empty Container Handler.
Kalmar DCG100-45ES6, 2018, 10T Empty Container Handler.
Konecranes Liftace F16, 2021, 16T Heavy Forklift Truck.
SMV 33-1200C, 2019, 4 wheel Counterbalanced Forklift.

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