News Edition #1049 - 28 October 2021

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There are two striking indicators of the healthy state of play for materials handling.
The first is the strong sales and order numbers being reported by manufacturers, with more examples of positive growth this week. That's especially satisfying seeing the factories are struggling with supply chain challenges and with material shortages - and still doing well.
The second sign of positive sentiment is the current wave of mergers and acquisitions. In recent weeks, we have seen more than half a dozen such deals in various markets - most of them involving well-known, successful businesses. What's even more impressive is that these have not been classic consolidation deals. Instead, we are seeing synergistic unions that add to the capabilities, resources and markets of the individual companies involved.
Long may both trends continue...


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Workplace fatalities halved  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Safe Work Australia has updated its national work health and safety statistics, providing important evidence on the state of work health and safety in Australia. The safety agency notes...

Robotics feature in Amazon plans  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Amazon's new Sydney warehouse will double the online retailer's operational footprint in Australia and will rely on Robotic Drive Units to boost productivity. The robots do much of the...
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KION Group has maintained the positive business performance seen in the first half of the year. The company remains on course for success and, against the tense situation in...

Jungheinrich raises forecast  Hamburg, Germany

Jungheinrich is once again raising its forecast for incoming orders, EBIT, EBIT return on sales, EBT, EBT return on sales and ROCE for the 2021 financial year. The company...

Manitou revenues rise 10%  Ancenis, France

French equipment maker Manitou has recorded a 10% increase in turnover in the third quarter, according to Michel Denis, president and chief executive officer. Cumulative nine-month sales rose 23...

Cascade acquires Lift-Tek  Portland, OR, United States

Attachment maker Cascade Corporation has successfully completed the acquisition of mast manufacturer Lift Technologies, Inc. (USA) and Lift-Tek Elecar S.p.A. (Italy) from Calvi Holding S.p.A as wholly owned subsidiaries...

Maxam Tire buys local JV  Panama City, Panama

Maxam Tire Latin America (LATAM) will acquire and take the full equity interest in the LATAM Joint Venture (JV) previously in place with Gustavo Lima and Marco Zigni. Created...

Canada gets first Li-ion factory  Mississauga, ON, Canada

StromVolt Americas has signed agreements with Taiwan-based Delta Electronics to build the first lithium-ion cell factory in Canada. StromVolt will be the first North American firm to fully own...

TFS buys Curlin Material Handling Solutions  Perrysburg, OH, United States

TFS, an OnPoint Group company, has acquired Curlin Material Handling Solutions. This acquisition brings new capabilities to the TFS Racking & Automation Division. Dedicated to helping manufacturing, retail and distribution...
CaptureTech in Dendermonde and SDT Informatics in Wommelgem have announced their intention to merge. Both companies are active in optimising various logistics processes using automatic identification techniques. Both CaptureTech...

Zebra adds fulfilment solution, AMRs  Lincolnshire, IL, United States

Zebra Technologies has introduced a new picking solution to help businesses improve their fulfilment operations. The fulfilment solution consists of three new autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) - FlexShelf, FlexShelf Guide...

Yacht maker fined for injury  Plymouth, United Kingdom

A yacht manufacturer has been sentenced after an employee was injured when his forklift truck overturned. A 57-year-old employee of Princess Yachts was injured while assisting the unloading of...

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Manual pallet jacks pose health and safety risks to operators that can be avoided by switching to electric pallet trucks - Linde Material Handling discusses.
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