News Edition #1050 - 4 November 2021

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The positive financial results continue rolling in. This week, another couple of manufacturers report increased orders and rising incomes.
The improvements come amid rising concerns about supply chain challenges - mostly in the form of shortages of materials or delays in key components.
For equipment buyers, the combination of bulging order books and materials shortages probably mean two things: you'll wait longer for delivery of your new machines and you'll pay more for them.
It's no surprise, therefore, that we're seeing increased rental activity and more interest in used and refurbished equipment - two trends which attachment maker Bolzoni is hoping to capitalise on through some of its latest activity.


Forklift Innovations: a better way to do it
If nothing else, the last couple of years have shown how important it is to ensure your business is lean and agile enough to change direction with little warning. Melissa Barnett takes a look at some recent innovations in the materials handling industry. Read the story


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ACCC investigates merger  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has outlined preliminary competition concerns in relation to a proposed merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. In Australia, Cargotec's Kalmar business and Konecranes' Port...

Man run over by forklift  Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

A man suffered a serious lower leg injury in an industrial accident in South Murwillumbah this week. According to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service, the 55-year-old suffered the injury...

Daryll Hull mourned  Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Professor Daryll Hull passed away recently in Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital. He was a greatly appreciated and much-loved man who was a well-known and highly respected industry figure. With...

Manual pallet jacks were no-doubt revolutionary in their time, but now that the demand on material handling has increased and we know more about the immediate accident risks and the long-term injuries that regular use can cause, it's time to make a change.

Making the switch to an electric pallet truck like the Linde MT15 can help to eliminate the risks creating a safer workplace for your people.

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Konecranes’ strong performance  Helsinki, Finland

Konecranes has seen a 26.2% rise in its third quarter order intake, which hit EUR713.7 million (USD828 million). President and CEO Rob Smith says Konecranes delivered an impressively resilient...
Palfinger is on its way to a record year, with the positive global economic environment reflected in the results of the first three quarters of 2021. In its latest...
By Allan Leibowitz While the UK truck driver crisis dominates the mainstream media, experts warn of a broader looming challenge across warehousing and logistics, not just in the UK...

Demand for electric cranes rises  Rostock, Germany

Liebherr is seeing increased demand for mobile harbour cranes with electric motors. The company notes that the number of units equipped with an electric motor has doubled since 2019...
Giancarlo Montanari, Terex Rough Terrain Cranes
Christian Bischof, Baoli EMEA

Bolzoni boosts rentals
Hoppecke launches heavy battery

Invar offers Hai ACR systems  Cranfield, United Kingdom

UK warehouse automation solutions provider Invar Group has entered into a partnership agreement with global robotic systems manufacturer Hai Robotics to include the manufacturer's cutting-edge autonomous case-handling robotic (ACR...

Toyota adds electric forklift  Columbus, IN, United States

As Toyota Material Handling continues to wait for US engine emissions certification for some of its IC forklifts, the company has introduced two new electric models. The all-new Toyota...

Scaffolding boss penalised for forklift death  Leicester, United Kingdom

The managing director of a scaffolding company has been given a suspended prison sentence and fine after an employee died when he was struck from behind by a forklift...

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The VETTER SmartFork® with integrated camera and sensor technology is the perfect forklift driver assistant for easy and efficient loading, less damage and fewer accidents.
Kiwitron's Kiwi-eye is a proximity detection system with artificial intelligence to increase driver and pedestrian safety and warehouse efficiency.
Konecranes Lift Trucks discusses innovations in their forklift range, featuring the latest eco-efficient technology.
Designed from the ground up for mounting on forklifts, trollies and other logistics vehicles, the rugged IT devices from JLT Mobile Computers enable reliable information management for customers in demanding warehouse environments.
Reddot Equipment Co., Ltd. has been constantly reforming and developing innovative products to lead the industry.
Complete program of intelligent forks, designed for all forklift trucks, increasing safety in handling operations or during forklift manoeuvres.
Hangcha's new XH series is breakthrough in electric forklifts, designed for material handling in heavy-duty industries.

Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.
Did you know that CARER electric forklifts are available in very high capacity, pneumatic style chassis? With increasing demands to have high-capacity forklifts adhere to Tier 4 compliance, the electric solution is a real alternative.
Cascade Forks+​ is a line of specialty forks that are changing the way people work. With special features that boost the potential of any forklift, Forks+​ are here to bring you advanced material handling.
Introducing the new range of Vulcan Pedestrian Equipment from MLA Holdings, available now!
For many years, we have seen how the automotive industry uses lighting as a brand-strengthening recognition factor. But how do you produce lighting that is tailored to a vehicle? TYRI's Christian Wadell, TYRI Global R&D Director, explains.
The development of artificial intelligence and the need for sustainability will strongly influence the design and layout of future factories and, consequently, the design of logistics vehicles.
The latest innovation from Gebrüder Frei is the MONO VIBRO joystick, the ideal solution for limited installation spaces in a wide number of industrial applications.

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business line leader, Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
managing director, Baoli EMEA, Milan, Italy
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