News Edition #1051 - 11 November 2021

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Almost two years after the greatest global upheaval of our times, it looks like the economy is back on track. Most markets are experiencing strong demand, industrial growth is being recorded in almost all markets, unemployment is falling, and world trade is almost back to pre-pandemic levels.
Health experts are generally upbeat with vaccination progressing in most countries.
The only real concerns at this stage are supply chain challenges and the threat of rising inflation - both of which are clear in the financial reports of the major materials handling manufacturers.
There's no doubt that we're heading to the end of the year in a much better state than we began it.

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Fork Force adds rough-terrain Li-ion model  Larapinta, Qld, Australia

Fork Force has launched a new rough-terrain lithium-ion forklift in the Australian market. "The all-new Enforcer lithium-powered rough-terrain forklift was engineered with next-generation lithium technology to deliver a high-powered...

Brisbane Markets crowns forklift operator  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Alfred Finau has been recognised as this year's Forklift Operator of the Year at the Brisbane Markets. Finau, who works for Costa Farms, took out the top prize of...

Improved efficiencies are of course important to your bottom line, but we understand that the safety and wellbeing of your people comes first. Safety checks, guidelines and regular training are standard across material handling businesses but have you considered how replacing manual pallet jacks with electric pallet trucks could bring both safety and efficiency to your business? Find out how. 

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Cargotec CEO Mika Vehviläinen has reported strong demand in the last quarter. " The market recovery from the pandemic as well as the increase in economic activity that started at...
Heli has released the first 4-5 T hydrogen fuel cell forklift in China. The new forklift generates 25 kW with peak output of 55 kW. According to the company...

Wolter acquires Advantage Group  Brookfield, WI, United States

Wolter, Inc has acquired Advantage Materials Handling Group, with locations in South Bend and Goshen, Indiana. This marks Wolter's 12 th acquisition in over 10 years, as well as...

Women in the driver’s seat at DHL  Heredia, Costa Rica

DHL Global Forwarding Costa Rica recently welcomed its first women forklift operators as part of a diversity initiative. A spokesman tells Forkliftaction N ews that the company had a...

Briefs  

Haulotte, Zhongneng renew accord
LEEA offers training webinar
Toyota staff walk for hospice

ID Logistics acquires GVT  Tilburg, Netherlands

ID Logistics, one of the European leaders in contract logistics, has acquired 100% of GVT Transport & Logistics, the transport and logistics division of GVT Group of Logistics. The acquisition...

EnerSys partners with Concentric  Reading, PA, United States

EnerSys has expanded its battery and charger product offering through a manufacturer representative agreement with All Battery Sales and Service, now owned and operated by Concentric, LLC, a leading...

Vaillant switches to Li-ion  Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Global energy solutions company Vaillant Group has added 26 new lithium-ion machines to its UK operations in line with its plans to become a carbon-neutral plant by 2025. Working...

147 new supply chain projects planned  Jacksonville, FL, United States

Research indicates that close to 150 distribution and supply chain projects were planned in October. Industrial capital project intelligence specialist SalesLeads has released its latest research showing 147 new...

Yale marks 40 years in Craigavon  Craigavon, United Kingdom

Yale is celebrating 40 years of manufacturing at Craigavon in Northern Ireland. Since the plant opened in April 1981, thousands of forklifts have been manufactured and exported to locations...
manufacturer materials handling equipment

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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As an alternative to the purchase of a new attachment, the new BOLZONI rental and remanufactured product range is now available on a new European web portal.
The Halo Bar is an innovative new accessory option developed by Narrow Aisle Ltd for use with all models in the extensive Flexi Truck range of articulated lift truck-based intralogistics very narrow aisle (VNA) storage solutions.
HC Forklift America Corporation (HCFA) was pleased to attend the 2021 American Rental Association (ARA) Show on October 18 in Las Vegas, NV.
NINGBO RUYI JOINT STOCK CO., LTD had launched their newly designed D series reach trucks, with 2T capacity and maximum lifting height of 12.5 metres.
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.

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.
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.
Antwerp XL, the award-winning event dedicated to breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, will return live and in-person on 7 - 9 December 2021 at the Antwerp Expo, Antwerp, Belgium.

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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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FACT OF THE WEEK

Snakes can sense an earthquake as many as five days before it actually occurs. When snakes sense an earthquake they leave their nests, even if the temperature is too cold.

'The Storyteller', a fountain in Birmingham, Alabama

This work of art was commissioned by a mother in memory of her murdered son, who was an art dealer. The fountain was unveiled in 1992 by Frank Fleming.

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Hangcha launches 2.0-3.5t electric forklift truck with high voltage lithium-ion batteries

MOVERS & SHAKERS

business line leader, Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
managing director, Baoli EMEA, Milan, Italy
president & CEO, Enerpac, United States
managing director, sales, Liebherr Container Cranes, Ireland

manufacturer materials handling equipment

In honour of our latest feature report, we're spotlighting forklift innovations in the virtual expo. 

Find a range of leading products designed to increase productivity, enhance safety and move towards a more environmentally sustainable industry.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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