News Edition #1055 - 9 December 2021

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Toyota Material Handling's woes continue, with more models now suspended because of concerns about compliance with EPA standards.
Of course, there's never a good time to halt production and stop shipping, but the impact is surely being softened by the rise of alternatives to diesel and LPG forklifts. Toyota itself has noted the rise of electric forklifts, and, each week, we see new models venturing into market segments traditionally dominated by ICE forklifts.
Five years ago, the suspension would have been devastating for the folk in Indiana and extremely disruptive for dealers and forklift buyers. Now, it's concerning, but probably not make or break.
Thank goodness for the growing alternatives and options in the market.


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Qantas adds freighters for AusPost  Sydney, NSW, Australia

As a third dedicated A321 P2F freighter takes to the skies ahead of Christmas, Australia Post and Qantas have announced two Airbus A330 200 passenger aircraft will be converted...

Designing warehouses for employees  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Warehouse design is becoming more human-centric as the talent war heats up amid labour shortages. "Traditional warehouses are typically seen as big sheds located away from population centres, and...
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Toyota halts certain diesel models  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced a voluntary suspension of production of certain diesel forklift models at its Columbus, Indiana factory. This action immediately affects the production and sale...

Briggs Equipment acquires Forkway  Cannock, United Kingdom

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of materials handling dealer Forkway Group. Operating from three UK sites in Amersham, Dewsbury and Southampton, Forkway has supplied industrial equipment and expert...
Dimos and Hubtex will use their joint Systems & Projects department to focus on the acquisition and implementation of intelligent system solutions in the airport sector. The joint unit combines...
Tony Kelleher , Volvo Penta
Kat Moss, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
Jim Clark, Clark

Acciaierie d'Italia orders cranes  Rostock, Germany

Italian steel company Acciaierie d'Italia has ordered four large portal cranes for the commercial port of Taranto. The four Liebherr LPS 800 cranes have a four-rope configuration with a...

LWC Drinks grows fleet  Oldham, United Kingdom

LWC Drinks Ltd, the UK's largest independent drinks wholesaler, has introduced a fleet of space-saving Flexi Truck very narrow aisle (VNA) articulated forklifts across its nationwide estate of distribution...

Tompkins completes Ferguson DC  Raleigh, NC, United States

Tompkins Solutions has announced the completion of a new distribution centre for Ferguson Enterprises, a leading distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies. After experiencing significant growth through a...
DispatchTrack has acquired Beetrack, the Latin American leader in logistics software. The acquisition will expand DispatchTrack's global footprint with the addition of more than 850 customers across 20 countries...

Accuristix fined over injury  Toronto, ON, Canada

The Ontario Court of Justice has fined an Oakville-based healthcare logistics company CAD70,000 (USD55,000) following a workplace accident that resulted in critical injury to one of its employees in...

Ryan Reynolds’ forklift past  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Most people recognise Ryan Reynolds as an actor, but a Canadian website has uncovered a link to materials handling. found its city's favourite son had humble beginnings linked...

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For your Aerial Work Platform needs there is no better source of energy than lithium batteries from RoyPow Technology Co. Ltd.
Bolzoni designs a new Vision System with front camera and laser beam to be fitted on forklift truck attachments, to greatly improve safety in material handling.
Raniero Forklift Trucks company breaks new ground with BSLBATT Battery factory integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power in load capacity from 12 to 25 tons capacity sit-down counterbalanced lift trucks.
For many brands, Double-11 (November 11) is the single biggest growth driver every year and EP is no exception to this.

Forklift and warehousing solutions specialist, Hyster ® , is expanding its new UX Series with the introduction of its H5.0-7.0UT range of 5-7 tonne forklifts, designed for enhanced safety, comfort, and ergonomics.
New Zealand safety specialist SEEN Safety shares how a targeted advertising plan has helped to grow brand awareness and develop new business leads.
As of 1st Oct 2020, our Traction Batteries have changed their name to: "LIFTTOP".
Do YOU need "The Backbone"? If you use stand up forklifts and reach trucks around racking, where there's the possibility of underride, the answer is "Yes".

Japan-based company Showa Denko Materials, manufacturer of renowned forklift battery LIFTTOP, is looking for Global Partners for expansion. Be a part of our inherited unique technologies and intellectual properties, cultivated in more than 100 years of history!
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