News Edition #1057 - 23 December 2021

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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the yard
To hear the hum of a reachstacker was hard;
The safety vests hung in the lockers with care,
In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The drivers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While lifting routines were stuck in their heads;
With operation manuals diligently learned,
Finally, some decent rest had been earned.

We don't need Santa to thank for success
Because industry efforts are sure to impress.
So, we thank all our readers and hope they delight:


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Workplaces urged to stay safe  Sydney, NSW, Australia

With Christmas just around the corner, SafeWork NSW is urging all businesses and workers across the state to make safety their top priority. SafeWork NSW executive director of compliance...

More trucking apprenticeships offered  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The government has cleared the road for a new truck driving apprenticeship to help secure Australia's economic recovery, following calls from the transport and logistics sector for a nationally...

Stockland boosts logistics stocks  Sydney, NSW,, Australia

Stockland has entered into contracts to acquire two logistics sites in the inner south-west industrial precinct of Padstow for $128.5 million, further bolstering its $3 billion-plus logistics pipeline. The...

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.

Linde Material Handling Australia
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KION opens plant in China  Jinan, China

KION has opened a new counterbalance truck plant in the Chinese city of Jinan in Shandong province, at the same time laying the foundation stone for an additional plant...

Kalmar launches Robotic range  Helsinki, Finland

Kalmar has announced the introduction of the Kalmar Robotic Portfolio, a range of intelligent, flexible and autonomous mobile equipment solutions designed to improve safety and eco-efficiency without compromising productivity...
Ausa will exit the road maintenance and cleaning vehicles market and focus on all-terrain industrial vehicles including dumpers, rough-terrain forklifts and telehandlers. The Spanish manfacturer has signed an agreement...

MFMH opens in Tampa  Tampa, FL, United States

Mid Florida Material Handling (MFMH) has opened a new branch in Tampa, Florida. Paul Sutherland, MFMH president, says: "We're excited to be growing into the Tampa area. With the...
Autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market leader Mobile Industrial Robots A/S (MiR) and the materials handling equipment manufacturer Interthor/Logitrans have entered a strategic collaboration to build autonomous pallet jacks. The...

Palfinger and Sany Heavy Industries have signed an agreement on the reversal of the cross-shareholding. "Following years of constructive and successful co-operation on the operational joint ventures, the cross-holding...

Rental goes digital  Brussels, Belgium

The European equipment rental industry is being transformed by the impact of digitalisation, like the industries it serves. That was one of the key messages at the recent European...

Portonave adds crane  Navegantes, Brazil

Kalmar has concluded a deal with Portonave S/A - Terminais Portuários de Navegantes to supply a Kalmar Eco Reachstacker, the first of its kind to be delivered to a customer...

California aims for zero emissions by 2024  Sacramento, CA, United States

The California Air Resources Board has approved a measure that will require most newly manufactured small off-road engines to be zero emission starting in 2024. While the changes will...

Manchester firm fined for death  Manchester, United Kingdom

A hazardous waste treatment company has been fined after an employee died when a forklift he was driving overturned and crushed him. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how, on 3...

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With the launch of the A140-160-Short, Carer expands the brand's range of AS series electric forklifts, with capacities up to 35,000lbs, at a 24-inch load center.
Cat ® Lift Trucks has announced a successor to its popular 2.5 to 3.5 tonne 80V counterbalance range - packed with features and options for even greater driving pleasure and productivity.
UN Forklift successfully launched their upgraded compact 4WD rough terrain forklift in November, with capacities of 2.5 - 3.5 tons.
Cascade wants to set you up for success in the new year. Our comprehensive materials handling expertise is just the thing to help you get started.

Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.
As of 1st Oct 2020, our Traction Batteries have changed their name to: "LIFTTOP".
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.
With the national construction industry suffering further pandemic-related setbacks in recent months, Australia's leading construction exhibition, Sydney Build Expo, has announced the program for its 2022 edition, with a distinct focus on mental health.

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!
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us:

Showa Denko Materials (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
Tel: (65) 68366988 Ext 167 |
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To prevent going deaf, roosters tilt their head back while crowing. The head completely covers the ear canal and serves as ear-plug.

The King's Knot - Stirling, Scotland

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.



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