News Edition #1060 - 20 January 2022

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The World Bank is tipping a slowdown, with growth expected to decrease from 5.5% in 2021 to 4.1% this year.
Reasons for the slowing growth rate include ongoing virus threats, reduction in government aid and slipping demand.
However, the materials handling market appears to be bucking the trend, with the major manufacturers entering the year with strong order books and healthy sales figures.
Interestingly, we report this week that dwindling equipment stocks are also boosting the used machine market, with a leading auctioneer recording significant increases in prices for older stock - with fewer items going under the hammer.


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Due to staff leave rosters and widespread absences across the industry, Australasian news remains thin this week, but will return next week. In the meanwhile, read our recap...

Worker killed in forklift incident  Dandenong South, Vic, Australia

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating after a 49-year-old worker died when a shipping container fell onto the forklift he was operating in Dandenong South. Paramedics were called to a warehouse...
Hyster® is introducing its new range of UT Series forklifts - in 4,000kg, 4,500kg or 5,000kg models - to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific, featuring enhanced driver comfort and a low total cost of ownership for the forklift operator.

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Toyota introduces 22 electric models  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling has announced the release of 22 new electric products as part of the company's growing portfolio of world-class materials handling products and solutions. "This is an...
Sany has begun production of the Sany STH1056A telehandler in Bedburg for the North American market. The main focus is on combining European components, for example German Deutz engines...

Auction volumes fall, prices rise  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Analysis by equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. shows dramatic falls in the volume of equipment sold in North America in 2021, but significant increases in prices. Forklift volumes dropped 2.2...
Kalmar has concluded an agreement with Westport AS to supply a Kalmar Electric Reachstacker to support its decarbonisation efforts. Delivery is scheduled for Q4 of 2022. Founded in 2009...
Spanish rental company Elevarte has signed an agreement with Haulotte Iberica, paving the way for enhanced cooperation on maintenance work, equipment upgrades, genuine spare parts use and continuous training...

Hirer praises electric handlers  Wellingborough, United Kingdom

A leading plant hirer has hailed the "brilliant battery life" of its two new JCB electric Loadall telescopic handlers which are delivering eight hours continuous operation on a single...
VisionNav Robotics will take its range of fully automated, vision-guided forklifts and intelligent operating systems to the European market. The VisionNav range includes driverless counterbalance forklifts, reach trucks, stackers...
International logistics companies Dachser, DB Schenker, duisport and Rhenus have established the Open Logistics Foundation in Berlin. The purpose of the non-profit foundation is to build a European open-source...
The finalists for the worldwide IFOY Award 2022 (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) include 14 products and solutions from 12 manufacturers, selected from a field of...

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Bolzoni has recently delivered more than 70 RC-F rotators, designed for foundry operations, to a Russian leading company in the global aluminium industry.
Motion Fleet by Exide Technologies offers a complete, web-based, forklift battery fleet and charger management package that guarantees optimization of battery consumption and productivity to improve warehouse efficiency and cost savings.
At present, not only can a superior power option from RoyPow increase your material handling productivity, but it can also be safer by using built-in multiple protections & software systems via remote monitoring, OTA (over the air), control panel & BMS (battery management system).
Semax's unique forklifts offer drivers maximum visibility when driving, loading, and unloading.

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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.
Yale's new UX Series GDP lift trucks respond to extensive demand for cost-effective material handling solutions available from a supplier that customers can trust, with reputable service through its extensive dealer networks.
MODEX 2022 will be held March 28-31, 2022 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge - a team-building event open to the logistics industry - will take place on 23 June, 2022 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands

EnerSys® is transforming material handling operations with its high-performance NexSys® iON batteries. Ideal for heavy-duty applications, the virtually maintenance-free batteries feature an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) to support greater safety, reliability and battery life by performing auto-diagnosis, voltage limitation (charge and discharge) and communication of performance data. Fast, opportunity-charging NexSys® iON batteries with high output NexSys®+ chargers provide optimized performance, productivity and efficiency.

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A year of ups and downs
2021 has been a mixed bag for materials handling, with demand for equipment soaring, but supply chains under extreme strain. Allan Leibowitz summarises the year's highs and lows. Read the story


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