News Edition #1062 - 3 February 2022

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We wish all our Chinese readers a Happy New Year: 恭喜发财
2022 is a Year of the Tiger, the first since 2010. This lunar cycle is associated with tiger attributes like strength, courage and bravery - all qualities we'll need to overcome the impact of the last couple of challenging years.
According to experts, the tiger is viewed in Chinese culture as an uplifting animal and we hope that we all benefit from hope and aspiration in the year ahead.


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NatRoad calls for RAT clarity  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Tax Office needs to urgently clarify the tax deductibility status of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), according to the National Road Transport Association. NatRoad says conflicting information is...

CartonCloud funds American expansion  Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

CartonCloud has successfully secured a AUD12 million investment to fund its planned expansion to Canada and the United States. The cloud-based logistics management software developer has received funding from...

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. 

Linde Material Handling Australia
1300 454 633 | Contact us 


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Demand for used equipment rises - TMHUK  Slough, United Kingdom

With ongoing global supply chain issues leading to longer lead times for all types of new materials handling equipment, Toyota Material Handling UK reports that demand for its pre-owned...

Hangcha adds Li-ion models in US  Charlotte, NC, United States

HC Forklift America Corporation (HCFA) is adding two new lithium-ion-powered class 2 models to the Hangcha line of materials handling equipment powered by lithium-ion. The first model addition is...

DHL automates with Boston Dynamics  Westerville, OH, United States

DHL Supply Chain has announced a USD15 million investment in robotics solutions from Boston Dynamics to further automate warehousing in North America. The companies have signed a multi-year agreement...
George Pappas, Linde Material Handling Australia
David Lasnek, Clark Material Handling Company
Justin Richardson, Clark Material Handling

Bravo Montacargas adds Linde, Baoli  Apodaca, NL, Mexico

Bravo Montacargas has expanded its representation of KION in Northern and Southern Mexico. Bravo Montacargas previously covered the Northeast region of Mexico and is authorised to sell Linde Material...

LiftEx Bahrain cancelled
IMHX adds environment zone

Taylor-Dunn adds Li-ion options  Anaheim, CA, United States

Newly formed Waev (formerly Polaris) is taking orders for its new lithium-ion Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles. Waev claims its vehicles outperform internal combustion and other...

CFTS expands nationwide network  Berkshire, United Kingdom

Owners and users of work equipment have even greater access to Thorough Examination services following a rise in CFTS accreditations last year. The scheme recently added dozens more locations...

KION expands in Michigan  Summerville, SC, United States

KION North America has expanded its territory into western Michigan with Vitan Equipment, a division of Fraza. In addition to this expansion, Vitan Equipment has opened a new dealer...

Mitsubishi Logisnext celebrates dealers  Houston, TX, United States

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group has named the winners of its 2022 Dealers of Excellence program. The 25th annual award program honours 21 dealers, representing the Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat...

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 |
HP: (65) 96194192 | Send an email


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The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association announced the 2022 Annual Convention & Exhibitors Showcase, Tomorrow's Distributor, taking place from April 23-27 in Orlando, FL.
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.
Last Mile ASEAN will be held from 1-2 March 2022. Reserve your space NOW!

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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With around 950 million native speakers and an additional 200 million people who speak it as a second language, Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world.

Cornell Hip Hop Collection - Ithaca, New York

This rare archive of original recordings and photos uncovers the early days of hip hop culture.



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managing director for Australia and New Zealand., Linde Material Handling Australia , Australia
regional manager, Clark Material Handling Company , United States
regional sales manager, Clark Material Handling, United States
rental and used director, Toyota Material Handling UK, United Kingdom

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