News Edition #1066 - 3 March 2022

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It's encouraging that after everything we have been through in the past two years, materials handling is still focused on reducing emissions and minimising its carbon footprint, as we read in this week's special report.
The report is well-timed, coinciding with this week's communique from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which calls on policymakers and business decision-makers to step up their efforts toward a more sustainable economy. As one IPCC member put it: "All industries need to urgently prioritise implementing non-fossil solutions to protect future generations."
Find out what some materials handling manufacturers are doing here.


Reducing environmental impacts in the materials handling industry
Eve White examines current trends in motive power and the ways that manufacturers are both adapting existing technology and developing new technology that meets the new environmental standards. Read the story


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Importer charged after forklift fatality  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

A Victorian stone importer will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this week in relation to a death in 2020. Australia Rong Hua Fu Pty Ltd, trading as RHF...

Hydrogen service station gets funding  Geelong, Vic, Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $22.8 million in funding to Viva Energy Group to develop, build and operate the New Energies Service Station located in Geelong...

Verton expands in Africa, America  Archerfield, Qld, Australia

Verton has appointed Welgro as its first distributor in South Africa. The partnership means that Welgro's clients will be able to safely improve their productivity and bottom line by...

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The Cargotec/Konecranes merger has inched closer, with the European Commission conditionally approving the deal. The approval, which follows the Commission's extensive investigation and widespread consultation with market participants across...
Palfinger directors have reflected on an outstanding fiscal year 2021, thanks to strong demand worldwide. The company notched up a record order intake and order book and achieved revenue...

Ravas adds US distributor  Twinsburg, OH, United States

Ravas USA has added Midwestern Sales Company as a new business development partner covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Midwestern Sales Company...
Ballard Power Systems has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to evaluate a joint investment case for the commercialisation of fuel cells in various mobility...

Bobcat adds Welsh dealer  Waterloo, Belgium

Bobcat has appointed A&M Group, with headquarters in Bridgend, as the company's new authorised dealer for South, West and Mid Wales. A&M Group is now responsible for sales and...

Hyundai recognises top American dealers  Norcross, GA, United States

Hyundai Material Handling (HMH) has announced its Top Performing Forklift Dealers for 2021 representing North America and Canada. These annual awards recognise the dealers who achieved the highest number...

ECT adds container cranes  Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam has acquired three new Sany remote-controlled automatic ship-to-shore cranes. The ship-to-shore container cranes work fully automatically and are remote controlled. Furthermore, various protection functions ensure...

Dimos opens in Dubai  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dimos Maschinenbau, manufacturer of warehouse and industrial trucks as well as system supplier for the air cargo sector, is establishing a branch office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With...
Chestnut Building Centres of Wavertree has been fined GBP94,500 (USD127,000) for not maintaining on-site health and safety standards which resulted in the death of 62-year-old Robert Ambrose. The firm...

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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For a long time, forklift drivers did not benefit from air conditioning in-cabin. French company SNDC has designed a wide range of full electrical air conditioning systems for forklifts that are easy to install with low environmental impact.
Companies around the world are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact. We at Konecranes are committed to providing our customers with eco-efficient solutions, products and services.
With the increased attention to environmental protection, all walks of life are trying to help in reducing environmental impacts, and the forklift industry is no exception. As the global No. 8 in industrial trucks and services, Hangcha Group has several strategies to help reduce this impact.
Lithium-ion batteries have become the mainstream technology for energy storage. Add more possibilities to your business and implement it with the power of Lithium from Reddot Equipment.
Available now, HELI's G2 Series of lithium forklift offers a compact design, great layout, strong performance and high efficiency.
Semax's unique forklifts offer drivers maximum visibility when driving, loading, and unloading.

Last year Coates launched its Sustainability Strategy and, as part of the goals set out in the Strategy, the company is already making greener choices via its large investment into an expansive electric forklift range.
TYRI is at the forefront of the development of lighting for work vehicles and their high quality products also positively affect sustainability and environmental benefits.
Fork Force is excited to introduce the next generation Enforcer Rough Terrain Forklift revolutionising the Australian market.
Durable and safe, able to sustain fast operations with a high level of reliability, pulp and waste paper bale handling requires dedicated forklift truck attachments.
If the view is restricted by the load, you can only rely on your intuition. With Durwen attachments, in combination with SmartFork® products, intuition meets precision in the MultiSense SmartFork®.

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