News Edition #1074 - 28 April 2022

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Our dealer news tends to be concentrated in North America, but lately, there has been more activity in Europe.
In fact, this week, we report on three more developments - the take-over by Mitsubishi Logisnext of its UK distributor, Hyundai adding a partner in Belgium and Luxembourg and Toyota's appointment of a new dealer in the UK.
The Logisnext move is an interesting one, and the latest in a series of manufacturer acquisitions of their distributors and dealers. From the manufacturer's perspective, this shortens the supply chain to the end customer and increases efficiencies by reducing the cost of sales.
On the other side, consolidation can reduce competition and limit customer choice, but that's not the case in this week's moves.


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Australia’s small businesses are investing in their recovery, with Commonwealth Bank financing for equipment and machinery across the sector up 17% so far this financial year, compared with the...

Safework NSW investigates death  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Police and workplace regulators are investigating the death of a man hit by a reversing forklift at a Sydney container terminal. The man, believed to be in his 50s...

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Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe B.V. (MLE) has acquired all shares of Red Diamond Distribution Ltd (RDD) in an amicable takeover that will see both companies working closely together in order...
Gideon has launched Trey, an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations.  Trey loads and unloads pallets entirely autonomously, saving more than 80% of a worker's time...

Terex acquires Steelweld  Norwalk, CT, United States

Terex has announced the acquisition of Steelweld, a manufacturer of heavy fabrications based in Northern Ireland. The purchase of Steelweld supports the growth strategy of Terex Materials Processing by...
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Hyundai Construction Equipment has appointed Mabo Lifting as its exclusive distribution partner for materials handling equipment throughout Belgium and Luxembourg.  With more than 35 years’ experience and expertise in...

Global Materials Handling joins Toyota network  Saint Helens, United Kingdom

Material Handling UK (TMH UK) has added Saint Helens-based Global Materials Handling Ltd as the official Toyota dealer for the north west of England. Established in 2010, Global Materials...

JCB opens Indian factory  Gujarat, India

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week opened JCB’s newest factory in India as the company strengthens its global manufacturing presence. With 11 factories in the UK employing more...

Heli Canada adds dealers  Drummondville, QC, Canada

Heli Canada has made two important changes in western Canada in order to increase sales, visibility and coverage.  The company has welcomed two new Heli dealers. Western Materials Handling...

Sumitomo chooses Seegrid automation  Chesapeake, VA, United States

Sumitomo Drive Technologies has selected Seegrid’s mobile automation solutions for its expanding manufacturing operations. The power transmission component manufacturer chose Seegrid’s Palion AMR fleet and Fleet Central enterprise software...

Columbia PSI buys CD&M  Vancouver, WA, United States

Columbia Machine has acquired Control Design & Manufacturing (CD&M). Located in Englewood, Colorado, CD&M is a recognised leader in factory automation solutions, designing, manufacturing and supporting conventional bag palletising systems...
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Ruyi marks a historic order and shipment of materials handling equipment to Angola in western Africa, under the Belt and Road Initiative.
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