News Edition #1076 - 12 May 2022

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Last week's cancellation of Ritchie Bros.' proposed takeover of Euro Auctions is a further indication of the lengths to which the UK Competition and Markets Authority will go to preserve market dynamics.
Readers will recall that the CMA was also the final stumbling block to the Konecranes/Cargotec merger which passed the scrutiny of the other major competition authorities.
Few have questioned the tough CMA stance, but perhaps the recent State of Competition Report goes some way to explaining the caution.
Summarising the findings, Mike Walker, chief economic adviser at the CMA, said: "Our... report shows a worrying combination of trends. We are seeing markets getting more concentrated, companies enjoying higher mark-ups and the biggest firms maintaining their leading positions for longer. The fact that all these indicators are pointing in the same direction provides a warning sign about the state of competition in the UK."
That sounds like a warning for any other potential mergers and acquisitions which need a UK tick of approval! Indeed, Walker continued: "We will use our findings to direct our work to keep markets competitive and protect consumers at this crucial time."


Big challenges and big opportunities for manufacturers in Europe
Eve White explores the challenges facing European manufacturers of materials handling equipment during this unusual time in history – and how different companies are dealing with the issues they face. Read the story


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Safe Work Australia licensing call  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Safe Work Australia is reviewing the high-risk work licensing for cranes to ensure it remains relevant to contemporary work practices and equipment. A discussion paper on crane licensing is...

Ahern adds AUSA in Australia  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Compact all-terrain industrial vehicle maker AUSA has signed an agreement with Ahern Group, the parent company of Ahern Rentals, Snorkel and Xtreme, among others, to distribute its dumpers, all-terrain...

Company fined after forklift injury  Dandenong, Vic, Australia

A food service wholesaler has been fined $35,000 after a worker was struck by a forklift and seriously injured at a Dandenong South warehouse last year. C.C.B. Enterprises Pty...

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Business development in the first quarter of the 2022 financial year was in line with Jungheinrich’s expectations. Despite challenges in the supply chains and bottlenecks in the supply of...

Going, going, gone  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is scrapping its takeover bid for Euro Auctions. Hot on the heels of the halt to the merger of Konecranes and Cargotec , Ritchie Bros. UK Holdings...

Hyster-Yale shows loss despite sales surge  Cleveland, OH,, United States

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling recorded USD25 million loss for the first quarter of 2022 despite strong sales and shipments. Revenues increased 13% to USD827.6 million, primarily as a result of...

KION opens Distribution and Training Center  Summerville, SC, United States

KION North America has opened its new Aftermarket Distribution and Training Center in Summerville, South Carolina. The new location, near KION North America's production facility, triples the warehouse space...

Kalmar automates TGN  Mejillones, Chile

Kalmar has received an order for Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions from Terminal Graneles del Norte S.A. (TGN) for its greenfield terminal being built in Antofagasta region, city of...

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Toyota launches electric Traigo24  Willebroek, Belgium

Toyota Material Handling Europe is introducing its new three-wheel electric forklift truck, the Traigo24, designed for simple, straightforward operations in confined or tight spaces. The models range from 1...

Black Equipment gains territories  Greenville, NC, United States

Hyster-Yale Group has announced a dealer territory change for its forklift brands in the southern United States. The agreement appoints Black Equipment as the single authorised dealer for both...

ALAN seeks nominations  Lakeland, FL, United States

Supply chain emergency assistance provider American Logistics Assistance Network (ALAN) is calling for nominations for its annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards. Created in 2017, the awards recognise individuals and organisations...
The Singapore Ministry of Manpower has called on businesses to enforce a national Safety Time-Out (STO) for the next two weeks in response to recent accidents, including forklift deaths...
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The Finnish Bolzoni group factory is dedicated to the manufacturing of an extensive range of forest products handling attachments for efficient and damage-free handling, applying the most advanced production technologies and machineries.
Semax will elevate its planned growth journey to another level at the Logimat international trade fair in late May and early June.
TYRI’s latest innovation is INTELLilight - developed to create a flexible lighting solution that adapts to the driver's needs and external circumstances.
UPLIFTING VERTICAL SA offers a wide range of equipment for handling general loads, containers and special loads.
Maximizing space in your warehouse environment while moving products with speed and accuracy requires expert tools and techniques. Read on to learn how Cascade can help you.
When time equals money, every second counts. Especially in logistical supply chains and industrial processes. RAVAS understands the demand for continuous optimization and 24/7 performance.

As a family-owned company since 1889, Vetter stands for continuity, independence and reliability. Today, Vetter is Europe's leading manufacturer of forks.
BSLBATT, a Chinese Forklift Battery Manufacturer specialized in the material handling industry, will be exhibiting at LogiMAT 2022 from May 31 - June 2, at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center in Germany.
REDDOT's CQD15N is 3-way VNA forklift designed for high-level storage, which is divided into stand-on and seated model with 3m to 10m lifting height.
Reducing the carbon footprint of container handlers and forklifts diesel engines is a topic of importance for French company SNDC, which offers an alternative way with immediate solutions that can be implemented in ICE equipment to reduce carbon emissions.
GRI entered the Australian market in 2014 with its superior specialty tire offering, and became a national company in 2019. GRI specializes in forklift and material handling tires and on-site fitment services.
Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) the exhibition & conference on warehousing, material handling & supply chain industry in ASEAN is back and in-person from 25th to 27th July at BITEC.

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Ten miles off the west coast of Scotland, the small island Ailsa Craig is shaped like a sugar loaf and has been the source of granite used in every official Olympic Games curling event.

Seonjeongneung - Seoul, South Korea

The burial ground of two kings and a queen is now a calm city park in the middle of bustling Seoul.


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The little book that could: when creativity pays off
It’s not every day that a dealer wins an award for creative excellence. Donna Waldrep, director of Marketing at Carolina Handling, shares the story behind their recent ADDY Award winning B2B project, If Santa Had a Lift Truck.



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