News Edition #1077 - 19 May 2022

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As the European materials handling sector prepares to meet at LogiMAT in Stuttgart in just over a week, it's clear that manufacturers face some significant market upheaval.
European manufacturers have long been major players in the global materials handling industry, and the European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) secretary general Olivier Janin recently told Forkliftaction News that the industry faces significant uncertainty.
Manufacturers, he argues, are not only dealing with the consequences of COVID-19, but also having to deal with supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tension resulting from the war in Ukraine, soaring energy prices and generalised inflation.
If you missed it last week, check out our special report on the European market here.

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AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Countdown to Safety Show  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Top industry pioneers and revolutionary technologies will take centre stage when the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2022 takes over the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 25 –26 May. “New...

ALC ponders The Race to 2040  Sydney, NSW, Australia

This year’s Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Forum will look at the challenges and opportunities in the next two decades. Australia’s urban freight task alone is expected to grow by...
Tompkins Robotics, a leading global provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) fulfilment solutions, has partnered with Primary Sight, a digital warehousing solutions expert, to bring a local presence to...

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WORLD NEWS

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Toyota adds automation unit  Slough, United Kingdom

Toyota Material Handling UK has announced the establishment of a systems integration division dedicated to designing and delivering turn-key automated storage and handling projects. Toyota Logistics Solutions Integration (LSI...

Hangcha opens Dutch facility  Almere, Netherlands

Hangcha has opened a new division, Hangcha Netherlands B.V., in Almere to service the European market. As Hangcha’s first overseas parts and service centre and product experience centre, Hangcha...
Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of powered access equipment specialists Access Plus and its sister company, TrainingPlus, a nationwide training and skills provider.  Operating from three sites in...

Palfinger takes control of Guima   Bergheim, Austria

Palfinger AG has acquired the 35% minority interest in Guima Palfinger S.A.S. (Guima) held by Compagnie Générale Vincent S.A.S., ensuring it now controls 100% of the company.  Guima, headquartered...
Jeffrey Matthews, Hyundai Material Handling North America
Cecil D'Antignac, Hyundai Material Handling North America
Jason Taylor, Hyundai Material Handling North America
Michel van Roozendaal, Kalmar Automation Solutions

Forkliftaction is covering LogimAT 2022 live

Costs blow out in UK  London, United Kingdom

The vast majority of UK logistics companies (71%) reported an escalation in the cost of transporting goods during Q1 2022 compared to the same period a year ago amid...
Haulotte has expanded its network with the appointment of Matech as an authorised distributor in Tunisia. This partnership will allow Haulotte Africa to better service the needs of customers...

SRSI, Dematic in integrator deal  Irving, TX, United States

Slate River Systems, Inc. (SRSI) and Dematic have signed an integrator relationship agreement. SRSI will now be a certified integrator of all Dematic equipment.  SRSI is known for its...

Delta-Q marks milestone  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Delta-Q Technologies has announced the shipment of its four millionth battery charger. With each charger representing the potential to save one metric ton of emissions, this significant milestone equates...

With the SNDC “Stop & Comfort” air conditioning system the driver can turn off the engine during loading and unloading operations while maintaining thermal comfort inside the cabin. The air conditioning unit is directly connected to the batteries of the vehicle.
Email David Massat, call +33 5 34 482 247 or visit www.sndc.net.

Find us at LOGIMAT (Stuttgart, Hall 9 Booth C59) & TOC Europe (Rotterdam, Booth C55).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Delta launches MOOVair 1 kW Wireless Charging System to realize “Charge Wisely, Charge Wirelessly” for AGVs, AMRs and other automated industrial e-vehicles.
After long anticipation, we are happy to announce that Durwen Maschinenbau GmbH will be exhibiting at LogiMAT from May 31 – June 02, 2022.
At the LogiMAT show from May 31 – 02 June Frei will present an armrest that provides the vehicle operator high levels of flexibility.

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.
TYRI’s latest innovation is INTELLilight - developed to create a flexible lighting solution that adapts to the driver's needs and external circumstances.
Spotlight on safety, sustainability and getting your site future ready at CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022 - 19-21 July at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Ann and Allan will be on-site at LogiMAT 2022 and are keen to hear insights from the materials handling industry.

Exhibitors, manufacturers, dealers and fleet managers we'd love to hear from you. Reach out for a meeting ...and look out for the team at the show.

Don't miss our leading coverage of LogiMAT 2022 - from the show floor.

SPECIAL FEATURES

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

IN THE DISCUSSION FORUMS

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FACT OF THE WEEK

When the Lithuanian basketball team couldn't afford to participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, US rock band Grateful Dead came to the rescue and funded transport and band-themed designs for the team's jerseys and shorts. The team ended up winning bronze.

One of the largest collections of heritage seeds - Narköy, Turkey

Nardane Kuşçu has saved over 1,200 different varieties of seeds at her organic farm

FORKLIFT DIARIES

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Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

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‘…We got 7 inquiries coming from Canada, USA, Mexico, Israel and Australia (5 from retailers, 2 from machines manufacturers) and we are still in contact with them. I can state that’s a success story!’

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