News Edition #1079 - 2 June 2022

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Greetings from LogiMAT, the first major European materials handling show since the start of the pandemic.
This message comes as our CEO, Ann Hofmans, and I are visiting our contacts on the show floor and we will be including detailed reports in the next couple of newsletters.
For now, however, I do have to stress the optimism at the show, which reflects the resilience and resourcefulness of the European equipment makers and vendors. They are facing unprecedented challenges, from an ongoing war on their doorstep to soaring energy costs and continuing supply chain disruptions. But materials handling is proving to be indispensable in all avenues of the economy, and most suppliers continue to face strong demand, which is buoying their confidence.
Watch this space for more details in coming weeks.


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CeMAT releases session details  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Organisers have released the conference program for CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022. Taking place from 19-21 July at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, the three-day program is brimming with a diverse...

Fonterra adds Dematic AGVs  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dematic will upgrade warehouse automation for Fonterra, New Zealand’s leading dairy co-operative, with the delivery of new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Fonterra has operated with AGVs since 2009 to...

Industrial Batteries Australia officially launched their branch in Perth WA last week, expanding on their established stand alone branches in NSW, VIC & QLD; with their SA branch set to open late 2022. Formerly CEIL Power, Industrial Batteries Australia are specialists in supplying Industry leading Motive Power options to the Australian market, encompassing all Electric Forklift Battery and Charger technologies.
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Linde adds electric heavy-duty forklifts  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde Material Handling has launched a new range of electrically powered heavy-duty forklifts with load capacities from 10 to 18 T.  Offering load capacities of 10, 12, 14, 15...

Stow Robotics buys into iFollow  Spiere-Helkijn, Belgium

Stow Robotics, Stow Group’s warehouse automation business unit, has acquired a majority stake in iFollow SAS, a collaborative autonomous mobile robot company. As a result of Stow’s commitment to...

Big turn-out at LogiMAT  Stuttgart, Germany

LogiMAT has entered its third and final day after a two-year absence, with 10 halls occupied by 1,571 exhibitors. Attendance statistics are not yet available, but early indications are...

Exolgan adds ABB tech  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exolgan Container Terminal, which handles over 40% of the total container volume at the Port of Buenos Aires, has implemented ABB’s Crane OCR with QuayPro module for all of...
Magazino is conducting a pilot project with the SOTO robot for MAN. The SOTO mobile robot is being used to automate the material supply between the warehouse and the...

Geek+ automates Bergler  Erlensee, Germany

German third-party logistics provider Bergler Industrieservices has selected Geek+’s Picking and Put-away solution for its new logistics centre in Erlensee, near Frankfurt. Bergler’s success is derived from providing top-quality...

Entries open for UKMHA Awards  Berkshire, United Kingdom

UKMHA has opened nominations for its annual awards in a host of different categories. Widely recognised as the benchmark for quality for the whole of the materials handling industry...

CFTS issues examiner warning  Berkshire, United Kingdom

Thorough Examination accrediting body CFTS is advising equipment owners to check not only who’s doing the assessment, but also the kit they’re using.   “If you’re responsible for materials handling...
Each year, a number of solutions are tested as part of the selection of the IFOY Award winners, and because editor Allan Leibowitz is on the jury, Forkliftaction News...

We are excited to announce that we have added VIDEO to the Virtual Expo! Enjoy the latest materials handling products in motion.

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Stop wasting your precious time! You no longer have to compare offers and prices for cabin parts. TVH is the supplier you need to get all your cabin parts in one go.
The vendors of material handling equipment (aka – forklifts) have not served the industry in North America well by supporting the conversion to electric forklifts from internal combustion dinosaurs.
TYRI’s latest innovation is INTELLilight - developed to create a flexible lighting solution that adapts to the driver's needs and external circumstances.
BSLBATT battery is a fast-paced, high-growth, hi-tech company that is leading the adoption of lithium-ion technology solutions, and is looking for Global Partners for expansion.
As a family-owned company since 1889, Vetter stands for continuity, independence and reliability. Today, Vetter is Europe's leading manufacturer of forks.

Ideal for wide-ranging applications in harsh environments: The BRAVA multifunction armrest guarantees a high level of flexibility when equipping industrial trucks, agricultural and construction machinery.
The new economy NL series li-ion forklift from UN Forklifts - counterbalance forklift truck range from 2T-3.5T.
CILF2022, the leading logistics and transport expo in Asia, will be held from September 22-24, 2022 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge develops supply chain professionals’ ability to collaborate, innovate and create game-changing solutions for the benefit of the sector. That's the glowing endorsement by Richard Atkinson CBE, ex-RAF commander and academic fellow at Aston University.

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

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


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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