News Edition #1080 - 9 June 2022

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The first big European gathering of the materials handling industry in more than two years, LogiMAT 2022, is over and we begin a series of reports on the show this week.
Over three days, there was plenty to see, and in scores of discussions, event participants stressed their delight at the return to normality.
While the halls may not have been as full as in previous years, the calibre of attendees was impressive and the exhibitors we spoke to were extremely pleased with the level of interest and the quality of discussions. Visitors seemed to head straight for the company representatives at the stands and to instantly engage - unlike some shows where the exhibitors spend a lot of time talking to themselves.
For us, there were dozens of insightful interviews with industry leaders, and the challenge now is to work through all of that, analyse the trends and share them with our readers.


Meeting the forklift safety challenge
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Safety Show success  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

More than 2,000 health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors across Australia converged on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 25-26 May for the Workplace Health & Safety...

ALC welcomes new board members  Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has announced six new appointments to the board. The new appointees come from corporate members – Amazon, Australia Post, DP World, HERE Technologies, NTi and...

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LogiMAT review: automatic response  Stuttgart, Germany

One of the key trends in materials handling, the rise of automation, was plainly evident at LogiMAT in Stuttgart, not just in the four halls (out of 10) devoted...
Forklift associations on both sides of the Atlantic will mark National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) next week (June 14). Established in the United States in 2013 by the Industrial...
Manitou Group is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its Manitou Benelux subsidiary based in Perwez in Belgium. The third subsidiary of the group, founded in 1991 after the United...
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Laker goes fully electric  Crawley, United Kingdom

Laker Builders Merchant has converted its entire materials handling fleet to electric with the recent delivery of electric Combilift CBE3000s. This follows last year’s installation of EP electric forklifts...
Haulotte Italia has signed an agreement with Intralog, a network of companies specialising in the logistics sector, to distribute its lifting equipment in the strategic handling segment. Intralog brings...

RTITB: Trainer shortage threatens safety  Shropshire, United Kingdom

The warehousing and logistics industry is facing a shortage of qualified Lift Truck Instructors which could lead to safety issues in forklift operations, according to training accreditor RTITB. “The...
As the results of the annual IFOY Awards approach, Forkliftaction News shares the jury findings in the Robot category.            Stow Robotics e.scala Stow Robotics came to the IFOY TEST...

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What’s the best way to reduce accident and theft rates for materials handling equipment and industrial vehicles? Elatec Inc's RFID Systems can assist.
GenieGrips is an Australian manufacturer of forklift safety products. The range of products allows the safe, stable, and secure movement of forklift loads reducing accidents, injury, and damage.
Safety innovation encourages use of safety restraints. Focussing on safer workplaces, injury reduction and improved productivity.
Material handlers and logistics companies are facing huge challenges in 2022. But innovation in telematics technology is helping businesses to both improve driver safety in their warehouses and boost efficiency across their industrial fleets.
Lopos, a European company in forklift safety, expands to meet customer demand and is looking to find distributors and dealers for their 360° proximity warning solution.
Unfortunately, no matter where you go in the world, forklift-related workplace accidents are far too common. SEEN Safety has addressed the persistent global issue of pedestrian safety head-on with its world-class IRIS-860 safety sensor.
Specializing in material handling cameras, Holland Vision Systems has a solution for you. See why 80% of HVS’ customers use their cameras specifically for the safety benefits.
Offering over 20 years of expertise in telematics solutions, Access Control Group (ACG), has developed AWARE - a collision avoidance wearable and proximity warning equipment mount.
Safety in operations is gaining increasing attention these days. Potential risks associated specifically with warehouses and production areas are becoming especially apparent at times when goods handling is extremely busy. However, the growing portfolio of safety solutions from Linde Material Handling (MH) can assist.
Baumann Sideloaders will be attending its first CEMAT Australia exhibition in Melbourne (19-22 July 2022). It has dropped its 80-volt electric range and will produce only 120v powered electric machines from now on.

Forklifts are essential to the workplace. They keep heavy items moving with ease and efficiency. Keep your machine in tiptop shape and protect your operators with Lakeport Metalcraft’s The Backbone!
The process of equipping industrial vehicles with the most appropriate warning lighting isn’t straightforward. As more vehicles are introduced into working spaces the safety of pedestrians and other users becomes more of a concern. Protecting lives and reducing risk of injury is paramount to any material handing situation.
All visitors are warmly welcome to visit MiMA's booth at the Korea MAT Fair: Booth No. 2A511, Hall 1, from 14-17 June, at Kintex, Korea.
There are multiple variables for choosing a forklift battery, from Ah capacity to price. What are the most important? Onecharge offers the most comprehensive guide for evaluating your material handling electric equipment power requirements.
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.
Durwen Maschinenbau GmbH had a successful exhibition at LogiMAT 2022 and showcased several new and interesting products.
IMHX 2022 is the biggest week of the year for the professionals who manage, operate and optimise supply chains across the UK, and will take place from 6 – 8 September at the NEC, Birmingham.
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.
Featuring 100+ Speakers from Freyr, Northvolt, Solid Power, Volkswagen, Daimler, and more, The Battery Show Europe will be held from 28-30 June at the Messe Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Handle with care: notes from Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery
William McHenry is the owner of McHenry Distillery, which rests on the side of Mount Arthur located on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula. He talks about his journey growing the family-run business and how forklifts have helped him expand his operations.

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