News Edition #1082 - 23 June 2022

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Much of our news in the past few weeks has been focused on Europe, mainly due to the LogiMAT show.
This week, we report on Tailift USA's new distribution and training centre in Houston, Texas. We also note a significant investment by UK-based Narrow Aisle in its distribution capacity across the USA, South and Central America. These come hot on the heels of last week's report on Kalmar's upgrade and expansion of its manufacturing plant in Ottawa, Kansas, home to the company's terminal tractor manufacturing operations in North America.
These developments show the importance of the American markets to European and Asian manufacturers - and the global nature of our industry.


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Entries open for WorkSafe Awards  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Entries have opened for 2022 WorkSafe Awards which honour Victorians who have made a significant contribution to the health and safety of a workplace, and injured workers who have...

Komatsu acquires Mine Site Technologies  Fairfield, NSW, Australia

Komatsu Australia will acquire Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd (MST Global), a provider of operational optimisation platforms for underground mining that leverage communication devices and position tracking systems. The...

Bridgestone deploys Dematic AGVs  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Bridgestone Australia has deployed a Dematic automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution across its new Melbourne warehouse in Truganina. The AGV system helps to optimise Bridgestone’s warehouse operations by managing...

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Tailift expands in Texas  Houston,TX, United States

Tailift USA has opened its new distribution and training centre in Houston, Texas.  The new location triples the warehouse space and offers a state-of-the-art sales and service training centre...

LogiMAT review: Growing attachments  Stuttgart, Germany

Automation was a key focus of the recent LogiMAT show in Stuttgart. The latest developments were evident not only in hardware and software, but increasingly in attachments which are...

Narrow Aisle boosts US distribution  Tipton, United Kingdom

Narrow Aisle Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of Flexi Truck space-saving intralogistics solutions, has announced that it is making a significant investment in its distribution capacity across the USA, South...

Sany adds heavy model  Bedburg, Germany

Sany has added the SCP250G5 heavy-duty forklift, equipped with a 185 kW Volvo power unit complying with emission standard EU Stage V. The 25 T addition means Sany now...

Tompkins Robotics has partnered with Primary Sight to bring a local presence to Australian and New Zealand market. Kmart Australia recently deployed Tompkins Robotics’ tSort mobile automation to support...

Carolina gets new forklift diploma program  Charlotte, NC, United States

Carolina Handling has partnered with Wake Technical Community College and five other materials handling equipment dealers to offer a new forklift diploma program that will begin this northern autumn...
Forkliftaction News , represented by editor Allan Leibowitz, was on the jury of the 2022 IFOY Awards. In the lead-up to the announcement of the winners, we continue to share...

DC cited over death  Raleigh, NC, United States

A 22-year-old has died after a forklift pinned him at work, and now his employer is accused of a “serious” violation in North Carolina.  According to The News Observer...

‘…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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38 sets of Hangcha XH series high voltage lithium-ion forklifts are ready to be delivered to Europe and service in heavy duty in its best performance.
Employee stress management is one of the greatest contributors to workplace productivity, safety and job satisfaction. AI-powered Driver Safety System (DSS) technology for forklifts can help.
The new design of the MEYER 3/2/1 Pallet Handler meets the challenging demands for highest efficiency and flexibility in the various beverage loading scenarios.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
The new H4.0-5.0UT forklifts - in 4,000kg, 4,500kg or 5,000kg models - have a number of features to further enhance driver comfort, visibility and ease of operation.
CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022 keynote urges leaders to trade off efficiency for creativity and innovation.
LiftEx 2022 takes place on 5-6 October 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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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