News Edition #1084 - 7 July 2022

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One of the common arguments against electric equipment is that it is no greener than ICE-powered machines when you take into account the emissions associated with battery production and ongoing electricity supply.
Well, at least one study disputes that, with the International Council on Clean Transportation claiming that emissions over the lifetime of an electric vehicle are considerably lower than those of a comparable ICE model - and that they are coming down further as energy generation becomes more decarbonised.
The study cites emissions savings from 19-34% in India and 66-69% in Europe, comparing electric and ICE.
Not only are electric forklifts quieter and more efficient, they are becoming more powerful and better suited to tasks previously only within the capability of diesel units.
The fact that they're more sustainable in the long run is just the icing on the cake.

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GE Rentals recognised  Braeside, Vic, Australia

GE Rentals was recently voted best hire company in the under $10M turnover category at the Hire and Rental Industry Association’s annual convention held in Adelaide. The award recognises...

Mobicon adds Japanese distributor  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Mobicon Systems has entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with Japanese business giant Mitsui E&S Machinery.   Covering a multitude of operations, Mitsui’s business ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics...

WesTrac automates with Dematic  Sydney, NSW, Australia

WesTrac, a leading Caterpillar equipment provider to the construction, mining and agricultural industries, has announced plans to automate operations at its distribution centre in Tomago, NSW with the deployment...
Hyster is excited to introduce our new UT Series of cost-effective lift trucks. The new lift trucks - in capacities from 1.5-3.5 tonnes - are an affordable and uncomplicated option for operations where the truck is required to work for limited periods in the working week, or up to 1,000 hours a year.

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Court rules on patent battle  London, United Kingdom

Both sides appear to be claiming victory in the latest round of the patent tussle between JCB and Manitou. The High Court of Justice (Patents Court) in London this...

IFOY winners crowned  Munich, Germany

Six companies were recognised at the recent IFOY Awards 2022 in Munich. Jungheinrich won the Special Vehicle award with its ERD 220i double-deck stacker. The truck sets new standards...

LEEA welcomes marking change  London, United Kingdom

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has welcomed last month’s UK government change of policy on UKCA marking. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced the new...

Manitou opens new site in Germany  Friedrichsdorf, Germany

Manitou Group has opened the new premises of its German subsidiary in Friedrichsdorf, near Frankfurt. This expansion is part of the group's strategy to develop its business in the...

Asda gains AITT accreditation  Hugglescote, United Kingdom

Asda Logistics Services has chosen the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) to accredit a coordinated nationwide forklift operator training program. Asda Logistics Services, responsible for all distribution operations...

Briefs  

Heli Canada honours dealers
MHS Lift awards scholarships

Reachstackers for Yantai Port  Shandong, China

Kalmar has received an order for three Kalmar Eco reachstackers from Yantai Port in China. These are the first Eco reachstackers to be delivered by Kalmar to a customer...

Hiab adds forestry cranes  Helsinki, Finland

Hiab has launched its next generation of LOGLIFT forestry cranes with greater and safer performance and improved uptime. The first crane available to order is the LOGLIFT 18Z boom...

Forklift used for ATM theft  Tulsa, OK, United States

Oklahoma police are looking for thieves behind a recent ATM heist. The ATM was found hanging from a forklift outside a credit union. Thieves used a forklift to impale...

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Europe's leading fork manufacturer Vetter is an innovative pacemaker in the field of integrating smart sensor technology in the forks of the AGV to make Logistics 4.0 even more efficient, safer and simpler.
Would you consider switching to a radically different kind of stacker? One whose smarter approach boosts productivity and space efficiency while lowering TCO (total cost of operation)? Cat® Lift Trucks presents its new NSR12-20N2(I) stand-in stacker range.
Given the industry challenges over the past two years, Cascade is excited to return to the tradeshow floor. With several fresh offerings and plenty to catch up on, our team is here to recap MODEX, LogiMAT, and KOMAT 2022, bringing you up-to-speed with industry professionals from around the globe.
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.
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.
Between November 28 and 30, the Port of Santos will become the epicenter of the maritime, shipping, logistics and port industry of the entire continent.

EIKTO is the APAC’s largest manufacturer of Lithium Traction Batteries, with more than 43500 units in operation in 34 countries.
We are looking forward to working with partners from North America. If you are interested, please contact us:

EIKTO Battery Co., LTD.
Mr. Lex CHEN. Tel: +8613681933479. Send an email
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FACT OF THE WEEK

High heeled shoes were originally made exclusively for men. In 15th century Persia soldiers wore high heels to help secure their feet in stirrups.

Paint Mines Interpretive Park - Calhan, Colorado

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.

FORKLIFT DIARIES

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From work lights to turntables – it’s not all business for Mark Oldfield
Mark Oldfield
During the week, Mark Oldfield is a Business Development Manager for TYRI Lights UK. But on weekends, he hosts The Saturday Morning Music Zone, a popular radio show at Harrogate Hospital Radio. He tells us how it all came about and how his volunteering impacts his life, his day job and his local community.

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Carolina Handling adds Atlanta facility

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Linde resumes WoMH

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Ravas USA restructures

MOVERS & SHAKERS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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ICHCA SA Luncheon Forum

Thursday 14 July
West Lakes, South Australia, Australia

Antwerp XL

October 4 – 6, 2022
Antwerp, Belgium

European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit 2022

November 7-9, 2022
Berlin, Germany

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