News Edition #1085 - 14 July 2022

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

Readers will have noticed that we take a strong interest in mergers and acquisitions - four of which are reported this week.
This kind of activity is interesting because it shows which businesses are doing well and expanding.
Interestingly, almost all our reports include comments from the purchaser which value the leadership, staff and business ethos of the take-over target. Often, the founders of the acquired business stay on to lead the transition - and sometimes beyond that.
What would be interesting is to revisit the acquired businesses a few years later to see how much of the original character remains - and if the operations have been improved by the new owners. One suspects that in large dealer groups in particular, the business philosophies and practices of the group eventually take over and not much of the former identity persists in the long run. And maybe that's not a bad thing - if it reflects the strength and success of the new owners.

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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Man charged over workplace death  St Marys, NSW, Australia

A man has been charged with manslaughter following an investigation into a fatal workplace incident at St Marys last year. Shortly after 12.30pm on Monday 1 February 2021, emergency...

Auckland scraps automation  Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland Council is seeking an inquiry into the scrapping of plans to automate the city’s port. According to the NZ Herald , Ports of Auckland is abandoning its automation project...

Forklift and warehousing solutions specialist, Yale, is expanding its new UX Series with the introduction of its GPD5070UX6 range of 5-7 tonne forklifts, designed for enhanced safety, comfort, and ergonomics. The series comes with a range of optional extras that can be seamlessly integrated into the forklift and is backed by Yale’s global network of authorised dealers.

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WORLD NEWS

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Palfinger boosts R&D  Bergheim, Austria

Palfinger is reorganising its research and development infrastructure as part of its Vision & Strategy 2030.  The company has expanded its Köstendorf facility for its role as a global technology...

Haulotte begins refurb program  Lorette, France

French aerial work platform maker Haulotte is the latest to offer refurbished equipment through its newly launched RESTART by Haulotte offering. The RESTART program was designed to meet the...

Alta acquires Yale Industrial Trucks  Livonia, MI, United States

Alta Equipment Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yale Industrial Trucks, Inc., a privately held Yale forklift dealer with five locations in southeastern Canada. The...

TMH buys PennWest Toyota Lift  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced the acquisition of PennWest Toyota Lift, a Pennsylvania-based forklift dealership with locations in Mount Pleasant, Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania. The acquisition was finalised...

MHI acquires IPW  Dalton, GA, United States

Material Handling Inc. (MHI) has acquired Savannah, Georgia-based IPW. IPW was founded by Chris Reynolds in 2000 and currently operates two locations serving the Savannah, Southern Georgia and the...

Kiyoshi Uchiyama, F. Uchiyama
Noboru Uchiyama, F. Uchiyama
Daniel Schumacher, Toyota Material Handling

Rhenus automates with Effidence  Saint Quentin Fallavier, France

Rhenus Logistics has added 21 AMR stackers at its facility in Saint Quentin Fallavier.  The Rhenus Group is one of the world's leading logistics specialists with 820 locations offering...

DLG buys Gist Netherlands  Maasdijk, Netherlands

Daily Logistics Group (DLG) has acquired the logistics activities of Gist Nederland. The acquisition covers Gist’s logistics services in the Benelux. The takeover includes a distribution centre at Bleiswijk...
Konecranes has added new upgrades as part of its Lifetime Advantage program. Two of the four new upgrades directly address safety issues. The first safety upgrade, a container checking...
A 35-year-old worker has been killed in a forklift accident at a Housing Board project site at Keat Hong Link, bringing the total number of workplace fatalities this year...

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Carer Electric Forklifts has been manufacturing only electric, high lift capacity forklifts since 1976. Carer's innovative range can help companies operating high-capacity LP or diesel forklifts in almost any industry to save an enormous amount of money, while eliminating harmful exposure to carbon emissions.
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.
With the final release of stands already selling, this is your last chance to exhibit at Australia's largest logistics expo MEGATRANS2022.
Home Delivery World is the industry-defining conference and exhibition for last mile logistics in the US and abroad, and will be held from August 31st to September 1st at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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FACT OF THE WEEK

Legend has it that the four suites of a deck of playing cards come from the four pillars of the medieval economy: hearts for the Church, spades for the military, diamonds for the merchants, and clubs for the farmers.

Dekhistan Ruins - Turkmenistan

Dekhistan was a prosperous trade city in the late 8th century. The remains of this medieval city is now in one of Turkmenistan’s harshest regions.

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.

LAST WEEK'S MOST READ

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Court rules on patent battle

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IFOY winners crowned

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Forklift used for ATM theft

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Step in and save with Cat® stand-in stackers

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High-tech sensor forks in the automated storage process

MOVERS & SHAKERS

chairman, F. Uchiyama, Japan
president, F. Uchiyama, Japan
director of IT, Toyota Material Handling, United States
policy director, Logistics UK, United Kingdom

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