News Edition #1086 - 21 July 2022

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This week's newsletter comes to you from Melbourne, where Forkliftaction News is attending CeMAT Australia. The show, which wraps up today, is the first post-COVID event for our industry in the country and, ironically, is hosted in the city which claims the record for the longest pandemic lock-down.
We will report on CeMAT next week, but in the meanwhile, we are able to share some insights from TOC Europe, also back after three years. The opening comment from TOC event director Paul Holloway seems to have a broader significance for the whole materials handling and logistics meetings sector: "It's back to business!"


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WorkSafe warns about electrics  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

While electric forklifts are nothing new, WorkSafe is reminding employers of their obligations to provide appropriate training and supervision as the growing popularity of electric vehicles sparks new challenges...

Myer plans AMR fleet  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Australian retailer Myer will deploy more than 200 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its new national distribution centre in Victoria. The retailer has taken possession of the 40,000 sqm...

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TOC returns to Rotterdam  Rotterdam, Netherlands

This year’s TOC Europe event, the first in three years, attracted around 3,500 attendees from over 80 nations. The show was opened by event director Paul Holloway of TOC...

Cascade opens Mexican subsidiary  Monterrey, Mexico

Cascade Corporation has established a new subsidiary in the Americas, Cascade México. Located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Cascade México will provide customers with improved access to Cascade's full product...

EnerSys expands Richmond DC  Richmond, KY, United States

EnerSys has opened its expanded Richmond, Kentucky Distribution Center (DC).  Local officials, including Richmond mayor Robert Blythe and city manager Rob Minerich, joined EnerSys for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to...

New board for ERA  Riga, Latvia

The European Rental Association (ERA) has elected a new board during its recent annual convention in Riga, Latvia. Stéphane Hénon, managing director of Loxam, has been elected president, taking...

Equipment Depot offers finance  Houston, TX, United States

Equipment Depot has entered the finance market, establishing its EQFINANCE division in partnership with De Lage Landen (DLL) Financial Services. Through EQFINANCE, Equipment Depot offers its customers a variety...

Exponential acquires Elite Technologies  Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

Battery company Exponential Power has acquired Elite Technologies & Communications, expanding the company’s position as a leading supplier of DC power, products, solutions and services.  Elite Tech specialises in advanced...

Moffett scores large US order  Helsinki, Finland

Hiab has received a significant repeat order for Moffett M8 55 NX truck-mounted forklifts in the US. The EUR16.8 million (USD17 million) order was made by one of the...

Contractor fined for fall  Denver, CO, United States

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued fines after a worker fell about 65 ft. (19.8 m) from an improperly elevated scaffold, suffering...

UKMHA seeks jurors  Berkshire, United Kingdom

Organisers of the Archies 2022 are seeking industry experts to join the Awards jury. Those selected will help pick the winners in what will be the largest and most...

JCB celebrates belated 75th   Rocester, United Kingdom

Around 15,500 guests attended the JCB Family Festival staged as a ‘thank you’ to thousands of UK employees past and present. The event was held at the company’s Wootton...


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Ever heard the word ‘Metaverse’? Put simply, a metaverse is a network of 3D worlds aimed at social connection. Forkliftcenter makes this possible.
Industrial Batteries Australia have launched their expanded product and service offering with a brand new website.
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, handle and distribute products. Bolzoni offers high-tech solutions and a dedicated AGV Engineering Team.
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.
Materials handling equipment specialist, Hyster®, is expanding its UT Series with the introduction of its H5.0-7.0UT range of 5-7 tonne forklifts, designed for optimum driver comfort and control.

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.
The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia is excited to announce the launch of their new and improved virtual mentoring program in 2022.
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.
CILF2022, the leading logistics and transport expo in Asia, will be held from September 22-24, 2022 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

Offering the latest solutions across the transportation, stationary, portable, and industrial sectors, The Battery Show is a must attend event for professionals and the suppliers looking to meet them.

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Australia is slightly wider than the moon's diameter. The equatorial diameter of the Moon is about 3,476km while The distance from Perth (West) to Brisbane (East), as the crow flies, is 3,606km.

Devil's Valley - Stabilimenti, Italy

The Devil’s Valley is a hotbed of geothermal activity. In 1904 The first demonstration of geothermal power took place within its steaming grounds.


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After 20 years, Forkpro’s Todd Brennan says ‘sticking to your strengths’ is the key to success
After proving himself as an Australian Champion Motorcycle Racer, in 1985 Todd Brennan turned to materials handling and never looked back. As Forkpro Australia celebrates its 20-year milestone, the CEO takes a moment to reflect on the last two decades.



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president, F. Uchiyama, Japan
director of IT, Toyota Material Handling, United States
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