News Edition #1087 - 28 July 2022

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David Malpass, president of the World Bank, recently had some gloomy predictions about the global economy, identifying significant downside risks. "These include intensifying geopolitical tensions, the fragility in many countries, the potential for an extended period of stagflation, the widespread financial stress that's caused by the higher borrowing costs, and food insecurity," he warned.
In stark contrast, this week we report on some very positive indicators: JCB responding to strong demand for its equipment with the employment of around 200 former agency employees and Cargotec notching up an all-time record operating profit.
So, even when the going gets tough, materials handling is powering ahead.
Let's hope the trend continues - no matter what the economy throws at us!


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Driver escapes truck roll  Ballarat, Vic, Australia

A forklift driver has escaped an accident in the Ballarat CBD when a flat-tray truck, with no driver aboard, rolled backwards on the steep Dana Street hill, near the...

Infrastructure review welcomed  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) have welcomed plans for an independent review of Infrastructure Australia (IA). ALC CEO Hermione Parsons says infrastructure is...
Hyster® is introducing its new range of UT Series forklifts - in 4,000kg, 4,500kg or 5,000kg models - to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific, featuring enhanced driver comfort and a low total cost of ownership for the forklift operator.

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Cargotec has reported an all-time record operating profit in its half-year financial report to the end of June 2022. Profits rose 23% to EUR86 million (USD89.5 million) in the...

JCB hiring spree  Rocester, United Kingdom

Around 200 JCB agency employees are to be handed permanent contracts this summer as demand continues to rise for construction and agricultural machinery.  JCB has already offered around 1,300...

Dematic scores AMR order  Groningen, Netherlands

Dematic has been awarded a contract to provide warehouse automation for omnichannel retailer Radial Europe. The supplier of intelligent automation technology will deliver 299 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to...
Chinese forklift manufacturer Heli recently delivered nearly 100 lithium-powered forklifts to a South East Asian customer.  Most of the forklifts joining the fleet of the well-known chemical company are...

Linde restructures used truck portfolio  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde, one of the pioneers of factory-refurbished forklifts, has launched a new program of upgrades for its used equipment. Approved used trucks can now be upgraded by means of...
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Yale adds Li-ion models  Greenville, NC, United States

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has extended its range of electric forklifts with the introduction of 4,000 lb. (1,800 kg) capacity integrated lithium-ion three-wheel and four-wheel models. Designed and manufactured...

Ukrainian women find forklift jobs  Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland

Ukrainian women are taking up forklift operator jobs vacated by their countrymen who have returned home to fight in the war against Russia. The Reuters news agency reports that...
Kalmar has signed a contract to supply the Port of Helsingborg with a Kalmar Electric Reachstacker plus an option for two additional electric reachstackers. The order, which includes comprehensive...

RIT ‘smartens’ warehouse tech  Rochester, NY, United States

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing an intelligent materials handling system for warehouses that integrates smart technologies including LiDAR sensors and artificial intelligence. With supply chain challenges...

Charity needs new forklift  Redford, MI, United States

A Detroit charity is looking for help itself, in the form of a forklift.  The non-profit Eagles Helping Hands provides groceries to nearly 3,000 families a week. It rescues...
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BSLBATT Battery - Industrial recently announced that over 37,000 battery packs have been shipped to customers since 2012, a significant milestone.
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.
Over 150 major players from the global breakbulk, RoRo and heavy lift industries will exhibit at AntwerpXL, when the event returns to the Antwerp Expo, Belgium from 4-6 October.

The co-located Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2022 will take place this September with a sold-out show floor with more than 750 exhibitors. 
With the final release of stands already selling, this is your last chance to exhibit at Australia's largest logistics expo MEGATRANS2022.
New Zealand safety specialist SEEN Safety shares how a targeted advertising plan has helped to grow brand awareness and develop new business leads.

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The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of burnt toast into their wine to reduce the acidity of a slightly vinegary wine - It is thought this started the habit of 'toasting' at gatherings.

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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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