News Edition #1089 - 11 August 2022

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A new report indicates that the mobile elevating work platform rental market is powering ahead - despite the resurgence of COVID, geo-political upheavals and increased input costs. Or maybe it's because of those factors!
Our recent industry discussions show that demand for almost all materials handling equipment remains high, prices are rising and supply is still constrained. So, rental is sometimes the only option for businesses with immediate needs.
There's no doubt, however, that rental operators are under the same pressures as the rest of the market. They can't readily boost their fleets without some creative solutions like holding onto vehicles for longer and scouring the refurbished/second-hand markets.
We're also hearing that a number of manufacturers are being forced to plunder their own rental fleets to meet orders or help tide some of their bigger customers over through these lean times.
It's clear that new thinking is required in this supply-starved market - and we'll certainly be following the trends and searching for novel ideas.

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Chrisco chooses Berrinba site  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Chrisco, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest online retailers, has committed to a 21,189 sqm temperature-controlled food grade facility at Logos’ Berrinba Logistics Hub.  The new facility at...

Transport business fined for injury  Sydney, NSW, Australia

A Sydney transport and warehousing business has been convicted and fined $210,000 after heavy steel pipes fell from the back of a flatbed trailer and severed part of a...
Yale is excited to introduce the new UX 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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Clark departs ITA  Washington, DC, United States

Clark Material Handling has departed US industry group The Industrial Truck Association (ITA), which claims to represent “90% of the forklift manufacturers in the United States and Canada”.  The...

Oshkosh order rise, earnings fall  Oshkosh, WI, United States

Oshkosh Corporation recorded a sales drop of 6.5% in the second quarter, attributed to a decline in Defense segment sales and lower sales volume in the Fire & Emergency segment...

MEWP rental markets recover  Crooklands, United Kingdom

Mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental markets have continued to recover strongly after the pandemic in 2021 and 2022, despite clouds on the horizon caused by global uncertainty around...
Jungheinrich has delivered its 100,000th truck with a lithium-ion battery. The ETV 216i reach truck was delivered as part of an order of 16 identical trucks to the Amazon...
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The UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) has published a warning about the risks of oil leaking from hoses during maintenance activities. The warning forms part of a new series...

Yilport expands fleet  Helsinki, Finland

Kalmar has landed a significant order from Yilport Holding Inc. for a total of 27 new Kalmar machines: 20 Eco reachstackers, four empty container handlers and three forklifts. Deliveries...

Linde debuts tough mast  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde Material Handling has unveiled a new heavy-duty mast which is being to fitted to its R14 HD to R25 reach trucks for payloads of 1.4 to 2.5 T...

Hubtex gives MaxX a makeover  Fulda, Germany

While other manufacturers are struggling with blowouts of delivery schedules, Hubtex is promising ‘shorter delivery times’ as one of the benefits of the makeover of the MaxX multidirectional sideloader...

Amazon worker dies after crash  Carlisle, PA, United States

A worker has been killed in a forklift crash at an Amazon warehouse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. According to the Cumberland County coroner, Alex Carrillo, 22, died at Penn State...

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Trends show an increase in the adoption of slip-sheet in the food & beverage industry, as an efficient palletless material handling option. The Push Pull goes with it, and Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range.
Industrial Batteries Australia have launched their expanded product and service offering with a brand new website.
In order to give back to our customers and help our customers to go electric, UN’s Li-ion Forklift is now on big sale! Special offer only for the Southeast Asian market!
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.

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.
From drivers to trainers, dealers, techs, engineers, managers, salespeople and more, we’d love to hear your story!
MEGATRANS2022 is pleased to announce that The Hon. Melissa Horne MP will present a keynote address at the Victorian Government Industry Breakfast on day one of the event.

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FORKLIFT DIARIES

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Every day is a new challenge when rebuilding forklifts
Tim Rizor
Tim Rizor has been working with H&K Equipment and Taylor Northeast for over six years. He loves the challenge and the variety of rebuilding forklifts for the company and tells us a bit about it here.

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