News Edition #1092 - 1 September 2022

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

A recent California police bust says something about the supply delays and rising prices of forklifts.
As we report this week, the Inglewood Police Department found more than 120 forklifts and other industrial machinery at a warehouse in the City of Commerce after following up on a recent theft.
It looks like part of a full-blown crime operation, with the machines stripped of their ID numbers and repainted for resale.
The good news is that locals who have had equipment stolen recently stand a chance of recovering their forklifts. But it is a worry that criminals have shifted their attention from cars to materials handling equipment. Let's hope it's not the start of a trend.

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Shipment delays hit New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have been facing several delays in their shipments from China owing to the global port congestion and stretched supply chains which have been on the...

JDK deploys SmarTrack  Shepparton, Vic, Australia

RCT’s SmarTrack Global fleet management system has transformed operations at JDK Management’s storage facilities in Victoria. JDK Management is one of the largest storage warehouses in Shepparton, with more...

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Manitou buys ATN Platforms  Ancenis, France

Manitou Group has announced the purchase of the intellectual property of French firm ATN Platforms. Manitou has acquired all of this intellectual property of ATN Platforms, a specialist in...

Narrow Aisle expands in Scotland  Tipton, United Kingdom

Narrow Aisle has announced the extension of its warranty, service and parts operation in Scotland. Dedicated to meeting the requirements of Flexi Truck users in the region, the new...

Geodis orders 1,000 LocusBots  Nashville, TN, United States

Global transport and logistics provider Geodis and Locus Robotics have announced a new expansion agreement to deploy 1,000 LocusBots at Geodis’ worldwide warehouse locations over the next 24 months...

Untrained staff at high risk warns AITT  Hugglescote, United Kingdom

Accrediting body AITT is warning employers that they may be putting the wellbeing of their employees and their businesses at risk as they wrestle with staff shortages. “Because of...

Raymond boosts 4750 range  Greene, NY, United States

The Raymond Corporation has announced new capacity options for its 4750 four-wheel sit-down counterbalance truck. The 4750 is now available with five new capacity options: 3,000, 3,500, 8,000, 10,000...

Noblelift adds NVA lift in US  Des Plaines, IL, United States

Noblelift has introduced the OPX 33 Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) forklift which operates within a 67 in. (170 cm) aisle width, has a 3,300 lb. (1,500 kg) capacity and...
LiftEx returns to Aberdeen
f-cell 2022 heads to Stuttgart
Safety in Logistics to debut in November

MHS Lift launches integration  Pennsauken, NJ, United States

MHS Lift has announced the launch of MHS Integrated Solutions, a full-service automation and optimisation integrator. The company’s warehouse optimisation engineers will analyse businesses’ operations to map out the...

Ritchie Bros. auction earns $54M  Houston, TX, United States

Ritchie Bros. sold more than 4,980 equipment items for 675 consignors, generating USD54 million-plus in gross transaction value, in its recent Houston auction. "Another strong Houston auction with a...

Police find stolen forklifts  Commerce, CA, United States

California police are trying to reunite more than 120 stolen forklifts with their rightful owners. This follows the discovery by the Inglewood Police Department of more than 120 forklifts...
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In the materials handling industry, expertise matters, and as companies continue to incorporate AGVs into their workflow, finding the right front end solution is a crucial investment decision.
Cat® Lift Trucks has increased the advantages of stand-in power pallets with its NPR20-30N2 range. This new generation offers even greater productivity, cost savings and storage efficiency.
MiMA Forklift welcomes all visitors to their booths at the upcoming events of IMHX on 6-8 September and Logis-Tech Tokyo on 12-16 September, 2022.
Bakers Forklift Services Ltd (BFS), steel fabricators specialising in forklift, plant and agricultural machinery fabrications, are now offering a great “One Time” business opportunity.

Digital Transformation, Green Energies, Waterways & Investment Projects: The main themes of the AAPA Latino 2022, November 28th to 30th at the Santos port complex.
Robotics and Automation, the UK’s largest dedicated robotics and automation show, will be held from 01 - 02 November, 2022, at the Coventry Building Society Arena in London.
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. 

EIKTO is the APAC’s largest manufacturer of Lithium Traction Batteries, with more than 43500 units in operation in 34 countries.
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FORKLIFT DIARIES

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An all-inclusive forklift training business? Can do!
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In January this year, WORK SAFE Training was awarded the Consumers Choice Award in Business Excellence in Health and Safety in the Toronto Region. CEO and founder Sunita Pidair talks about building an inclusive forklift training company from the ground up.

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