News Edition #1095 - 22 September 2022

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INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

We are regularly reminded about the goodwill of our industry, and events in Eastern Europe again reinforce this recognition.
As we report this week, a group of equipment hire businesses has banded together to support relief aid for Ukraine.
The Plant and Hire Aid Alliance has already shipped significant supplies to the war-torn country and is now planning for another convoy next month.
The Alliance is appealing for donations and assistance and our report indicates how you can help.

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Brisbane airport gets new DC  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has announced a major new distribution hub for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions. The Oslo-based logistics company specialises in the global distribution of cars and trucks, agricultural...

NT worker injured  Darwin, NT, Australia

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from a makeshift forklift workbox. The safety agency wants to remind businesses and...

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Smaller IMHX hailed a success  Birmingham, United Kingdom

Organisers are buoyed by the success of the UK’s largest materials handling show, IMHX, which was held a couple of weeks ago in Birmingham. Event director Rob Fisher says...

KION braces for negative quarter  Frankfurt, Germany

KION Group AG expects a substantial impact to its third quarter 2022 earnings due to intensifying supply chain shortages, as well as significantly higher cost increases for materials, energy...
Bobcat has expanded its R-Series range of products with the launch of the new Super Compact TL25.60 telehandler and the new S86 and T86 compact loaders. As the smallest...

Narrow Aisle ramps up in US  Houston, TX, United States

Following the announcement in June of a significant investment in its distribution capacity across the USA, South and Central America, Narrow Aisle Ltd has made a further major financial...

Hiab wins rail order  Madrid, Spain

Hiab has received a significant order worth EUR7.5 million (USD7.53 million) for Hiab iX.2758 RAIL super heavy loader cranes, including installation and five years ProCare service agreements with warranty...

Mike Fahy, DB Schenker
Joe Pajer, Seegrid Corporation
Peter Fellows, National Road Transport Association

Ukraine aid convoy planned  Košice, Slovakia

Preparations are under way for an aid convoy to Ukraine next month. On 16 October 2022, the Plant and Hire Aid Alliance is planning a convoy of vehicles representing...
Clark has given its low-lift trucks with folding operator platform a facelift and combined all model variants under the name PPXS20. The series consists of three model variants with...

Ballard buys into Quantron  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ballard Power Systems has confirmed a minority equity investment in Quantron AG, a global electric vehicle integrator and an emerging specialty OEM, to accelerate fuel cell adoption. As part...

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UN Forklift is pleased to introduce their new second generation V Series Lithium-Ion Counterbalance Forklift - Forklift Captain leading the UN Forklift fleet.
HELI has successfully concluded a truly memorable four-day trip at Logis-Tech Tokyo 2022. HELI’s staple products have been well received at the exhibition, which is a great inspiration to all the members of HELI.
There are multiple variables for choosing a forklift battery, from Ah capacity to price. What are the most important? Onecharge offers the most comprehensive guide for evaluating your material handling electric equipment power requirements.
Europe's leading fork manufacturer Vetter is an innovative pacemaker in the field of integrating smart sensor technology in the forks of the AGV to make Logistics 4.0 even more efficient, safer and simpler.
Fleet management solutions have become essential for businesses managing mixed industrial fleets. GemOne’s Onyx solution helps companies monitor their machines in real time and significantly boost the efficiency of their fleets.
Now more than ever, warehouse space is at a premium and increased volume of stock and number of workers share the same space, leading to situations where machines and people come too close for comfort. Technology from Transmon Engineering can assist.

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.
Bakers Forklift Services Ltd (BFS), steel fabricators specialising in forklift, plant and agricultural machinery fabrications, are now offering a great “One Time” business opportunity.
An FMS Technology technical team have just returned to South Africa after completing the installation of an integrated pedestrian detection & speed control system at a Mozambican graphite mine.
LogiMAT China, co-located with DMP Great Bay Area Industrial Expo, will be held on November 9-12 at Hall 11, Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre.
LiftEx 2022 takes place on 5-6 October 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Fleet management systems - part of materials handling’s safe, efficient future
Although the disruptions of the pandemic did affect the fleet management software market, sales of the products remain solid, they have broadened their appeal to include smaller businesses, and they have improved in terms of both functionality and performance. Matthew McDonald reports. Read the story

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FACT OF THE WEEK

American Rock band name "Lynyrd Skynyrd" was a mocking tribute to high school P.E. teacher Leonard Skinner who was notorious for suspending students for having long hair. It also referred to the character "Leonard Skinner" in Allan Sherman's novelty song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh".

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It’s personal: building connection and a positive safety culture at Koala Farms
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With farming one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia, working as a QA and WHS manager at Koala Farms in Queensland is not without its challenges. According to Christine Stiles, getting to know people on a personal level is key.

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