News Edition #1097 - 6 October 2022

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We report this week that Dutch equipment hire specialist Riwal is planning to withdraw from the UK market. The company cites the long-term outlook for the UK rental market and Riwal's limited marketshare.
The announcement comes as the world watches the UK economy, which has been badly shaken in the past few weeks.
Forkliftaction News readers will be aware of another significant factor - consolidation in the UK equipment hire market. We have reported extensively on the acquisition trail of Briggs Equipment which just last month completed the purchase of Galway Plant and Tool Hire. Clearly, as Briggs gets bigger, it must be getting tougher for smaller players which either have to differentiate their offering, drop their rates or get out of the market. That's if they're not snapped up by a larger competitor!


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More space needed – CBRE  Sydney, NSW, Australia
Over the next five years, 1.8 million sqm of additional e-commerce-dedicated logistics space will be required in Australia to support the growth of online sales. According to CBRE’s latest...
Lessons from automation failure  Auckland, New Zealand
There are several key recommendations following Ports of Auckland’s failed automation project. An independent report into the failure found inadequate input from senior management and a lack of engagement...

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Riwal quits UK  Dordrecht, United Kingdom
Dutch equipment hire specialist Riwal is to quit the UK market. A company statement says after 13 years’ activity in the UK, Riwal is “actively considering a plan to...
Forklift buyers are being warned that long lead times could mean missing out on substantial tax savings. Companies that order new forklifts and other materials handling equipment in the...
XCMG Machinery has begun production at its new manufacturing base and is expected to produce 2,000 units of port machinery per year, including reachstackers, forklifts and other mobile port...
Michael Carmody, Tomkins Robotics
Pat Mathavan, Tomkins Robotics
Hans-Georg Frey, Jungheinrich
David Muckle, Haskel Hydrogen
Jake Martin, Haskel Hydrogen
Malta-based engineering company Motherwell Bridge Industries has won contracts for crane assembly and specialist team deployment at major container terminals for Finnish lifting specialist Konecranes in Scotland, Germany, Belgium...

Ballard expands manufacturing in China  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ballard Power Systems plans to deepen its global manufacturing footprint in Europe, the United States and China to support global market demand growth through 2030. As part of its...
Sany adds telehandlers  Bedburg, Germany
Sany has launched the first two models of its newly developed telehandler series especially for the European market - the STH1440 and STH1840. The new telehandlers are equipped with a...
Waev launches Bigfoot S  Anaheim, CA, United States
Waev has introduced the Bigfoot S, an all-new, compact, agile burden carrier from Taylor-Dunn. Designed for customers who need big towing and payload in tighter facility spaces or desire...
SLPA adds reachstackers   Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) has purchased three new reachstackers. The new machines were handed over by SLPA chairman Prasantha Jayamanna during celebrations of the authority’s 43rd anniversary. The...
Safety fears after farm death  Norfolk, United Kingdom
A coroner has raised safety concerns following the death of a teenager who was crushed by a forklift less than a month after starting a new job. Zach Richardson...

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The correct replacement parts at the right time keep mobile elevating work platforms going safely. Learn about the past, present and future of TVH’s range from our expert Rik Vanwildemeersch.
The new Bolzoni Research and Development center is a flagship for the most modern technologies applied to the industrial material handling sector.
Turn your logistical expenses into profit generators utilizing RAVAS material handling mobile weighing and dimensioning solutions.
Cat® Lift Trucks has introduced two new flexible work partners as part of its pedestrian warehouse truck range - the Cat® NSP12N2C and NPP12N2D. Their aim: to keep your goods flowing quickly, even in narrow spaces.

Carer Electric Forklifts has been manufacturing only electric, high lift capacity forklifts since 1976. Carer's innovative range can help companies operating high-capacity LP or diesel forklifts in almost any industry to save an enormous amount of money, while eliminating harmful exposure to carbon emissions.
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.
Visitor registration is open for Intermodal Europe 2022, the leading container shipping and intermodal transport event which returns 8 – 10 November to the RAI, Amsterdam.
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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