News Edition #1098 - 13 October 2022

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What's in a name? This week's article about French equipment maker Gaussin is a reminder about how many businesses in our industry still carry the names of their founders and current management.
In attachments, we have Kaup, Vetter and Meijer. Lord Bamford contributes the 'B' to JCB and there are still several Liebherrs in leadership positions at Liebherr. And while there are no Moffetts at Moffett, the founder and his son are still very active in the industry - albeit in other businesses.
Of course, in dealerships and equipment retail, there are many businesses named after the founders and a large number are still family-owned or at least controlled by descendants of the founders.
Putting your name to your business is probably the ultimate embodiment of professional responsibility. There's no hiding when each product has your identity emblazoned all over it.
And while most founders would be proud of the achievements of those who come after them, it must be quite challenging to have to live up to the reputations which have developed around the brand identities. So, it's gratifying to report on ongoing achievements in an industry where reputation means so much.


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Aussies look for extra work  Melbourne, Vic, Australia
With Australians feeling the pinch due to inflation and the rising cost of living, more people are looking for side jobs than ever before. According to Sidekicker, the casual...
Movers & Shakers  Australia
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Stewart Anderson, Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group
Alan Beacham, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

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Hyster tests fuel cell container handler   Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hyster has confirmed testing of a top-pick container handler powered by hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) at Fenix Marine Services in the Port of Los Angeles. Building on a standard...
Southwest Material Handling acquires ProCon JCB  Mira Loma, CA, United States
Southwest Material Handling has acquired ProCon JCB. Southwest JCB and ProCon JCB will operate as Southwest JCB under the parent company Southwest Material Handling, Inc. Kirt Little, CEO/president of...
Walmart buys Alert Innovation  Andover, MA, United States
US retail giant Walmart will acquire Alert Innovation, a market leader in e-grocery fulfilment automation. Alert Innovation has been working with Walmart to customise technology for Walmart's market fulfilment...
Clark has appointed Alghanim Equipment Company as its new sales partner for Kuwait. Founded in 2005, Alghanim is one of the leading sales companies for construction and industrial machinery...
Airbus adds Gaussin MPVs  Hericourt, France
Gaussin has received a new order from Airbus Atlantic for two Multi-Purpose Vehicles. The MPV is a heavy-load transporter dedicated to handling operations at the Airbus Atlantic plant of...

Bishop buys Westech Rigging Supply  Houston, TX, United States
Bishop Lifting Products has acquired Westech Rigging Supply, with locations in Eugene and Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1956, Westech has been family-owned and -operated by the Anderson family, serving...
Baoli has launched the new KBO 01L compact multifunctional vehicle in Europe. "Our new electric multifunctional vehicle represents a completely new generation of Baoli vehicles that can be used...
BYD Mexico has delivered five Q3MA electric semitrailer tractors to Marva, a large transport company, at the recent Transport Expo in Puebla. BYD will deliver a total of 120...
Pink Pallet Jack returns  Santa Fe Springs, CA, United States
Raymond West is holding the ninth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month until 22 October. Participants can bid on a pink...
IMA wraps up rodeo  Lincoln, NC, United States
Orlando Sarmiento of Active Concepts was named the champion at the recent 2022 Lincoln County Industrial Managers Association (IMA) Forklift Rodeo. Zach Wallace from Timken was second, and last...

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Recently, Ningbo Ruyi successfully delivered a batch of reach trucks. The delivered reach trucks are from the D series, newly designed by Ningbo Ruyi.
The next generation of container handling equipment is here with Mobicon Systems' second generation of the hugely popular 2HL mini-straddle carrier.
UN Forklift is pleased to introduce their new second generation V Series Lithium-Ion Counterbalance Forklift - Forklift Captain leading the UN Forklift fleet.
Most companies that manage fleets define "fleet management" and function differently than Fleet Team. We use data and expert consultants to engage you, the equipment servicing network, and OEMs in a partnership where we empower all members to be aligned.

The new Bolzoni Research and Development center is a flagship for the most modern technologies applied to the industrial material handling sector.
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.
Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of delegates from the international breakbulk community descended on the home of European breakbulk for AntwerpXL 2022.
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.

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