News Edition #1102 - 10 November 2022

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The focus of this week's news is very corporate. We include a couple of financial reports from major manufacturers, some acquisition news and coverage of dealer developments in Europe and the United States.
The latest dealer movements come after an extremely busy year for equipment retailers and hirers. This must surely indicate that competition at the coal face of customer sales is intensifying, and dealers need more fire power to survive. That means more outlets, access to more brands and critical mass which makes them more appealing to financiers and industrial landlords.
We see that manufacturers still have record order books and continue to increase their sales, but the nature of retail makes it difficult to get a clear reading on financial performance. One would expect that even with prices rising, dealers - and especially smaller ones - must be facing tight margins, especially with so many manufacturers also operating shop fronts themselves.

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ASCL Awards winners announced  Melbourne, Vic, Australia
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has announced the winners of the ASCL Awards at a function in Melbourne. The 2022 winners are: Automation, robotics/emerging technology: Officeworks...
Kennards buys NZ’s Smiths  Auckland, New Zealand
Kennards Hire has acquired Smiths Hire, a successful hire business in Kaiapoi. Expanding into the Waimakariri district, one of the fastest-growing regions in New Zealand, the new 7,000 sqm...

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Hyster-Yale performance improves  Cleveland, OH, United States
Hyster-Yale has reported third-quarter 2022 revenues increasing by 13.1% from the same time last year while unit shipments grew by 5.6%. Revenue growth outpaced shipment growth as price increases...
Manitowoc sales rise, orders fall  Milwaukee, WI, United States
Manitowoc has reported third-quarter net income of USD2.3 million, with net sales rising 12.4% year-over-year to USD454.7 million. Third-quarter orders were USD472.0 million, a 12.7% decrease from the prior...
Manitou buys GI.ERRE   Ancenis, France
Manitou Group has acquired 100% of the shares in the Italian company GI.ERRE SRL, based in Castelfranco, and specialising in service activities for Manitou products. With this purchase, the...
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Denmark's Falcon Lifts and global MEWP manufacturer Sinoboom have formed a partnership following extensive research and cooperation during the last 12 months which has seen Sinoboom successfully launch OEM...

French materials handling equipment rental specialist Aprolis is continuing its international expansion with the acquisition of CGM and Movincar in Italy. CEO Benjamin de Castelnau says the two acquired...
Hyundai adds C&B Material Handling   Norcross, GA, United States
Hyundai has announced a new dealer partnership with C&B Material Handling. C&B will supply Hyundai materials handling equipment from a full-service location in Dothan, Alabama. C&B is primarily an...
KION North America has expanded the territory of dealer partner Material Handling Inc. (MHI) in central Kentucky and Tennessee. In addition to a territory expansion, MHI's existing facility in...
LSE-listed Atome Energy has announced further progress on its green hydrogen mobility project in Paraguay. A 1MW electrolyser, to be built at the industrial premises of Yguazu Cementos in...
Companies fined over injuries  London, United Kingdom
Three companies have been given six-figure fines after a driver was crushed between a reversing heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a forklift in a warehouse beside Heathrow Airport. An...

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