News Edition #1115 - 16 February 2023

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Our thoughts this week are with the people of Türkiye (formerly Turkey) and Syria and our industry colleagues caught up in one of the worst disasters in recent times.
As the extent of the devastation unfolds, we are trying to reach out to our contacts in the region. We are reassured that the major manufacturers are in touch with their local representatives who seem largely unaffected, but with the scale of the earthquake, it would be unrealistic not to expect significant losses.
Again, we see the business community stepping up and the materials handling sector offering support, assistance and financial help, and we urge everyone to do what they can to speed up the recovery process for the decimated areas.
Our report this week includes information on how you can help.


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Forklifts top injury list  Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Forklifts accounted for more injuries and deaths than any other type of equipment in Victoria in 2022, according to WorkSafe statistics. In 2022, WorkSafe accepted 142 claims where the...
Stay cool – WorkSafe Victoria  Melbourne, Vic, Australia
WorkSafe is urging employers to plan ahead and protect workers against heat illness as Victorians brace for scorching temperatures. With daytime highs of around 40 degrees expected in northern...

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Türkiye (formerly Turkey) and Syria face a massive challenge in recovering from this month's devastating earthquake. According to media reports, aid groups and logistics operators worldwide are ramping up...
Briggs completes another acquisition  Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of UK materials handling specialists Neckar Forklifts and Maxim GB Ltd. From their sites in Windsor and Castleford, these businesses have more than...
Terex finishes year strongly  Norwalk, CT, United States
Terex chairman and chief executive officer John L. Garrison, Jr. has released financial results for the 2022 full year, hailing the fourth quarter as "an excellent finish to a...
KION expands Carson territory  Summerville, SC
KION North America has announced its territory expansion with dealer partner Carson Material Handling. This expansion includes a new location in Campobello, South Carolina, and involves the acquisition of...
Sany is targeting Europe for growth of its electrically powered port machinery following initial successes in Asia. In China and South East Asia, 100 Sany empty container handlers and...
Zapi buys 4E Consulting   Poviglio, Italy
Zapi Group, a global leader in electrification, is bolstering its systems capabilities through the key acquisition of 4E Consulting. Adding 4E Consulting to the company will expand expertise in...
Electrovaya wins large DC order  Toronto, ON, Canada
Electrovaya has received a battery purchase order through its OEM sales channel valued at approximately USD3.4 million. The batteries will be used by a leading Fortune 100 retailer to...
Carolina Handling expands in Atlanta  Fairburn, GA, United States
Carolina Handling has opened a new 82,508 sqft. (7,700 sqm) facility in Fairburn, Georgia with the ribbon-cutting celebration attended by associates, elected officials and local businesspeople. The new building...
ASCO buys OCT Equipment  Lubbock, TX, United States
Equipment dealer ASCO Equipment Company (Associated Supply Company) has acquired OCT Equipment, the Case dealer serving Oklahoma, expanding into three new locations: Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Clinton. The deal...
Woman dies in parking lot accident  Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Daytona Beach Shores police say a woman was killed by a forklift in the parking lot of the Beach Haven Inn. The forklift was carrying roofing material when the...

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Visit VETTER at ProMat exhibition booth N6329 and see for yourself the latest technology for modern and safe warehouse logistics.
TYRI, in collaboration with the artist PAX., has produced a rock song to pay tribute to all those people who spend long days sitting in heavy machines and working in challenging environments.
Safety in operations is gaining increasing attention these days. Potential risks associated specifically with warehouses and production areas are becoming especially apparent at times when goods handling is extremely busy. However, the growing portfolio of safety solutions from Linde Material Handling (MH) can assist.
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MHEDA's Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase will take place from April 29-May 3, 2023, in Nashville, TN.
Consultancy giant Mott MacDonald will sponsor Port Technology International's GreenTech 2023 conference in Hamburg on 22 February 2023.
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From strength to strength – the state of forklift manufacturing in China
Buoyed by factors like the boom in e-commerce and the associated need for warehousing, the global demand for forklifts is growing rapidly. As Matthew McDonald writes, Chinese manufacturers are playing an increasingly important role in meeting this demand. Read the story

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Informed and connected through 2023 - a letter from Ann
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