News Edition #1118 - 9 March 2023

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Could the worst be behind the materials handling sector? The latest forecasts from the likes of manufacturing giant KION are pointing to significant improvements in 2023. In its latest results report, KION notes "the positive price effects" (in other words, good retail prices for its machines) and assumes that manufacturing costs for new business will remain largely stable.
Similarly, French equipment maker Manitou is flagging revenue growth of around 20% in 2023. The manufacturer concedes that supply chain pressures are eroding earnings, but remains confident about the second half of the year.
While many of the pressures which impacted on commerce and industry over the past 12 months persist, it seems that manufacturers are finding new ways to deal with the challenges - and that their markets are holding up despite inflationary pressures.


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Call for best forklift operators  Sydney, NSW, Australia
The inaugural Australian Forklift Championships, organised as part of CeMAT Australia, is on the search for the best forklift operators. Judged on safety, knowledge, accuracy and speed, the event...
DHL opens facility at Brisbane Airport  Brisbane, Qld, Australia
DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new facility in Brisbane to accommodate the growing demand for cold chain perishables and support the growth of general cargo in Queensland. The...

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KION orders rise, earnings fall  Frankfurt, Germany
KION has finished 2022 with a strong order intake and an increase in revenue compared to the previous year. However, sharply rising costs for materials, energy and logistics coupled...
Manitou records strong revenue  Loire-Atlantique, France
Manitou Group has recorded an increase of 26% in net sales for the 2022 financial year. Its recurring operating income was EUR84.6 million (USD89.2 million) - down by 32% from...
Fusion Fuel and Toyota Material Handling España (TMHE) have signed a collaboration agreement to promote the development of the green hydrogen fuel cell forklift market in Spain. The collaboration...
Impact Forklift Solutions gets key account  Summerville, SC, United States
KION North America has announced its first approved dealer managed key account (DMKA) with Prologis Essentials, headquartered in Denver, CO. KION North America dealer partner, Impact Forklift Solutions, will...
Briggs adds Maximal range  Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Maxim GB has struck an agreement with Maximal Forklift for the importation and supply of forklifts in the UK. Recently acquired by Briggs Equipment, Maxim GB and Neckar Forklifts...

A battery-powered crawler crane is now in operation at Gammon Construction in Hong Kong. The Liebherr LR 1160.1 unplugged crane, which is driven by an electric engine, has a...
easyJet extends Rushlift contract  Northampton, United Kingdom
Rushlift GSE has won a 56-month extension to its ground services equipment (GSE) contract with Europe's leading short-haul airline, easyJet. The new multi-million pound deal continues an existing five-year...
Clark launches low-lift truck  Duisburg, Germany
Clark has introduced its low-lift pallet truck in Germany. Fit for light transport tasks, the LWio15 has a load capacity of 1,500 kg and is suitable for short distances...
Hangcha launches XE Series   Hangzhou, China
Hangcha has launched a new XE series of electric forklifts spanning 1.5-3.8 T and with battery capacity of up to 80 V/608 Ah. Key innovations in the line include...
More DCs in the pipeline  Jacksonville, FL, United States
Construction of distribution centres and warehouses is picking up in the United States, with a new report detailing 166 new projects - a 10% increase in new construction projects reported...

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The rise in fuel cost is an emotive subject and it is driving behavioural change in logistics and materials handling. Those handling long loads have found a perfect solution in Baumann sideloaders...
Innovations in telematics technology are helping businesses to both improve efficiency across warehouse operations and keep on top of safe driving practices.
Visit VETTER at ProMat exhibition booth N6329 and see for yourself the latest technology for modern and safe warehouse logistics.
At Cascade Corporation, we know the forks and attachments used to handle your loads are essential to keeping your material handling operations running smoothly. That's why selecting products that integrate seamlessly with each other (and your workflow) can be a time-consuming and difficult task.
Delta will be attending both ProMAT and LogiMAT 2023 to showcase its power and automation products and solutions for smart 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.
Raben Group in Poland, a logistical company dedicated to comprehensive logistic services in Europe, recently implemented the RAVAS Pick by Weight solution.
The Battery Show Europe's new Advisory Board includes global automobile and industry thought leaders such as BMW, PowerCo, Mitsubishi and Bloomberg. 2023 Event Registration is Now Live!
CILF2023, the leading logistics and transport expo in Asia is back this September and will welcome approx 180,000 global visitors. Visitor registration is now open!
Hydrogen is becoming less of an energy buzz word and more of a systematic answer to the question of how to decarbonize a range of industries. At the recent Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Seminar attendees saw firsthand why.

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