News Edition #1119 - 16 March 2023
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What's in a name? Well, if we can judge from this week's move by Doosan Bobcat to rename its Doosan materials handling lines as Bobcats, there clearly is some benefit in a historied name, especially one that sounds American.
So, while the machines will stay the same, their branding will be changed "in North America and applicable markets worldwide", in line with the Bobcat livery seen on compact equipment.
The move will no doubt be challenging for dealers and potentially confusing for customers, but Doosan Bobcat officials insist that the rebrand will allow Bobcat to "help even more customers, in more ways than ever".
Whether it's a clamp, a dimensioning tool or a positioner, the current crop of smart forklift attachments all have at least one thing in common. They were all designed to help organisations looking to move more out of the door quickly, and with minimal damage. Read the story
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Sime Darby Berhad's wholly owned subsidiary, Sime Darby Allied Operations, is acquiring Onsite Rental Group, a provider of business-to-business equipment rental solutions. With more than 500 employees across 30...
Western Australia's logistics sector will be among the beneficiaries of the decision to base Australia's first nuclear-powered submarines in the state. Ministerial statements indicate that improvements to HMAS Stirling...
Asendia has launched a new parcel delivery service that will track and ship to major e-commerce destinations worldwide. e-PAQ Select is a tracking delivery solution, providing an efficient and...
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Doosan Bobcat has launched a global brand strategy aimed at future growth. Doosan Portable Power (DPP), a global manufacturer of air compressors, mobile generators and light towers, and Doosan...
ABP Humber has added four 10 T Carer electric forklifts as part of its investment in decarbonisation of its port operation equipment. ABP is investing over GBP2 million (USD2.43...
The Baltic Hub, formerly DCT Gdansk, has commissioned Liebherr Container Cranes to retrofit a hybrid green energy storage solution on one of its Liebherr RTGs. The terminal has 18...
Big Joe Forklifts has released two new lithium forklifts. The LXE50 Spartan is a 5,000 lb. (225 kg) capacity cushion-tyred model that shares the same design attributes as an...
Scott Cubbler, Motion2AI
Steven Nickel, Tompkins Solutions
Rolf Najork, Jungheinrich
Narrow Aisle has hit a GBP31.6 million (USD38.4 million) global turnover record in the financial year to December 2022 - the highest in its history. The manufacturer of the Flexi...
OTTO Motors makes innovative companies list
Meijer produces 100,000th telescopic forks
Delta-Q reaches several milestones
Maxam opens a new distribution centre
Lift Truck Supply (LTS) is expanding its Tyler location in East Texas to keep up with service demands. The oldest Toyota forklift dealer in Texas, LTS has begun construction...
CNH Industrial has acquired its strategic partner, Augmenta, in a bid to grow its technology. Looking to accelerate Augmenta's Sense & Act technology, the transaction worth USD110 million is expected...
A worker was killed by falling tiles when the forklift he was operating crashed into shelves in a warehouse in West Haverstraw, New York. The crash occurred at the...
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As companies adapt to the latest handling trends-including an exploding AGV/AGF market and the drive toward automating supply chains-one thing stands out: smart attachments. Cascade takes you on an exploration of their latest smart solutions.
Get a better handle on your warehouse operations, streamline your processes, and improve your bottom line with imSight the data collection and analysis tool from Intermodalics.
OEA KAUP, a leader in material handling attachments, has revolutionized the market with its latest innovation, the Smart Load Control (SLC) system.
Bolzoni group provides Easy-Connect Solutions based on advanced technologies to match today material handling challenges: from electric driven attachments to geolocalization and data tracking.
Cubetape is a portable measurement tape with data output to host IT systems. It helps you capture accurate dimensions and volumetric weight measurements of parcels and pallets in seconds!
Genkinger's solution portfolio continues to grow, evident in the wide range of products they will exhibit at LogiMAT (Hall 10, Stand C31) including a compact reach truck with double operator position and the premiere of a new electric transporter.
Delta will be attending both ProMAT and LogiMAT 2023 to showcase its power and automation products and solutions for smart logistics.
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.
The inaugural Australian Forklift Championship powered by CeMAT Australia is searching for the best of the best in forklift operators around the country. With prizes and bragging rights on the line, the competition will be fierce.
Forklift Diaries - Melinda Russell
Forklift operator Melinda Russell from North Idaho grew up on a farm, so operating machinery is something that comes easily. With her love of the outdoors, she jumped at the chance to operate a forklift at a timber mill two years ago.
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