News Edition #1122 - 6 April 2023

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There's plenty to be thankful for when it comes to e-commerce. Online trading has opened up the market - both for vendors and for customers.
But in the past couple of weeks, we have also seen the pitfalls of doing business on the web through the cyber attack on TVH, a global parts supplier which conducts almost all of its business online.
As reported last week, the attack halted operations, and our forums indicate the significant impact on end-users whose existing parts orders were delayed and others who were not able to place new orders.
To make matters worse, many parts suppliers appear to source their stock from TVH, so buyers had no alternative sources.
In this just-in-time era, inability to obtain parts can be extremely disruptive, especially for businesses which rely heavily on their materials handling equipment.
When the dust settles, no doubt, there will be some serious questions in the industry about supply certainty.


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Driver hurt in forklift fire  Sydney, NSW, Australia
A man is being treated in hospital for burns to his face and body after his forklift burst into flames when it collided with a skip bin at a...
Inland Rail progresses  Beveridge, Vic,, Australia
The Australian Government-owned National Intermodal Corporation has exercised an option to acquire land at Beveridge, previously identified as suitable for the northern terminal connection to Inland Rail. When developed...

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Jungheinrich sets earnings record  Hamburg, Germany
Jungheinrich has managed to raise revenue by 12% to EUR4.763 billion (USD5.194 billion) in a year dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which resulted in significantly slower growth...
Record turnover for Liebherr  Bulle, Switzerland
The Liebherr Group finished the 2022 financial year with a new record turnover of EUR1.25 billion (USD1.36 billion) - up 8.2% from the previous year. The positive result was achieved...
TVH recovering from hack  Waregem, Belgium
Global parts supplier TVH is recovering from the 19 March cyber attack which took down all its online operations and impacted its phone and email services. Internal communication and...
Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) has launched what it claims is the world's first H2 dual fuel straddle carrier. Using H2 dual fuel combustion engine technology developed by cleantech company...
Clark adds 80 V models
Powerfleet adds safety app
Trelleborg adds high-intensity tyre
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Bolzoni Group has expanded its sales network with the appointment of Attached Solutions Chile as its new exclusive dealer for the Chilean, Argentinian and Uruguayan markets. The dealership agreement...
Taylor debuts big electric truck  Louisville, MS, United States
Taylor Machine Works has launched the 36,000 lb. (1,600 kg) ZH-360L Heavy Lift Truck as part of its electrification drive. Robert Taylor, president and COO of Taylor Machine Works...
AGVs and AMRs ranked  New York, NY, United States
A new competitive ranking by global technology intelligence firm ABI Research ranks the autonomous forklift solutions offered by 16 autonomous forklift suppliers. The ranking is based on eight criteria...
Alstef acquires Solution Net Systems  Quakertown, PA, United States
Global materials handling specialist Alstef Group has finalised the acquisition of Solution Net Systems (SNS), a USA-based leader in automated parcel handling systems and warehouse automation solutions. SNS designs...
Man sues over port forklift accident  Pascagoula,MS, United States
A Mississippi man is suing two companies after he was injured in a forklift accident at the Port of Pascagoula. According to local press reports, Kervin Holifield of Waynesboro...

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Fork specialist VETTER presents an entire zoo of clever forklift helpers at their special booth at LogiMat, 25-27 April, in Hall 9, Stand C31 and Hall 10, Booth A11.
LogiMAT, the most vibrant logistics exhibition event, is taking place again this year and of course, that's where Durwen Maschinenbau GmbH will be from April 25 - 27, 2023 in hall 10, booth B39.
HUBTEX to unveil the second generation of its FluX series electric multidirectional counterbalance forklift trucks at Logimat 2023.
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.
Innovations in telematics technology are helping businesses to both improve efficiency across warehouse operations and keep on top of safe driving practices.

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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.
The Inside Warehouse Logistics Expo (IWLEX23) is taking action to support the UK warehouse and intralogistics sector's move towards increased sustainability by introducing the Carbon Net Zero Zone.
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!
Automation and the rise of smart attachments
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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