News Edition #1124 - 20 April 2023

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There has been a long silence since we reported on Toyota halting production of certain ICE forklifts in the US.
This week, the plot thickens, with the head office of the world's largest forklift manufacturer confirming it has halted shipments in Japan of a number of ICE models.
The company is investigating potential emissions violations and falsifying emissions reports in Japan.
Besides halting deliveries of new forklifts, Toyota has also recalled thousands of forklifts already in the market.
And, for good measure, the senior executives have taken hefty pay cuts by way of apology to stakeholders.
After the protracted Volkswagen 'emissionsgate' debacle, one has to wonder if this is the end of Toyota's 'issues', or if there's still more to come.

Pathways to effective automation
While its benefits to materials handling operations are clear - and include improved productivity, safety, sustainability and more - automation is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. As Matthew McDonald explains, it requires careful consideration before implementing. Read the story


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Aramex plans Brisbane hub  Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Brisbane Airport Cooperation (BAC) will begin work on one of the largest industrial projects in its history, for the logistics and delivery conglomerate Aramex Australia. The development will begin...
Kennards marks 75 years  Sydney, NSW,, Australia
Kennards Hire has hosted a number of events throughout Australia and New Zealand to celebrate 75 years since it was established. Founded in Bathurst in April 1948 by Walter...

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Leading forklift manufacturer Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) has suspended shipping in Japan of forklifts equipped with two models of diesel engines and one model of gasoline. The suspension follows...
TVH ‘fully operational’  Waregem, Belgium
Parts distributor TVH is fully operational again after last month's cyber attack which took it out of action. The company confirms that its automated warehouses are fully active again...
Rico expands fleet  Birmingham, United Kingdom
Industrial parts fulfilment group Rico Logistics continues to grow and has added an additional Flexi ACiON MAX 1500 articulated forklift to the existing fleet of Flexi Trucks in operation...
DC power management specialist Concentric has acquired Industrial Battery Solutions in Hawaii. Based in Waipahu, Industrial Battery Solutions is the only company in Hawaii to sell and service forklift...
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Flux Power adds support centre  Vista, CA, United States
Flux Power has opened a new Atlanta facility to supplement its customer support services in response to growth in nationwide sales of lithium ion battery packs. The Atlanta facility...
PAS gets first mobile harbour cranes  Kampong Som, Cambodia
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) is awaiting Cambodia's first-ever mobile harbour crane order in Cambodia, following an order for two Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes, which should be...
Toyota adds electric walkie stacker  Columbus, IN, United States
Toyota Material Handling has launched a new electric walkie stacker under the brand Tora-Max, adding to the company's growing portfolio of materials handling products and solutions. The new walkie...
Man dies in Suffolk accident  Suffolk, VA, United States
A man has died from his injuries after being seriously hurt when he was pinned under a forklift at work in Suffolk, Virginia. According to officials, the accident occurred...
A photo circulating on social media demonstrates the risks of not securing your load. The photo depicts "a bad day at work" for a forklift driver in China, after...

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Bolzoni group is exhibiting at LogiMAT 2023 its Easy-Connect Solutions, based on advanced technologies to match today material handling challenges.
The future of logistics is all about cooperation and ease: efficiency is achieved by working together, and everything is delivered as a complete package from a single solution provider. Sounds appealing? Good news: The future is already here!
In March 2023, LSLiDAR-the world-leading provider of full-scene LiDAR and overall solutions-held a grand launch for the LiDAR 3D SLAM AGVs in Shenzhen, China and Bangkok, Thailand.
As a rapidly growing industry, automated materials handling is at the forefront of warehousing and supply chain innovations.
The future of work lighting is here - INTELLilight® is set to revolutionise the way you light up your working world.
UN Forklift reports great success at this year's Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in China.
Delta will be attending both ProMAT and LogiMAT 2023 to showcase its power and automation products and solutions for smart logistics.
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...

SUN-TWS announces the opening of a new central European warehouse in Brno, Czech Republic, and invites partners to their stand at LogiMAT from the 25th-27th April.
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.
Increasing warehouse safety, the Panacea Aftermarket Co. introduces its latest innovation: the BEAST Smart AI forklift camera system.
WAREMAT will take place from August 4th to 6th, 2023 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore, India. An event that should not be missed by anyone involved in the warehousing, material handling, storage, logistics, transportation and supply chain industries.
R U OK? in Trucks & Sheds is an industry-wide initiative to drive meaningful conversations for those working in road transport, warehousing, and logistics.
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