News Edition #1131 - 8 June 2023

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The move to electrification continues, with reports this week of a UK distribution and logistics service provider investing in a fleet of low-emission electric forklifts.  

We also report on engine maker Volvo Penta’s collaboration with Italian heavy equipment manufacturer Fantuzzi to develop a range of electric forklifts.

The new e-forklift range is a radical departure from the decade-long relationship which has seen Fantuzzi equipment powered by Volvo Penta’s IC engines.

And a couple of weeks back, our special feature examined the ever-broadening product offerings in the battery market. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.


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AFITA highlights safety at show  Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Australia's forklift industry group, the Australian Forklift and Industrial Truck Association (AFITA), played a significant role at the recent Brisbane Workplace Health and Safety Show. In addition to hosting...
SCLAA calls for awards submissions  Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is calling for submissions for its annual Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards. Submissions for the 2023 awards close on...

The Hyster® Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Forklift provides the ideal solution to meet your less frequent usage needs, without compromising on performance.




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Volvo's marine unit, Volvo Penta, and Italian heavy equipment manufacturer FTMH (Fantuzzi Team Material Handling) will collaborate to develop a range of electric forklifts. The partnership will develop a...
Bullet Express buys electric forklifts  Glasgow, United Kingdom
Distribution and logistics service provider Bullet Express has invested in a fleet of low-emission electric Mitsubishi forklifts. Bullet Express bought two Mitsubishi EDiA EX electric counterbalance trucks for each...
Zuidnatie has ordered a Konecranes hybrid crane to boost capacity and lower emissions. The new crane, scheduled to be handed over by the end of October, will be Zuidnatie's...
ERA adds CO2 tracker
Panama to host women leaders 
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Hy-Tek partners with Hai Robotics  Columbus, OH, United States
Supply chain technology company Hy-Tek Intralogistics has partnered with automated warehouse solutions provider Hai Robotics. The partnership will allow Hy-Tek's IntraOne enterprise logistics platform to work with Hai Robotics...

The Wacker Neuson Group will create a new business unit for attachments within its Corporate Aftermarket Department to be headed by managing director Reinhold Baisch. Wacker Neuson chief sales...
Hellmann acquires PKZ Group  Osnabrueck, Germany
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has acquired Czech Republic-based PKZ Group and set up a branch in Slovakia. With the acquisition of the 10 locations of the PKZ Group, Hellmann closes...
PSA Penn Terminals adds Liebherr crane  Philadelphia, PA, United States
PSA Penn Terminals has purchased a Liebherr Ship-To-Shore (STS) container crane for its marine facilities in Philadelphia. Liebherr Container Cranes says the sale is a repeat order, with PSA...
KPI adds new Atlanta office  Atlanta, GA, United States
Warehousing and distribution solutions provider KPI Solutions has added a new office in Atlanta, to be overseen by company vice president Chris Barber. KPI Solutions was formed in 2021...
Dealership fined over forklift accident  Saint John’s, NL, Canada
A Nova Scotia company has been fined CAD10,000 (USD7,450) for a workplace accident involving a forklift mast falling on a service technician, Saltwire Network reports. The Hurricane Industrial Equipment...

SNDC, manufacturer of electric air conditioning systems, will exhibit at TOC Rotterdam (13-15 June, Booth G.60) and Inter Airport Munich (10-13 October).
We are pleased to introduce our new range of electric air conditioners, especially with heat pump technology, and refrigerant service stations for reefer containers.
SNDC is well known for their innovative solutions, don’t hesitate to visit us at these trade shows dedicated to Terminal Handling.



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With over 75 years of experience in manufacturing Forklift attachments 100% in Germany, multi-pallet handlers from Durwen are the international leader in functionality and durability.
Multiway Robotics is proud to introduce the Multiway X1, an unmanned forklift designed to revolutionize the way materials are moved within industrial settings.
On May 22, President Hur, Head of the HD Xitesolution Business Unit, visited UN Forklift and extolled the excellence of the factory operations.
Users of lithium batteries should examine a battery pack's performance data to make informed decisions. In this article, OneCharge provides a comprehensive overview of the differences between performance for the most common lithium technologies.
Learn how forklift cameras can elevate the use of telematics systems within the material handling sector by eliminating blind spots and highlighting hazards that may go unnoticed.

On Wednesday April 19, 2023, a stand up forklift operator, aged 62, was killed in an underride accident at a manufacturer in West Point, Georgia.
Baumann, the industry-leading sideloader manufacturer, is launching the EGX X-Plus Series, a new model equipped with technology to enhance safety and efficiency.
The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit (CHLS) will be held June 19-20, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Downtown Sacramento, California.
Taking place on 19-20-21 July, 2023, at BITEC, Bangkok, the Logistics Automation Expo is the leading international exhibitions and conference for warehouse, transport & logistics, and supply chain technologies in Asia.

Keep your workforce & warehouse infrastructure safe with ELOKON’s range of safety, assistance, & warning systems for forklift trucks & AGVs. Ensure optimum productivity & fleet utilization as well as reduced downtime with the cloud-based forklift fleet management system, ELOfleet. Along with other products from the global leader in industrial vehicle safety, these are based on the use of smart technology to prevent accidents & improve material handling procedures. 

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