News Edition #1136 - 13 July 2023

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Power is the theme of this week’s newsletter, with multinationals investigating the viability of green hydrogen at ports, mining companies turning to battery-powered forklift fleets and big hitter Mitsubishi Heavy Industries acquiring a power business.

It’s all part of the steady march towards a net zero materials handling industry. 

A powerfully big welcome to Jeannette Walker, the newly named chief executive officer of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).


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Richmond Rolling Solutions has been named the exclusive distributor of ForwardX autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in Australia and New Zealand. The rolling products specialist plans to set up an...
Australia Post has opened a new parcel delivery centre in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat after local parcel volumes skyrocketed by 80%. The new Ballarat facility will help...

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Giant Japanese conglomerate Mitsui, RWE, the United Kingdom's largest power generator, and the Port of Tilbury have agreed to investigate green hydrogen options. The three organisations have signed a...
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has acquired OnPoint Group's North American power business Concentric for an undisclosed sum. Dallas, Texas-based Concentric provides critical power systems for data centres, telecommunications, utilities...
MHEDA appoints new CEO  Wauconda, ILL, United States
Jeannette Walker has been named the new chief executive officer of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Walker will serve as interim chief executive officer until current chief...
Indian mining company Vedanta Aluminium says it now has the nation's largest fleet of electric forklifts, including the first 10 T electric lithium-ion forklift. Vedanta says an expansion of...
DHL names Brindha Pillay chief financial officer for ANZ
Kion announces Christian Harm as new chief financial officer 
Bobcat appoints Gary Hornbacher as EMEA president

Hyundai Material Handling releases new models  Norcross, GA, United States
Hyundai Material Handling has released new diesel and electric forklift models for the North American market. The new offerings include the battery-powered B-X series that takes advantage of lithium-ion...
Palletline adds 78 Linde forklifts  Birmingham, United Kingdom
Palletised freight distribution company Palletline has added 78 new energy efficient Linde forklifts to its fleet. The company says the new forklifts will generate savings of more than GBP100,000...
EFL Global leases warehouse near Heathrow
Bis Henderson, Prologis UK team up with warehouse
AIT opens Dubai office
Ningbo forklift team wins Xilin Cup
Spanish robot-maker Kivnon, founded in 2009, is celebrating the manufacture and installation of its 5,000th industrial mobile robot in France. Kivnon co-founders Juan Prieto and Luis Gómez designed their...
KION Group has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), underlining its KION 2027 strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Part of KION's SBTi commitment is the target...

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On June 29th, the 2023 National Forklift Safety Day and Xilin Cup National Forklift Driver Skills City Invitational Competition, co-organized by XILIN, were held in Ninghai Convention and Exhibition Center.
Intella Parts Company is the web's premier supplier of aftermarket Hyster forklift parts. We get a ton of calls/emails every day looking for parts for their Hyster forklifts. Which led us to wonder, who's got the oldest Hyster forklift?
Baumann, the industry-leading sideloader manufacturer, is launching the EGX X-Plus Series, a new model equipped with technology to enhance safety and efficiency.
RAVAS, the industry leader in mobile weighing systems for the warehouse logistics and LTL shipping industries, has introduced Weigh in Motion.
Battery Supplies offer many different AQ-LITH® LiFePO4 battery solutions for logistics solutions and warehouse equipment.
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.
More than 200 speakers confirmed to discuss the newest innovations and technologies within the industry.
REGISTER NOW: AntwerpXL, the world's only event dedicated exclusively to breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift, will return to the Antwerp Expo, Belgium, 28 - 30 November 2023.
Supply Chain Partners proudly invites you to register now for Supply Chain Partners Virtual Summit August 2023, on Wednesday 16 August 2023, from 10am to 4pm AEST.

Help us give a shout-out to the unsung heroes in materials handling. People who pull off great things without a fuss, or go above and beyond to help. Maybe a personal or company milestone has been reached.

This week let's give a shout-out to the Eagle Forklifts team. Not only have they reached their 25-year company milestone, but they celebrated it by donating $15,000 AUD to local charities. 

Tell us who you think deserves a shout-out, or add #ForkliftactionShoutOut to your LinkedIn posts.

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