News Edition #1139 - 3 August 2023

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Materials handling companies around the world were reporting their second quarter and first half financial results this week, and all signs indicate that the worst of the global supply chain disruptions are behind us.

In Europe, Manitou and Palfinger both warned of a slowdown in the construction sector in Europe.

In the United States, Terex observed an increased focus by global players to achieve their sustainability goals.

Stand by for more financial results and economic observations in next week’s newsletter.


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New tech abounds at CeMAT Australia  Sydney, NSW, Australia
While many of the big forklift manufacturers including Toyota, Jungheinrich, Linde, Hyster and Crown were absent from this year's CeMAT Australia show in Sydney, visitors were able to see...
Hire Australia launches grants program  Warrnambool, VIC, Australia
A neon pink scissor lift will fund a community grants program launched by Victorian equipment rental company Hire Australia. The Elevating Communities program will provide grants of up to...
Patrick Terminals will add 10 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to its Melbourne terminal as the company seeks to reduce its carbon footprint. The straddle carriers are expected to be...

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European materials handling companies Manitou and Palfinger both posted record first half results while forecasting a strong financial performance for the full year. Both companies noted an easing of...
Chilean wood products supplier Arauco has ordered 100 of Cyngn's DriveMod autonomous electric forklifts, which aren't due to hit the market until 2024. Cyngn says it's the largest pre-launch...
Terex, Oshkosh report increase in sales in 2Q  Norwalk, CT, United States
North American materials handling equipment makers Terex and Oshkosh have both reported an increase in sales in the second quarter. On the back of their strong financial results, both...
Cesar Jimenez, Toyota Material Handling
Steve Noakes, Pioneer Safety Group
Dan Bryan, Tompkins Solutions
Jesse Shultz, Mobicon Systems
Swisslog wins Swisspost warehouse contract  Villmergen, Switzerland
Swiss Post has chosen Swisslog to build and fit out a new logistics centre, which will include a series of automated warehouses. The EU137 million project (USD150.5 million) project...

Karter, a subsidiary of Weighpack, has unveiled three new fast-charging autonomous mobile robot (AMR) models featuring BlueBotics technology. The Karter AMRs can operate for eight hours after just 10...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Taylor Farms USD650,000 over a chemical accident involving a forklift at its food processing facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island...
HC Forklift announces pneumatic electric model  Charlotte, NC, United States
HC Forklift, a subsidiary of Hangzhou, China-based Hangcha Group, has announced a new lithium-iron pneumatic forklift suitable for harsh outdoor applications. The new 80 V XE Series electric lithium-ion...
BHBW South Africa appointed Yale dealer  Boksburg, South Africa
BHBW South Africa has been appointed as a Yale dealer after more than 90 years of being a dealer of sister brand Hyster. The company, a joint venture between...

Japan-based company Showa Denko Materials, manufacturer of renowned forklift battery LIFTTOP, is looking for Global Partners for expansion. Be a part of our inherited unique technologies and intellectual properties, cultivated in more than 100 years of history!
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us:

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Reddot's IE Forklift is the most versatile truck you can find on the market. It adopts lithium-ion battery technology combined with a car charger. Just Plug & Play!
Ognibene Power has fully automated its Reggio Emilia warehouse in Northern Italy, thanks to E80 Group LGV equipped with Bolzoni full-electric attachments.
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.
Struggling to improve your fleet's efficiency? Battling to reduce your operating costs? Fighting to be eco-friendly? Fear not! Exide Technologies' solution for heavy-duty applications, Tensor, is ready to save the day!

The cold chain logistics industry's established premier event, Cool Logistics Conference, will take place in Genoa, Italy from October 10-12, 2023 at The Stock Exchange.
Investing in Green Hydrogen 2023, the premium global event for the entire Hydrogen Value Chain, will be held 14-15 September, 2023, at the QEII Centre, London, United Kingdom.
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.
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