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When the results of the Brexit referendum emerged in June 2016, most in the materials handling industry took a wait-and-see approach.
Many hoped that, somehow, the result would be overturned.
That, however, was not the case and the process is now well and truly under way, with Britain this week formally filing Article 50, a letter to the European Union giving notice of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU.
All attention now shifts to the prospect of a new trade deal with Europe which will be crucial not only for equipment exports to Europe, but equally imports from the continent.
We'll be watching with interest ...
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Manitou buys Terex in India

FRANCE The Manitou group has announced the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) based in Greater Noïda, India. This acquisition, from Terex Corporation, will be finalised over the first semester ... [more]

Konecranes launches crane RENTALL concept

Konecranes has entered the rental market, offering low- to mid-range capacity cranes for rent as an alternative to buying a crane. The company says the new business line ... [more]

Clark selects new SA distributor

SOUTH AFRICA Kempston Material Handling has been appointed as the new distributor of Clark Forklifts in South Africa. Jonathan Cotterell of Kempston Group says his company is giving the Clark brand ... [more]

Combilift inks deal with Kingfisher Group

IRELAND Combilift has signed a contract with Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, to deliver a mix of Aisle-Master VNA articulated forklifts and Combi-WR walk-behind machines to the company’s French outlets ... [more]

Extreme adds Haulotte to hire range

UNITED KINGDOM UK-based Extreme Powered Platforms Ltd has invested in a range of Haulotte products including 10, 14 and 17 m telehandlers, 10 and 12 m DX diesel scissor lifts, Star 6 ... [more]

Product News

TVH adds wireless camera system - Olathe, KS, United States
New Li-ion charger from Fronius - Wels, Austria
Camso launches usage calculator - Magog, QC, Canada [more]

Busan considers local cranes

KOREA, SOUTH A local port authority is considering a move to place orders with South Korean shipbuilders for the construction of several gantry cranes at a new container terminal, according to Yonhap ... [more]

RMH Systems buys Skarnes

UNITED STATES RMH Systems has acquired Skarnes Inc., a materials handling company in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth. Iowa’s Business Record reports that Skarnes has been a dominant materials handling ... [more]

OSHA investigates forklift death

UNITED STATES Officials are investigating after a man was killed when he was trapped underneath a forklift in Delaware County on Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the industrial accident happened at the Airport ... [more]

IFOY 2017 finalists: iGo neo, STILL (Warehouse Truck category)

Testing was recently concluded in Munich for the 2017 International Forklift of the Year. Forkliftaction News was among the judges and we are pleased to be able to share the ... [more]

Manufacturers give us your insights on ICE Forklifts

Today’s ICE Forklift manufacturers must respond to a complex array of legislation, safety, ergonomics, efficiency and market expectations. In the May 4th Special Feature, we will examine how manufacturers are upping the ante in ICE design and engineering. Contribute your knowledge!

Forkliftaction Features offer a unique opportunity for industry members to share their expertise with Forkliftaction’s loyal business audience. Now is the time to contact our team for more information on the May Feature.



Hoist Lifttruck Enters Terminal Tractor Business

High-capacity forklift manufacturer Hoist Liftruck has officially entered the terminal tractor business. [more]

Are picking errors costing you money?

RAVAS mobile scales on your order pick trucks signal picking errors Correct picking errors where the cost is lowest: at the picking slot!

MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO on LogiMAT 2017 – a successful show

MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO at LogiMAT 2017: A Centre of Innovation [more]

Handle with care

Companies can reduce the amount of stock that is damaged during the handling process and make their workplaces safer by fitting Sumo Gloves to their lift trucks [more]

The industry, a real strategy for Manitou

With the industrial market moving towards digitalisation and automated machine management, the Manitou Group is setting itself apart with its easy-to-use, intuitive and easily maintained trucks [more]

AGV system from production to storage to shipping with inventory

Amerden AGVS has installed a multivehicle laser guided AGV system handling loads from 6 production lines to 6000 storage locations in 4 level racks then on to shipping with full inventory control of 500 SKUs. Individual SKUs are first-in-first out.

KEYTROLLER’S START-SMART extremely rugged keypad ignition system

KEYTROLLER’S simple extremely rugged keypad ignition system  is suitable for a variety of vehicle applications.  The device will fit to any make or model and is designed to keep untrained and unauthorized operators from starting the vehicle. [more]

MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase

MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 29 – May 3, 2017
The Grand America Hotel – Salt Lake City, Utah - “The Engagement Experience” [more]
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Nick Welch: 8 top tips to efficient cold store forklift operations

Special environments require unique approaches, according to Nick Welch.
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