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|This week's newsletter comes to you from Hannover, amid the buzz of CeMAT 2016. As flagged previously, Forkliftaction has almost its entire team at the event and we are all catching up with the latest developments and sharing some of our own. For example, did you notice our new, refreshed logo? It is a sign of many significant changes to come.
But back to CeMAT and the flotilla of materials handling equipment on the site - not just the machines on show, but the army of equipment used to set up the displays. The real surprise is how little attention is apparently paid to forklift safety in the real world. As the crews tried to get everything done ahead of the opening, there were forklifts buzzing around perilously close to pedestrians, people driving aerial work platforms at maximum height with limited visibility below, forks raised at all sorts of heights and dubiously packed pallets hurtling around. And no-one raised an eyebrow.
Sure, the drivers may have been competent and focussed, but the real risk was to pedestrians, whom we all know are the weakest link in any environment.
The reality of forklifts at work was somewhat at odds with the emphasis on safety which is quite rightly so prominent on many of the stands.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Dematic plans Kathmandu DC Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Outdoor travel and adventure brand Kathmandu is working with Dematic to develop a market-leading distribution centre (DC) in Truganina, Melbourne. The DC will enable the company to sort individual items ... [more]
|Big names sign up for CeMAT Australia Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A number of new exhibitors have confirmed their participation in CeMAT Australia on 12-14 July at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The latest to join the exhibition and ... [more]
|ALC advises on priorities Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has offered the next federal government a blueprint for tackling priority issues.
The document advises a national focus on six primary subjects in the ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Terex ends Zoomlion talks|
UNITED STATES After months of speculation, Terex has drawn a line through a take-over bid from China’s Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co.
In a statement to customers, Terex Cranes ... [more]
|Smart technology and brute force at CeMAT|
GERMANY New products, a renewed focus on automation and smarter applications were the hallmarks of CeMAT 2016.
There were plenty of new models from all the major forklift manufacturers, with ... [more]
|Jungheinrich scores double as Chinese notch up first win|
GERMANY Jungheinrich added two more International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) titles in this year’s awards which also saw the first win by a Chinese manufacturer.
Jungheinrich’s EKX 516 picked ... [more]
|Cooper secures contract with Belfast Harbour|
UNITED KINGDOM Heavy lifting equipment supplier Cooper Specialised Handling has secured a contract for what is understood to be the largest crane of its type in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... [more]
|Manual sideloaders converted to AGVs|
BELGIUM By Luc de Smet
Belgian Mabo Engineering & Automation has installed two AGV Combilift electric sideloaders at Unilin, producer of flooring systems, in Wielsbeke, Belgium.
In early April, ... [more]
|Crown opens 8th service training centre|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new regional service training centre in Kansas City, Kansas, its eighth regional service training centre in North America dedicated to training ... [more]
|Santana expands in Phoenix|
Used equipment retailer Santana Equipment Trading Company has announced the opening of a new facility for its Phoenix, Arizona operations.
Santana Equipment West Division (Phoenix) opened its doors ... [more]
|Euroports Rauma orders Konecranes forklifts|
FINLAND Euroports Rauma in Finland will soon take delivery of five Konecranes Lift Trucks after placing an order earlier in the year.
The port has been a Konecranes customer since ... [more]
|Haulotte in delicate operation|
SAUDI ARABIA A number of Haulotte scissor lifts have been deployed for one of the most important rituals in Mecca.
Each year, Mecca’s landmark Holy Kaaba is covered with a new ... [more]
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|TVH: All Parts, All Makes Australasia News|
TVH will be present once again at CeMAT Australia, which will be held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Melbourne Victoria. See us Stand E2. [more]
|MEYER Multiple Pallet Handlers: Efficiency and Flexibility - The Best of both Worlds|
With more than 60 years of experience, and being the inventor of Multiple Pallet Handling, MEYER has always been at the forefront when it comes to innovation and customer-oriented solutions in the beverage and mass pallet logistics. [more]
|Lencrow Supply AVL with New Fleet|
Australian Vintage Limited [AVL] invited proposals from various forklift service providers in October 2015 to supply a tailored forklift fleet solution for the production and distribution facilities. [more]
|UN is exhibiting at CeMAT Hannover, May 31st to 3rd June|
Visitors to the UN stand will be presented with products from the new generation N series forklift range, including two iconic exhibition products [more]
|Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision|
Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations and increased insurance premiums. BodyGuard® i-Tag system uses the latest technology to significantly reduce the risk of collision between moving vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace. [more]
|Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission|
Orlaco has a proper solution for every type of machine and application, from counter balance trucks to container handlers. Our systems provide the driver with view on blind spots while driving. [more]
|On-demand SOLAS Method 1 Container Weighing Service by Conweigh|
Conweigh is a new on-demand container weight verification service available to shippers to comply with the SOLAS VGM Method 1. As convenient as booking a taxi, requesting the Conweigh service through the Conweigh Mobile App makes compliance a breeze. [more]
|Logistics survey shows favour for remaining in the EU as best for business|
A survey of logistics industry professionals has shown the majority favour remaining in the EU as the best outcome for the businesses they work for - but the heart says Brexit. [more]
|Key transport and logistics event for the middle east now in its 7th year|
Now in its 7th year and with the support of the Saudi Ministry of Transport, SAUDI TRANSTEC 2016, the three day Exhibition and Conference will bring together senior stakeholders from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & GCC. [more]
|First Speakers Announced at The Battery Show Conference 2016|
The conference will again shine a light on all the pressing issues of the day, offering commercial, regulatory, safety, technological, stationary energy storage and next-generation battery R&D perspectives. [more]