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|This week saw industry leaders in the US marking the third annual National Forklift Safety Day.
It is a great initiative of the Industrial Truck Association and serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and government about forklift operating safety practices.
But while the event has come a long way in three years, there is still a long way to go. Importantly, safety is a global issue, and the focus should now turn to creating a worldwide forklift safety day. Indeed, the current event chairman, UniCarriers' head James Radous III, told Forkliftaction News at CeMAT earlier this month that he'd like to see the event go global. Given the number of global brands that already support the event and the safety efforts of organisations like the UK Forklift Truck Association, we would hope that this idea takes off and maybe next year we'll be able to mark the first Global Forklift Safety Day.
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|Kalmar and NTP expand relationship Australasia News|
Adeliade, SA Kalmar and national materials handling company NTP Forklifts Australia have announced an extension of their existing partnership.
NTP Forklifts Australia is now Kalmar’s exclusive authorised dealer ... [more]
|Makinex wins Good Design award Australasia News|
Artarmon, NSW Makinex Construction Products recently won the inaugural Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design.
Makinex submitted its powered hand truck to the annual Good Design Awards, which promote the ... [more]
|Australia Post links with Aramex Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Australia Post and global parcel express delivery and logistics company Aramex have agreed to form a strategic e-commerce alliance that will “open emerging world markets to Australian businesses and online ... [more]
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|Industry 4.0 presents opportunities|
GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz
This year’s CeMAT theme of Smart Supply Chain Solutions was evident in several autonomous shuttle systems and robot solutions for intralogistics showcased in one of the three ... [more]
|Industry rallies for safety|
Industry leaders helped mark the third annual National Forklift Safety Day with a number of events around the US.
National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD), sponsored by the Industrial Truck ... [more]
|Briggs rebrands defence unit|
UNITED KINGDOM In recognition of the ever-changing landscape within the defence industry, Briggs Equipment is rebranding its specialist division, Defence Logistic Support (DLS), as Briggs Defence.
Briggs Defence specialises in engineering ... [more]
|BITA renames academy|
UNITED KINGDOM BITA Academy, the industry-led organisation that delivers apprenticeships in materials handling equipment engineering, has changed its name to F-TEC (Forklift Training Engineering Centre).
The name change is part of ... [more]
|Haulotte welcomes Japanese dealer|
FRANCE French Haulotte Group has welcomed a new dealer from Japan, Nishio Rent All Co., Ltd, to its network.
The new dealership was inducted during a two-day product and sales ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
Kalmar, Intelligrated [more]
|Material Handling Education Foundation announces scholarships|
UNITED STATES The board of directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) has announced its 2016/17 winners who collectively receive USD116,460 in scholarships.
For 40 years, MHEFI has supported ... [more]
|UniCarriers recognises sales achievers|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has recognised its top sales professionals during its annual Pack for the Sun Event.
More than 60 sales and aftermarket parts professionals from US ... [more]
|UK warehousing award finalists announced|
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced the finalists for this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing. The winners will be announced at UKWA’s Awards for Warehousing Lunch, which takes ... [more]
|DIECI doesn’t raise a sweat in Antarctica|
ITALY Italian materials handling equipment maker DIECI boasts that its equipment can handle the most challenging environments.
It cites King George Island in the Antarctic as one of the locations ... [more]