Combilift wins IFOY Award

In this year’s International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year – IFOY Awards, Combilift won the Warehouse Truck Lowlifter Category with its innovative Combi-CS pedestrian counterbalance stacker. The IFOYs is one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the […]

16/07/2020 - 12:06 pm

Haulotte big booms are popular in China

Haulotte’s big boom RTJ range is proving popular with customers of its Chinese subsidiary. The range combines rough terrain performance with ease of use. The articulating boom HA32 RTJ PRO and telescopic boom HT43 RTJ PRO are often requested for massive construction projects.Both pieces of equipment offer 4 wheel drive and steer and the front […]

16/07/2020 - 11:01 am

Australian PBI: Business conditions still negative in June  

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Business Index (Australian PBI) lifted by 1.8 points to 33.6 in June, pointing to a further contraction in activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but at a slightly slower pace than in May (results below 50 points in the Australian PBI indicate deteriorating business conditions, with lower […]

07/07/2020 - 09:36 am

ATOM and Nobles form lifting and rigging supply alliance

ATOM and Nobles have agreed a new, long-term, strategic alliance. ATOM has appointed Nobles as ATOM’s exclusive supply partner of lifting and rigging products for resale by ATOM through its Industrial and Safety Walkthrough Warehouses throughout Australia. Nobles has appointed ATOM as Nobles’ exclusive industrial distribution partner of Nobles-manufactured and third-party globally sourced lifting and […]

06/07/2020 - 20:31 pm

Kalmar to supply eco-efficient equipment to ACFS

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for ten Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers and one medium forklift from ACFS Port Logistics Pty Limited (ACFS). The deal includes a full-scope Kalmar Care service contract for four years. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q2 order intake and all units are scheduled […]

06/07/2020 - 20:14 pm

Kito acquires Van Leusden

Kito Corporation has acquired the shares of Netherlands company Van Leusden through Kito Europe GmbH, making Van Leusden a wholly owned subsidiary of Kito. Van Leusden operates mainly in Europe, specialising in customisation technology, particularly anti-corrosion treatment of mainly manually operated hoists, trolleys, cranes and crane components for maritime and other offshore use, and spark-proof […]

02/07/2020 - 18:51 pm

Job market for manufacturing and logistics grows in Australia

SEEK, a leading Australian employment marketplace, has released figures that indicate that Australia’s job market is making progress, with manufacturing, transport and logistics among the top industries for employment opportunities New job ads posted on SEEK during the fortnight ending 31 May were up 49.2% compared to the April 2020 average. Manufacturing, transport and logistics […]

16/06/2020 - 12:03 pm

Australian PMI: Manufacturing contraction eases in May

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) recovered by 5.8 points to 41.6 in May, after experiencing the largest single-month drop in the index’s history in April (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a faster rate of contraction). The manufacturing industry remained in deep contraction […]

04/06/2020 - 02:17 am

Cargotec completes the sale of Chinese joint venture

Cargotec has completed the sale of its share of the joint venture Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co Ltd (RCI) in China. As part of the agreement, Cargotec acquired certain operations and assets of the joint venture from Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co Ltd. (RHI), and approximately 160 employees have moved over from RCI to Kalmar.  On 11 May […]

04/06/2020 - 01:45 am

TOS to distribute Straightpoint in Thailand

Straightpoint (SP), part of The Crosby Group, has named Thunder Oilfield Services (TOS) a distributor of its full range of force measurement equipment in Thailand. TOS specialises in the fabrication, training, inspection, maintenance and repair of lifting equipment and components used in the offshore energy industry. It operates throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East, […]

02/06/2020 - 11:19 am

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LHA May/June 2020

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