Konecranes wins its largest-ever order for reach stackers

In March 2020, Konecranes won its largest-ever reach stacker contract, from a customer in Germany. The order for 39 reach stackers was won with Konecranes’ distributor Richter Fördertechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Q3 2020 and run until Q1 2021. The contract is for the delivery of 39 Konecranes SMV […]

03/04/2020 - 13:54 pm

BYD and Toyota partner over electric vehicle R&D

BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have registered a new company in a joint venture to conduct research and development into battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Operations are scheduled to commence in May 2020. The name of the new company is BYD Toyota EV Technology Co Ltd (BTET). Hirohisa Kishi from Toyota will […]

02/04/2020 - 15:16 pm

FLTA creates online resource for latest COVID-related information

In light of an ever-changing landscape for all those in the materials handling and logistics sectors, the UK’s Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has created a dedicated section of its website for information on COVID-19. Developed to provide clear, concise guidance, the COVID-19 Resource Centre will deliver up-to-the- minute and highly focused content with links […]

02/04/2020 - 11:41 am

Free Electronic Signatures for companies affected by COVID-19 crisis

Point of Rental Software is making its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days to any hire or rental business that needs it, regardless of what software they use. The setup fee is also being waived and no payment information is required, making it a risk-free option for rental owners looking […]

01/04/2020 - 18:09 pm

Seegrid Raises $25 Million in growth equity for AGV development

Seegrid a the leader in self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling has announced that it has closed a $25 million growth equity investment from G2VP, a venture capital firm focused on investing in industrial technology companies. Specific financial terms were not disclosed, however, the company indicated that the investment reflects a multi-hundred million dollar valuation. […]

01/04/2020 - 16:25 pm

Palazzani protecting staff through COVID-19

Among other activities, Palazzani Industrie SpA is taking prevention measures and smart working to protect employee’s health during the COVID-19 emergency. The company says that during the difficult situation relating to the spread of Covid-19, it would like to confirm that Palazzani Industrie SpA has immediately reorganised and adapted all the safety protocols according to […]

01/04/2020 - 14:32 pm

Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth announce technology partnership

Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth have announced a partnership in which both parties will collaborate on advanced mobile robotics technologies and software development to enhance AMR intelligence and performance, empowering customers worldwide. As a pioneer in AMR and smart logistics, Geek+ has seen rapid business growth and accelerated expansion into new geographies. According to Interact Analysis, […]

31/03/2020 - 20:57 pm

Cast Swiss Light Consulting and Verlinde partner in Switzerland  

Cast Swiss Light Consulting and Verlinde announce their partnership in Switzerland. Cast Swiss Light Consulting specialises in the distribution of equipment for the theatre, television, conferences and professional events in Switzerland. It offers advice, arranges project studies, sells and installs lifting structures, lighting and control systems. Cast is the exclusive distributor for some fifteen brands […]

31/03/2020 - 20:15 pm

COVID-19 effects on Kito Group business

As the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its effects spread globally, the Kito Group, in all its offices and plants worldwide, is doing its best to prevent the spread of infection under the guidelines of the respective local governments, putting top priority on the health and safety of customers, business partners, employees and their families. […]

31/03/2020 - 12:49 pm

Konecranes starts temporary layoff talks

Konecranes is to start temporary layoff talks in Finland due to impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Given the business disruption caused by the spread of COVID-19, Konecranes today has invited Finnish works council representatives to negotiations regarding temporary layoffs which would cover all of Konecranes’ Finnish operations, some 2000 employees in total. Due to […]

30/03/2020 - 21:28 pm

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May 2020

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