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CLARK Material Handling Co. names J. Michael Binnie as COO/CAO for North America operations
Binnie will oversee daily operations at CLARK, working closely with the CLARK dealer network, facilitating the continued innovation of the company, as well as working closely with the CLARK management team to build on the success of the company.

Equipment leasing survey: April new business volume down 8% year-over-year
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s monthly survey also sees decline in new business volume versus March

OTTO Motors unveils North American certified dealer network
Autonomous mobile robot (AMR) provider partners with leading material handling equipment organizations, with the program introducing over 215 regional offices and 2,000 technicians to the rapidly-growing AMR industry.

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Marginal decline in forklift truck sales in 2022 following historic 2021
Second highest truck sales ever for Industrial Truck Association (ITA) members, after 2021. Both years were more than 100,000 units stronger than previous years in terms of forklift unit volume.

Lift truck computing: Practicality reigns supreme
New operating systems and form factors aside, forklift computing gear needs to match conditions and save time for operators.

Hyundai Material Handling adds Evolution Forklift to its growing list of North American dealers
HMH adds Evolution Forklift LLC as its authorized dealer for western and central Connecticut and the greater Boston, area. Today, the Hyundai dealer network includes some 52 dealers with more than 160 locations across North America and continues to grow.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems officially joins The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
Now known as Yokohama TWS, the company is known for its off-road tires, including for lift trucks and materials handling vehicles

Equipment leasing activity index for March down slightly, year over year
The Equipment Leasing Finance Association’s survey shows March new business volume down 2% year over year, but up 32% month to month

Concentric acquires Hawaii-based Industrial Battery Solutions
Part of OnPoint Group, Concentric is a growing national provider of DC power management for materials handling and critical power industries.

ProMat 2023 – The Chinese are coming
At this year's ProMat, Modern met with three of the more than two dozen Chinese solution providers in Chicago to learn what they’re bringing to the U.S. market

Where is fleet management headed?
Telematics and fleet software has long been used for sensor and CAN-bus data, but a new era of AI-driven analytics is approaching.

Hyster recognizes high-performing Dealer of Distinction recipients for 2022
To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria which are assessed and modified annually to ensure they align with evolving customer expectations and heightened industry demands.

FMH Material Handling Solutions appoints Randy Reece as new president
Headquartered in Denver, forklift dealer FMH has a large geographic region that includes Colorado, New Mexico, and West Texas.

Toyota Material Handling honors top forklift dealers with President’s Award
The prestigious award from Toyota Material Handlin recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, finance, customer satisfaction and overall operations.

Combilift donates its 75,000th truck to charity
As part of Combilift’s (Booth N6936) celebrations for its 25th anniversary, the Irish materials handling specialist announced that it is donating its 75,000th truck - an Aisle Master articulated forklift - to Convoy of Hope, a non-profit humanitarian and disaster relief organization.

Big Joe unveils user-directed AMR
This week, Big Joe (Booth N6727) revealed its Pallet Mover, a user-directed autonomous mobile robot (AMR).

UniCarriers and Rocla reveal 5 forklifts
During a joint press conference on Wednesday, UniCarriers (Booth S1231a) and Rocla (Booth S1231b) unveiled five new forklifts

The Raymond Corporation showcases integrated intralogistics solutions
The Raymond Corporation (Booths S1903 and S1703) continues to showcase its century-long history of innovation and will highlight the latest in intralogistics, automation and material handling solutions at ProMat 2023

Kivnon introduces automated forklift pallet stacker
Kivnon (Booth N7154) introduced a new Forklift Pallet Stacker that automatically transports stack pallets, handling loads of up to 2,645 pounds.

May 2023 Modern Materials Handling

An iconic American brand is partnering with DHL Supply Chain to build out a network to meet soaring demand. It’s also turning to flexible automation to optimize operations.

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