28th May, 2020
When you shop online, do you ever see suggestions like “Customers who purchased this item were also interested in...”? These suggestions are generated by algorithms crunching data from a vast pool of previous customer purchases.
This sort of data utilization is rapidly spreading across many industries and areas of society.
For example, in nursing homes sensors are installed to convert the residents’ activity into data. This is then used... READ MORE
28th May, 2020
Stakeholder capitalism formed the overarching theme of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Interacting with the delegates, I observed just how seriously this philosophy is now being taken.
Global business leaders are recognizing that their company’s relationship with employees needs to change, their commitment to communities needs rethinking, and another important stakeholder - the planet - needs to become a central part ... READ MORE
13th May, 2020
The current economic boom has manufacturers scurrying to keep up with demand. Steere Enterprises, which makes advanced air induction systems for global automakers, runs its factories hard, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its management examines every detail to ensure processes run smoothly and continuously.
While manufacturers typically fine-tune their production lines to reduce costs and eliminate down time, Steere Enterprises even took the forklift... READ MORE
13th May, 2020
From Amazon and eBay to ASOS and Deliveroo - e-commerce has revolutionised our shopping habits. Nowadays, all it takes to get books, clothes, and the latest gadgets delivered directly to our front doors, sometimes even on the same day, is a couple of thumbs and a smartphone.
Given such convenience, it is no surprise online shopping is proving so lucrative. Over the past five years, online sales of non-food items have soared in the UK, rising from 11.6 p... READ MORE
13th May, 2020
What do warships have to do with forklift trucks? For Kero Uusitalo, these two vastly different vehicles have shaped his working life – combining his childhood dreams and an enduring passion for design.
As a boy, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father who was an officer in the Finnish navy.
After leaving school, where he excelled at technical subjects and showed a flair for art and design, Kero spent a year studying to be a commercial s... READ MORE
6th May, 2020
Amazon hit headlines around the world when it delivered its first parcel by drone in 2016.
Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are still more common in warehouses than swarms of robots.
Today drone delivery flights are being tested around the world, training to drop off everything from medicine, to TV streaming sticks, to fast food.
But automated flights to customers’ front doors represent just the final step in a long journey... READ MORE
6th May, 2020
The world is going through a fundamental transformation, which is changing the way we live, work and think. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in dramatic change and giving rise to a future filled with exciting opportunities and new challenges. Together, governments and businesses must find solutions to society’s most pressing needs – from creating a carbon-free economy to tackling population growth and urbanization.
In any period of... READ MORE
6th May, 2020
The world emits a lot of carbon dioxide – about 37 billion tonnes a year. But what if we could capture some of that CO2 before it reaches the atmosphere and do something useful with it instead?
Engineer Florian Möllenbruck has set his sights on making this vision a reality. After being awarded the Werner von Boie Award for 2019 for his research on synthesizing methanol from gas-fired power plants, the Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) e... READ MORE
23rd Apr, 2020
Alongside a wealth of new opportunities, the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new chapter in human history enabled by technology – will be accompanied by challenges, ranging from a growing global population to the impact of climate change.
As the drive to cut carbon emissions accelerates, three fuels will power the planet’s future: renewables, natural gas, and – perhaps most surprisingly – data. Each will be of crucial import... READ MORE
22nd Apr, 2020
Regular site surveys can help prevent accidents, improve productivity, and save money
In such uncertain times, optimising resources is essential - whatever your industry. With storage, handling, and distribution accounting for as much as 90% of a total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends.
By pinpointing everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency, regular site inspections allow you to u... READ MORE
19th Sep, 2019
19th September 2019
Supply Chain Asia Awards 2019
We are glad to share our joyful experience in 2019 Supply Chain Asia Awards; Mitsubishi Forklift was nominated in the “MHE Partners of the Years” and won in that category among three other strong market competitors.
This is the 14th annual awards celebrate the achievements and contributions to the growth and development of the supply chain and logistics industry. Finalists... READ MORE
3rd Dec, 2018
Have you ever noticed how quickly dust starts to build up in your warehouse? Well, beware: that fine layer of dirt is a warning about a much bigger problem – and it’s one your forklift truck is causing.
Dust is unpleasant to work with, and it damages stock – especially in industries where hygiene is important, like food. In others, like paper, dust is made during the process.
But the dust that settles on racking, stock and clothes... READ MORE
3rd Sep, 2018
In any forklift truck, the part that has the biggest impact on safety, performance and running costs, is also the most expensive. It's the operator.
Over the life of your forklift truck, you'll spend more on operators' wages than anything else – and with good reason. If your operation is going to be safe, efficient and productive, the driver is your most important investment.
The first thing any forklift truck should be is a good place to work &nd... READ MORE
1st Jun, 2018
Intensive, short-shuttle forklift tasks offer a great opportunity to improve productivity and cut costs – because a few pennies or seconds saved on each run soon mount up. Here are five quick tips to boost your efficiency…
1. Confidence boosts productivity
In over 20 years of field research, the most important factor in forklift productivity has always been the operators' confidence that the truck will behave as they expect. That abi... READ MORE
1st Mar, 2018
Follow our simple ways to stay on top of truck maintenance... You'll reduce the impact breakdowns have on productivity and keep long-term costs down.
Machinery has a habit of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Nothing goes on for ever - so how can you minimize the inconvenience caused when your forklift truck decides to take an unscheduled break?
To make matters worse, it's almost certain to break down when you're right in the middle of a rush... READ MORE