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An American editor once said unnamed sources often say more than they know, and journalists quoting them report more than they hear.
There’s a case in point this week, as readers who have been following our Discussion Forums would know. A while ago, rumours emerged about something that we are only able to officially report this week: Doosan has acquired UK dealer Rushlift.
Unfortunately, as journalists, we have to abide by certain requirements which are not imposed on forum posters. We can’t simply report rumour. We have to verify and corroborate. And that means sticking to the “official” timetable – the schedule worked out by those intimately involved.
So, don’t be surprised if our unnamed sources on the forum beat us to the punch again. At least that avenue means that you’re getting the best of both worlds – unconfirmed reports AND the official version (when it’s released).
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DIV UK buys Rushlift

UNITED KINGDOM Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK (DIV UK) has bought UK forklift dealer Rushlift Ltd in a “multi-million pound equity deal”. Rushlift Ltd, which has six depots in Great Britain, will ... [more]

Jury verdict favours Clark

UNITED STATES An eight-person federal jury ruled in favour of  Clark Material Handling Co in the amount of USD3,040,090 on 27 February. Clark sued Toyota Material Handling USA Inc (TMHU) ... [more]

SANY Germany becomes SANY Europe

GERMANY SANY Germany is now known as SANY Europe to better reflect the scope of the company’s operations. SANY Europe, which operates in 13 European countries, currently has 17 European ... [more]

Komatsu chooses Mile High for Colorado

UNITED STATES Mile High Forklift Inc. in Denver has added Komatsu Forklift as one of the brands it offers to customers throughout the state of Colorado. Although it already sells and services ... [more]


Cold chain logistics a hot topic - Shanghai, China
Seminars attract IPAF instructors - Crooklands, United Kingdom
Trials for lithium-ion forklift batteries - Mississauga, ON, Canada
GPA adds to ERTG fleet - Savannah, GA, United States
Toyota, Clark and Jungheinrich among final nominees - Munich, Germany [more]

Wise Forklift gets deposit back

UNITED STATES Wise Forklift Inc has succeeded in getting back a deposit from Omega Lift Distributors Inc of Bolton, Ontario, Canada. A 10 December news report about a resolution was premature. ... [more]

UK forklift industry network at inaugural event

UNITED KINGDOM Over 80 companies were represented at workplace transport training accrediting body RTITB’s inaugural partner conference, held recently at the Birmingham Crowne Plaza in the UK. The companies from the ... [more]

Product News

Snorkel launches new product line - New Orleans, LA, United States
New compact telehandler at Paris show - Waterloo, Belgium [more]

North West prepares for rodeos

UNITED STATES Plans are under way for two forklift rodeos this year in the Northwestern region of the United States. The Columbia Forklift Challenge will take place on 11 March at ... [more]


Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed – 7 weeks from now

For a valuable, one-off opportunity to stand out as a leader in the ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES sector, contribute your knowledge and insights to our April 23 feature, where we will lift the lid on how ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES are shaping modern materials handling.

what's your interest?

Our journalists are still refining the focus for the feature, if you are quick they will be happy to consider your particular interest, whether it be batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen energy, engines, power management, chargers, gas bottles, emission filters, gas detection, flame proofing, renewable energy, green, solar, etc.

For more information on this unique opportunity act fast, contact us today.
Catch up on past features here [more]


GNB – The Smart Choice for All Your Motive Power Applications

GNB Industrial Power (ProMAT Booth #2341) is a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of battery and charging systems for motive power applications in industrial and commercial markets. Our primary focus is to make our clients’ fleets run efficiently, cost-effectively and seamlessly.

The Certified Legal for Trade Lift Truck Scale

When Mid-West Freight (MWF) company needed to verify trade loads and waybill weights on random checks, they trusted Weighpoint for a weighing solution. Weigh Point’s Legal for Trade Scale (LTFS) model proved itself with its unique features and benefits. [more]

Delta-Q to launch QuiQTM 1500 Battery Charger at ProMat 2015

Delta-Q Technologies will exhibit at ProMat 2015, where they  will introduce the Delta-Q QuiQTM 1500 Battery Charger for electric burden carriers and utility vehicles, and provide fitment and integration demonstrations for the Delta-Q IC650 Charger in Class 3 lift trucks. [more]

Hangcha to showcase capabilities at upcoming exhibitions

As a one of the leading forklift manufactures, Hangcha Group Co., Ltd. will be using upcoming exhibitions to show off its capabilities. The manufacturer will participate in events in Indonesia, Australia, Algeria and Brazil. [more]

BOLZONI to showcase leading food handling solutions at Expo 2015, Milan

Expo 2015 will join 140 participating countries to promote healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. BOLZONI will be at EXPO between  21-27 September, showcasing their unique range of food handling products.

Huge performance, reduced size

The forklift AUSA 4x4 C 500 H has a capacity of 5.000kg yet is simultaneously extremely compact, agile and easy to use. [more]

Intella Liftparts to exhibit variety of new products at Promat: booth # 4207

It’s all NEW at Intella’s Promat booth #4207 this year:  the newest version of the Bluespot® safety light, new line of backup camera systems, new LED worklight models, new ATIB forklift battery chargers, and the new IL500 supervisor cart.

GOODSENSE to show at ProMat 2015 (booth 5412) & CeMAT Australia (booth H22)

To access the latest materials handling equipment and technologies, and find more opportunity in the world market, GOODSENSE is going to attend two significant exhibitions in March & May.

Promote a culture of safety in your workplace and reduce collisions

The BodyGuard “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]

Manitex Liftking redesigns flagship model with customer input

Manitex Liftking's flagship M Series incorporates vast improvements after extensive customer input. The all-new AG Series has entered production for 2nd quarter delivery to Agricultural customers throughout North America. [more]

Under-inflated tires impact your telehandler’s stability: keep it safe!

Fact: The stability of your telehander can be seriously affected by deflating tires. To combat this problem Comatra offers COMATRA TP2AGRIC, a cost-effective and reliable tire pressure monitoring system.

HAWKER® expands high-frequency modular charger line

HAWKER®’s modular charging revolution continues with the introduction of the LIFEPLUS® MOD3 modular, high-frequency charger line. Visit HAWKER® at Promat, Booth #2327! [more]

Find What’s Next at ProMat® 2015

Attend ProMat 2015 and connect face-to-face with the innovative equipment and system solutions of over 800 of the industry’s leading providers. The event is powered by MHI, the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. [more]

PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face

On March 23 – 26, 2015, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event – ProMat®. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]

TVH is Ready for ProMat 2015

TVH in the Americas (TVH) is excited about the upcoming ProMat 2015! Visit us at booth #612 where we will be featuring products from our CAM Attachments line. Check out TVH’s video for the ProMat Exhibitor Video Contest... [more]

PROMAT 2015: Hoist Liftruck hosts open house

U.S. material handling manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, offers ProMat attendees tour of factory, including an up close look at big truck manufacturing and product demos. [more]

5 Keys to Smarter Forklifts

Thanks to a convergence of modern data collection technologies forklifts are evolving from warehouse workhorses into data collection Divas. [more]

Make equipment inventory accessible through your own website, affordably

Need an easy platform to quickly list your inventory and rental fleet online? The Machinery Street Showroom is a simple tool for creating media-rich equipment listings attached to your website, and it integrates with the Forkliftaction Marketplace! [more]

Want better business practices? Learn at MHEDA's 60th Annual Convention

Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers, and uncover better business practices at the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) 2015 Annual Convention, April 18-22, themed “Culture that Rocks.” Early Bird Registration for MHEDA Members ends February 1. [more]
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Stuart Taylor: It’s not just saving lives – it’s saving money

Stuart Taylor believes safe materials handling is an essential part of cost control – and to prove it, he shows what an everyday accident truly costs. [more]
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