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When the going gets tough, people rent equipment. That seems to be the reasoning behind the continued growth of the equipment rental industry, flagged again by the ranking of the US Rental Show among the biggest events in the country.
We continue to hear about the strength of the rental market on all continents – primarily because many end-users are reluctant to expand capital expenditure and are more likely to shift assets to operating expenditure. It also helps to get all-in-one solutions, with the equipment and maintenance bundled into a single package, with a predictable price tag.
So, long live rental ...

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Riwal and Prangl sign agreement

NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform (AWP) and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has signed a five-year framework agreement for long-term rentals with Prangl, a mobile crane and AWP rental firm for Austria and ... [more]

Forkliftcenter partners Konecranes for large order

FINLAND Italian shipping group Grimaldi has partnered with Forkliftcenter and Konecranes on a large order of custom-made heavy-duty forklifts. Konecranes will supply six 12 T capacity and 12 42 T ... [more]

Hirer invests in massive Loadall fleet

UNITED KINGDOM UK plant and equipment hire firm Nixon Hire has ordered over 150 JCB Loadall telehandlers worth almost GBP9 million (USD13.3 million). The telehandlers have lift heights ranging from ... [more]

Rental Show among largest

UNITED STATES The Rental Show has made the list of the largest trade shows held in the United States last year. Held in Orlando, the show had more than 675 exhibitors, and ... [more]

Automation on the rise

UNITED STATES More than half of US manufacturers are implementing automation in materials handling, according to a new survey from business advisory firm PwC. The latest PwC Manufacturing Barometer found that ... [more]

Movers & Shakers

Daifuku North America Holding Company, Seegrid Corporation [more]


TMHE ranked in top 2%, wins Red Dot - Brussels, Belgium
Doosan expands in Finland - Tampere, Finland
STILL honoured for automation - Coventry, United Kingdom [more]

Safety dominates Summit

UNITED STATES Safety featured strongly on the agenda of the recent International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Summit  held in Washington, DC. Keynote speaker Jordan Barab, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of ... [more]

Bristol Forklifts named UK's best

UNITED KINGDOM Mitsubishi dealer Bristol Forklifts recently garnered the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) ‘s Customer Focus Award for its commitment to delivering excellent sales, service and customer support. At an ... [more]

CeMAT 2016 will focus on digital tech

GERMANY Visitors to CeMAT 2016 will be able to experience diverse IT solutions for logistical challenges as the show adopts a greater focus on information technology. “The trend to Industry ... [more]

Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed – next week!

How are ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES shaping materials handling today? Read our Forkliftaction News Special Feature on April 23rd for valuable insights from a plethora of leading industry insiders from across the materials handling, battery and energy industries.

Plug Power, Intella Liftparts, Flux Power, Camoplast, Nissan (UniCarriers), Power Batt (Battery Gurus), EnerSys, Systems Sunlight S.A., TVH, Carer, Nuvera Fuel Cells, AeroVironment / PosiCharge, Battery Supplies, Rocla, Douglas Battery, Voltabox.

Don't miss our April 23rd ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES Special Feature. More info? Contact us today.
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ZOWELL launches new Electric Towing Tractor

Zowell is proud to introduce a new 3T, 4T, 4.5T and 5T Electric Towing Tractor with EPS. It is designed for highly intensive stacking, including pallet transport and stacking in warehouses, industry/manufacturing and retail premises. [more]

Beat the cost and inconvenience of scale unreliability with Weigh Point

Costly scale breakdowns, unreliability were factors discouraging a southern Ontario freight handler initially to say no to the forklift truck scale offerings from Weigh Point. Until they found that Weigh Point’s LTFS system could beat all their concerns. [more]

Valtra automates assembly line with Rocla’s automation solution

Valtra, part of Agco Group, a manufacturer of tailor-made tractors has automated its assembly line with an automation solution from Rocla. [more]


Simplicity, reliability and eco-friendly, Manitou's new MI 50G forklift ticks all of the boxes. Come and discover the 5 tons –LPZ powered forklift at Intermat exhibition booth 5b F 015. [more]


GOODSENSE Forklift will bring products to Sydney this May for CeMAT Australia. We invite customers to check our products in person. Please don't forget to stop by and visit our stand at booth G10!

Innovation key to Bolzoni Auramo's success at Promat

Bolzoni Auramo had a strong contingent presence at ProMat and at their Booth #5444 they showcased some of their world renowned products including some new product innovations. [more]
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Nick Welch:Are your forklift operators fully trained?

Nick Welch warns that Basic Operator Training is just the start of operator preparation. [more]
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