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Rumours and speculation: there is always a lot of that going around. Just this week, we "learned" of a major acquisition that was swiftly denied by one of the parties.
The company was very co-operative in dealing with our requests for information - and the staff understood our obligation to follow up on the rumour. Sometimes, people are less accommodating, either ignoring our enquiries or even getting angry about the questions. And other times, they hide the truth, denying something which later is confirmed.
But, hopefully, most players in this industry realise that we're all in this for the long haul, and honesty is the best policy. In some cases, companies have revealed details to us 'off the record' with a request that we hold back until they're ready to officially confirm it, which, of course, we do. It's all part of the give and take of professional relationships.
So, if you hear something that you think we should follow up, please let us know.

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Big events loom on the calendar

The materials handling industry is set for a busy schedule of exhibitions and conferences. Stuttgart will again host LogiMAT from March 14-16, which this year is being held against ... [more]

Bobcat launches new telehandlers

BELGIUM Bobcat has launched a new range of rigid frame telehandlers. Manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontchâteau in France, Bobcat now offers a choice of 11 new telehandler models for the ... [more]

LiuGong produces giant stacker

CHINA LiuGong’s new CLG2450 45 T reachstacker rolled off the production line this month at LiuGong International Industry Park in Liuzhou in Guangxi province. As LiuGong’s first large-scale machine ... [more]

Seegrid doubles orders in 2016

UNITED STATES Seegrid has announced the completion of a successful 2016, in which it doubled orders based on increased demand from both existing and new customers. Seegrid ended the year with more ... [more]

Equipco’s Swanson remembered

UNITED STATES Colleagues, friends and industry leaders have extended condolences to the family of Carl Swanson, who passed away in late December. Carl was the owner of Equipco and was an ... [more]

Volvo chooses KION

UNITED STATES KION North America has announced an agreement with Volvo Car US Operations to provide materials handling equipment for the automotive manufacturer’s first American factory located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. ... [more]

Donnelly retires from Gregory Poole

UNITED STATES Richard Donnelly is retiring from Gregory Poole Equipment Company on January 31, 2017. Donnelly joined Gregory Poole in 1978 as a marketing consultant in the forest products division. ... [more]

Crown equips Live to Play Sports

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest materials handling companies, has helped Live to Play Sports, Canada’s largest and most experienced distributor of premium bicycles, parts and accessories, to make ... [more]

IFOY finalists announced

GERMANY Finalists have been named for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2017. Eleven trucks from Crown, Jungheinrich, kickTrike, SSI Schäfer, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers have been nominated ... [more]

Japan Airlines wins forklift competition

HONG KONG The 2017 Hactl (Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited) International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has been won by Japan Airlines, which achieved top place in both forklift driving and ... [more]

Movers & shakers

Alta Equipment Company, Barou Equipements [more]

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Miretti Americas: A world of material handling ex opportunities

Miretti is a market leader in the explosion protection of material handling, oilfield and coal mining equipment used in potentially explosive environments. Miretti offers both explosion proof equipment conversions and new EX trucks. [more]

Keep your people safe around moving equipment

When vehicles and pedestrians work near each other, the chance of an accident exists due to inattention, non-compliance with safety procedures and blind spots around vehicles. These accidents hurt your staff and their families and hurt your business.

Hoist’s Smart Screen Technology pairs well with new updates

Updated FR Controls with New Touchscreen Display. [more]

Warehouses see AGV automated guided vehicle population explosion

Warehouses with 30,000 to 50,000 pallets can benefit from AGVs. The cost implications depend on the tasks to be automated, as well as scale. Two-shift operations will see full ROI ... [more]

A successful first year for the Used Trade Facility from Toyota

Toyota Material Handling opened their Used Trade Facility (UTF), a unit that is specialised in marketing of USED Toyota and BT material handling equipment in and outside of Europe. [more]

Forklift safety attachment specialist looks to establish global distributor network

Sumo Industrial & Allied Products Marketing Ltd is looking to appoint distributors and agents worldwide as it seeks to drive further sales growth for its Sumo Glove brand of forklift truck attachments. [more]

Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN: Wireless Hour - Alarm Meter

Solving the issue of how to monitor and track the usage and alarm conditions of equipment, Keytroller, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH LAN – a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-install wireless hour and alarm meter. [more]

Don’t miss our summary of 2016

There was plenty of activity in the materials handling market in 2016 and Forkliftaction News tried to capture the events in 50 news editions.
To make sure that you have not missed anything, or to look back and steer your vision forward, read our “A-B-C of materials handling in 2016”, a comprehensive summary of the past year in materials handling.

Forkliftaction News will remain at the forefront during 2017 to report to you the fresh challenges, new developments, wins and losses in this industry.
And, as always, we rely on our large community of experts for their tips, encouragement and their unwavering passion for materials handling.
Keep in touch!

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