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Forklift safety – managing risk

Melissa Barnett looks at rising awareness of the need for forklift safety and some of the latest innovations. [Read the full report]
Experts are already speculating about the economic effects of last week’s Paris terror attacks, and the indications are that there will be some downside.
On the one hand, the attacks have impacted on business sentiment, dampening spirits that are already muted in some markets.
A bigger effect in Europe, however, is expected in the form of fiscal lag, led by increased government spending on defence and security – an almost certain consequence.
While we express our sympathy for those affected in the attacks, we should not let ISIS succeed in damaging the economy as well as shattering the peace, and businesses around the world should pull together to overcome any negative sentiment.
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New name and logo for NACCO Materials Handling Group

UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned operating subsidiary which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of forklifts and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily ... [more]

TVH buys France Hayon

BELGIUM Belgium’s TVH Group has continued its acquisition drive, with the purchase of France Hayon Développement (FHD) and three of its branches: France Hayon Service (FHS), France Hayon Assistance (FHA) and ... [more]

Baoli heads to 50 US dealers

UNITED STATES KION’s economy Baoli line is making its way into US dealerships, with more than 50 KION North America dealers eligible to carry the brand, according to Jonathan Chen, KION vice ... [more]

New handler from Pettibone

UNITED STATES Michigan-based Pettibone has updated its telescopic handler range with the launch of the Extendo 944B. The Extendo 944B is powered by a 117 hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 ... [more]

Hyster launches new pallet truck

UNITED KINGDOM Hyster has launched a new tough rider pallet truck that allows the operator to adapt driving positions while cross docking. The new Hyster RP2.0-2.5N series has been designed ... [more]

Hyundai launches new diesel range

BELGIUM Hyundai has launched a newly designed range of high-performance diesel counterbalance trucks ranging in lift capacity from 2.2 to 3.3 T.  The new 9-series forklift range provide optimal safety, ... [more]

Automation dominates Logistica 2015

NETHERLANDS Last week’s Logistica 2015 trade show is being described as a success, even though trade visitor numbers were down on 2012 levels. Over four days, the event attracted 19,167 ... [more]


Manitou on show at Solutrans - Lyon, France
FLTA names awards host - Newbury, United Kingdom
MHI launches campaign - Charlotte, NC, United States [more]

MSI expands to new location

UNITED STATES MSI-Forks is developing a new site in Rock Hill, South Carolina. MSI, a subsidiary of a United Kingdom-based company that also has a manufacturing facility in Brazil, has had ... [more]


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How to achieve & maintain MHE training compliance for a lot less

For companies that know they should be doing it but are not. ACTONLINE can put you back in control. ACTONLINE help you achieve more than compliance. It work’s to improve operator morale, safety efficiency + productivity.

Put safety first with SICK's active BAS collision awareness system

The BAS from SICK is a backup awareness system for forklift trucks with integrated sensor intelligence, which is ideal for distribution centers and manufacturing sites.  Avoiding collisions in a facility is both safe and productive. [more]

Reduce accidents and prevent injury with comprehensive safety solution

How to tackle forklift unsafe practices and reduce accidents: SIS MINI anticollision: automatic slowing down and blocking; SIS EASY Maneuvering assistant: visual /buzzer;  CYGUARD warning system for pedestrians; CYVIEW camera /monitor; CYLED warning [more]

Is your forward-reaching log or pipe handling truck costing you?

If your application is in forestry, construction, or oil and gas, controlling costs isn't a good idea, it's a necessity. The Cary-Lift 154, the most efficient rugged terrain lift truck in its class, puts your bottom line back into your operations. [more]

Complete solution to guarantee absolutely flat warehouse floors

FloorShaver by Alphaplan utilizes the most advanced grinding technology in the world to produce the world's flattest floors. [more]

REAL FMX - Lifting the Warehousing, Logistics and Retail Industry

Real FMX is a total forklift management and engine protection system, operating via GSM networks to provide the flexibility of information-on-the-go anywhere in the world. [more]

Take your safety initiative to the next level

Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations and increased insurance premiums. BodyGuard® i-Tag system uses the latest technology to significantly reduce the risk of collision between moving vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace. [more]

Avoid Forklift Accidents with Essential Safety Products from TVH

TVH believes that safety is important everywhere forklifts are used. From warning lights to back up alarms and everything in-between, TVH has you covered with our wide range of products to keep you, your forklift and your workforce safe. [more]

Avoid collisions in busy intersections with AISLETROLLER

With AISLETROLLER, pedestrians and forklifts can "see" if there is another vehicle or pedestrian approaching at busy intersecting aisles. The device is NOT magnetic and NOT infrared---the radar module detect movement regardless if it is man or machine. [more]

Baoli extends its portfolio of warehouse equipment

Baoli Material Handling Europe extends its portfolio of warehouse equipment for the European market by introducing a wide range of electric pallet trucks and stackers, which provide the right solution for all applications. [more]

When Being Attractive Matters Most

Cascade is proud to announce that their Magnetic Layer Picker has been selected as a finalist for a coveted Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year award. [more]

HECHA has success at Canton Fair

HECHA attended the 118th Canton Fair in October and successfully exhibited its featured products. In order to expand its overseas markets, HECHA took advantage of the biannual event to show its solid product performance and technical advantages.


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