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The world economy will continue to grow at a modest pace, with a gradual improvement projected for the second half of 2015 and 2016, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid- year report launched this week.
One of the interesting predictions in the report is the notion that slow growth has become the "new normal".  The broad-based weakness in investment worldwide not only holds back current growth, but also reduces potential growth in the future, the economists say.
But slow growth is better than no growth, and if it’s sustainable, then at least we can all plan accordingly.
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CorpAcq buys United Forktrucks

UNITED KINGDOM Investment group CorpAcq has bought United Forktrucks which has eight depots across the Midlands and southern England. United Forktrucks is a GBP6.5 million (USD10.1 million) turnover business which was ... [more]

Rental set for record

UNITED STATES The equipment rental industry stands poised to set an industry record for revenues in 2015, according to the latest updated industry forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA). The ... [more]

JCB assists after Nepal quake

NEPAL British equipment giant JCB has stepped up its support for earthquake-stricken Nepal with the dispatch of more machines to help the country with its clear-up operations. JCB provided equipment ... [more]
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AUSA eyes double-digit growth

SPAIN Spanish rough-terrain forklift manufacturer AUSA is aiming for double-digit growth in 2015, after lifting turnover by 5% last year “despite the unfavourable economic and geopolitical world situation”. The company ... [more]

Movers & Shakers

Nexen, Cargotec, JCB [more]

Kollam gets first reach stackers

INDIA Kerala ports minister K. Babu has commissioned two container reach stackers at the Kollam port. The reach stackers, capable of handling 40 ft. containers, were purchased at a cost of ... [more]

Yale honours dealers

UNITED STATES Yale Materials Handling Corporation has recognised 16 of its retailers in its Dealer of Excellence award. The award honours Yale dealers who “have exhibited focused leadership  and ... [more]

Product News

Hyster enhances reach stacker - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
UniCarriers offers Platinum models - Marengo, IL, USA
Chevin adds cross-border fleet KPIs - Derbyshire, UK [more]

FLTA warns about ‘fair wear’

UNITED KINGDOM The UK Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has warned that widespread confusion over the ‘fair wear and tear’ of forklifts is putting companies renting trucks at risk of large and ... [more]

Driver killed as forklift flies

UNITED STATES A driver was killed and seven others injured when a forklift became airborne and crashed into cars on a California freeway. Investigators are still trying to work out why ... [more]
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Carl Smith: MHE industry at a crossroads

After more than three decades as a passionate observer of and key player in Australia’s materials handling equipment industry, Carl Smith has observed some troubling trends emerging. He thinks the industry has reached a crossroads and risks permanent reputational damage. [more]

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Cascade Raises Awareness About Forklift Safety

Cascade recognizes National Forklift Safety Day and the importance of safe operating practices by highlighting two existing programs that demonstrate the company’s commitment to workplace safety. [more]
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PosiCharge Battery Rx – Extending The Life of Your Batteries

Battery Rx will help you maintain the health of your forklift batteries, thereby, extending their life and saving you money.  This article describes the basics of battery health and how Battery Rx can help optimize your operations. [more]

Panacea Debuts Blue Forklift Safety Light for Substantially Less

Panacea Aftermarket Co, a leader in forklift parts and accessories, has announced the debut of the new B.O.S.S. blue forklift safety light available at industry-best prices and includes a lifetime warranty. [more]
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HANGCHA continues to build good reputation at CeMAT Australia

HANGCHA participated in the first CeMAT Australia 2015 on 5th-7th May. HANGCHA showed the popular XF series internal combustion forklifts, three-pivot electric trucks, mini-pallet trucks with maintenance-free battery and the premium range pallet trucks [more]

Bolzoni Group announces launch of Bolzoni Mobile App

Lift truck attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Group is glad to announce the May 27th launch of its new Bolzoni Mobile App. The Bolzoni Mobile App is a powerful and practical tool helping users to find the right fork lift truck attachment. [more]

Maximise safety with Rico Manufacturing's Explosion Proof rentals

Rico offers New Trucks, Rental and Certified-Used Explosion Proof equipment including sit down counterbalance, walk behind pallet truck and walk behind reach truck.
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Africa’s unrivalled platform for port operators and authorities

Africa Ports and Harbours Show now enters its 11th successful year. What started as a small conference with a handful of exhibition stands now takes up 3500 square metres and attracts thousands of visitors.
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Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns

Over the past few years, fuel cell-powered electric forklifts have made significant inroads into materials handling facilities because of the compelling benefits they offer. Discover how the right fuel cell and hydrogen solutions result in an attractive return on investment.
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AGVs, side loaders and more... put your best ideas forward

Forkliftaction News is currently in planning for the 2016 Special Features. In these special reports, we delve into the issues and topics at the forefront of the industry.

Considering for 2016:
Automated & Robotic Forklifts,
Side Loading Forklifts,
Lean Warehousing,
Forklift Attachments

The continued quality of Forkliftaction News reports is a result of the valuable insights we glean from our expert contributors, who in turn gain from this exposure.

Put your interest forward in any of these topics.
Got another great idea for a feature topic? Tell us! Send us an email
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Don’t miss our June feature on ‘Forklift Build 101’
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