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Today is National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the United States, a day to reflect on the benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology.
October 8th was chosen because of the atomic weight of Hydrogen, 1.008.
The day is important for the forklift sector because battery-powered equipment is commonplace – and because so many users are interested in alternative power sources.
There is more information on today’s significance here and we salute the solid research and development currently under way, not just in the US, but globally.

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Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Liebherr delivers first LHM 800

GERMANY Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered the first flagship mobile harbour crane LHM 800 in heavy lift configuration to multipurpose sea cargo complex Bronka. Located on the southern shore ... [more]

Modern switches brands

UNITED STATES The Modern Group, a leading US distributor of materials handling, construction and power generation products, has ended a long relationship with Hyster and realigned its materials handling business with five ... [more]

Raymond unveils new expansion

UNITED STATES The Raymond Corporation has unveiled a 47,000 sqft. (4,400 sqm) addition to its facility and the reconfiguration of manufacturing space. The creation of the Raymond Operations Center brought the ... [more]

Kalmar upgrades cranes in Valencia

SPAIN Kalmar has won a large contract to heighten and extend the handling capabilities of eight ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at MSC Terminal VLC in Valencia, Spain. The order is the ... [more]

Crown opens new location in North Carolina

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new Crown Lift Trucks facility to support customers in North Carolina’s Raleigh and Durham areas.    The facility at 3070 ... [more]

Fuel cells celebrated

UNITED STATES October 8 has been designated as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to raise broader awareness of the benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells generate ... [more]

Toyota launches forklift tyre service

UNITED KINGDOM Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a forklift tyre service to replace customers’ tyres. Toyota Material Handling UK says its 'one-stop shop' for all forklift tyre replacement applies to ... [more]

Hybrid works for Contargo

GERMANY The world’s first hybrid reachstacker has found another fan in the Rhenus Group, a leading global logistics service company based in Germany and operating out of 460 locations worldwide. ... [more]

Connell opens new site in Springfield

UNITED STATES Materials handling specialist Connell Company has opened a new location in Springfield, Missouri.   Since 1929, Connell Company has been a valued and trusted supplier of forklift trucks ... [more]

MHI student winners named

UNITED STATES The College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) has announced the winners of the 2014/15 Student Design Competition. The competition, sponsored by CICMHE, is an annual student event ... [more]

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SPI, a new revolutionary stand-alone system made by MSE-Forks®

The stand-alone Stationary “Push/Pull”, provides an efficient, cost effective means of transferring unit loads from one load carrier to another. It’s especially useful for keeping wooden pallets outside of cleanroom areas in order to comply with hygiene regulations.

Executive of the year joins Baseplan Software

Baseplan Software Group, the one true end-to-end software solution, is delighted to announce today that Andrew Ferry has been named President and Global CEO and appointed Andrew Satterley CEO, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. [more]

Praguna's Forklift Operator of the Year 2015 off to an electric start

Praguna’s Forklift Operator of the Year 2015 got off to an electric start at Rhenus Logistics, Chennai on 29th September. A total 42 Forklift Operators from 16 Organizations competed in this heat for two coveted spots in the finals. [more]

Saudi Transtec highlights major investment opportunities

SAUDI TRANSTEC is the region’s most comprehensive event for transportation, materials handling, warehousing and logistics, and is now in its 6th successful year. Saudi Transtec highlights major investment opportunities - be part of Saudi Arabias’s growth! [more]

Finalists decided in World Forklift League sudden death elimination

World Forklift League, a unique, televised reality sports programme continues to heat up with the continuation of eliminations. Tonight we find out which two drivers will proceed to the grand final. [more]

'Cross-border, Subversion, Integration and Future' theme set for CILF 2015

With expected 1,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries and 93,000 visits from more than 70 states and regions, the CILF is a practical platform for worldwide industrial players and buyers to network face-2-face, and share the latest trends. [more]
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