This Weeks's Feature
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
The materials handling sector within Australia is a small but crucial part of its wider logistics industry, which, as a whole, contributes around $131.6 billion to the economy and employs ... [Read the full report]
|Readers outside Australia don’t generally get to hear much about materials handling on the island continent. That’s because Australian subscribers get a localised version and the articles they read aren’t part of the main newsletter (for now).
So, there will be some surprises in this week’s special report on the Australian market, a report prompted by CeMAT’s decision to extend its exhibition series to the land Down Under.
Ahead of that show, we read about the state of the market and the stories behind some of the leading players.
I’m sure you’ll find it interesting if you’re an outsider and extremely valuable if you do business in the region.
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Although a rare March snow storm that swept through Chicago on the first day of ProMat 2015 delayed the arrival of many attendees, by Tuesday, the second day of the ... [more]
On the penultimate night of ProMat 2015, the Materials Handling Institute (MHI) gave itself a birthday party. It was fitting that the party took place amid the industry’s major annual ... [more]
Tailift has appointed Ambassador as its exclusive UK importer that will distribute the Taiwanese brand forklifts via its own dealer network.
Tailift sales and marketing director Louis Sun says ... [more]
Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal will invest EUR80 million (USD87 million) in its rental fleet this year. This is double the company’s 2014 capital expenditure budget. ... [more]
Chinese equipment maker Detank has opened its UK headquarters in Coventry.
Established four years ago on the banks of the Yangtze River, Detank manufactures forklifts and heavy-duty earthmoving equipment. ... [more]
Thermoil Inc has appointed IPS as the exclusive UK distributor for its Battery De-Mister and Battery De-Sulfater products.
Terry Fellner, president of Thermoil Inc, says: “IPS has a ... [more]
Lord Digby Jones a VIP at awards event
- London, United KingdomKonecranes wins society award
- Hyvinkää, FinlandUKWA Multimodal Challenge
- London, United Kingdom [more]
Doosan introduces larger forklifts
- Northampton, United KingdomNexen grows portfolio with new models
- Lowestoft, United KingdomHoist introduces new model
- Bedford Park, IL, United States [more]
The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) joined with 15 other European industry associations to form INGRESS, the Industry Group on European Standardisation Strategy on March 24.
According to FEM ... [more]
Registration for the IFWLA (International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association) Annual Convention to be held in Liverpool, UK on June 1 to 4 is now open.
This will be ... [more]
Americold Logistics of Lynden, Washington was the big winner in the third annual Columbia Forklift Challenge held on 11 March during the biennial Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference ... [more]
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Mobicon Systems introduces the latest in their ECO range, the Top Frame Two High
. Supplied with a top spreader, this model provides extreme space efficiency with its ability to stack containers one over one or two high.
is a dedicated industrial tyre service, providing fast, efficient tyre pressing and replacement needs for the forklift industry
. The companies use of the latest technical innovations that makes SolidPlus stand out from its competitors. [more]
TVH Australia's staff has decades of experience in Forklift parts
and combined with an extensive stock holding
to suit the Australian market, we are the leading aftermarket parts company servicing this ever changing industry. [more]
is produced by Australian Paper and has a reputation for quality and dependability, just like Linde
, the company whose material handling equipment the paper manufacturer has now adopted
MaxTruck, the unique omni-directional forklift from Sweden
is equipped with the patented Max Wheel, saves work space and driving distance. This efficient and ergonomic forklift is ready for the global market and we are looking for dealer and distributors
launches a number of exciting new products onto the market including diesel forklifts KB30D
and KB35D, electric forklift truck KBE20
, and “City Mover” 1.5 ton electric pallet truck
Unsafe speeds indoors? Too slow outdoors? Too fast around machinery? Too slow between buildings? Unsafe at high speeds when forklift is loaded? Keytroller has speed saving solutions! [more]
Since its launch 2012, Manitou's MI range has been hugely successful
due to a number of key factors including: strong, basic and reliable design, ease of maintenance and safe operation, excellent value for money and after sales service. [more]
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 H22
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