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As you’ll see in our report on the forklift of the year awards, has been invited to join the judging panel of these prestigious awards and editor Allan Leibowitz will represent us in the voting.
Allan is no stranger to judging panels, having helped select the small business of the year and business woman of the year in Australia, as well as serving in specialist panels for awards in business travel, procurement, automotive products and musical instruments.
He admits part of the appeal of this selection was the lure of travel to Germany for the judging – until he found out that IFOY organisers will only cover his bus ticket from the airport!
Oh well, better luck next time.

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Walkie competition heats up

UNITED STATES It’s been a big month for walkies, with new offerings from at least three manufacturers. The Raymond Corporation has introduced the new AC electric Raymond Model 6210 walkie straddle ... [more]

Toyota expands Indiana factory

UNITED STATES Toyota plans to spend USD16 million to renovate and expand the Indiana factory where it builds three- and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment. Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. senior ... [more]

Wacker Neuson continues on growth path

GERMANY European equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group has again reported record revenue and earnings for the first half of 2015 despite challenging regional market conditions. The group’s brands ... [more]


UNITED STATES KION North America Corporation has appointed CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions to its dealer network, effective immediately.    Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, CE-DFW has been providing a wide range of warehouse ... [more]

VIG deploys hybrid shuttle carriers

UNITED STATES Kalmar has delivered the three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia. Cargo volumes ... [more]

Movers & Shakers

TVH in the Americas, Riwal, DK Fulfilment [more]

Hiab scores Tata order

FINLAND Hiab has received a significant order for over 1,200 loader cranes from Tata Motors, the largest Indian automobile company. The deliveries will start in late 2015, with the contract due ... [more]

AGVs help cork plant

BELGIUM Belgian cork maker Delmenhorster Kork-Fabrik Arthur Linck GmbH (DKF) has chosen an automated guided vehicle (AGV) system for its plant. The factory produces up to 5,000 crown corks per ... [more]


Raymond supports food bank - Orange County, CA, United States
TVH opens clinic - Olathe, KS, Unites States [more]

New categories for IFOY awards

GERMANY Organisers of the International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) Awards have added three new categories for the 2016 contest. In addition to the two traditional forklift categories (counterbalance up ... [more]


Toyota's Used Trading Facility offers USED dealers a new buying opportunity

Toyota Material Handling Europe is paving the way towards a new buying opportunity for professional USED dealers from all over the world.

With its Used Trading Facility based close to one of the biggest ports in Europe – in Antwerp, Belgium - TMHE offers dealers a one-stop-shopping experience for used trucks coming from their European network.

“With the UTF we enable dealers to choose from a selected range of used trucks coming from Europe, which they are able to purchase directly from Toyota”, says Chresten-Udo Gneiting, Senior Manager, Used Truck Solutions.

For more information visit: [more]


Innovative handling technology helps furniture stores streamline costs

Some of America’s top furniture retailers have realized substantial operational cost reduction through a simple material handling innovation and others are sure to follow - KOOI-REACHFORKS® from MSE-Forks, Inc. [more]

Forklift training reminder

Flexi Narrow Aisle reminds users that it is important to ensure that all forklift operators are provided with high quality FLT driver training. Any training courses undertaken should be listed on the Accrediting Bodies Association’s (ABA) operator training register. [more]

Introducing the Key-Roller self balancing, electric powered, personal transporter

In its continuing purpose of providing products that improve the safety and productivity of plant and warehouse operations, Keytroller is now marketing its new KEY-ROLLER----Industrial Personal Transporter. See it in action in the Key-Roller video!

Hyster widens application focus

Organisational changes for forklift brand Hyster are set to enhance individual value for forklift users in all industry sectors. [more]

No fuss, reliable weighing - trust Weigh Point's WP92022 load checker

A true signal reading with just a button push.  No raising and lowering fork routine.  No waiting for the display countdown – Weigh Point's WP92022 load checker ticks all the boxes. Simply raise load and push the button! [more]

Promote a safer workplace with leading proximity detection solution

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]

UN’s man-down VNA supplied to Cameroon

UN has received an order for their Man-down VNA (very narrow aisle) from Cameroon in Africa. UN is the first VNA manufacturer and the first to introduce international technologies for VNA. [more]

Unit Load Handling delivers heavy duty retro-fit pipe hold-down clamps

Long loads of round stock on forklifts can be an unstable, potentially dangerous load. ULH’s robust pipe clamps can be incorporated, without welding or cutting, directly into the existing forklift fork carriage for a safe handling solution. [more]

ICHCA seminar to explore implementation of new IMO container weight rules

ICHCA International will hold a 1-day seminar on ‘Container Weight Verification: Regulation to Implementation’ in London, September 11, to discuss how the new IMO container weight rules can be implemented and enforced with minimum disruption to container logistics chains. [more]

Help keep safety at the forefront of the industry

Don’t miss your last opportunity to contribute to a Forkliftaction Feature for 2015.

Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our Feature 'Safety Plans', scheduled for November.

Safety policies on the work floor, forklift operator training programs, safety products, insurance options. Share your experiences/knowledge with the rest of the industry. Got another angle or interest on Safety, let us know!

Join industry leaders and establish your company as an active participant in the push towards creating a lasting culture of safety in our workplaces.

To become a Forkliftaction feature contributor or for more info: send an email.
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