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All eyes are still on Europe as the OECD reports that the global economy is gradually gaining momentum. The latest OECD economic outlook warns that the recovery is fragile, extremely uneven across different regions and could be derailed by the crisis in the euro area. The agency tips a 2.2% growth rate in 2013, but fears that the crisis in Europe remains the single biggest downside risk facing the global outlook. This, of course, has significant implications for the forklift industry, especially for those manufacturers based in or servicing Europe.
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|Modified forklift cements improvements Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia Concrete products manufacturer Maddington Concrete Products has commissioned a specially modified Toyota forklift to handle sections of concrete pipe at its plant in Perth.
The new forklift is fitted... [more]
|Multi-user distribution centre delivers efficiencies in NZ Australasia News|
Auckland The economies of scale offered by a multi-user distribution centre (DC) are being felt in New Zealand where logistics specialist Linfox services a number of customers at its facility in... [more]
|Training improves T&L industry Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Employers in the transport and logistics industry are recognising that training boosts their business bottom line.
According to the findings of an annual report produced by the Transport and... [more]
|Speakers announced for forklift safety seminar Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The program for next month’s forklift safety week seminar has been announced with the theme of the seminar and annual campaign being ‘training’.
Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) president... [more]
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|BITA upbeat about forklift sector|
UNITED KINGDOM Despite challenging market conditions, speakers at the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) AGM were upbeat on the outlook for the UK’s forklift sector.
Scott Livermore of Oxford Economics,... [more]
|UN Forklift prepares distribution, sales site in south-east US|
UNITED STATES A contractor for a unit of Sino-American Zhejiang UN Forklift Co Ltd is outfitting space in a McDonough commercial structure for forklift distribution and sales office functions.
In a... [more]
|UMW and Komatsu in talks on new markets|
MALAYSIA UMW Holdings Bhd and Komatsu Ltd are in discussion to supply heavy equipment to new overseas markets.
The Business Times reports that currently half of the revenue and profit... [more]
|Cargotec boosts presence in China|
CHINA Cargotec is expanding its presence in China after receiving regulatory approvals to establish Rainbow Cargotec Industries Co Ltd (RCI), a joint venture with Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co Ltd.... [more]
|Sany expands European network|
BELGIUM Sany, a Chinese reach stacker and empty container handler manufacturer, has appointed Mertens Heftruck Service BVBA as its dealer for Belgium and Luxembourg.
Mertens Heftruck owner Jeroen Mertens tells... [more]
|Estonian order for container handling|
ESTONIA Konecranes has received an order for two rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two straddle carriers from Estonian firm AS Muuga Container Terminal (Muuga CT).
Konecranes previously delivered three ship-to-shore... [more]
|Ahern Rentals secures extension|
UNITED STATES Las Vegas-based independent construction equipment provider Ahern Rentals Inc continues to work through its bankruptcy issues and has received an extension for filing its reorganisation plan.
Family-owned Ahern voluntarily... [more]
Explosion-proof pallet truck wins award
- Hangzhou, China
Toyota opens Vietnam plant
- Nagoya, Japan
Terex Cranes announces winner
- Zweibruecken, Germany
Tata Steel wins award
- Rochester, United Kingdom
Forklift finals and training at CR Vanguard
- Shenzhen, China
Forklift service opens in central Florida
- Kissimmee, FL, United States [more]
|Komatsu staff in London Olympics|
JAPAN A member of the Komatsu women’s judo team has been chosen to compete in the women’s judo event at the upcoming London Olympics.
On 12 May, Mika Sugimoto won... [more]
|Grandfather rams past forklift in fleeing scene|
UNITED STATES Modesto police have arrested a grandfather who used his car to ram a forklift and another vehicle and flee the scene of an alleged burglary while caring for his two-year-old... [more]
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|Century’s unique battery technology keeps your forklift running shift after shift|
Century Yuasa Batteries offers batteries for all your materials handling equipment, from forklifts to scissor lifts, even industrial scrubbers. Their long life and ability to run smoothly will virtually eliminate down time. [more]
|UNITEDSEATS New Ergo Comfort® series - unparalleled support for all work situations |
The New Ergo Comfort® series by UnitedSeats offers unparalleled support for all work situations, preventing back problems and increasing productivity. All Ergo Comfort® seats are fully adjustable and have a high quality finish. [more]
|No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage|
Standard Tyres Ltd of Brazil is set to replicate the success it has had at home in the overseas arena. In addition to supplying to a thriving domestic market, the company will export its products through the newly created International Division. [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo Partner of the Material Handling Industry|
Bolzoni Auramo offers a variety of attachments conceived with the specific purpose of optimizing each specific handling, allowing forklift operators to enlarge the lift truck application field, versatility and performances. [more]
|Bobby's Foods Have Their Cake And Eat It Too|
As one of the UK’s leading supplier of snacks, confectionery and cakes, Bobby’s Foods are feeding the nation with the help of Bendi articulated fork trucks. [more]
|Bulmor SIDELOADERS GO WITH THE GRAIN|
VAN DRIMMELEN, one of the largest timber merchants in the Netherlands, operates a BULMOR electric fleet of six sideloaders and six fourway-sideloaders, placing timber in stock, preparing it for dispatch or handling cargo between the individual processes.
|Kleenheat Gas: Providing LPG Gas solutions for Forklifts for over 55 years|
Kleenheat Gas has been providing LPG Gas solutions across Australia for 55 years and is a leader in the supply to the single and fleet forklift operator market. [more]
|Brace yourself for our 'HEAVY LIFTS IN AUSTRALIA' feature|
Don’t miss Forkliftaction’s June special feature on ‘Heavy Lifts in Australia’ - written in cooperation with some of the biggest players in the Heavy Lift segment of the Australian market. [more]
|Your Focus: Rental is about more than cost|
When you decide to enter into a term rental for a forklift, you would, of course, prefer to select the best piece of equipment from the most respected supplier. But, according to Bernard Chandra, the lowest rate isn’t necessarily the best deal. [more]