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Notice anything unusual in this week's Movers & Shakers column?
Three of the four appointments are women. Interestingly, two of them are board-level positions.
That's good news for those who have been campaigning for more opportunities for females in what has largely been a male-dominated industry.
The three women featured this week are all in marketing and communications roles, so perhaps we're still seeing a skills imbalance and many would like to see more women in production, design, engineering and sales leadership roles. Els Thermote, CEO of TVH in the Americas, stands as one of the few female role models and many industry groups are pushing for more gender diversity.
As they say, watch this space ...

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Washington marks Safety Day

UNITED STATES Forklift manufacturers in the United States marked National Forklift Safety Day on Tuesday, celebrating the event’s fifth anniversary. As has become customary, the Industrial Truck ...

Record deal for CAT dealer

UNITED KINGDOM CAT dealer Permatt has won a six-figure contract to supply a fleet of new machines to JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the leading supplier of subsea ...

Crown adds Canadian dealer

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced that Canadian dealer Electro Mechanical Services has joined the company’s global service and distribution network that exceeds 500 locations in ...

Movers & shakers

Cargotec, Wildeck, Konecranes, Open Enterprise Logistics Foundation

Haulotte secures order from RentEase

INDIA Haulotte has finalised a deal for 52 new Haulotte machines for RentEase International. A further 48 will follow the initial order. With its head ...

Trône finds interest in new-age seating

NETHERLANDS New forklift seating maker Trône Seats is meeting with OEMs after showing its first prototype at CeMAT earlier this year. Trône is the brainchild ...

Linde wraps up third solo show

GERMANY By Allan Leibowitz    When the doors close tomorrow evening, around 5,000 customers, dealers, journalists and media representatives are expected to have passed through ...

DP World London pilots shuttle carrier

UNITED KINGDOM Kalmar and DP World London Gateway have begun a joint pilot project with an electrically powered Kalmar FastCharge shuttle carrier. The pilot will run for ...

Seglo Logistics orders Li-ion trucks

MEXICO Mexican logistics service provider Seglo Logistics, a subsidiary of the Schnellecke Group, with headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, has ordered 19 ETV 216i reach trucks from ...

Toyota collaborates with Continental

ITALY Continental and Toyota Material Handling have joined forces and all Traigo80 forklifts now come fitted with the Continental solid tyre SC20+ as standard. ...
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VESHAI is looking for global partners

Veshai Handling Equipment Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, is expanding their dealer network - Contact us for more information.

Veshai provides a comprehensive range of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, i stackers, pallet trucks, lift tables, tractors, dock equipment and all sorts of industrial products, we are now promoting special equipment such as portable floor crane and adding some more features onto it for handling glass, concrete panel, paper roll and all kinds of drums. All designed to be easy to use and service.

Veshai is seeking partners from all over the world to establish a long term co-operation.
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Rocla celebrates its 35 years of AGV solutions stronger than ever

Rocla has developed and manufactured AGV solutions since 1983. The first AGV, innovated by young engineers at Rocla, was designed and manufactured for Kone Corporation in Finland. Today Rocla is one of the leading providers of AGV solutions.

National Excellent Entrepreneur, Mr. Chu, Chairman of Ruyi

Chu Jiwang, chairman of Ningbo Ruyi, was recently awarded with the title 'national excellent entrepreneur of 2017-2018' by the CEC (China Enterprise Confederation).

How to survive SafeWork NSW’s forklift safety blitz

SafeWork NSW's forklift safety blitz is here. If you’re concerned about your site's safety standards and want to avoid huge fines, continue reading

Keep up with the trends

Major trade exhibitions continue to highlight the materials handling industry's accelerating pace of change. Hans Seijger, Vice President Marketing and Sales for Cat® Lift Trucks in the EAME region, offers advice on how to keep up with the trends.

Fleet management improves our way to work

Whether your fleet is composed of 5, 50 or 500 machines, you will discover the many benefits that OptaFleet fleet management brings to your business.

Bolzoni attachments optimize Fleet TCO and Full Service Leasing

Starting from the attachment project phase the Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer Engineering Dept. are strongly focused on the technical features that will grant optimized TCO, in line with the forklift truck fleet.

Getting to grips with complex demands

Two-week intralogistics industry event 'World of Material Handling' kicks off in Mannheim.

The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride

The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone® for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard.

Is your CoR Management Plan ready for the coming changes?

Speaking at CeMAT AUSTRALIA in July, Steven Asnicar, Director, Chain of Responsibility Australia, will explain and expand on the changes coming to Transport and Logistics legislation and Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia.

MSSC-Certified Forklift Technician

MHEDA, MSSC and Amatrol are working together to address the ever growing skills shortage of Forklift Technicians. The result is an MSSC-Certified Forklift Technician course and assessment.
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Forkliftaction media: a popular destination on the buyers’ journey

Did you know, every day receives over 24,000 visits?  
Over 45% of Forkliftaction’s opt-in members are end-users, operators and (fleet) managers of materials handling equipment. On Forkliftaction they can find the information they need to research new equipment and products, innovative applications and interesting case studies for their business. Added to this they will continue to visit the website daily for further resources that will allow them to connect, trade and stay informed.

If you have a product or service that will add value to the operations of an active and thriving materials handling community, contact Forkliftaction today for your media kit.

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