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Energy solutions: only a matter of time

Melissa Barnett examines the rise of new energy sources, how they address many of the recurring problems of the old technology and whether they are really here to stay.
[Read the full report]
Many of our Chinese readers are in the throes of celebrating Chinese New Year.
This is the Year of the Dog, and, alas, for people born under this sign (in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006), it looks like it will be a dog of a year. Those who interpret the signs say it's their most unlucky year, with trouble and danger lurking at every turn.
Despite the omens, we wish all our readers a Happy New Year: 新年快乐

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MacGregor buys TTS businesses

FINLAND MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire the major businesses of TTS Group, a global provider of cargo handling equipment and services for merchant and offshore ... [more]

Sellick opens new manufacturing facility

CANADA Sellick Equipment Limited recently cut the ribbon on an all-new USD21 million manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art technology to maintain its leadership in the rough-terrain forklift market. The new 126,000 ... [more]

Hiab invests in new Netherlands facility

NETHERLANDS Hiab, part of Cargotec, will open a new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands, during the first quarter of 2018. The new centre will offer FrameWorks subframes, ... [more]

Dealers alerted to scam in the south

UNITED STATES Forklift dealers in the southern states are being warned to look out for a scam operation which has seen at least three recent forklift thefts. Ken Townsend, general manager ... [more]

Crown opens bigger Minnesota outlet

UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new sales and service location in Champlin, Minnesota. The new, expanded facility will replace the previous location in Saint Paul to ... [more]

Columbia/Okura adds sales rep group

UNITED STATES Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletising solutions in North America, has appointed Peak Equipment as a new outside sales agency representing Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.  This ... [more]

New company boosts safety

AUSTRALIA A new company has been launched to distribute a range of products that make forklift trucks safer to operate and significantly reduce damage to palletised loads during the handling process. ... [more]

Modjoul uses data for safety

UNITED STATES Modjoul, a data invention and modeling startup, has developed an analytics solution to measure indoor forklift driver safety by tracking driver actions and identifying risky behaviours that could lead to ... [more]

GCT Canada adds 10 RTGs

FINLAND GCT Canada Limited Partnership has ordered 10 Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminals in British Columbia, Canada. The cranes comply with the US EPA Tier 4f standard for ... [more]

IFOY 2018 finalists: Counterbalance truck

Testing was recently concluded in Hannover, Germany for the 2018 International Forklift of the Year. Forkliftaction News was among the judges and we are pleased to be able to share ... [more]


Introduce Your Kids and Customers To Frankie Forklift

Explaining what the material handling industry is to your kids can be a challenge. But Frankie Forklift and Friends are here to help! Along with happy characters like Dudley Dump Hopper and Orlando Order Picker, Frankie’s colorful, animated adventures introduce the warehouse to kids ages 2-6 with positive messages and educational dialogue.
Give Frankie’s Facebook page a like to keep up with coloring contests, character introductions and more! Subscribe to the Frankie Forklift YouTube channel for fun new episodes.

Tired of the same old gifts for clients, friends and family? Substitute mugs and koozies for plush toys and coloring books. Contact us via email for memorable gifts from the warehouse!

Kids Learning And PIE (Powered Industrial Equipment) - Frank Clark: email | website


No future without batteries

Battery Supplies was founded in 1999 by Hans Weyme and Alexander De Soete and has now about 18 years of experience. Originally, Battery Supplies started selling traction batteries for the industry and starter batteries for the automotive industry... [more]

Stromcore: Lithium Forklifts Have Finally Come of Age

Stromcore Energy is a lithium-ion technology developer with intellectual property that is shaking up the forklift industry.   The Stromcore battery line (36V/48V/80V) empowers existing fleets to reach true maximum productivity. [more]

MODEX 2018 – Find the solutions to FUTUREPROOF your supply chain.

If you’re looking to futureproof your supply chain, MODEX is the place to do it. With 850+ exhibits and education sessions, you’ll find the best equipment/system solutions for manufacturing/supply chain challenges. [more]

Cascade innovations tour the globe at spring trade shows

Cascade will present exciting developments in logistics and damage reduction at some of the world's largest material handling trade shows this March and April. [more]

Safe handling at natural ice bob track thanks to HUBTEX

During the winter months, around 60 bobsleighs ride down the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic bob run each day. In the past, it was down to the staff to transport the bobsleighs between where they were stored and the bob run. [more]

Series WPH-PH Pipe Hold Down Clamp With Hydraulic Arms

Presenting another new design for pipe and round stock handling form FORK-CO USA’s  Unit Load Handling Systems brand. [more]

Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Wrightbus & Cummins set to take the stage in Hannover

The hotly anticipated The Battery Show Conference Europe and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference Europe is set to welcome some of the biggest names in battery and H/EV technology to the stage. [more]

CeMAT AUSTRALIA announces two heavyweights confirmed as sponsors

CeMAT AUSTRALIA has announced the involvement of two industry heavyweights, CHEP and Panasonic, demonstrating its global commitment to supporting Industrie 4.0 and the further development of intralogistics in the Asia-Pacific region. [more]

Two Industry Awards Given by MHEDA

The MVP (Most Valuable Partner) and MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Awards recognize distributors and suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship. Find out if you qualify by visiting [more]

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