Feature Articles

Here is a list of our in-depth feature articles, written by the News team based on interviews with industry experts about latest business trends, new technologies and challenges.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
Eastern Europe: Growing pains for maturing market
30 August 2007
European Union (EU) membership for Eastern European countries has removed bureaucracy and trade barriers, leading to conducive conditions for the growing forklift market but some industry members say there is still room for improvement.
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Feature Article 5 minute read
Forklifts in Harsh Applications
26 July 2007
As forklifts are used in a growing range of applications, more of them are deployed in harsh conditions. These range from extreme temperatures to dusty environments and uneven surfaces.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Customised forklift attachments
22 June 2007
Customised attachments can boost the productivity of forklift end-users and allow manufacturers to add value for customers, but designing and producing these devices is demanding on a company's resources.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
Fleet Management Systems
24 May 2007
Fleet management systems can make workplaces safer and cut costs through efficient management of forklifts. The technology, adopted from other equipment sectors, allows fleet owners to concentrate on their core business, secure in the knowledge that their capital investment is being put to good use. Christine Liew reports.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Forklifts and Global Warming
3 May 2007
Climate change is a hot topic. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Program in 1988, met in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to discuss and accept one of its working groups' reports, titled Mitigation of Climate Change. According to an industry source, the report's findings say humanity has until 2020 to prevent the earth's climate from collapsing. That is why any contribution from forklift manufacturers to reduce greenhouse gases counts.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Turret trucks and order pickers
22 March 2007
Warehouse operations are essential in the supply chain. The ability to quickly and accurately move warehouse contents keeps stock moving and businesses thriving. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew reports on the forklifts that help pick and shift stock in very narrow aisles.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
US forklift industry steady and shifting
15 February 2007
Sales statistics on the US forklift industry show little change from last year. But, inside the forklift industry, in terms of business savvy and consumer patterns, there is a shift.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
The forklift market in Canada
23 November 2006
Canada, populated by about 30 million people, is the world's second largest country by land area, after Russia. Located north of the world's leading forklift market, Canada is, according to its national statistical agency, the US's largest trading partner. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew reports.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Beware of bad vibes
26 October 2006
The UK Health & Safety Executive estimates more than five million working days are lost in the UK each year due to back pain. Vibrations transmitted to the body from off-road vehicles have been singled out as a cause of back pain. Off-road vehicle seat manufacturer Grammer AG's research found more than 7.5 million workers in Europe were subjected to whole-body vibrations. It is not surprising then that the European Union (EU) is leading the world with its "vibration directive".
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Truck-mounted forklifts
28 September 2006
Truck-mounted forklifts (TMFs), that enable quick, convenient transport of goods, originated in agriculture. A Dutch tulip bulb farmer, named Hessel Kooi, was said to have developed the first TMF to move tulip bulbs from fields to distributors. Cecil Moffett, of Irish TMF manufacturer Moffett Engineering Ltd, made tractors long before he developed a forklift and Princeton Delivery Systems' founder produced a TMF to transport sod for his nursery. by Christine Liew
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Movers & Shakers

chief operating officer
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VP materials handling integration
Tompkins Solutions, United States
director
RTITB, United Kingdom
managing director
Beumer, Germany

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Last week, we expressed our sympathy for the people of Germany and neighbouring Belgium and Austria affected by the recent flooding.
Now, we convey similar wishes to China, which has also faced devastating floods, especially in the industrial hub of Zhengzhou. The epicentre of the disaster is one of China's
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