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 10 minute read
Container attachments: moving the world of boxes
24 August 2006
International trade may be quite different today without the invention of "boxes"; the long metal containers that many manufactured products have spent time in. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew spoke to the world's leading makers of machine attachments that move containers.
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Feature Article 15 minute read
Germany: Linde Material Handling ripe for sale
27 July 2006
Linde Material Handling is being primed for a possible sale as parent company Linde AG, of Wiesbaden, Germany, this week announced that its profitable forklift segment was breaking away to become an independent legal entity. From August 1, the new entity will be known as Linde Material Handling GmbH & Co KG. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew chronicles the rise of the company that overtook Balkancar in 1990 to hold top position in the world forklift company rankings for more than a decade. **News Flash: Linde AG and Komatsu Ltd have just announced the termination of their joint venture agreement related to their joint venture company Komatsu Forklift Co Ltd. Forkliftaction.com News will have the full story next week.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Forklift tyres
22 June 2006
The rise of forklift technology and the emergence of 24/7 distribution warehouses have resulted in forklift tyres working harder than before. The modern pneumatic tyre was invented more than 100 years ago and solid and cushion tyre technologies are more than 50 years old. Is forklift tyre technology up to speed? Christine Liew reports.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Reach stackers
18 May 2006
India and China are big markets for materials handling equipment. Their sheer size pose challenges for foreign companies that want a share of the rapidly growing reach stacker market. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew speaks to three European reach stacker manufacturers about their business activities in East Asia.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
The forklift market in China
20 April 2006
China Industrial Truck Association (CITA) managing director Su Enyi has said forklift sales for foreign companies grew more than Chinese companies in 2005. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Liew speaks to three foreign forklift manufacturers about the Chinese market.
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Feature Article 4 minute read
TYRES, WHEELS & CASTORS: PART TWO
20 November 2003
Welcome to part two of Forkliftaction.com's coverage of the world market for forklift tyres, wheels and castors. The forklift tyre, originally a moulded piece of rubber, has evolved into a complex piece of equipment affecting efficiency, budgets, health and safety. The world market for forklift tyres is an amazing mixture of nationalities, fierce but healthy competition and billion-dollar revenues. Estimates are that more than 10 million industrial tyres, wheels and castors are sold every year. Click here for the full text of this special feature.
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The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands
These deserted ghost islands each have a fascinating story behind their decline.

Fact of the week

The first banner ads featured on digital magazine HotWired with the launch of the site, 27th Oct. 1994. Without metrics to their disposal advertisers including AT&T, MCI, Volvo, Club Med, 1-800-Collect, Sprint, IBM and Zimawere were charged US$10,000 per month each for a banner on a section of the website.
The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands
These deserted ghost islands each have a fascinating story behind their decline.

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Inside Forkliftaction

If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation.
The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing.
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