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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FLTA AWARDS HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS
27 February 2003
More than 500 people packed the Birmingham Hilton Metropole for the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Annual Awards for Excellence 2003 on February 8. Seven materials handling industry individuals and companies carried off the prized solid bronze Archimedes statuettes, "Archies". FLTA chairman Brian Warbrick said the Archies were "potent symbols of the industry's quest for excellence". He applauded the industry's attitude to safety and the environment. "Recognised nationally and internationally as the industry's ultimate accolade for an individual, a product or a service, the Archie holds an enormous influence and prestige," Mr Warbrick said. "The high quality of nominees and winners confirms we are continuing to follow in the footsteps of Archimedes ... using our ingenuity to take the capabilities of people, aided by machines, to new levels." Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and physicist. Click here for a full list of nominees and winners.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: KALMAR’S AUTOMATED TERMINAL A SUCCESS
13 February 2003
Kalmar Industries and Patrick Technology have hailed the world's first fully-automated straddle carrier terminal a success just six months after its opening at Patrick Stevedores' Fisherman Islands facility in Brisbane. Click here to read the full text of this story online.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: BOOST RETURNS WITH TELEHANDLER MAINTENANCE
26 September 2002
Telehandlers are quickly becoming one of the most popular profit generators for equipment rental houses around the world. Paying special attention to preventive maintenance can increase rentable hours and customer satisfaction, greatly improving profitability for equipment owners and their telehandler customers. Mustang Manufacturing Company product specialist Mark Hennessey offers advice for preventive maintenance in this Forkliftaction.com News special feature. Click the "Read More" button for the full story.
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ROLF SLOBOTZKY: SOUTH OF THE BORDER
29 August 2002
The Mexican Machinery Dealer Association, to which 80 percent of Mexican forklift OEMs are affiliated, inaugurated its new building on August 15.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: ON THE ROAD OR OFF LIMITS?
15 August 2002
It has been estimated by the Fork Lift Truck Association that tens of thousands of forklift operations each day are conducted illegally, and without insurance cover, yet most of the companies responsible believe they are perfectly law-abiding. Their 'crime', or so it could be judged by a court of law, is taking unlicensed forklifts onto public roads. Click the link below to read the full text of this article, prepared for Forkliftaction.com by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). Please note: if you have not registered for a free Forkliftaction.com membership, you may be prompted to register before reading this article.
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ROLF SLOBOTZKY: SOUTH OF THE BORDER
15 August 2002
This month congratulations go to Toyota, which celebrated 10 years of operation in Mexico last month by throwing a huge party.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: FORKLIFT SEATBELTS IN AUSTRALIA
25 July 2002
Remain seated and keep your hands and feet within the vehicle at all times. No, you are not about to ride a rollercoaster. Safe forklift operation is a serious business. This week Safety First Training national training manager and accredited WorkCover assessor Michael Riley discusses forklift safety in Australia. Members can read the full story at http://www.forkliftaction.com. If you are not currently a member, sign up for your free membership here: http://www.forkliftaction.com/members/register.asp.
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Feature Article 1 minute read
ROLF SLOBOTZKY: SOUTH OF THE BORDER
12 July 2002
Expo-Logistica, a combined showcase of the materials handling and logistics industries, was held in Mexico City's new Hipodromo de Las Americas exhibition hall last week.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: YOUR FORKLIFTACTION.COM FORKLIFT TYRE GUIDE
4 July 2002
Today's 'go-anywhere, do-anything' mentality means tyre manufacturers must develop products that can cope with the increasingly varied demands of modern materials handling. The sheer diversity...
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KOREAN FORKLIFT SALES ON STEEP RISE
27 June 2002
Sales of forklift trucks and other machinery are increasing rapidly in Korea, forcing manufacturers to make major upward adjustments to annual sales forecasts. The Korea...
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