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.
Showing items 41 - 50 of 116 results.
Feature Article 11 minute read
Materials handling in the USA - 2014
13 March 2014
There is a conflicting picture coming out of the USA in regards to the current state of the materials handling industry. Most of those Forkliftaction.com News spoke with are approaching the upcoming year with cautious optimism, but others are wary of being too optimistic in an unpredictable economic and political environment, both domestically and globally. Melissa Barnett reports.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Seeing value for money - quality control and after-sales service
21 November 2013
What is quality? Can you measure, control or manage quality? How does it affect your business and why? Melissa Barnett looks at these questions and how after-sales service is inextricably linked to quality in any successful business.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Warehouse essentials – pallet movers, stackers and more
27 June 2013
Warehousing has become a growth industry over the past few years. Unprecedented global online sales and burgeoning third-party logistics enterprises have forced warehousing and its associated materials handling equipment suppliers to improve efficiency, flexibility and adaptability. Melissa Barnett looks at the warehouse workhorses to see how they have met the challenges.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Fleet and asset management – smarter, faster, essential
4 April 2013
It has been two years since Forkliftaction.com News last looked at the fleet and asset management sector and, as Melissa Barnett reports, there have been a number of changes and developments in the sector since 2011.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Thinking big – heavy forklifts move forward
20 September 2012
What makes heavy lift forklifts (10-50T) different from their smaller counterparts? Obviously, heavy forklifts are different by virtue of their sheer size, capability and, of course, price - but essentially there are four main characteristics - working environment, workload, adaptability and the close relationship which forms between manufacturer/dealer and end-user. In the second part of Forkliftaction.com News' special feature on heavy forklifts, Melissa Barnett looks at recent innovations and future trends for the leviathan of materials handling.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Big machines for big jobs - Heavy Forklifts in Australia
21 June 2012
The role of heavy forklifts has changed significantly in recent years, with new environmental and emission regulations and greater demand from customers for improved efficiency and reduced downtimes. Melissa Barnett, looks at the performance of heavy forklifts in the challenging Australian industrial environment.
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Feature Article 12 minute read
Rough-terrain manufacturers face varied challenges
22 December 2011
Meeting new emission standards affecting off-highway machines with power ratings over 56 kW (75 hp.) next year is a priority for the rough-terrain forklift and...
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Better than new – refurbished forklifts
24 November 2011
A forklift is a key piece of equipment in any logistics chain, but buying a new machine may not always be the best financial or practical solution for all businesses. There are other options. Melissa Barnett looks at forklift refurbishment and reconditioning.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Green Forklifts Powering Ahead
27 October 2011
Fuel cells are no longer a pipedream. They are in use in forklifts and are poised to take more marketshare. Christine Cranney investigates some of...
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Forklifts in Scandinavia – punching above their weight
29 September 2011
A list of Scandinavian forklift manufacturers reads like a who's who of the materials handling world. For a region with a population of less than 25 million, Scandinavia has created some of the biggest and most respected forklift brands in the world. Melissa Barnett looks at the current state of the Scandinavian materials handling industry.
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MiMA VNA 3 way forklift
MiMA VNA 3 way forklifts - solutions for dense storage at high level in very narrow aisles. Able to load and unload goods on both sides without body turning.

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Promoting the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, Nimble Media and Talent in Logistics (TiL) present The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2021.
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2t mini stacking AGV from Hangcha
The 2t mini stacking AGV from Hangcha - perfect for logistic centers, warehouses & factories. Its compact design reduces aisle requirements and provides high control precision.
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stainless steel material handling equipment from Bada Carrelli
Bada Carrelli is a well-known Italian manufacturer of fully stainless steel material handling equipment able to work in environments where cleaning and hygiene are the most required values (food & clean room).