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 51 - 60 of 203 results.
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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Feature Article 10 minute read
Make it work: fleet and asset management
25 August 2011
Ask yourself these questions: Do I know where my forklift is? Do I know when my forklift needs its PM? How much is this forklift costing me? If you've answered "I don't know" to any of those questions, it's highly likely you need to implement a fleet and asset management system. Melissa Barnett reports on what is available in fleet management technology and what it can do for your business.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Chinese forklift industry aims high
28 July 2011
While the rest of the world continues to ride post-recession choppy seas, China has managed to glide through them relatively unscathed. While losing some ground early in the recession, China has not only recovered quickly, but has continued to grow in most industrial sectors, including forklift manufacturing and sales. Melissa Barnett looks at what the Chinese forklift industry is doing in 2011 and how it plans to take Chinese forklifts to the world.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
To AGV or not to AGV
30 June 2011
Since the last Forkliftaction.com News report on AGVs in 2009, some interesting developments have taken place. Melissa Barnett reports on some of these advances, particularly in the area of hybrid vehicles.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Forklift financing – lifting its game
26 May 2011
Navigating your way through the murky waters of asset financing can be confusing. Melissa Barnett looks at what drives financial institutions when dealing with the materials handling sector, what financing options are available and what the next two years may bring.
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Battery Supplies NV/SA has been a very active player on the battery sales market for more than 20 years. Our slogan has always been “The Choice Is Yours” and LogiMAT is the perfect spot to show our visitors how this approach has become the backbone of our commercial strategy.
Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) the exhibition & conference on warehousing, material handling & supply chain industry in ASEAN is back and in-person from 25th to 27th July at BITEC.

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Athletes in the ancient Olympic Games participated in the nude showing off their physical power and muscular physique as a tribute to the Greek God Zeus.
Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse - Nuremberg, Germany
A museum that chronicles the history of the Nuremberg Trials for Nazi war criminals in the building where the trials were once held.

Fact of the week

Athletes in the ancient Olympic Games participated in the nude showing off their physical power and muscular physique as a tribute to the Greek God Zeus.
Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse - Nuremberg, Germany
A museum that chronicles the history of the Nuremberg Trials for Nazi war criminals in the building where the trials were once held.
Semax will elevate its planned growth journey to another level at the Logimat international trade fair in late May and early June.
GRI entered the Australian market in 2014 with its superior specialty tire offering, and became a national company in 2019. GRI specializes in forklift and material handling tires and on-site fitment services.
Heli will be participating in LogiMAT for the first time this year from May 31 to June 2. We welcome you to Heli's booth - Hall 10 Stand G44.
Millions of workers suffer from MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs) all around the world. If companies are more and more aware of the positive impact of a great health and safety policy, innovation needs to follow this objective.