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 116 results.
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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Feature Article 9 minute read
Accessories and Cabin Options
28 April 2011
Good cabin design which ensures driver safety and comfort is an essential component of forklift design and manufacture. Melissa Barnett looks at how this is achieved using a range of innovative cabin options and accessories available on the market.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
New solutions through new technology
31 March 2011
Despite the general downturn in sales and production over the past few years, a number of materials handling companies, both large and small, have been busy finding solutions to client problems by developing new and exciting technology. Melissa Barnett investigates some of the new technologies on offer.
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Feature Article 14 minute read
The North American market report
Recession caused pain but improved good companies
24 February 2011
US materials handling equipment orders grew 18% in 2010 and are forecasted to grow 11-12% in 2011 and 2012. While some pundits say the industry...
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Feature Article 15 minute read
Market looks towards recovery
6 January 2011
It was a year of unprecedented natural disasters on a global scale. Beginning with the Haiti earthquake in January, 2010 delivered a disaster almost every month. Floods, fires, blizzards and volcanic eruptions caused widespread misery and financial hardship on every continent. No sector of industry or agriculture went unaffected, including the materials handling industry. Melissa Barnett reports on the year that was and looks at what 2011 might bring.
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Feature Article 13 minute read
Parts distribution key to happy customers
16 December 2010
The forklift industry may appear to be centred around new products, but for more end-users, it is the availability of parts that is paramount. Christine...
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Counterbalance forklifts – here, there and everywhere.
25 November 2010
Counterbalance forklifts are one of the cornerstones of materials handling, offering versatility and an almost bewildering range of options. Melissa Barnett looks at some of the trends and applications for these vehicles.
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