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 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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Feature Article 10 minute read
European recovery slow and steady
28 October 2010
Over the past two years, Europe, along with the rest of the developed world, has felt the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis. None of the companies Forkliftaction.com News spoke to for this report have emerged unscathed. However, as Melissa Barnett discovered, some are doing better than others.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Hydrogen forklifts still a long way to go
30 September 2010
The forklift market is looking for greener power sources but as Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Cranney discovers, it may be a while before fuel cell forklifts replace battery-powered ones.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Portal has come a long way
2 September 2010
From 50 subscribers in 2000 to 50,000 in 2010, Forkliftaction.com has come a long way since its small but ambitious start. Forkliftaction.com marks its 10th anniversary this week and Melissa Barnett looks at some of the highlights of the last 10 years, how the news service and industry portal have evolved and gives a hint at what is planned for the next decade.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Market picks up south of the border
5 August 2010
It has been six years since Forkliftaction.com has profiled the Latin American region. Since then, there have been changes in governments and economies. Latin America has weathered the Global Financial Crisis better than many other global regions and financial confidence is running high. Melissa Barnett reports.
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Two recent trends are again evident this week. The first is the rise of refurbished equipment as we report on two manufacturers offering certified used equipment. That, of course, is partly a result of supply shortages and delays for new machines.
The second is the roll-out of new models, which
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