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 8 minute read
The Indian forklift market
24 December 2009
With the global materials handling market almost halved this year, impacting stakeholders worldwide, Christine Cranney discovers that the Indian forklift industry was affected but is still doing well.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Designed for dangerous environments
26 November 2009
Explosion-proof forklifts are specialised pieces of equipment for unique applications. Melissa Barnett reports ...
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Feature Article 7 minute read
If it's not square, it must be a sideloader
29 October 2009
Unfortunately, not all items in a warehouse can be packed neatly into square boxes for handling. Moving unusual sizes and shapes is where sideloader forklifts come into their own. Melissa Barnett looks at the niche market for this specialised equipment.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Powerful future for batteries
24 September 2009
New power sources tend to dominate the headlines, but battery-powered forklifts remain popular and constitute a large part of the global forklift fleet. Allan Leibowitz looks at developments in battery technology and their implications for end-users.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Keeping the industry rolling
27 August 2009
Tyres and wheels are the only piece of equipment on a forklift in constant and direct contact with the ground. Melissa Barnett reports that while these components are crucial to the safety, efficiency and handling of the vehicle, they are often the most neglected piece of materials handling equipment.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
Narrow aisle, wide future
30 July 2009
Even in tough times, narrow aisle and very narrow forklifts continue their tradition of innovation, safety and efficiency, as Melissa Barnett reports.
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Feature Article 4 minute read
Safety and savings by remote control
25 June 2009
Businesses are all looking for ways to improve the bottom line these days. As Melissa Barnett reports, vehicle management systems help do just that and by remote control - no need to even be at the office.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
UK market meets challenges
28 May 2009
The global downturn means tough times for the UK forklift industry, but, as William Redmond reports, suppliers have a range of strategies in place in these demanding times.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Tow trucks pull their weight
7 May 2009
Despite the economic downturn, tow trucks continue to serve their specialist market, with more innovations on the way. Melissa Barnett looks at some of the current trends.
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Feature Article 14 minute read
Canadian forklift industry has positive future
26 March 2009
Canadian materials handling manufacturers and dealers anticipate demand for forklifts and other materials handling equipment to drop, resulting in job losses and decreased revenues. However, despite the downturn, manufacturers remain positive about the long term with new factories due to open and new products being launched.
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