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 91 - 100 of 116 results.
Feature Article 12 minute read
Strong future for engines
31 July 2008
Despite rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, the future for internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts remains bright. ICE forklifts continue to dominate the market and show no sign of losing their supremacy, thanks to plenty of innovation - from engine design to smart control systems and versatile transmission options. This report looks at some of the new features and innovations worldwide.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Clamps come to grips with challenges
26 June 2008
Forklift clamps have made a difference in the safe and efficient operations of many companies worldwide. Christine Liew looks at some of the latest forklift clamp innovations from Unit Load Handling Systems, Bolzoni-Auramo, Clark Equipment Australia and Cascade Corp.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Small straddle carrier players carve own niche
30 May 2008
Noell and Kalmar are strong players in the straddle carrier market but newcomers and smaller companies including CVS Ferrari, Trevolution and Isoloader have entered the market with unique and cost-effective machines. Christine Liew reports.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Materials handling in the Benelux
24 April 2008
The Benelux is an economic union in Western Europe that consists of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Christine Liew looks at this important materials handling market.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Forklifts in the Construction Industry
3 April 2008
The biggest and the best in telehandlers were recently on show at the largest trade show in North America, Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008. Organised by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Las Vegas construction and agricultural expo covered over 2.293 million sqft of exhibit space, boasting the very latest in telehandler technology and design. Christine Liew looks at some of the new telehandlers for the construction industry.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Forklift safety in warehouses
28 February 2008
Tens of thousands of workers are injured in forklift-related incidents in the US alone each year and about 100 of such incidents result in fatalities. Christine Liew investigates the dangers in warehouses and some of the solutions.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
China: big changes in giant market
22 November 2007
With its huge domestic market and significant inroads into exports, China has one of the most vibrant forklift industries in the world. But the big players are taking nothing for granted.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Forklifts face cold, harsh reality
25 October 2007
When the layperson thinks of forklifts working in sub-zero temperatures like in a gigantic freezer, he or she thinks it must be icy cold. And the floor must be slippery and dangerous. This could be the case, but seldom is. Cold room floors are usually dry and ice is more likely to form on the forklift than on the floor.
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Feature Article 6 minute read
Who's overseeing the trainers?
11 October 2007
Nobody, it turns out. In the absence of federal regulations, anyone can hang out a sign, print up business cards, and call himself a forklift driver trainer. James Aaron Cooke reports in DC Velocity.
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Feature Article 7 minute read
Emissions drive innovation
27 September 2007
With the phasing in of emissions regulations, forklift manufacturers have no choice but to ensure their engines are compliant if they want to stay in the business.
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Dallas, TX, United States ePicker, a new materials handling equipment provider, has launched its fleet of stackers, pallet jacks, access vehicles and lithium-ion powered forklifts. Founder Jason Bratton says...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Online garden supplies retailer Primrose has upgraded the materials handling fleet at its Sharpness, Gloucestershire high-bay fulfilment centre with a new fleet of Flexi articulated...
Beckum, Germany Beumer Maschinenfabrik has appointed Jörn Fontius as managing director. He succeeds Norbert Stemich, who, after eight years in this position, is now...
Singapore DHL Express will increase its workforce by 40% at its Asia Pacific Export Compliance Centre (APECC) in Malaysia by the end of the year. The...
McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG Industries has added a new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts in 40 ft. (12 m) and 47 ft. (14...
Summerville, SC, United States KION North America has launched a Quick Ship Program to ensure short lead times for its Linde Material Handling EPA-accredited Class IV and Class V...