Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #119

Inside Forkliftaction
- 7 Aug 2003 ( #119 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
The new Materials Handling Index (MHI) has been a huge success and we are overwhelmed with the response from the community. Every day more forklift users worldwide gather contact details from the extensive database of member companies.
Due to the healthy response, businesses will now be listed free in one MHI category per business address. Companies can buy additional business categories, maximising exposure to potential sales, for a nominal annual fee.
The optional, higher-ranking Priority Listings, which feature a company logo, a service summary, a website link and complete contact details, attract 20 times more traffic than basic listings.
For more information, contact Penryn Maddrell,'s marketing consultant, by email on

Happy Birthday to News's European correspondent, Luc De Smet, who celebrates a milestone birthday today (he's not saying how old he is!). Congratulations Luc!

This week's research team has revised and added specifications in the Equipment Catalogue for the Toyota range of forklifts and tow motors, manufactured at Toyota's Takahama plant and sold in the Asia-Pacific region, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. If you deal with this brand, please check our entries and contact research manager Rodger Lamb if changes are required.
Yann Leca, Exotec
Jeff Mason, Flux Power
Vilmar Fistarol, CNH Industrial
Rafael Miotto, CHN Industrial
San Defendente di Cervasca, Italy Amilcare Merlo, president and founder of the Merlo Group, passed away earlier this month at the age of 88. Family members describe Merlo as “a brilliant and visionary entrepreneur...

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The world's biggest equipment rental company, United Rentals, is about to become even bigger with its acquisition of Ahern Rentals.
This is just the latest in a string of rental acquisitions this year, prompted by rising demand for equipment at a time when supply lines are tight and purchase prices
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