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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #847

Thursday, 16 November 2017 ( #847 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
A couple of weeks ago, we noted a surge of new models in various markets. Well, that trend continues, and today, we report on a few more debuts. In the telehandler market, there are new offerings from Bobcat. Meanwhile, Manitou has unveiled several new products at the Agritechnica trade show in Hannover. We also report on a new tyre range from JLG and Continental, while TVH has introduced a safety light solution. On another topic, we would like to apologise to anyone who was unable to access our website last week. Unfortunately, as an online operation, we are dependent on Internet connectivity to serve the market. Last week, our service provider had some technical issues which knocked out our connections - along with those of other customers. Thankfully, we were back up and running after a short delay. But we're sorry if the outage affected you in any way.
London, United Kingdom The UK's biggest telehandler hirer is further expanding its fleet with an order for GBP26 million (USD37 million) worth of JCB Loadall models. Ardent Hire...
Brussels, Belgium The European Rental Association (ERA) has updated its 2020 Market Report, with new year-on-year estimates for rental activity, construction and GDP in each of the...

Inside Forkliftaction

Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
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Fact of the week

There are over 3000 varieties of potatoes in Peru: from wild potatoes and sweet potatoes (camote) to white potatoes (papa blanca) and purple potatoes (papa purpura). Peruvians have potatoes with every meal.
'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden
This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG recently welcomed Rob Messina back to the company in his new role as senior vice president of product development and product management. Forkliftaction News...
China In contrast to last year's crippling closures, manufacturers in China are back at work after the New Year holiday closures. China.org reports that manufacturing is...

Inside Forkliftaction

Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
...Continue Reading

Fact of the week

There are over 3000 varieties of potatoes in Peru: from wild potatoes and sweet potatoes (camote) to white potatoes (papa blanca) and purple potatoes (papa purpura). Peruvians have potatoes with every meal.
'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden
This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
Germany There has been little change in the Top 10 forklift manufacturers list for 2019/20. A report by German magazine DHF shows Toyota still at the...
McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG recently welcomed Rob Messina back to the company in his new role as senior vice president of product development and product management. Forkliftaction News...

Inside Forkliftaction

Our news this week includes Germany's Hubtex buying a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH).
This deal is part of a growing rationalisation trend which just last week saw Palfinger take over its Iberian distributor, Equipdraulic.
Some would argue that these acquisitions reduce competition
...Continue Reading

Fact of the week

There are over 3000 varieties of potatoes in Peru: from wild potatoes and sweet potatoes (camote) to white potatoes (papa blanca) and purple potatoes (papa purpura). Peruvians have potatoes with every meal.
'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden
This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.