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This is issue #147 - 04 March
2004 of the weekly newsletter for industry
Forkliftaction.com News this weeks begins a series
of features on the world market for used forklifts and
materials handling equipment. This important market segment
will be interesting for many Forkliftaction.com members -
forklift buyers, users, dealers and even
Remember, timing your advertising to
coincide with these popular issues is a great way to get
attention for your products or services. Our next special
feature on used equipment will be published on March 18.
for more information.
USED MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT - PART ONE: THE
JORDAN, MN, United States
market for used materials handling machinery is divided
into world regions, and there is a marked definition
between the retail and wholesale markets.
part one of Forkliftaction.com News's special features
on used equipment. This month we'll report on trends and
issues in the world market, but today we focus on the
used forklift and materials handling machinery market in
the USA and, particularly, Continental Lift Truck.
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BIG ORDERS ROLL IN FOR SMV
forklift manufacturer SMV Lifttrucks AB has received
orders for more than 70 machines since
The company gave no reason for the high
order intake, but said orders were for machines from 10
tonne forklifts to 45 tonne reachstackers, empty
container handlers and SMV's Spectra
In the UK, Palline
has ordered five machines: two SC4535TA reachstackers
and three forklifts (16 tonne, 25 tonne and 32 tonne
P&O, in Belgium, has ordered 10
45-tonne reachstackers, one equipped with a
combispreader, which is capable of lifting both
containers and trailers.
For Wiencont, in Austria,
SMV is awaiting delivery of a SC4531CA5 reachstacker
with a combi attachment.
In Indonesia, PT BBM Jasa
Trisari ordered three SC4531TA5 reachstackers.
Kumport, in Istanbul, Turkey, ordered a SC4531TA5
Terminal 4 SA, in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, placed a repeat order for an SC4531TA5
Three 7/8 ECB90 empty container
handlers are headed to Santos Brasil, in Brazil.
Del Monte, in Costa Rica, has ordered a SC108TA6 empty
Panama Ports Company has bought
three 6/7 ECB90 empty container handlers and a
SL28-1200A 28 tonne forklift.
In South Africa,
Viamax has ordered two SC4531TA5 reachstackers, six
SL18-1200A and three SL32-1200A forklifts.
tonne and three 25 tonne forklifts are on their way to
customers in the Ukraine.
SMV has broken new ground
in Saudi Arabia, sending a SC4531TA5 reachstacker and a
SL20-1200A forklift to a customer there.
- SMV website -
**ADVERTISEMENT** PARTS & USED FORKLIFTS: TVH
TVH-Thermote & Vanhalst is the
world's biggest supplier of used forklifts. With an
average stock of 1600 machines, TVH supplies the widest
range at very competitive prices. Stock can be viewed at
our new website: www.tvh.be/stock.
TVH also has a
massive range of forklift parts, with affiliate
operations worldwide (TVH UK Ltd, TVH AUSTRALASIA, TVH
FAR EAST, etc). The key to TVH's success is a stock of
280,000 different parts and knowledge of over 8 million
This year TVH will move to a new 60.000m
covered premises, the biggest move in its history.
JLG IN SEC PROBE
McCONNELLSBURG, PA, United
The US Securities & Exchange Commission
has launched an informal inquiry into accounting and
financial reporting practices at JLG Industries
The inquiry relates to JLG's restatement of
its audited financial statements for the fiscal year
ended July 31 and, possibly, for the quarter ended
October 31 (Forkliftaction Newsletter
JLG disclosed the restatement on
February 18 and opened the door for additional
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
said on February 20 that it had placed JLG's BB-
corporate credit, BB senior secured debt and other
ratings on a Credit Watch listing with negative
Notice about the SEC inquiry was
circulated on February 27 after New York Stock Exchange
trading closed for the day.
JLG intends to delay
issuing its financial report for the second quarter
ended January 31. For the previous fiscal year's
comparable quarter, that report was issued on February
LINDE: OPERATING RESULT UP, NET PROFIT
In a prelude to
an official announcement on March 15, Linde AG has
revealed a full-year operating profit, before special
items, of EUR671 million (USD811 million), up 3.5% on
2002's EUR648 million (USD783 million).
profit for the group was EUR108 million (USD131
million), down EUR132 million (USD160 million) from
EUR240 million (USD290 million) in 2002.
- Linde website -
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electric turret trucks for urgent sale. These trucks are
seven months old, and surplus to our materials handling
requirements. All offers will be considered, and a
discount is offered for a bulk buy.
Mast Height: 4960mm, 6210mm
Turning radius: 2080mm
Electric power steering
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JUNGHREINRICH WEATHERS STORMY 2003
it did not lose any ground in the world market last
year, despite the weak economic environment.
preview report released ahead of the company's full-year
financials announcement on April 20, Jungheinrich said
its volume in Europe grew 2%, with greater demand for
small warehousing equipment noted.
were expected to reach 2002 levels of EUR1.47 billion
(USD1.83 billion), but the operating result was expected
to be higher than 2002's EUR74 million (USD92
Jungheinrich's projected figures did
not include the burden from discontinuing its MIC SA
business activities in France (Forkliftaction.com News #138). The
closure would affect the annual financials by about
EUR35 million (USD43.5 million), the company
Jungheinrich website -
RECORD REGISTRATIONS FOR LOGISTICS FAIR
A month ahead of
the opening of logistics trade fair PROlogistics,
organiser Axis has received a record number of
Axis claims PROlogistics is now
the largest trade fair for the logistics world. On March
31, 450 exhibitors will open their stands for the
three-day show in Brussels, Belgium.
fair will bring together everything current in supply
chain management and warehouse equipment. As a result,
the fair is attracting the whole industry as exhibitors
and achieving its ambition of being the trade fair for
the total supply chain," an Axis statement
EmPak, a two-day fair for packaging,
labelling and coding, is being held alongside
New for 2004 is a "Transport
Village" in which several companies in the transport
sector will exhibit. And, for the first time, there will
be a full range of logistics software.
- PROLogistics website
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"U-Turn" retrofitable pivot unit.
The "U-TURN" moves
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due to the high percentage of backward driving.
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Low profile - only adds 5/8" to height
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PORT AUTHORITY HEAD CLEARED OF GRAFT
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines
Philippine Government has cleared Alfonso Cusi, head of
the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), of conflict of
interest charges after he failed to declare ownership of
a materials handling company that won a contract to rent
a PPA property in Tagbilaran City.
Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) dismissed the
case because the complainant, Virgilio Casison, failed
to submit evidence to prove his allegations against Mr
Cusi, who was appointed head of the PPA in
Mr Casison filed the case before the PAGC,
claiming Mr Cusi's continued ownership of Starlite
Marine & Industrial Services Corp was a conflict of
Starlite won a 15-year lease contract
to operate the PPA passenger terminal at the Port of
Tagbilaran in 1998. At the time, Mr Cusi was president
and incorporator of the firm.
JCB DEALERS GO FOR GROWTH
ROCESTER, United Kingdom
750 delegates from 86 countries, representing several
hundred JCB dealers from around the world, have
descended on JCB HQ for an international
JCB sales managing director Franoise
Rausch said the conference's objective was to review
sales goals and discuss ways of growing the
"This is a fantastic opportunity to
share JCB's aims and aspirations for the future. There
is huge potential out there for growth and the
conference is an important forum for us all to share
ideas on generating additional sales," he
JCB also honoured dealers' achievements.
Gunn JCB, which has bases in Stoke-on-Trent, Altrincham,
Preston, Ruthin, West Bromwich, Shrewsbury, Warwick,
Hereford and Isle of Man, received an award in
recognition of substantial growth in the past two
The conference, timed to coincide with
IMHX 2004, concludes this week.
has added a 3.5-tonne version of its Teletruk to its
existing 2.5-tonne and three-tonne models.
- JCB website -
SIMAX: TRADING IN PRE-LOVED LINDE
Trading was established as a daughter company of Van den
Dorpe heftrucks Linde to prepare ex-rental and traded
Linde machines for their second life.
"With first choice of ex-rental and ex-lease Linde
machines, this is the first place to look when
considering a second-hand Linde forklift. We sell direct
in Belgium, but our main business is through dealerships
in Eastern and Western Europe. We rebuild Linde
machines; we sell as-is and offer used and reconditioned
spare parts and assemblies".
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +32(0)478
565099 or via the website: www.simax.be.
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