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This is issue #287 - 23 November 2006 of the weekly newsletter for industry professionals.
“Forklift operators plea not guilty in conspiracy.”


SPECIAL REPORT: The forklift market in Canada

Barloworld sells UK forklift lease book for GBP109 million
Sensors guide autonomous forklift in trials
Linde invests EUR10 million in long-term strategy
TMHU donates tree funds for 8-Series deliveries in 2007
Forklift operators enter not guilty pleas in conspiracy
Logistica exhibitors and visitors happy with show
Atlet is now Nissan dealer
Sample of used equipment for sale

New Zealand forklift company announces record profit
Clark expands operations in Queensland
Forklift company changes name
Logistics association changes its name

Lisman Vorkheftrucks releases company DVD and completely renews website!
Cascade Canada, Ltd
CEP Clausen Engineering Partners - Representative for high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL wheels and castors for the US and Canada
Brudi Bolzoni Auramo in CANADA
Mobile Industries Inc

Mobile Offers Allies New Allied Line Of Products.

Graysonline 150 Used Forklift Trucks - Unreserved Online Auction
New Zealand Registered Company For Sale

FORK TALK: Terex achieves 75 years with AEM

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The forklift market in Canada

Canada, populated by about 30 million people, is the world’s second largest country by land area, after Russia. Located north of the world’s leading forklift market, Canada is, according to its national statistical agency, the US’s largest trading partner. News reporter Christine Liew reports.
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Barloworld sells UK forklift lease book for GBP109 million
CHARLOTTE, NC, United States

By Bill Redmond

Barloworld has sold its UK forklift lease book to GE Capital Solutions for GBP109 million (USD209.6 million).

The sale “fulfils our goal to sell finance businesses that do not give adequate returns for the group,” Barloworld CEO Tony Philips said.

The deal will not mean any goodwill write down.

As Barloworld's preferred lessor, GE Capital Solutions will buy 8,600 contracts, 95 per cent of which involve forklifts. The deal excludes GBP51 million (USD96.8 million) of other UK leasing assets, mainly relating to long-term contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence that are not assignable under the terms of the agreements.

Barloworld will continue to sell and maintain forklifts, mainly Hyster trucks.

In an exclusive interview with News, Barloworld Industrial Distribution finance director Robert Russell said from North Carolina that the company’s returns on equity (ROE) over the last five years have been good, relative to other finance businesses. ROE was not bad nor declining in the UK, despite “very aggressive” competition.

But Barloworld evaluated its businesses not on ROE but ROI (return on investment). Owing to the heavy investment required in a finance business, “ROI is very difficult to achieve, owing to the required economies of scale”.

However, finance businesses “are attractive to GE, which specialises in financing, and can use the addition of this book to further improve economies of scale”, Mr Russell said.

Asked if Barloworld customers might move on when their existing contracts expired, because of a perceived loss of leverage, Mr Russell said that, from the customer point of view, there was still only one interface and that was with Barloworld.

“We fully intend to keep service levels at the current excellent standard and, by letting GE run the financing side of the business, we are poised to avoid any distraction to provision of excellent service.”

In the UK, 70 per cent of all forklifts acquired are through lease or rental deals, in which Barloworld has played a leading role for more than 30 years. At one stage Barloworld designed its own man-up very narrow aisle forklift.

The deal closely follows Finning's sale of its UK forklift division to Briggs Equipment UK, involving a one-time after tax loss of CAD33 million (USD28.8 million).

Barloworld sold its US forklift lease book to Hyster Capital for USD77.3 million ( News #277).

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Sensors guide autonomous forklift in trials

By Roger Renstrom

Is there an autonomously operated forklift in your future?

A US Government industrial autonomous vehicle (IAV) project has included forklifts, wooden pallets and shrink-wrapped loads in advanced trials.

The US National Institute of Standards & Technology’s (NIST) intelligent systems division conducted demonstrations in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and developed algorithms suitable for any advanced automatic guided vehicle (AGV) including forklifts. NIST is part of the US Department of Commerce.

Transbotics Corp, of Charlotte, North Carolina, collaborated under an NIST cooperative research & development agreement and funded research on vehicle interfaces unique to its needs. Publicly traded Transbotics employs 45 people and creates automation solutions with an emphasis on AGVs, including single steer, fork style, laser guided vehicles.

“In [several] years, the AGV will become an autonomous guided vehicle,” said Lennart Johansson, Transbotics vice president of software engineering. Currently, however, autonomous technology was considered too expensive for traditional applications, making it economically “difficult to justify that level of smartness”.

More research is planned. “We hope to follow on with a larger group of forklift vendors and users who perhaps have similar challenges to what we studied,” said Roger Bostelman, a NIST project manager. “A consortium of industry experts would be ideal.”

“The sole purpose of the IAV project is to transfer technology and work directly with industry to solve challenges,” Bostelman said. “Transbotics came to us with a challenge to visualise pallets and verify their location using non-contact imaging technology.”

The test set-up used 48-inch (1.2-metre) long forks, wooden pallets measuring 40 inches (1.0 metre) by 48 inches (1.2 metres) and a load nearly eight feet high (2.4 metres).

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Linde invests EUR10 million in long-term strategy

Linde Material Handling has invested nearly EUR10 million (USD12.95 million) in a new development centre at its German headquarters in Aschaffenburg.

Construction of the three new buildings that comprise the centre cost EUR9.8 million (USD12.69 million) and took “just under 18 months”, a Linde statement said. The centre adds 10,000 square metres of space for new offices, test bays, workshops, assembly shops and a model production shop. Occupancy is expected to start next year.

Stefan Rinck, Linde Material Handling’s management board chairman, said the company aimed to expand its development team.

“With the new development centre for drive systems and forklifts, we are headed for long-term strengthening of capabilities in innovation and expertise in technology.

“[We] are on the lookout for well-trained engineers,” he said.

The new buildings were part of Linde’s “innovative processes and evolutionary products” aimed at shortening product development time and streamlining development processes, the statement said.

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TMHU donates tree funds for 8-Series deliveries in 2007
NEBRASKA CITY, NE, United States

Toyota Material Handling USA Inc (TMHU) will make a donation to the National Arbor Day Foundation for every Toyota 8-Series forklift it delivers in 2007.

In turn, the Nebraska City-based non-profit foundation will plant a tree in a national forest damaged by fire or other natural causes.

TMHU, of Irvine, California, and the environmental education organisation announced the partnership on November 16.

“Beyond pushing the bounds of product innovation, one of Toyota’s goals is to support environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial initiatives contributing to a cleaner environment,” said Shankar Basu, TMHU president and chief executive. “The National Arbor Day Foundation is helping us achieve this.”

TMHU unveiled the 8-Series in the US on November 16. Other units of Toyota Motor Corp launched the 8-Series in Japan in early September and Australia in early November ( News #285).

TMHU said the 8-Series was the only forklift to surpass US Environmental Protection Agency 2007 emission standards and meet the stringent 2010 emission standards of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). TMHU expects CARB certification in December.

Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc’s Columbus, Indiana manufacturing plant  has received an Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence at a pollution prevention conference in Carmel, Indiana. The site employs more than 800 people and manufactures a majority of the Toyota forklifts sold in the US.

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    Forklift operators enter not guilty pleas in conspiracy
    NEW YORK, NY, United States

    Former forklift operators Juan Renteria Jr and Nickolaus Shuster have entered not guilty pleas in a complicated insider-trading conspiracy, according to the US district attorney’s office in New York.

    Renteria and Shuster allegedly stole pre-release copies of Business Week magazine and fed tips to security traders from the magazine’s “Inside Wall Street” column. Each worked on forklifts at separate times at the Quad/Graphics Inc printing plant, in Hartford, Wisconsin ( News #255).

    Officials said David Pajcin and Eugene Plotkin were principals in the scheme, which involved more than a dozen people in the US, Croatia and Germany. The scheme began in 2004 and was disclosed in April 2006. The conspiracy allegedly fraudulently obtained nearly USD7 million.

    Pajcin, a one-time Goldman Sachs Group trainee, accepted a government offer to cooperate in disclosing details in exchange for a possible lesser sentence. Plotkin, a Goldman Sachs analyst, entered a not guilty plea and is scheduled for trial in April.

    Stanislav Shpigelman, a Merrill Lynch & Co analyst, entered a guilty plea to one count of insider trading. Jason Smith pleaded guilty to insider trading, conspiracy and contempt for violation of secrecy rules while serving on a federal grand jury investigating an accounting fraud. Each awaits sentencing. Charges against others are pending.

    Agents of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the US district attorney’s office conducted the investigation.

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    Logistica exhibitors and visitors happy with show
    UTRECHT, Netherlands

    By Christine Liew

    More than 25,000 people visited the triennial Logistica, at Jaarbeurs exhibition centre, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from November 14 to November 18.

    Show organiser spokesperson Mirjam van den Bogaard said exhibitors secured a high number of sales leads from the show and visitors were satisfied with the program.

    “The trade show took place at the right time. The market is attractive. In a few cases, deals were finalised at the show.”

    A total of 335 exhibitors showcased their products and services in four exhibition halls. New this year was the jointly-staged ICT & Logistiek show, displaying information and communications technology products and services from 110 exhibitors.

    Toyota Industrial Equipment Netherlands (TIEN) spokesperson Felice Olsman said Logistica was an “important Dutch trade fair”.

    “As a supplier of materials handling equipment [in the Netherlands], we consider this our most important fair. Logistica was well organised, with good visitor numbers, including decision makers.

    “A lot of customers visited us and we met many new prospects,” she said.

    Olsman said visitors showed “serious interest” in Toyota’s products and services.

    “Especially our new fleet management system, Toyota I-site, our sideway battery exchange system that can be used on all our trucks, our newest compact three-wheel truck, the Toyota Triago, and our truck that runs on vegetable oil.”

    TIEN exhibited a prototype of a forklift that runs on pure vegetable oil.
    Jos de Wilt, TIEN product manager, said the forklift was part of Toyota’s investment in improving the environment.

    “The system requires two converted fuel tanks, one holds diesel and the other holds vegetable oil, pressed from canola seeds. It is still being tested,” de Wilt said.

    Dutch forklift components supplier Van Gent Forklift Parts (VGFP) sales & purchase manager Dave Lam said his stand was so busy he had “zero time” to visit other stands.

    “Looking at the many visitors we had and the interest and business we got on our ATIB attachments, it must have been a good show for others as well,” Lam said.
    VGFP became Italian forklift attachment and mast producer ATIB’s official distributor in 2005 ( News #194).

    Lam said Van Gent received compliments on its stand.

    “Words we heard were ‘nice and open’ [for the stand’s design], ‘bar always good’ and ‘nice product showing’, especially the ALU fork positioner. Many stand designers asked if they could use our design.”

    Stephen Burford, sales executive for Europe, enjoyed his first trade show.

    “I was very impressed with the size and activity at Logistica. Feedback from exhibitors was consistently positive about visitor numbers and interest levels, with many saying it is the most important trade show in their calendar.”

    Feedback to the show organiser indicated one third of the 26,533 visitors came to Logistica with specific investment plans and two thirds were decision makers.

    Nearly half the attendees (47 per cent) visited Logistica for the first time. “New blood is essential for a healthy market presence,” van den Bogaard said.

    Logistica’s highest visitor numbers ever were 29,846 in 2003. The next show is planned for November 10 to November 14, 2009.

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    New Zealand Registered Company For Sale

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    Atlet is now Nissan dealer
    UTRECHT, Netherlands

    Sweden-based electric forklift manufacturer Atlet AB will start selling Nissan forklifts in the Netherlands and Belgium.

    The partnership would not involve Nissan selling Atlet forklifts in the Netherlands under the Nissan brand, Dutch logistics magazine reported.

    Nissan Forklift Europe’s Kees van Santen told that was a decision to be made by Atlet.

    “We have that wish in the Netherlands, but it is a decision Atlet Sweden needs to make. This decision was made by Atlet Benelux and Nissan.”

    However, he said the decision was “a step forward in that direction”.

    In June 2002, Atlet partnered with Nissan to manufacture a range of its warehouse equipment to be supplied by Nissan France SA under the Nissan Forklift Europe brand ( News #64). In 2003, Nissan Forklift Europe and Atlet expanded their cross-branding relationship into UK warehouse products ( News #137).

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    Mustang offers slightly cheaper telehandler
    OWATONNA, MN, United States

    Mustang Manufacturing Co has introduced a four-storey telehandler for residential and small commercial construction projects.

    Manufactured at Yankton plant, in South Dakota, USA, the 842 is similar to the 844 introduced in January 2005, but has a shorter lift height. The 842’s lift height is 42 feet (12.8 metres) and the 844 is 44 feet (13.4 metres) ( News #189).

    The 842 was 3.5 per cent cheaper than the 844, Mustang marketing manager Doug Snorek said.

    JLG shareholders to vote on Oshkosh merger
    McCONNELLSBURG, PA, United States

    JLG Industries Inc shareholders will vote at a December 4 meeting on JLG’s merger with Oshkosh Truck Corp ( News #282).

    Completion of the transaction, tentatively in December, is contingent on JLG shareholder approval and clearance of government regulatory requirements. One requirement, a waiting period under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, expired on November 21, according to a joint Oshkosh-JLG statement. The Oshkosh proposal values the cash deal at USD3.2 billion, including transaction costs and assumed debt.

    JLG and Caterpillar Inc have marked the first year of their strategic alliance to supply JLG-built Cat-branded telehandler products exclusively to Caterpillar dealers. Production is in progress at JLG plants in McConnellsburg, USA, and Maasmechelen, Belgium ( News #233).

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    New Zealand forklift company announces record profit
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand

    New Zealand forklift retailer Hellaby Holdings Ltd has announced a record pre-tax NZ32.5 million (AUD28.1 million) operating surplus.

    Auckland-based Hellaby Group has diverse investment portfolios, including forklifts, footwear and automotive parts. Its industrial division includes two wholly owned forklift subsidiaries, AB Equipment & Rental and Eurolift NZ. They reported steady trading in the 2005-06 financial year. The division’s turnover was NZ129.9 million (AUD112.5 million), similar to the previous year’s turnover.

    The year saw AB Equipment open a new branch in Hamilton and upgrade its Invercargill and Mt Maunganui premises, two of 14 company owned branches.

    AB represents Toyota, BT, Kalmar, Raymond and Moffett brands.

    Eurolift is a major supplier of Linde forklifts and Kubota products. Its head office is in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

    Hellaby managing director David Houldsworth said it was “pleasing to report that the last 10 years have seen Eurolift grow revenue an average 22 per cent a year”.

    Houldsworth said Hellaby had made several acquisitions and transactions during the year, including an equity increase from 85 per cent to 100 per cent in shoe retailer R Hannah & Co. It also acquired an 80 per cent equity interest in Discount Shoe Warehouse.

    Hellaby is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).

    Last week Hellaby said in a statement to the NZX that it had entered into an agreement to buy industrial and forklift battery importer and exporter HCB Technologies Ltd (HCB).

    The statement said HCB would continue to operate as an independent, stand-alone business under the Hellaby Automotive Division. It said: “HCB’s core business of automotive and industrial batteries fits very well with our major business areas and is therefore a very complementary acquisition for the Hellaby Group.”

    Hellaby chairman William Falconer said New Zealand’s growth and business confidence levels were “constrained” but Hellaby’s portfolio was “relatively robust to fluctuations in New Zealand’s economic conditions”.

    Houldsworth said he hoped the “slowdown in the New Zealand economy will lead to increased investment opportunities for the Hellaby Group”.

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    Clark expands operations in Queensland
    BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

    Clark Equipment Australia Pty Ltd  has opened new sales and aftermarket facilities in Brisbane, at Acacia Ridge and Archerfield.

    The Acacia Ridge showroom opened in August  and is dedicated to sales. Nine Queensland sales staff represent Clark, Omega, Bobcat, IR utility and construction vehicles, and Daken brands. Clark also has branches in Nerang and Maroochydore.

    Clark’s head office is in Hornsby, New South Wales. It has branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and New Zealand, plus a national dealer network.

    Clark managing director Robert Hammond said Queensland’s growth record was at the heart of the decision to expand.

    “It’s not surprising that we are willing to make this major investment when Queensland continues to perform so strongly. With GDP growth at four per cent and strong public sector infrastructure spending, as a result of impressive population growth at two per cent, it is the fastest growing state in Australia,” he said.

    General manager Queensland Steve Goodall said Clark had seen a dramatic increase in parts and service sales since the move to Archerfield and Clark’s expansion plans “haven’t stopped yet”.

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    Forklift company changes name
    MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia

    Melbourne-based Forklift Sales & Rental has changed its name to Pacific Materials Handling Pty Ltd and secured exclusive distribution rights to the German-made Sennebogen multi-handler series.

    Pacific’s newly appointed general manager Byron Judd said the name change accommodated a wider range of products.

    “With the introduction of the Sennebogen series, we were distributing more than forklifts, so we needed a name that would slot the materials handling range into it,” he said.

    Pacific now specialises in distributing late model forklifts and bulk materials handling products. Its head office is in Williamstown, Melbourne.

    Judd has 17 years’ experience in the forklift industry, after working for Cascade Australia for nine years and Hyster, in Melbourne, for eight years.

    Pacific will distribute the Sennebogen green line 305 multihandler C series in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The multihandler is a bulk handling telehandler suited to loading high-sided trailers and 20 foot shipping containers.

    Judd said it suited smaller, bulk handling port operations. A statement said green line capacities ranged from 22,000kg to 110,000kg.

    Sennebogen began as a family business in 1952. It has factories in Straubing and Wackersdorf, in Germany, that design, develop and manufacture cranes, materials handling machines and hydraulic excavators, a statement said. It has branches in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America.

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    Logistics association changes its name
    PERTH, Western Australia, Australia

    Supply chain education and networking body the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) has changed its name to Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia Ltd (SCLAA).

    The name change was announced at the Supply Chain WA Conference.

    An SCLAA statement said the name change recognised the need to have a “uniquely Australian, broad-based association”.

    “For the LAA to best represent the interests of members, a single, national entity was required, as opposed to the loose federation of state-based entities.”
    The statement said the change in focus delivered a clearer brand message.

    SCLAA has a new website,

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    Lisman Vorkheftrucks releases company DVD and completely renews website!
    IJSSELSTEIN, Netherlands

    During the CEMAT trade fair in Hannover last year we gave you a preview of our company DVD. But as you know Lisman is continuously on the move, which meant that we had to delay the definitive release of the DVD. In the meantime we have captured the latest developments in our company. In this dynamic film you can see the most recent developments at both our locations and our newest production line for used machines.

    Click here for the full text of this release, including pictures.

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    Cascade Canada, Ltd
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada

    Cascade Corporation’s Canadian facility in Mississauga, Ontario is just a 5 minute drive from Lester B. Pearson airport (Canada’s largest). The 65 employees at this facility are proud to say that they are “The” Remanufacturing facility for North America as well as the Worldwide Headquarters for “Application Specific Product”. In addition, they supply Canadian Customers with the complete Cascade product line and Liftech masts. Cascade Mississauga designs and manufactures specialty attachments such as Block Handlers, Marble Slab Handlers, Stationary Load Inverters, Load Transfer Station, Fixed Fork Spreaders, Load Extenders, Inverta PushTM, Tipping Clamps, Bread Handlers, Broke Paper Clamps, Buckets, Drop...

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    CEP Clausen Engineering Partners - Representative for high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL wheels and castors for the US and Canada

    We are pleased to announce that since 1st September 2006, Eric Clausen of CEP Clausen Engineering Partners is representing RAEDER-VOGEL in the US and Canada, actively promoting our wide range of wheels and castors for forklift trucks and materials handling with high-quality tread materials such as VULKOLLAN®, TRACOTHAN®, PEVOPUR®, VULKODYN®.  

    More than 60 years of experience as a manufacturer of wheels and castors in Germany and more than 30 years of experience as a manufacturer of VULKOLLAN® wheels and castors (under license of Bayer AG, Leverkusen) have made us one of the leading suppliers of wheels for the forklift...

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    Brudi Bolzoni Auramo in CANADA

    The Canadian branch of the Bolzoni Auramo Group is supplying all major Canadian forklift truck distributors with a full range of attachments. With its main office and warehouse located in Montreal, QC, Brudi Bolzoni Auramo keeps a complete stock of spare parts, a fleet of rental attachments, as well as new paper roll clamps, fork positioners, side shifters, appliance clamps, rotators and single double pallet handlers.

    Click here for the full text of this release, including pictures.

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    Mobile Industries Inc
    TORONTO, Canada

    Mobile Industries Inc. has been serving the world materials handling equipment market for almost half a century. As a leading manufacturer of pallet trucks, stackers, self-propelled equipment and allied products, Mobile realized very early on that a local geographic presence is not just important, but an absolute necessity.

    Click here for the full text of this release, including pictures.

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    Mobile Offers Allies New Allied Line Of Products.

    As a long time manufacturer of quality material handling products such as pallet trucks, scissor lifts and stackers, it was a logical step for Mobile Industries Inc. to develop a complementary line of products designed to handle smaller, more specific applications. A great deal of time was spent researching to ensure that these products would meet the same quality standards that the Mobile dealers have come to expect, but would also be priced to offer a distinct advantage in the market. Mobile is seeking new distributors in Europe and the Middle East and also in some regions of North America. For exciting sales opportunities, please contact a Mobile representative for more information.

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    Terex achieves 75 years with AEM
    MILWAUKEE, WI, United States

    Telehandler manufacturer Terex Corp, of Westport, Connecticut, has received the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) milestone member award for its 75-year membership.

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