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This is issue #480 - 23 September 2010 of the weekly newsletter for industry professionals.
Record entries expected for US Open


Italian court gives approval to CVS Ferrari srl
KION more than doubles earlier forecast
HK Systems becomes part of Dematic
Paylor warns of challenges ahead for rental
Record entries expected for US Open
Shipper uses onboard forklifts to move loads
Company fined for dangerous forklift move
Sample of used equipment for sale
Port News

Forklift safety message fails to register
Crane company ordered to advertise OHS breach
DHL delivers rugby to the world
Tauranga tipped to become international hub port

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Keytroller, LLC Announces KEYTROLLER LCD601 New Generation LCD Access & Monitoring System with Color
Introducing a Distribution Tractor concept
Tailift introducing the Premium Z series forklift trucks
Blickle Castors and Wheels – We Innovate Mobility

One good thing to do
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Italian court gives approval to CVS Ferrari srl
Rovoleto di Cadeo, Italy
Manitex-owned CVS Ferrari srl has received approval from the Court of Piacenza to run CVS Spa on an exclusive basis with an option to acquire the business within two years after the end of its insolvency process.

Elvio Simonetti, CVS Ferrari srl’s international business developer, tells News that the company has now appointed a “highly experienced” management team and that “the first priority is to obtain confirmation from all customers on the continuity of business”. Simonetti has worked at Fantuzzi Group for a number of years and claims credit for taking Italian container handling equipment into international markets.

Stefano Mercati, who oversaw Fantuzzi Group’s legal department and was in charge of acquisitions and mergers, is now CVS Ferrari srl’s general manager.

In June, Manitex established the subsidiary CVS Ferrari srl and the company then had an agreement with the Ferrari family to operate the business in Rovoleto di Cadeo, Italy, on an exclusive rental basis ( News #469).

Simonetti says it is common in Europe for businesses to hire other businesses that are in liquidation with an option to acquire in the future. “Actually (this) benefits both parties because the court … can try to pay more money to the creditors.”

On challenges the new company faces in running CVS Spa, Simonetti says the priority is on service and equipment back-up and then moving the backlog of orders. CVS had 2008 sales of USD101.2 million (EUR71.8 million) but experienced lower 2009 sales as a result of the economic downturn. At the end of June, CVS had a backlog of orders of approximately USD10 million (EUR8.2 million) for delivery in 2010.

“We are all paying special attention to after-sales needs of customers worldwide. We are working full speed in order to fulfill the outstanding orders, service and parts requests [and] have been available during the usual European summer festivities,” he explains.
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KION more than doubles earlier forecast
Hamburg, Germany
KION Group has moved from a half-year loss of EUR13.2 million (USD17.6 million) in 2009 to EUR20.8 million (USD27.7 million) in earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) this year.

Group CEO Gordon Riske told German paper Handelsblatt that the group’s mid-term sales target is EUR5 billion and that it wants to lift its EBITA margin to 10% by 2013 from 8% in 2008.

The company has revised its EBITA expectation for 2010 to between EUR70 million and EUR90 million -from the previously forecasted EUR35 million (USD46.6 million). Full-year revenue is expected to surpass EUR3.2 billion (USD4.259 billion). In 2009, revenue had declined by one-third to EUR3.1 billion (USD4.126 billion).

Riske also told Handelsblatt that according to 2009 figures, there was about a 10% difference in revenues between KION and world-leader Toyota.

When News asked KION head of communications Michael Hauger which world region  and forklift brand contributed most to the group’s growth in new truck sales, he said “both European home markets and other markets equally contributed to growth in [the first half of 2010 and that] all brands benefited from the strong market development”.

According to Modern Materials Handling’s latest ranking of the world’s top 20 forklift suppliers, KION, which supplies the Linde, OM, Still and Baoli brands, ranks second after Toyota, with 2009 sales revenue of USD4.1 billion. The list places German competitor Jungheinrich third, with revenues of USD2.3 billion.
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One good thing to do
The US Open Forklift Safety Rodeo invites you to join us as a co-sponsor of the 2010 Rodeo.

The following is an testimonial extract from Col. Richard E. "Dick" Higgins, USAF (Ret) from the US Open Rodeo.

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HK Systems becomes part of Dematic
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
The Grand Rapids-based North American operation of Dematic Holding sà rl is consolidating newly acquired HK Systems Inc of New Berlin, Wisconsin into the Dematic family.

Both businesses play a role in robotic technology within the materials handling community.

Leading and developing the design, delivery and support of the combined operations in the US and Canada is John K Baysore, chief executive officer of Dematic North America.

Baysore says: “Throughout the transition, customers will remain our top priority. The combined company will provide enhanced material flow solutions to improve our customers’ supply chain performance while increasing their service levels and profitability. Our goal is to deliver seamless end-to-end solutions for diversified vertical markets from manufacturing to distribution. In addition, the acquisition combines two powerful customer service infrastructures to deliver the industry’s most responsive and dependable integrated materials handling systems support.”

HK Systems provides automated materials handling and software solutions.

Dematic, a supplier of intelligent logistics and materials handling solutions including automated guided vehicles, disclosed an agreement in principle with HK on 4 August ( News #476) and concluded the acquisition on 15 September. Terms were not disclosed.

Now, Dematic employs more than 4,100 logistics professionals and has annual business volume of about USD1.2 billion. Dematic manufacturing plants are located in the US, Europe, China and Australia.

Based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Dematic designs, manufactures, implements and supports automated materials handling systems that reduce operational costs and optimise supply chain performance. Prior to adopting the global Dematic name, the company was known as Rapistan.
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Paylor warns of challenges ahead for rental
Madrid, Spain
Ex-JLG president Craig Paylor has urged rental companies to exploit the full economic life of their machines and warned the industry to prepare for some major challenges in his keynote address at the Europlatform conference.

The conference, organised by Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) on 16 September in Madrid, Spain, attracted over 145 delegates, the largest attendance in the event’s history.

Paylor acknowledged manufacturers had overproduced machines in the pre-global recession years. “We’ve got to get over the greed. Manufacturers made too much and distribution bought too much.”

He argued that rental companies should resist underselling machines and consider returning to a rental model where machines are kept for longer periods. “I guarantee that you will double your return if you keep it for parts and use it for your fleet. Don’t be in a hurry to run out and sell it.”

Conference speaker Carlos Fernández Araoz, who is CEO of Spanish rental company GAM, advised rental companies to look outside their home markets and exploit opportunities in developing areas.

He also said access platform rental companies should move towards a thrifty rental culture with lower overheads. “I believe that the aerial business needs to do this. It has been operating in the past in a period of abundance.”

Another speaker, Nick Mavrick of Volvo Rentals, said companies should target their marketing and customer service at the “best of the best”. “There is the idea that if you make an exception for one customer, then you have to make an exception for all customers. It is not true.”

George Marriott of Access Plus, a small access rental company in the UK, explained he has adopted best practices from market leaders in other industries to create a rental model that had dramatically improved efficiency in the business. Hand-held computers used by sales staff, drivers and mechanics had improved delivery times, the speed of pre-delivery inspections and reduced response times for service callouts.

Asif Latief, marketing director at A-Plant, described how developing a special rental application for iPhones had allowed sales staff to quote on the road using the latest pricing information. He said that contracts sealed using iPhones were on average 6% higher than other contracts.

Other speakers included Oliver Sven Dahms of PartnerLift in Germany and Malcolm Bowers, representing the UK’s Access Link, who described the benefits to smaller rental companies of forming re-rental alliances to offer a nationwide service and win business with large contractors.

Murray Pollock, managing editor of Access International, gave a short report on the current rental market worldwide. He said the consensus was that North American and European access rental markets would recover slowly, with significant investment to grow fleets unlikely before 2012.

The main theme of the conference was “Renting Smart: Efficient Fleet Management”. The next Europlatform conference will be held on 13 September 2011 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation promoting the safe use of powered access equipment including telehandlers.
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Record entries expected for US Open
Springfield, OH, United States
As many as three dozen teams may compete in the 16th annual US Open Forklift Rodeo & Safety Expo on 29-30 October under sponsorship of the Springfield/Clark County Safety Council and

“Several companies are entering multiple teams” and additional entrants are expected to file forms to compete in Springfield, says Richard E Higgins, longtime event director. Higgins is a senior safety trainer and territory manager in the Springfield branch of Forklift Training Systems.

Kraft Foods Inc has entered five teams from operations in Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Manassas, Virginia; and Streetsboro and Coshocton, Ohio.
MillerCoors LLC has entered two teams from operations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Trenton, Ohio.

Five weeks in advance of the event, other official entrants, in alphabetical order, include:

Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Cascade Corp, plant in Springfield
Concrete Sealants Inc, facility in Tipp City, Ohio
Dole Food Co Inc, fresh vegetables operation in Springfield
Honda of America Manufacturing Inc, assembly plant in Marysville, Ohio
Keystone Foods/M&M Restaurant Supply, location in Springfield
Konecranes Inc, facility in Springfield
KTH Parts Industries Inc, site in Saint Paris, Ohio
Material Distribution Services, site in Covington, Kentucky
NEX Transport Inc, site in East Liberty, Ohio
Sweet Manufacturing Co, facility in Springfield
Whirlpool Corp, facility in St Joseph, Michigan

Eric Zumbrin of KTH Parts Industries won both the overall rodeo championship and the masters division at the 2009 US Open Forklift Rodeo in Springfield.

Higgins was instrumental in 1995 in starting a local Springfield forklift rodeo that now functions as the US Open.
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Shipper uses onboard forklifts to move loads
Iwaluit, NU,, Canada
Onboard forklifts are helping  marine transport carrier Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc (NEAS) to load cargo and freight on its four ships.

“We own 12 forklifts (with lifting capacities) of 4-16 metric tons,” says Georges Tousignant, manager of operations for Iqaluit-based NEAS. The Caterpillar brand is on six of the forklifts, and Kalmar and Linde identities are on the others.

In an early August operation, sealift barges ferried 6,500 cubic metres of scrap metal that was staged on the beach at Iqaluit. Over two days, NEAS utilised four onboard forklifts to unload the barge contents onto the 110-metre MV Aivik,  rather than employ the freighter’s two 155-ton heavy-lift derricks. The cranes are deemed to be slow and pose operational risks.

The flat-bottom MV Aivik, which has a rear loading hatch with sea-opening capability, delivered the scrap metal from Iqaluit to a port along the Saint Lawrence River. The nearby Quebec City plant of American Iron & Metal Co Inc processed the material and, with proceeds from the sales, covered expenses for the freight haul-out.

For Iqaluit leaders, disposing of the long-accumulated scrap metal brought relief. In 2009, high winds and icy conditions prompted a freighter to leave the vicinity without picking up any of the available metal.

During July in advance of the MV Aivik’s arrival, the community’s public works department gathered abandoned vehicles and other scrap metal and had the landfill staff compact and crush the materials.

Iqaluit, capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is located on the south coast of Baffin Island. The community was known as Frobisher Bay prior to 1987.

Inuit birthright corporations own a majority of NEAS. The firm serves as an economic link between Canada’s Arctic region and other localities and has 40 shipping destinations in Canada, according to Tousignant.
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Company fined for dangerous forklift move
Corpach, United Kingdom
The UK’s biggest sawmill company was fined last week for transporting timber across a busy road in a dangerous manner.

Health and Safety officers say the way the timber was loaded meant the operator’s view from his forklift was partly obstructed and he was only able to see Lochaber Road through a 3-inch gap, The Press and Journal reported.

BSW Timber Ltd of Corpach pleaded guilty at Fort William Sheriff Court to allowing the use of the forklift for packaging and distribution although visibility was obstructed, and was fined GBP700 (USD1,095).

Sheriff Derek O’Carroll said he considered the offence to be at the top end of the scale but was restricted from ordering a heavier penalty because the maximum that could be imposed was GBP1,000 (USD1,564).

“Anyone could see that it was dangerous,” he said.
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Konecranes receives orders from India
Visakhapatnam, India

Konecranes has received orders for two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Indian terminal operator Visakha Container Terminal Pvt Ltd (VCTPL).
The RTGs will be delivered in the northern summer of 2011 and the STS cranes at the end of 2011 to the Visakhapatnam Port on the east coast of India.
The value of the orders was not disclosed.
VCTPL is a joint venture between DP World and United Linder Agencies of India (Pvt) Ltd. The company started operations in 2003 in the Visakhapatnam Port, one of India’s major ports.  VCTPL is expanding its terminal and investing in new equipment to cope with growing container traffic.

Terex Noell supplies STS to XPGCO
Xiamen, China

Terex Noell China has signed a contract to supply two STS cranes to Xiamen Port Holding Group Co Ltd (XPGCO). The cranes will be delivered in November and the value of the order was not disclosed.
XPGCO general manager Chen Dingyu says the company has inspected the STS cranes that Terex Noell had supplied to Xiamen Xiangyu Port and Zhangzhou Port.
“I hope that Terex Noell will carry out this contract carefully and offer us high quality STS,” he says.
Terex Cranes managing director Thomas Ostermann thanks XPGCO for its confidence in the Terex brand. “The economy of China is developing steadily … This is the first time for us to sign the STS contract with Xiamen Port Holding Group. We are fully confident in providing customers with cost-effective cranes.”
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Terex to build up to 200 rough-terrain forklifts
Fredericksburg, VA, United States

The systems command of the US Marine Corps has awarded a contract to Terex Corp for up to 200 light-capability rough-terrain forklifts. The award occurred without any competitive bidding.
The Quantico, Virginia-based command wants completion of work on the first phase of the program by September 2012 under an initial funding of USD9.9 million. Including that amount, the entire contract is for USD18.9 million under a firm, fixed-price arrangement with to-be-determined date and quantity provisions. The Terex government programs office in Fredericksburg submitted the bid.
For the second quarter ended 30 June, Terex of Westport, Connecticut reported a net loss from continuing operations of USD13.1 million compared to a loss of USD99.6 million for the year-earlier period. Sales in the 2010 second quarter were USD1.08 billion versus USD947.3 million in the comparable 2009 quarter.

Forklift drivers wanted at discount chain
Liverpool, United Kingdom

B&M Bargains has 200 jobs available at its new Liverpool headquarters.
The discount retailer marked the official opening of its new warehouse and distribution centre in Speke last week. It has already created 600 jobs and is looking to take on another 200.
Joint managing director Simon Arora told the Daily Post that B&M was particularly looking for forklift and HGV drivers, as well as warehouse supervisory roles at the huge The Vault complex in Speke.

RFID Europe attracts interest
Cambridge, United Kingdom

RFID Europe held in Cambridge, UK on 28-29 September, has attracted 22 exhibitors with one more exhibitor space left.
Organiser IDTechEx, says the event will be “truly intentional, with everything relevant to Europe”. Many of the delegates and speakers are said to be end users and prospective end users. Delegates include people from Argentina, Belarus, Czech Republic, India, Singapore, US, Romania and Korea.
Companies presenting include BMW, Centre Pompidou, Goodyear, Cambridge County Council Libraries, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Copenhagen Airports.
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Watts Tyre Group passes assessment
Lydney, United Kingdom

Watts Tyre Group has passed the ongoing assessment for ISO 14001:2004.
Group CEO Jean-Paul Mindermann says quality accreditations are “very important” to the company and that it is “delighted to continue to keep standards high”.
He says Watts Tyre Group has held ISO:9001 Quality Management in various forms since 1990 and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems since 2006.
Watts Tyre Group started manufacturing solid tyres in 1960. It distributes its tyres in over 60 countries and is owned by Premia Group Ltd.
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Forklift safety message fails to register
Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
A Victorian company, the second in two months, has been convicted and fined for an incident in which a worker was struck by a forklift.

Visy Packaging Pty Ltd was convicted and placed on an adjourned undertaking for 12 months. As a special condition, the company was ordered to pay $112,500 to Melbourne University’s Marie Tehan Medical Fund.

The incident occurred in December 2008 when a female employee was walking through Visy’s Wodonga manufacturing warehouse. She stopped at a crossroads, saw an approaching forklift, and thought the driver was signalling that it was safe for her to cross.

When she stepped forward, she was struck by a second forklift which was approaching from another direction.

“Despite years of communicating the message that people and forklifts don’t mix, workplace behaviour does not reflect the fact that these machines can seriously hurt or kill if they hit someone – regardless of the speed at which they travel,” says WorkSafe manufacturing and logistics director Ross Pilkington.

“In this case, we’re talking about a workplace with a production area and two warehouses where forklifts are operating. There were no physical barriers or marked walkways separating forklifts from pedestrians – instead, they were told to communicate with eye contact and hand signals.

“Visy clearly failed in their duty to keep their workers safe – this was an entirely avoidable incident which should never have happened.”

The prosecution comes only two months after national company Swire Cold Storage was convicted and fined following an incident where a forklift was driven into the path of a worker operating a pallet mover.

“On average, three people are seriously injured by forklifts every week in Victorian workplaces, a totally unacceptable situation,” adds Pilkington.

He says Victorian workplaces need to get the message that people and forklifts don’t mix, and it’s up to employers to make sure they’re separated.

“People don’t seem to realise that if you’re working in close proximity to a forklift, you are at serious risk. Just as you wouldn’t work on the road in the middle of a freeway without having some very distinct physical separation in place, so too should you not work with forklifts unless there is a significant physical separation,” he says.
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Crane company ordered to advertise OHS breach
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A NSW Industrial Court judge has ordered a Sydney company, convicted of an OHS breach that led to the serious injury of a teenage apprentice, to advertise details of the case in the print media.

Justice Marks directed the company to place the advertisement in at least one edition of a major Sydney daily newspaper and two trade magazines.

The order means that the 228-word advertisement could be seen by a potential readership of over 400,000.

Stephensons Cranes Pty Ltd of Arndell Park was fined $65,000, with half the fine to be paid to WorkCover, and also ordered to pay WorkCover costs.

The 19-year-old apprentice suffered serious crush injuries to his lower torso and legs on 20 February, 2007 when he fell 2.5 metres at a Holsworthy residential construction site and was hit by a one-tonne load of timber flooring.

The apprentice was not wearing a fall arrest.

Stephensons Cranes was ordered to advertise the conviction by Justice Marks under section 115 of the Act, which allows courts to direct the offender to “take specified action to publicise the offence, its consequences (and) the penalty imposed”.
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DHL delivers rugby to the world
Auckland, New Zealand
Logistics specialist DHL will handle logistics for the Rugby World Cup 2011 to be held in New Zealand.

As well as ticket distribution, DHL will handle express shipments and international and domestic freight movements, including the delivery of competing teams’ equipment.

Approximately 200 movements of equipment will take place during the tournament, with an expected two to six tonnes of equipment per move.

DHL will transport this equipment as well as store and deliver uniforms and official equipment from training grounds to playing venues around New Zealand.

It is expected DHL trucks will drive a total of almost 30,000 km over the course of the event.

“Come September 2011, 20 teams will travel to New Zealand, bringing a combined 76 tonnes of baggage and equipment and an average of four tonnes of baggage and equipment each,” says Gary Edstein, senior vice president, DHL Express Oceania.

“The DHL team will be responsible for handling this equipment and, quite literally, delivering rugby to the world.”
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Tauranga tipped to become international hub port
Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Port of Tauranga has welcomed the New Zealand Shippers Council’s recommendation that it should become an international hub port. The council is an association representing major cargo owners in New Zealand.  

In its report on New Zealand's international supply chain released recently, the council said Port of Tauranga is the logical choice to be first to make the investment to accommodate the larger 7,000 TEU ships that are becoming the trend in international shipping.

"It is time for New Zealand to make some tough decisions on infrastructure investment to ensure that our exporters remain competitive globally," says Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns.

The port company’s application to widen and deepen Tauranga harbour's shipping channels is about to be considered by the Environment Court following a recommendation from Environment Bay of Plenty to grant the resource consents.

Environment Bay of Plenty is the regional council for the Bay of Plenty region, responsible for monitoring the effects of human activities on the environment and promoting the sustainable management of the natural and physical resources for present and future generations.

Dredging will allow the port to take vessels of up to 7,000 TEUs.
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Bozela Parts AB and RAEDER-VOGEL® began their cooperation in 1998. Today they are renowned as specialists in wheels and tyres for Scandinavian forklift brands.
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One of the good things we can all do
Forkliftaction is a proud sponsor of the US Open Forklift Safety Rodeo and we will keenly consider similar sponsorships around the world.
We invite you to join us as a co-sponsor of these events.

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Electric Forklift Trucks from Ningbo Ruyi
Ningbo Ruyi FB20AC series has been extended with a NEW type of electric forklift with AC power, designed to advanced international standards, with streamlined design and easy to operate, superior ergonomics and advanced dependability, safety and durability, enhanced productivity and lower operational costs. This is really the safest, most comfortable, and most efficient choice.

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Ragasco Composite LPG cylinders for Fork Lift Trucks
Ragasco has supplied over 5 million Composite LPG cylinders worldwide since 2000 and in 2006 the company introduced their composite LPG cylinders for Forklift Trucks (FLT). The low weight combined with an ergonomic design makes the cylinder very easy to lift and handle.

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Keytroller, LLC Announces KEYTROLLER LCD601 New Generation LCD Access & Monitoring System with Color
A leader OEM in the safety technology industry, Keytroller, LLC unveils its latest and most advanced access and monitoring system to date: the KEYTROLLER 601LCD, a new generation LCD access and monitoring system with color.

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Introducing a Distribution Tractor concept
We wish to introduce to you our new Distribution Tractor concept and to a newcomer in our selection, for keeping your terminal operations on the move. Exceeding all standards for its class, the Kalmar TT612d Purpose-built Distribution Tractor has the potential to increase your productivity by 35%. In contrast to clumsy road trucks, the Distribution Tractor makes the trailer-handling faster and you gain better access to service points. Drive lines are optimal, and visibility wider. Make your trailer-handling three times faster!

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Tailift introducing the Premium Z series forklift trucks
More than 35 years of Tailift innovations and continuous improvement have been built into Z series. Tailift now is proud to formally launch the new premium Generation, Z series, to global market. The new generation of Tailift forklift trucks, the Z series, combines ergonomic excellence, great performance, comfort, safety, easy maintenance and real value for all customers and represents a true solution to different needs.

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Blickle Castors and Wheels – We Innovate Mobility
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UK authority supports industry’s reach for excellence
Alton, United Kingdom
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will be providing an insight into the ways it helps its members deliver the industry’s highest standards of service at its stand at the IMHX trade show this year.

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Danny Marron: Hiring a training consultant?
OTTAWA, Canada
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United States, Dalton,GA

2. Product Marketing Coordinator - Full time
United States, Lexington

3. Parts Manager - Full time
United States, Montgomery Alabama

4. Mobile Field Service Engineer - Full time
United Kingdom, Devon


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1. Management - Full time
anywhere US, United States

2. Management - Full time
Global, United States

3. Sales / Management - Full time
Any, United States


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Fast Facts

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Editorial Calendar 2009

Editorial Calendar 2010

The Forklift Market in The USA
Attachments: Pallet Handling
Used Forklift Dealers
The Forklift Market in China
Materials Handling Equipment in Ports
The Forklift Market in Latin America
2 Sep.
Forkliftaction’s 10th Anniversary
Batteries and Chargers
Materials Handling in Europe
Warehouse Counter Balance Forklifts
Spare Parts


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