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Industry faces late payment challenge
Melbourne, Victoria The forklift industry has not been spared from a trend towards increased delays in payments. Recent research by credit analyst Dun & Bradstreet reveals that despite improving economic conditions,... [more]
Forklift companies merge assets to lift profile
Perth, Western Australia United Equipment has announced its decision to merge with Allforks to create one of Australia’s largest forklift distribution and rental operations. The business will trade as United Equipment and... [more]
Gough expands with Palfinger acquisition
Christchurch New Zealand-based materials handling specialist and NZ Palfinger dealer, the Gough Group, has acquired the Palfinger dealership in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The buy-out propels Gough into the... [more]
Forklift grand final draws near
Sydney, New South Wales The 2010 forklift championship will culminate next week in the national grand final to be held at the Materials Handling and Safety Show on 28 October in Sydney. Organiser... [more]

TVH Parts acquires Ruben Power
BELGIUM TVH Parts NV has bought Ruben Power BVBA for an undisclosed sum. All six employees were offered a job at TVH and while the company name Ruben Power... [more]
MH Equipment adds territory
UNITED STATES MH Logistics Corp, trading as MH Equipment Co, has added to its Hyster territory in acquiring a majority of the assets of Shipping Utilities Inc. Terms were not disclosed.... [more]
ITA honours Simpson, Dunlap for service
UNITED STATES The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has recognised Stan Simpson and Dan Dunlap with meritorious service and special industry awards. Both Simpson and Dunlap chaired the ITA general engineering committee... [more]
Forklift dealer gets okay for construction
UNITED STATES A forklift dealership in Mason City intends to build and outfit a structure and relocate an existing branch operation about three miles (4.8 km) from a leased facility. YMH... [more]
Telehandler featured in Chilean mine rescue
UNITED KINGDOM JCB telehandlers had a role to play in the Chilean mineworkers’ rescue drama last week. Leading up to the rescue mission, which started last Tuesday, a JCB 531-70 Loadall... [more]
Carlsberg automates warehouse with forklifts
SWEDEN Danish brewery Carlsberg has taken delivery of new automated forklifts made by Italian company Elettric 80 at its warehouse in Falkenberg, Sweden. The laser guided vehicles (LGVs) carry out... [more]
Supplier claims black hole in Thorough Examination
UNITED KINGDOM Current Thorough Examination inspection for forklifts does not place enough emphasis on checking the chain that controls a forklift’s lifting and lowering functions, and so there is a “black hole”... [more]
CeMAT Asia starts next week
CHINA China’s international materials handling and logistics fair, CeMAT Asia 2010, will kick off at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre next week. A total of 400 exhibitors occupying 28,500... [more]
PD Ports wins long-term handling contract
UNITED KINGDOM Tea and coffee merchant Taylors of Harrogate has awarded PD Ports a 10-year contract to handle all its tea and coffee imports. This follows a successful 12-month trial, handling... [more]
Impact Handling distributes Cat - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Komatsu appoints Ambassador - Milan, Italy
Linde China CEO receives award - Xiamen, China
Nissan introduces robust pack - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
MHIA allocates space for MODEX 2012 - Charlotte, NC, United States
TOC Americas includes equipment, sensor makers - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [more]
Forklift tynes stolen from dealership
UNITED STATES Sixty forklift tynes on pallets were stolen from an outside storage location at a facility of Liftech Equipment Companies Inc in the town of Chile near Rochester. The items are... [more]
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USA and Far East Manufacturers: Last chance to access UK market place and take advantage of the current exchange rates – IMHX 2010 now over 95% sold
Showcase your products and services at the International Materials Handling Exhibition 2010 (IMHX 2010). If you’re looking to establish UK and European distributors for your materials handling and logistics products and services, book your stand today! [more]
Meet ShangLi at at BAUMA China 2010 this November
ShangLi Heavy Industry will attend BAUMA China 2010 under the name of our subsidiary company, Shanghai Dazhong Hydraulic Technology Co., Ltd. (SDH). ShangLi Forklift will be exhibiting the 2.5T Electric Forklift with SME double motor 100% AC system. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL® proudly presents its worldwide network of trade partners
In over 30 countries RAEDER-VOGEL® cooperates with local dealerships. Their excellent service response times and in-depth knowledge of the local markets combined with RAEDER-VOGEL'S® quality products and support from a truly global manufacturer are the key to on-going success. [more]
Lancer IMHX Preview
As the niche specialist for safe and secure handling where sideloading is ideal such as the  plastics, steel and wood industries– Bulmor Lancer group will proudly be highlighting their business confidence in the shape of three different truck designs on Stand 18M174. [more]
Curtis Leads the Battery Charge
Curtis will be a major presence at IMHX – on Stand 20G80 - when they exhibit their broadened charger range, which meets most requirements, including exciting new models and wider choices, and a truly realistic and unmatched pricing structure. [more]
Looking for dealers to represent Maximal IC and Electric Forklifts
All Terrain Truck & Equipment, Inc.; the US distributor for MAXIMAL forklifts and parts, is looking for dealers interested in representing MAXIMAL IC AND ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS. Dealer territories are available in the USA and Canada. [more]
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Ecomatic Press-on and Resilient Tires
Solideal USA announces ECOMATIC, a new eco-friendly budget line.  The new line is manufactured utilizing European Technology and has proven to provide long wear in general use operations. [more]
Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C, 1500kg capacity
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd. introduces the Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C (1500kg capacity). The Narrow Aisle Lift Truck's many features will increase safety and productivity, structural capability, and serviceability. [more]
Break through innovative adapter for pallet trucks. Turn@bout Maneuverability Adapters are quickly becoming highly sought after!
Enjoy the advantages of the Turn@bout assisted pallet truck: increased maneuverability, tracking, and the ability to maximize your warehouse space. Add a Turn@bout to your pallet truck, and increase productivity, efficiency, and safety. [more]
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 cylinder is very easy to lift and handle. [more]
Ready for a cleaner future
Beginning 2011, new standards of Stage IIIB in the EU and Tier 4i U.S. are required of all off-road equipment powered by engines over 129 kW. Cargotec is well prepared and offers different solutions to cope with the coming requirements. [more]
Are you in breach of Australian Standard 4084-1993, applicable to Pallet Racking?
WSS (Warehouse Safety Solutions) are confident that the Protect – It rack protector, one of the most cost effective rack protectors on the market today, will save you money on your current method of rack protection. [more]
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Media Releases
USA and Far East Manufacturers: Last chance to access UK market place and take advantage of the current exchange rates – IMHX 2010 now over 95% sold 
Meet ShangLi at at BAUMA China 2010 this November 
RAEDER-VOGEL® proudly presents its worldwide network of trade partners 
Lancer IMHX Preview 
Curtis Leads the Battery Charge 
Looking for dealers to represent Maximal IC and Electric Forklifts
Product Watch
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Ecomatic Press-on and Resilient Tires 
Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C, 1500kg capacity 
Break through innovative adapter for pallet trucks. Turn@bout Maneuverability Adapters are quickly becoming highly sought after! 
Ragasco Composite LPG cylinders for Fork Lift Trucks 
Ready for a cleaner future 
Are you in breach of Australian Standard 4084-1993, applicable to Pallet Racking?
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