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Anyone who thought we were fully out of the woods may have been a little premature. Sure, there are signs of recovery in the forklift market, with companies like Linde US reporting positive trends this week in the wake of last week’s Jungheinrich report of a 47% growth in global demand. But we still hear about struggling markets, such as Barloworld, which this week reports a 40% drop in full-year profits. The result is, of course, significant because the South African-based giant claims to be the world’s largest forklift dealer. But there are signs of optimism, and there was a positive buzz at last week’s International Materials Handling Exhibition in the UK, so things are looking up.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Counterbalance forklifts - here, there and everywhere.
Counterbalance forklifts are one of the cornerstones of materials handling, offering versatility and an almost bewildering range of options. Melissa Barnett looks at some of the trends and applications for these vehicles.

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Optimism at delayed IMHX
UNITED KINGDOM To the relief of exhibitors and the organisers of the International Materials Handling Exhibition held at Birmingham’s NEC on November 16-19, the postponed show had a vibrant, busy feel, attracting... [more]
Sales climb for Linde North America
UNITED STATES “On a percentage basis, Canada and Mexico are outperforming the US this year” in sales of Linde equipment, says Mark Rossler, product manager with Linde Material Handling-North America Corp in... [more]
Barloworld posts double-digit fall in profit
SOUTH AFRICA The world’s largest forklift dealer, Barloworld Ltd, has suffered a 39% drop in full-year profit as the global economic downturn reduced demand for its products. Barloworld says headline earnings... [more]
Fullforce joins Palletforce
UNITED KINGDOM A West Midlands logistics company has become a shareholder member of the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, Palletforce. Coventry-based FullForce sees the move as the “next logical step” in... [more]
Texas replaces 2,626 forklifts, reduces emissions
UNITED STATES Incentive grants under a portion of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) have resulted in replacement of 2,626 older forklifts. Some of the Railroad Commission of Texas’s larger 2010... [more]
MHI to start producing lithium-ion batteries
JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) announced last Thursday that it has completed construction of a plant to be used for the trial mass production of lithium-ion batteries. The commercial... [more]
Program for technicians receives update - Greene, NY, United States
Tom Ridge keynotes ProMat 2011 - Charlotte, NC, United States [more]
KTH takes no-nonsense approach
UNITED STATES Forklift operators at the Saint Paris site of KTH Parts Industries Inc show an uncanny ability to perform at high levels. The plant’s two teams and four individuals -... [more]
UK Forklift competition launched
UNITED KINGDOM Up to 152,000 forklift drivers could participate in the RTITB (formerly The Road Transport Industry Training Board) and Sumo Glove Lift Truck Operator of the Year Competition that was launched... [more]
Linde receives recognition
GERMANY Linde Material Handling and its PR agency, Insglück from Berlin, have received the gold EVA award in the Corporate Events category for its launch event “CiTi by Linde”. Linde... [more]
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RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires!
We are one of the leading manufacturers worldwide for wheels and casters made of VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane, and we are looking for trade partners in 12 countries in North and South America and Asia. [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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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]
Bolzoni Auramo Tilting Platform
Specialized in the production of lift table since 1985, Bolzoni Auramo offers a wide range of lift tables capacities and models for applications in production lines, loading of vehicles, part of automated lines and heavy duty applications. [more]
Cyberwatch Wireless Hour Meters
KEYTROLLER’S CYBERWATCH hour meters are an inexpensive device designed to send the vehicle’s hour meter reading once per day eliminating the need for a person to hunt down a machine to obtain its usage. [more]
Fork Talk
Record number of finalists for awards
A record number of products and services from 19 companies from across the globe have been shortlisted by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) to compete in its Annual Awards... [more]
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Media Releases
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires! 
Looking for dealers to represent Maximal IC and Electric Forklifts
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Ragasco Composite LPG cylinders for Fork Lift Trucks 
Bolzoni Auramo Tilting Platform 
Cyberwatch Wireless Hour Meters
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In The Discussion Forums
"We have some forklifts fitted with back-up cameras, and love them. And Linde does offer a forward -ooking camera option.".
Guido, United States
"As we developed a fleet of used side loaders we made it more attractive for dealers to add a unit in his rental fleet or the customers could afford to buy or lease a back-up unit. Then customers &/ or dealers soon became more comfortable.".
johnr_j, United States
"KoneCranes SMV is one of the best for the job, the biggest SMV does 45 T in the 3rd row!The Kalmar DRS 4531 can only lift 31 T in the 2nd row.".
arthur_s, Netherlands
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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
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Batteries and Power Solutions
Materials Handling in Europe
Warehouse Counter Balance Forklifts
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