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If you’ve wondered about the different pace of recovery in different regions, that’s something also of concern to the International Monetary Fund. In its recent global assessment, the IMF notes that economic recovery is proceeding broadly as expected, “but downside risks remain elevated”. The agency points out that two things are needed to get back on track - internal rebalancing (the recovery of private demand in advanced economies) and external rebalancing, which requires more exports from advanced economies and fewer from developing countries. In effect, the IMF is hinting at the need for more exports from Europe and North America and fewer from China - but that doesn’t look likely for forklifts, as we read this week.

New report spotlights Chinese forklift industry
CHINA Stimulus policies and robust demand for internal combustion counterbalance forklifts helped the Chinese forklift market grow significantly in the first eight months of 2010, a new report says. According... [more]
Two Iowa forklift dealers add Nissan brand
UNITED STATES Forklift of Des Moines and Hodge Co have added representation of the Nissan brand in certain Iowa markets, succeeding Liftruck Service Co Inc. Nissan Forklift Corp North America of... [more]
HSE concerned about forklift training
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift operator training is an area of concern for the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), according to a speech recently delivered by one of its top executives. Peter... [more]
Jaguar Land Rover manages forklifts with Traka
UNITED KINGDOM Over 200 forklifts and other materials handling equipment at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood site in Liverpool are now being managed by Traka electronic access management systems. Jaguar Land Rover... [more]
Brewer saves with load protectors
UNITED KINGDOM A UK brewer has eliminated a costly stock damage problem by fitting load cushions to the gas-powered counterbalance forklifts that it operates in its production and warehouse facilities. The... [more]
Linde adds logistics solutions
GERMANY Linde Material Handling will present new production logistics optimising products at the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart from 8-10 February 2011. Linde spokesman Detlef Sieverdingbeck explains that the development... [more]
JLG relaunches vertical mast boom lift - McConnellsburg, PA, United States [more]
Product News
Company turns forklifts to snow plough - Canterbury, NH, United States
Contractors choose JLG telehandler - McConnellsburg, PA, United States
Safety system wins award - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Ministry honours counterbalance forklifts - Anhui, China [more]
Industry Profile: David Smith, Snorkel North America
UNITED STATES Since his recent promotion, David Smith senses a rise in consumer confidence and signs that end-users want to keep down the age of their fleets. [more]
Inmates on forklifts help repair riot damage
UNITED STATES Forklift trainers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation certified several inmates in a program of recovery from a 2009 prison riot in Chino. “On this project (at... [more]
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Toyota Material Handling USA Inc, Nissan Forklift Corp [more]
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IMHX gives the UK’s handling industry a lift
IMHX 2010 has given a real lift to the storage and handling sector. The industry's flagship exhibition, which took place from 16-19 November at Birmingham's NEC, showed a buoyant and business-like spirit that reflects the improved economic climate. [more]
Cat® Lift Trucks nominated twice in prestigious forklift awards event with the unique Active Sway Control
The Fork Lift Truck Association’s annual FLTA Awards for Excellence celebrates the most eye-catching improvements and achievements in the materials handling industry. The Active Sway Control from Cat Lift Trucks has been nominated in the award categories of ergonomics and innovation. [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]
Omega Lift launches its 4D MultiLoader in the U.K.
For over 25 years, Omega Lift has built rough terrain & multi-directional forklifts to fit unique applications all over the World. Omega Lift unveiled the 4D MultiLoader to the UK at the recent IMHX 2010. [more]
Safety First
Rob Vetter: What goes down must come up - or must it?
With cost-cutting still on the agenda, Rob Vetter hopes that managers don't target training as a potential area for savings. He warns that we shouldn't be lulled by the drop in workplace accidents either. [more]
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IMHX gives the UK’s handling industry a lift 
Cat® Lift Trucks nominated twice in prestigious forklift awards event with the unique Active Sway Control
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In The Discussion Forums
"(Sidetrackers) are like something made on Scrapheap Challenge from bits and pieces of old Cortinas and Skodas!! Stick with Combilift or Hubtex.".
danny_k, United Kingdom
"Too bad the manager in charge has lots of time to waste surfing the net looking for anything negative. That manager shows no respect for his most valuable asset, his technician.".
RayTech, Canada
"I draw your attention to the article in our News last thursday 25th November.....well worth reading and some may have been celebrating and eating turkey and missed it "KTH Takes a no-nonsense approach..." .....comments please? If you cannot find your copy of the News click the tab for "Industry News" on this page; then click "Search News Archive" then see the gold print "View our past Newsletters" and click on Newsletter #489".
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