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There’s been a lot of interest in last week’s report on the growth in the Chinese forklift market in 2010. Some of the attention, unfortunately, centred around an error in the original report by research agency ResearchinChina. In particular, it was the claim that “all of the world’s top 20 forklift manufacturers - except for US-based Crown Equipment and Irish manufacturer Combilift - had entered the Chinese market”. Of course, as reported in News, Crown Equipment Corporation has been in China for some time, opening a manufacturing facility and sales operation in Suzhou in December 2006. Following our contact, ResearchinChina informs us that it has updated its report to reflect this fact.

Linde quietly plans North American reorganisation
UNITED STATES Linde plans in early 2011 to disclose how its North American organisation will absorb responsibilities for the firm’s heavy truck division, but few details are available to the public now.... [more]
Zhongchai expands to meet demand
CHINA Zhongchai Machinery Inc subsidiary Zhejiang Zhongchai Machinery Co Ltd is expanding its gear production capacity to meet growing demand from its forklift customers. The Hangzhou manufacturer has invested USD2.7... [more]
Trelleborg acquires Watts Tyre Group
SWEDEN Trelleborg Wheel Systems has released some details of its agreement to acquire the UK’s Watts Tyre Group. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Trelleborg’s market position in industrial tyres... [more]
Konecranes wins multi-million Middle East deal
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has awarded Konecranes a contract for an automated container yard system worth over EUR80 million (USD106.2 million). The order includes 30 automated stacking... [more]
Operator of 63 forklifts lowers NOx emissions
UNITED STATES Peterbilt Motors Co of Denton reduced forklift nitrous-oxide emissions by 17% in 2009 (compared to 2008 levels) and scored other environmental achievements in gaining recognition from the non-profit North Texas... [more]
Inaugural design award winners impress judges
UNITED KINGDOM Judges of the inaugural IMHX Design 4 Safety Awards were impressed with the winners announced in a ceremony on the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA)’s stand at the IMHX materials... [more]
Cascade gains volume but remains cautious - Fairview, OR, United States
OSHA: Firm fails to provide forklift training - Hondo, TX, United States
MHIA’s ShopPro workshop precedes ProMat 2011 - Charlotte, NC, United States [more]
Product News
Hyster’s big truck range complies with regulations - Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Crown’s new version stock picker - New Bremen, OH, United States [more]
Relatives, friends remember Virgil Watts
UNITED STATES Longtime forklift dealer Virgil M. Watts, 95, was remembered in a memorial service and a celebration-of-life gathering in Lodi on 30 November. Relatives and friends recounted how he was... [more]
Popular industry man passes away
UNITED KINGDOM Well-known industry stalwart Brian Nealon has died at the age of 66. The founder and managing director of independent forklift hire firm Bendigo Mitchell suffered a heart attack at... [more]
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Forklift Auction - 10am Tuesday 14th December 2010
Moffett Mounty Piggy Back Forklift with Slippers. Model: M8 25.3N.

To be auctioned 10am, Tuesday 14th December 2010, at Laudiston Valuers and Auctioneers, 20 Reynolds Court, Burpengary, QLD, Australia.

Contact: Clark Krabbe on  0439 033 260  or Keith Flynn on  0439 033 081

See website for full details and photos:

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Marzin SARL - Exclusive distributor of high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors for the French market
Marzin Sarl, the exclusive distributor RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors in France, has launched a new e-commerce website: The website helps forklift dealers find the best quality parts for different applications, from high volumes of standard parts to special designs. [more]
Pharmaceutical Laboratory implements RollerForks® for its trans-pallet operations
Roemmers laboratory, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Argentinia, opted for RollerForks for their pallet handling needs. This system can be mounted in their existing forklift trucks without any modification, and can still move standard pallets. [more]
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    EP Launches the newest V-Series Four-wheel Electric Forklift
    EP strives to supply the best product to the customers because our mission is to meet all your needs. Now, after extensive research, EP is officially launching the V-Series Four-wheel Electric Forklift.
    Keytroller's START SMART keypad ignition system - reliable, simple, tough
    KEYTROLLER’s START SMART  is a simple, highly reliable, easy to install keypad ignition system designed to tough outdoor usage.  The inexpensive system fits to any make or model forklift, internal combustion or electric.  
    Nichiyu’s laser pointer reduces operator stress and fatigue.
    A red laser beam line from Nichiyu’s laser pointer highlights the position of fork insertion when lifting and leveling the fork at the cargo position.  This results in a drastic reduction of operators’ stress and fatigue and improved maneuverability.
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    Marzin SARL - Exclusive distributor of high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors for the French market 
    Pharmaceutical Laboratory implements RollerForks® for its trans-pallet operations
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    EP Launches the newest V-Series Four-wheel Electric Forklift 
    Keytroller's START SMART keypad ignition system - reliable, simple, tough 
    Nichiyu’s laser pointer reduces operator stress and fatigue.
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