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As the year draws to a close and things start winding down, you’re probably wondering about the schedule for this newsletter over the next few weeks. Well, maybe you’ve got other things on your mind, but we’ll tell you anyway. There will be a newsletter as usual next week, but we’ll take a break on the 30th of December, before returning on January 6th. The first edition of 2011 will feature our regular review of the past year and some predictions for the year ahead - and it promises to be an interesting one.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Parts distribution key to happy customers
The forklift industry may appear to be centred around new products, but for more end-users, it is the availability of parts that is paramount. Christine Cranney looks at developments in... [Read the full report]

Future forklifts powered by compressed air Australasia News
Brooklyn, Victoria Forget hydrogen fuel cells: the future for forklifts has to be Australian inventor Angelo Di Pietro’s air motor technology based on his unique rotary piston concept. It sounds too... [more]
Auckland to host international port meeting Australasia News
Auckland Ports of Auckland will host the 11th Asia/Oceania regional forum and meeting of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) in Auckland from 9-11 February 2011. The IAPH... [more]

Survey: downturn impacts more workers
UNITED STATES Economy-driven lack-of-work layoffs impacted proportionately more warehouse workers and forklift operators than in previous years, according to specialised logistics staffing provider ProLogistix. From the results of a survey, “it... [more]
Palletforce founding member marks 75 years
UNITED KINGDOM A haulage firm that started life as a husband-and-wife team transporting milk is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Last month, SJ Bargh Ltd, a founding member of Palletforce, celebrated its... [more]
Alliance for Modern Group, Trico Lift
UNITED STATES Modern Group Ltd will focus on its forklift business and collaborate in strengthening Trico Lift’s aerial-lift-platform business under a strategic alliance disclosed  this week. “We look to grow... [more]
OSHA cites forklift violations in Rhode Island, New York
UNITED STATES The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed fines of USD76,000 in citing New England Motor Freight Inc for 17 violations at a Pawtucket, Rhode Island terminal.... [more]
Plant Hire invests in JCB models
UNITED KINGDOM Plant Hire UK Ltd has invested in 250 new JCB models, including Loadall telescopic forklifts, this year. Supplied by dealer Gunn JCB, Plant Hire UK’s order of 230 JCB... [more]
Product News
Crown’s new fleet management system - New Bremen, OH, United States
Still forklifts for outdoor operation - Hamburg, Germany [more]
European delegation visits Ningbo Ruyi, Hangcha wins award
CHINA Chambers of commerce members from Limburg, the Netherlands and Aachen, Germany visited Ningbo Ruyi’s facilities in China recently. Company president Chu Jiwang, CEO Zhu Aifen and general manager Liu... [more]
Top Plant recognition for Toyota factory
UNITED STATES Plant Engineering’s {statlink|1|December issue} has named the Columbus site of Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc (TIEM) as the magazine’s 2010 top plant. TIEM’s operational results in environment, safety and... [more]
Forklift moves artefacts of historic warship
UNITED KINGDOM The 3,000kg electric EFG 430, like other trucks in Jungheinrich’s Ready to Go range, has been completely dismantled, cleaned inside and out and had all worn or defective parts,... [more]
Historical note focuses on Lilly Co
UNITED STATES An 11 December historical note from the files of The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis recalls Lilly Co delivering its first order for a Yale forklift 58 years ago.... [more]
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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]
    Translift Bendi unveils brand new European product
    Two years in the making, the Bendi European Truck is a hybrid of the original Bendi forklift truck and the traditional stacker truck which is already widely used in the European markets. [more]
    Nexen 1 Tonne "X" Range Launched at IMHX
    Following on from the highly successful worldwide launch of the Nexen "X" range 2.0 - 3.5 tonne I.C. counterbalance machines, Nexen has now extended the range to include 1.6 - 1.8 tonne machines. [more]
    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]
    Aisle-Masters now with 5 year parts warranty
    Combilift Ltd, the Irish manufacturer of the Aisle-Master range of articulated forklifts has announced the introduction of a 5 year / 5,000 hours parts warranty on its new models. [more]
    Traka system brings Fork Truck Control to Jaguar Land Rover
    Over 200 fork trucks and other materials handling equipment at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood site in Liverpool are now being managed by Traka electronic access management systems.
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    Ningbo Ruyi’s Full Electric Pallet Truck
    Ningbo Ruyi’s new Full Electric Pallet Truck (Model CBD20S) with its small turning radius and low height, will be widely used in narrow-aisle areas like narrow warehouse and small super markets etc.
    Totally new concept for TVH's Master Catalogue - More than 12.000 references on 792 pages
    TVH - worldwide supplier of forklift parts, allied parts and accessories - completely revised its Master Catalogue and gave it a facelift. The intention was to make the part identification process as easy as possible for the customer. [more]
    Safety First
    Danny Marron: Why?
    Danny Marron reminds us why refresher training is necessary. [more]
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    Marzin SARL - Exclusive distributor of high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors for the French market 
    Translift Bendi unveils brand new European product 
    Nexen 1 Tonne "X" Range Launched at IMHX 
    RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires! 
    Aisle-Masters now with 5 year parts warranty 
    Traka system brings Fork Truck Control to Jaguar Land Rover
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    Ningbo Ruyi’s Full Electric Pallet Truck 
    Totally new concept for TVH's Master Catalogue - More than 12.000 references on 792 pages
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    In The Discussion Forums
    "Sometimes, I work extra on my own time to get things done for the customer. Since they treat me like a human being, I don't mind giving back to my employer. When I remember how bad it is in other trades, It's quite easy to be in the forklift trade.".
    RayTech, Canada
    "AC motors will eliminate the brush issues but create new issues - like transducer problems the DC motors don't have. Engineering new technology is always a compromise at best.".
    johnr_j, United States
    "I recommend you stop random forklift operations and get in the operator’s seat to determine yourself the actual visibility? If it is a visibility problem, you will know what the operators may be up against trying to maintain production levels. ".
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