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This is our last newsletter for 2010 and we would like to thank you for your support over the past 12 months. This was, of course, a big year for, celebrating our 10th anniversary and launching the first major overhaul of our news service, and we’re all ready for a bit of a rest.
We’ll be back on January 6th, with a comprehensive review of the year that has been and some forecasts for 2011. Let’s hope that we have a more predictable year without the many surprises of the recent past. But most of all, let’s remember the bigger picture - and try to make positive contributions to society and humanity.
Wishing you all the best for the festive season and everything you wish for yourself in the New Year.

No Australasian News this week Australasia News
The local news will return in the New Year. [more]

Briggs Equipment purchasing Taylor dealership
UNITED STATES Briggs Equipment US has agreed to purchase LLT Inc’s distributorship of large-capacity forklifts from Taylor Machine Works Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The Houston, Texas office of Briggs Equipment... [more]
Kalmar products meet new legislation
SWEDEN Cargotec will start 2011 by fitting its Kalmar equipment with engines that comply with the EU Stage IIIB and US EPA Tier 4i emission regulations which govern all off-road equipment... [more]
Toyota sets up new company in India
JAPAN Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) has established a forklift sales company in India, Toyota Material Handling India (TMHI). TMHI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based TICO, will sell materials handling... [more]
Forklifts among targets for 2011 safety inspections
CANADA The Province of Alberta plans to focus safety inspections during 2011 on forklifts and mobile equipment, young workers and residential construction projects. Establishing the target niches followed occupational health... [more]
Konecranes secures Kuwaiti order
FINLAND Konecranes has won a contract to supply 32 container-handling machines to Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA). The nine reach stackers and 23 empty container handlers will be used for container... [more]
Smith appoints Clem as distributor - Valencia, Spain
Briggs on shortlist - Cannock, United Kingdom
Lonking’s forklift sales jump in Nov - Shanghai, China
Course recognizes 6,000th graduate - McConnellsburg, PA, United States
Ohio cites Crown for environmental achievements - Columbus, OH, United States [more]
Oregon challenges forklift operator skills
UNITED STATES A State of Oregon agency is planning a safety-oriented forklift competition in less than 11 weeks. “The Columbia Forklift Challenge is the first-ever forklift skills and safety demo that... [more]
Dematic slates logistics conference in California
UNITED STATES Systems creator, implementor and supporter Dematic will hold a one-day warehouse logistics conference on 16 February in Ontario, California. Among its product lines, Dematic supplies intelligent logistics and materials... [more]
Chinese conference reviews heavy truck development
CHINA Dealers and customers from the Asia Pacific and Latin America viewed new products and watched forklift demonstrations at the Linde Heavy Truck APLA Conference in Xiamen this month. Linde... [more]
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Omaha Standard-Palfinger, Clark Material Handling Company, Manitex International [more]
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NearGuard system from Konecranes wins Design 4 Safety technology award at IMHX 2010
The NearGuard system developed by Konecranes was awarded the Technology award at this year’s IMHX Design 4 Safety Awards in Birmingham. The panel of judges consisted of independent industry specialists and health and safety practitioners from prominent UK companies. [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]
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Audit and Certification for Quality Management.
Warren, PA - Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., the leader in polyurethane and rubber industrial components, announced on December 1st, 2010 that it has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, which underscores the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. [more]
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Introducing the new KS series bale clamp for efficient handling of waste paper
Bolzoni Auramo is introducing the new KS bale clamp series for waste paper handling. Designed for superior visibility and greater net truck capacity, this clamp is especially made for loading bales on lorries and  wagons or tight stowing in containers.
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]
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NearGuard system from Konecranes wins Design 4 Safety technology award at IMHX 2010 
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires! 
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Audit and Certification for Quality Management.
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Introducing the new KS series bale clamp for efficient handling of waste paper 
Translift Bendi unveils brand new European product
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