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This week’s newsletter was a race against the tide as flood waters headed towards Brisbane, where has its head office. After years of drought, the south-east corner of Queensland, in eastern Australia, is now facing a wall of water that has already covered an area the size of Texas in the US or France and Germany combined. As we were preparing the newsletter, parts of the city were no-go areas and the downtown area was effectively shut. We were also waiting for the inevitable power cuts that accompany flooding. So this week’s offering may be a bit “thinner” than usual, but we were determined that the show must go on, regardless. Hopefully, next week will be calmer!

No Australasian News this week Australasia News
The local news will return next week. In the meanwhile, our thoughts are with the people of South East Queensland in these tough times. We hope to report on the... [more]

Eastern Lift Truck acquires Manchester Industries
UNITED STATES Two successful Yale dealers with adjoining geographic territories in the Mid-Atlantic states have joined forces. Maple Shade-based Eastern Lift Truck Co acquired Manchester Industries Inc. Terms were not disclosed.... [more]
MCFA adds Jungheinrich products in North America
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) has added three new Jungheinrich-branded warehouse products to its North American line. The equipment includes models of a multi-directional reach truck with lifting... [more]
New fleet saves printer time and money
UNITED KINGDOM An innovative Mitsubishi forklift fleet design has boosted productivity for the UK’s leading printer of paperback titles, CPI Bookmarque. At Bookmarque’s Croydon facility, downtime was a daily occurrence among... [more]
Allport merges with long-time partner
UNITED KINGDOM UK logistics company Allport is merging with CS Logistics Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Cargo Services Far East Ltd, one of the most successful logistics operators in Hong Kong... [more]
Linde meets UK demand for mixed fleets
UNITED KINGDOM Linde has opened a refurbishment centre for used forklifts at its Bristol site to service the Southern England and South Wales area. Mark Sullivan, Linde’s head of used and... [more]
Army leases rough-terrain forklifts for training site
UNITED STATES A US Army command has contracted with small-business Dynamik Inc for the leasing of an unspecified number of rough-terrain forklifts for use at Fort Irwin. The request describes the... [more]
Bobcat showcases new telehandler - London, United Kingdom
Combilift wins major contract - Monaghan, Ireland
Ex-Solutions offers training - Brighton, United Kingdom
Konecranes refinances loan - Hyvinkää, Finland [more]
Movers & Shakers
BattLife Inc, Clark Material Handling Company [more]
Forklift starting problem leads to fire, explosion
UNITED STATES A problem starting a Yale forklift triggered a fire and led to explosion of the unit’s propane tank at Camardese Plastics Corp near Clarksville on the evening of 4 January.... [more]
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Support for Shangli at 2010 Handling Expo Cairo
In 2010, Shanghai Shangli participated at The 10th International Exhibition for Material Handling & Storage Equipment in Cairo, Egypt.
After enjoying great success and establishing a good brand at the event, Shangli looks forward to returning in 2011.
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]
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]
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Support for Shangli at 2010 Handling Expo Cairo 
Marzin SARL - Exclusive distributor of high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors for the French market 
NearGuard system from Konecranes wins Design 4 Safety technology award at IMHX 2010
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Upcoming Events
1. 6th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2011
Manila, Philippines27th & 28th January 2011     [more]
2. CeMAT Germany 2011
Hannover, Germany2nd to 6th May 2011     [more]
3. Columbia Forklift Challenge
Portland, Oregon, United StatesTuesday 8th March 2011     [more]
4. ProMat 2011
Chicago, United States21st to 24th March 2011     [more]
5. InterMat Middle East
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates28th to 30th march 2011     [more]
6. CeMAT South America 2011
Sao Paulo, Brazil4th to 7th April 2011     [more]
7. LogiMAT
Stuttgart, Germany8th - 10th February, 2011     [more]
8. Con-Expo-Con/Agg 2011
Las Vegas, United States22nd to 26th March 2011     [more]
9. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Expo
Washington, DC, United States13th to 16th february 2011     [more]
10. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Expo
Washington, DC, United States13th to 16th february 2011     [more]
11. Multimodal 2011
Birmingham, United Kingdom5th to 7th April     [more]
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Editorial Calendar
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Industry Overview 2010
North American Materials Handling Industry
Forklift Technology Trends
Accessories and Cabin Options
Forklift Rental and Financing
AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
Rough Terrain Forklifts
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