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Thanks to all who contacted us expressing concern last week as Brisbane hit world headlines with its floods. The offices of were unscathed and all the staff were relatively unaffected, although most of us suffered power outages at our homes and some of us were cut off from civilisation for a few days.
Of more concern, however, are a number of forklift and materials handling businesses inundated in the flood. As it turned out, the area with the biggest cluster of forklift businesses, near the city’s main produce market, was among the worst affected. However, as we finalised this week’s newsletter, it appeared to be business as usual - or close to that - for all of them.

Flooded forklift businesses bounce back Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Last week’s floods, which devastated 75% of Queensland, inevitably impacted on several local forklift businesses. Among those badly affected was Rocklea-based Fork Force Australia, which lost forklifts, spare parts... [more]
Farewell to forklift personality Bob Spence Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The forklift industry lost one of its most colourful characters in December when Cecil Robert “Bob” Spence of RJ Spence Forklift passed away. Spence became involved in the transport... [more]
Jungheinrich in the news Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Australia’s Jungheinrich distributor, NTP Forklifts, has delivered two custom-built paper roll handlers to media giant News Limited. The compact tub-design forklifts have a capacity of 1,500 kg and can... [more]
Grants offered for workplace safety initiatives Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Applications are now open for grants to fund more workplace safety initiatives in South Australia. Minister for Industrial Relations Paul Holloway says funding of up to $50,000 is available... [more]

Companies face higher costs and new regulations
Forklift manufacturers have started 2011 by complying with new legislation and raising equipment prices to cope with the increasing cost of raw materials. Christian Baerwolff, vice president marketing of... [more]
Cargotec aims for faster growth in China
HONG KONG Cargotec is serious about expanding its load-handling solutions in the Chinese market, with deputy CEO Pekka Vauramo relocating to Hong Kong this year. Vauramo tells News that he... [more]
Konecranes acquires South American company
FINLAND Konecranes acquired Gruas Koman Limitada, its former licensee in Recoleta, Santiago, Chile early this month. The acquisition also includes the Peruvian start-up subsidiary, Koman Gruas Peru SRL. The... [more]
Movers & Shakers
HFT Forklifts Ltd, Bac2 [more]
Forklifts allegedly useful in material thefts - United States
ITA slates spring meeting for March - Washington, DC, United States
MCFA continues Crist relationship - Houston, TX, United States [more]
Product News
New truck in Flexi range - Tipton, United Kingdom [more]
UKWA members can reduce their fuel
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has partnered with independent fuel card supplier Forecourts Fuel Ltd to guarantee the association’s members pay the lowest possible rates for on-road diesel.... [more]
Airlines compete in forklift competition
HONG KONG Air China Cargo was the overall winner of the fifth International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition held at Hong Kong International Airport this month. The airline beat seven other... [more]
Forklift tyre luminary Tom Buckley dies at 78
CANADA Onetime forklift tyre guru Thomas Philip Buckley died at age 78 on 14 January. Buckley founded and, for many years, owned and, as chief executive officer, operated Industrial Tires... [more]
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Shangli seeks Forklift Dealerships worldwide.
At Shanghai ShangLi Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., we believe long-term business relationships  are built on quality, innovation, service and local strategy, rather than simply price. For mutual benefit, Shangli will continue to develop qualified dealers and regroup some unqualified local dealers. [more] - impressive readership statistics
It is our business to make you well informed so that you can buy well and sell well; target your markets and increase your market share; operate efficiently and keep your staff, your operators and clients safe. [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.
Hytsu's power management system provides an efficient energy conversion.
The intelligent power management system of Hytsu's electric forklift trucks guarantees the best state of power supply. The electric Hytsu forklift trucks can be widely used in most environments. [more]
Safety First
Richard Shore: Innovation in training
The need for training is no longer questioned. But, asks Richard Shore, can it be done better? [more]
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Antananarivo, Madagascar30-31 March 2011     [more]
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Manila, Philippines27th & 28th January 2011     [more]
3. CeMAT Germany 2011
Hannover, Germany2nd to 6th May 2011     [more]
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Sydney, Australia25th and 26th May 2011     [more]
6. Movimat - 26th Intralogistics Fair
Sao Paulo, Brazil2nd to 5th August 2011     [more]
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Portland, Oregon, United StatesTuesday 8th March 2011     [more]
8. India Express and Cargo Logistics Summit 2011
Delhi NCR, India21st to 23rd April 2011     [more]
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Chicago, United States21st to 24th March 2011     [more]
10. MHL 2011 (Material handling + Logistics)
Auckland, New Zealand21st and 22nd September 2011     [more]
11. CME 2011 - China International Construction Machinery Exhibition
Guangzhou, ChinaMarch 30th-April 1st,2011.     [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"Margins are so low on equipment that the after-sales market is the best place to make any profit. The sales guy who can also get his fair share of this is without any doubt a more valuable employee.".
thepoliceman, United Kingdom
"My thoughts are with the folks affected with this flooding.".
grubbymits, United Kingdom
"Why hang myself out there for others who could care less? I am just gonna do my job, keep my nose clean and enjoy family & life.".
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