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It seems like only yesterday that we were seeing images of New Year fireworks and festivities beamed from Sydney Harbour, the London Eye and Times Square, but January is already almost over and now it is time to welcome in the Chinese New Year.
This is the year of the rabbit, and the traditional greeting is “Kung Hei Fat Choy”.
In that spirit, for all our Chinese readers, we have this special message:
Forkliftaction 团队恭祝全球客户和会员兔年大吉!万事如意!

Forklift company invests in technology to improve service Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift company Lencrow has streamlined its paperwork processes for its service fleet by investing in in-van technology (IVT). The units streamline paperwork, allow for quicker repairs and maintenance cycles, and... [more]
Toyota dominates forklift market in Australia Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has once again taken the lead in selling forklifts in Australia, with around 30% marketshare. Official figures from the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA)... [more]
Westgate wins logistics award Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Logistics specialist Westgate Ports picked up the transport and logistics intermodal award recently at the 15th Lloyds List DCN shipping and maritime industry awards, pipping other larger multi-national organisations.... [more]
LAA offers centralised service for logistics support Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) will provide an information consolidation and communications service for individuals and organisations able to provide products or services supporting humanitarian logistics relief in Australia.... [more]

JCB starts year with Hewden order
UNITED KINGDOM JCB has landed what it says is one of its biggest single deals when a leading UK plant hirer placed a GBP14 million (USD22.1 million) order this month. Manchester-based... [more]
Methanol, hydrogen fuel cells gain believers
UNITED STATES Methanol and hydrogen fuel cells operate with different properties, but each chemical in a fuel cell is able to overcome traditional time-consuming battery swapping in forklifts and other materials handling... [more]
PSA makes strong recovery in 2010
SINGAPORE PSA International Pte Ltd handled 65.12 million TEUs of containers at all its port projects in the year ended 31 December, 2010. The group’s performance showed a 14.4% increase... [more]
Ashtead backs down on Lavendon bid
Ashtead, the third-largest US and UK construction equipment-rental company, has decided not to make a firm bid for Europe’s largest truck-mounted lift rental company, Lavendon Group plc. Ashtead’s initial... [more]
Cargotec’s significant Colombian crane order
COLOMBIA Cargotec has received a EUR40 million (USD54.7 million) order from long-time Colombian customer Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena for two Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 24 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG)... [more]
Trelleborg moves North American office
UNITED STATES Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc (TWSAI) has moved its North American corporate offices in Ohio about 25 miles (40 km) to Fairlawn from Hartville. “We are very pleased with... [more]
ID Systems places wireless technology
UNITED STATES ID Systems Inc reports upcoming placement of wireless solutions for materials handling applications with operations of Ford, Caterpillar and a Raymond customer. Ford Motor Co is expanding deployment of... [more]
Pink forklift raises money for charity - Houston, TX, United States
TCM appoints new UK distributor - Ipswich, United Kingdom
CooperSH enters Scotland - Kenilworth, United Kingdom
PECO pallet crosses borders - Yonkers, NY, United States [more]
Product News
Yale showcases new forklift series - Greenville, NC, United States
Hyster nominated for two award categories - Alton, United Kingdom [more]
Non-profit underscores Crown achievements
UNITED STATES A public-private non-profit Ohio coalition highlights the values of Crown Equipment Corp in a blog promoting the state’s business climate. James Dicke III, president of New Bremen, Ohio-based Crown,... [more]
UK company lays claim to smallest forklift
UNITED KINGDOM West Midlands-based materials handling company Wilmat Ltd says it has produced the world’s smallest and most powerful electric counterbalance forklift. The Bulldog heavy-duty counterbalance truck was developed using the... [more]
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Cummins Engine Powered ShangLi Forklift promotion
To thank our customers for their support in 2010, ShangLi is offering promotional pricing for CUMMINS A2300 engines in 2011. (The promotion is sponsored by Shanghai ShangLi, and not initiated by CUMMINS). [more]
Global Power on the Rise
Global Power Co.,Ltd. now exports to over fifty countries and has shown considerable success in the US and Europe markets. Considering the rising development trend, the company leaders have made a series of decisions to increase investment in the company. [more]
WE-LIFT Forklift Fast Moving Parts For The Customers Worldwide!
WE-LIFT offer competitive prices for forks, side shifters, fork positioners, seats, split rims, integral rims, mast rollers, chain rollers, side rollers, water pumps, lamps, chains, fork extensions, discs, plates, torque converters, hand pallet truck wheels and some forklift attachments.
Material Handling Goes Green- Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts Great for Business
Fuel cell-powered forklifts are cutting costs within major supply chains such as Walmart, Sysco, Whole Foods and Coca-Cola. Learn how they do it and make the connections to start benefiting from this technology. [more]
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Ruyi introduces a new Electric Tractor
Ningbo Ruyi’s new QDD ELECTRIC TOW TRACTOR and BD25 ELECTRIC TRACTOR deliver maximum performance and efficiency, increased safety and stability and serviceability.
BOLZONI AURAMO at the CEMAT India 2010
Bolzoni Auramo was present for the fourth time at CEMAT India 2010 Exhibition held in Mumbai last December. The company showcased some of its most popular products including the AR-Series paper roll clamp with split arm, and the 360° Rotator model RC. [more]
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Tips for forklifts left out in the cold
It is estimated that up to 100,000 forklift trucks operate outdoors in the UK alone, loading and unloading lorries and transporting goods.  Affected by the snow, ice and wet weather, how can businesses prepare themselves to ensure that the forklifts, critical to their supply chain, run smoothly, reliably and safely? Ian Roberts provides 10 top tips. [more]
Fork Talk
Top teams compete for scholarships and prizes
Students from the US and Canada will travel to Las Vegas in March to compete in the national finals of the AEM Construction Challenge sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment. [more]
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Cummins Engine Powered ShangLi Forklift promotion 
Global Power on the Rise 
WE-LIFT Forklift Fast Moving Parts For The Customers Worldwide! 
Material Handling Goes Green- Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts Great for Business
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Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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