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The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least that’s true for sales performances at the top end of the forklift market. As we read this week, Toyota and KION still dominate the industry, the other usual suspects, Jungheinrich, Crown and NACCO, completing the top five. There are few surprises in this year’s ranking and no newcomers - quite predictably, as the industry shakes off the last impacts of the global financial crisis. One prediction which has failed to materialise is the rise of Chinese manufacturers, showing the strength of the established brands and their determination to hold marketshare.

Seminar on forklift safety and traffic management Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Australian Industry (Ai) Group is hosting a seminar to provide solutions to deal with forklift and traffic management issues on 16 February in Melbourne. According to WorkSafe Victoria,... [more]
Forklift injures man in warehouse Australasia News
Gunnedah, New South Wales WorkCover NSW is investigating an incident in which a 56-year-old man was struck by a moving forklift at a leather warehouse in Gunnedah last month, sustaining serious head injuries.... [more]
AITA sponsors forklift safety week Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift industry body the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) will sponsor a forklift safety week to be held from 21 to 25 March this year. The inaugural event is... [more]
Final trial for port reform begins Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Ports has begun the final industry trial of the ground-breaking Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS) penalty system for stevedores and road operators. The system will ultimately see... [more]

Changes in top six and three companies leave
GERMANY There have been changes in the top six positions in dhf-intralogistik’s latest world ranking of forklift manufacturers and three companies have left the list, bringing the total number of listed... [more]
Dutch forklift sales rise in 2010
NETHERLANDS Sales for almost all forklift types in the Netherlands showed increases last year, with electric pallet mover sales increasing the most, according to data released by Dutch industry association BMWT.... [more]
Manitou forklift sales grow in 2010
FRANCE Manitou BF’s industrial material handling (IMH) division grew 4% in 2010 with most of the growth achieved on the French market through Toyota forklifts. Manitou CEO Jean-Christophe Giroux says... [more]
Oskosh gains on external access sales
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Corp reports its access equipment segment - mostly under the JLG brand - increased sales to external customers by 30.4% year-on-year to USD290.6 million for the first quarter ended... [more]
Noell’s largest overseas order in two years
INDIA Terex Noell has beaten three other companies to win a contract for 15 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from L&T Shipbuilding Ltd for the Kattupalli Port in Chenai, India. The... [more]
JCB turns up heat on thieves
UNITED KINGDOM JCB customers could save hundreds of pounds in insurance premiums after the company announced it is offering anti-theft devices as standard on over 80% of its machines sold in the... [more]
Hoppecke helps thrift store save money
UNITED KINGDOM UK budget retailer 99p Stores has saved thousands of pounds when it moved to larger premises by using technology offered by an industrial battery maker. Founded in 2001, 99p... [more]
After tragedy, industry bids farewell to Jim Schueler
UNITED STATES Members of the forklift community showed an outpouring of affection and compassion in saying good-bye this week to James Lewis Schueler Jr. Many hundreds of friends, business acquaintances and... [more]
Chivas Brothers’ new fleet improves efficiency
UNITED KINGDOM Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has received a new fleet of Hyster forklifts at its Paisley bottling operation. The company headquarters in... [more]
Palletforce wins award again - United Kingdom
Chinese join safety seminar - Guangdong City, China
New forklift report analyses latest trends - Dublin, Ireland
Shanghai overtakes Singapore - Shanghai, China
Forklift, tow truck involved in propane leak - Rome, GA, United States
Injured forklift operator sues employer over firing - Belleville, IL, United States [more]
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Associated Plans to increase workforce by 12% in 2011 to support growing market demands
To support growing market demands and satisfy customer needs, Associated will be increasing its workforce by 12% in 2011. This increase will include positions within every level of the company from Service and Sales personnel to Senior Management positions. [more]
FLEX 1500 for Reliability, Flexibility, and Profitability
During the average lifetime of your forklift there is a 90% chance of having an accident. 42% of forklift accidents are related to tip-over. The Flex 1500 provides the only real safety device to reduce tip-over accidents. [more]
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]
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]
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Economical and efficient self tipping bins
Forklift Traders offer a comprehensive range of self tipping bins for your forklift at affordable prices. The bins distributed by Forklift Traders are an economical and efficient solution for the collecting and disposal of industrial waste. [more]
Keytroller's START SMART keypad ignition system - reliable, simple, tough
KEYTROLLER’s START SMART  is a simple, highly reliable, easy to install keypad ignition system designed to tough outdoor usage.  The inexpensive system fits to any make or model forklift, internal combustion or electric.  
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Associated Plans to increase workforce by 12% in 2011 to support growing market demands 
FLEX 1500 for Reliability, Flexibility, and Profitability 
Material Handling Goes Green- Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts Great for Business 
Marzin SARL - Exclusive distributor of high-quality RAEDER-VOGEL® wheels and castors for the French market
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Economical and efficient self tipping bins 
Keytroller's START SMART keypad ignition system - reliable, simple, tough
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