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In the old days of newspapers, they were called “nuggets”. They’re small news items that are extremely interesting, but uncomplicated and therefore don’t need a lot of space. In past times, they were used to fill up columns of type when major stories didn’t quite fill the available space. We tend to include these small but interesting items in our “Briefs”, and this week is one of the busy times when there are actually a lot of items worthy of inclusion. It may be tempting, when confronted by a list of smaller stories, to skim the first one and go onto something more substantial, but doing that will mean you’re missing out. So this week in particular, we’d urge you to seek out the “nuggets”.

Clark donates equipment for flood recovery Australasia News
Lockyer Valley, Queensland With the help of its partners Bobcat and Doosan, Clark Equipment is making a large donation of equipment valued at around $650,000 to aid in flood recovery efforts throughout Queensland.... [more]
DHL expands logistics contract Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales DHL has been appointed sole logistics provider to Pfizer Australia to handle delivery of its full range of prescription medicines to more than 5,000 pharmacies. The company has increased... [more]
Linfox creates jobs through Indigenous Employment Program Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Forklift drivers are among the jobs being created at Linfox through its Indigenous Employment Program, which aims to employ 500 Indigenous Australians by May 2013. The company was granted... [more]
Victorian freight council undertakes new logistics study Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Victorian Freight and Logistics Council (VFLC) has begun a study into the airfreight supply chain in Victoria. Stage one of the project was structured to allow direct... [more]
QR National signs new freight agreement Australasia News
Gladstone, Queensland Rail freight giant QR National has signed a new agreement with Anglo American Metallurgical Coal to haul coal from the Capcoal Mining Complex to the Port of Gladstone.... [more]

KAUP forges European partnership with Danish firm
GERMANY KAUP GmbH & Co KG is partnering with Danish attachment manufacturer ELM Kragelund AS to sell and market their products in Europe. There will be no overlap between the... [more]
Komatsu agrees on joint venture in Thailand
JAPAN Komatsu Ltd has signed an agreement with Bangkok Motor Works Co Ltd (BMW) to establish the joint venture company, Bangkok Komatsu Forklift Co Ltd (BKF), to sell and lease forklifts... [more]
Voltas distributes VNA forklifts in India
UNITED KINGDOM One of India’s leading forklift manufacturers, Voltas, has agreed to distribute and support the Flexi range of articulated forklifts in India. Voltas is part of the Tata Group, the... [more]
Nissan refocuses UK forklift business
UNITED KINGDOM As part of its global restructuring plans, Nissan has reorganised its UK forklift business with the creation of Nissan Forklift GB (NFGB). Located at the Nissan Parts Distribution Centre... [more]
JCB wants to recruit 80 engineers - Rocester, United Kingdom
Cooper SH drops Baumann - United Kingdom
Deutsche Messe’s new subsidiary - Hannover, Germany
New guidelines by FEM - Brussels, Belgium
TVA employees donate forklift to school - Chattanooga, TN, United States
Kimberly-Clark buys into fuel-cell technology - Graniteville, SC, United States
MHEDA convenes in Phoenix in 10 weeks - Vernon Hills, IL, United States [more]
Inaugural bC India impresses
INDIA Over 22,000 people from 69 countries descended on the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai from 8 to 11 February to attend the debut International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building... [more]
Nacco wins settlement, perceived for break-up
UNITED STATES Nacco Industries Inc says it prevailed in litigation filed in Delaware Chancery Court on 13 November 2006. “The (14 February) settlement agreement provides for, among other things, the payment... [more]
Flint joins Linde heavy truck division
UNITED KINGDOM Colin Flint was named to the new global position of head of marketing for the heavy truck division of Linde Material Handling GmbH within the KION Group. Francesco Chinaglia, division... [more]
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Combilift launches poultry forklift - Monaghan, Ireland
Still introduces new system, wins awards - Hamburg, Germany
Linde launches logistics train - Stuttgart, Germany [more]
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The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition 2011 and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011
The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011, are expected to attract around 60,000 professional visitors, and to have an exhibition area covering 25,000 square meters.
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]
Prestigious Ergonomics Warehouse Award for the Active Sway Control
The Forklift Truck Association awards Cat Lift Trucks the “Archie” for Ergonomics for their Active Sway Control (ASC) for the High Level Order Picker. The annual FLTA Awards for Excellence highlight eye-catching improvements and achievements in the materials handling industry. [more]
Thombert tires provide the lowest cost per hour of use
Thombert, one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow-aisle electric lift trucks, believes so much in their products that they offer a complete money-back guarantee. [more]
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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]
Robust and affordable multipurpose jib attachments
Forklift Traders offer a comprehensive range of multipurpose jib attachments for your forklift at affordable prices. The attachments distributed by Forklift Traders have a long standing reputation for being robust and enduring. [more]
Eagletronic battery chargers
Jamco is the worldwide exclusive distributor of Eagletronic chargers and related products. Our full range of energy efficient chargers and related products provides users with good quality products that are user and technician friendly, at a great price. [more]
New Big Joe WPT45 Series Pallet Trucks provide performance for challenging applications
Lombard, Illinois (February 8, 2011) - Big Joe, one of the world’s most well known brands of walk behind forklifts, introduced several new versions of the popular WPT45 powered pallet truck. [more]
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Awards 2011 winners revealed
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) presented its highest honour last Saturday to the late Brian Nealon of Bendigo Mitchell at the Annual Awards for Excellence 2011.
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The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition 2011 and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011 
Associated Plans to increase workforce by 12% in 2011 to support growing market demands 
Prestigious Ergonomics Warehouse Award for the Active Sway Control 
Thombert tires provide the lowest cost per hour of use
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BOLZONI AURAMO at the CEMAT India 2010 
Robust and affordable multipurpose jib attachments 
Eagletronic battery chargers 
New Big Joe WPT45 Series Pallet Trucks provide performance for challenging applications
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In The Discussion Forums
"To answer your question simply no a fork positioner cannot be used as a clamp. A fork positioner is just that - it positions the forks (w/o load). Structurally the positioner is less substantial than the clamp - that's why they are more money.".
johnr_j, United States
"Hello, I am have some issues with this unit. Frst day, code -04 reset brake module test ok. Next day, code -08 reset accel pot test Ok. Has anyone had this problem?".
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