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This week’s feature article on the North American market is further proof that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s interesting to read how some players used the downtime in the wake of the GFC to regroup, rethink and undertake the changes that would not have been possible under heated market conditions. It takes courage to invest when things are looking gloomy, but in reality, there’s no better time to make changes. Often, we’re too busy doing what we do to rethink our methods, and the easing market demand gave some manufacturers time to take store. We salute those which have emerged stronger and better equipped to deal with the good time that hopefully lie ahead.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
The North American market report
Recession caused pain but improved good companies

US materials handling equipment orders grew 18% in 2010 and are forecasted to grow 11-12% in 2011 and 2012. While some pundits say the industry will not reach the peak... [Read the full report]

TVH plans to buy Dutch companies
BELGIUM TVH Services NV plans to buy Netherlands company Pon’s crane and access sales and rental operations for an undisclosed sum. According to Access International, the deal is not yet... [more]
Equipment Depot moves to unify operations
UNITED STATES Equipment Depot Ltd aims by 1 October to consolidate payroll functions in unifying its regional US operations, says Edd Fritz, acting chief executive officer. For the task, the geographically... [more]
Exhibitors compete in ProMat 2011 contest
UNITED STATES While the event starts in 25 days, numerous exhibitors already have posted short videos in a ProMat 2011 popularity contest. The goal is to encourage visitors to exhibitors’... [more]
Deutsche Messe has high hopes for CeMAT
GERMANY Trade show organiser Deutsche Messe AG is expecting a good turnout for the CeMAT expo on 2-6 May, with the intralogistics industry expected to grow 9% this year. More... [more]
BLT invests in advanced cargo handling equipment - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Awards’ nomination deadline approaches - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Firm pays for forklift incident - Luton, United Kingdom
Heli recognised for promoting IT - Anhui, China [more]
Konecranes acquires WMI, launches Boxrunner
FINLAND Konecranes has signed an agreement to buy Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd. The Finnish company is acquiring WMI’s shares in two phases. In the first phase, Konecranes bought... [more]
Grammer benefits from strong recovery
GERMANY Forklift seat manufacturer Grammer AG has announced a 27.8% revenue growth from EUR727.4 million (USD996.8 million) in 2009 to EUR929.3 million (USD1.274 billion) in 2010. Grammer says its group... [more]
Egemin hiring talent, readies new AGV
UNITED STATES Egemin Automation Inc anticipates adding at least 10 workers to its Michigan, US, site as it moves to combine manual and automatic operations in a new-era forklift. Egemin... [more]
Product News
Terex delivers first ECHs to Brazil - Zweibrücken, Germany
Casters launched for uneven surfaces - Hamilton, OH, United States
Continental rolls out new tyre - Fort Mill, SC, United States
Daily checks promote forklift safety - Leicester, United Kingdom [more]
Terex reports higher aerial work platform sales
UNITED STATES Fourth quarter sales for Terex Corp’s aerial work platforms segment jumped 66.3% to USD340.6 million from USD204.8 million in the comparable 2009 period. The quarter ended on 31 December.... [more]
Robert Aldred dies at age 63
CANADA Acquaintances and family members participated in a visitation and memorial service for popular forklift mechanic Robert Aldred, 63, of the community of Midhurst in Ontario’s Simcoe County. Aldred was... [more]
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FLEX 1500 for Reliability, Flexibility, and Profitability
During the lifetime of your forklift there is a high chance of having an accident. Many forklift accidents are related to tip-over. The Flex 1500 provides the only real safety device to reduce tip-over accidents. [more]
Panacea opens U.S. parts shipping location and revamps website
Panacea Aftermarket Company announces the opening of its second shipping address, which will shorten the delivery time and reduce transport costs for their U.S based customers; plus a recently developed video website, complete with new search innovations. [more]
FleetNet America Announces TMcare System Solution
The “TMcare System Solution”  brings the dynamic reporting engine available on the web to customers that do not need FleetNet to manage vendors in the coordination and auditing of the repairs. [more]
CeMAT: International - Innovative - Intralogistics
CeMAT opens for business on 2 May 2011, against a background of accelerating economic recovery. The world's leading trade fair for intralogistics is taking place this year under the tagline "Sustainability in Intralogistics" [more]
Not your average forklift
Mast Explorer, a leading distributor in high-end, European forklifts is looking for dealers in Canada. The line has met  internationally recognized standards and has many credentials including worldwide distribution networks that make customers confident in purchasing this product. [more]
Systems Material Handling (SMH®) announces the introduction of a new side shifter product line
Systems Material Handling (SMH®) announces the introduction of a new side shifter product line available from stock. These side shifters, manufactured in Europe (Italy), are made using quality components, and are easy to mount and maintain.
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The Omega Lift HERC - a true heavy weight
The Omega Lift HERC is one of the heavy weights in the all-wheel drive, rough terrain forklift market.  For more than 29 years Omega Lift has built rough terrain & multi-directional forklifts to fit unique applications all over the World. [more]
Safety and efficiency - 2.5 Tone RUYI Electric Pallet Truck (CBD25T)
Ningbo Ruyi’s new 2.5 Tone RUYI Electric Pallet Truck (CBD25T) is not only highly efficient but also boasts a long list of state-of-the-art safety and stability features. [more]
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 new LCD 601 comes standard with embedded WiFi radio
It is much easier for a forklift fleet to program and extract data using wireless communication to a Vehicle Management System.  In recognition of this, Keytroller’s new LCD601 color access monitoring system comes standard with an embedded Wi-Fi radio. [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]
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FLEX 1500 for Reliability, Flexibility, and Profitability 
Panacea opens U.S. parts shipping location and revamps website 
FleetNet America Announces TMcare System Solution 
CeMAT: International - Innovative - Intralogistics 
Not your average forklift 
Systems Material Handling (SMH®) announces the introduction of a new side shifter product line
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The Omega Lift HERC - a true heavy weight 
Safety and efficiency - 2.5 Tone RUYI Electric Pallet Truck (CBD25T) 
Economical and efficient self tipping bins 
KEYTROLLER’S new LCD 601 comes standard with embedded WiFi radio 
Eagletronic battery chargers
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Spare Parts
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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