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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
There will be some tough times ahead for the Japanese forklift industry, and for the broader international market in which Japan is such a big player. As we read this week, even though factories may have escaped damage, their supply lines have been badly affected and much of Japan’s infrastructure is also in poor shape. Not least of the problems is electricity supply, and experts anticipate that it will take some time before power generation is anywhere near normal.
Obviously, we all sympathise with the Japanese manufacturers, but it will be interesting to see if potential buyers can wait for a return to normal or will simply choose products from other suppliers.

Komatsu and Nissan halt production at affected plants
JAPAN Japanese forklift companies are resuming production in some plants while others remained shut after being affected by the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami two weeks ago. Komatsu Group says... [more]
Cargotec joins forces with Navis
FINLAND Cargotec has completed the USD190 million acquisition of terminal operating system (TOS) provider Navis from Zebra Technologies Corp. Cargotec announced its intention to buy Navis on 31 January... [more]
KION Group has sixth forklift brand with joint venture
KION Group and Voltas Ltd have agreed to establish a joint venture in India to develop, manufacture, market and service forklifts and warehouse equipment. Last year, KION reinforced its... [more]
TCM America adds forklift dealerships
UNITED STATES In trying to take advantage of the slowly improving economy, the US forklift unit of TCM Corp has added dealerships and undertaken a marketing initiative. Columbia-based TCM America Inc... [more]
Manitex gains during 2010 and 4th quarter
UNITED STATES Equipment manufacturer and distributor Manitex International Inc reports major gains in volume during 2010 and its fourth quarter. “We are encouraged by the significant improvement in our performance in... [more]
Contract breach allegation involves four Nissan forklifts
UNITED STATES A provider of asset-based financing has sued a cable reel and spool distributor that took possession of four Nissan forklifts but failed to return them on demand. De Lage... [more]
MeVEA adopts new technology - Lappeenranta, Finland
Toyota gives veterans a lift - Irvine, CA, United States
FEM issues new guideline - Brussels, Belgium [more]
Manitou responds to new European standard
FRANCE Manitou has gone further in its response to the EN 15000 safety standard for telehandlers that came into effect on 1 October 2010. The French handling solutions company has not... [more]
Hoppecke moves whole stand up M6
UNITED KINGDOM Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has done what it believes no other company has done before - it recently moved a whole expo stand to its offices in Newcastle-upon-Lyme. Instead of... [more]
Industry Profile: Richard Donnelly - Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association
UNITED STATES Richard Donnelly wants others to benefit from his efforts on behalf of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). As MHEDA president-elect and 2011 convention chairman, Donnelly has worked... [more]
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Visit the Forkliftaction team at CeMAT 2011: Hall 25 Stand G09
Forkliftaction is returning to CeMAT and we’re keen to see you!

The team (Ann, Rodger, and Patrick) would love to meet with members, advertisers, exhibitors and visitors. Come and tell us your news, and talk to us about your advertising needs.

If you would like to meet with a specific team member or you are interested in learning more about our marketing options, contact us beforehand, we’ll put you in touch with the best person and the right information.

Contact us to arrange a personal meeting. We’ll come and see you at your stand or welcome you at ours! [more]
Company Media ReleasesPublish your article here

High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
DFK Cab Ltd., supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to our customers who belong among the main forklift distributors in more than 15 countries. [more]
GC POWER expanding their global connections - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 025 Stand E28
Global Power Co.,Ltd. (GC POWER) signed an agency agreement with an experienced distributor in South America. GC POWER’s international connections have been growing since the company started to explore overseas markets in 2008. [more]
F.Uchiyama & Co.,Ltd. Statement on Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami
F.Uchiyama: The following is the latest information for our clients and all concerned parties in regards to our office function after recent natural disasters - K. Uchiyama, President
CeMAT: Forklift trucks are becoming more intelligent and more cost-effective
At CeMAT 2011 in Hannover manufacturers of forklift trucks and other industrial trucks will be presenting many highly innovative new product developments. Logistics experts are particularly interested in product developments that target safety aspects, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and increased productivity.
Curtis Introduces New CAN LCD Instrument
Mount Kisco, March 2011: Curtis Instruments introduces a new CAN compatible vehicle instrument panel, enGage® VII. The Curtis enGage® VII display is a microprocessor based, programmable, CAN compatible, instrument with full Input/Output capability. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL® VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane wheels and casters - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Stand D68 Hall12
Raeder Vogel® (Stand D 68  Hall 12 at CeMAT 2011) is one of the leading manufacturers worldwide for wheels and casters made of VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane. We are looking for trade partners in 12 countries in North and South America and Asia. [more]
TVH new "MyTotalSource" website - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25 Stand G19
Come and discover our novelties: "TVH's new website for pricing and ordering parts "MyTotalSource". Our on-line inquiry and order software package TVH Quick Source will turn into a completely new web-based platform called "MyTotalSource".
India ECL Summit & India warehousing show 2011 India’s Premier show on express, cargo & supply chain Industry
Progressive Media Group has announced India’s maiden exhibition on Warehousing Technology Sector; India Warehousing Show 2011. The Exhibition is scheduled on 21-23 April at Expo Centre, Greater Noida, India. [more]
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Product Watch Promote your products here

Rocla ATX, AGV for pallet transfers - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25, Stand G29
Rocla improves intralogistics efficiency in logistics centers, production plants and warehouses with the new Rocla ATX, which  is especially designed for automated picking and pallet transfers. It complements Rocla’s product line of serially manufactured AGVs. [more]
Ground Level Container Access Ramps
Forklift Traders offers a popular and low cost solution to unload containers with a forklift. The Work Cover approved CRN65 Container Access Ramp is designed for bridging into standard containers from ground level. [more]
Miretti launches new EOS GAS DETECTION SYSTEM
Miretti launches EOS GAS DETECTION SYSTEM that is designed to protect all types of vehicles, electric and diesel, and to operate in Zone 2 Cat. 3G. This system guarantees the total original functionality and properties of the vehicle. [more]
Come and see great products and innovations at CeMAT from some leading companies
More than 1,000 exhibitors will be presenting their latest innovations on a net display area of some 80,000 square metres, signalling that CeMAT is the world's premier showplace for intralogistics. See great products and innovations from some leading companies. [more]
Safety First
Danny Maron: Of Heart and Soul
Danny Marron doesn't believe in short-cuts when it comes to training. [more]
media releases
Media Releases
High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application 
GC POWER expanding their global connections - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 025 Stand E28 
F.Uchiyama & Co.,Ltd. Statement on Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami 
CeMAT: Forklift trucks are becoming more intelligent and more cost-effective 
Curtis Introduces New CAN LCD Instrument 
RAEDER-VOGEL® VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane wheels and casters - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Stand D68 Hall12 
TVH new "MyTotalSource" website - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25 Stand G19 
India ECL Summit & India warehousing show 2011 India’s Premier show on express, cargo & supply chain Industry
Product Watch
Product Watch
Rocla ATX, AGV for pallet transfers - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25, Stand G29 
Ground Level Container Access Ramps 
Miretti launches new EOS GAS DETECTION SYSTEM 
Come and see great products and innovations at CeMAT from some leading companies 
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