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|This Week's Feature|
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
New solutions through new technology
Despite the general downturn in sales and production over the past few years, a number of materials handling companies, both large and small, have been busy finding solutions to client problems by developing new and exciting technology. Melissa Barnett investigates some of the new technologies on offer. [Read the full report]
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Alternative forklift fuel in Tasmania Australasia News|
Launceston, Tasmania Tasmanian natural gas distributor Tas Gas Networks has joined with Tasmanian forklift dealer FRM Toyota to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) for forklifts.
According to FRM Toyota sales executive... [more]
|New cranes for Port Botany Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Four new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes will be delivered to DP World at the Port Botany terminal in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The Kalmer eight-wheeled, all-electric cranes, ordered... [more]
|Report seeks freight’s optimal path Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria An analysis of the responsiveness of sea and land transport modes to cater for the growing interstate freight task between Melbourne and Perth and Melbourne and Brisbane is now available... [more]
|Survey shows rising business sentiment Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The March quarter 2011 ACCI-Westpac survey of industrial trends has shown a marked upswing in general business expectations.
Greg Evans, director at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|ProMat 2011 stirs juices for forklift industry |
UNITED STATES By Roger Renstrom
ProMat 2011 exhibits by sister forklift brands Yale and Hyster dominated the trade show entryway and, at 5,400 sqft (486 sqm), the display for Dematic Corp... [more]
|KION Group strengthens market position |
GERMANY KION Group has benefited from the recovery of the world materials handling markets, consolidating its global market position as the leader in Europe, number two worldwide and the leading international... [more]
|ITA takes stock of programs, opportunities |
UNITED STATES Jeff Rufener reviewed developments in his state of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) address during the group’s spring meeting on 21-23 March in a Washington hotel.
Rufener is president... [more]
|FEM releases materials handling equipment data |
BELGIUM The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) has compiled statistical data on the production value and external trade of European materials handling, lifting and storage equipment for the first time.... [more]
|Japan quake update|
JAPAN Six of Komatsu’s Japanese plants that were affected by the devastating earthquake that rocked the country a few weeks ago have resumed production, while Nichiyu forklift manufacturer Nippon Yusoki Co... [more]
|JCB makes major investments as sales surge |
UNITED KINGDOM JCB is undertaking a series of major investments and expansions to exploit the growth in the global market as the company reported a 48% increase in revenue for 2010.... [more]
Briggs’ flexibility helps win contract
- Cannock, United Kingdom
Llanelli company fined GBP400,000
- Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Palletforce network grows with Fullers Logistics
- Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom [more]
|Industry Profile: Warren Cornil |
UNITED STATES Speaking from personal experience, forklift distributor Warren Cornil strongly encourages individuals to seriously consider organ donation.
“Everyone ought to be a donor,” he says. “It's my opinion that organ... [more]
|Product News |
Toyota’s integrated scale
- Irvine, CA, United States
Linde launches successor models
- Aschaffenburg, Germany
Bobcat adds new telehandler
- Las Vegas, NV, United States
Grammer introduces new seats
- Amberg, Germany [more]
|Publish your brief here|
|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, Daren, Bill 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 Releases||Publish your article here|
|The Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition and 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.
|FleetNet America Unveils Solution at ProMat 2011 |
FleetNet’s first time exhibiting at ProMat 2011 was a huge success. The unveiling of System Solution, under FleetNet’s TMcare program, made quite an impact on the attendees of this year’s showcase. [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 launches the SMARTSWEEP® - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25 Stand G19 |
Meet the new environmentally-friendly sweeper SmartSweep®, brought to you by TVH, worldwide supplier of forklifts, aerial platforms and replacement parts. See it in action at the TVH stand at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25 Stand G19.
|Lisman Vorkheftrucks BV, Europe's biggest wholesaler - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 26, Stand H15 |
Lisman Vorkheftrucks BV, a leading wholesaler in used materials handling equipment, has a prominent position during the CeMAT exhibition from Monday 2 to Friday 6 May. You will find us, just like last time, at stall H15 in Hall 26. With an area of 140m2, we have plenty of room to give you a hospitable welcome. [more]
|ShangLi Heavy Industry will attend CeMAT Hannover 2011 at Germany |
In May this year, ShangLi forklift will attend CeMAT 2011 at Hannover, Germany. As the world’s top exhibition in the field of materials handling equipment, Shangli will take our best products to show at the exhibition. [more]
|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.
|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]
|Product Watch ||Promote your products here|
|Mitsubishi GRENDIA EX Hybrid - Exhibiting at CeMAT 2011 - Hall 25, Stand G29 |
Mitsibishi Heavy Industries will present the latest development in hybrid forklift technology at CeMAT 2011 - hall 25, stand G29. The forklift, which is already available in Japan, is the world’s first lithium-ion-battery/diesel-engine 4.0-5.0 tonnes forklift truck. [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]
|BOLZONI AURAMO innovative forklift attachments - Exhibiting at CEMAT 2011 - Hall 26, Stand K16 |
The CeMAT 2011 Exhibition represents a very important step forward for Bolzoni Auramo Group (Hall 26 / stand K16) and its continuous effort to find the best answer to any sort of logistics and materials handling demand. [more]
|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]
|Thombert offers high-performance compounds for wheels and tires |
The quality products from Thombert help you control your budget. Users of lower-quality wheels and tires experience higher back-end costs. But with the high-performance products from Thombert, you’ll experience the lowest cost per hour of use. [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]
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
|AEM announces winners of teen competition |
A team of students from Miami Valley Career Technology Centre in Clayton, Ohio has won the 2011 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Construction Challenge that was presented by Volvo Construction Equipment. [more]