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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
They came, they saw, they chatted. It was a hectic week for the small team at CeMat, and our colleagues report they were very busy. During the event, they caught up with old friends and made lots of new ones, and the team members are grateful for all the invitations and offers they received.  It wasn’t our first visit to CeMat, but it was certainly the most successful - and the team comes away with a strong sense of optimism about the future for forklifts.
Of course, we have a follow-up report on the event in the newsletter this week, and a gallery of CeMat images will be posted soon, when the team recovers from their gruelling four days.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and we hope to see you all next time.

New equipment for Port Nelson Australasia News
Port Nelson Gough Materials Handling has recently delivered two new Hyster forklifts to Port Nelson. The full container handler is rated at 40 T capacity and is able to carry... [more]
John Holland secures $180 million construction contract Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Construction giant John Holland has secured a major contract worth over $180 million to design and construct permanent buildings on the Chevron-operated Gorgon project, Australia’s biggest ever natural gas project.... [more]
ALC responds to freight strategy paper Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has called for immediate action on the national freight effort. Responding to the government’s National Land Freight Strategy Discussion Paper, ALC chief executive Michael... [more]
Nominations open for Safe Work Awards 2011 Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia South Australia is calling on innovators and drivers of workplace safety initiatives to take part in this year’s Safe Work Awards. Industrial Relations Minister Patrick Conlon launched the official... [more]

CeMat 2011 points to rosy future
GERMANY By Bill Redmond at CeMat CeMat 2011, the world’s pre-eminent logistics trade fair held at Hannover every three years, ended its five-day run on May 6 on a rising... [more]
Manitou records growth but faces challenges
FRANCE Manitou CEO Jean-Christophe Giroux says while the French telehandler specialist enjoyed a “great” first quarter, the company faces challenges typical in a new growth cycle after a severe financial crisis.... [more]
NMHG sales jump by 56.3%
UNITED STATES The materials handling group (NMHG) had a profit of USD22.3 million on sales of USD586.6 million for the first quarter ended 31 March. NMHG saw a significant increase in... [more]
WinCo adopts fuel cell technology
UNITED STATES Grocery store operator WinCo Foods LLC should begin operating hydrogen fuel cell-powered Class 1 standup forklifts from Crown Equipment Corp in five months. Employee-owned WinCo has committed to acquire... [more]
‘Partial’ inspections could put drivers at risk
UNITED KINGDOM An industry expert has voiced concern over the validity of some Thorough Examinations after the discovery of a forklift that was given the nod by an inspector despite the presence... [more]
Santos Brasil breaks record with crane order
SWEDEN Santos Brasil S/A has ordered 12 Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, making the container terminal operator Cargotec’s biggest customer for the units. The new order brings Santos Brasil’s... [more]
Labour says forklift blitz insufficient
CANADA The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president has criticised the provincial employment minister for failure to stem forklift safety problems. The provincial agency’s health and safety inspectors issued 214... [more]
Clark recognises Material Handling Inc
UNITED STATES After an employee vote, Clark Material Handling Co presented its 2010 dealer-of-the-year award to the Sain family’s Dalton-based Material Handling Inc (MHI). “Outstanding truck and parts sales, combined with... [more]
Product News
Cargotec launches new Kalmar forklifts - Hannover, Germany
Italian firm updates tow tractor - Milan, Italy
Amerityre launches new Kryon tyre - Boulder City, NV, United States [more]
Rushlift supplies Albion Stone with telehandler
UNITED KINGDOM Rushlift has secured a contract to supply the UK’s leading mine operator Albion Stone with a state-of-the-art, high-capacity telehandler. The new Doosan DT160 telehandler will be based in Jordans... [more]
Tilley’s solves problem with new forklifts
UNITED KINGDOM Traditional English boiled sweet maker Tilley’s has turned to articulated trucks to solve its storage space problem as demand grows for its confectionary products. Tilley’s, which had been using... [more]
Gold giveaway marks 25 years - Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
Toyota honours top performers - Irvine, CA, United States
Yale awards dealers - Greenville, NC, United States
PSA International wins again - Singapore
Crown plans to nearly double Indiana facility - New Bremen, OH, United States
CVS SpA creditors okay Manitex asset purchase - Bridgeview, IL, United States
Raymond’s Muscatine plant receives award - Muscatine, IA, United States
NMHG reports first quarter sales jump of 56.3% - Mayfield Heights, OH, United States [more]
Scottish National Champion crowned
UNITED KINGDOM Robert Watson from Ayrshire will go on to compete at the RTITB Operator of the Year final on 16 September after being crowned Scottish National Champion last week. Watson,... [more]
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Farewell Hannover
The Forkliftaction team would like to thank all of our friends from CeMAT Hannover for a successful and rewarding experience.

On behalf of Ann, Rodger, Patrick, Bill and Daren we would like to thank the many exhibitors who paused from their busy schedules to meet with the team during their time in Germany.

Forkliftaction will continue to support the CeMAT network as we look forward to CeMAT Russia in Moscow, September 27th -30th.

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Pipeline to Forklift Sucess
Wavin, a total solutions provider in the sector of plastic pipes and fittings for the building, construction and utilities industries, relies on Lancer sideloaders to meet the specialist need of safe and proper handling of the huge quantities of piping. [more]
Chain checking made easy
US-based Carolina Handling has equipped each of its 200 mobile forklift field service technicians with professional chain wear gauges developed and manufactured in the UK by Letchworth-based FB Chain Ltd. [more]
CeMAT underscores flagship status, boasting wide array of new innovations and record participation from abroad
With over 1,000 innovations on show, stronger-than-ever participation from abroad and a further rise in attendance from professionals with purchasing authority, CeMAT - the world's leading intralogistics trade fair - drew to a successful close on 6 May 2011. [more]
New Forklift Licensing System explained at the Queensland Materials Handling Trade Show
AIMM Industrial Training will run a seminar on the new forklift licensing requirements at the Queensland Materials Handling Show on Tuesday 21 June as part of a line-up of the free workplace safety seminars over the show's three days. [more]
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Rocla WMS brings intelligence to warehouse management
Rocla MetRo is a software package for warehouse management. MetRo models and manages the logical representation of the physical storage facilities, i.e. racking, conveyors, floor storage, etc., and can be integrated to existing control systems. [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]
Reliable and strong -2009 SANY model RSC45-5 reach stacker available
Independent Lift Truck of Alaska, Inc. has a  2009 SANY model RSC45-5 reach stacker available. The stacker boasts a number of advantages including 99,000 LBS Capacity, good overall stability, low operation costs and a long service life. [more]
Thombert THp-GripTM Tires Provide Greater Traction on Wet Surfaces
Thombert, Inc., headquartered in Newton, Iowa, USA has developed the THp-GripTM tire, which features a unique design specifically for forklift trucks operating in areas with moisture on the floor. [more]
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