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If choosing equipment is not hard enough, the decision is further complicated by the many finance options. Do you buy it outright, lease it or do it by hire purchase? And once you’ve made that decision, you need to determine whether to source the package from your own financier, from the dealer or via some third party. It’s an complex area and one we explore in detail in our special report this week. For anyone about to make a purchase, this feature is certainly essential reading.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Forklift financing - lifting its game
Navigating your way through the murky waters of asset financing can be confusing. Melissa Barnett looks at what drives financial institutions when dealing with the materials handling sector, what financing options are available and what the next two years may bring. [Read the full report]

Companies fined for forklift incident Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Two companies, a host employer and a labour hire company, have been fined a total of $120,000 for an incident in which a worker’s leg was severely injured and later... [more]
Women invited to mentor scheme Australasia News
Gold Coast, Queensland Registration for the third session of CILTA’s (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia) mentoring program, Women Moving Forward, will close on 3 June 2011. The previous two sessions... [more]
Toyota aims for better forklift safety Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is designing new equipment aimed at increasing safety when working at heights on forklifts. Its forklift technicians based in Sydney have already been recognised... [more]
Compressed air forklift one step closer Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The forklift that runs on compressed air, flagged earlier in News #411 has arrived. The project to convert a forklift to operate using compressed air instead of batteries... [more]

BITA: Forklift market outlook improving
UNITED KINGDOM Members of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) are optimistic about general prospects for the UK forklift market over the next 12 months and many expect company sales to rise... [more]
Bolzoni acquires Australian company
AUSTRALIA Bolzoni Auramo CEO Roberto Scotti has announced that the Italian forklift attachment maker will acquire South Australia-headquartered forklift attachment specialist Eurolift Pty Ltd from Peter Beaumont and Elme Spreader AB... [more]
Eastern Lift Truck plans for 11th branch
UNITED STATES Eastern Lift Truck Co Inc intends to establish another location to complement its 10 facilities in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eastern Lift has hired Sam Burch to... [more]
Hugg & Hall acquires Arkla Taylor
UNITED STATES Hugg & Hall Equipment Co of Little Rock has added branch locations and Big-Red-brand representation with its acquisition of Arkla Taylor Inc of Ruston, Louisiana. Principals of the firms... [more]
FEM, CECE and CEMA issue joint position on air quality
BELGIUM FEM (European Federation of Materials Handling) and two other European industry associations have issued a position paper announcing that they are in favour of cost-effective measures to improve air quality,... [more]
Palfinger NA adds training sites in New Jersey, California
CANADA The North American operation of Palfinger AG is opening training facilities in Trenton, New Jersey and Cerritos, California to complement its initial US Tiffin, Ohio training site that opened in... [more]
Deadly collision prompts safety reminder
UNITED KINGDOM A fatal crash between a forklift and a heavy goods vehicle has prompted the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) to remind forklift users of the laws governing safe operation on... [more]
Resin makers tackle explosion risks - Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom
Cooper SH supplies flexible truck - Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Forklift executive’s poems feature in business magazine - Hangzhou, China [more]
Liquidating business peddles two Lulls, five SkyTraks
UNITED STATES Peninsula Masonry Inc is selling what it describes as “seven rough-terrain forklifts” in the process of liquidating the two-decade-old contracting business. “We are closing the doors as soon as... [more]
Forklift fleet shows longevity in cold
UNITED KINGDOM The typical life expectancy of forklifts working multiple shifts in a -25 degree cold store can be as low as three to four years but a fleet of Flexi forklifts... [more]
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MIRETTI Flameproof Conversion - More than 30 years for workers' safety
With the celebration of its 35th year of activity Miretti, a world leader in the field of explosion & flameproof conversions, puts another significant milestone in its history of technological improvement and progress. [more]
Oorja Protonics Named Top 50 Startup at TiECon 2011
Oorja Protonics Inc. - a world leader in development and commercialization of Liquid Alcohol based fuel cells for Material Handling applications, was chosen as a winner of the highly coveted TiE50 Award. [more]
HUAHE Forklift thanks to all visitors at CeMAT Hannover Fair and Canton Fair
Zhejiang Huahe Forklift Co., Ltd, would like to thank everyone who showed an interest in HUAHE forklifts during the recent 109TH Canton Fair, and CeMAT HANNOVER 2011. Huahe introduces the HH30Z-N2-D special promotional forklift. [more]
Students learn the importance of forklift chain measurement
The forklift truck engineers of tomorrow are learning the importance of regular chain inspections with the help of FB Chain’s chain wear gauge. City of Bristol College students are using the gauges as part of their forklift maintenance course work. [more]
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Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C, 1500kg capacity
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd. introduces the Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C (1500kg capacity). The Narrow Aisle Lift Truck's many features will increase safety and productivity, structural capability, and serviceability. [more]
Introducing the G generation: a new era in Kalmar counterbalance equipment
At CeMAT 2011, Cargotec unveiled its new DCG90-180 range of Kalmar lift trucks. This new range of forklift trucks - with capacities ranging from 9-18 tonnes - is the first of Kalmar’s G generation material handling equipment. [more]
KEYTROLLER provides a range of wireless options to suit different monitoring capabilities and different budgets
Wireless options are designed for different monitoring capabilities and different budgets.KEYTROLLER offers 3 different types of wireless radios: the LCD 601 device, KEYTROLLER’S keypad 105 model and the inexpensive CYBERTOOTH Bluetooth “matched” radio pair. [more]
Davis Derby's TruckLOG range tells you everything you need to know about who's driving your trucks
Designed for demanding material handling environments, Davis Derby’s new TrucKLOG Generation 5 Driver Access and Fleet Management System offers many new features as well as including those from the previous product generations. [more]
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MIRETTI Flameproof Conversion - More than 30 years for workers' safety 
Oorja Protonics Named Top 50 Startup at TiECon 2011 
HUAHE Forklift thanks to all visitors at CeMAT Hannover Fair and Canton Fair 
Students learn the importance of forklift chain measurement
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Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C, 1500kg capacity 
Introducing the G generation: a new era in Kalmar counterbalance equipment 
KEYTROLLER provides a range of wireless options to suit different monitoring capabilities and different budgets 
Davis Derby's TruckLOG range tells you everything you need to know about who's driving your trucks 
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In The Discussion Forums
"Can any one confirm that a couple of large European manufactures in our industry plan to exclude, by control technology, those of us who service and repair their equipment for our customers.".
Splitpin, United Kingdom
"Jungheinrich also makes an electric turret truck with articulated mast, specifically for narrow-aisle applications.".
mark_p, United States
"I recall a guy on this site and in a forum thread, a few years ago that was extolling many merits of the ball hitch that he invented for use on any forklift to tow carts around. He felt strongly everyone could use one & he would be sickening rich within a year or two. Then he learned most forklift companies won't approve (not in the States ,for sure) such a devise.".
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AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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