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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Even though the forklift industry is dominated by big-name global players, it remains a people industry, and individuals continue to make a difference. This was brought home by another obituary in this week’s newsletter. Recently, a number of significant dealers have passed away, and each leaves an impressive legacy of achievement, personal commitment, friendships and influence. We continue to be amazed at how a single individual can touch many lives and leave a personal stamp on what might otherwise be an anonymous business. It all goes to show that despite the influence of the mega-corporations, a handshake and personal call still mean so much - sometimes decades after the initial contact.

Deadline nears for high-risk licences Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia SafeWork SA is stepping up an information campaign this week to urge affected workers to convert as soon as possible to the new licence to perform high-risk work. South... [more]
Qld leads the way in OHS reform Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Queensland has become the first state to implement the harmonised national workplace safety laws. The Work Health and Safety Bill passed through the Queensland Parliament last week, with similar... [more]
Lion plans new warehouse in Christchurch Australasia News
Christchurch Alcoholic beverage company Lion plans to build a $15 million state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution centre on its Christchurch CBD site, where its badly damaged Canterbury Brewery is located. The... [more]
New acquisition for POTA Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Port logistics provider P&O Trans Australia (POTA) plans to acquire South Australian-based Mackenzie Intermodal Group in a transaction to be finalised in July/August 2011. MD Paul Digney says the... [more]
Beef up security on industrial equipment Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Police in South Australia have urged owners of industrial equipment to upgrade their security following a spate of thefts, including the theft of two forklifts from their overnight storage area.... [more]

KION has IPO in sight
GERMANY KION Group says it is paying down its debt and is getting ready for a medium-term flotation. The world’s second-largest forklift manufacturer plans to overtake Toyota Industries Corp as... [more]
Nissan adds Carolina Industrial Trucks
UNITED STATES Nissan Forklift Corp North America has named Carolina Industrial Trucks Inc as an authorised distributor for a nine-county region including North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte. “Carolina Industrial Trucks’ emphasis... [more]
Europe will commercialise fuel cell forklifts soon
NORWAY A European consortium is currently identifying end-users for a fuel cell forklift demonstration that is expected to be the last stage in the commercialisation process in Europe. Steffen Møller-Holst,... [more]
Rushlift secures GBP100M deal
UNITED KINGDOM Independent materials handling solutions provider Rushlift has secured the UK’s single largest supply-level agreement with Saint-Gobain’s building distribution division. The GBP100 million (USD164.6 million) deal will see Rushlift supply... [more]
AEM Hall of Fame accepting nominations
UNITED STATES Online nominations for the 2011 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame program are now open. Candidates will be evaluated on five criteria that are critical to... [more]
LiftX links with SMH in supplier partnership
CANADA Forklift parts provider LiftX Parts International of Port Coquitlam has entered into a supplier partnership with Systems Material Handling Co (SMH) of Olathe, Kansas. LiftX says the supplier partnership... [more]
Product News
Mecano Continental’s new forklift - Murcia, Spain
Still’s automated order pickers and new trailer system - Hamburg, Germany [more]
Irish forklift champion crowned - Dublin, Ireland
JCB ladies step out in style for charity - Rocester, United Kingdom
Linde launches ultimate challenge - Basingstoke, United Kingdom [more]
Dealer applauds Michigan tax changes
UNITED STATES Five months into his new job, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an eight-bill package eliminating the state’s business tax, simplifying the tax structure and pursuing economic competitiveness. Among those... [more]
Bob Smith mourned
UNITED STATES Long-time forklift dealer Bob Smith was a self-made man with a Southern flair, strong organisational talent and entrepreneurial skills that he demonstrated in many iterative ways. The Stone Mountain resident... [more]
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Cat® Lift Trucks supports test phase of exciting solar energy project
Cat Lift Trucks sponsor new project to build a sustainable, solar-powered SUV and drive the 2,300 Km from Patriot Hills (a field camp on the Antarctic) to the South Pole and back, to raise awareness about alternative energy sources. [more]
Doosan Forklifts Middle East & North Africa Dealer Conference
The Doosan Middle East and North African Dealer Conference was held on 8th-9th May, in Istanbul. The event was attended by 35 representatives from the nine countries that make up the Middle East & North African network. [more]
New forklift technology at Queensland Materials Handling
The Queensland Materials Handling Show (June 21 to 23 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre), will present visitors with a valuable opportunity to learn about the very latest in forklift safety, training, licensing and integration technology. [more]
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]
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Visit Forkliftaction at the Queensland Materials Handling trade show - Stand i20
Visit the Forkliftaction team at the Queensland Materials Handling trade show, co-located with the Queensland Safety Show, from June 21 to 23 - Stand i20.

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New product, new technology from EP
After extensive research, EP’s engineer can now launch a new electric stacker, ES10-10WA/12-12WA (with AC technology), to the global market. It represents a new trend and suits different needs.
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]
CM News on the move
Container Management is the pre-eminent maritime industry publication specialising in global port and terminal development, privatisation, cargo and container handling technology, logistics and intermodalism. Now, the publication launches a free App for iPod, iPad and iPhone. [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]
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Cat® Lift Trucks supports test phase of exciting solar energy project 
Doosan Forklifts Middle East & North Africa Dealer Conference 
New forklift technology at Queensland Materials Handling 
MIRETTI Flameproof Conversion - More than 30 years for workers' safety
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New product, new technology from EP 
Thombert THp-GripTM Tires Provide Greater Traction on Wet Surfaces 
CM News on the move 
Introducing the G generation: a new era in Kalmar counterbalance equipment
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"We just added two C30 Clarks with the Hyundai/Juniper powerplants. The jury's still out. 267 hours and the first breakdown. It has more power (40 HP more) than the Mitsi engine but the electronics are more indepth, seemingly requiring a laptop for just about everything.".
joe_d, United States
"Rushlift are all about building a business to sell it some time in the future to a manufacturer. This contract will either give them an exit strategy or sink them!!".
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