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There’s lots of expertise out there, on both sides of the supply chain. There are manufacturers and vendors who know which products perform best in specific conditions and there are end-users who know how to get the most out of their equipment. That’s why we sometimes include reader columns in our newsletters under the “Your Focus” banner. This column is really the readers’ soapbox - a place where you can share your tips and advice. It doesn’t have to be the best prose, but it does have to present useful information. Our only restriction is that it cannot be used as a sales vehicle. If you’d like to share your wisdom, please shoot us an email.

Schenker tackles T&L productivity challenge Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics specialist Schenker Australia has joined forces with Australia’s ICT Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA) to tackle the task of improving productivity in the transport and logistics sector. The... [more]
Runaway forklift results in fatality Australasia News
Glen Innis, New South Wales WorkCover is investigating an incident at a Glen Innes correctional facility last month which resulted in the death of a 58-year-old man. Initial enquiries indicate that the male truck... [more]
Linfox warehouse provides multi-user options Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Materials handling equipment is helping Linfox’s multi-user warehouse at Pooraka provide a flexible solution for customers by sharing fixed costs, resources and equipment. The site carries around 5,000... [more]
ALC takes message of seamless national economy to NZ Australasia News
Auckland Australian Logistics Council (ALC) chief executive Michael Kilgariff says there is a strong need for both Australia and New Zealand to continue working towards more seamless regulatory arrangements in the... [more]

Europe, Australia issues on Cascade radar
UNITED STATES Forklift attachments maker Cascade Corp reports progress in Europe, receipt of insurance proceeds from the Australian floods and higher profits and sales. Cascade filed its report on 2 June for... [more]
Jungheinrich invests EUR35M in spare parts logistics
GERMANY Jungheinrich is planning to build a new spare parts centre north of Hamburg to cope with its international expansion and the growth of its truck portfolio. Work on constructing... [more]
Briggs replaces Cat with Yale in transition plan
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has invested GBP5.5 million (USD9.0 million) in new Yale forklifts to replace older Cat Lift Trucks forklifts as part of its GBP20 million (USD32.9 million) transition plan as... [more]
Cargotec establishes global competence centre in Singapore
SINGAPORE Cargotec is establishing a global competence centre for container terminals development in Singapore to boost its ability to provide total solutions for its Asia Pacific customers. “Customer perspective is... [more]
Hangcha gives first manufacturing award to UK firm
GERMANY Samuk Lift Trucks Ltd has received an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ from the Hangcha Group, acknowledging its success as the largest European distributor of Hangcha forklifts. Hangcha acknowledges Samuk chairman... [more]
Hyster relaunches big trucks to meet regulations
UNITED KINGDOM Hyster’s 25-32 T heavy-duty forklift and container handler range is now available with new Tier 4i/Stage IIIB low-emission engines that it claims offer fuel savings of up to 15%.... [more]
Freedonia projects rise in US pallet demand
UNITED STATES Industry market research firm Freedonia Group Inc projects a 6.1% annual increase in US pallet demand to 1.3 billion units valued at USD15 billion in 2015. The increased pallet... [more]
Product News
Hyster reach stackers offer savings - Fleet, United Kingdom
Meese Orbitron Dunne launches bulk forklift containers - Ashtabula, OH, United States
MCFA’s new walkie stacker - Houston, TX, United States [more]
Crown’s RM 6000 gains food industry interest
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp’s recently introduced RM 6000 series narrow-aisle reach truck ( News #500) has captured market attention. While more than one market segment is responsive, “the food industry... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Jungheinrich, Johnston Equipment, Manitou [more]
Regional forklift rodeo set for Saturday
UNITED STATES The 2011 forklift rodeo season begins in Washington State on Saturday, 11 June with a regional event at the Volpentest HAMMER (hazardous materials management and emergency response) Training and Education... [more]
Ambassador chooses RDS for demo fleet - Witham, United Kingdom
New crane decal - Milwaukee, WI, United States
HFT Forklifts joins green scheme - Hereford, United Kingdom
Palletforce network grows with Truswell - Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom [more]
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Ultraftame's Smooth Materials Handling
Ultraframe, one of the largest producers of domestic window and door products and conservatories within the UK, utilise the strength and reliability of Lancer Sideloaders. The result - fast efficient materials handling. [more]
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]
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]
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Visit Forkliftaction at the Queensland Materials Handling trade show - Stand i20
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Product Watch Promote your products here

UN Three-Wheel Battery Forklift
UN always provides the ultimate solution for a full range of materials handing requirements. The UN line of counterbalance electric forklift trucks feature super maneuverability, acceleration curve memory, regeneration function, and quick battery change. [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]
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]
Your Focus
Choosing a forklift preventative maintenance program
Preventative maintenance is often overlooked, but according to Peter Greenthal, it can save time and money in the long run. [more]
Fork Talk
Fork Talk - Winners announced for student competition
Fourteen student teams from the US and Canada have won the 2011 AEM Construction Challenge that took place on 25-28 May at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The... [more]
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Media Releases
Ultraftame's Smooth Materials Handling 
Cat® Lift Trucks supports test phase of exciting solar energy project 
New forklift technology at Queensland Materials Handling
Product Watch
Product Watch
UN Three-Wheel Battery Forklift 
KEYTROLLER provides a range of wireless options to suit different monitoring capabilities and different budgets 
Narrow Aisle Lift Truck Model CDD15C, 1500kg capacity 
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Shanghai, China24th to 27th October 2011     [more]
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Atlanta, United StatesFebruary 6-9, 2012     [more]
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Hannover, Germany13 to 19 November 2011     [more]
5. The Safety Show, Sydney Materials Handling & Bulkex
Sydney, NSW, Australia25 - 27 October 2011     [more]
6. Queensland Safety, Material Handling & Manufacturing Shows 2011
Brisbane Queensland, Australia21st to 23rd June 2011     [more]
7. CeMAT Russia
Moscow, Russia27th to 30th September 2011     [more]
Jilin, ChinaSept. 6-11, 2011     [more]
9. 2011 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
Brisbane, AustraliaThursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of September 2011     [more]
10. Reach Expo
Houston TX, United States19th & 20th July 211     [more]
11. ICHCA International Biennial Conference 2012
Melbourne, Australia8th - 11th May 2012     [more]
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Atlanta, GA, United States12th to 14th September 2011     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"I don't think CAT will get out of MHE on financial grounds as they own 20% of the MCF company and receive a royalty on every yellow truck sold. More likely it is the old adage 'concentrating on core business'.".
millreef, United Kingdom
"I have found the Sidetrackers where I work to be strong and reliable, bit old fashioned, I would agree, but no bother with them.".
steelydan, United Kingdom
"Can someone actually drive and work any size container reachstacker without prior licencing?".
finn_r, Australia
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Spare Parts
Industry Overview 2010
North American Materials Handling Industry
Forklift Technology Trends
Accessories and Cabin Options
Forklift Rental and Financing
AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
Rough Terrain Forklifts
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