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It looks like a recovery is well under way, with figures from one of the market leaders indicating a global rise in demand for materials handling equipment in the first four months of the year. Particularly encouraging about the Jungheinrich overview is the performance of Europe and North America - both up more than a third on last year. And even better news is that the order books are expected to continue to show increases for the rest of the year.
Unfortunately, the prediction came before the renewed concerns about the Greek economy and fears about the impact of a possible debt default on the European market and the broader economy.

Safety blitz identifies forklift shortcomings Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Poor forklift traffic management is one of the many safety issues identified by WorkSafe Victoria during its year-long safety blitz. The campaign to crack down on safety breaches has... [more]
JLG wins two HRIA awards Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Telehandler specialist JLG Australia has won two awards at this year’s annual convention of the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) in Perth. The company was named “Access Supplier... [more]
Forklift industry mourns loss of Mark Weinert Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia The forklift industry is mourning the death of Mark Brian Weinert who died after battling cancer, aged 43, in Adelaide on 3 June, 2011. Part of Adaptalift Hyster for... [more]
Forklift championships heat up Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The grand final for this year’s forklift driving championship takes place in Sydney on 28 October 2011 in conjunction with the Sydney Safety Show. Already heats are taking place... [more]
Linfox leader honoured for logistics role Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He was honoured for... [more]

Jungheinrich: Global economic recovery to continue
GERMANY Global demand for materials handling equipment rose 35% to 330,000 forklifts for the first four months of 2011 compared to the 245,000 units in the same period last year.... [more]
Cromer Equipment acquires Quality Lift Truck
UNITED STATES Cromer Equipment has acquired Quality Lift Truck Inc, adding to its Oakland, West Sacramento and Santa Rosa sites. Projecting 2011 sales, Marshall Cromer projects 18% growth on 2010 figures... [more]
Linde buys UK dealer
GERMANY Linde Material Handling GmbH has acquired its successful UK dealer Linde Sterling as “a number of directors” are retiring from the business. Linde Material Handling communications head Detlef Sieverdingbeck... [more]
Court approves Manitex asset purchase
UNITED STATES A Piacenza, Italy court approved a Concordato Preventivo proceeding for a Manitex International Inc subsidiary’s acquisition of certain liquidated CVS SpA assets, Manitex reported on 16 June. Earlier, a majority... [more]
Huntsman completes safety upgrade in China
CHINA Global chemicals manufacturer Huntsman has upgraded a fleet of explosion-proof forklifts at its Guangzhou facility in China to meet domestic safety standards. Huntsman selected UK-headquartered Pyroban as its explosion-proof... [more]
Vauramo: China no longer low-cost
HONG KONG China is no longer a low-cost country, says Cargotec’s chief operating officer and deputy CEO, Pekka Vauramo, who moved from his native Finland to Hong Kong early this year.... [more]
Flexible contract saves pet food company thousands
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment will supply 34 new Yale counterbalance forklifts as part of a five-year, flexible contract to pet food manufacturer Golden Acres. The “Flexihire” contract, which allows customers... [more]
Atlet introduces new generation trucks
SWEDEN Atlet has introduced the new generation Tergo reach trucks that it claims is the world’s most ergonomic reach truck range. Product development manager Dan Ulmestrand says the company’s... [more]
Clark remembers Moisés Villanueva López
MEXICO Moisés Villanueva López focused solely on the Clark brand during 45 years in manufacturing and dealership positions, and the extended Clark family has taken notice of his passing at the... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Materials Transportation Company, Briggs Equipment, Toyota Material Handling USA Inc, [more]
CBE honour for Patterson
UNITED KINGDOM JCB deputy chairman John Patterson has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour recognised Patterson’s... [more]
Spider-bite forklift worker loses in court
UNITED STATES A three-judge panel of the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled against a worker compensation claim of Danny Woodrow Wilson, an Ace Hardware Corp forklift battery exchanger. The Richmond-based panel... [more]
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BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER: A step ahead new subsidiary in Russia
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER have taken an important step in strengthening their positions on the Russian market, with the opening of a new subsidiary company in Moscow “Hans H. Meyer OOO” LLC. [more]
Woolworths Qld is in front again
In a great effort 12 forklift operators from the Woolworths State DC representing four divisions competed on Sunday the 12th June as part of the National Forklift Championship. The final will be held on 28th Octoberat the Sydney Safety Show. [more]
British Columbia’s Premiere Forklift Competition returns to beat 2010 record of almost 90 Competitors & 500 Spectators
VANCOUVER, B.C. - June 25th, 2011, forklift operators are invited to compete in the 14th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally. The 2010 event drew an estimated 500 spectators and 87 competitors from 32 companies.
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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]
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]
WE-LIFT Forklift Fast Moving Parts For The Customers Worldwide!
WE-LIFT offer competitive prices for forks, side shifters, fork positioners, seats, split rims, integral rims, mast rollers, chain rollers, side rollers, water pumps, lamps, chains, fork extensions, discs, plates, torque converters, hand pallet truck wheels and some forklift attachments. [more]
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BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER: A step ahead new subsidiary in Russia 
Woolworths Qld is in front again 
British Columbia’s Premiere Forklift Competition returns to beat 2010 record of almost 90 Competitors & 500 Spectators
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KEYTROLLER provides a range of wireless options to suit different monitoring capabilities and different budgets 
Thombert THp-GripTM Tires Provide Greater Traction on Wet Surfaces 
WE-LIFT Forklift Fast Moving Parts For The Customers Worldwide!
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