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Where do we get our news? News has reporters around the world, but most of our news comes from our readers. Some of it is initiated by suppliers, through media releases and notifications, some of it is the result of our research efforts and market contacts, but many valuable tips come to us either via our Discussion Forum or from direct contacts. And we’re not just talking about factory closures or looming mergers and acquisitions. We also like to hear about end-user successes or challenges, industry innovation or sometimes even the less weighty stuff, like people with enormous model collections. So, if there’s something that you find interesting, chances are that other readers will also benefit from this, and we invite you to let us know by emailing us your tips and suggestions.

Grants available for SA work health and safety research Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Around $412,000 has been allocated to assist research into work health and safety issues in South Australia. Minister for Industrial Relations Russell Wortley says applications are now open for... [more]
John Holland scores contract worth $800 million Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Construction giant John Holland has been announced as the managing contractor to deliver the new $1.2 billion children’s hospital in Perth, Western Australia. The value of works to be... [more]
Website to address T&L job crisis Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia A national occupation website aimed at the transport and logistics sector has been launched by the South Australian Freight Council (SAFC). LINC (Logistics Information and Navigation Centre) website,,... [more]
Slow infrastructure reform impeding productivity Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Australia’s productivity is slowing because government reforms to infrastructure planning and delivery are frustratingly slow, says chairman of Infrastructure Australia, Rod Eddington. The organisation’s annual report to the Council... [more]
Container trade rises at Port Botany Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Container trade through Port Botany increased by 6.1% in May 2011 compared with the same month last year. Sydney Ports chief executive officer Grant Gilfillan reports container volumes of... [more]

Konecranes expands its footprint
SAUDI ARABIA Konecranes has acquired Saudi Arabian crane manufacturer Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Company Ltd. Headquartered in Al Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Cranes has about 100 employees. Its core... [more]
Barloworld offers help with compliance
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling is offering free advice to UK ports and terminals on the new Tier 4i/Stage IIIB emission regulations that affect equipment like reach stackers, empty container handlers and large... [more]
New subsidiary in Russia
RUSSIA Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer have established a subsidiary in Moscow, Hans H Meyer OOO LLC, to strengthen their positions in the Russian market. Hans H Meyer OOO will offer... [more]
Grocer orders fuel cells from Plug Power
UNITED STATES Plug Power Inc is working with grocery retailer Kroger Co to install 161 GenDrive fuel cells on new and used materials handling equipment, mostly from Crown Equipment Corp, at a... [more]
Activist targets value of JLG parent
UNITED STATES Activist investor Carl C Icahn wants to talk with the parent firm of JLG access equipment about ways to boost Oshkosh Corp shareholder value. The New York-based billionaire is... [more]
RFID is a health option for Bunzl
UNITED KINGDOM Healthcare specialist Bunzl has replaced its existing fleet of VNA (very narrow aisle) order-pickers with three Jungheinrich EKX 513 Kombis after reviewing operations at its Leicester distribution centre. The... [more]
Rushlift wins JP Corry deal
IRELAND Rushlift Ltd has secured a national contract to supply JP Corry, Northern Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, with Doosan and Combilift forklifts. An established business in Ireland with a 140-year... [more]
Three rodeo winners wrangle free vacations
UNITED STATES Dot Foods Inc awarded free vacations to winning operator-order selectors Josh Hall, Nick Blayney and Aaron Walker in the food distributor’s forklift rodeo grand nationals. Each of 30 entrants... [more]
Product News
Doosan launches new order picker - Northampton, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich upgrades reach truck model - Hamburg, Germany
Nissan updates reach truck - Amsterdam, Netherlands [more]
Movers & Shakers
KION Group GmbH, Clark Material Handling Company, Ring Power Lift Truck, Canadian Forklift Distributors Ltd, Materials Transportation Company, [more]
Workers win back-pay case
UNITED STATES A US federal appeals court says St George Warehouse Inc owes back pay to former forklift operator Leonard Sides and warehouseman Jesus (Jesse) Tharp from a 1999 union organising case.... [more]
Prisoner uses forklift in attempt to escape
UNITED STATES Convicted murderer Kevin Wayne Newland, 25, drove a forklift in attempting to escape prison while an accomplice with scissors held the sole unarmed guard hostage. Members of the Clallam... [more]
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RAEDER-VOGEL®: The new website is online!
Wouldn't it make life easier if all the information you needed to select the best wheel or castor for your application was just one click away?
RAEDER-VOGEL® has launched its completely redesigned, user-friendly website:
Doosan - new business starts with a bang!
On July 1st, Doosan confirmed the start of its new business with an official launch ceremony of affiliate company Doosan Industrial Vehicle. The new business will oversee all Doosan’s global forklift activities.
Forklifts, Cheerleaders, a Race Car and a Bouncy Castle? Certainly Not Your Father’s Forklift Competition.
Competition was as fierce as it was varied at the 14th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally which included obstacle courses, as well as Forklift Bowling, Basketball & Soccer. [more]
Rocla AGV transports one third of Chinese coins
China’s central bank, People’s Bank of China, decided to acquire AGVs to their warehouses. Rocla got the order for comprehensive AGV system from Dematic Shanghai. [more]
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EP Launches new MAXIMIN series electric pallet truck
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.
Kalmar 'F' series: heavy-duty handling for a broad range of industries and applications.
The new Kalmar DCF180-250 models have been developed to meet the high levels of performance and reliability demanded by the global forklift market. At the forefront of the new developments is Cargotec's cutting edge, fully variable hydraulic system. [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]
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RAEDER-VOGEL®: The new website is online! 
Doosan - new business starts with a bang! 
Forklifts, Cheerleaders, a Race Car and a Bouncy Castle? Certainly Not Your Father’s Forklift Competition. 
Rocla AGV transports one third of Chinese coins
Product Watch
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EP Launches new MAXIMIN series electric pallet truck 
Kalmar 'F' series: heavy-duty handling for a broad range of industries and applications. 
KEYTROLLER provides a range of wireless options to suit different monitoring capabilities and different budgets
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