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KION’s moves to consolidate its European manufacturing are a good indicator of global trends. The giant is reducing the number of European plants while spreading production to Brazil, China and India. The moves are a reflection not only of relative production costs, but also of market growth, with KION identifying the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets as hot prospects. And no doubt other manufacturers will be heading in the same directions, if they are not already doing so.

Industry reacts to carbon tax Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Sunday’s announcement of Australia’s first-ever carbon tax, by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has unleashed a wave of disapproval and uncertainty throughout the business community despite government assurances that the economy... [more]
Schenker appointed logistics provider for Perth event Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Logistics specialist Schenker Australia has been appointed exclusive international transport and logistics services provider for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth. The company will be importing all... [more]
Business sentiment declines Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The July 2011 Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) survey of investor confidence highlights that mainstream Australian businesses continue to face significant upward pressure on production costs and downward... [more]

KION consolidates European plants
GERMANY KION Group is continuing to consolidate its European factories to ensure its competitiveness and long-term stability. Group CEO Gordon Riske says the consolidation is an “ongoing process, necessary to... [more]
Wisconsin Lift Truck adds Manitex Liftking line
CANADA Manitex Liftking LLC has appointed Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp as an authorised dealer for the Wisconsin and northern Illinois markets. Representatives from Wisconsin Lift Truck of Brookfield, Wisconsin and... [more]
Konecranes gets another order from Slovenia
SLOVENIA Konecranes has received another rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane order from port and logistics service provider Luka Koper in Slovenia. The order comprises two RTG cranes. Luka Koper is a... [more]
Mitsubishi fleet gives Tate & Lyle a quick turnaround
UNITED KINGDOM A fleet of five Mitsubishi Grendia forklifts has improved turnaround at Solent Stevedores’ cargo-handling operations at sugar giant Tate & Lyle’s Silvertown facility. Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks dealer Bronze Mechanical... [more]
Briggs’ BE Fleet scores with Baker Hughes
UNITED STATES Briggs Equipment has landed a deal to provide fleet management services for US forklift operations of oil and gas industry giant Baker Hughes Inc. Under its BE Fleet program,... [more]
Product News
Hyster upgrades Matrix - Fleet, United Kingdom
Manitou launches new machine at show - Verwood, United Kingdom
Yale Europe launches new machines - Fleet, United Kingdom [more]
Forklifts carry cans carefully
UNITED KINGDOM Aston Manor Brewery has installed Jayline Products’ load cushions to the Linde forklifts operating at its Devon site. The family-owned company handles contract bottling and packaging for major supermarkets... [more]
Forklift engine burns in perfume warehouse
UNITED STATES Flames emanating from the engine of an in-operation propane-powered Clark CMC18 forklift posed a major hazard in a Holmdel perfume-filling facility and warehouse. The Custom Essence LLC site bottles,... [more]
Briggs assists Antarctic exploration
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment is playing a part in the exploration and study of one of the world’s most remote and hostile environments. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), which conducts scientific... [more]
Former forklift salesman faces embezzlement charge
UNITED STATES A prosecutor in Bay County is pursuing an embezzlement charge against a former sales manager for HP Forklift Inc in Buena Vista near Saginaw, Michigan. Assistant county prosecutor Jordan... [more]
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    HUAHE seeks for global business partners
    Zhejiang Huahe forklift Co.,Ltd would like to build business relations with  global business partners. In order to make our dealers more profitable, we guarantee lower prices with excellent quality and performance products.
    CeMAT RUSSIA on a growth course
    Leading manufacturers present themselves in Moscow for CeMAT RUSSIA ( September 27-30). Around 120 exhibitors, including market leaders such as Bito, Cascade, Dematic, Jungheinrich, Knapp, Still, Stöcklin, SSI Schäfer and Viastore will present their intralogistics-related products. [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]
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    "It would be interesting to note how much Market Share incentives and other 'under the line' inducements to owners/principals play into the erosion of margins on the lift truck sales.".
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    mechnottech, United States
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