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This week’s feature article looks at one of Europe’s most interesting markets, Scandinavia. It’s a relatively small market, but very innovative and has more than its fair share of global leaders, including in materials handling. The report includes some discussion of Scandinavia’s resilience in the face of economic hardship - and that resilience will no doubt be tested again as Europe faces new challenges.  Just yesterday, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso urged the European Central Bank to do everything in its power to maintain financial stability in the Eurozone, saying the EU is facing “the biggest challenge in its 50-year history”. Barroso hinted that the central bank may be the only institution with sufficient firepower to get on top of the 20-month debt crisis.
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Forklifts in Scandinavia - punching above their weight
A list of Scandinavian forklift manufacturers reads like a who’s who of the materials handling world. For a region with a population of less than 25 million, Scandinavia has created some of the biggest and most respected forklift brands in the world. Melissa Barnett looks at the current state of the Scandinavian materials handling industry. [Read the full report]

Baxter signs 10-year forklift deal Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Topical pharmaceutical products manufacturer Baxter Laboratories has signed a 10-year deal to use Nichiyu forklifts in its warehouse in Boronia. The deal, signed at the beginning of September, involves... [more]
Forklift crushes worker in NZ Australasia News
Mt Wellington A New Zealand man was killed at a container yard in Mt Wellington when an industrial forklift fell on him last Saturday. According to a report in the New... [more]
DHL recognised for logistics leadership Australasia News
Supply chain provider DHL has been recognised for its logistics leadership in the recent Mercury Awards. The company scooped two awards, Logistics Leader and Top Third Party Logistics... [more]
Red tape strangles business growth Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The growing burden of business regulation is becoming a barrier to innovation and growth, according to the latest report from the Australian Industry Group/Deloitte CEO survey released this week.... [more]

Manitex Liftking adds Adobe Equipment
UNITED STATES Manitex Liftking LLC continues to add authorised dealers including Adobe Equipment Houston LLC, serving the south-east Texas regional market through six forklift-oriented locations. The manufacturer anticipates more dealership connections... [more]
Bolzoni invests USD25M in new plant
ITALY Italian forklift attachment maker Bolzoni Group is investing USD25 million in a new plant in Wuxi, China. Company spokesman Carlo Fallarini tells News that the Wuxi plant is... [more]
French hirer invests in Loadall fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Rental company Bleu Blanc has invested in a fleet of 20 new JCB Loadall telehandlers, including 10 535-140 models, nine 540-170s and one 535-95. Founded in 2003, Bleu Blanc... [more]
ITA, AITO mull forklift industry issues
UNITED STATES Leaders of the Washington, DC-based Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and colleagues from Europe and Asia pored over critical industry issues during meetings on 22-25 September at The Breakers oceanfront resort... [more]
Nissan gains ARB nod for 2012 engines
UNITED STATES The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has certified the 2012 model-year large spark-ignited engines of Nissan Forklift Corp. Nissan says it is the first forklift manufacturer to gain certification... [more]
Tools keep forklift users legal
UNITED KINGDOM The creators of the UK’s only nationally agreed framework for the delivery of forklifts’ Thorough Examinations have launched an interactive online guide to help companies stay within the law.... [more]
Konecranes receives RTG order in Africa
NIGERIA Konecranes has received an order for 10 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Ports and Cargo Handling Services Ltd in Lagos, Nigeria. The cranes will be delivered to the company’s... [more]
Industrial Scientific receives kudos
UNITED STATES Predictive safety specialist Industrial Scientific Corp was named advanced manufacturer of the year in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2011 Tech 50 awards. “At Industrial Scientific, we’re dedicating our careers... [more]
Materials handling expos open this week
The CeMAT Russia and Materials Handling Middle East expos opened their doors this week. On Tuesday, the second CeMAT Russia was opened for a four-day exhibition at the Crocus... [more]
Toyota wins award - Leeds, United Kingdom
Briggs’ safety warning and video - Cannock, United Kingdom
Speech competition on “6S” management - Hangzhou, China
Hoppecke guide on battery top-up - Newcastle-Under-Lyme, United Kingdom [more]
24 forklift operators compete in Utah rodeo
UNITED STATES Darrin Garlick from an Ogden, Utah facility of Albion Laboratories Inc won the ninth annual forklift rodeo of the Utah Manufacturers Association with a perfect score. Garlick receives USD500,... [more]
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Rocla AGVs increase efficiency and safety in a cheese factory
Valio, the biggest milk processor and market leader in dairy products in Finland, has chosen Rocla’s automated guided vehicles (AGV) for its cheese factories in Finland, where more than 250 million litres of milk is processed annually. [more]
Excellence in the harshest conditions
The Scandinavian market is known for its focus on environmental and ergonomic considerations. Cat® Lift Trucks offers several options to safeguard the operator and keep him relaxed and productive while using his lift truck in difficult conditions. [more]
Visit Benor at CeMAT Asia 2011 Shanghai
Thanks to the good performance and competitive prices of its wheels, Benor is accelerating its expansion strategy in overseas markets. New partners have come onboard in Oceania, South-East Asia and Latin America. Benor will exhibit at CeMAT Asia 2011.
New Big Joe economy stacker launching this fall
CHICAGO - Big Lift LLC, a leading provider of electric walk-behind forklift trucks in North America, recently announced the addition of the Big Joe® S22 “eStacker” to the company’s product line. [more]
Visit Cascade Corporation at Stand #225 at PPI Transport Symposium 19, Amsterdam
Visit Cascade Corporation at Stand #225 at PPI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Cascade Corporation will exhibit the latest in Pulp & Paper Handling Technology at PPI Transport Symposium 19.
Eagle Eye Power Solutions showcase battery testers at The Battery Show
Eagle Eye Power Solutions will be exhibiting at The BatteryThe Battery Show 2011 (stand B490), showcasing  their four main product series. Portable battery testers (IBEX-Series), Digital Hydrometers/Density Meters (SG-Series), AC/DC Load Banks (LB-Series), and battery monitoring systems (IB-Watch Series). [more]
Dow Energy Materials energy storage solutions at The Battery Show
Dow Energy Materials (DEM) will showcase its integrated portfolio of lithium-ion battery components - including anodes, cathodes and formulated electrolytes - at The Battery Show (stand B247) in Novi, Mich., October 25-27. [more]
Bitrode Corporation Chevy VOLT celebration at The Battery Show
BITRODE CORPORATION, the largest battery formation and test equipment manufacturer in North America, is pleased to showcase the Chevy VOLT in booth B113.  JOIN US AT BITRODE’S VOLT RECEPTION/CELEBRATION Wednesday October 26th. [more]
Fantastic final with funfair frolics draws to a celebrated close
After months of preparation, testing, late nights and cups of tea, the RTITB Operator of the Year 2011 Grand Final kicked off on Friday 16th September to great success. [more]
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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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Rocla AGVs increase efficiency and safety in a cheese factory 
Excellence in the harshest conditions 
Visit Benor at CeMAT Asia 2011 Shanghai 
New Big Joe economy stacker launching this fall 
Visit Cascade Corporation at Stand #225 at PPI Transport Symposium 19, Amsterdam 
Eagle Eye Power Solutions showcase battery testers at The Battery Show 
Dow Energy Materials energy storage solutions at The Battery Show 
Bitrode Corporation Chevy VOLT celebration at The Battery Show 
Fantastic final with funfair frolics draws to a celebrated close
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