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There have been a couple of significant developments in the US this week involving some forklift big names. In one development, Crown will switch suppliers of its Hamech-brand forklifts from Komatsu to Clark. Meanwhile, Swedish manufacturer Atlet will pull out of the North American market after almost a quarter of a century of operation. The moves are all market corrections, with the big companies responding to changing conditions. Meanwhile, in Europe, Linde Material Handling has announced plans to take over its Russian dealership as part of its moves to expand operations in the region. Rival Yale is also eyeing growth in Eastern Europe, appointing new dealers in Hungary and Ukraine.
All of these developments are reported in this week’s busy newsletter.

Allied Forklifts supplies forklift to mining giant Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Australia’s largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining, has purchased a JCB Teletruk from independent forklift dealer Allied Forklifts in Western Australia. Sales manager Jason Barker tells News that the... [more]
Inro sells automation to Australia Australasia News
Auckland New Zealand automation technology specialist Inro has successfully automated a BT 140 reach truck and is currently automating a BT 160 for delivery to a major third-party logistics provider in... [more]
Count-down to forklift final Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The grand final of the national forklift championship is less than a month away, with almost all in-house heats completed. Organiser Australian Warehousing Association says 2011 has seen more... [more]
Logistics conference raises money for helicopter heroes Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The Supply Chain and Logistics industry has raised around $20,000 for EMQ (Emergency Management Queensland) Helicopter Services which rescued over 40 people in the January Queensland floods. Attendees at... [more]

Atlet withdraws from North America
UNITED STATES Atlet AB’s effort to sell European-style specialised materials handling equipment and methods in North America is turning a corner. “After almost 25 years of sales and support activity in... [more]
Crown taps Clark for Hamech production
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co will succeed Komatsu Forklift USA LLC (KFI) as a supplier of certain Hamech-brand internal combustion-powered forklifts to Crown Equipment Corp. Crown of New Bremen, Ohio... [more]
Yale expands in Eastern Europe
UNITED KINGDOM Yale Europe Materials Handling has appointed new dealers to expand its distribution footprint in Eastern Europe. Horoszcoop Anyagmozgatás Kft, a former Toyota dealer, has become the new Yale dealer... [more]
Linde boosts presence in Eastern Europe
RUSSIA Linde Material Handling GmbH wants to acquire the business of its Russian dealership, Liftec, as part of its plans to expand its Russian and central Asian sales and service networks.... [more]
Crown builds 500th forklift designed for fuel cells
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has built a SR 5000 Series moving-mast reach truck as its 500th new forklift for operation with fuel cells. The number does not include retrofit work.... [more]
Cargotec invests in technology centre
FINLAND Cargotec is investing about EUR35 million (USD46.6 million) in building a technology and competency centre in Tampere, Finland. CEO Mikael Mäkinen says Tampere will serve as “the spearhead for... [more]
Shocking statistics revealed
UNITED KINGDOM Over 1.2 million workers in the UK could be at risk of a serious accident due to inadequate training in working near forklifts. The findings were revealed by the... [more]
Recycler saves money with Speedshield
UNITED KINGDOM Recycling and waste management firm Viridor will save about GBP220,000 (USD340,000) over the next five years after installing Briggs Equipment’s Speedshield system. Skelmersdale-based Viridor wanted to reduce wear and... [more]
Biodiesel powers forklift - Brackmills, United Kingdom
Toyota equips trucks with sensors - Castleford, United Kingdom
“Ready-to-go” trucks on offer - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom [more]
Movers & Shakers
KION Group GmbH, MHIA [more]
Graham, Boeing win at Washington rodeo
UNITED STATES Top individual operator Doug Graham led Boeing Co to a team victory in the 14th annual Washington State forklift rodeo. “We had a great event,” says Mark Ribich, a... [more]
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Maximal forklift appoints NTK forklift as exclusive Russian distributor
Maximal forklift is proud to introduce NTK Forklift Company, one of most important forklift distributors in Russia, as its new distributor. Maximal, will be exhibiting at two upcoming international trade fairs, The 110TH CANTON FAIR, and CEMAT Asia.
Meet Wajax Equipment - exclusive dealer for Omega Lift in Alberta Canada
Omega Lift, one of the heavy weights in the all-wheel drive, rough terrain forklift market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wajax Equipment as the exclusive dealer for the province of Alberta, Canada. [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.
Clark’s electric GEX forklift and other must see products at Safety Show Sydney Australasia News
Keep up to date with the latest product innovations for materials handling and OHS services at The Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling. Amongst the products on display, Clark will reveal their new GEX20-30 forklift. [more]
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UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift
UN 4-wheel electric forklift trucks are widely appreciated due to their subtle design, attractive appearance and excellent performance. With capacity from 1.0T to 3.5T, U-series 4-wheel electric forklifts are suited to all kinds of applications, especially in warehouses. [more]
Break through innovative Turn@bout Maneuverability Adapter
Enjoy the advantages of the Turn@bout assisted pallet truck: increased maneuverability, tracking, and the ability to maximize your warehouse space. Add a Turn@bout to your pallet truck, and increase productivity, efficiency, and safety. [more]
ROLLER PUSH PULL Equipment (patent pending)
MSE-FORKS is launching a new concept in push pull forks. The unique ROLLER PUSH-PULL combo will make loading and unloading containers and/or trailers faster than existing push-pull systems. [more]
Robust and affordable multipurpose jib attachments
Forklift Traders offer a comprehensive range of multipurpose jib attachments for your forklift at affordable prices. The attachments distributed by Forklift Traders have a long standing reputation for being robust and enduring. [more]
Safety First
Danny Maron: Bill Please
Danny Maron discusses new safety lesiglation under discussion in his home state of Ontario in Canada... [more]
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Maximal forklift appoints NTK forklift as exclusive Russian distributor 
Meet Wajax Equipment - exclusive dealer for Omega Lift in Alberta Canada 
Visit Cascade Corporation at Stand #225 at PPI Transport Symposium 19, Amsterdam 
Clark’s electric GEX forklift and other must see products at Safety Show Sydney
Product Watch
Product Watch
UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift 
Break through innovative Turn@bout Maneuverability Adapter 
ROLLER PUSH PULL Equipment (patent pending) 
Robust and affordable multipurpose jib attachments
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