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There was some good news out of the United States this week, with Bloomberg reporting recovery in a few leading industrial indicators including the Credit Managers’ Manufacturing Index and  the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index. According to the news service, the improvements should allay fears of a double-dip recession; but they will be even more encouraging for the forklift industry whose future is so closely linked with manufacturing activity. In fact, there are even expectations by some manufacturers that this will be their best season since 2007. Of course, it’s still very volatile, with all eyes on Europe in an increasingly interdependent world.

Free forklift seminars at upcoming show Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Free forklift seminars will be on offer at the Sydney Materials Handling Show at Sydney Olympic Park on 25-27 October. Topics include licensing, warehouse management and safe practices.... [more]
Funding available to improve T&L skills Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) is assisting more than 50 enterprises to submit applications for funding to the new National Workforce Development Fund. T&L organisations can... [more]
High demand for logistics experts Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Recruitment specialist Hays says there is high demand for candidates in the logistics sector. It reports that as logistics businesses move away from an operational mindset to embrace a... [more]
Record high for Port Botany trade Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Container trade through Port Botany in August 2011 was the highest ever for a single month of container movements, increasing by 2.4% to 185,534 TEUs, compared to the same month... [more]

Nikkei: Hitachi seeks alliance with Nissan
JAPAN Nissan Motor Co Ltd has denounced a media report the company will soon be acquired by Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. An October 5 Nikkei Report article reported that the... [more]
Cargotec wins program, survives JCB protest
UNITED STATES A US subsidiary of Helsinki, Finland-based Cargotec Corp can proceed with a new military program worth USD160 million after a competitor’s protest was denied. Cargotec’s Kalmar RT Centre LLC... [more]
Faresin opens Polish branch
POLAND Telehandler and mixer wagon manufacturer Faresin Industries Spa has officially opened a branch in Poland as part of plans to conquer the Eastern European market. Faresin considers the Polish... [more]
OSHA cites forklift violations at US Pipe
UNITED STATES Forklift citations are among 27 safety violations regulators found at US Pipe and Foundry Co’s plant in Bessemer. The violations could result in penalties totalling USD85,000. Among the... [more]
Pyroban opens South China centre
CHINA UK explosion-proof specialist Pyroban has officially opened its Pyroban South China Tech Centre during a seminar in the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, in Guangzhou, last month. “Pyroban’s strength... [more]
TotalTrax adds ShockWatch product line
UNITED STATES Further consolidation in the tracking industry finds TotalTrax Inc, of New Castle, acquiring a ShockWatch Inc equipment monitoring product line from MRI Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The integration... [more]
Yale Carolinas branch moves in Alabama
UNITED STATES A Birmingham area branch of forklift dealer Yale Carolinas Inc is moving about 20 miles (32 km) into a larger office and warehouse space and expects to add employees.... [more]
BITA partners with college to help apprentices
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and City of Bristol College are partnering in an apprenticeship initiative to ensure a continued supply of qualified engineers for the forklift industry.... [more]
Terex Cranes delivers RTGs to China
GERMANY Terex Cranes has delivered 10 rubber-tyred-gantry cranes (RTGs), ordered by Cosco Pacific Ltd and state-owned Xiamen Haicang Investment Company, to the Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal in China. The... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd, Barloworld Handling [more]
Cargotec wins Messina contract
SWEDEN Cargotec will supply eight dual-purpose Kalmar heavy forklifts to Italian shipping firm Messina Line, which operates out of the Port of Genoa. Messina ordered the customised Kalmar DCF 420... [more]
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Forklift Gymnastics?

Yes, you heard correctly ... the Fork Lift Truck Association is calling all Gymnasts for their one-off  "Fork Lift Truck Olympics", which are part of this year’s Awards for Excellence.

Do you have real photos of forklift trucks in weird and wonderful situations or carrying unusual loads? Great!
Entry is simple. Forkliftaction is the official home to the Forklift Gymnastics, to visit the competition page: Click Here.

Prove yourself a champion- Upload your entry today!

Entries close on the 31 December 2011.

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Swedish Atlet introduces the new generation Tergo - the world’s most ergonomic reach trucks
Recently the Swedish truck manufacturer Atlet presented their new generation Tergo reach trucks. Focusing on how to minimise operator fatigue and stress, these trucks are designed to be the most ergonomic trucks on the market. [more]
Ruyi on show
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. will exhibit at the 110th Canton Fair and CeMAT Asia show in Shanghai this Oct 2011. Come and visit us, we’d love to see you there.
Lencrow now covers EP range to 20 tones.
Lencrow has just received the first of three units in the Larger EP range. The unit in stock is a CPCD100 with a capacity of 10,000kgs @ 600mm load centers. [more]
Reduce battery maintenance costs with BSI: exhibiting at The Battery Show
Battery Solution International Ltd. ("BSI") will be exhibiting its comprehensive battery life extension and battery refurbishment solutions at The Battery Show (stand B626). [more]
TEXMAC to demonstrate compact R&D coater at The Battery Show
Whether you are ready to mass produce Li-ion batteries, working on a pilot/R&D project, or a smaller lab project, TEXMAC Inc. has the right solution for you. Visit our booth B378 and learn about our new R&D equipment. [more]
BatteryMan innovative battery management at The Battery Show
BatteryMan is the revolution of Battery Management: Elegant cell-integration and DC power line communication result in the lowest-cost and highest flexibility. Join us and learn more at booth #B596. [more]
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World class through-life support with Drivetrain Power and Propulsion
Drivetrain Power and Propulsion, an international organization, provides world class through-life support with focused service, technical and engineering capability. Drivetrain recognises the specific needs of the Container Handling segment through their responsiveness and focus on minimising downtime. [more]
Energy efficient Eagletronic battery chargers
Jamco is the worldwide exclusive distributor of Eagletronic chargers and related products. Our full range of energy efficient chargers and related products provides users with good quality products that are user and technician friendly, at a great price. [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]
Ground Level Container Access Ramps
Forklift Traders offers a popular and low cost solution to unload containers with a forklift. The Work Cover approved CRN65 Container Access Ramp is designed for bridging into standard containers from ground level. [more]
media releases
Media Releases
Swedish Atlet introduces the new generation Tergo - the world’s most ergonomic reach trucks 
Ruyi on show 
Lencrow now covers EP range to 20 tones. 
Reduce battery maintenance costs with BSI: exhibiting at The Battery Show 
TEXMAC to demonstrate compact R&D coater at The Battery Show 
BatteryMan innovative battery management at The Battery Show
Product Watch
Product Watch
World class through-life support with Drivetrain Power and Propulsion 
Energy efficient Eagletronic battery chargers 
ROLLER PUSH PULL Equipment (patent pending) 
Ground Level Container Access Ramps
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All States, AustraliaGrand Final 28th October 2011     [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"I'm trying to buy a suspension assembly seat for my Lift King, but I don't want to get it from the dealer since it's very, very expensive. Is there any other place I can get this seat?".
JR2886, United States
"The enforcers are the guilty party. You can have all the training , rules & regulation you want. But if no-one enforces them. then things ain't going to change.".
johnr_j, United States
"I'm still using Masterlift for rentals, so I know they aren't bankrupt. However, they do only have 2 branches which is probably not best for a coast-to-coast operation.".
forklift_girl, Canada
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