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Fonterra fined for forklift fatality Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Dairy giant Fonterra Australia was convicted and fined $300,000 in the Melbourne County Court this week after an incident which cost a forklift driver his life. The worker was... [more]
Speakers confirmed for ALC forum Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Logistics Council Forum 2012 will focus on positioning Australia in global supply chains as well as addressing the national freight task. The forum, which takes place in... [more]
Spotlight on safety in the workplace Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Safe Work Australia is encouraging all working Australians to get involved in workplace health and safety, with its annual Safe Work Australia Week taking place from 23-29 October. Chair... [more]
Inaugural leadership in logistics awards Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The inaugural LAA Leadership in Logistics Awards were held at Customs House, Sydney on Wednesday 28 September 2011. The new annual awards seek to encourage, support and recognise excellence... [more]

Briggs and Yale’s happy partnership
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has retained all of its existing customers and made significant inroads into new markets a year after it signed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Yale. According... [more]
Nexen produces “X” range in the UK
UNITED KINGDOM British forklift manufacturer Nexen is moving production of its “X” forklift range and its entire R&D program from Taiwan to the UK. UK managing director Tim Mason says Nexen... [more]
Crown to add manufacturing facility
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp plans to invest more than USD15 million in New Castle to purchase and renovate the 982,000 sqft. (88,380 sqm) former Metaldyne Corp building and purchase new machinery.... [more]
FEM involved in market surveillance
BELGIUM The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) is playing a key role in the European Commission’s upcoming conference on machinery market surveillance. At the meeting on 24 November at the... [more]
Heavy-lift makers deal with EPA Tier 4i standards
UNITED STATES Heavy-lift equipment manufacturers face ongoing pressures to comply with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) diesel emissions standards including interim Tier 4 (Tier 4i) requirements. “In the past, new emissions... [more]
Barloworld cuts costs for Speedy
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling is saving equipment hire specialist Speedy Services up to GBP160,000 (USD252,000) a year and providing standardised service for its national forklift fleet, over a five-year period. “Forklifts... [more]
Hardy Konecranes endure under frequent use
UNITED KINGDOM Two Konecranes forklifts supplied by Cooper SH have proved their worth to PD Logistics over the last eight years, despite their exceptionally high usage. The 32 T forklifts are... [more]
Forklifts auctioned in two Wisconsin plants
UNITED STATES Forty materials handling units - mostly forklifts - went through separate auctions in Wisconsin plants in Kimberly and Green Bay. “We don’t sell groups of forklifts often,” says Bryce... [more]
Jungheinrich supports disaster aid - Hamburg, Germany
Konecranes signs new loan - Hyvinkää, Finland
Palletforce receives award - Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
BT Lifter gives a hand - Hammersmith and Fulham, United Kingdom
TraPac orders automated Kalmar equipment - Wilmington, CA, United States [more]
Crowd turn out for StaplerCup
GERMANY About 15,000 people watched the “world’s most professional” forklift competition held over three days by forklift manufacturer Linde Material Handling GmbH (Linde MH). Held last month at the Schlossplatz... [more]
Industry profile: Malin Integrated Handling Solutions and Design
UNITED STATES Malin Inc, trading as Malin Integrated Handling Solutions and Design, continues to grow, now employing more than 365 staff across seven locations. Malin is based in Addison, a northern... [more]
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High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [more]
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]
E-P Equipment Europe sets up in Belgium
E-P Equipment Co., LTD, headquarters in Hangzhou, China, has recently decided to support its successful market penetration in Europe by establishing a local European Sales & Aftermarket support organisation, E-P Equipment Europe b.v.b.a. [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]
New Forklift Licensing System explained at Sydney Materials Handling Australasia News
Forklift licensing, warehouse management and safe practices will be on the agenda at free seminars and workshops to be held at Sydney Materials Handling on 25-27 October. [more]
It's only days away - The 2011 Forklift Championships
Nineteen finalists are practicing their forklift operation skills to see if they will be the 2011 champions.  The Australian Warehousing Association is proud to host this event, which continues to grow annually, in conjunction with The Safety Show Sydney. [more]
AllCell's fast charge lithium-ion battery packs: Exhibiting at The Battery Show
AllCell’s patented battery thermal material allows you to push lithium-ion batteries harder and improves equipment performance in hot and cold warehouse environments. See AllCell’s lithium-ion battery packs at Battery Show booth B585. [more]
Presenting Sapla's Condor II 20 kHz metal welding system at The Battery Show
Stapla Ultrasonic Corp, a subsidiary of Schunk Sonosystems GmbH, is presenting the Condor II 20 kHz metal welding system designed to weld a variety of applications for lab, automation and production environments at The Battery Show, booth B310. [more]
Superior Graphite features Formula BTT at The Battery Show
Superior Graphite, a global graphite and carbon-based solutions company, will feature Formula BTT at The Battery Show, Michigan October 25 - 27, 2011.  We invite you to join us at booth B217. [more]
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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]
Premier Electric Pallet truck from Hangcha
New Model, new design, new technology, now another extension of the warehouse equipment range from Hangcha is available from the fourth quarter of 2011.
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions
The powerful "BRUTE LIFT" with it's SMALL Dimensions and LARGE lifting capacity easily fits through a 10' x 10' doorway. Ranging from 40,000 to 160,000 lb capacity, each BRUTE LIFT is built to meet your lifting specifications. [more]
Modex exhibitor KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program
Modex 2012 exhibitor KEYTROLLER (Booth 912) announces new KEY-LEASE program for its LCD601 wireless access monitoring system.  For only $30 p/m (on a 72 month full payout $1 lease) customers can significantly improve the safety and productivity of operations.  
Nissan Forklift’s QX Series of Electric Lift Trucks offers features to rival internal combustion forklifts
Nissan Forklift Corporation’s newest addition to its Platinum family of electric lift trucks, the QX Series, offers safety, efficiency and value. The QX Series of 80-volt electric lift trucks, featuring four models ranging from 4,000- to 6,000- pound capacities. [more]
HAZPlus: safe battery packaging at The Battery Show
HAZPlus discuss why safe battery packaging matters. Speak to HAZPlus® / C.L. Smith Co. at The Battery Show (Booth B527), to ensure proper compliance for your custom situation. [more]
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High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application 
World class through-life support with Drivetrain Power and Propulsion 
E-P Equipment Europe sets up in Belgium 
Robust and affordable multipurpose jib attachments 
New Forklift Licensing System explained at Sydney Materials Handling 
It's only days away - The 2011 Forklift Championships 
AllCell's fast charge lithium-ion battery packs: Exhibiting at The Battery Show 
Presenting Sapla's Condor II 20 kHz metal welding system at The Battery Show 
Superior Graphite features Formula BTT at The Battery Show
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Swedish Atlet introduces the new generation Tergo - the world’s most ergonomic reach trucks 
Premier Electric Pallet truck from Hangcha 
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions 
Modex exhibitor KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program 
Nissan Forklift’s QX Series of Electric Lift Trucks offers features to rival internal combustion forklifts 
HAZPlus: safe battery packaging at The Battery Show
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