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We’ve often said that success in these challenging times is not about doing what you’ve always done, but about innovation. There are a couple of good examples in this week’s newsletter. Clark Material Handling is one of the innovators, announcing details of an expansion of its North American operations with a newly built manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí in Mexico’s central region. On the other side of the world, we read about China’s LiuGong opening a huge sales and parts centre in Dubai to serve a region that already accounts for 10% of its international revenues. These are two very different developments, but both show the need to adapt to changing business conditions and to find different ways of doing things.

ESS boosts telehandler safety Australasia News
Seaford, Victoria Equipment Safety Systems of Seaford, Victoria has launched a new safety system for telehandlers, the Gen 3, which exceeds the requirements of the Australian Standard AS 1418-19 and AS 1418-5.... [more]
Chep expands pooling experience to aviation Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Pallet provider Chep has launched Chep Aerospace Solutions, the world’s largest independent network of pooled unit load devices (ULDs) and repair centres. ULDs are used by airlines for the... [more]
Construction sector weak but pace of decline eases Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The construction industry declined at a slower rate in October, according to the latest Australian Industry Group Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI). Though still in the red, there... [more]

Clark completing forklift plant in Mexico
MEXICO The well-known Clark forklift brand will add to its North American operations with a newly built manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí in Mexico’s central region. Clark Material Handling... [more]
LiuGong expands in Dubai
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LiuGong has opened its Middle East regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The forklift and construction equipment maker will use the Dubai office as a sales hub... [more]
Bendi boosts manufacturing in the UK
UNITED KINGDOM Articulated forklift maker Bendi has invested over GBP100,000 (USD161,000) to ramp up manufacturing in the UK and create jobs. Managing director Simon Brown tells News that Bendi sales... [more]
Komatsu gathers North American dealers
UNITED STATES North American dealers for Komatsu forklifts received encouragement from senior officials and saw the newest products during meetings between 2-4 November. Mamoru Hironaka expressed Komatsu’s desire to continue to... [more]
BITA Academy opens its doors
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and City of Bristol College have cemented their partnership with the official opening of the BITA Academy. According to BITA, the academy offers... [more]
Oshkosh faces Icahn pressure
UNITED STATES Activist investor Carl Icahn has nominated six men for election to the 13-director board of JLG-parent Oshkosh Corp. New York-based Icahn employs four of the men. The corporation... [more]
Product News
Linde enhances K-range - Basingstoke. United Kingdom
Toyota truck reaches milestone - Brussels, Belgium [more]
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Briggs supplies Trojan solution
UNITED KINGDOM Corporate clothing supplier Trojan UK has turned to Briggs Equipment for a warehousing solution at its new Birmingham facility. Trojan has taken delivery of two new Yale M010 high-level... [more]
JCB hopes exhibition will draw customers
UNITED KINGDOM JCB has officially opened a multi-million pound customer attraction at its world headquarters in Rocester, which has been designed to generate new business worldwide. The permanent exhibition, The Story... [more]
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New Cascade fork warehouse will provide just in time delivery
Cascade’s 27,000 sq. ft. warehouse, located in Houston, Texas, will be open for business November 15, 2011. A variety of standard catalog forks will be available to ship the same day on orders received before noon Central Standard Time
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs?
Chevin Fleet Solutions has unveiled the latest version of its award-winning, online, fleet management system. Released to coincide with its 21st anniversary, Chevin continues to set new benchmarks for software in the fleet, and broader asset management, arena. [more]
Big Joe Launches AC Series Rider Pallet Trucks
Big Joe launches its C Series rider pallet trucks with the introduction of the Big Joe WRT60. The WRT60 is the first in a new line of end control riders designed to deliver high performance and low operating costs. [more]
Economical and efficient self tipping bins
Forklift Traders offer a comprehensive range of self tipping bins for your forklift at affordable prices. The bins distributed by Forklift Traders are an economical and efficient solution for the collecting and disposal of industrial waste. [more]
Successful run of PTC ASIA and CeMAT ASIA 2011
Registering significant increase in the number of exhibitors and the amount of display space rented, PTC ASIA and CeMAT ASIA 2011 triumphed again at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 28 October. [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.

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Entries close on the 31 December 2011.

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EOSLIFT Introduces Electric Stacker T-16 series (T1645W)
Equipment manufacturer, Eoslift, introduces the Electric Stacker T-16 series (T1645W), equipped with triplex lifting mast. The T-16 series is equipped with Eoslift Steer-By-Wire (SBW) system, high-efficiency AC motors and built-in pressurized hydraulic cylinder. [more]
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]
New FL25T-MWF3 from Maximal
Maximal Forklift introduces its new model FL25T-MWF3 cushion truck, which is especially aimed at the North American market. It will be available from the first quarter of 2012.
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.
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New Cascade fork warehouse will provide just in time delivery 
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs? 
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Economical and efficient self tipping bins 
Successful run of PTC ASIA and CeMAT ASIA 2011
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EOSLIFT Introduces Electric Stacker T-16 series (T1645W) 
Swedish Atlet introduces the new generation Tergo - the world’s most ergonomic reach trucks 
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