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From time to time, we like to update you on our own performance, and you may be interested to hear that as we approach the end of another year, the readership of our newsletter is rapidly nearing 45,000. That’s almost 10% up on our subscriber level last year this time. Of course, there are probably more people reading each week as it’s now possible to access the newsletter without logging in.
North America still dominates our audience - accounting for around 41%, while almost 27% of our readers are in Europe and the UK.
And end-users and fleet managers make up the biggest slice of our audience, accounting for four in every 10 of our readers - just ahead of dealers, with manufacturers just behind them.
We attempt to tailor our weekly news to the needs of our readers, with a geographic spread as well as stories of interest to end-users, dealers, distributors and manufacturers. Are we doing a good job? Well, 45,000 people think so!

Fine for forklift crushing Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Australia Post has been fined $160,000 in the Federal Court over an incident which caused a worker to lose his leg after being crushed by a forklift. The incident... [more]
Expansion planned for Qld port Australasia News
Bowen, Queensland The Queensland government has announced plans for a super-expansion of the Port of Abbot Point following massive interest from the private sector for development of the port. Premier Anna... [more]
Ai Group calls for uniform WHS laws Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Australian Industry Group (AiG) chief executive Heather Ridout has called for the new uniform Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to be adopted Australia-wide. "Tasmania and the Northern Territory... [more]

Replace, recharge or regenerate?
There are battery regeneration products that some manufacturers claim can prolong a forklift battery’s life and potentially omit the need to replace batteries. Christine Cranney gets the views of some... [more]
Alta acquires Galaxy Lift in Chicago market
UNITED STATES Alta Equipment Co has acquired certain assets of Galaxy Lift Inc of Peotone, Illinois from principals Harold Setterbo and TJ Darnall, who remain with the business. Terms of the 30... [more]
Barloworld Handling “back to black”
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling has reported double-digit improvements in revenue for its UK, Europe and Southern African operations, and a return to operating profits. The world’s largest independent forklift distributor’s divisional... [more]
Welch Equipment adds Manitex Liftking brands
CANADA Manitex Liftking UTC has appointed Welch Equipment Co as an authorised dealer for full-service locations in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Salt Lake City, Utah.... [more]
Linde expands forklift fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd (Linde UK) has added over 200 new forklifts to its 10,000-strong, short-term rental fleet to cope with growing demand from its customers. Mark Sullivan,... [more]
FLTA names finalists
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced 24 nominees from 19 companies who will compete for its annual awards next year at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. FLTA chairman... [more]
Yale hosts Russian delegation
ITALY Yale and its Russian dealer, Universal Spetstechnica LLC (UST), have welcomed six key account customer representatives to the forklift manufacturer’s Masate warehouse equipment factory, as part of a major accounts... [more]
MHIA focusses on Panama Canal expansion
UNITED STATES A MODEX 2012 keynote about Panama Canal expansion has prompted event organiser Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) to analyse the subject’s importance. Alberto Alemán Zubieta, chief executive officer... [more]
Educators recognise suppliers
UNITED STATES An independent organisation of educators has recognised outstanding materials handling logistics content in its 2011 competition. Strategic and operations specialists Fortna Inc of West Reading, Pennsylvania won first place... [more]
John Lewis boosts efficiency with EnerSys
UNITED KINGDOM UK retailer John Lewis Partnership has introduced a combination of PowerNet battery and power management systems from EnerSys Motive Power for its warehouse truck fleet at its newest distribution centre.... [more]
Brewery goes green with new fleet
NAMIBIA Namibia Breweries Ltd (NBL) has bought 27 new electric Toyota forklifts with 47 First National batteries to boost its green credentials. NBL logistics manager Abrie du Plooy told The... [more]
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The Ausa C500h x4 is here
Lencrow has taken delivery of two new C500H 4wd Ausa rough terrain forklifts. These units are fitted with the new Full Grip selectable 4wd transmission, which reduces tyre wear up to 50% on hard surfaces.
GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership Australasia News
GlobeQuip has been appointed as an authorised Kalmar equipment dealer, providing sales, service and support for Kalmar forklift trucks, reachstackers, container handlers and logstackers. Core services include specifying the appropriate equipment for the task and establishing maintenance and servicing schedules. [more]
Modex: Durable Mighty Line Peel-&-Stick patented floor tape products
Manage your traffic patterns and product workflows with Mighty Line Peel-&-Stick floor marking products. Mighty Line tapes are extremely durable and easy to install. Mighty Line floor tapes are backed by a limited 3 year warranty. [more]
MODEX: Eliminate Battery Changing, Increase Productivity with Nuvera Fuel Cells
Nuvera Fuel Cells will display the latest fuel cell and hydrogen refueling products for material handling at MODEX in Atlanta, 2012. These products are designed to cut costs and increase productivity in your materials handling operation. [more]
Modex 2012: Collated NIOSH and EASE Manual Materials Handling Workshop
The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE) of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announced a workshop in conjunction with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) called “Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs” collocated with MODEX 2012. [more]
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Nissan's Heavyweight GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift
Nissan Forklift introduces the new GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift Truck for heavy lifting and efficient operation with lower exhaust emissions. The GO6 emits exhaust levels well below what’s required by Tier III standards. [more]
RUYI Semi-Electric Pallet Truck & Semi-Electric Stacker
Ningbo Ruyi introduces the new Semi-Electric Pallet Truck & Semi-Electric Stacker. Both are environmental friendly, have a no-carbon brush, are maintenance-free, and feature low noise design, over-discharge protection and an explosion-proof valve. [more]
Forklift chain stays rust-free for longer
FB Chain - the Hertfordshire-based supplier of leaf chain to the materials handling industry - is offering a range of corrosion resistant leaf chain that in typical applications will remain rust free for at least six years. [more]
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Ever used your Forklift to transport a panda cub?
Yes, you heard correctly ...This is just one example of the mind boggling entries in the bizarre world of the Forklift Gymnastics.

Think you can beat that? The FLTA 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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The Ausa C500h x4 is here 
GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership 
Modex: Durable Mighty Line Peel-&-Stick patented floor tape products 
MODEX: Eliminate Battery Changing, Increase Productivity with Nuvera Fuel Cells 
Modex 2012: Collated NIOSH and EASE Manual Materials Handling Workshop
Product Watch
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Nissan's Heavyweight GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift 
RUYI Semi-Electric Pallet Truck & Semi-Electric Stacker 
Forklift chain stays rust-free for longer
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