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Happy New Year.
This newsletter is our first of 2012 and it’s a bit smaller than usual but contains valuable forecasts for the year ahead.
Of course, it’s very difficult to make accurate predictions for 2012, especially after a dramatic 2011 which saw natural disasters, political upheaval and financial woes in many parts of the world. One thing we can say for sure is that the next 12 months will provide some challenges. Some companies will thrive in this environment, others will not do so well, but at least most people in the business community know that they can’t afford to take their eye off the ball in these volatile times.
As we contemplate the year ahead, the whole team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in the last year. We hope we can count on your ongoing support and wish you all the very best for what lies in the future.

Forklift leaders foresee steady path ahead Australasia News
By Karen Harverson Reflecting on successes in 2011, Australia’s top forklift suppliers tell News that steady growth lies ahead in 2012 for those able to adapt to the... [more]

2012 looking brighter
It was another year of global political and financial upset and Mother Nature violently reminding us not to become complacent. The events of 2011 have had a significant impact on the materials handling world but the industry once again has shown itself to be resilient. Melissa Barnett looks back at 2011 and forward to 2012. [more]
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Featured Businesses
BIS Industrial Logistics
Port Kembla, New South Wales - Australia  [more]
Lencrow Materials Handling
Silverwater, New South Wales - Australia  [more]
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Shanghai ShangLi Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Shanghai,201801, China  [more]
Forklift Training Systems
Newark, Ohio - United States  [more]
Nissan Forklift Corporation North America
Marengo, Illinois - United States  [more]
Yale Europe Materials Handling
Fleet, Hampshire - United Kingdom  [more]
KAUP GmbH & Co. KG
Aschaffenburg, Germany  [more]
Upcoming Events
1. MODEX 2012
Atlanta, United StatesFebruary 6-9, 2012     [more]
2. 2012 Georgia Logistics Summit
Georgia, United StatesFebruary 8, 2012     [more]
3. SITL India 2012
Mumbai, India23 - 25 February, 2012     [more]
4. 8th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo
Tokyo, Japan29 Feb. - 2 Mar., 2012     [more]
5. Safety In Action / Melbourne Materials Handling
Melbourne, Australia17 to 19 April, 2012     [more]
6. 15th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally
Surrey BC, CanadaMay 5th, 2012     [more]
7. ICHCA International Biennial Conference 2012
Melbourne, Australia8 - 11 May, 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"What if someone in the USA, EU, or Australia for that matter, were to give technical assistance to someone in North Korea or Iran, over an open forum like this one? Would that be considered against the law?".
edward_t, United States
"It is not a good idea to use man-down VNA at such lifting height. You may save money on the truck price, but may spend more in operation as it is not as efficient as man-up VNA at such height. Even with camera system, it don't really provide much help. Man-up VNA is the only solution.".
TonyAsia, Singapore
"My experience with where my tool boxes fail has always been that the supporting welds between the upright and drawers or the brackets that hold the drawers eventually fail from bouncing up and down over a few million miles, but in general I think it is fair to say that the box usually lasts as long or longer than the service van.".
edward_t, United States
Job Vacancies
1. Technical Trainer - Full time
United States, Western Pennsylvania[more]
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AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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