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It seems that the UK market is bouncing back, with orders growing 20% last year. Even more impressive are some specific market sectors - powered pallet trucks growing 50% and counterbalance trucks rising 26%. This is obviously beneficial for some manufacturers, distributors and dealers, while others are a little less buoyed, and again highlights the importance of diversification.
Also this week, we read that the number of loss-making forklift businesses is falling. That’s a positive sign for everyone as business failures affect the whole supply chain.

Fork Force distributes Zowell in Australia Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Independent forklift supplier Fork Force Australia has signed a five-year agreement to become the official national importer and distributor for Zowell forklifts, made in China by the Suzhou Pioneer Material... [more]
Forklift traffic management included in safety crackdown Australasia News
Bendigo, Victoria WorkSafe inspectors are cracking down on Bendigo businesses that place workers at risk by failing to address health and safety issues, including not properly separating forklifts from pedestrians. The... [more]
Leaders to discuss Australia’s position in global logistics Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics leaders will debate the critical factors underpinning Australia’s future competitiveness in the global supply chain at the upcoming ALC Forum 2012 in Sydney. To be held from 28-30... [more]
Leighton secures contract for $84 million project Australasia News
Gladstone, Queensland Leighton Contractors has been awarded a contract by Bechtel to construct the $84 million Australian Pacific LNG 2,600-bed temporary workers accommodation village on Curtis Island, at Gladstone. Due for... [more]

Segmented growth for UK forklift market
UNITED KINGDOM Powered pallet trucks are among forklifts with the largest sales increase in the UK for 2011, according to British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) statistics. BITA says that orders for... [more]
Dutch dealer collapses
NETHERLANDS Details of the financial woes are not yet clear and should emerge after the meeting later this week. ClarkLift Nederland BV describes itself as “a total logistics provider”. It... [more]
Cargotec outsources to Komas
FINLAND Cargotec Corp has finalised the outsourcing of the manufacture of steel components for its cranes, spreaders and other products to an existing Estonian supplier. The deal with Komas Oy,... [more]
Valley Industrial Trucks receives kudos
UNITED STATES Materials handling equipment dealership Valley Industrial Trucks (VIT) Inc is riding a crest of recognition from manufacturer Clark Material Handling Co. “We are honoured to be named Clark’s North... [more]
Court ruling may impose a liability on Manitex
UNITED STATES A federal appellate court ruling could require Manitex International Inc to pay two insurers a total of USD1.9 million over 20 years. The Bridgeview-based materials handling equipment manufacturer and... [more]
Forklift drivers tested in inaugural challenge
UNITED KINGDOM Homebase forklift operators from across the UK tested their skills in a competition organised by the company’s materials handling partner, Briggs Equipment. Thirty-eight forklift operators participated in the event... [more]
Pallet truck operator’s estate entitled to USD4.33 million
UNITED STATES A jury award and a separate settlement may yield a total of USD4.33 million for the estate of pallet truck operator James Wilkerson. The figure excludes any increase for prejudgment... [more]
TMHUK joins training courses and competition
UNITED KINGDOM Toyota Material Handling UK (TMHUK) will invest in its staff through the Supply Chain and Logistics Consulting (SCALA) Fresh Connection training program and the two-day supply chain competition. “This... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Liebherr-International AG, Douglas Gillespie Plant, Cargotec, Briggs Equipment, UKWA [more]
Product News
TMHE launches BT Movit - Brussels, Belgium
New forklift safety system - Atlanta, GA, United States
Mitsubishi’s new forklifts - Reading, United Kingdom
Yale launches heavy-duty trucks - Atlanta, GA, United States [more]
Richard Higgins laid to rest
UNITED STATES The Rev Daniel M Powell officiated at a funeral service for Richard E Higgins, who died on 21 February ( News #553). He was 77. The 28 February service... [more]
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Richter at USETEC - leading company in second hand forklift trucks handling worldwide
This year the Richter Gabelstapler team welcome you at the World Trade Fair for Used Technology in Cologne. Get to know us on hall 8 stand J-122 and you will for sure get the right machine! [more]
Welding robot is put into use
Maximal’s Phase II project is under construction, and No.1 workshop is almost finished. The project incorporates the purchasing of welding robots especially for mast welding. The advantages are that Maximal masts boast better quality, better appearance and are much safer.
UNITEDSEATS, your global SEAT supplier
UnitedSeats is committed to innovation, providing ‘state-of-the-art’ seating solutions together with excellent service. Working with an original design or modifying an existing product, we offer our customers the right solution for their seating problems. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo Canada 20th Anniversary
Bolzoni Auramo Canada is celebrating 20 years of activity in Canada.  Bolzoni Auramo Canada is business partner in many industries including paper and pulp, lumber, recycling, plastics, metals, food and beverages, fishery, pharmaceutical, logistics and any general handling. [more]
Ruyi exhibits in Cologne
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. will exhibit their manual lift trucks, electric lift trucks and forklifts at International Hardware Fair Cologne 2012. Visit RUYI at Hall 2.1, booth D109&105. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL®’s exclusive trade partner for the UK and Eire moves to new premises
TEP Technica® is the exclusive trade partner of RAEDER-VOGEL® for the UK and Eire. They have moved to new premises and can now offer their customers an even wider range of services and increased availability of RAEDER-VOGEL’s products. [more]
Industry Associations Extend Their Official Support to IWS 2012
Greater Noida: Many leading trade associations extended their formal support to India Warehousing Show 2012, scheduled for 26-28 April at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. [more]
SITL Europe 2012 on the starting-blocks
Rich and interesting, the programme for SITL Europe 2012 is in place. An exhibition complete with new offerings, around one hundred conferences where professional visitors will once more find clear answers to their needs and questions. [more]
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