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Last week’s positive sales news was not a flash in the pan. It has been followed by very encouraging sales figures from the world’s third-largest supplier, Jungheinrich, which produced 25% more forklifts last year. The German company’s results come amid reports of rising exports from Europe by the peak continental body FEM. While FEM says it’s too early to predict what lies ahead for this year, the indications are good after two years of market growth.

Forklift supplier opens new branch in Brisbane Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has officially opened new, larger and purpose-built premises at Larapinta. The new facility has 30 repair service bays and 30 pre-delivery bays, with space... [more]
Patrick orders new lifting equipment from Cargotec Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Ports operator Patrick has ordered 22 Kalmar 50T straddle carriers from Cargotec for use in Australia.   Twelve of the units will be delivered to East Swanson Dock... [more]
More required to meet Australia’s freight challenge Australasia News
Canberra, ACT A review of Australia’s capital cities, the Capital City Report (CRC), shows a lack of progress in putting in place planning systems to meet current and future freight needs.... [more]
Auckland wharfies renew talks with port Australasia News
Auckland After weeks of industrial strife, Ports of Auckland has withdrawn its plan to dismiss over 200 stevedores and cancelled the lockout due to begin on 6 April. “Ports workers... [more]
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Jungheinrich doing well
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG experienced production output growth of 25% in 2011 to about 75,500 forklifts, compared to 60,400 forklifts the previous year. This is against a backdrop of a 23%... [more]
European forklift exports rising
BELGIUM About 42% of European materials handling production value in 2010 was from exports outside the EU and that figure is expected to grow. Olivier Janin, secretary general of the... [more]
Cascade projects modest growth for forklift market
UNITED STATES Cascade Corp is projecting modest near-term forklift market growth and reports significant recent profit and sales gains. The international manufacturer of forklift truck attachments, forks and accessories reports profit... [more]
Plug Power gains proceeds from stock offering
UNITED STATES Fuel cell technology leader Plug Power Inc achieved net proceeds of about USD13.6 million from an underwritten public offering of 13 million shares of its common stock. In a... [more]
Mobile Industries advances with solar, products, network
CANADA Mobile Industries Inc is pursuing a solar power project, adding to its product line, bolstering its distribution network and aiming to boost its market profile. “The Ontario provincial government... [more]
Forklift maker may place repeat order with Lauyans
UNITED STATES An unidentified forklift manufacturer may ask Lauyans & Co Inc to build a duplicate of a Lauyans-created system for boosting production of mast beams. “(Originally), they needed to increase... [more]
Batteries help trucks keep cool
UNITED KINGDOM Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has supplied batteries to power a fleet of articulated forklifts that has been operating on three shifts in low temperatures for nearly seven years. The durable... [more]
Product News
Warehouse truck from OMG - Mantova, Italy
Griptech introduces fork positioner - Aachen, Germany
Nissan’s new order pickers - Marengo, IL, United States
Crown’s compact pallet truck - New Bremen, OH, United States [more]
Movers & Shakers
Doosan Corp, Jungheinrich UK Ltd, HFT Forklifts, Trico Lift [more]
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VISION IS OUR MISSION: camera and monitor systems

Lifting and positioning pallets at extreme heights requires precision work. A small mistake can cause damage to the pallet or racking. With an Orlaco camera the forklift operator is ensured of full visibility.

ORLACO has a wide range of effective solutions for every vision problem.

Experienced in camera and monitor systems for all types of vehicles, Orlaco has worked successfully with leading importers and manufacturers.
We are proud of our certified product quality, on-time deliveries and guaranteed service.

Click here to view our camera systems for forklifts.
For more information about ORLACO email Laurens van der Rijt:, or view the Orlaco ShopFront.
ANNOUNCEMENTSPublish your article here
Lencrow releases new pedestrian reach stacker
Lencrow has just released its new pedestrian reach stacker. The unit that has been on the drawing board and being tested over the last twelve months offers the lasts in operator safety and ergonomic operation. [more]
Testing proves XTL® wheel ends provide up to 3 times longer tyre life
Drivetrain Power and Propulsion is pleased to introduce to the market AxleTech International’s XTL® technology. Extensive lab and field testing indicate XTL® wheel ends in empty container handler applications have validated up to 3 times longer drive tyre life.responsiveness and focus on minimising downtime. [more]
Trelleborg Supports the Rebranded Elite XP and Premia Resilient Tires
Trelleborg Wheel Systems launches a press and web campaign to promote the rebranding of its high performing resilient tires Elite XP and Premia. The new look tires will feature the Trelleborg brand name and logo on the sidewall. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo: Intelligent handling for logistic solutions
Bolzoni Auramo has delivered 3 CTX-G3 Series Intelligent Paper Roll Clamps to Saima Avandero of Modena (Italy), global supplier of transport, shipments and integrated logistics solutions. The clamps are used for unloading rolls from train wagons from leading paper producers. [more]
Forkliftcenter BV has moved to a new location
As a result of continuously expanding over the past 10 years Forkliftcenter BV has moved to a new larger location. Available at the new location is expanded stock of new and used forklifts, container handlers, reachstackers and port equipment. [more]
Ruyi Electric High Lever Order Picker
Ningbo Ruyi's new Electric High Lever Order Picker with lots of advantages including good stability, EPS, and ergonomic design. [more]
Be Part of Warehousing & Logistics Revolution!
India Warehousing Show, India’s largest show on warehousing and logistics sector, is around the corner (26-28 April 2012). This edition comes as a ‘Complete Package’,  offering end-to-end solutions for Warehousing, Materials Handling , Logistics and Cold Chain Industry. [more]
Celebrating The Forklift Operator Community
There are just over four weeks to go and with Early Bird Pricing (50% off the regular rate) ending Friday April 13th, the Forklift Rally organizing team is preparing for the usual rush of signups just before the deadline. [more]
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Do you manufacture attachments, components, parts or accessories for container handlers and heavy forklifts (minimum 15t)?  Then Forkliftaction wants to work with you on a special feature article that will keep our audience talking for weeks!

We are calling on all specialists in “Heavy Lift Trucks”. We are looking for:
  • Your assistance to our journalists in the form of opinion and knowledge. We will send out questions and acknowledge any input published, and
  • Sponsors for this special. Sponsors will be recognized with a mention and a web link at the end of the feature article(s).
How can you become part of this special? Register your interest with an email to info@forkliftaction and we will contact you. [more]
Safety First
Danny Maron: C3H8
Danny Maron smells something bad in forklift training - and it centres around propane ... [more]
VISION IS OUR MISSION: camera and monitor systems
Lencrow releases new pedestrian reach stacker
Testing proves XTL® wheel ends provide up to 3 times longer tyre life
Trelleborg Supports the Rebranded Elite XP and Premia Resilient Tires
Bolzoni Auramo: Intelligent handling for logistic solutions
Forkliftcenter BV has moved to a new location
Ruyi Electric High Lever Order Picker
Be Part of Warehousing & Logistics Revolution!
Celebrating The Forklift Operator Community
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Upcoming Events
1. Safety In Action / Melbourne Materials Handling
Melbourne, Australia17 to 19 April, 2012     [more]
2. 15th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally
Surrey BC, CanadaMay 5th, 2012     [more]
3. TOC Europe
Antwerp, Belgium12- 14 June     [more]
4. The biennial Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference
Surfers Paradise, Australia14 to 15 Jun 2012     [more]
5. Breakbulk Africa Congress
Cape Town, South Africa7-8 August     [more]
6. MOVIMAT South America 2012
Sao Paulo, BrazilOctober 2-4, 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"Heli is a decent forklift for the money. But here in America, were everyone wants it fixed (NOW). Customers do not want to hear excuses about parts on back order. Customers do not want to hear "I am waiting on the factory to get back with me". ".
salesmaster, United States
"What is the OSHA standard for (Length of Time) to keep the inspection records for daily inspections sheets? In case of an OSHA Audit, I believe it's 1 year, but looking for clarification. My home state is OKLAHOMA.".
dee_c, United States
"Just not a good day for a safety professional who is trying to keep people alive, keep people employed (the fines would have shut us down) and go home at the end of the day knowing that no one was hurt.".
Markinabox, United States
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The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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