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We often report dealer awards, but some may wonder if they actually mean anything. Is it simply a case of suppliers slapping each other on the back? Many believe that the ultimate dealer award is a sale or contract from a buyer. If dealers are doing a good job, they are attracting new customers, keeping existing customers happy, employing more people and boosting their local economy. Of course, they’re also generating business for their suppliers - the organisations that we regularly see handing out dealer awards. So when manufacturers recognise their star dealers, they are actually reflecting the public and community recognition the dealers are already receiving.

Forklift switch sees results for transport company Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Perth transport company Warners Transport has reported improved operations following its decision to switch to a new brand of forklifts. The family-owned company specialises in small- to large-scale transport... [more]
13th anniversary for supply chain conference Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference celebrates its 13th anniversary on 23-24 August in Brisbane this year. With over 300 delegates expected to attend and a theme... [more]
Linfox expands warehouse facility for customer Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics specialist Linfox has expanded Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) distribution centre in Erskine Park, Sydney. The extension adds 65% storage capacity to the distribution centre, as well as providing... [more]
Opportunity to contribute to safety codes of practice Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Australians are encouraged to have their say on five new work health and safety model Codes of Practice released recently for a 12-week public comment period, ending 22 June 2012.... [more]
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MCFE to restructure European operations
NETHERLANDS Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe BV (MCFE) is planning to transfer electric forklift production to Finland. The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) intends to phase out production at... [more]
Forklift manufacturers lead Yellow Table Top 50
UNITED KINGDOM Construction equipment sales by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25% last year to USD182 billion, according to KHL Group’s annual Yellow Table survey. This surpassed the previous high... [more]
Crown expands in Atlanta market
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has opened a larger branch location in Duluth, serving the northern Georgia market including the Atlanta metropolitan area. “We’ve seen steady growth since Crown first opened... [more]
Bolzoni and Meyer join forces in Spain
SPAIN Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer forklift attachments are now distributed by a single organisation in Spain. The decision to join forces in Spain puts the market in line with the... [more]
Toyota moving North American headquarters
UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling USA (TMHU) plans to move its North American headquarters to Columbus from Irvine, California over several years. TMHU’s existing Columbus offices are physically connected to the... [more]
Stobart case highlights importance of TUPE compliance
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned that a recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) should serve as a reminder to the logistics industry of the importance... [more]
Toyota presents forklift case study - Kenilworth, United Kingdom
WWL aims to reduce emissions by 30% - Oslo, Norway
Sales team goes high tech - Zweibrücken, Germany
Supply chain exposition draws technology providers - Chicago, IL, United States [more]
Movers & Shakers
TCM America, ID Systems [more]
NMHG’s Hyster, Yale brands honour dealers
UNITED STATES The Hyster and Yale operations of Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) honoured top-performing dealers during a gathering on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The celebration marked the 18th year... [more]
Forklift operator seeks election to Wisconsin assembly
UNITED STATES With aspirations for elected office, forklift operator Koby Schellenger, 28, has announced his candidacy in the 53rd district of the Wisconsin state assembly. Describing himself as progressive and a... [more]
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Introducing Solidite Industrial Tyres & Systems (P) Ltd.
Solidite Industrial Tyres & Systems (P) Ltd is the leading Solid tyre manufacturer from India and will be present in Reifen 2012 exhibition in Essen, GERMANY. Solidite will exhibit their elastic solid tyres for all applications. [more]
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions
The powerful "BRUTE LIFT®" with it's SMALL Dimensions and LARGE lifting capacity easily fits through a 10' x 10' doorway. Ranging from 40,000 to 160,000 lb capacity, each BRUTE LIFT® is built to meet your lifting specifications. [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]
Hoist Liftruck - looking for Distributors for Reachstacker Series and its other Lines!
Hoist Liftruck Mfg., Inc., manufactures heavy-duty forklifts with capacities from 15,000 lbs. to more than 115,000 lbs. (7-50+ tons), is currently looking around the world for distributors for the Reachstacker Series and its other Forklift Lines. [more]
Strong support for the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally
Most forklift competitions work from a grassroots level and the BC Championship Forklift Rally is no different. One of the things that is proud and able to do is to support these types of events with marketing support. [more]
An issue so big - we need Heavy Lifters!
Take your place amongst the giants of the materials handling industry by contributing to Forkliftaction’s upcoming special feature article on “Heavy Lift Trucks”. Don’t miss your opportunity to be seen amongst the leaders of the Heavy Lift industry. [more]
NMHG donates equipment to food bank
NACCO Materials Handling Group (“NMHG”) donated an electric pallet jack to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Greenville to distribute more than 7 million pounds of food annually to agencies.
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We have the right solution for your seating problem
For sale one only used container forklift
Introducing Solidite Industrial Tyres & Systems (P) Ltd.
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions
Trelleborg Supports the Rebranded Elite XP and Premia Resilient Tires
Hoist Liftruck - looking for Distributors for Reachstacker Series and its other Lines!
Strong support for the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally
An issue so big - we need Heavy Lifters!
NMHG donates equipment to food bank
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Zhejiang, China  [more]
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Upcoming Events
1. 15th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally
Surrey BC, CanadaMay 5th, 2012     [more]
2. ICHCA International Biennial Conference 2012
Melbourne, Australia8th - 11th May 2012     [more]
3. Breakbulk Europe
Antwerp, BelgiumMay 22-24, 2012     [more]
4. Emerging Leaders Conference - MHEDA
Itasca, IL, United States2nd to 3rd August 2012     [more]
5. WA Safety Show
Perth, Australia7 - 9 August 2012     [more]
6. CeMAT Russia
Moscow, Russia25th to 27th September 2012     [more]
7. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"How long now before the cat brand is pulled out of UK and Europe, and left to Mitsubishi? Impact Handling might be changing their colours AGAIN!".
fork_off, United Kingdom
"Force a union on us and some of us will find another line of work. Been on that ship, got burrned, union rep wearing a brand new high dollar suit and driving a new Cadillac says 'no money in the strike fund'.".
meliftman, United States
"Could anyone help? Are you allowed to use perspex for flt cab windscreens? I think not, but cannot find any legislation on the subject.".
jaguar56, United Kingdom
Job Vacancies
1. Forklift field service engineer - Full time
United Kingdom, Bilston[more]
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Saudi Arabia, Dammam[more]
3. Parts Specialist - Full time
United States, Detroit[more]
4. Road Tech - Full time
Canada, Hamilton[more]
5. Outside Sales - Full time
United States, Columbia SC[more]
6. Project Engineer - Full time
United States, Lexiington[more]
7. Design Engineer - Full time
United States, Lexington, KY[more]
8. Forklift Technician - Perth - Full time
Australia, Perth - Western Australia[more]
1. Manager/Supervisor - Full time
United States, Chicago-North and South Suburbs[more]
2. Parts Manager,Service Manager Branch Operation - Full time
United States, Michigan[more]
3. Shop or Field Equipment technician - Full time
United States, USA[more]
4. Sales , Service Rep , Training - Full time
United States, Central Forida / Melbourne Florida area[more]
5. Service Management - Full time
United States, Greater Philadelphia Area[more]
6. General Management / Sales Management - Full time
Belgium, Europe[more]
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