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There are two interesting indications of the growth of the Asian market in this week’s newsletter. Firstly, KION Group is expanding its footprint in the region with establishment of a division for South Asia. The Singapore office will help support growth of the Linde, STILL and Baoli brands. Meanwhile, one of Europe’s most successful used equipment vendors, Lisman, has opened a subsidiary in nearby Malaysia. The aim is to tap into Asia’s growth and replicate the European operation on another continent. Both moves are consistent with indications of continued growth in Asia which, ironically, is becoming a more significant supplier of materials handling equipment to the rest of the world.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Man hit by reversing forklift Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A man struck by a forklift in Morwell this week has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital.
The man, a truck driver, was standing near the front of... [more]
|Logistics company moves premises Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia National freight and logistics company Northline will move its headquarters to new premises in Norwood, Adelaide in June.
The privately owned business, which employs more than 400 people, provides... [more]
|New intermodal terminal will boost productivity Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The NSW state government will call for tenders from the private sector to design, build and operate an intermodal terminal at Moorebank.
A new freight terminal in Sydney’s south-west... [more]
|New code of practice for stevedores Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Safe Work Australia’s Stevedoring Temporary Advisory Group (TAG) is developing a new code of practice for stevedoring.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) assistant national secretary Warren Smith attended a... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|KION Group unlocks potential of South Asia|
GERMANY The KION Group is expanding its footprint in the Asian materials handling market with the establishment of KION South Asia in Singapore.
“Our goal is to continually expand our... [more]
|US equipment orders growing|
UNITED STATES The latest materials handling equipment manufacturing forecast (MHEM) projects US orders increasing 8-9% during 2012 and about 12% in 2013.
That follows 16% growth during 2011, according to the... [more]
|Used forklift supplier looks to Asia|
MALAYSIA European used materials handling equipment supplier Lisman is expanding into Asia with the opening of subsidiary Lisman Forklifts Asia Sdn Bhd in Port Klang, Malaysia.
Lisman Forklifts Asia managing... [more]
|United, RSC on verge of combining businesses|
UNITED STATES Stockholders of United Rentals Inc and RSC Holdings Inc will vote at separate special meetings on 27 April on an agreement to merge the two major equipment rental firms.... [more]
|Growth seen for powered access rental markets|
UNITED KINGDOM New industry reports about powered access rental markets project 2012 growth of 9% in the United States to USD6.80 billion and 4% in Europe to EUR2.36 billion (USD3.11 billion).... [more]
|Cargotec lands 17-machine deal|
FINLAND Cargotec has received an order to deliver 13 Kalmar reach stackers and four Kalmar empty container handlers to Europe Container Terminals.
The value of the order, supported by a... [more]
|Most workers don’t speak up on dangers|
UNITED KINGDOM A survey of materials handling industry workers reveals that up to three-quarters of individuals notice “accidents waiting to happen” at work.
The study, available to members of the UK’s... [more]
|Performance standard for casters, wheels undergoes revision|
UNITED STATES The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a 2012 revision of a 2004 performance standard for casters and wheels.
The Institute of Caster and Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM) industry... [more]
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- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Liebherr introduces repositioned telehandlers
- Paris, France
Doosan shows off high-capacity machines
- Buxton, United Kingdom
New machines lift more and go higher
- Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
Nissan Forklift gets award
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
FEM issues new guidance
- Brussels, Belgium
NMHG donates to Food Bank
- Greenville, NC, United States
Brigade gains quiet mark
- South Darenth, United Kingdom
Linde CR sells Ausa
- Prague, Czech Republic
Steel King recognises Wisconsin Lift Truck
- Stevens Point, WI, United States [more]
|Forklift rodeos set in British Columbia, Washington|
Competitive forklift rodeos calling for sharp and safe operating skills are slated for the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) and the US state of Washington. The entities share a... [more]
|Two forklift firms in US mid-west gain attention|
UNITED STATES Forklift businesses in St Louis, Missouri and South Bend, Indiana with compelling scenarios have received the personal touch from journalists in recent days.
Steve Giegerich’s 20 April article in... [more]
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