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There are few products with more safety implications than forklifts. Perhaps it’s because everyone assumes they can drive a car, so they can automatically get behind the controls of a forklift. Maybe it’s because you don’t need a licence to operate other office or factory equipment. Or possibly because the manufacturers have done such a good job of making forklifts intuitive and operator-friendly. But as we read so often, accidents do happen, and safety is everyone’s concern. So please stay safe this week - and every week.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Billion dollar project to transform Melbourne port Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria The Port of Melbourne will undergo a AUD1.2 billion redevelopment in a project creating 2,600 jobs in Victoria.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says the development will cement the state’s... [more]
|Huge demand for forklift technicians in Australia Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Australia’s widespread skills shortages are well known and the forklift industry is no exception.
Many forklift technicians are absorbed by the mining sector, which offers lucrative salaries other... [more]
|MLA supplies Toll with new container handler Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales MLA Holdings has delivered a new container handler, the Vulcan C400- 10/5, to Toll Contract Logistics’ Villawood freight terminal.
The unit, delivered in February, can... [more]
|WorkSafe blitz targets forklift safety Australasia News|
Ballarat, Victoria WorkSafe inspectors are targeting about 200 Ballarat businesses this week as part of a campaign to improve health and safety compliance.
Forklift maintenance and traffic management will be among... [more]
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|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|United Rentals buys RSC Holdings|
UNITED STATES United Rentals Inc, of Greenwich, completed its acquisition of RSC Holdings Inc, of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 30 April.
The two companies’ shareholders approved the transaction in special meetings on... [more]
|Briggs, LiftOne assume Barloworld’s US Hyster assets for USD60 million|
UNITED STATES Briggs Equipment and LiftOne became authorised dealers of Hyster forklifts in south-east and mid-central US markets on May 1.
They succeed a Barloworld Ltd unit. A securities filing says... [more]
|Konecranes CEO relocates to Asia|
SINGAPORE Konecranes president & CEO Pekka Lundmark will relocate to Singapore in August for about a year to support the company's developing operations in emerging markets.
Ludemark says “a... [more]
|INCJ, Hitachi and Nissan sign agreement|
JAPAN Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd and Nissan Motor Co Ltd have signed a definitive agreement to integrate Hitachi’s and Nissan’s forklift businesses after announcing... [more]
|Linde consolidates through acquisition|
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling (UK) has bought all the shares in Linde Creighton Ltd, making it the owner of all eight Linde dealers in Great Britain.
Linde Creighton, a Linde... [more]
|JCB posts record financial results|
UNITED KINGDOM Global equipment maker JCB has achieved record turnover for 2011.
The company’s turnover rose 37% from the previous year’s GBP2 billion (USD3.25 billion) to GBP2.75 billion (USD4.46 billion), the... [more]
|Oshkosh, Terex report higher lift equipment sales, profits|
UNITED STATES Equipment manufacturers Oshkosh Corp and Terex Corp lifted sales in early 2012.
Oshkosh, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, says its access equipment segment sales increased 61.4% to USD760.4 million for the... [more]
|New scheme saves members money|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has partnered with the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) to introduce a buying scheme to potentially cut costs for association members.
An arrangement... [more]
Still shows off prototype
- Hannover, Germany
Flexi caters to European needs
- Tipton, United Kingdom
Clark introduces tow tractors
- Lexington, KY, United States
Wesley launches Battery Mule
- Scottdale, GA, United States
CNH’s New Holland unveils LM625 telehandler
- Paris, France
Utilev forklifts now available in some US markets
- Greenville, NC, United States [more]
|Telehandler helps rescue crash victims|
UNITED STATES US highway construction workers used the forks of an elevated telescopic materials handler to stabilise a Toyota RAV 4 sports utility vehicle left dangling on a bridge wall after a... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Nissan Forklift Corp, Palfinger North America, Komatsu Ltd [more]
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|The Never-Ending Story of Lencrow's tilt trays |
This week Lencrow bought the last two tilt trays off Suburban Towing along with their machinery transport section. The fleet’s primary roll has been to provide the Lencrow hire fleet with an efficient transport service. [more]
|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]
|Lisman, already 45 years a distinctive leader in the used MHE wholesale market|
As the market in Europe seems to saturate and opportunities in emerging market arise, Lisman has decided to establish their first subsidiary company in Asia. Therefore Lisman is proud to announce the opening of Lisman Forklifts Asia. [more]
|ENERSYS delivers plug-and-play power-on-demand with new Hawker XFC batteries|
The new range of Hawker XFC batteries with 2V cells from EnerSys provides materials handling manufacturers and operators with greater flexibility to specify plug-and-play power sources that can be charged for as long and as often as required. [more]
|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]
|New longer lasting chain for heavy duty forklift trucks and container handlers |
Leading leaf chain manufacturer FB Chain Ltd has launched a new range of chain specifically developed to offer maximum service life when fitted to container handlers and other heavy-capacity forklift trucks operating in and around ports and terminals. [more]
|No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage|
Standard Tyres Ltd of Brazil is set to replicate the success it has had at home in the overseas arena. In addition to supplying to a thriving domestic market, the company will export its products through the newly created International Division. [more]
|KION Baoli shows up at Canton Fair|
The Canton Fair took place from April 15-19 and KION BAOLI got another opportunity to enhance recognition in the international market. Many customers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East have shown great interest in potential co-operation.
|TVH Americas announces change in domestic business development structure|
TVH Americas is announcing a change in the domestic business development structure. John Gaughan will be assuming a new role as the Business Development Manager for Industrial Equipment Parts and Accessories, a division of TVH. [more]
|Eagletronic battery chargers |
Jamco is the worldwide exclusive distributor of Eagletronic chargers and related products. Our full range of energy efficient chargers and related products provides users with good quality products that are user and technician friendly, at a great price. [more]
|New WARRIOR plus Pedestrian Counterbalance helps Bathams Brewery out of a tight spot|
Bathams Brewery chooses the WARRIOR Plus ACS15/30 Pedestrian Counterbalance for its 1500kg capacity, effortless standard fit power assisted steering and for the next day delivery.
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|BRACE YOURSELF FOR OUR 'HEAVY LIFTS IN AUSTRALIA' FEATURE|
Don’t miss Forkliftaction’s June special feature on ‘Heavy Lifts in Australia’ - written in cooperation with some of the biggest players in the Heavy Lift segment of the Australian market representing:
Omega, Terex, Hyster, Kalmar, TEU, Vulcan, Manitou, Konecranes, Linde
Keep on top of all the latest on technologies, applications and trends as our independent news team tackles the giants of the materials handling industry.
Publication 21st June - A special feature that is so big you can’t miss it.
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