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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.

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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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]
Product News
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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Trelleborg rebrands resilient tires PREMIA and ELITE XP
The new look high performing resilient tires Elite XP and Premia now feature the TRELLEBORG brand name.
Elite XP solid tires are OEM approved and available in popular compounds such as non-marking and high-load.
Both the Elite XP and Premia solid tires come in the core sizes required by material handling equipment and are primarily used in applications that require minimum downtime.

TRELLEBORG stands for advanced tire technology, innovation, world class design and manufacturing.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems Italia S.p.a. - Industrial Tires: email or visit

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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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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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Trelleborg rebrands resilient tires PREMIA and ELITE XP
The Never-Ending Story of Lencrow's tilt trays
UNITEDSEATS, your global SEAT supplier
Lisman, already 45 years a distinctive leader in the used MHE wholesale market
ENERSYS delivers plug-and-play power-on-demand with new Hawker XFC batteries
Introducing Solidite Industrial Tyres & Systems (P) Ltd.
New longer lasting chain for heavy duty forklift trucks and container handlers
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage
KION Baoli shows up at Canton Fair
TVH Americas announces change in domestic business development structure
Eagletronic battery chargers
New WARRIOR plus Pedestrian Counterbalance helps Bathams Brewery out of a tight spot
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"I remember working on an older Towmotor which, by the model number, led you to believe it was a 3,000lb capacity truck. The capacity plate also rated the truck at 3,000lbs - but at a 16" load center. I believe it was a marketing ploy to make a 3, 000lb truck look really small ( the trucks size was extremely small for a 3,000lb capacity). It taught me to always inspect the data plate when checking a unit's capacity.".
bbforks, United States
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Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
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The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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