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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones, as John Denver once sang. Some weeks, there is so much happening in the industry that it’s hard to work out which story to run first. But this week is a slow week - a bubbling-along week. And after some of the turmoil of the last couple of years, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A bit of normality is, indeed, desirable - and many in the business world wish for nothing more than predictability. So in that spirit, enjoy this week’s offering which is guaranteed not to cause too much concern to anyone.

New straddle carriers begin operations in Melbourne Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Ports operator DP World says the first eight of 16 Noell diesel-electric straddle carriers have begun operations at the Port of Melbourne. The second batch of eight units is... [more]
Driver crushed by forklift Australasia News
Preston, Victoria WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a truck driver, crushed by a forklift in Preston last week. The incident happened at a worksite car park. WorkSafe believes the... [more]
Patrick Stevedores signs agreement to expand terminal Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Patrick Stevedores, a division of Asciano, has signed an agreement for the development and expansion of its container terminal at Port Botany. Once its development obligations are met, Patrick... [more]
International logistics company adds Adelaide to port call Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Global logistics giant Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added Adelaide to its port call on its route from Europe via North America as a result of the increased demand for... [more]
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Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems builds another Indian plant
INDIA Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems (SUN-TWS), part of the USD6 billion TVS Group of India, will build a third plant for the manufacture of solid industrial tyres and related products... [more]
Air Liquide centre uses Crown fuel cell-powered forklifts
FRANCE Crown Equipment Corp has deployed fuel cell-powered forklifts at the European logistic centre of Air Liquide SA in Vatry. The operation is the first in France to use fuel... [more]
Clark Material Handling recognises top 2011 dealers
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co has recognised dealerships in the US states of Ohio, Minnesota and West Virginia and the Canadian province of Alberta as 2011 dealers of excellence in North... [more]
Doosan chairman gives keynote at Harvard
UNITED STATES Doosan Corp chairman Young-maan Park gave a speech titled “Doosan, a global growth outlier” at the 21st Asia Business Conference co-hosted by Harvard University’s business and law schools and the... [more]
ID Systems markets didBOX through forklift dealers
GERMANY ID Systems GmbH is partnering with Burger Hub- und Transportmittel (BHT) GmbH, the German distributor for TCM forklifts, to market its didBOX fleet management system. BHT’s forklift dealerships will... [more]
UKWA, HMRC talk over ‘use it or lose it’ approach
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is in discussion with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to clarify HMRC’s policy on Customs Warehousing status. UKWA, whose members operate over... [more]
FEM guides now available in Spanish - Brussels, Belgium
Palletforce wins gold - Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
Carrylift named company of the year - Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
Midac caters to UK customers - Oswestry, United Kingdom
Hytsu’s new 10-year partnership - Philippines
Moderate growth foreseen for global forklift market - Mayfield Heights, OH, United States
Denied opportunity, women sue distillery - Louisville, KY, United States [more]
Report shines light on Nissan Forklift Corp
UNITED STATES Nissan Forklift Corp in Marengo has received positive attention in Kurt Begalka’s coverage in the 3 May issue of the Northwest Herald newspaper. Among the insights, Tony Salgado, vice... [more]
Product News
New poultry handling truck - United Kingdom
Nexen’s new range - Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Faresin launches telehandlers - Paris, France
New chain for large forklifts - Letchworth, United Kingdom
Barloworld extends range - Maidenhead, United Kingdom [more]
Movers & Shakers
United Rentals Inc, Standard Tyres Ltda Brazil, Jungheinrich UK Ltd, British Industrial Truck Association, Clark [more]
Manger, Hiles, Nelson, Watson win top prizes at BC forklift rally
CANADA Nav Manger, Randy Hiles, Corey Nelson and Robyn Watson each received CAD500 as a first place winner in a 5 May forklift competition in British Columbia. Nearly 75 operators... [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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BodyGuard proximity warning system improves safety in warehouses
Lower the risk of collision in your warehouse operation. Improve safety for your staff and increase awareness of moving vehicles in shared work areas. Use Orbit’s BodyGuard proximity warning system to lower the risk of collisions between forklifts and personnel. [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]
Mobile Weighing Solutions introduced in Europe: Save Time. Save Money. Increase Productivity
Eliminate extra steps in your logistics operation with Cascade Europe’s Mobile Weighing Solutions. Cascade offers two systems; iForks and hWeighTM to ensure a perfect mobile weighing solution for your needs. Save Time. Save Money. Increase Productivity. [more]
RUYI Counterbalanced electric stacker
RUYI pedestrian-type counterbalanced electric stacker features wide front visibility, low centre of gravity, small turning radius, good performance, easy operation and low noise. It is the ideal option for materials handling and goods stacking in narrow-aisle warehouses. [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]
UN Reach Trucks
UN reach trucks have 30 years’ development history. It compromises advanced international technologies and design ideas, taking ergonomic as guiding principle and adopting excellent design. Our trucks are known for their comfortable operation, safe driving, effectiveness and easy maintenance. [more]
Hold The Front Page
The Times newspaper interviews industry leading figure and Bendi Managing Director, Simon Brown for their story on the “exponential rise of internet shopping and the resulting boom in the sales of forklift trucks to manage the warehouses.” [more]
Maximal Honoured
Recently, Maximal was honoured as "State-Level High-Tech Enterprise". It is a big honour to Maximal with historic significance - and a source of inspiration to every member of the company. [more]
5 Steps to Supply Chain Success
The thirteenth annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference for 2012 will attract approximately 300 delegates from all over Australia and internationally who are involved in procurement, manufacturing, materials management, warehousing, logistics and other supply chain activities. [more]
Big box shippers and carriers line up for TOC Europe
Adidas, America Chung Nam, ExxonMobil, Marks and Spencer, Nestlé and Nike among latest industry leaders confirmed to speak at TOC Container Supply Chain Europe event about global container seafreight and supply chain challenges. [more]
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34 Speakers over two-days at the 2012 AIP National Conference Australasia News
With twelve international speakers from nine countries and thirty four speakers in total over the two-days, the 2012 Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference is designed for both personal and professional development and offers tremendous networking opportunities with like-minded packaging experts.

To be held on the 14th and 15th of June at the Surfers Paradise Marriott, Queensland, the 2012 AIP National Conference is open to both Members and non-members.

Ideally suited for: the food, beverage, manufacturing and packaging industries.

Registrations Now open!
For more information email or visit: [more]
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Connect with your industry at MHEDA's Emerging Leaders Conference
Looking for a new way to bring your career to the next level? Want to connect with others in the material handling industry?

Join MHEDA August 2-3 for a fresh, new conference called the “Emerging Leaders Conference”; designed for professionals who want to move up the career ladder.
Topics include: the role of a leader, sales, marketing, people/project development and even a two-hour workshop on the impact of social media.
We've booked 10 outstanding speakers with the insight and energy you've been looking for.

Special members price only $699 per person - registration now open.
An event you don’t want to miss! Click here to learn more
Trelleborg rebrands resilient tires PREMIA and ELITE XP
34 Speakers over two-days at the 2012 AIP National Conference
Connect with your industry at MHEDA's Emerging Leaders Conference
BodyGuard proximity warning system improves safety in warehouses
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage
Mobile Weighing Solutions introduced in Europe: Save Time. Save Money. Increase Productivity
RUYI Counterbalanced electric stacker
Lisman, already 45 years a distinctive leader in the used MHE wholesale market
UN Reach Trucks
Hold The Front Page
Maximal Honoured
5 Steps to Supply Chain Success
Big box shippers and carriers line up for TOC Europe
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Upcoming Events
1. TOC Europe
Antwerp, Belgium12- 14 June     [more]
2. The Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
Brisbane, AustraliaThursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of August 2012     [more]
3. Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference - MHEDA
Rosemont, IL, United States13th and 14th September 2012     [more]
4. MOVIMAT South America 2012
Sao Paulo, BrazilOctober 2-4, 2012     [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"I have problem with magaziner EK 15, movement for the side shift fork is rocking though slow rotation of the motor rotary hydraulic. Maximum voltage for pump hfor side shift 6V DC and charging pressure set 30 bar. Can you help me?".
chandra_d, Indonesia
"By default, the steering on a standup lift is designed for the load to be carried trailing the operator (behind you) for obvious safety reasons because of visibility while driving. But there are options available to change the steer rotation to (reverse) the steering. This can be done by a qualified technician from the mfg's dealer in your area.".
Jplayer, United States
"I often ask to myself if a strong union could make the difference and force the equipment manufacturers by class action against them. There is only a little problem, who could be the leader (of this supposed union) and where the base of this?".
Henrys, Italy
Job Vacancies
1. Field Service Manager- Forklift Trucks - Full time
Australia, Perth- Western Australia[more]
2. Fleet Service Specialist - Full time
United States, Greenville, NC[more]
3. Branch Manager - Full time
United States, Montgomery, AL[more]
4. Sales Manager - Full time
United States, Nashville, TN[more]
5. Field Service Technician (20120114) - Full time
United States, Buffalo, NY[more]
6. Product Support Sales Representative - Full time
United States, North Orange County, Southern California[more]
7. Service Clerk - Full time
United States, Dalton GA[more]
8. Service Center Technician (20120153) - Full time
United States, Birmingham, AL[more]
9. Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, Addison, IL[more]
10. Accounting/Asset Manager - Full time
United States, Addison, IL[more]
11. Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, Cedar Rapids / Waterloo Area[more]
12. Project Engineer - Full time
United States, Addison, IL[more]
13. Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, South Bend, IN[more]
14. Business Solutions Manager - Full time
United States, Ft. Wayne, IN[more]
15. Shop Technician Apprentice - Full time
United States, Indianapolis, IN[more]
16. Product Support Representative - Full time
United States, Phoenix[more]
17. Forklift Tech - Full time
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