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The forklift market has been stable so far this year, with a couple of reports indicating that things are looking up as order books fatten. Of course, the positive predictions were made before yet another crisis in Greece - and while the world watches to see how the Eurozone will withstand the latest tensions. Another potential fly in the ointment is a growth slowdown in China. But in a world of swings and roundabouts, it looks like North America is again on the rise, so maybe we’ll see more expansion in the next quarter. We can but hope.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|New industry group formed to improve supply chain efficiency Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and GS1 Australia have created a new high-level industry working group to improve supply chain efficiency and product traceability.
The ALC Supply Chain Standards... [more]
|Australians urged to contribute to WHS strategy Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Just a few days remain for workers, employers and policy makers across Australia to have their say on work, health and safety for the next decade, with public comment on... [more]
|John Holland secures multi-million rail project Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Leighton Holdings subsidiary, John Holland, has been awarded a $570 million contract to design and construct a key section of the first major new rail line for metropolitan Melbourne in... [more]
|Port of Brisbane reaches million milestone Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The Port of Brisbane has recorded an annual container throughput of over 1 million containers for the first time.
Chief executive officer Russell Smith says the result marks a... [more]
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|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Forklift maker observes stable global market|
GERMANY Global demand for materials handling equipment remained stable in the first quarter of 2012, according to a leading forklift manufacturer.
German-headquartered Jungheinrich AG says about 246,100 materials handling trucks... [more]
|Manitex boosts sales, profits, backlog|
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc reports significantly higher sales, profits and backlog for the first quarter ended 31 March.
Consolidated backlog increased 179% to USD133.3 million from the comparable quarter of... [more]
|MHEDA wraps up meeting|
UNITED STATES Thought-provoking keynotes, educational opportunities, networking, camaraderie and recognitions marked the 57th annual convention of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).
Attendance of 620 “surpassed levels we haven’t seen... [more]
|STILL wins accolades|
GERMANY STILL GmbH has been selected as one of Hamburg’s best companies for vocational training.
The German forklift manufacturer won third place in a competition organised by the leading Hamburg... [more]
|Toyota Europe plants certified “safe and healthy”|
SWEDEN Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)’s largest factory, which produces over 100,000 trucks annually, has been certified a safe and healthy work environment.
The 76,000 sqm (818, 057 sqft.)... [more]
|Major brands sign up for fuel cells|
UNITED STATES Plug Power Inc has named major brand name firms Mercedes-Benz, Lowe’s, Stihl and Ikea as signing up to use its GenDrive fuel cell systems to power forklifts in manufacturing and... [more]
|Hyster claims significant fuel savings|
UNITED KINGDOM A new Hyster reach stacker is using significantly less fuel than its competitor in a container terminal operation in the Benelux region.
The six-month test by an “independent user”... [more]
|Nissan names Pinnacle winner|
UNITED STATES Nissan Forklift Corp has named Wayne Petty as winner of its 2012 Pinnacle Award, the highest recognition that the firm bestows on an individual.
Petty is senior territory manager... [more]
|Speedshield mourns death of Rick Golden|
UNITED STATES Richard C (Rick) Golden, corporate liaison officer with Speedshield Fleet Solutions LLC, died recently at the age of 60.
“The sad news of the death of Rick closes a... [more]
|Cargotec shuffles roles|
FINLAND Cargotec Corp has changed the roles of its executive board members to accelerate the implementation of its marketing strategy.
Chief operating officer Pekka Vauramo has been appointed executive vice president... [more]
JCB wins GBP60M tender
- Rocester, United Kingdom
Wuxi centre opens
- Wuxi, China
Toyota forklift “safest”
- Irvine, CA, United States
Art museum receives forklift donation
- Portland, OR, United States [more]
|Northwest Herald errs in Nissan Forklift article|
UNITED STATES A 3 May Northwest Herald business feature article reported last week in Forkliftaction.com News erroneously says Nissan Forklift Corp of Marengo assembles and tests engines for five competing forklift brands.... [more]
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|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]
|Visit Benor-Tech at BFE 2012 Guangzhou |
Qingdao Benor Technology Co.,Ltd will attend “The 8th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessory Exhibition” (BFE), and welcomes customers and potential customers to visit its booth ‘G30’. [more]
|Zowell Launches New Electric Reach Truck |
Zowell is proud to introduce a new electric reach truck with 1.6T capacity and a lifting height of up to 7.2m. It is designed for highly intensive stacking, including pallet transport and stacking in warehouses, industry/manufacturing and retail premises. [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.
|CM News on the move |
Container Management is the pre-eminent maritime industry publication specialising in global port and terminal development, privatisation, cargo and container handling technology, logistics and intermodalism. Now, the publication launches a free App for iPod, iPad and iPhone. [more]
|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. [more]
|B.C.’s best Forklift Operators Face off |
The 2012 BC Forklift Rally drew almost 75 competitors from over 30 companies. In addition to obstacle courses that tested operator’s best practices and forklift skills, contestants tried their hand at Forklift Bowling, Basketball & Soccer. [more]