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It’s all a matter of perspective. Some see this week’s record low exchange rate of the euro (at USD1.2433) as a negative. Certainly, the stock exchanges didn’t like the move. But others see the two-year low as a potential boost to European exports. If it does have that effect, it’ll certainly help the economies identified as being at risk. As one observer noted, the last thing the fragile Mediterranean economies need now is more lectures. Instead, they need investment - and trade. If people can see an upside, it can only have a benefit - not only in Europe, but globally.

Tasmania gets funding for freight and logistics improvements Australasia News
Burnie, Tasmania The Federal Government has announced a $20 million funding package to help Tasmania’s exporters reach international markets. The package will: . provide direct and immediate assistance to Tasmanian exporters through... [more]
WorkSafe Victoria targets Traralgon in safety blitz Australasia News
Latrobe, Victoria WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will visit Traralgon businesses this week to check health and safety and return-to-work law compliance. The visits are part of WorkSafe Victoria’s Safe Towns campaign,... [more]
Company fined for forklift injury Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Food and hospitality provider Bidvest Australia has been fined $73,167 for a forklift incident which seriously injured an employee. In August 2009 employee Andrew Toepfer was driving a forklift... [more]
Forklift exhibitors feature in construction expo Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The Australian Construction and Equipment Expo Queensland 2012 has more than 100 exhibitors confirmed, including forklift suppliers.   The 4-6 October expo at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds will present the... [more]

Terminal to add advancements, rely less on forklifts
UNITED STATES A GCT Global Container Terminals Inc (GCT) business unit plans major expansion in Bayonne by developing a 28 ha (70 acre) container handling operation. However Steven Simpkin, director of... [more]
PSA and TPG sign strategic co-operation agreement
SINGAPORE PSA International and Tianjin Port Group (TPG) have signed a strategic agreement to boost ties and foster greater co-operation. TPG group president Tian Chang Song and PSA group CEO... [more]
P&G converts forklifts from batteries to hydrogen fuel cells
UNITED STATES Multinational consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble Co (P&G) plans to convert battery-operated forklifts to units with Plug Power Inc hydrogen fuel cells at three facilities. P&G says it... [more]
Cargotec delivers zero-emission forklifts for Ford
FINLAND Cargotec will deliver 17 all-electric Kalmar ECF50-90 forklifts to Ford Motor Company. One Kalmar ECF90-6 and two ECF70-6 models were delivered to Ford's Craiova, Romania, assembly plant in... [more]
JCB wins GBP16 million order
UNITED KINGDOM JCB has secured one of its biggest deals this year after UK firm A-Plant ordered 550 machines worth GBP16 million (USD25 million), and promised future orders. The deal is... [more]
UKWA announces 2012 conference details
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) says the fifth in the Warehousing Futures series of networking conferences and exhibitions will be at St John’s Hotel, in Solihull, on 29-30 October.... [more]
Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp celebrates 50 years
UNITED STATES Fifty-year anniversary celebrations, including golf, dining and spectator events, are planned for employees and associates of Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp, Illinois Material Handling, Wolter Material Handling and Wolter Power Systems... [more]
Doosan partners Aldermore - Northampton, United Kingdom
Briggs uses YouTube to inform and market - Cannock, United Kingdom
Cargotec centre reaches rooftop height - Tampere, Finland
TotalTrax honoured at Delaware - Newport, DE, United States
TMHE selects SimXpert - Mjölby, Sweden
Forklift maker’s donations benefit charity group - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Movers & Shakers
Toyota Material Handling USA Inc, Briggs International Inc, Carolina Tractor & Equipment Co [more]
Product News
Toyota improves existing trucks - Irvine, CA, United States
Mitsubishi launches hardy trucks - Reading, United Kingdom [more]
Linde assists extreme sporting challenge
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Forklift Truck Hire is supplying forklifts for Bloodhound SSC, a project that aims to push the boundaries of science and technology by setting a new world land speed record... [more]
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UNITEDSEATS New Ergo Comfort® series - unparalleled support for all work situations
UnitedSeats is a worldwide distributor for off road seating. We supply seating to the commercial, construction, agricultural and industrial sectors. All seats are manufactured under contract in a new state-of-the-art 75,000m2 factory with the latest manufacturing techniques.

The New Ergo Comfort® series by UnitedSeats offers unparalleled support for all work situations, preventing back problems and increasing productivity. The Ergo Comfort®  range is currently available in 2 versions; the Ergo comfort®  lift and Ergo Comfort®  trac.  Both are fully adjustable and have a high quality finish.

At UnitedSeats we are dedicated to providing a quality service from the initial quotation to the delivery of the final product. Our commitment to service, expertise and product availability have made us the preferred source for your seating needs. Click here to view UnitedSeats ShopFront.
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Choosing the right pedestrian warehouse equipment just became Easy
Lencrow Materials Handling has just released two new models into their Easy Range of powered pedestrian warehouse equipment. Lencrow have drawn on their 35 years of experience to make this range a good fit for Australian Business. [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]
Bolzoni Auramo Partner of the Material Handling Industry
Bolzoni Auramo offers a variety of attachments conceived with the specific purpose of optimizing each specific handling, allowing forklift operators to enlarge the lift truck application field, versatility and performances. [more]
SPEED SAVER Top Speed controllers by KEYTROLLER
SPEED SAVER Top Speed controllers sense vehicle speed and restrict top speed of a forklift without effecting full engine RPM at low speed or stop. Available in two styles, both are designed to fit to almost any make/model forklift. [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]
Ergonomics: better design for healthier workforce
To function efficiently busy warehouses require a full complement of fit, well trained forklift truck operators. Eureka’s Gay Sutton looks at some of the key steps companies can take to protect their valuable operators with Cat® lift trucks’ ergonomic features. [more]
NEW Warrior 5000Kg Pedestrian Controlled Tow Tractor
European Handling has introduced a brand new model pedestrian controlled tow tractor suitable for most industrial applications. The WARRIOR ATT50 is based around the company’s top selling pedestrian operated counterbalanced forklift truck and has some impressive attributes
Big Joe launches new walkie counterbalance forklift
Big Joe’s CB22 walkie counterbalance lift truck offers the advantages of AC technology in a compact and flexible pedestrian design.  The CB22 handles loads just like a sit-down rider truck but boasts a lower purchase price, and lower operating costs.
Fact vs. Fiction: Robots Are Driving American Manufacturing Growth
Seegrid Corp., the leading in Robotic Industrial Trucks manufacturer, recognizes the economic change in manufacturing and the need for driverless industrial robots to transport goods horizontally without wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems. [more]
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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.

Want to know more? Contact [more]
UNITEDSEATS New Ergo Comfort® series - unparalleled support for all work situations
Choosing the right pedestrian warehouse equipment just became Easy
ENERSYS delivers plug-and-play power-on-demand with new Hawker XFC batteries
Bolzoni Auramo Partner of the Material Handling Industry
SPEED SAVER Top Speed controllers by KEYTROLLER
Mobile Weighing Solutions introduced in Europe: Save Time. Save Money. Increase Productivity
Ergonomics: better design for healthier workforce
NEW Warrior 5000Kg Pedestrian Controlled Tow Tractor
Big Joe launches new walkie counterbalance forklift
Fact vs. Fiction: Robots Are Driving American Manufacturing Growth
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