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This week’s newsletter is slightly thinner than usual. That’s because of the impending holiday season in North America, with Canada Day on July 1st and, across the border, of course, the 4th of July celebrations in the US. Our North American bureau chief is taking some time off - and so too, it seems, are many movers and shakers in the materials handling sector. But, as we see, there’s still plenty happening in Europe and Asia this week.
The geographic balance in the newsletter will, however, soon revert to normal - when the Americans have stopped holidaying. To them, happy 1st and 4th of July.

Man dies when forklift tips at market Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A 40-year-old forklift driver working at the Sydney Markets on Parramatta Road was killed when the forklift tipped over in the early hours of Tuesday morning this week. Emergency... [more]
Reminder to convert licence for forklift operation Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia All South Australians who undertake high-risk work - including operating forklifts - are reminded to convert their qualifications to the new national Licence to Perform High Risk Work. The... [more]
Forklift attachment manufacturer opens NZ branch Australasia News
Auckland Australian-based manufacturer of forklift attachments and materials handling equipment East West Engineering will open its first branch office in Auckland, New Zealand next month. Managing director Mathieu Tijskens tells... [more]
NZ logistics achiever gets Royal approval Australasia News
Auckland Ports of Auckland operations co-ordinator Jesse-Lee Thomson-Cowley was named International Young Achiever by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) at a ceremony in the UK last week.... [more]

TVH acquires CAM
BELGIUM Global forklift accessories and parts supplier TVH is acquiring Italian attachment maker CAM srl after a successful three-year partnership. TVH is the exclusive worldwide distributor for the entire CAM... [more]
Ground-breaking for new Cargotec plant
CHINA Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co Ltd (RCI), a joint venture of Cargotec and Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co Ltd (RHI), has celebrated the ground breaking of its new facility in Taicang, Jiangsu... [more]
First order from large operator
FINLAND Konecranes has received its first straddle carrier order from Maher Terminals LLC, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators. In May, Maher ordered six straddle carriers, which will... [more]
Big truck order for Hyster
BELGIUM Zuidnatie has ordered seven low-emission, high-capacity Hyster forklifts after the successful introduction of two Tier 4i/Stage IIIB-compliant Hyster empty container handlers at the Port of Antwerp. “The new empty... [more]
Serving up The Phoenix - Cannock, United Kingdom
TVH among recognised firms - Waregem, Belgium
New IT development for Olympics - Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom [more]
Movers & Shakers
Consolidated Fork Truck Services, Jungheinrich UK Ltd, Terex Aerial Work Platforms [more]
Barloworld celebrates 110 years
UNITED KINGDOM Staff at Barloworld Handling’s worldwide headquarters in Maidenhead are celebrating 110 years since the formation of the Barloworld global business. Today, the company has operations in 27 countries and... [more]
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“HEAVY LIFTS” -  PART 2 will look at the specific design of heavy forklifts as well as latest technologies and trends. Publication 20 September.
We are calling on all specialists worldwide:
If you manufacture container handlers and/or heavy forklifts (minimum 15t) or you produce their attachments, components or accessories? Then Forkliftaction wants to work with you on a special feature article that will keep our audience talking for weeks!
Help our news team with your expertise and link your advertorial to this in-depth article.

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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]
Century’s unique battery technology keeps your forklift running shift after shift
Century Yuasa Batteries offers batteries for all your materials handling equipment, from forklifts to scissor lifts, even industrial scrubbers. Their long life and ability to run smoothly will virtually eliminate down time. [more]
Bobby's Foods Have Their Cake And Eat It Too
As one of the UK’s leading supplier of snacks, confectionery and cakes, Bobby’s Foods are feeding the nation with the help of Bendi articulated fork trucks. [more]
RUYI’s newly design 4-Directional Electric Forklift: Model: CSD05
RUYI Model CSD05, newly designed 4-Directional Electric Forklift has excellent flexibility, is environment-friendly, with maintenance free motor, power-on automatic detection, multi-function instrumentation and adopts a dual motor drive and double steering system. [more]
Manchester University
ForkTruck Sales & Hire Ltd, a Manchester based forklift and service provider, have recently supplied two WARRIOR ART15/25 pedestrian controlled powered reach trucks to the University of Manchester as part of its multi million pound warehouse investment. [more]
KEYTROLLER has several solutions for overload sensing. Overload warning system, WEIGHTROLLER Hydraulic scale with overload warning, SMARTIE Drive camera / VIDEO PROOF OF OVERLOAD and KEYTROLLER[more]
LiuGong Forklift Americas Announces Grupo Amex SA de C.V. as New Dealer - Northern Mexico
June 12, 2012 - LiuGong Forklift Americas, headquartered in Katy, Texas,  is pleased to announce that Grupo Amex SA de C.V. has joined them as a new dealer in the three northern states of Chihuahu, Coahuila and Durango, Mexico.> [more]
The success of the Kalmar DCG 90-180 continues
Cargotec’s new DCG90-180 range of Kalmar lift trucks promise to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, serviceability and ergonomics while reducing environmental impact. With capacities ranging from 9-18 tonnes - it’s the first of Kalmar’s G generation material handling equipment. [more]
Can you sell the unique JCB Teletruk?
JCB Teletruk, the World’s most versatile counterbalance forklift, is expanding the distribution of their FLT range. If you are a forklift industry professional and are either a forklift  importer, distributor, dealer or commission agent please contact us. [more]
UN Three-Wheel Battery Forklift
UN always provides the ultimate solution for a full range of materials handing requirements. The UN line of counterbalance electric forklift trucks feature super maneuverability, acceleration curve memory, regeneration function, and quick battery change. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive Dealers/ Distributors Wanted for Premium Quality Wheels and Tires!
RAEDER-VOGEL®is continuing to expand its worldwide dealer network for its premium quality wheels and castors and is looking for exclusive distributors in sixteen countries.
PHL goes high-tech on customer service
Whether from their office computer, laptop, iPad or iPhone, PHL users now have the ability to create their own proposals using Plant Handling’s huge stock of carefully catalogued and photographed machines - online, fast, easy and professionally displayed. [more]
Lencrow's Forklift Mathematics
In some cases the purchase is the least expensive part of forklift ownership. With the rising price of fuel we should look to see what alternatives have been made in other areas. Lencrow offer a free forklift site cost analysis. [more]
Safety First
Danny Maron: What is proper training?
Danny Maron  welcomes his government's commitment to training, but laments the poor definitions which allow trainers to get away with inferior offerings ... [more]
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage
Century’s unique battery technology keeps your forklift running shift after shift
Bobby's Foods Have Their Cake And Eat It Too
RUYI’s newly design 4-Directional Electric Forklift: Model: CSD05
Manchester University
LiuGong Forklift Americas Announces Grupo Amex SA de C.V. as New Dealer - Northern Mexico
The success of the Kalmar DCG 90-180 continues
Can you sell the unique JCB Teletruk?
UN Three-Wheel Battery Forklift
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive Dealers/ Distributors Wanted for Premium Quality Wheels and Tires!
PHL goes high-tech on customer service
Lencrow's Forklift Mathematics
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In The Discussion Forums
"Guys in UK: we have to stick together. This should not be thought of as left wing reactionism, but a genuine struggle against what is basically another pay cut which will impact family budget.".
wanderer, United Kingdom
"Having looked at the market report for Australian heavy forklift market, I noticed a truck called Vulcan. These are Linde trucks that look to be manufactured in China and then sold under a different brand. I wonder how much impact this will have on Linde big truck sales.".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
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