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Increasingly, we're hearing about apps being launched for every aspect of business life. Indeed, this week's newsletter includes coverage of Palletforce's new live tracking application.
The rise of the app is not just about accessibility of programming technology, it's also about adoption of smartphones - and their increasingly capability.
The downside, of course, is that we can never really clock off any more. As long as we have our phones with us, we're always on duty - and are never without access to the Internet. The office is never far away now.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Major forklift order for rebranded company Australasia News|
Kewdale, Western Australia United Forklift and Access Solutions has clinched a deal to deliver around 17 forklifts to a major plastics manufacturing company in September this year.
The fleet combination of forklifts,... [more]
|Flinders Ports acquires sole ownership of container terminal Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Private port operator Flinders Ports has acquired full control of the Adelaide container terminal, which handles around 260,000 containers a year.
The deal, announced earlier this week, sees Flinders... [more]
|Nominations open for transport and logistics awards Australasia News|
Gold Coast, Queensland Nominations are open for the 2012 National Transport and Logistics Industry Excellence Awards hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA).
The awards recognise outstanding achievements and... [more]
|Supply chain conference calls for papers Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Supply chain and logistics event Smart Conference & Expo is calling for papers and presentations for Smart 2013 which takes place in Sydney from 26-27 June.
With the... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Nacco spinning off materials handling business|
UNITED STATES Nacco Industries Inc intends to spin off its materials handling business which, at USD2.54 billion, accounted for more than 76% of Nacco’s 2011 sales.
As disclosed in a 28... [more]
|Konecranes acquires assets of Ameratronic Industries|
UNITED STATES A unit of Konecranes Plc acquired the assets of Ameratronic Industries Inc. of Portage on 21 June. Terms were not disclosed.
Konecranes is moving the operation, including five employees,... [more]
|Johnson Taylor opens branch|
SOUTH AFRICA South African forklift supplier Johnson Taylor, which opened its doors in 2004 to market the Rhino Heli forklift range, has opened a branch in Cape Town.
“Sales are up... [more]
|Upstate New York dealer adds Nissan brand|
UNITED STATES Material Handling Products Corp (MHP) is a new authorised distributor for Nissan Forklift Corp serving upstate New York and portions of Vermont.
“We’ve had our eyes on the Nissan... [more]
|Yale dealers reach new heights at airport|
ITALY Italy’s leading airport, Milan Malpensa, and its new cargo-handling partner, Incontro, have appointed Yale dealers Bramieri Srl and ORMIC SpA as their preferred materials handling suppliers during a comprehensive review... [more]
|Vix orders 13 Kalmar forklifts|
BRAZIL Vix Logística SA ordered 13 Kalmar-brand forklifts - nine DCF300 and four DCF420 models - from a unit of Cargotec Oyj.
Deliveries to the Brazilian logistics firm are scheduled... [more]
|Nissan links for training, reports sales gain|
UNITED STATES Nissan Forklift Corp (NFC) is offering two college-sanctioned training classes in its Marengo plant and, separately, has reported a 31% sales gain for fiscal year ended 31 March.
Details for f-cell and Battery+Storage expo
- Stuttgart, Germany
Palletforce develops iPhone app
- Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
TMHE partners with EU-OSHA
- Mjölby, Sweden
Chain maker adds safety video
- Letchworth, United Kingdom [more]
Mitsubishi take on harsh conditions
- Houston, TX, United States
Flexi articulated range expands
- Tipton, United Kingdom
Linde’s facelift for heavy trucks
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Clark Material Handling Company, Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp [more]
|TVH trainees advance to the next round|
BELGIUM Four students who did their work placement with TVH from early February to the end of June have had their project selected for the next round of the Innovation Awards... [more]
|Liebherr awarded honorary doctorate|
SWITZERLAND Isolde Liebherr, vice president of the supervisory board of Liebherr-International AG, the parent company of the Liebherr Group, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD honoris causa) by... [more]
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|Lencrow now covers EP range to 20 tones.|
Lencrow, the Australian dealer for the EP range, have just received the first of three units in the larger EP range. These larger units come with option of engine and transmission, make, size and origin making them world class equipment. [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]
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]
|Maximal improves 2-3.5T models|
Maximal Forklift will release an improved model to replace the current 2-3.5T models in August, 2012. This will greatly improve vehicle safety performance, especially turning performance; provides easy maintenance; simplifies the structure and generally enhances the appearance. [more]
|Balkancar GM - how to globalize and boost your business using local traditions and experience|
Balkancar GM, 100% privately owned company, specialises in the production, maintenance and repair of electromagnets, Reversers, DC electrical motors, Electric panels and installations, Coils and rotors, Repair of all kinds of AC/DC motors up to 400 kV and 0.4 kV. [more]
|American Packaging Corporation Chose Seegrid Robots over AGVs|
Seegrid robots are essential for APC because the facility features multiple eight and ten color rotogravure presses. The robotic pallet trucks transport two printed rolls of work in process from the presses to the slitters weighing 3,000 pounds each. [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]
|RAEDER-VOGEL®: German Manufacturer of Premium Quality Wheels, Tires, and Castors|
Premium quality, flexibility, and the service mentality of our staff and trade partners according to our motto “FOR BETTER WHEELS AND BETTER SERVICE” are the key to global success. [more]
|Doosan Open Golf Sponsorship Brings Rewards|
Doosan will once again be an Official Patron of The Open Championship. This sponsorship forms an important part of Doosan's marketing strategy aimed at enhancing the company’s business relationships whilst building new opportunities and increasing the brand image. [more]
|New way to handle white goods with Bolzoni Auramo I-MOVE|
The Bolzoni Auramo Intelligent Cartons & Appliances Clamp i-MOVE Series provides the solution to the white goods handling problems, avoiding all damages to the machines and packaging, allowing a safe, quick and easy handling of the load in any case of applications. [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]
|Program available for 13TH Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference |
The 13th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference program is now available with an extensive line-up of speakers including Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO, Vice Chief of the Defence Force as keynote speaker and the voice of the GPS, Karen Jacobsen as the Friday morning address. [more]