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While everyone else was lost in the gloom and doom, the industrial truck market just kept on truckin’. As we report this week, orders grew almost 25% last year, with all markets reporting positive movement. Admittedly, the improvement comes after some depressed performance in the preceding years, but the graph is certainly heading in the right direction.
And speaking of past performance, it would be remiss not to note the retirement of Canadian forklift figure Gordon McCutcheon. Gordon is stepping back after more than 41 years in the industry. Indeed, some readers would not yet have been born when he started out. Even his 27-year stint with JH Ryder Machinery Ltd is not to be sneezed at. All the best, Gordon.

New reach stackers delivered to freight forwarder Australasia News
Henderson, Western Australia Equipment specialist Cargotec has delivered four Kalmar DRT450 reach stackers to a major freight and logistics specialist in Australia. The logistics company will use the equipment to handle 20... [more]
Toyota provides forklifts for cold conditions Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has worked closely with one of Australia’s largest food-service distributors, PFD, to help develop a number of forklifts specifically designed for operating in minus 25... [more]
Logistics giant sells refrigerated operations Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Toll Group will sell the interstate linehaul and warehousing operations of Toll Refrigerated (TR) to Rand Refrigerated Logistics for $6.5 million. Owned by Automotive Holdings Group (AHG), Rand is... [more]
Forklift seminar will provide solutions Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland A forklift seminar, to be held in Brisbane on 20 July, will provide attendees with solutions to deal with forklift and traffic management issues. Hosted by the Australian Industry... [more]

World industrial market grew in 2011
GERMANY Orders for industrial trucks worldwide grew 22.7% in 2011, according to the just-released World Industrial Truck Statistics information sheet, giving an overview of figures for last year. On the... [more]
Crown establishes company-owned operation in Brazil
BRAZIL Crown Equipment Corp has opened its first company-owned operation in Brazil. The operation has a showroom and warehouse in a new 3,300 sqm (35,000 sqft.) facility in the Anhanguera... [more]
Cargotec wins German forklift orders
GERMANY Cargotec has won an order for eight reach stackers from Hamburger Container-und-Chassis-Reparatur GmbH (HCCR), the largest empty container-handling operation in Germany. A subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik... [more]
Kalmar gets orders under military program
UNITED STATES A US defence command has ordered a number of RT022 light-capability rough-terrain forklifts (LCRTF) from Cargotec Oyj’s Kalmar centre in Cibolo. Cargotec says total value of the order is... [more]
The best of the UK logistics industry
UNITED KINGDOM Companies and individuals in the UK’s warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) sectors were honoured at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards for Warehousing 2012 ceremony at London’s Dorchester... [more]
Briggs launches academy
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has launched the Briggs Academy to deliver tailored training to all of its employees. Jon Chadwick, who has been appointed the company’s learning and development manager, says... [more]
Contract renewal for Barloworld - Maidenhead, United Kingdom
KION improves debt maturity profile - Wiesbaden, Germany
FEM adopts joint position - Brussels, Belgium [more]
CeMAT enhances 2014 expo
GERMANY CeMAT organiser Deutsche Messe has announced that the next installment of the materials handling expo will feature a broader lineup of themes and a new “cluster approach”, shaped around user... [more]
Forklift breaks sidewalk, plunges into hole
UNITED STATES Federal safety regulars are investigating how a Yale forklift broke through a Springfield concrete sidewalk, plunged backward into an open space and came to rest with its tynes, tilted at... [more]
Gordon McCutcheon concludes 41 years in forklift industry
CANADA Long-time forklift industry figure Gordon McCutcheon bid adieu to the working world via an email in English and French to nearly 160 colleagues, acquaintances and contacts. “On June 29th,... [more]
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GC POWER ships 60 Silver Leopard Series Forklifts to Turkey
GC POWER, are preparing 60 units of the new Silver Leopard series forklifts for delivery to one of largest forklift distributors in Turkey. With its advanced features this series has been proved to be an increasingly successful venture for dealers. [more]
The LiuGong CLG2020-35H family of Class V forklifts
The LiuGong CLG2020-35H family of Class V forklifts deliver world class ergonomics featuring a cushion mounted operator’s compartment and steer axle, tilt steer column, seat side hydraulic controls and available full suspension seats. [more]
Jamco Inc. doubles its size with new facility
In June Jamco Inc. opened the addition of their new facility in Sanford, Florida. This has increased their product offerings and inventory to save their growing U.S. and South American customer’s time and money on shipping and product availability. [more]
High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [more]
Seegrid Robots Increase Facility Safety and Productivity at American Packaging Corporation
Seegrid technology has helped many companies, like American Packaging, deploy driverless, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without a need for wire, tape, laser or other automated guided vehicle guidance systems. [more]
Big Joe expands economy stacker line-up
Big Joe’s new S22 straddle stackers with two-stage masts are now available. With lift heights of either 96” or 116”, the S22 is a perfect fit for retail operations where a basic compact vehicle for pallet stacking is required. [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.
Yale Carolinas, Inc. Signs Long-Term Agreement To Be Local Region’s Exclusive Yale Forklift Dealer
May 30, 2012 - Material handling dealer Yale Carolinas, Inc., announced a three-year extension of their marketing agreement with Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG) to be the sole representative of the Yale brand forklift throughout parts of six southeastern states [more]
Transnet CEO to Deliver Keynote at Breakbulk Africa 2012 Congress
Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition ( May 22-24) in Belgium, will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets. The program features panel and keynote discussions, workshops and networking events targeting the heavy-lift and breakbulk transportation sector. [more]
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GC POWER ships 60 Silver Leopard Series Forklifts to Turkey
The LiuGong CLG2020-35H family of Class V forklifts
Jamco Inc. doubles its size with new facility
High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
Seegrid Robots Increase Facility Safety and Productivity at American Packaging Corporation
Big Joe expands economy stacker line-up
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive Dealers/ Distributors Wanted for Premium Quality Wheels and Tires!
Yale Carolinas, Inc. Signs Long-Term Agreement To Be Local Region’s Exclusive Yale Forklift Dealer
Transnet CEO to Deliver Keynote at Breakbulk Africa 2012 Congress
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"I can see the Hyster brand just being in big trucks over 8,000kg and container handling and Yale looking after the rest. Yale side of the business seems to be on the up-side, with Brigss locking to expand both in US and possibly Europe.".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
"I made a note to myself that "TEU" is no longer the "standard" unit of measure for containers. I must have read it somewhere, but can't remember. Can you cite an authoritative reference for this - if it's true or otherwise shed some light?".
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