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Maybe our recent commentaries about the business environment were premature - or maybe the materials handling sector is just more resilient than other industries.
While equipment orders grow, the International Monetary Fund is warning that the global economy looks weaker than three months ago. The IMF points its finger at the European woes, but it also has a watchful eye on the USA, where the threat of government spending cuts and increased taxes could further dent any recovery.
But as long as people have stuff to move, forklifts should get through whatever lies ahead.
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|Forklift opportunities for Indigenous Australians Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Job opportunities are being created for Indigenous Australians through logistics specialist Linfox’s Indigenous Employment Program (IEP).
The company, which launched the program two years ago, has since recruited some... [more]
|AAL Hyster supplies new reach stacker to chemical company Australasia News|
Mt Isa, Queensland Chemicals producer Coogee Chemicals has chosen a Hyster RS45-31CH reach stacker to solve a challenge it had with handling chemicals.
Supplied by Adaptalift Hyster, the reach stacker will be... [more]
|Nominations open for freight industry awards Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Nominations for the 23rd annual Australian Freight Industry Awards have opened, with Victorian Transport Association (VTA) chief executive Philip Lovel urging companies to get involved.
“I strongly encourage companies... [more]
|Asciano announces major expansion project for terminal Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Asciano has announced a capital investment program to comprehensively redevelop and expand its container terminal at Port Botany in Sydney, New South Wales.
This will include investing $348... [more]
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|LiftOne to succeed KMH for Yale in Tennessee|
UNITED STATES LiftOne LLC is replacing KMH Systems Inc as an authorised dealer for Yale materials handling equipment in the Tennessee market and purchasing certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from... [more]
|Total Fleet Solutions gets a new equity owner|
UNITED STATES CI Capital Partners LLC in partnership with management acquired Total Fleet Solutions LLC (TFS) primarily from Southfield Capital Partners on 5 July. Terms were not disclosed.
Holland-based TFS provides... [more]
|Briggs secures Royal Mail Group contract|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has secured a multi-million pound contract to become the national materials handling equipment supplier to the Royal Mail Group.
Overcoming stiff competition, the Yale forklift distributor will... [more]
|Clark appoints Southeast Industrial Equipment|
UNITED STATES Southeast Industrial Equipment Inc (SIE) has added Clark Material Handling Co lines to its offerings at seven locations in the south-east.
Clark called the Thorne family’s SIE a “regional... [more]
|Young forklift business thrives in export market|
UNITED KINGDOM Despite starting up during tough economic conditions, UK-based The Fork Lift Company is finding success through listening to customers, being flexible and looking at new markets.
Established in 2008,... [more]
|Nexen’s first forklifts roll off UK line|
UNITED KINGDOM Nexen has started a new era of UK production as the first of its forklifts manufactured at its European headquarters roll off the production line this month.
The British... [more]
|Konecranes’ first RTG order from CSX|
FINLAND Konecranes has received an order for three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. This is Konecranes’ first RTG delivery to CSX.... [more]
|Dealer celebrates 60th anniversary with new premises|
GERMANY Yale dealer Appenfelder GmbH has celebrated its 60th anniversary with the official opening of its new 12,000 sqm (129,167 sqft.) premises in Wiehl-Marienhagen, 40 km (25 mi.) east of Cologne.... [more]
New twistlock claims safety advantage
- Helsinki, Finland
Linde launches container version of forklifts
- Aschaffenburg, Germany
Jungheinrich's new stacker
- Hamburg, Germany
Rack Nets 'changes the face of racking design'
- Warrington, United Kingdom [more]
|Deutsche Messe rebuilds halls and expands business|
GERMANY Deutsche Messe AG will invest millions in expanding and developing the Hannover Exhibition Centre.
During a meeting in Hannover last month, the supervisory board approved capital spending of... [more]
|Revised standard set for driverless and manned vehicles|
UNITED STATES A standards organisation has approved a revised guide to safety requirements for system suppliers of driverless automatic guided industrial vehicles and the automated functions of manned industrial vehicles.
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|Cascade’s Tyre Handler Makes Changing Oversize Tyres Safe and Efficient |
With leading-edge design and safety features Cascade's Tyre Handler emerges as the perfect product for the challenging task of handling all your over-sized tyre needs. Automatic Fall Back Arms is just one of the many safety features that sets Cascade apart. [more]
|Damage free paper roll handling: not just a question of paper roll clamps!|
Bolzoni Auramo, well known for its expertise in paper handling equipment, has developed a special program for paper roll handling - the ROLL CARE SYSTEM. Damage Reduction Tools are just one of the many great features of these paper roll clamps. [more]
|European Handling Equipment is the UK’s sole distributor for V. Mariotti|
European Handling Equipment can offer you details on Bespoke Handling Solutions. Whether it’s a special lift height on a pedestrian stacker or a 15000Kg Burden Carrier, we have the ability to design, test and manufacture to client requirements. [more]
|Zowell Launches New Electric Tow Tractor 6Tons |
Zowell introduces a new tow tractor with 6 ton capacity, an ideal choice for applications requiring the rapid and efficient transfer of multiple trailer loads in various industrial and commercial applications as well as specialised repair workshop duties.
|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]
|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]
|10th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Summit |
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Queensland Division, will be holding their tenth consecutive SCL Summit at the 2012 Queensland SCL Conference on Thursday the 23rd of August, themed ‘The 5 Challenges to Supply Chain management’. [more]
|RUYI’s unique design meets market demands|
Recognising different market demands, Ruyi has designed two types of electric stackers. A Full Electric Stacker for the European market and an Electric Straddle Stacker (with adjustable forks) for the American Market, both having a number of great features. [more]
|Taking the legwork out of pedestrian pallet handling|
Cat® Lift Trucks has upgraded its range of pedestrian pallet trucks with three new models which are designed with a careful blend of power and performance to give end users the best possible productivity at the lowest possible whole-life cost. [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]
|New EP AC Reach Trucks|
EP launches the new CQD series AC reach truck with competitive performance, superior quality and very attractive pricing. These Trucks have excellent accelerating, lifting and braking performance and have improved reliability and reduced maintenance requirements by using intelligence technology. [more]