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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
The short-term rental market has been resilient for some time. If anything, it was boosted by the financial crisis, as potential new forklift buyers deferred their purchases. It has also been a lifeline for the manufacturers, providing a sales channel when others were under pressure.
Reporter Christine Cranney looks at the state of play in an in-depth report this week.
The one question which remains to be answered, however, is whether the hire market will continue to grow as the economy improves and organisations step up their equipment purchases. Is hire here to stay?

RGM Maintenance expands presence in NT and SA Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory Repair and maintenance specialist RGM Maintenance has purchased Cargotec’s load handling service businesses in Darwin and Adelaide. The sale of the Darwin branch is effective from 1 August and... [more]
Accident highlights safety issues Australasia News
Auckland An Auckland-based forklift supplier was fined NZ$44,600 last week after a worker was trapped under a forklift and killed in September last year. The Auckland District Court heard that... [more]
Port establishes centre to improve rail operations
Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Ports is establishing a rail operations and co-ordination centre (ROCC) at Botany Bay to co-ordinate and communicate between the rail operators, stevedores and rail network providers, to improve the... [more]
MLA customises forklift for chemical company Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria MLA Holdings has supplied a specially designed Mitsubishi FD25N forklift to chemicals manufacturer Huntsman. The company’s forklifts are required to meet the Class 1 Zone 1 flame-proofing regulation as... [more]

European economic slowdown affects forklift buyers
Companies have in the past supplemented their forklift fleets using short-term rentals during peak seasons, while some businesses just prefer second-hand to new trucks. However, as Christine Cranney reports, forklift... [more]
UniCarriers to merge by spring
JAPAN The TCM and Nissan Forklift businesses will retain their brand names for now, but both began operating under a new structure on Wednesday, according to Nikkei Report. Hitachi Construction... [more]
Oshkosh, Terex report major quarterly gains
UNITED STATES Financial reports from major equipment manufacturers Oshkosh Corp and Terex Corp showed positive signs for the economy. Oshkosh reports sales for its JLG-branded access equipment segment increased 40.4% to... [more]
JCB agency workers lose jobs
UNITED KINGDOM Agency workers employed by teletruk maker JCB were told they would lose their jobs soon after the company's yearly summer shutdown. According to the Uttoxeter Advertiser, about 200 agency... [more]
Senate caucus, car maker illustrate fuel cell momentum
UNITED STATES Eight US senators are seeking to relaunch a bipartisan fuel cell and hydrogen caucus for development and commercialisation of the related technologies. Meanwhile, Plug Power Inc of Latham, New... [more]
Konecranes supplies RTGs to Lomé terminal
FINLAND Konecranes has received an order for 12 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Lomé, Togo. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of... [more]
GVPS meets growing demand with expansion
UNITED KINGDOM Gloucestershire-based Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists Ltd (GVPS) has opened a new warehouse and national distribution centre to meet increased demand for its range of pallet-wrapping film and machinery solutions.... [more]
Elliott receives “monster of Doosan’s line-up”
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan dealer Genesis has supplied seven new forklifts to modular accommodation systems provider Elliott Group Ltd. Elliott’s site yards, where preparation of a range of portable accommodation takes place,... [more]
Forklift dealer, trainer support college program
UNITED STATES The Danville branch of Hyster-Yale dealer MH Equipment and consultant-trainer Grey & Associates are providing input for Danville Area Community College (DACC)’s classroom and on-site forklift operator training program.... [more]
Free children's safety book - United Kingdom
Expos expect good response - Paris, France
CLARK names top salespeople - Lexington, KY, United States
Capacity boost expected - London, United Kingdom
NCSP upgrades fleet - Novorossiysk, Russia [more]
Movers & Shakers
KION Group, STILL GmbH, Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co Ltd [more]
Forklift blazes draw emergency responders
UNITED STATES Forklifts were involved in fires in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Fort Bragg, California. A blaze on a forklift at Bachman Services Inc required more than five dozen responders from... [more]
Burglars with stolen forklift hit jewelry store
UNITED STATES Burglars stole a forklift from the grounds of the Leroy F Greene Middle School on 16 July and used it to smash in the front wall of the Midamar Jewelers... [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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NSW Forklift licenses need to be checked
If you are a NSW worker with an older high risk work licence you might have to convert or renew it before 31 December 2012. Otherwise your licence will be cancelled and you will need to undergo training and assessment. [more]
Baoli launches new 1.5-1.8t F-Series Internal Combustion Forklift Truck in Europe
KION Baoli’s new F-series IC truck range, with optional Diesel, Gasoline and LPG engines is now available from 1.5-3.5t capacity. One of many key features of this modern, state-of-the-art designed truck, is a reduced turning radius of 2,070mm.
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]
Improved 2-3.5T Maximal 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]
The recently launched BULMOR Qc 30-40 sideloader forklift truck,/b> is the essential proper and professional choice for specialist industry tasks. They provide total versatility where maximum space utilization and safe material handling are essential.aa [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]
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]
NSW Forklift licenses need to be checked
Baoli launches new 1.5-1.8t F-Series Internal Combustion Forklift Truck in Europe
RAEDER-VOGEL®: German Manufacturer of Premium Quality Wheels, Tires, and Castors
Improved 2-3.5T Maximal Models
American Packaging Corporation Chose Seegrid Robots over AGVs
Program available for 13TH Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
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Upcoming Events
1. Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference - MHEDA
Rosemont, IL, United States13th and 14th September 2012     [more]
2. The Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
Brisbane, AustraliaThursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of August 2012     [more]
3. WA Safety Show
Perth, Australia7 - 9 August 2012     [more]
4. Sydney Materials Handling/The Safety Show
Sydney, Australia23 - 25 October 2012     [more]
5. CeMAT Russia
Moscow, Russia25th to 27th September 2012     [more]
6. Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
Uncasville, Connecticut, United States5th to 8th November 2012     [more]
7. International Technical Fair - Plovdiv Fair
Plovdiv, Bulgaria24th to 29th September 2012     [more]
8. PV Guangzhou 2012
Guangzhou, China21st to 23rd August 2012     [more]
9. Logistica 2012
Utrecht, Netherlands13th to 16th November 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"I heard from someone in the forklift trade Interfit where struggling financially. I found Interfit's price's far too high; they where trying to charge us MORE then the forklift manufacturers' list price for supplying wheels for indoor stuff.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
"I get error E 102. Does anybody know this error?".
driver_w, Belgium
"Depending on how the machine gets to your site might also be a factor to take in consideration. There are cheaper ones than I use and you should get something from $100,000. New Omegas start at around $600000.".
finn_r, Australia
Job Vacancies
1. Experienced Forklift Technician - Full time
United States, Elm City, NC[more]
2. New / Used Equipment Salesperson - Full time
United States, Detroit Area, Michigan[more]
3. National Account Customer Service - Full time
United States, Columbus, Indiana[more]
4. Service Manager - Full time
New Zealand, Auckland[more]
5. Road Service Forklift Technician - Full time
United States, Knoxville, TN[more]
6. Parts Lead Person - Full time
United States, Knoxville, TN[more]
7. Material Handler (20120258) - Full time
United States, Allentown, PA 18106 US[more]
8. Truck driver - Full time
United States, Charlotte[more]
9. Aftermarket Sales Rep. - Full time
United States, Greensboro, N.C.[more]
1. Service Engineer - Contract / temp
New Zealand, Field service[more]
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Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
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