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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?
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|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]
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|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]
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- 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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|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]
|BULMOR’S QC RANGE RISES TO THE TASKS |
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]