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It’s hard for any media to compete with the interest generated by the Olympic games, but maybe it’s not such a bad thing to be distracted from the tough economic times and challenging business environment at the moment. It obviously also helps when your nation is doing well in the medals tally.
There is, of course, a serious side to the games, and those in the materials handling industry can take some pride in the role their equipment played in helping prepare the venues and in moving supplies around during the events.
Sure, this may not have the gravitas of an international forklift competition, but I’m sure many readers are glued to their TVs and will remain so for another week. If you’re in that camp, enjoy the games. If not, remember, the world will be back to normal in a short while.

Lencrow secures new partner in WA Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia WA Fork Trucks, part of WA Lifting Equipment, has joined forces with Lencrow Materials Handling to support its EP brand of equipment sales and service in Western Australia. Lencrow... [more]
Intermodal freight terminal sold in Alice Springs Australasia News
Alice Springs, Northern Territory Global rail operator Genesee and Wyoming has purchased the intermodal freight terminal in Alice Springs from Asciano through its subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA). Previously, GWA had leased the... [more]
Linde provides forklift fleet to Volvo Australasia News
Wacol, Queensland Linde Material Handling has provided a new fleet of forklifts to the Volvo truck production facility at Wacol, Queensland. The company, which produces prime movers for brands Volvo and... [more]
Linfox expands logistics services with food manufacturer Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics specialist Linfox, which provides warehousing for food manufacturer Simplot at its Somerton site in Victoria, is expanding its services to the company in other states. “Simplot recently awarded... [more]

Manitex delivers quarterly results ahead of plan
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc reports sales rose 41.6%, profits were up more than 124% and backlog jumped 195.1% for the quarter ended 30 June versus the 2011 comparable period. David... [more]
Serious forklift accidents are rising
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is warning that after two years of decline, forklift accidents are once again on the rise. Latest figures from the Health & Safety... [more]
Roadster put to extended tests at Fraport
GERMANY It is the only truck of its kind in the world and, since the middle of this year, a prototype has been operating at Fraport Cargo Services GmbH at Frankfurt... [more]
Briggs invests in technology and forklift fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has invested in technology to ensure smooth transport and logistics operations for its customers' materials handling fleets. The exclusive dealer of Yale Europe Materials Handling products in... [more]
Reach truck design garners award for Crown
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has won a gold 2012 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for its RM 6000S reach truck with a single-column MonoLift-brand mast design. The recognition in the... [more]
Nexen is sole supplier for Sainsbury’s
UNITED KINGDOM Nexen Lift Trucks has been appointed the sole supplier for the Sainsbury’s distribution operation at the Port of Felixstowe. The UK forklift supplier will work with BAP Group Ltd,... [more]
Briggs delivers Yale forklifts for cold storage warehouse
UNITED STATES In rebounding from major hurricane damage, a cold storage company now operates 33 Yale-brand electric forklifts that it obtained in June through dealership Briggs Equipment. With 18 units for... [more]
Ambassador expands with dealership
UNITED KINGDOM Ambassador Lift Trucks is adding a third dealership to its portfolio. From August, the Witham, Essex-based business will be the official regional dealer for Clark Material Handling, extending the... [more]
Nine events recognise half century for Wolter Group
UNITED STATES Half-century celebrations will continue into November for employees and customers of operations of Brookfield-based Wolter Group LLC. Businesses of the holding company include Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp, Illinois... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Columbus McKinnon Corp, Toyota Material Handling USA Inc [more]
Profile: Jamie Williams-Hudson, Linde Forklift Apprentice
UNITED KINGDOM Jamie Williams-Hudson from Newton Aycliffe enjoys mountain biking, playing his guitar and soccer. When he's not participating in these pursuits, the 19-year-old is working towards his career goal of becoming... [more]
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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]
Century’s unique battery technology keeps your forklift running shift after shift
Century Yuasa Batteries offers batteries for all your materials handling equipment, from forklifts to scissor lifts, even industrial scrubbers. Their long life and ability to run smoothly will virtually eliminate down time. [more]
When Heartbeat Manufacturing acquired a new warehouse, they once again turned to Bendi
Bendi articulated forklift trucks combine the versatility and speed of a counterbalance truck, the high lifting capacity of a reach truck and the aisle performance of a VNA truck. [more]
DOOSAN Euro Reach Truck: More Details Unveiled
Doosan’s latest warehouse truck, the 7 Series reach truck, offers an unbeatable combination of high productivity, advanced safety features, sophisticated ergonomic controls, maximum operator comfort and the latest technology, making it the best value Reach Truck on the market. [more]
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage
Standard Tyres Ltd of Brazil is set to replicate the success it has had at home in the overseas arena. In addition to supplying to a thriving domestic market, the company will export its products through the newly created International Division. [more]
Doosan holds 2012 1st Half Review Meeting & Parts Centre Opening
On the 11th of July Doosan Industrial Vehicle held the opening ceremony for the Incheon parts centre. This new facility is another milestone in their development as they continue to fulfil customer expectations by delivering good service and rapid response.    
Seegrid Robots Increase Facility Safety and Productivity at American Packaging Corporation
Century’s unique battery technology keeps your forklift running shift after shift
When Heartbeat Manufacturing acquired a new warehouse, they once again turned to Bendi
DOOSAN Euro Reach Truck: More Details Unveiled
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer Enters World Stage
Doosan holds 2012 1st Half Review Meeting & Parts Centre Opening
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