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There are a couple of interesting predictions about the future of the industry in this week’s newsletter. On the one hand, Jungheinrich is tipping a 2% sales fall this year, after a 3% slide in global first-half sales.
Western European sales fell 9%, and at the other extreme, the North American market grew by 9%.
Meanwhile, another survey expects global demand for materials handling products to climb 4% annually until 2016. But even there, the predictions are for uneven performance. The World Material Handling Products study sees automated conveyors and automated guided vehicles as the major growth areas.

Strong demand for warehousing and logistics space Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Property specialist Goodman Group has seen a growing demand for logistics space in the first half of 2012. The company says around 97,000 sqm of new development projects were... [more]
New advisory council on freight formed in NSW Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A new freight advisory council has been established in New South Wales to provide expert advice to the Minister for Roads and Ports, and Transport for NSW on strategic issues... [more]
Submissions open for supply chain and logistics awards Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Submissions are now open for the supply chain industry’s longest-running national awards program. The 2012 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, presented by the Supply Chain and Logistics... [more]
Major contract awarded for new container terminal Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Ports operator Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has awarded Laing O’Rourke the civil works contract for the new Port Botany Terminal 3. Laing O’Rourke will construct a $150 million civil... [more]

Forklift sales grow, automated handling equipment unchanged
While UK forklift sales have continued to recover following the market decline in 2009, the automated handling equipment market has not been as resilient. According to Jungheinrich UK Ltd,... [more]
Materials handling market forecast to grow
UNITED STATES Global demand for materials handling products is forecast to climb 4% annually through 2016 to USD123.6 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The World... [more]
Clark sues Toyota after dealer terminates relationship
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co has sued major competitor Toyota, claiming it “pressured, coerced and intimidated (Southeast Industrial Equipment Inc) . into ending its relationship with Clark”. A request to... [more]
SME Forklifts becomes dealer for LiuGong line
MEXICO SME Forklifts SA de CV has begun representing the LiuGong brand as an authorised dealership in México City and the State of México. “Our core business at SME... [more]
Toyota clarifies Thorough Examination
UNITED KINGDOM Toyota Material Handling UK (TMHUK) is launching a campaign to boost awareness about the legislation concerning Thorough Examination (TE) and providing guidance to ensure its customers’ equipment stays safe and... [more]
EnerSys buys remainder of joint venture in Germany
UNITED STATES Industrial stored energy specialist EnerSys has completed acquisition of the minority joint-venture interest of a Lithium Technology Corp unit in Nordhausen, Germany. EnerSys and Lithium subsidiary GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH... [more]
Case introduces two rough-terrain H Series forklifts
UNITED STATES The Racine-based Case Construction Equipment segment of CNH Global NV has added two rough-terrain H Series forklift models that it manufactures in Burlington, Iowa. “The new Case H Series... [more]
APEX meets site’s needs with Doosan forklifts
UNITED KINGDOM Racking and shelving manufacturer APEX Linvar has turned to Doosan Forklift to ensure its UK manufacturing site operates at peak levels. For APEX, the six new 2 T capacity,... [more]
Bauma Conexpo show nearly full - Mumbai, India
Konecranes in “World’s Greatest!...” TV series - Delray Beach, FL, United States
Intermodal Europe registration opens - Amsterdam, The Netherlands [more]
UKWA awards given to nine winners
UNITED KINGDOM Companies and individuals in the warehousing and third party logistics (3PL) sectors were rewarded for their excellence at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) annual awards for Warehousing 2012 ceremony... [more]
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Emerging markets set to reshape Middle East container trade and supply chain dynamics
MILAHA, NYK Line, Maersk Line, Gulftainer, Kuehne + Nagel and Transnet Port Terminals among latest industry leaders confirmed to speak at TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East event about global container seafreight and supply chain challenges. [more]
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"Highly doubt Briggs would buy Hyster and Yale. Hyster and Yale are still under the NACCO umbrella. If you read the article carefully, they state that Hyster and Yale make up 78 percent of their sales and 79 percent of their profit. ".
Partsguy5, United States
"Are Jungheinrich talking to Hangcha in China about the supply of IC engine trucks? Mitsubishi closing their plant in the Netherlands leaves Jungheinrich with a power train supply problem. Will they now look once again at buying out NBS in the UK ?".
millreef, United Kingdom
"If you find yourself being told by an equipment dealer that your equipment will not be warrantied if someone else performs the maintenance on the equipment in question, then ask them what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about it. There is no particular regulation on forklifts, but I'm sure the same business ethics apply to the Material Handling Industry as to the person buying a $40,000 car.".
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