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Our report last week about a Spanish team taking out the Stapler Cup to claim world dominance in forklift performance has ruffled a few feathers across the Atlantic. It seems organisers of some of the US forklift rodeos are not prepared to accept the “world champion” title bestowed in Europe and are calling for a true global contest. Readers may remember that Dick Higgins, the force behind the US Open Forklift Rodeo was working on attracting more international competitors to his Springfield event before his untimely demise.  The idea is still a good one, and the gauntlet has now been thrown down: let’s see if any group or individual is able to pick up where the process left off. We at would be more than happy to promote the event and help in any way. Any offers?

Australia Post invests heavily in logistics network Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Australia Post plans to invest more than AUD2 billion to transform its national logistics network. CEO Ahmed Fahour says it is the single largest investment in the network in... [more]
Global logistics giant buys Australian freight forwarder Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria International logistics provider Damco, part of the AP Moller-Maersk Group, has bought Australian freight forwarder Pacific Network Global Logistics. The acquisition will strengthen Damco’s forwarding capabilities in Australia, Hong... [more]
Record trade year for Melbourne port Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Port of Melbourne recorded increases across all cargo types in 2011/12 leading to a record overall throughput of 87 million revenue tonnes and an underlying profit of AUD59.2 million.... [more]
SCLAA offers scholarship for supply chain course Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The Queensland division of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in conjunction with the UQ Business School, is calling for nominations for its 2012 supply chain and... [more]

Icahn bids for Oshkosh; CNH rebuffs Fiat entreaty
UNITED STATES Activist investor Carl Icahn intends to make an unsolicited bid for JLG parent firm Oshkosh Corp that values the company at almost USD3 billion and, again, nominate his own directors... [more]
Associations unite on market surveillance
BELGIUM Industry associations, including the European Materials Handling Federation (FEM), have welcomed the European Commission’s acknowledgment of the importance of effective market surveillance to support the European Union (EU) machinery industry.... [more]
Swedish restructure affects more than 100 employees
FINLAND Cargotec this week started negotiating with staff who could potentially be impacted by its plan to centralise its reach stacker and empty container handler production in Poland. Reach stackers... [more]
Clark buys EverGreen Electric Vehicles
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co has bought EverGreen Electric Vehicles LLC as a complement to its existing product lines. Terms were not disclosed. Dennis Lawrence, president and CEO of... [more]
Atlantic Machinery distributes for Sany in North America
UNITED STATES Atlantic Machinery & Equipment Inc is the second North American dealer to distribute Sany reach stackers and empty container handlers for port, rail and intermodal cargo uses. Richmond, Virginia-based... [more]
STILL and Mateco expand product offering
GERMANY STILL GmbH, of Hamburg, has signed a partnership agreement with mateco AG, from Stuttgart, to complement each other’s rental equipment ranges. The electric forklift manufacturer and work platform rental... [more]
Barloworld SCS reassures customers - Solihull, United Kingdom
INCJ invests in Transphorm - Tokyo, Japan
Palm wins Universum award - Stockholm, Sweden
New website fast and ‘glocal’ - Barcelona, Spain [more]
Linde customises financial services for Russia; expands in Italy
Linde Material Handling (Linde MH) has introduced its financial services plan to the Russian market for the first time at the CeMAT Russian trade show in Moscow this month.... [more]
Auto maker gets refueling system for hydrogen power
UNITED STATES Installing hydrogen refueling infrastructure from Air Products & Chemicals Inc is enabling an automotive maker to fully utilise fuel-cell-converted materials handling equipment. Mercedes-Benz US International, in Tuscaloosa, purchased 72... [more]
Safety alert before Christmas rush
UNITED KINGDOM The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified loading and unloading goods as the highest risk activity commonly conducted in the UK, accounting for up to 30% of workplace transport... [more]
The Customiser gives forklift a facelift
UNITED KINGDOM When it needed a forklift, vehicle customisation specialist The Customiser, took a 1980s Lansing Bagnall forklift and gave it a makeover. Company owner Ian Laidler says The Customiser can... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, Briggs Equipment, FleetNet America Inc [more]
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At PHL’s conveniently located UK warehouse showroom. Newly refurbished to the highest standard and ready to view.

SMV are known world-over for their build quality and reliability. A super strong box-type chassis supported with lateral stress bracing; high-torsional strength frame, designed to last. PHL is the UK’s highly respected supplier of used forklift trucks to the worldwide trade.
Features include:
. 6-cylinder Scania turbo-charged diesel engine  . Heavy duty powershift transmission
. Oil-cooled wet disc brakes  . Freelift masts of 3.6-5.5m
. Integral positioner & sideshift  . 2.8m forks  . Air conditioned cabin

Contact PHL for further information, specification and prices!

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UN Reach Trucks
UN reach trucks have 30 years’ development history. It compromises advanced international technologies and design ideas, taking ergonomic as guiding principle and adopting excellent design. Our trucks are known for their comfortable operation, safe driving, effectiveness and easy maintenance. [more]
TVH presents MyTotalSource
With TVH’s new user-friendly MyTotalSource webshop, customers can log in from anywhere and from almost any platform to place orders; check prices and availability; identify parts and consult TVH’s catalogue. In addition to these capabilities, there’s also an after- sales module. [more]
Discharge Testing Solutions for Forklift Batteries
Eagle Eye Power Solution’s LB-Series is the industry leader in smart load testing. The motive power-specific LB-24/36/48-300 Load Bank comes standard with wireless monitoring, are portable, safe, environmentally-friendly, and are the most reliable way to measure battery capacity. [more]
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. at the 112th Canton Fair and Cemat Asia this Month
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. a leading manufacturer of forklifts, including electric trucks, electric stackers, explosion-proof products, hand pallet trucks, load binders and other electric and mechanical products for export, are exhibiting at the 112th Canton Fair and Cemat Asia. [more]
Bremco Metal Products confidently offers a Money-Bank Guarantee!
Bremco’s range of services provides first-rate manufacturing for your needs at the most competitive prices. We can custom design steel and aluminium products to your requirements and offer certification services for the finished goods, all processed in our Brisbane workshop. [more]
The Battery Show, America’s biggest battery exhibition will take place in Novi Detroit
The third edition of The Battery Show, will be hosted in Novi, Detroit 13-15 November 2012. Co-locating will be Charging Infrastructure Expo, the world’s only free-to-attend conference focused on the purchase, installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations. [more]
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Upcoming Events
1. The Battery Show 2012
MICHIGAN, United StatesNOVEMBER 13, 14, 15 2012     [more]
2. BAUMA China 2012
Shanghai, China27th to 30th November 2012     [more]
3. Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
Uncasville, Connecticut, United States5th to 8th November 2012     [more]
4. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
5. Sydney Materials Handling/The Safety Show
Sydney, Australia23 - 25 October 2012     [more]
6. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
7. CeMAT Asia
Shanghai, China29th October to 1st November     [more]
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Chicago, United States28th to 31st October 2012     [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"I've read somewhere that the popular European brands are more electronically advanced than their American counterparts. This would effect downtime & repair costs- this could be a possible reason.".
bbforks, United States
"Does anyone have any experience with HMC diesel engines? How durable are they? They are EURO III engines. Are the electronics giving issues ? any details will be appreciated.".
roma_f, Qatar
"Articulated trucks are great but don't fall for the B.S. A 1600mm aisle might be theoretically possible using sideshift and a bit of shunting but you are better to go for wider aisle for better efficiency and a truck that has the right shape like the Flexi which has no corners to hit the racking.".
chris_n, United Kingdom
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9. Field Technician - Full time
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United Kingdom, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire[more]
11. Territory Sales Person - Full time
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12. Forklift Repair Tech - Full time
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20. Service Engineer - Full time
United Kingdom, West Midlands[more]
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22. Design Engineer - New Product Development - Full time
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23. Material Handling Equipment Technician - Full time
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24. Road Service Technician - Full time
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27. Truck Driver - Part time
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1. Manager/Supervisor - Full time
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Editorial Calendar 2011
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Spare Parts
Industry Overview 2010
North American Materials Handling Industry
Forklift Technology Trends
Accessories and Cabin Options
Forklift Rental and Financing
AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
Rough Terrain Forklifts
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