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Our thoughts go out to those affected by Superstorm Sandy which struck the east coast of the United States earlier this week.
It will clearly take some time to return to normal in affected areas - something we at’s head office know only too well after the devastating floods that hit Brisbane last year.
No doubt, a number of forklift businesses will be affected by the devastation - and we feel for those who have lost property and possessions. But one thing is for sure: the materials handling industry will be among the first to offer a helping hand. And forklifts will, as usual, be at the forefront of the recovery operations.
We wish all our affected readers all the best in these tough times.

Terex leader wins award from crane association Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Danny Black, general manager of Terex Cranes, has been recognised for his long-term outstanding engineering achievements and contributions to the Australian crane industry. The Crane Industry Council of Australia... [more]
Logistics forum to chart future for freight industry Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) forum for 2013 will be held at the MCG in Melbourne from 12-14 March 2013. Industry leaders and government will gather to review... [more]
Leighton wins multi-million contract in NT Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory Construction giant Leighton has been awarded a $126 million contract by JKC Australia LNG for one of the building packages at the Ichthys LNG Project onshore facilities operations complex in... [more]
Funding available for transport and logistics industry Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Enterprises and associations within the transport and logistics sector are encouraged to identify their current and future business and workforce development needs to determine whether they can be supported for... [more]

Terex, Oshkosh report sales gains; Oshkosh opposes new Icahn effort
UNITED STATES Genie parent firm Terex Corp and JLG parent Oshkosh Corp report higher access equipment sales for their respective quarters ended 30 September. Meanwhile, the Oshkosh board of directors is... [more]
JCB invests millions in India
INDIA JCB will expand production in India through a GBP62 million (USD99.7 million) investment in a new construction equipment plant on a 70 ac. (28 ha) site in Jaipur, Rajasthan.... [more]
New Samuk owners partner with Maximal
UNITED KINGDOM A new company headed by UK forklift industry veterans David Cooper and Tony Rooney wants to inject new life into the Samuk forklift brand that it has just purchased.... [more]
Blue Giant adds products, prepares for celebration
CANADA Dock-leveler and hand-pallet manufacturer Blue Giant Equipment Co will soon celebrate its five-decade milestone. Product line additions and technology developments have moved Canada-based Blue Giant forward. In 2011,... [more]
Survey: driving down costs is biggest challenge
UNITED STATES A Crown Equipment Corp survey finds that 71% of respondents say driving down costs is the biggest materials handling challenge facing their organisation. Of 556 respondents, 86% believe that... [more]
Konecranes celebrates major milestones
SWEDEN Konecranes last week celebrated two major milestones at its main premises in Sweden. The first was the delivery of its 4,000th forklift, a reach stacker for laden container... [more]
FLTA pleased with challenge participation
UNITED KINGDOM Hundreds of UK firms joined the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Go for Gold Challenge during the National Fork Lift Safety Week last month. With at least one worker... [more]
Jungheinrich gets CILT Award - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
APEX switches to Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
TICO system has good design - Tokyo, Japan
Palletforce system hits 2 million milestone - Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom [more]
Product News
TMHE launches new truck and SpotMe - Brussels, Belgium
New Linde trucks are greener - Aschaffenburg, Germany [more]
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HANGCHA Holds 2nd Global Dealer Conference
With the theme of ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM, Hangcha held their second Global Dealers Conference at their factory, which included the complete forklift assembly process. Visitors also got a first glimpse of the CNAS and National Laboratory approved Testing Center. [more]
The Truth About Robotics
Seegrid brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into unmanned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser, or other costly automated guided vehicle guidance systems. [more]
Aisle-Master branches out
Since the Aisle-Master articulated range was launched it has enabled thousands of warehousing operations around the world to optimise space utilisation in their facilities. Depending on the size of a depot, it can enable two or three extra aisles to be added. [more]
Checklist devices for equipment------eliminate big hassles for big fleets!
KEYTROLLER LCD devices automate your daily checklist and wirelessly transmit the data to software on your server. Now for the first time you have accountability for your operators that they are properly completing the checklist. [more]
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
ProMat 2013 will be the largest international material handling, supply chain and logistics show and conference held in North America. Over 700 exhibitors, including Keytroller, TVH Americas, Clark and systems Logic are expected to showcase their solutions. [more]
Long Reach Multi - Pallet Handlers
Increase productivity and reduce cost with a Long Reach multi-pallet handler. For durable and versatile design, with easy installation, great service and value and no-fuss maintenance choose the Long Reach. [more]
Allied Systems has Competitively-Priced Class II, III, and IV Forks!
HANGCHA Holds 2nd Global Dealer Conference
The Truth About Robotics
Aisle-Master branches out
Checklist devices for equipment------eliminate big hassles for big fleets!
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
Long Reach Multi - Pallet Handlers
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Featured Businesses
All Lift Hire Pty Ltd
Hallam, Melbourne, Victoria - Australia  [more]
Forkquip (Qld) Pty Ltd
Underwood, Brisbane, Queensland - Australia  [more]
Shanghai ShangLi Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Shanghai,201801, China  [more]
Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Co., Ltd.
Hangzhou, China  [more]
Intermodal Equipment Exchange, Inc. (IEE)
Wilmington, North Carolina - United States  [more]
Cascade Corporation (World HQ)
Portland, Oregon - United States  [more]
BS Forklifts International B.V.
Raamsdonkveer, Netherlands  [more]
Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd
Great Bridge, Tipton, West Midlands - United Kingdom  [more]
Upcoming Events
1. Myanmar Logistics & Transport Summit
Yangon, Myanmar9-10 May 2013     [more]
2. The Battery Show 2012
MICHIGAN, United StatesNOVEMBER 13, 14, 15 2012     [more]
3. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
4. Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
Uncasville, Connecticut, United States5th to 8th November 2012     [more]
5. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
6. CeMAT Asia
Shanghai, China29th October to 1st November     [more]
7. 7th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Manila, Philippines30th and 31st January 2013     [more]
8. MODEX 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, United States17th to 20th March 2014     [more]
Delhi, India21st to 24th November 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"In the US, Clark used to hold the #1 position for market share. Then Toyota came along & took top honors. My question is: what did Clark do lose the #1 position and what did Toyota do to earn it?".
bbforks, United States
"I'm planning a "drive it like you own it" campaign at work. Is there anywhere I can access examples of flt driving competitions/flt rodeos?".
ewan_d, United Kingdom
"We will, as always, have the optio to quote Cascade or Bolzoni, but with dealers knowing who owns Cascade, they might lean towards the Bolzoni product rather than support a competitor.".
Gordo, Canada
Job Vacancies
1. OEM- Inside Sales Coordinator - Full time
United States, Lexington[more]
2. OEM- Project Engineer - Full time
United States, Lexington[more]
3. Forklift Technician - Full time
United States, Gardena[more]
4. Dispatcher - Full time
United States, Atlanta[more]
5. Field Service Mechanic - Full time
United States, Cibolo[more]
6. Sales - Full time
United States, Memphis[more]
7. Technician - Full time
United States, Memphis[more]
8. Manager Application Engg & Customer Support - Full time
India, PUne[more]
9. Site Technician - Full time
United Kingdom, Dagenham, Essex[more]
10. Site Technician - Full time
United Kingdom, Reading, Berkshire[more]
11. Field Sales Person - Full time
United Kingdom, Watford, Hertfordshire[more]
12. Shipping and Receiving Associate (20120354) - Full time
United States, Ooltewah, TN[more]
1. Customer Sales and Service, Forklift Sales, Forklift Operator Certification - Full time
United States, USA/Mexico- Completely Mobile[more]
2. Local Export Sales or Dealer Development Manager-Latin America - Full time
United States, Florida[more]
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