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Another big materials handling trade show has come and gone. Organisers are hailing CeMAT Asia as a success, and many exhibitors are happy with their participation. But these trade shows are not universally endorsed, and some big names prefer not to take part. Obviously, the wisdom of their position is debatable. Many say that the big players can afford to be absent because their reputations are strong enough. But what does that say about the shows - and about the exhibitors which do participate? It would be interesting to hear what buyers think of the trade shows - and those companies which boycott them. Perhaps someone will be inspired to post something on our Discussion Forums.

Final stage approaches to renew NSW forklift licences Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Only weeks remain for workers in New South Wales to renew their licences to operate forklifts and other high-risk equipment. High-risk work licences are needed to operate a range... [more]
Freight deserves more importance at airports Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Major airports must do more to facilitate the efficient movement of freight, according to the Australian Logistics Council. Speaking at the Australian Airports Association national conference, ALC managing director... [more]
New logistics hub focuses on sustainable operations Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics provider DB Schenker has opened its 16th Australian facility, a warehouse and operations centre in Western Sydney. The new 21,000 sqm centre employs 80 people and caters to... [more]
Planning begins on $1 billion Gateway project Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Leighton Contractors, in conjunction with consortium partners Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E, will begin detailed planning for the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project, after signing an alliance... [more]
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European market demand recovers
BELGIUM The European industrial truck market experienced a strong upturn, with further recovery in demand last year, driven mainly by replacement purchases. According to statistics by the Federation of European... [more]
Nichiyu will manufacture for MHI
JAPAN Nippon Yusoki Co Ltd (Nichiyu) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) have signed a contract manufacturing agreement. Nichiyu president Hideaki Ninomiya says that the forklift manufacturer signed the agreement... [more]
Kalmar RT moves into commercial market
UNITED STATES In an end-market expansion for its project line, military container handling equipment manufacturer Kalmar RT Centre LLC is moving further into the commercial arena. Kalmar, a unit of Cargotec... [more]
Export orders jump for FB Chain
UNITED KINGDOM Hertfordshire-based leaf chain manufacturer FB Chain Ltd has seen a significant increase in its export business. Overseas orders now account for about 40% of FB’s annual turnover, with... [more]
Bolzoni and Meyer partner in Benelux
NETHERLANDS The Benelux region has joined Spain, Finland, Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, the Far East, the UK and Australia in sharing a common marketing strategy after Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer announced last... [more]
Cooper partners Mantsinen
UNITED KINGDOM Cooper Specialised Handling (Cooper SH) is now the exclusive distributor for Mantsinen Group Oy in the UK and Ireland. The distribution partnership covers the sale of the Finnish company’s... [more]
Oshkosh, Icahn continue to battle for control
UNITED STATES JLG parent Oshkosh Corp and activist investor Carl C Icahn are showing no signs of backing away from another battle for shareholder allegiance. The corporation has underscored the benefits... [more]
Regulator fines plant USD9,000 instead of USD19,670
UNITED STATES The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VDLI) reduced penalties by 54.2% for violations at Gourmet Provisions LLC. A tragic forklift fatality occurred on 13 April 2010. The Waynesboro... [more]
CeMAT Asia 2012 ‘the biggest and best’
CHINA EP Equipment Co Ltd says that this year’s CeMAT Asia, held from 19 October to 1 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, was the biggest and best since... [more]
Briggs wants to be carbon neutral
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment is planning to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2040. What's more, the UK forklift supply and service company aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2050,... [more]
Sichelschmidt pioneers protection for Linde Group
GERMANY Global industrial gases giant the Linde Group has ordered 12 bespoke electric pallet trucks which meet Explosion Group II C directives from German specialist manufacturer Sichelschmidt GmbH Material Handling.... [more]
Crane lifts Liftall from lake after inadvertent plunge
UNITED STATES A 1990-era Liftall model HTMS forklift fell into Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford on 6 November, perhaps after brake failure. The operator escaped unharmed. The Mountain View Yacht Club owns... [more]
Forklift challenge adds category for reach trucks
UNITED STATES The Columbia Forklift Challenge in its 2013 iteration will add a course for battery-powered stand-up reach trucks in addition to the layout for propane-powered forklifts. The 2013 challenge takes... [more]
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Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
ZoneSafe is a proximity warning system developed by Avonwood to help prevent collisions between vehicles and personnel working in close proximity to each other. With over 25 years’ experience in developing RFID Technology, Avonwood develops innovative identification solutions to a global client base. [more]
Ruyi Launches Its New Reach Lift Truck
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. continues to innovate with its new 2 ton Reach Truck with a 12 m maximum lift height - fully tested to qualify for CE certification. It is among the most energy-efficient vehicles in the field. [more]
Intelligent Appliance Clamp i-MOVE handles your most complex logistics needs
The Bolzoni Auramo Intelligent Carton & Appliance Clamp i-MOVE Series provides an innovative solution to the white goods handling problems, avoiding all damages to the machines and packaging, allowing for a quick, safe and easy handling of the load. [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]
Maximal will release 13.5t forklift at Bauma China 2012
Maximal will release its 13.5t forklift, with a 900mm load center, at Bauma China 2012 to enlarge its product range and meet various market requirements. This model will also be extended to a 16 ton forklift with 600mm load center. [more]
Nichiyu Wins Good Design Award 2012 for Three-wheeler Counterbalanced Truck
Nichiyu Three-Wheeler Counterbalanced Truck FBT-80 series was given a high assessment by the review board for its usability, coming from the wide and low step, specious legroom and improved forward visibility. [more]
High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [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]
2012 Movimat the most comprehensive of its history
Movimat’s 27th Logistics Expo was held from the 2 - 4 of October at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo. With over 200 exhibitors, MOVIMAT 2012 saw visitation up 18.7% over the previous year to 21,850 professionals from 19 countries. [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, Systems Logic and Orlaco will showcase their solutions. [more]
Long Reach has Competitively-Priced Class II, III, and IV Forks!
Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
Ruyi Launches Its New Reach Lift Truck
Intelligent Appliance Clamp i-MOVE handles your most complex logistics needs
The Truth About Robotics
Maximal will release 13.5t forklift at Bauma China 2012
Nichiyu Wins Good Design Award 2012 for Three-wheeler Counterbalanced Truck
High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
Long Reach Multi - Pallet Handlers
2012 Movimat the most comprehensive of its history
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
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In The Discussion Forums
"The two brands will not be competing against each other it seems , but side by side. Working in partnership with Hyster and Yale enables the Briggs National Account Team to operate using a dual brand industry driven strategy to allow us to compete across all market sectors.".
fork_off, United Kingdom
"I am a small business owner that has a fleet of 10 Forklift trucks and I am thinking about switching insurances providers. I personally think I am paying too much for my insurance coverage and I think I should be receiving discounts on my premium for some of the training my staff has done and safety products that we have implemented into our warehouse operations.".
Big2NA, United States
"The repair man is here but were not making any headway. The issue is the engine stalls shortly after it is started. We replaced the diaphram in the carb. (LP gas) Had a small hole. Even if on a high idle she will stall. It's like we turned off the key switch. Other than this issue the machine runs great! Any ideas?".
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