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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.
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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.
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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.
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|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|
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|Sichelschmidt pioneers protection for Linde Group|
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|Crane lifts Liftall from lake after inadvertent plunge|
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|Forklift challenge adds category for reach trucks|
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The 2013 challenge takes... [more]
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|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|
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|The Truth About Robotics|
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|Maximal will release 13.5t forklift at Bauma China 2012|
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|Nichiyu Wins Good Design Award 2012 for Three-wheeler Counterbalanced Truck|
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|2012 Movimat the most comprehensive of its history|
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|PROMAT 2013 Exhibition|
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