Contact the Forkliftaction team
We are currently researching a story on less-than-reputable equipment exporters who take customers’ money and then fail to deliver the goods. And when you’re talking about forklifts, there are obviously big sums of money involved.
There are a few lessons here. Firstly, if it seems too good to be true, then it’s probably not. You get what you pay for - if you’re lucky. Secondly, there’s a lot to be said for buying from reputable dealers, especially when they’re local.
If you’ve been burned in an export scam, please let us know using the contact tab above. We won’t be able to get your money back, but we will be able to alert others to the dangers.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Forklift safety under focus at freight forwarders Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia Forklift safety is among freight forwarder-specific issues WorkSafe WA will focus on during an inspection program aimed at making workplaces safer.
WorkSafe director Joe Attard says the inspections aim... [more]
|Tasmanian industry leaders form freight team Australasia News|
Hobart, Tasmania A Freight Logistics Co-ordination Team, consisting of industry leaders, has been formed to tackle Tasmania’s long-term freight challenges.
Infrastructure Minister David O'Byrne says:"These experienced industry figures understand freight logistics.... [more]
|New distribution centre to be built for wine logistics Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia A new national distribution centre will be built in Penfield, Adelaide, through a joint venture between Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and logistics provider Trebuchet Logistics.
The agreement will see... [more]
|Logistics award winners announced Australasia News|
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has announced the winners of the 2012 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.
. Big W Hoxton... [more]
|Publish your brief here|
|Gain WHOLESALE ACCESS to Forkliftaction’s Marketplace|
More & more Australian dealers find buyers for their used stock on Forkliftaction’s Marketplace. It makes sense because Forkliftaction.com has established itself as the biggest online news and business service for materials handling.
Representatives from over 3,000 Australian companies operating forklifts and forklift fleets have subscribed to Forkliftaction and visit regularly.
Gain WHOLESALE ACCESS to Forkliftaction’s Marketplace and:
. find buyers for your used forklifts
. buy and sell used stock at exclusive wholesale prices
. profile your company to a focused business audience
. grow your business
Contact Yvette for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRY IT TODAY AND SEE IT WORK FOR YOU!
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|KION Group continues globalisation strategy|
GERMANY The KION Group says it exploited its strong global position and continued growing in the first nine months of 2012, with the total value of its orders jumping 0.6% from... [more]
|Hyundai and Cummins break ground for new JV|
KOREA, SOUTH Hyundai Cummins Engine Company, a joint-venture construction equipment engine company owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Cummins, broke ground last week in Daegu, South Korea.
The ground-breaking ceremony at... [more]
|Manitex boosts sales, places on Forbes list|
UNITED STATES Boom truck demand from the energy and power line construction sectors drove Manitex International Inc sales growth for the third quarter ended 30 September.
Customers in the sectors... [more]
|Santana Equipment pursues expansion strategy|
UNITED STATES Santana Equipment Trading Co, historically a forklift wholesaler with US mid-west roots, is pursuing an expansion strategy and advancing in the retail market.
President and founder Eric Davidson decided... [more]
|Army extends JLG contract to refurbish equipment|
UNITED STATES A US Army command has extended a contract with JLG Industries Inc to reset equipment deployed in Afghanistan.
JLG manufactures aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers and is... [more]
|Curtiss-Wright buys PG Drives Technology|
UNITED KINGDOM Curtiss-Wright has bought electric vehicle controller and drive manufacturer PG Drives Technology (PGDT) for an undisclosed sum.
PGDT, whose controllers and drives are used in a wide variety of... [more]
|Linde boosts hire fleet|
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling (UK) has invested GBP2.9 million (USD4.6 million) into growing its forklift hire offer in the UK, including its heavy trucks fleet.
The company says the investment... [more]
|Hyster boosts efficiency for Saudi Arabian firm|
SAUDI ARABIA Logistics service provider SA TALKE credits Hyster forklifts for enhancing efficiency and productivity and lowering operational costs at its Jubail, Saudi Arabia, site.
A fleet of 32 Hyster machines,... [more]
|Equipment dealership celebrates five decades|
UNITED STATES Fitzgerald Equipment Co marks its 50th year in business.
In 1962, Eugene Fitzgerald founded the company, which his son, Kevin, and grandsons, Eric and Michael, now operate.
|Dealership launches distance-education training program|
CANADA A large Canadian integrated materials handling equipment dealership is rolling out a distance-education program for training forklift operators.
Mississauga-based GN Johnston Equipment Co Ltd, trading as Johnston Equipment, has... [more]
|ANNOUNCEMENTS||Publish your article here|
|Another strong year for Lencrow and Ausa|
Lencrow is still growing its share of Ausa sales in Australia with orders increasing 40% in 2012. This year Ausa released the latest in their Taurulift Range, the T307, a telescopic handler with a capacity of 3000kgs and lift heights to 7000mm. [more]
|Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc reports unprecedented growth|
Intermodal transportation is ever changing and Hoist is continually adapting to meet its customers’ needs by offering a wide portfolio of high quality, customized material handling equipment. The Hoist Reach Stacker is designed with these principles in mind. [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]
|Discover and dare to compare these heavy duty camera systems|
Comatra is very passionate about solving operator vision restrictions on all types of industrial vehicles. The Comatra 4KLIFTCAM enhances the view of the forklift operator that is otherwise obstructed, achieving maximized front and load surveillance as well as back area surveillance. [more]
|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]
|CM News on the move |
Container Management is the pre-eminent maritime industry publication specialising in global port and terminal development, privatisation, cargo and container handling technology, logistics and intermodalism. Now, the publication launches a free App for iPod, iPad and iPhone. [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]