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The Forkliftaction.com team will take a well-earned break over the next couple of weeks and we'd like to thank all our readers and advertisers for their support over the past 12 months.
It has been a trying period, but we've got through it - and most of our audience is probably in better shape now than a year ago.
We hope that information and shopfront offerings have helped and that the discussions in our Forum have enlightened, entertained and got you talking.
We look forward to hitting the ground running in January, but in the meanwhile, wish everyone a happy holiday. May 2013 be full of success for all.
Please note that the Forkliftaction.com office will be closed from Monday 24 December to Wednesday 2 January.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Airport cargo estate to open in 2013 Australasia News|
Melbourne, VIC Authorities have confirmed that the first phase of the new Melbourne Airport Cargo Estate is due for completion in early 2013. Located on the corner of Melrose Drive and Link... [more]
|Brambles to buy Pallecon Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Brambles has signed an agreement to buy Pallecon, a provider of intermediate bulk containers (IBC) in Europe and the Asia Pacific, for EUR135 million (AUD170 million).
Brambles CEO Tom... [more]
|Port strike ends Australasia News|
Freemantle, WA A strike at Fremantle port has ended sooner than expected after marathon talks broke an impasse between the Maritime Union of Australia and the facility's state-owned operator.
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Jungheinrich buys ISA|
Jungheinrich is expanding as a logistics system provider by acquiring the remaining 75% of Innovative Systemlösungen für die Automation (ISA) GmbH.
Hamburg-based Jungheinrich had bought a 25% stake in... [more]
|MSE-Forks nears acquisition of Reachable Solutions|
UNITED STATES Meijer Special Equipment (MSE) VOF of St. Jacobiparochie, the Netherlands, trading as MSE-Forks BV, is nearing acquisition of Reachable Solutions LLC of Franklin from Michael Yacks, possibly by year’s end.... [more]
|INCJ will make joint capital investment in Renesas|
JAPAN The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), which is the majority owner in new forklift company UniCarriers Corp, will join a consortium of Japanese companies to invest in Renesas Electronics... [more]
|Changes could include ‘fatigue’ resistance|
UNITED KINGDOM Proposed changes to ISO 4347 will require forklift leaf chain manufacturers to demonstrate that their products offer dynamic strength, or high levels of ‘fatigue’ resistance.
Chain suppliers that supply... [more]
|Tax relief opens door for investment|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s Northern Autumn Statement of a temporary 10-fold increase in UK companies’ annual investment allowance.
From 1 January 2013, for... [more]
|Trainer urges caution during winter|
UNITED KINGDOM Mentor Training, which claims to be Britain's leading provider of materials handling training, is urging companies with forklifts to ensure staff are fully trained to work safely as winter arrives.... [more]
|Forklift supplier warns of hidden costs|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment is warning forklift managers that signing up for cheap weekly hire contracts could end up costing them a small fortune.
In a difficult economic climate, some forklift... [more]
Icahn interests reduce Oshkosh stock holdings
- New York, NY, United States
Mutual insurer presents safety award to Clark
- Lexington, KY, United States [more]
|Minnesota dealership training helps Toys for Tots|
UNITED STATES A forklift dealership in Brooklyn Park, north-west of Minneapolis, has provided training under the Giving-Veterans-a-Lift program of Toyota Material Handling USA Inc (TMHU).
The local organisation “only had one... [more]
|Industry trade groups set 2013 gatherings|
Numerous North American industry trade groups are looking ahead to 2013 gatherings as opportunities to discuss industry issues.
The spring meeting of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) occurs on... [more]
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|Lencrow supports The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal in their 90th Year|
Lencrow is proudly supporting the Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal by donating the use of 5 x 2500kgs forklifts and a number of hand pallet jacks for their Christmas Packing and Distribution Centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. [more]
|Hangcha expands range|
Since the successful completion of a full range of electric tow tractors with towing capacities from 2t to 25t, Hangcha has expanded its business from forklifts to tow tractors with its usual quick delivery time and competitive prices. [more]
|Express Lanes - Part Two|
Giant Eagle, one of the nation's largest privately held multi-food and fuel retailers, uses Seegrid's driverless GP8 pallets trucks to minimize travel time and increase efficiency and productivity. [more]
|Productivity, flexibility, safety with Bolzoni Auramo push pulls|
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range of Push Pulls, specifically designed to handle goods with slipsheets. [more]
|Doosan Exports Acknowledged|
Korean forklift manufacturer Doosan has been awarded a special export award by the Korea International Trade Association following exports of over $200 million. The award recognises Doosan’s growing presence in overseas markets including Europe, North America and Australia. [more]
|The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013|
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013 is the UK's leading intralogistics event. Over 400 exhibitors, including TVH, Davis Derby, Espex Batteries and RDS Technology, will showcase their solutions. [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]
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|100,000 unique visitors each month, Forkliftaction’s little helpers|
Forkliftaction traffic is growing and now the business portal receives +400,000 monthly web visits by +100,000 unique visitors.
All very unique people: owners, operators, instructors, sellers, manufacturers, users of materials handling equipment.
All making Forkliftaction what it is, a unique place where business people can network, search, sell and discuss.
100,000 people. Now that’s a lot of ‘little helpers’.
To each and every one of you, thank you for your support.
Merry Christmas from the Forkliftaction team, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas period!