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As the new year gets under way, some of the world’s leading economists have just wrapped up the annual American Economic Association conference in San Diego, a meeting dominated by discussion about growth after recession. One of the key recommendations of the delegates was that governments need to sort out their debt issues, or we will all face low growth prospects.
There’s no doubt that high levels of debt impact on growth and speaker after speaker reinforced the magnitude of the current challenges of debt and unemployment.
While the materials handling sector seems to have escaped the worst of the economic woes, the sector is not immune and we have to keep an eye on the bigger picture.
And that’s what we’ll try and do in the weeks and months ahead.
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|AG slams rail system Australasia News|
Perth, WA The Auditor General has recommended changes to the state government's management of the lease of WA's rail freight network. Colin Murphy has found the Public Transport Authority does not... [more]
|SA comes into line Australasia News|
Adelaide, SA New workplace safety legislation is now in effect in South Australia, bringing the state in line with most of Australia in the move toward nationally consistent laws to protect worker... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|MHI buys Daily Equipment|
JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has acquired Daily Equipment Company (DE), an American forklift dealer based in Jackson, Mississippi.
MHI wants to boost its service operations in North America,... [more]
|New UK firm distributes Hangcha|
UNITED KINGDOM Eqstra Industrial Equipment has established new company, HC Forklifts UK, to import and distribute the HC range of forklifts manufactured by leading Chinese forklift manufacturer Hangcha.
Eqstra has appointed... [more]
|Cooper consolidates businesses|
UNITED KINGDOM Cooper SH is consolidating its businesses, including the recently acquired Samuk, into a new UK structure.
A new holding company owned by Cooper SH directors David Cooper and... [more]
|Clark relocates assembly for burden carriers, golf cars|
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co is adding an assembly line for electric-powered industrial equipment within its current Lexington facility and anticipates hiring 20 more production and support employees. Preparations for the... [more]
|Acquisition confirms Trelleborg as market leader|
ITALY Trelleborg Wheel Systems Industrial Tires is acquiring US large solid and semi-solid tyre producer Maine Industrial Tire for an undisclosed sum, making it a market leader in the US.... [more]
|Kansas dealer trains operators|
UNITED STATES Multiple-brand dealership Kansas Forklift Inc will provide operator training on 29 January in Mulvane, Kansas through a program of the Sumner County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC).
Kansas Forklift also... [more]
XYMotion launches next generation crane
- Longmont, CO, United States
New pallet trucks at show
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
New explosion prevention system
- Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom
B&B’s product launch
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom [more]
Competition for forklift operators
- Telford, United Kingdom
TMHU donates forklifts
- Columbus, IN, United States
Flexi launches new division
- Birmingham, United Kingdom [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
RediRack Ltd, Wolter Group LLC [more]
|High-profile speakers lined up for UK expo|
UNITED KINGDOM The organisers of IMHX 2013 have lined up an informative and free conference program that will run over the four days of the show from 19-22 March at the NEC... [more]
|Openings near for ProMat, Automate shows|
UNITED STATES The opening nears for North America’s premier showcase for materials handling, supply chain and logistics solutions.
ProMat 2013, sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America, takes place on... [more]
|Power lift makes difference for Habitat volunteers|
UNITED STATES Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity finds power lifting helps in retaining the effort of citizens willing to donate their services.
“We have been using a donated stake truck, but... [more]
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|Casters for electric pallet jacks - The benefits of proper caster height adjustment|
Join Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. at ProMAT 2013, booth #465 in Chicago, IL from Jan. 21st to the 24th to discuss everything about casters with our technical experts and explore our newest caster designs. [more]
|Maximal M series new models in 2013|
Maximal first released a 13.5t forklift at Bauma China 2012 in October and has received much positive feedback from existing and new customers. [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]
|Ruyi boosts Reach Truck range|
In 2013 Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. continues to innovate with its new Fork Reach Truck with capacities from 1,200kg to 2,000kg and widely used in narrow-aisle warehouses. [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]
|ProMAT 2013: Superior Tire’s new stabilizer caster designs & customized tire & wheel assemblies|
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. (booth 465) will be exhibiting application-specific tire and wheel solutions, newest stabilizer caster designs and extensive customized tire and wheel assemblies at ProMAT 2013 [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, Orlaco and Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. will showcase their solutions. [more]
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Happy New Year from the Forkliftaction team, we wish you a happy and safe 2013!