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There are some numbers that have mystique about them: 100, a thousand, 10,000, etc. Alas, the number 600 is not so steeped in glamour. A recent New York Times article, celebrating a score of 600 by a baseballer, noted a few famed 600s: a credit score of 600 is the tipping point between creditworthy and not; anything below 600 calories a day is starvation and the charge of the light brigade involved 600 soldiers.
For us, 600 is a particularly important number this week as we mark our 600th edition. It was almost two years ago that we marked our 500th issue.
So, a dozen years after the first newsletter hit the internet, we’re still here - bigger and better than ever, and still working hard to add more features and functionality to the website and our weekly newsletters.
This week, please join me in thanking our founder, our staff, our advertisers and everyone else who makes this all possible - and, of course, we thank our readers, without whom there would be little point to this endeavour.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Supplier organisation calls for clarification Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA), the national peak body representing major forklift suppliers and associated equipment in Australia, is calling for clarification and national consistency in regard to licensing... [more]
|New award recognises logistics excellence Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Supply chain event Smart Conference & Expo has added a new award category to its 2013 Smart Awards to recognise excellence and achievement in event, humanitarian and military logistics.... [more]
|First forklift tragedy for 2013 Australasia News|
Wellington A 47-year-old man was killed at Centreport in Wellington this week in what is believed to be the first forklift incident of the year in New Zealand.
Mark Samoa... [more]
|Logistics organisations consider merger Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics organisations Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) may form a single organisation.
The two entities have released a joint statement... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|ProMat 2013 delivers technology, forklift expertise|
UNITED STATES ProMat 2013 drew crowds during its 21-24 January run in Chicago and afforded plenty of opportunities for exchanges with exhibitors, attendance at educational sessions and listening to high-profile presentations.... [more]
|Have you ever been swindled of your forklift?|
Have you ever paid for a forklift from an overseas supplier but not received it? Last year, Forkliftaction.com News heard about one such incident from a US-based member. Six months... [more]
|Record number at bC India 2013|
INDIA A record number of almost 700 exhibitors from 33 countries will exhibit at bC India, which takes place next month in Mumbai.
The international trade fair for construction machinery,... [more]
|Plug Power files stock prospectus, cuts staff|
UNITED STATES Plug Power Inc filed a preliminary 128-page stock prospectus on 15 January with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, possibly seeking proceeds of USD20 million.
The proposed sale to... [more]
|Doosan showcases trucks at IMHX|
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan will use IMHX 2013 to showcase its new reach truck and expanded warehouse forklift range in the UK for the very first time.
The trucks were launched in... [more]
|Packsize, Fox IV win innovation awards|
UNITED STATES Companies from Utah and Pennsylvania won the first-ever ProMat Innovation Awards competition, according to MHI’s 22 January announcement in Chicago.
Judges selected the entry of Packsize International LLC of... [more]
|“Ultimate solution” for forklifts on show|
UNITED KINGDOM Mobile heavy-duty vehicle lift supplier Somerstotalkare will showcase the Forklifter System at the NEC Birmingham in March.
According to James Radford, sales and marketing director of the West Midlands-based... [more]
|Association seeks young talent|
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) will approach companies in the near future to identify talent which could be released to help the association.
While the UKWA has plenty... [more]
Hybrid available in the UK soon
- Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Kalmar secures large order
- Helsinki, Finland [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
STILL GmbH, Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd, B&B Attachments, Terex [more]
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|Konecranes presents the world’s first hybrid reach stacker |
Konecranes is proud to announce the introduction of the world’s first hybrid reach stacker - the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT for container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. [more]
|Zowell launches new electric 4 ton tow tractor |
Zowell is proud to introduce the superbly versatile and manoeuvrable tow tractor with a capacity of 4 ton, an ideal choice for applications requiring the rapid and efficient transfer of multiple trailer loads. [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo Multiple Pallet Handlers: speed, safety, reliability for the beverage industry|
Bolzoni Auramo’s complete range of Multiple Pallet Handlers offers a wide choice of models, capacities, widths and fork openings to satisfy the requirements of all industries characterized by the heavy handling of palletized loads.
|Blickle Wheels and Castors new company movie|
Blickle, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wheels and castors in Rosenfeld, Germany, presents the movie "Can we reinvent the wheel?", which shows the history and development of the company including production. [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]
|Ningbo Ruyi to offer wholesale direct sales in North America|
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd is expanding its North American presence by offering wholesale direct sales in the market through a new entity, Xilin-Americas Material Handling Inc. Its products will be branded as XILIN-AMERICAS. [more]
|Baoli - Voltas impresses Indian market|
The KION Group company in India, Voltas Material Handling, held its annual dealer conference in Pune from 16-17 January, with all domestic dealers present. [more]
|New UK Distributor of Hangcha|
On January 18th 2013, leading forklift manufacturer Hangcha Group held a signing ceremony of the agreement between Hangcha (HC) and Eqstra Industrial Equipment. [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, RDS Technology and Pyroban, will showcase their solutions. [more]
|Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600 issue milestone|
When the first Forkliftaction.com newsletter was published, it was emailed to just 50 people. As Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600 issue milestone, we find that online news is thriving. [more]
|INTRALOGISTICS PARIS 2013 - Objective achieved!|
Created under the sign of innovation, Intralogistics Paris - the exhibition for handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution - brings together around one hundred exhibitors. The exhibition will present an exceptional range of products and services for logistics, transport and materials handling. [more]
|A golden opportunity to showcase the best lift truck operators in your business|
Entry for the RTITB Lift Truck Operator of the Year competition is now open. One lucky operator will even win an iPad mini simply for completing the online test! [more]
|World’s leading all-round smart/renewable energy trade show|
The world’s leading all-round smart/renewable energy trade show; World Smart
Energy Week 2013 opens its doors from February 27 until March 1, 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight. Concurrent shows include FC EXPO and BATTERY JAPAN. [more]