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It’s been a trying few weeks globally, with freak weather impacting on communities in both hemispheres. While Europe and North America cope with snow storms and unusually low temperatures, Australia is dealing with floods and forest fires.
Past experience has shown that where forklift operations are impacted, they have bounced back with resilience. More than that, the materials handling sector is always among the first to step up and offer a helping hand to the community through humanitarian and charity actions - and there’s no doubt the current challenges will again bring out the best in everyone in our industry.
As we go about our efforts, we might remember the words of an ‘80s TV show: “Let’s be careful out there!”
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|Battery electric forklifts keep TMHA in lead Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia has retained overall national forklift market leadership, selling more than 5,400 forklifts during 2012, an increase of 18% on 2011 sales.
Most of the growth... [more]
|Lencrow adds Lowry to forklift range Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Canadian-built Lowry forklifts, suited for use in confined spaces, are now available from independent forklift supplier Lencrow.
General manager Ross Grassick tells Forkliftaction.com News that the company has been... [more]
|Funding approved for study on new freight terminal Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Around $5 million in federal and state funding has been approved to progress planning on the proposed Western Interstate Freight Terminal (WIFT).
Victorian Public Transport and Roads Minister Terry... [more]
|NZ port buys marshalling company Australasia News|
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty Port of Tauranga has bought Quality Marshalling, New Zealand’s second-largest log marshalling and scaling company.
The 133-employee company, which handles around 2.5 million cubic metres of logs at Mount... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Ningbo Ruyi expands in North America|
UNITED STATES Chinese forklift maker Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co Ltd is expanding its North American presence with the launch of wholesaler Xilin-Americas Material Handling Inc.
Already sold internationally, the company’s... [more]
|Travis Perkins hits milestone|
UNITED KINGDOM Travis Perkins, a leading UK supplier to the building industry, has invested over GBP3 million (USD4.7 million) in a fleet of new JCB machines.
Most of the new machines... [more]
|United Rentals foresees positives during 2013|
UNITED STATES United Rentals Inc reports a profit of USD75 million on 2012 sales of USD4.12 billion. The results include eight months of the contributions of RSC Holdings Inc, which United acquired... [more]
|Oshkosh access equipment sales jump 15.1%|
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Corp sales of access equipment to external customers increased by 15.1% to USD581.2 million for the first quarter ended 31 December versus the comparable prior year period.
|Sapa turns to Hubtex for new site|
UNITED KINGDOM Aluminium profile producer Sapa Building Systems Ltd has turned to Hubtex UK for its materials handling needs after it moved into its new premises.
Sapa’s 116,000 sqft (10,776 sqm)... [more]
|Alliance CEO gets recognition, discusses themes|
UNITED STATES The Future 50 feature in the January issue of SmartCEO magazine recognises Thomas Albero of Alliance Material Handling Inc among the area’s top chief executive officers.
Albero, Alliance president... [more]
Linde launches new trucks
- Hamburg, Germany
Seegrid launches stacker
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
New and improved Tonero
- Mjölby, Sweden [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Cargotec, Ring Power Lift Trucks, TTC [more]
|Tips for the worst of winter conditions|
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift supplier Briggs Equipment is urging companies to stay alert to the risk of further snow and ice.
Dean Mansell, national aftersales manager for Briggs Equipment, explains: "It's vital... [more]
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|Energy efficient Eagletronic battery chargers |
Jamco is the worldwide exclusive distributor of Eagletronic chargers and related products. Our full range of energy efficient chargers and related products provides users with good quality products that are user and technician friendly, at a great price. [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]
|Sainsbury’s improve their Operational Management with Davis Derby |
Davis Derby help Sainsbury’s to improve their Health & Safety and Operational Management with the introduction of the TruckLOG TK5 system. Davis Derby will be exhibiting this and other devices at IMHX 2013: Hall 20, Stand 20D70. [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.
|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]
|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]
|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]
|Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600th issue milestone|
When the first Forkliftaction.com newsletter was published, it was emailed to just 50 people. As Forkliftaction.com News celebrates its 600th issue milestone, we find that online news is thriving. [more]
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