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|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Company closure leaves businesses at a loss Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Electrical repair company Black Box Industrial Controls (BBIC) of Sydney, New South Wales has ceased trading.
The closure leaves Paul Edwards, manager of a Queensland forklift supplier, at a... [more]
|Hystandard gives lift to cancer awareness Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales John Flinn of Hystandard Handling Equipment plans to motorbike around Australia with Andrew Brown of Toll Intermodal, part of Toll Group, in May this year. The 15,000km road trip is... [more]
|Forum to feature renowned speaker Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Renowned commentator and advisor Bernard Salt will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Logistics Council’s upcoming forum for 2013.
Salt is a KPMG partner based in Melbourne and... [more]
|Toll invests in Tasmanian intermodal terminal Australasia News|
Hobart, Tasmania Freight giant Toll Group will become the anchor tenant at TasRail’s new intermodal freight terminal, the Brighton Transport Hub.
The long-term lease involves Toll investing in new warehouse facilities,... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|UK factory faces potential closure|
GERMANY The KION Group could shut the Linde Material Handling site in Merthyr Tydfil in the UK if consultations with stakeholders for the reorganisation of the company’s business activities at the... [more]
|KMH Systems adds three locations for Nissan|
UNITED STATES KMH Systems Inc has added three more locations to its dealer network for Nissan Forklift Corp.
KMH began exclusively representing the Nissan brand in Cincinnati, Ohio and northern Kentucky... [more]
|Trelleborg expands in Europe|
SWEDEN Trelleborg Wheel Systems has acquired the industrial tyre business of Dutch company Industriebanden Beheer BV. The acquisition price is confidential.
“The acquisition gives us the opportunity to expand our... [more]
|Manitowoc lift equipment sales rise 11.6% in 4th quarter|
UNITED STATES The lift equipment business of Manitowoc Co Inc reports 11.6% growth in sales for the fourth quarter ended 31 December, climbing to USD767.2 million from USD687.6 million in the comparable... [more]
|Inaugural trade show in Italy|
Deutsche Messe has finalised a contract with Ipack-Ima SpA to stage INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA in Milan. It will be the German expo organiser’s first intralogistics trade show in Italy.
New to the RX70 family
- Hamburg, Germany
Engine trucks on display
- Munich, Germany
Konecranes launches TRUCONNECT
- Hyvinkää, Finland
New range of stackers
- Almere, the Netherlands [more]
|Jungheinrich provides hardware solution|
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich UK Ltd has supplied and installed a narrow-aisle pallet racking system for RDC, the world’s largest IT disposal and recycling company.
RDC had operated from four separate buildings... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Komatsu Ltd, Stellana, Sellick Equipment Ltd, Egemin Automation [more]
|Registration deadline nears for Columbia Forklift Challenge|
UNITED STATES The deadline is looming for contestants to register for the Columbia Forklift Challenge in Portland, with entries closing on February 8.
The 2013 challenge occurs on 5 March at... [more]
|Cat Lift Trucks ready to roll for livestock show, rodeo|
UNITED STATES Cat Lift Trucks will provide equipment and expertise including more than 100 forklifts for the Houston livestock show and rodeo from 25 February to 17 March.
More than two... [more]
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|Lencrow can now supply Lowry forklifts.|
Lencrow now supplies Lowry forklifts, built in Canada as part of the Manitex Liftking Group. These forklifts are built to work in confined spaces offering lifting capacities of 11000 to 23000kgs all less than 1500mm wide. [more]
|Benor Tech - professional polyurethane wheels manufacturer and moving solution provider |
Benor Tech owns wide range of production lines to meet different requirements of clients. Our technician group also provides strong support, transforming Benor Tech from a wheel supplier to a moving solution provider. [more]
|Kalmar announces new Site Manager Cranes & Terminals Projects Division - Mr Steve Wilson|
Kalmar is pleased to advise that Mr Steve Wilson has been appointed to the position of Site Manager - Cranes & Terminals Projects Division - effective 1 February 2013. [more]
|Rocla’s automated guided vehicles make paper roll handling safer and more effective |
V-TAB has automated the internal flow of its newsprint paper rolls at its Landvetter printing plant. It uses Rocla’s automated guided vehicles as they save time and costs and handle the rolls carefully. [more]
|Svetruck: Current dealer territories available - Desea asociarse con distribuidores|
Svetruck Americas would like to partner with world class dealers in the promotion and sales of large capacity lift trucks for ports/harbors, paper mills, forestry, mining, and other material handling. [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]
|Supply Chain & Transportation USA to Co-locate with MODEX 2014|
MHI and Reed Exhibitions (RX) announce that MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate in 2014. Both exhibitions will be held March 17-20 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. [more]
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