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Our Chinese readers are this week celebrating the start of a new year, the Year of the Snake. According to one of the many Near Year’s greetings we received, this zodiac cycle is noted for “steady progress and attention to detail”. After the difficult years we have been through, “steady progress” sounds like a welcome change. And, as in all areas of business, attention to detail is probably one of the main prerequisites of success in materials handling.
On behalf of all at, Gong xi fa cai 恭喜发财.

Multi-million lease contract for NZ forklift supplier Australasia News
Auckland Hyster forklift supplier Gough Materials Handling has been awarded a multi-million dollar deal to supply and maintain a fleet of Hyster forklifts for building products manufacturer CHH Woodproducts. The... [more]
Paper mill commissions 11 new forklifts Australasia News
Albury, New South Wales Paper manufacturer Norske Skog has commissioned 11 new Toyota forklifts for its Albury paper mill.    The purchase was part of an extensive materials handling equipment upgrade.... [more]
Local Nissan distributor gives thumbs up to global forklift merger Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Nino Pala, CEO of local Nissan forklift distributor Powerlift Material Handling, has welcomed the merger of two of the world’s largest forklift manufacturers, TCM and Nissan Forklift ( News #588).... [more]
Second forklift fatality at markets in seven months Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales WorkCover NSW is investigating the death of a man in a forklift incident at a market at Homebush West which occurred in mid-January this year. Initial enquiries indicate... [more]

Mecano still trading - claim
SPAIN Spanish rough-terrain forklift manufacturer Mecano Continental has denied rumours that it has ceased production. “Our company is open and continues serving parts and machines requests,” spokesman Francisco Sanchez tells... [more]
Sluggish sales for Cargotec
FINLAND Cargo and load specialist Cargotec is predicting sales below the 2012 level for the year ahead, but profits should match last year’s, thanks to restructuring efforts. Reviewing its financial... [more]
JCB to power Magni
UNITED KINGDOM Construction equipment maker JCB has signed a long-term agreement to supply engines for a new range of rotating telescopic handlers to be launched by an Italian manufacturer. MAGNI... [more]
Toyota dominates Japan
JAPAN Toyota Industries Corp. is claiming a 44.4% marketshare in its home market for last year, up 1.7% from the previous year. According to Jiji Press, the performance exceeded the... [more]
Nett Technologies completes emissions-compliant cell
CANADA Nett Technologies Inc of Mississauga launched its first engine test cell that is compliant with the latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s exhaust emission standards. Beginning in 2010, Nett designed... [more]
Davies Turner chooses Jungheinrich
UNITED KINGDOM Leading UK multimodal forwarder and logistics organisation Davies Turner has taken delivery of 15 gas-powered counterbalance and seven ride-on pallet trucks from Jungheinrich in a move to switch to a... [more]
FLTA issues safety challenge
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association will invite IMHX visitors to test their awareness of forklift best practice this March, with a free, interactive safety challenge. With an estimated 20,000... [more]
MHEDA awards MVP status to 22nd member
UNITED STATES The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) has awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status to Eastern Lift Truck Co Inc. The forklift distributor, based in Maple Shade, New Jersey,... [more]
Speedshield mourns death of Larry Bruemmer
Speedshield Technologies’ Lawrence J Bruemmer, 66, technical services advisor for North America and the United Kingdom, died 19January at the home he shared with his wife, Joy, in Arvada, Colorado... [more]
Agency adds pallet truck to boost help to needy
UNITED STATES An agency serving Washington’s poor found itself in need of the capability to move larger amounts of food. Bread for the City provides food, clothing, medical care and legal... [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]
TK5 Driver Access Control & Pre-Operational Check
Davis Derby’s TK5 Shock & Damage option helps to significantly reduce your damage costs. Davis Derby will be exhibiting at IMHX 2013: Hall 20, Stand 20D70. [more]
DFK Cabs reaches new US clients
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]
New Cat® Pedestrian stackers take productivity to new heights
The new Cat® NSP10-16N2 range of pedestrian stackers, provide one of the toughest and most reliable warehouse workhorses around. These pedestrian stackers will delight fleet managers and operators with enhance productivity and the lowest possible whole-life costs. [more]
Nexen adds 4 to 5 tonne forklifts to British-built X-Range counterbalance line-up
In its continuing quest to offer genuine alternatives, Suffolk-based Nexen Lift Trucks has expanded its X-Range of IC engine counterbalance trucks to include 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 tonne models (9,000 - 11,000lb). [more]
First Industrial Tyres opens their 5th Distribution Depot in Berkshire, England
FIRST INDUSTRIAL TYRES LTD (FIT), founded in 2010 by Edward Woolley, formerly of Mobile Industrial Tyres Ltd and Managing Director of Watts Industrial Tyre Services Ltd, announces the opening of their 5th Distribution Depot in Newbury, Berkshire, England.

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 Smart Energy Week gateway to Japanese/Asian-Pacific market
World Smart Energy Week 2013 - The Bridge between the expanding Japanese/Asian-Pacific market and industry professionals across the globe. [more]
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Safety First
Nick Welch: Training can reduce risk
Forklifts are ubiquitous in industry, moving goods and materials in every sector. Unfortunately, as Nick Welch explains, they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. [more]
Current Dealer Territories Available - Svetruck
Lencrow can now supply Lowry forklifts.
TK5 Driver Access Control & Pre-Operational Check
DFK Cabs reaches new US clients
New Cat® Pedestrian stackers take productivity to new heights
Nexen adds 4 to 5 tonne forklifts to British-built X-Range counterbalance line-up
First Industrial Tyres opens their 5th Distribution Depot in Berkshire, England
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
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In The Discussion Forums
"After the mergers that took place recently, the range TCM for the European market has changed and looking at the website, I saw that the range of electric forklift trucks is nothing more than a Nissan repainted.I want to know if there is any European country where it is marketed (or wherever you may order) the series FB-8 that if I'm not mistaken it should still be built in Japan.".
Andrew77, Italy
"Fallsway may be able to help with Lancer part,s but for sure the Original Baumann Sideloader, produced since 1969 in the same factory, is not produced by Bulmor of distributed by Fallsway.".
klapir, Italy
"Our Komatsu trucks (4,000Lb & 5,000Lb cap) have a decal on the overhead guard stating that the FOPS has been tested to withstand an "impact of 16,000 foot pounds". In interpreting that statement, the simple explanation is something like "a 16,000 pound object dropped from a height of one foot".".
L1ftmech, United States
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Paris Nord Villepinte, France26-28 March 2013     [more]
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