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If size matters, the latest ranking of the world’s largest forklift manufacturers makes for interesting reading. All the usual suspects are, of course, represented. Among the top 10, we see the big players from Europe, America and Japan, but they are joined by a Chinese brand this year. We have seen the Chinese manufacturers making market inroads in recent years, and Anhui Heli this year makes it to ninth spot. You can find all the details below.

Forkforce wins Maximal distributor award Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Chinese forklift manufacturer Maximal has recognised Australian new and used forklift dealer Forkforce as its most outstanding distributor for 2012. The Brisbane-based company scooped the award from over 100... [more]
Boat company fined for forklift fatality Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A Somerton boat company was found guilty and fined $275,000 last month over the death of a worker in December 2011. Monst (formerly Lloyd Brewer Marine Pty Ltd) was... [more]
Watchdog slams forklift ad Australasia News
Wellington Used forklift supplier Independent Forklifts has been told to remove a forklift advertisement on a van which features the image of a woman in dominatrix-type clothing. The complaints board... [more]
Forum to focus on intermodal freight Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Industry and union leaders will debate the critical steps that need to be taken to improve freight efficiency and productivity at Australian ports and intermodal terminals at the ALC Forum... [more]

KION partners Konecranes
Konecranes will buy assets of the container handling truck business of Linde Material Handling, which is wholly owned by the KION Group. Both parties have also signed a long-term... [more]
Chinese manufacturer in Top 10
GERMANY Anhui Heli has climbed its way up dhf-intralogistik’s latest world ranking list of industrial truck manufacturers and now holds ninth place, compared to 11th place previously. The Chinese manufacturer,... [more]
MHI and Nichiyu integrate forklift businesses
JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) and Nippon Yusoki Co Ltd (Nichiyu) have signed an absorption-type split agreement and an integration agreement of their forklift operations after the passing of resolutions... [more]
Jungheinrich expands in used equipment
GERMANY Jungheinrich will kick off a project to grow the capacity of its used equipment centre in Dresden to 8,000 vehicles per year, starting next month. Dubbed “2018”, the project... [more]
Record year for Rushlift
UNITED KINGDOM The Specialist Hire Group Ltd (SHG) has reported a record year after a strong performance by its forklift division, Rushlift Ltd. In the year to 31 August 2012,... [more]
Oorja, HySA/Catalysis embark on fuel cell collaboration
UNITED STATES Direct methanol fuel cell system developer Oorja Protonics Inc is collaborating with HySA/Catalysis to bring Oorja technology to the African market. Fremont-based Oorja and HySA/Catalysis of Cape Town, South... [more]
First of their kind in Philippines port
PHILIPPINES Manila North Harbour Port Inc (MNHPI) has received six new, double-stacking Konecranes SMV 6/7 ECH 100 DS empty container handlers, the first of their kind in a Philippines port.... [more]
Awards celebrate UK’s best
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced the winners of its 19th annual Awards for Excellence. Product category winners on the night included BMB Weatherproof Canopies’ Pallet Truck... [more]
Forklift repair job leads to emergency for mechanic
UNITED STATES Emergency responders took about half an hour to extricate a mechanic who was trapped in the mast mechanism of a Toyota forklift at a St Petersburg boat repair, equipment and... [more]
Flexi launches height selector system
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd has introduced wireless, solid-state laser lift height selector technology for its very narrow aisle trucks. The height selector allows the operator to pre-set the required pallet... [more]
Regional forklift rodeo in east Texas draws 26 competitors
UNITED STATES Twenty-six operators from 15 companies and a municipality competed in the first Gregg County regional forklift rodeo in Longview. Phillip Rose won first place with a total time of... [more]
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Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip
With decades of experience in the heavy lift truck industry, Globequip‘s specializes in sourcing, delivering and maintaining container handling equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia).

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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]
LiuGong announces JCB Distribuidora S.A. as new forklift dealer in Costa Rica
LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce that JCB Distribuidora S.A. (Grupo JCB) has joined them as their new forklift dealer in Costa Rica. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo fork positioners for all applications
Bolzoni Auramo’s range of fork positioners offers a wide choice of models, capacities and options to satisfy the needs of all industries. [more]
Doosan poised for greater success, says CEO
New advanced products, a refocused business model and rapid sales in emerging markets mean there’s a bright future ahead, according to Chinwon Park, CEO of forklift manufacturer Doosan. [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]
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]
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Smart Conference and Expo - 26-27 June 21013, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
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You should attend Smart Expo 2013 if you..
Need to resolve a supply chain bottleneck * Want to streamline your procurement * Need to know what new products your competitors may be taking advantage of * Want to solve a logistics challenge * Need to find the best supply chain management advice and services * Need to upgrade your materials handling equipment

With more than 50 exhibitors, the Smart Expo will form an important part of Smart Conference, with a diverse range of companies showcasing innovative solutions.
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Smart Conference and Expo - 26-27 June 21013, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Konecranes presents the world’s first hybrid reach stacker
LiuGong announces JCB Distribuidora S.A. as new forklift dealer in Costa Rica
Bolzoni Auramo fork positioners for all applications
Doosan poised for greater success, says CEO
Rocla’s automated guided vehicles make paper roll handling safer and more effective
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