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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
There are some optimistic predictions for the year ahead in this week’s news. Lifting solutions provider Manitex International is tipping growth as an anticipated replacement cycle kicks in. The company this week reported an impressive 191% profit increase for the past year, based on a 44% rise in sales.
Meanwhile, the world’s biggest forklift manufacturer, Toyota, is looking for 7% growth this year, aiming to shift 192,000 forklifts globally in 2013.
Of course, one swallow does not a summer make, and a couple of positive results do not necessarily mean trading conditions are back to normal. But each week, we are seeing more signs of the resilience of the materials handling sector.

End of an era for Pro-Mech Australasia News
Wollongong, New South Wales After more than a decade in the forklift business, Pro-Mech Forklift and Plant Services has closed its doors in Wollongong, New South Wales. Komatsu Forklift Australia has purchased the... [more]
Forklift supplier finds solution to space issue Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria With space at a premium at its new inner-city Melbourne distribution centre, wine producer Rathbone Wine Group (RWG) required pallets to be stacked higher than usual under its extra-high 14... [more]
Forklift organisation sponsors safety week Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) will sponsor its third annual national forklift safety week from 3 - 7 June 2013 in Sydney. The event will feature a safety... [more]
Rail provides answer to freight task Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Australian Rail Track Corporation CEO John Fullerton wants rail to take on more of the burden as Australia’s freight task grows. Speaking to the Victorian Transport Association earlier this... [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).

Selected current offers:
. HYSTER H52-00XM-16CH 2004
   Full container handler, Capacity 52,000 Kgs more info & photo
. HYSTER H48.00XM-16CH 2005
   Full container handler, Lift Height 9755mm (4 high) more info & photo

Contact Ian Ogilvie on +61 (0)407 818 887, or send an email
Globequip‘s field service team have been deployed on-site, both at Australia’s busiest ports and within the challenging conditions of the Islands. A partnership with Kalmar ensures maximum uptime and profitability.

Manitex’s 2012 report glows; normal replacement cycle may develop
UNITED STATES Lifting solutions provider Manitex International Inc reports profit improvement of 191% to USD8.1 million on a 2012 sales increase of 44% to USD205.2 million. “We’ve established a 2015 sales... [more]
Toyota forecasts single-digit growth
JAPAN Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) wants to sell 192,000 forklifts globally in 2013, 7% more than the previous year, and close to its record global sales figure of 192,693 forklifts in... [more]
Magazine recognises forklift distributor’s leadership role
UNITED STATES Briggs Equipment Inc of Dallas ranked fourth on Chief Executive magazine’s 2013 list of the best private companies for leaders. Sales and leadership talent management firm Chally Group Worldwide... [more]
Attachment makers partner in Europe
ITALY Attachment makers Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer have joined forces in Italy. From last week, the brands’ products are being distributed in the Northern Italy regions through Bolzoni SpA and... [more]
HMRC gets tough on warehouse keepers
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is warning that any company found guilty of storing goods on which duty is outstanding could face ‘financial ruin’ - even if the company... [more]
Product News
New Linde reach trucks - Hamburg, Germany
New AUSA telehandler is versatile - Manresa, Spain
Reach truck nominated for IFOY - Mölnlycke, Sweden
IMHX chosen for unveiling - Birmingham, United Kingdom [more]
Man-up truck technology could become obsolete
UNITED KINGDOM Demand for man-up turret trucks is likely to fall so dramatically that the technology could become obsolete in the next five years. That is the view of John Maguire,... [more]
B&B replaces attachments for full fleet
UNITED KINGDOM B&B Attachments Ltd of Cramlington, Northumberland has received an attachment order for the full forklift fleet of Marshalls’ West Lane manufacturing site. Marshalls, a supplier of stone and concrete... [more]
Ibbotson, Americold win Columbia Forklift Challenge
UNITED STATES Andy Ibbotson of Americold Cascade Cold Inc in Lynden, Washington won USD500 for his first place finish in the second biennial Columbia Forklift Challenge. The courses tested operator skills... [more]
Semi-retired 68-year-old forklift remains operational
UNITED STATES JA Cunningham Equipment Inc in York owns the oldest known operational forklift in the US. The Yale model K41-4M forklift was manufactured in1945. “My father purchased the forklift... [more]
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...Then you can't afford to miss our Fleet and Asset Management feature in Forkliftaction News on April 4.

Key players within the field including Keytroller, Speedshield, Associated Solutions, MH Equipment, Baseplan, Real Time Solutions, Linde, Equip-Soft, Davis Derby and Collective Intelligence Group share their expertise on the Fleet and Asset Management Industry.

What technologies and innovations are shaping the way that leading companies manage their operations? How is business shaping Fleet and Asset Management? Our special feature will ask these questions and more...

For any addittional information Contact us today. [more]
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Davis Derby’s TK5 Fleet Management system helps Indesit reduce damage
Davis Derby’s TK5 Fleet Management system helps Indesit reduce damage. The system is utilised to help reduce product, fork truck and infrastructure damage and improve health & safety controls. [more]
RUYI passes China National scene inspection
Ningbo Ruyi has been approved by the official Chinese quality assurance agency and exemption from examination for 38 models of hand pallet trucks, manual stackers and lifting tables. [more]
Do you know when your staff might need another chance?
Vehicles and moving machinery in workplaces are a cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Orbit’s BodyGuard system reduces the risk of hitting people in these blind spots and other low visibility situations. [more]
Hangcha launches new A series Electric Forklift Truck
Hanchca announces the launch of its new A series electric truck, covering load capacities from 1.0t to 3.5t. With an attractively designed, streamlined outline, small dimensions and metal-covered exposed parts, this is an extremely robust range. [more]
Forklift Rodeo Drivers Wrangle for the Win
The Columbia Forklift Challenge took place in Portland, Oregon as part of the 33rd biennial Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference (GOSH). Rodeo winners will now compete in the Forklift Rodeo Finals at the 61st annual Washington GOSH Conference. [more]
FLTA Innovation Award for Aisle-Master
Aisle-Master has won the Innovation category at this year’s UK FLTA’s Awards for Excellence for its new cold store model. In a hotly contested category Aisle-Master beat off six other shortlisted nominees to take this prestigious award. [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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Get Your Game On for MHEDA’s 58th Annual Convention!
MHEDA’s 58th Annual Convention is just around the corner.

Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers as we gather in Palm Desert, California, May 4-8, for a value-filled industry learning and networking event.

This year’s theme is “Get Your Game On!” We have a strong line-up of programs that are designed to inspire you to be your personal and professional best.
We will practice thinking differently to tackle problems we all face; we will learn how to attract and motivate young recruits; and most importantly, we will gain leadership insight. Register to visit

Visit to learn more, or send us an email!

Over 80 MHEDA members are exhibiting in the Exhibitor Showcase see who they are
Get Your Game On for MHEDA’s 58th Annual Convention!
Davis Derby’s TK5 Fleet Management system helps Indesit reduce damage
RUYI passes China National scene inspection
Do you know when your staff might need another chance?
Hangcha launches new A series Electric Forklift Truck
Forklift Rodeo Drivers Wrangle for the Win
FLTA Innovation Award for Aisle-Master
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
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In The Discussion Forums
"I've worked on Hyster Jungheinrich and Doosan warehousing gear and put Crown ahead of them all. Only Jungheinrich comes close".
lifter01, United Kingdom
"I wouldn't rank Komatsu as a leading manufacturer of electric forklift trucks. In all my years in this industry, I have only ever seen one Komatsu electric.".
duodeluxe, United States
"I also recall that the non-SAS truck had the carriage raised about 5 feet off the ground and was "weighted" (guaranteeing tip over). The SAS truck kept its carriage at a low hover, just off of the ground. Can't remember if the SAS truck carriage was weighted or not.".
L1ftmech, United States
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