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Lencrow supplies forklift fleet to Samsonite Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Independent forklift provider Lencrow Group has supplied a new forklift fleet to luggage giant Samsonite for its warehouse in Springvale, Victoria. The rental fleet of fully maintained Crown forklifts... [more]
Green forklift technology wins big at GE competition Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Technology to produce compressed air forklifts has won AUD100,000 in a GE initiative to attract breakthrough ideas for reducing carbon outputs. The competition, “GE ecomagination challenge: Low carbon solutions”,... [more]
Forklift fatality in New Zealand Australasia News
Middleton A worker has been killed in an industrial incident involving a forklift in New Zealand. Anthony Stephen Wells, 47, an employee of Busck Prestressed Concrete, was killed last month... [more]
NZ port orders new gantry crane Australasia News
Tauranga Port of Tauranga, which is commissioning its sixth ship-to-shore gantry crane, has ordered a seventh for delivery in early 2014. The new equipment is part of a NZD170 million... [more]

German sector grows in 2012
GERMANY Germany’s intralogistics sector grew 7% in 2012, according to the German Engineering Federation’s  Intralogistics Forum. The sector generated sales of EUR17.9 billion (USD23 billion), compared to EUR16.7 billion... [more]
Large order for South American port
VENEZUELA Cargotec's Kalmar has secured a large order for port equipment from Venezuela's government-owned port operator Bolivariana de Puertos SA. The order is one of Kalmar’s largest single port equipment... [more]
Linde redevelops used truck centre
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling has invested heavily in completely redeveloping a 4000 sqm (43,056 sqft.) used truck refurbishment centre at its Linde Jewsbury’s Ltd Handling Centre. The Castleford centre, which... [more]
HFT supports ‘on-the-job’ learning
UNITED KINGDOM Hereford-based HFT Forklifts marked last week’s National Apprenticeship Week by urging companies to invest more in young people. The family-run business has seen the benefits of an apprenticeship program... [more]
Tattersall delivers four heavy-duty forklifts to Chilean port operator
CHILE Tattersall Maquinarias SA, of Santiago, delivered four heavy-duty forklifts in early February for use at the port serving Lirquén in the bay of Concepción in Chile’s Bío Bío region.... [more]
Product News
Jungheinrich’s entry model for narrow aisle - Hamburg, Germany
Operator DVD at IMHX - Birmingham, United Kingdom [more]
Clark names Fraza dealer of year
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co has named Fraza Forklifts, of Plymouth, Michigan, as its 2013 dealer of the year. Lexington-based Clark selected Fraza for recognition from among the forklift brand’s... [more]
3D virtual-reality forklift safety trainer enters market
UNITED STATES Tactus Technologies Inc, of Amherst, has created a three-dimensional virtual-reality forklift safety trainer using company funds and USD850,000 in federal grants. Tactus co-founder Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas said the 3D... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Adept Technology, Toyota Material Handling Sweden, KION Baoli (Jiangsu) Forklift Co Ltd, Advance Storage Products, [more]
Six forklifts fall off as semi-trailer overturns
UNITED STATES Apparent errant driving resulted in six forklifts - including at least one Yale - falling into a grassy highway shoulder after a semi-trailer overturned in Florida. The 8 March... [more]
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BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Contact BS Forklifts,, The Netherlands. Phone +31 (0) 162 52 19 13 or send a message. BS Forklifts ShopFront [more]
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Sormat uses Rocla’s AGVs to maximize production performance
Sormat, manufacturer of fastening gears and fixings for the construction industry, chose Rocla’s automation solutions for its routine transportation needs between production and flow-through storage. [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]
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]
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]
Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip
With decades of experience in the heavy lift truck industry, Globequip specializes in sourcing, delivering and maintaining container handling equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific. See current Globequip offers. [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, BE Fleet 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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Smart Conference & Expo - 26-27 June 21013, Sydney
Smart Expo is Australasia’s largest exhibition for supply chain professionals to network, source suppliers and partners of supply chain products and services, and get ahead of the competition by learning about the latest logistics innovations. Smart Expo is a free to attend exhibition. Register Now!

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.
Register now @  For more information Contact us [more]
Safety First
Rob Vetter: The Big Three of operator training
Rob Vetter ponders the three key questions: what, how and why.
BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Smart Conference & Expo - 26-27 June 21013, Sydney
Sormat uses Rocla’s AGVs to maximize production performance
Do you know when your staff might need another chance?
New Cat® Pedestrian stackers take productivity to new heights
Hangcha launches new A series Electric Forklift Truck
Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip
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In The Discussion Forums
"Never remove the LBR for safety reasons as well as liability issues. If necessary, cut down the height to match the customer load size or get another LBR to match various sized loads.".
hiloman, United States
"I'm going to try to get hired by liftone in the near future because I have heard nothing but good things about the company.".
nostradamus_p, United States
"In our area, it's a mess, complete utter mess. Customers are xxxxed off at us cause we don't show up, can't quote job's witin a month's time, not enough techs, parts pricing over the roof, salesmen who walk around the back of a customer's location to see what type of trucks they have instead of walking through the front door.".
tech_n, United States
Job Vacancies
1. Forklift Service Technician - Full time
New Zealand, Timaru[more]
2. Territory Parts and Service Manager, North East - Full time
United States, North East Region[more]
3. Service Supervisor (20130061) - Full time
United States, Louisville[more]
4. Service Center Technician (20130032) - Full time
United States, Romeoville[more]
5. Driver/Mechanic - Full time
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6. Road Service Technician - Full time
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7. Parts Position - Full time
United States, Tupelo, MS[more]
8. Sales Engineer (20130056) - Full time
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9. Customer Service Representative - Full time
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10. Product Support Representative (20130068) - Full time
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11. Sales Engineer (20130075) - Full time
United States, Broadview Heights[more]
12. Experienced Forklift Technician - Full time
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1. Management - Full time
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2. Rental Manager/ Rental Coordinator/ Outside Sales/ PSSR - Full time
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3. Service Engineer - Full time
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4. Trainer, Safety, Management. - Full time
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Upcoming Events
1. Intralogistics Paris 2013
Paris Nord Villepinte, France26-28 March 2013     [more]
2. 1st MED Ports 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Alexandria, Egypt23rd & 24th April 2013     [more]
3. Global Energy Career Expo Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom12th - 13th June 2013     [more]
4. International Rental Exhibition (IRE)
Amsterdam, Netherlands24th to 26th June 2014     [more]
5. India Cold Chain Show 2013
Bombay, IndiaSeptember 12th to 14th     [more]
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