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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
There’s plenty of evidence this week of the globalisation of the forklift market.
First, there’s the analysis of the KION Group’s results and the healthy contribution of the Asian market for the European giant. KION has a number of joint ventures in Asia which have contributed to its financial performance.
On the flip side, we report on the call by European industrial groups for more stringent market surveillance on the continent.
European manufacturers are determined to achieve a level playing field in the ‘single market’ and seem determined to stamp out 'non-compliant products’ which may, of course, include Asian imports.
Clearly, playing in a global market has its benefits, but it also has risks.

Aussie software company expands into USA Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Baseplan, a specialist in supply chain management solutions, has opened its first US office. The Australian software developer provides business management solutions for the hire, rental, fleet and dealer... [more]
Yale launches new pallet truck Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Yale has launched a new low-maintenance, energy-efficient pedestrian pallet truck in the Australian market. The MP20 model offers a choice of 1,125 or 1,173 mm long forks, with a... [more]
TMHA opens another new branch Australasia News
Townsville, Queensland Forklift distributor Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has opened a new branch in Townsville in addition to the new branch it established in Darwin this month ( News #610).... [more]
$110 million boost for Port of Hastings Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Victoria Premier Denis Napthine has announced funding worth $110 million to progress the Port of Hastings development. “Decisive action is being taken to build a second Victorian container port... [more]

KION Group strengthens position in emerging markets
GERMANY Despite demand for industrial trucks falling by 3.1% to 947,000 units worldwide in 2012, the KION Group expanded its share of the market. KION Group's orders grew by... [more]
Industry calls on EU parliament to boost market surveillance
BELGIUM The European machinery industry is urging the European Parliament to strengthen the Commission’s proposed new regulation for market surveillance ( News #605). During a roundtable discussion on 20 March... [more]
Terex Noell China nets largest order
MALAYSIA Terex Noell Crane Systems (China) Ltd has received an order from Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP) for 26 Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for USD40 million, its largest order... [more]
Crown sets up sales, service operation in Italy
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has established its own direct sales and service operation in Italy, following the opening of similar operations in Spain in 2011 and Austria in 2012. The... [more]
Rental firm commits to 50 telehandlers
UNITED STATES ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp is acquiring 50 new JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers, including more than 30 with high-capacity carrying capabilities, reflecting changes in market demand. Terms of... [more]
New training centre in Lancashire
UNITED KINGDOM Nissan Forklift truck specialist Carrylift Group has opened an RTITB-accredited forklift driver training centre at its headquarters in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. The company, which has over 20 years of forklift... [more]
PSA chooses Sany
BELGIUM PSA Antwerp, the largest terminal operator in the port of Antwerp, has ordered a Sany reach stacker from Mertens Heftruck Service (MHS). The order value is confidential and is... [more]
Bamford saddened by Thatcher’s death
UNITED KINGDOM JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford says he is deeply saddened to hear of the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death this week. “My thoughts are with her family... [more]
Cargotec Tampere site honoured
FINLAND Cargotec's technology and competence centre in Tampere, Finland has received a BREEAM certification. The Tampere centre was the first office building in the city and only the eighth... [more]
Food bank buys pallet jack, forklift
UNITED STATES The new Community Food Bank of Citrus County has purchased two new electric-powered materials handling units from the Tampa, Florida branch of Ring Power Lift Trucks. The units are... [more]
HFT Forklifts gives dinosaur a lift
UNITED KINGDOM HFT Forklifts has put its lifting equipment to the test after being asked to raise a dinosaur destined for a tourist attraction in the Midlands countryside.    In a... [more]
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Contribute to Forkliftaction’s June feature on Pallet Movers and Stackers News has a loyal and focused readership keeping up with the latest technologies and trends via our special feature reports.
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Lencrow open new branch in Rockhampton
Lencrow Materials Handling has opened a new sales and service branch in Rockhampton. From this location they will offer sales and hire of new and used equipment as well as a spare parts service for many popular makes and models. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo solutions for efficient damage-free handling of tissue paper rolls
Lift truck attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo is well known for its expertise in paper handling equipments, and the company holds the market leader position in sales of paper handling tools in Europe. [more]
Ningbo Ruyi will attend two International Fairs in the April 2013
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. will exhibit at the 113th Canton Fair and the Bauma Fair from April 15 to April 21 , 2013. [more]
NEW ultra-compact telehandlers launched at BAUMA
AUSA will reveal the new T 144 H Plus together with other improvements in the product range at BAUMA International Fair in Munich, April 15th to 21st (Outside Area F8, Stand 808/2) [more]
15 years of Lifting Innovation
Combilift Ltd, manufacturer of the Combilift 4-way forklift range as well as other innovative products, is celebrating 15 years in business in 2013. The company has achieved unparalleled growth and success on a global scale in the materials handling sector. [more]
Conveyors with business class
When it comes to the MHL industry, there wouldn’t be much that MHL Show exhibitor Rob Fogarty of  Advance Conveyors hasn’t dealt with.  Advance Conveyors  installs everything  from “two small still conveyors in a corner” to a complex large system. [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 a message!

Over 80 MHEDA members are exhibiting in the Exhibitor Showcase see who they are
Get Your Game On for MHEDA’s 58th Annual Convention!
Lencrow open new branch in Rockhampton
Bolzoni Auramo solutions for efficient damage-free handling of tissue paper rolls
Ningbo Ruyi will attend two International Fairs in the April 2013
NEW ultra-compact telehandlers launched at BAUMA
15 years of Lifting Innovation
Conveyors with business class
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In The Discussion Forums
"From my point of view, this is a very smart action that will bring a lot for Toyota and Cascade on the US and Far East market. For European in general, and in particular for German market, this will certainly reduce the market share of Cascade. Kaup, Stabau, Durwen, Meyer and also the Italian Bolzoni are already licking their fingers for the extra business that they will get without doing nothing.".
Marko_R, Germany
"Online training is a supplement to real training? That's like taking vitamins instead of eating. You think you're going to be hungry and your body will be nourished? ".
tjoldman, United States
"There are about 1700 working hours a year. The average truck we maintain (90% they are Linde) works 2000 hours a year and this requires about 25 labour hours of service technician for inspections and repairs on IC trucks and about 15 hours on the electrics. So, statistically, an average truck requires about 20 labour hours a year. With all the time losses, an average technician is able to deal with about 70-80 statistic Linde/Still/JUngheinrich trucks.".
Karait, Poland
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