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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.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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 (Forkliftaction.com 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]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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 (Forkliftaction.com 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.
|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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|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.".|
|"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.".|
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