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There’s good news and bad news this week. The good news, according to the latest Global Financial Stability Report from the International Monetary Fund is that the global financial system is far more stable than it was six months ago. The bad news: despite dramatic financial improvements in recent months, there is a persistent and growing wedge in Europe between financial 'haves' and 'have nots.' Because banks in Europe are broken, affordable credit is not getting through to the parts of the economy that need it, particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises. Also, large amounts of debt are weighing down many corporations in periphery countries, which they built up during the pre-crisis boom years.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Doosan appoints AB Equipment as NZ dealer Australasia News|
Auckland Equipment supplier Doosan has appointed materials handling company AB Equipment Limited as its dealer for New Zealand.
The company will distribute the full line of Doosan heavy products, including... [more]
|Worker injured by walkie stacker Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia A company has been fined $60,000 (plus $7,673 in costs) over an incident in which a worker was injured when a lifting device fell on her.
National Fleet... [more]
|Logistics game challenges players Australasia News|
Gold Coast, Queensland An Australian version of the UK educational game, Business on the Move, is being developed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) to help students and adults... [more]
|NZ port opens expanded container terminal Australasia News|
Tauranga Port of Tauranga has officially opened a major expansion of its container terminal facilities.
With the container wharf length expanded by nearly a third, the port has installed a... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Rental fleets continue to grow|
STILL GmbH is forecasting an increase in revenue, fleet size and the importance of the short-term rental (STR) business.
Spokeswoman Jacqueline Wiecker tells Forkliftaction.com News: “The main factors... [more]
|China’s share of revenues fall|
UNITED KINGDOM Construction equipment sales by 50 of the world’s largest manufacturers grew 2.6% in 2012 to USD186 billion, according to KHL Group.
The group’s Yellow Table Survey, which ranks the... [more]
|Crown opens branch in Kansas City|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has opened a company-owned branch in Lenexa, Kansas within a metropolitan area spanning the Missouri-Kansas border and having more than two million residents.
Crown employs 30... [more]
|Mentor: overuse of the term 'accident' breeds complacency|
UNITED KINGDOM Mentor Training believes that distinguishing between ‘accidents’ and ‘incidents’ can help employers and employees accept responsibility for their actions.
“People tend to overuse the word ‘accident’”, says technical manager... [more]
|Safety regulator underscores ways to prevent falls|
UNITED STATES A senior US safety regulator has commended those in the aerial work business for taking safety seriously and commitment to work with stakeholders on the issue of fall protection.... [more]
|Forkway offers Air Products a lift|
UNITED KINGDOM A world leader in the supply of atmospheric, process and specialty gases has signed a major new contract with Yale Europe Materials Handling and the Forkway Group.
|Flexi meets demand with factory expansion|
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle has undertaken a major expansion of its UK production facility to keep pace with growing demand for its articulated forklifts.
Managing director Peter Wooldridge says the... [more]
|Milestone order for TPS|
GERMANY Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received a milestone order for automated container-handling equipment for terminals.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) of Hong Kong, China has placed an order... [more]
|Jungheinrich holds used truck fairs|
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich (UK) Ltd will hold a used equipment fair in the UK next week.
The event will take place at Jungheinrich’s depot in Cumbernauld on April 24th.
|AK records success with iPads on forklifts|
UNITED STATES Mezzanine, pallet-rack and modular-office supplier AK Material Handling Systems Co of Maple Grove is finding success in using Apple iPad devices on its warehouse forklifts.
In a progressive move... [more]
|MHEDA prepares for convention in California|
UNITED STATES Get Your Game On is the theme for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) convention from 4-8 May at the JW Marriott Desert Springs resort and spa in Palm... [more]
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|There’s nothing pedestrian about Yale’s MP20 Pedestrian Pallet Trucks|
Offering a choice of 1125 or 1173mm long forks, with a 670mm fork spread and a 2000kg load capacity, the Yale MP20 is the handy heavy lifter that’s not light on features. [more]
|EP launches EPT20-18ET Electric Pallet Truck|
If you’re looking for a powered pallet truck at an attractive price that is well built and easy to operate, our EPT20-18ET motorised pallet truck is the perfect choice. [more]
|New Paper Roll Clamp Boosts Productivity |
Cascade introduces new durable 13H Paper Roll Clamp. The rugged and reliable clamp is specifically designed to handle small to medium size rolls of newsprint, form and printing stock; making it ideal for newspaper publishers, printers and warehouses. [more]
|Real Time Solutions fits FMX to Langeberg and Ashton FLTs|
Real Time Solutions recently fitted close to 90 FMX units at Langeberg and Ashton in the Western Cape near Robertson, in partnership with Toyota SIE. [more]
|Learn, network and discover resources at MHEDA's 2013 Annual Convention|
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will present its 58th Annual Convention this May in California. The Convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking and discovering resources for their company.
|Global trends in port and maritime security - how they will affect your business.|
Africa Ports and Harbours 2013 will focus on creating strong innovative brands in emerging markets. The event is part of Africa's largest rail, transport and infrastructure show with the co-located Africa Rail, Signalling & Train Control and Aviation Outlook Africa. [more]
|New 360 Flexible Fleet Solutions from Collective Intelligence|
Collective Intelligence Group provide the technology behind Australia's leading Fleet Management Solutions across major industry sectors from construction and mining to all areas of materials handling. [more]
|FORKLIFTACTION.COM PARTNER TO INDUSTRY EVENTS WORLDWIDE|
Put your event in front of 100,000+ unique visitors monthly on Forkliftaction.com, and be seen by business people who are keen to learn about the latest industry initiatives worldwide. Forkliftaction is proudly supporting the following events over the coming months... [more]
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|In The Discussion Forums|
|"KION will be gone in five years as it is now: the Chinese will buy it and break it up or merge it into one of the Chinese companies . The people who own the Hydraulic business will take this out and leave KION with no real business - only Germany and France .".|
sam_s, United Kingdom
|"Well it seems that Liftone is at the top of the poll in the forklift industry. We learned that for the second time this year, profit checks rolled out to all of their employees.
nostradamus_p, United States
|"Reletively speaking, the weight of the carraige and forks is negligable but I have never heard of anyone wanting to park their lift in such a manner. If you drive by any rental yard, you see every zoom boom in the yard elevated and extended for weeks on end, it would lead you to believe it is a non factor.".|
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|Birmingham, United Kingdom||29th April to 1st May 2014 [more]|
|2. SCM Logistics World ASIA 2013|
|Marina Bay Sands, Singapore||July 1st to 3rd [more]|
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