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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Good news travels fast, and this week, we share some very positive sales figures out of the US. Some of the biggest manufacturers posted significant rises in revenues and profits in the last quarter. Both Oshkosh and Manitowoc report increases of more than 7% for the quarter to March 31, while Hyster Yale sales also rose modestly. Importantly, there were also rises in profits, so it’s not just about shifting inventory.
With the gloom still hanging over parts of Europe, the positive figures will be most encouraging, especially to the multi-nationals with interests in multiple markets.

Power appointed exclusive distributor for Still forklifts Australasia News
Auckland Power Forklifts has been appointed the exclusive NZ distributor of German-manufactured Still forklifts. Still, which sells electric, LPG and diesel ranges, is part of the Kion Group, the world’s... [more]
PM announces freight package for Tasmania Australasia News
Bell Bay, Tasmania Tasmania will receive more than AUD22 million to boost its freight capacity and improve its maritime workforce’s skills. Prime Minister Julia Gillard says demand for premium Tasmanian products, like... [more]
Shortlist of bidders announced for container terminal Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A shortlist of four bidders for the right to operate the Port of Melbourne’s third international container terminal has been announced. They are: . A consortium of CMA CGM... [more]
Mushroom wholesaler grows with Toyota Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia A specialist mushroom wholesaler, Mr Mushroom, has commissioned its second Toyota forklift in just 12 months. Both forklifts have three-stage full free-lift 4300 mm (14 ft.) masts and are... [more]
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CVS Ferrari Reach Stackers for Sale with Freightquip Australia Australasia News
Freightquip Australia exclusively provides the Australian market with the entire CVS Ferrari materials handling equipment range including empty and laden reach stackers, yard and terminal tractors, forklift trucks and straddle carriers. Freightquip also supplies TLD Ground Support Equipment, Zephir rail shunting vehicles and designs & creates the most extensive portfolio of custom containers.

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Konecranes and KION Group finalise partnership
GERMANY Konecranes and the KION Group have finalised collaboration for a container handling forklift business announced in February ( News #604). Based on the agreement, Konecranes is now the long-term... [more]
Trelleborg and NMHG partner for EMEA
SWEDEN Trelleborg Wheel Systems Industrial Tires and NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) have partnered to supply the EMEA region with replacement industrial tyres. Under the agreement, Trelleborg is now NMHG’s... [more]
Hyster-Yale, Oshkosh, Manitowoc post gains in lift equipment sales
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc, Oshkosh Corp and Manitowoc Co Inc report quarterly gains in equipment manufacturing operations. Hyster-Yale increases profit, sales on higher unit volume Hyster-Yale Materials Handling... [more]
German company distributes Baoli
CHINA German company Lenzing has expanded its materials handling equipment portfolio with Baoli forklifts. The complete Baoli range, which comprises forklifts with internal combustion engines and electric motors and... [more]
NMHG opens new office in Malaysia
MALAYSIA NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has expanded its Asian operation with a new office in Malaysia. With a dealer network “successfully operating” in the region, NMHG says the Asia... [more]
Engine program for Hyundai forklifts
KOREA, SOUTH Clean technology engine supplier Power Solutions International Inc (PSI) says its Tier IV diesel engine replacement program with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd is a success. PSI supplies Hyundai... [more]
IPS expands offering
UNITED KINGDOM Component manufacturer Schaltbau Machine Electrics Ltd (SME) has appointed Independent Parts Specialists (IPS) as its official distributor for the UK powered access market. The agreement adds 1,000 electrical components... [more]
Hyster rolls out new centre rider forklift
UNITED STATES Hyster Co showed its LO2.5 centre rider forklift during the 28-29 April warehousing industry resources event (WIRE) in Dallas. Hyster says the new forklift eases second-level order picking through... [more]
Bulldog Battery names Jamco for Orlando, Tampa markets
UNITED STATES Bulldog Battery Corp appointed Jamco Inc, of Sanford, in mid-April as its authorised distributor for Florida’s Orlando and Tampa markets. Norman Benjamin, president and co-owner of Bulldog Batteries, in... [more]
JCB marks millionth machine milestone
UNITED KINGDOM JCB employees have marked production of the company’s one millionth machine - enough diggers to stretch from the UK to Australia - with colourful celebrations. The entire glass frontage... [more]
Briggs helps promote British manufacturing
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has joined some of the UK’s leading firms to help promote British manufacturing and the importance of businesses working together to ensure long-term success. The UK forklift... [more]
Forklift dealership assists non-profit organisation
UNITED STATES The Nashville operation of Forklift Systems Inc assisted a non-profit organisation with a significant one-day need and limited resources. Feeding Children Everywhere, of Longwood, Florida, needed a forklift for... [more]
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MTC Forklifts - our latest offers on port equipment !
  • KALMAR DRF450-60C5X, 2005, 45ton, 5 high stacking: more info
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  • KALMAR DCE120-12, 2008, 5m duplex mast, wide forks: more info
We also have a large inventory of used forklifts in the range 1 to 50 ton, diesel, LPG and electric.
Special discounts for any order placed in April and May, when ordering two machines or more!

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Mobicon Systems & Tom Schults - How an Idea is born
For over 15 years Mobicon Systems has provided logistics solutions. 2013 will see Mobicon Systems launch a brand new international web platform to further stimulate the international market. [more]
Ready for the greatest challenges
Heavy duty model added to Mitsubishi platform power pallet series. The 2.5 tonne PBF25N2, which joins the PREMIA EM series of platform power pallets, is designed to cope with the most demanding conditions of all. [more]
Cascade, the Inventors of Density-Based Tissue Clamp Design
Cascade Corporation invented the first convex contact pad for Tissue Roll Clamps more than 20 years ago. Ongoing research has revolutionized the industry and enables Cascade to consistently release innovative attachments and effective damage control solutions. [more]
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]
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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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MTC Forklifts - our latest offers on port equipment !
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In The Discussion Forums
"For the second time since 2006, Crown Equipment has contributed a significant improvement to systematic "training" within our field [see "LIFTOR head praises Crown technician training"Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 ( #268 )] .".
joe_m, United States
"The people who own the Hydraulic business will take this out and leave KION with no real business only Germany and France . The Chinese will move into the new developing markets KION keep trying to tell every one they are doing well in.".
sam_s, United Kingdom
"America concentrates on the best and most attractive selling points. They seem to concentrate on the bells and whistles more than anything else it seems. Why baffle em with bull-xxxx when you can dazzle em with brilliance ;o) ".
swoop223, United States
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