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What is value? Is it the cheapest forklift? Is it the most reliable? Obviously, there's no point saving a few dollars on the purchase price if the machine needs constant repairs or if replacement parts are expensive. Environmental impact is also part of the value calculation these days. And let's not forget operator safety. All the other savings pale into insignificance if a single staff member is injured.

AITA announces speakers for forklift seminar Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) has announced the program for its 4 June safety week seminar in Rooty Hill, Sydney. The seminar is a feature of AITA’s annual... [more]
New JCB teletruk ‘suits mining industry’ Australasia News
Larapinta, Queensland New to Australia, the JCB teletruk’s revolutionary design offers a telehandler’s productivity and strength in a forklift body, the company says. JCB Construction Equipment Australia telehandler product manager Greg... [more]
US logistics company opens Australian office Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria International logistics provider ASF Logistics is expanding into the Australian market, establishing an office in Melbourne and a network of affiliate offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin.... [more]
Rail ‘ready for national land freight strategy’ Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s release of a National Land Freight Strategy through the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure. “With our population... [more]
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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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EU imposes new anti-dumping duty
The European Union (EU) has imposed a new anti-dumping duty on all pallet trucks imported from China to the region. Erling Pedersen, president of Danish materials handling equipment manufacturer... [more]
Kalmar buys Spanish Mareiport
SPAIN Kalmar has bought Spanish crane refurbishment and maintenance service company Mareiport SA. The acquisition is part of Kalmar’s strategy to become a major global crane refurbishment and services... [more]
White paper raises questions on forklift automation
UNITED STATES A 10-page white paper on forklift automation identifies challenges in adopting technological advancements as an integral part of future warehousing. The paper -  “The State of Forklift Automation:... [more]
Dealer appointed for Ethiopia
ETHIOPIA Doosan Construction Equipment has appointed My Wish Enterprise PLC, based in Addis Ababa, its authorised dealer in Ethiopia for Bobcat compact equipment.   The Bobcat appointment follows three... [more]
Manitex logs gains in quarterly profit, sales
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc reports a 53% gain in profit on a 39% climb in sales for the first quarter ended 31 March, compared tothe 2012 first quarter. “Our first... [more]
Plug Power boosts finances, foresees end of losses
UNITED STATES Fuel cell technology firm Plug Power Inc is strengthening its financial position and moving towards the end of operational losses, the company says. “I believe we are at the... [more]
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks identifies winner
UNITED KINGDOM Customer support and reliable products were the winning formula for Andover Fork Truck Services at the Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks dealer awards. The forklift dealer won a gold award and... [more]
Clark gives nod to top North American parts, service managers
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co recognises its top 2013 parts and service managers in North America. Top parts managers are Mark Boyer, of Equipment Depot, Fort Worth, Texas; Raul Rodriguez,... [more]
Movers & Shakers
FSIP, FLTA [more]
Imran Khan injured in forklift fall
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has expressed its commiserations to Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan and his family after a forklift accident at a Lahore rally.... [more]
Beverage firm boosts efficiency with new trucks
GERMANY One of Germany’s leading beverage logistics companies has turned to Yale and its authorised dealer Helmut Reiter to manage part of its materials handling operations. Hövelmann-Ahr Getränke Logistik, based... [more]
Hyster, Yale market new electric rider forklifts
UNITED STATES Two Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc operations introduced technically similar electric rider forklift series in separate 13 May announcements. Hyster Co launches its E80-120XN electric rider forklift series as a... [more]
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The Forkliftaction Marketplace is a valuable tool for business people looking to sell and source used equipment.  1 in 4 of the 400,000 monthly visitors utilise the Marketplace to source and sell used forklifts. Ever the perfectionists, at Forkliftaction we are constantly asking the question ‘How does it work for you and how can we do this better?'

We need your feedback to help us evaluate our Marketplace. We would love to hear your answers to any of the following questions:
  • What do you like about the Forkliftaction Marketplace now - E.g. Its user friendly? Gives good results?
  • How does Forkliftaction’s Marketplace compare to other online marketplaces?
  • What do you think is missing from the Forkliftaction Marketplace?
And because we appreciate your opinions so much. all participants will go in the draw to win a $50 (AUD)  iTunes voucher (for movies, music and apps)!

SIMPLY  Send us an email’ for your chance to WIN by June 15. [more]
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EP launches CK-05 Electric Order Picker
Featuring an innovative patent-pending design, the CK-05 Electric Order Picker, which is suited to a wide array of inventory management and fulfilment tasks, delivers the performance of an industrial order picker in a highly compact, manoeuvrable and capable machine. [more]
The right forks for heavy forklifts
Scana Booforge, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of large and customized fork arms, is focusing in the heavier segment and assures the design and quality which a large fork requires in order to withstand the heavy wear and tear. [more]
Mobicon Systems - United States LCS Contract
After the first delivery of a Mobicon to the US Navy was completed in 2008, the Mobicon solution has since proven so successful that a further 11 have been ordered. [more]
Ten years of slip sheet attachments
Since winning the first Logistics Award at Logistica 2003 in Utrecht, now 10 years ago, MSE-FORKS has not been idle in terms of new product development in the field of pallet-free transport. [more]
NACCO Materials Handling Group supports Asia dealers with new office in Malaysia
Its game on for suppliers of materials handling equipment in Asia, and a winning move for customers across the region as NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) extends its Asian operation and opens the doors of its Malaysia office. [more]
Iconic Towmotor brand makes a comeback
Towmotor, the company that first invented the forklift, is now making a major comeback in the market it once dominated after decades of languishing in the corporate wilderness. [more]
AUSA very optimistic after BAUMA’s 2013 results
AUSA attracted interest from visitors of 70 different countries when they presented the T 144 H Plus, a revolutionary compact telehandler at this year’s BAUMA. The compact T 144 H Plus can efficiently compete with the best Skis Steer Loaders. [more]
Supply Chain Sustainability: Exploring its impact on you and your business
The dates are set for the 2013 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference. The conference is the largest event of its kind in the state and is ideally suited for Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport and Procurement professionals and practitioners. [more]
A Word from our Sponsors
RTITB Operator of the Year competition sponsors believe that safe working practices are of paramount importance in the materials handling sector, for operators and employers alike. Their support demonstrates their commitment to raising operating standards across the industry. [more]
EP launches CK-05 Electric Order Picker
The right forks for heavy forklifts
Mobicon Systems - United States LCS Contract
Ten years of slip sheet attachments
NACCO Materials Handling Group supports Asia dealers with new office in Malaysia
Iconic Towmotor brand makes a comeback
AUSA very optimistic after BAUMA’s 2013 results
Supply Chain Sustainability: Exploring its impact on you and your business
A Word from our Sponsors
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"Having now retired, but worked for Clark Equipment Fork trucks Industrial Truck Division in UK northern branch as a service engineer a good number of years ago, I am now looking for my company pension from Clark. I am getting misled ".
Dave_S, United Kingdom
"Liftow specializes in the propane powered trucks, GN Johnston just the battery-type ones. They can't step on each other's toes by selling similar trucks, unless head office agrees. Raymond, Lift Tow, GN Johnston are all under Toyota control anyway. If they get Cascade, it will be a monopoly!".
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