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It’s a sad time for the work force at the Linde factory in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, with confirmation that the plant will close by the end of October after negotiations with stakeholders failed to reach a solution. The closure is part of the global rationalisation which sees manufacturing being consolidated at fewer sites, and while this makes economic sense, it is no less painful for the affected staff and the broader local community. So, while business is business, it’s important to remember the context and to tread carefully.

Linfox adds new forklifts to logistics site Australasia News
Dandenong, Victoria Logistics giant Linfox has been appointed DuluxGroup’s main metropolitan transport provider across Australia, with the addition of distribution contracts in Brisbane and Perth. Linfox’s group manager, Petrochemicals & Industrial,... [more]
Hire industry award winners announced Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Equipment specialist Force Access was awarded the hire industry’s highest accolade earlier this month, winning Rental Company of the Year 2013 at the Hire and Rental Industry Association’s (HRIA) national... [more]
Freight program exceeds set targets Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Results achieved by the Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy (PBLIS) will see the program continue through Transport for New South Wales, the organisation responsible for the state’s transport services.... [more]
First arrival for new Brisbane terminal Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT), part of the Hutchison Port Holdings network, had its first vessel, a ship from Neptune Pacific Line, arrive on 10 May. BCT chief executive Dr... [more]
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Merthyr Tydfil will close this year
GERMANY The KION Group has decided to close the Linde Material Handling factory in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK by the end of October after negotiations with stakeholders that started early this... [more]
TMHE acquires Dambach VNA business
BELGIUM Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) will buy the very narrow aisle forklift (VNA) business of Dambach Lagersysteme GmbH & Co KG for an undisclosed price.    Dambach has been... [more]
Chinese bank lends millions to support partnership
GERMANY The largest direct Chinese investment in Germany that was announced last August is set to expand after the China Development Bank agreed to lend up to EUR500 million (USD643 million)... [more]
Capital distributes Chinese forklifts
PHILIPPINES Hytsu Group of Shanghai, China has appointed Capital Industries Inc as its Philippines forklift distributor in an official ceremony held this month. “The increasing demand for materials handling equipment... [more]
Forklifts pitch in for tornado support
UNITED STATES Forklift dealerships and operators are responding to needs stemming from the major tornado that passed southwest of Moore on the afternoon of 20 May. Rated at EF5 on the... [more]
Watts Equipment relocates into larger quarters
UNITED STATES Forklift dealer Watts Equipment Co Inc has moved about three mi. (4.8 km) to a larger facility, also within Manteca. Watts describes its new location as having an “industry-leading... [more]
Good Friend sales plunge
CHINA Good Friend International Holdings Inc announced sales figures for the four months ended 30 April of about RMB420 million (USD69 million), down 17% compared to the RMB509 million (USD83 million)... [more]
Cargotec opens Tampere centre
FINLAND About 100 people attended the opening ceremony of Cargotec's Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland last Tuesday ( News #534). Prominent attendees included Cargotec board chairman Ilkka Herlin,... [more]
Kalmar RT completes military contract
UNITED STATES Kalmar RT Center has completed the last of the 1,244 RT240 rough-terrain container handlers to fulfill its contract with the United States Department of Defense. The value of the... [more]
Short wheelbase a solution for busy port
UNITED KINGDOM A bespoke solution from handling specialist Cooper SH has met the needs of busy UK seaport, the Port of Poole. The Port of Poole faces the common challenge that... [more]
Nett Technologies introduces advanced data monitor, logger
UNITED STATES Emission control specialist Nett Technologies Inc has added to its PTLOG-brand family. The PTLOG 270SCR advanced data monitor and logger is designed to monitor, log and provide alerts relating... [more]
Linde launches financing solution - Basingstoke, United Kingdom
UKWA names Transaid as charity partner - London, United Kingdom
Subsidiary celebrates 20 years - Hamburg, Germany [more]
Forklift maker shares knowledge with youth apprentices
UNITED STATES Raymond Corp has openings for two more youth apprentices in the next school year in a continuation of a program that has involved dozens of students since 1991. The... [more]
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Increase your profitability with MH Equipment's Fleet Management Software
At MH Equipment, we analyse your forklift or lift truck fleet and recommend the best way to lower your overall costs. Our fleet management services and warehousing solutions have helped increase profitability for material handling operations. [more]
Testing your Forklift Batteries for Maximum Return
Eagle Eye Power Solutions offers the complete discharge testing solution for your forklift batteries.  The LB-24/36/48-300 and LB-24/36/48/80-200 Load Banks are specifically designed for the motive power industry to load test and maintain your batteries - saving you time & money. [more]
Hoist Reach Stacker Series
The Hoist RS Series Reach Stacker is designed not only to handle and transport containers quickly, safely, and effectively, but is incredibly versatile to handle a wide variety of loads. [more]
Save time and money with Bolzoni Auramo Reach Forks
Bolzoni Auramo will soon release a new model of Reach Forks. With a wide choice of capacities, lengths and strokes, this attachment provides an effective solution for time saving and space optimisation during load handling operations. [more]
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. Read more about units for sale. [more]
Eoslift line successfully introduced to US market
The Eoslift Group, an internationally respected manufacturer of industrial warehouse equipment has now established operations in the US market. Dealer opportunities are still available. [more]
We are investigating the Forkliftaction marketplace, a valuable tool for business people looking to sell and source used equipment. Give us your feedback for your chance to WIN by June 15. [more]
RUYI at International Exhibitions in April 2013
Ningbo Ruyi attended two famous international trade exhibitions in April 2013: Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China and the Bauma Fair in Munich, Germany. We showed our full range of materials handling products and received positive feedback. [more]
Project cargo professionals meet the industries
At PowerLogistics Asia Conference you can  expand your knowledge on the heavy transport and lifting industry, network with 160 delegates,  access more than 75 exhibiting companies, and experience energetic panel discussions on the issues effecting the industry. [more]
A smarter way to wrap
The New Zealand arm of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific is now manufacturing film for `stretch hood’ packaging of pallets. The new method helps revolutionise the old multi-layer stretch wrap method of securing loads to a pallet.
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Keep your operations moving with our June Feature on Pallet Mover and Stacker equipment. This special feature will examine all the ins and outs of the equipment that keeps your warehouse productive.

Featuring contributions by some of the biggest innovators and players within the field Task, Hewitt, Hangcha, Ruyi, and Zowell, this story will give insight into the big issues faced by modern warehouses today.

Make sure you get your weekly News fix on June 20  for our Pallet Movers and Stackers Special Feature.

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Testing your Forklift Batteries for Maximum Return
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CVS Ferrari Reach Stackers for Sale with Freightquip Australia
Eoslift line successfully introduced to US market
RUYI at International Exhibitions in April 2013
Project cargo professionals meet the industries
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In The Discussion Forums
"I was always interested in mechanics when I was a teenager and got a job at a engine rebuild machine shop. After learning about that stuff, I worked at a couple of forklift dealers for 8 years and then went out on my own as an independent. That was 28 years ago.".
mrfixit, United States
"Can anyone tell me what EN or ISO standards apply to the manufacture of container handling straddle carriers, particulatly interested in the main constructional standard, (like ISO3691-1 for CB lift trucks), and the stability standard.".
tugger, 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.".
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