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From time to time we use this space to talk about ourselves, and this week we can share some new statistics on our audience growth. Firstly, we are rapidly approaching 55,000 subscribers globally. Our website, meanwhile, has passed another milestone, with over 10 million page views in the last month.
Forklift end-users (including fleet managers) remain our largest audience segment (42%), ahead of dealers (36%) and manufacturers (19%). In fact, there’s been a subtle shift, with more end-users reading the newsletter - and a slightly smaller proportion of dealers.
Watch this space for our next achievement and details of our changing demographics.

Forklift company leaves customers irate Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Forklift supplier Rapid Lift’s reputation is in tatters and the company itself may be on the verge of ruin, leaving behind a string of irate customers who are owed either... [more]
Forklift driver injured in NZ warehouse Australasia News
Bay of Plenty, North Island A female forklift driver has been injured at kiwifruit packhouse operation Eastpack. New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Health and Safety Group tells News that... [more]
Kalmar gets order from NZ port Australasia News
Port Otago Equipment specialist Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to deliver two 50 T capacity ESC 450W diesel electric straddle carriers to container handling operator Port Otago. The straddle... [more]
Nominations open for logistics awards Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) has called for nominations for its 2013 Leadership in Logistics Awards. Presented annually, the awards seek to encourage, support and recognise excellence in... [more]

KION preparing IPO
GERMANY The KION Group has confirmed that it is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, as flagged recently ( News #618). According to Reuters, KION... [more]
STILL expands its sales activities in Turkey and in the Middle East
GERMANY STILL has expanded in Turkey after buying its dealer, Arser İş Makineleri Servis ve Ticaret AŞ (Arser), from the Turkish Arkas Group on 28 May. The acquisition value is... [more]
TICO grows overseas
JAPAN Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) wants to boost sales overseas by expanding its leasing business. The leading forklift manufacturer plans to establish a leasing subsidiary in Queretaro, Mexico this month.... [more]
Liftking gets Navy order for rough-terrain forklifts
UNITED STATES While not confirmable through official channels, Manitex International Inc says its Liftking subsidiary in Canada received a five-year US Navy design-and-build contract for rough-terrain straight-mast forklifts. Manufacturing will occur... [more]
Safety a priority in tender
SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Hulamin, a manufacturer of aluminium rolled products, has taken delivery of 50 new Doosan forklifts from Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), part of the Goscor Group.... [more]
Air Liquide supports IKEA’s fuel cell forklifts
FRANCE Air Liquide will provide retailer IKEA with a hydrogen filling station to supply part of its logistics platform in Saint Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France. The hydrogen filling station... [more]
Grower achieves efficiencies with new trucks
UNITED KINGDOM West Sussex-based Barfoots of Botley, which specialises in growing, processing, packing and selling semi-exotic fresh vegetables to UK retailers, has seen increased efficiencies since upgrading its trucks to Jungheinrich’s lithium... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Briggs Equipment, Cargotec, Clark Material Hanlding Company, Seegrid Corp [more]
MaximEyes forklift backup camera kit reaches the market
UNITED STATES Vision safety specialist Rosco Inc has partnered with Cascade Corp in introducing a backup camera system for use on indoor and outdoor forklifts. The MaximEyes-brand forklift backup camera kit... [more]
James F Dicke Pioneer Awards recognise branch, dealer
UNITED STATES A company-owned branch in the US Intermountain West region and an independent dealer in the Midwest received James F Dicke Pioneer Awards from Crown Equipment Corp. The Crown Lift... [more]
Steel fabricator fined after death involving forklift
CANADA Justice of the Peace John A Balkwill fined Encore Steel CAD75,000 (USD72,188) in connection with a worker’s 2012 death involving a diesel-powered pneumatic-tyre TCM model FA25D forklift. The structural... [more]
Publish your brief here
BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Contact BS Forklifts,, The Netherlands. Phone +31 (0) 162 52 19 13 or send a message. BS Forklifts ShopFront [more]
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Chadwick’s enhance forklift rental operations with new 7000kg forklifts
Chadwick Forklifts have recently taken delivery of a fleet of new 7000kg forklifts to enhance their forklift rental operations. Three distinctly different specifications have been procured to cover all applications. [more]
More than 500 second-hand attachments offered by TVH!
TVH likes to invest in durability and tries to pursue this as much as possible in its products. The range of second-hand attachments in original or completely revised condition is very extensive and varied. [more]
Lencrow forge a relationship with Faresin
Lencrow Materials Handling has entered into a distribution relationship with Faresin Handlers to sell the Faresin telehandler range in Australia. The range has been designed to offer both operator ergonomics and outstanding reliability. [more]
Boost your logistic performance with automation solution
The goal of an automation solution is to improve material handling efficiency and thus reduce costs and increase profitability. With Rocla's advanced process management, customers receive a total logistics solution with a measurable performance boost. [more]
Hoist Liftruck to strengthen its international presence
U.S. forklift manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, seeks new global dealer network in Columbia, South America. Hoist is interested in current equipment dealers and/or agents with experience in the port/intermodal, industrial, steel, mining, and construction industries. [more]
CM News on the move
For more than 28 years cm magazine has been the pre-eminent maritime industry publication. The cm App is yet another reason our readers look to cm magazine as the single most respected and reliable source of up-to-date maritime information. [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 a $50 (AUD)  iTunes voucher by June 15. [more]
Submissions open for the 2013 Queensland SCL Awards
Submissions are now open for the sixth annual Queensland SCL Awards program. Winners for the awards will be announced on Thursday the 29th of August during the 14th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference. [more]
Publish your brief here
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.

More info? Contact Us [more]
Safety First
Nick Welch: Monitoring and managing risk
Besides complying with regulations, monitoring and managing safety make business senses, according to Nick Welch. [more]
BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Chadwick’s enhance forklift rental operations with new 7000kg forklifts
More than 500 second-hand attachments offered by TVH!
Lencrow forge a relationship with Faresin
Boost your logistic performance with automation solution
Hoist Liftruck to strengthen its international presence
CM News on the move
Submissions open for the 2013 Queensland SCL Awards
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In The Discussion Forums
"Everyone has been moaning on this site for months now, waiting for the package to be announced. Fundamentally, the situation cannot be that bad, otheriwse you would have walked by now. Third parties have announced vacancies on this thread but no-one wants to jump ship. Either you all like to moan or life is not that bad.".
Helper, United Kingdom
"Kion are to raise 500 Million Euro by IPO Weichai Power to increase share holding to 30%, KKR and Goldman sacks to sell part of there share holding and the value would be 5 billion euro. This all looks very well. But Weichai only paid 467 million euro for 25%, meaning the company would be worth only 1.868 billion based on this. So why would anybody ant to pay 500 mill for around a 10% stake?".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
"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
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