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A brief item this week covers the sentencing of a forklift broker in the US who took upfront payments and then failed to deliver forklifts.  
Co-incidentally, last week News broke a story in its Australian section about a similar activity under way in that country. While international readers may have missed it, we were tipped off by angry buyers who had parted with cash but not received any goods from Rapid Lift in Brisbane. The man many dealt with there, Graeme Dillon, was already facing fraud charges from a previous business - and that had been reported in this newsletter.
Nonetheless, people continued to deal with the accused and to hand over payments.
Hopefully, our story will stop others falling for such tricks.
And, in that spirit, if readers anywhere in the world fall prey to fraudsters, please let us know so that we can investigate and alert others.

Forklift apprentice wins trip to Japan Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Melbourne apprentice technician Joseph Morris will tour Toyota’s forklift manufacturing plant in Japan after winning the Apprentice of the Year award in Toyota Material Handling Australia's (TMHA) annual national skills... [more]
Company fined over forklift injury Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia A freight company in Western Australia has been fined $20,000 over an incident in which an employee was injured by a reversing forklift. Massena Pty Ltd, trading as Star... [more]
New site provides career path info in transport and logistics Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Following the publication of its career brochure on occupations in the transport and logistics industry, Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) has launched its ‘Go Places’ careers micro-site, which... [more]
Next step in NSW intermodal terminal announced Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Registrations of Interest for developing and operating the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal close this week, with the next stage in the procurement process commencing in August this year in the form... [more]
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KION won’t be Chinese
GERMANY KION’s chief executive officer has told a German newspaper that the group does not expect to be fully acquired by its Chinese shareholder. Gordon Riske was reported in Handelsblatt... [more]
Bigge adds Xtreme forklift line
UNITED STATES Diversified equipment and project services company Bigge has added the Xtreme Manufacturing LLC forklift lines to its sales and leasing operations in 13 locations. “Many of our rental customers... [more]
Major battery maker files bankruptcy petition
UNITED STATES The US operation of Exide Technologies filed a voluntary petition on 10 June for reorganisation under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code. The manufacturer and recycler of lead-acid... [more]
Dyson again makes tynes for forklifts
UNITED STATES Dyson Corp is resuming the manufacturing of forklift tynes after a market absence of several years. “Our forklift arms are used in severe-duty applications requiring the highest strength and... [more]
Big names take out IFOY honours
GERMANY Crown Equipment, STILL GmbH and Jungheinrich received honours at the inaugural International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Awards held at the CeMAT Transport Logistics trade fair in Munich last... [more]
TVH and TMHE bag awards
TVH wins prize for MyTotalSource. Madrid, Spain TVH has won two prizes in Madrid, Spain, at the 19th ANAPAT convention. The first award was given to the Belgian company... [more]
Mitsubishi Ninja unleashed in SA this month
SOUTH AFRICA Mitsubishi Forklifts and its local southern African dealer, Masslift Africa Pty Ltd, are introducing a new low-cost, internal combustion forklift called the Classic Diamond, also known as the ‘Mitsubishi Ninja’.... [more]
Product News
Yale adds to MO series - Masate, Italy
Hyster unveils new truck - Greenville, NC, United States
Yale upgrades rider series - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Former forklift broker sentenced for fraud
UNITED STATES Former forklift broker William P Marr of Mokena, Illinois was sentenced to three years in a federal prison for defrauding a now-defunct bank of USD328,882. Judge Ruben Castillo imposed... [more]
JCB invests GBP45M in powerful engine
UNITED KINGDOM JCB will start producing six-cylinder engines with the addition of the JCB Dieselmax 672 to its engine line-up. The first JCB engine rolled off the UK production line... [more]
TMHE launches first competition - Brussels, Belgium
‘Mission 25’ challenge under way - Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Ashwoods launches cost-effective motor - Stuttgart, Germany
RediRack expands with financial infusion - Mexborough, United Kingdom [more]
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Many Thai customers greeted during Thailand week at Lisman Asia
Lisman, an international wholesaler of used material handling equipment has welcomed many of its Thai customers in the premises of Telok Gong - Malaysia. The company now celebrates the first anniversary of their operations in Malaysia. [more]
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Baoli participates in Jakarta exhibition
Baoli participated in the Jakarta exhibition in Indonesia from May 16-18 with its local distributor, PT Quantum Gemilang Lestari. The presence of Baoli forklifts at the show represent a step forward to consolidate the Indonesia market. [more]
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Towmotor Finds Market Niche - The First Forklift Looks to the Future
Towmotor, the company that first invented the industrial forklift, is now setting its sights on a what it feels is a rapidly growing market segment - small or medium-sized business that are looking for a boost in materials handling productivity. [more]
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