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The Safety First column is one of our most-read features. We regularly include articles from leading forklift safety and training experts around the world and this week welcome a new contributor to the expert panel. John J. Meola is a Richmond VA-based safety engineer who regularly teaches safety classes, including forklift safety, and has authored a couple of safety handbooks. He gets right back to basics in his first article which, I am sure you will agree, sets a high standard for future contributions. Welcome to the team, John.
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|Auctioneer restocks forklift fleet at warehouse Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Online auction house GraysOnline has equipped its main warehouse in Sydney with 35 units of Toyota materials handling equipment.
The 30,000 sqm facility handles 85% of the company’s warehoused... [more]
|Toll builds new freight facility in NSW Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Transport and logistics giant Toll Group is building a $170 million freight sorting facility in Sydney’s west.
Toll Group MD Brian Kruger says the 53,305 sqm facility on 18... [more]
|NZ port invests in more materials handling equipment Australasia News|
Christchurch Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) will spend over NZ$16 million to increase its cargo handling capacity by purchasing a fourth ship-to-shore gantry crane along with four new diesel electric straddles.... [more]
|Company fined for death on docks Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Transport company L Arthur has been convicted and fined $330,000 following the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling metal beam at West Melbourne’s docks in 2010.... [more]
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|NEW KALMAR DCG90-180: DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR TOTAL LIFETIME SAVINGS Australasia News|
That’s why the new DCG90-180 incorporates the most productive driving environment: the new EGO cabin, loaded with outstanding ergonomics and smart features that help drivers optimally perform their work. The truck also has new electric and hydraulic systems as well as modern lifting equipment to help drivers boost productivity and operational savings.
The new Kalmar DCG90-180 incorporates a new electronics system, a new variable hydraulic system as well as an improved cooling system. Combined with a modern lifting equipment this help drivers boost productivity levels whilst reducing fuel consumption.
Fast, simple and more convenient daily inspections and regular servicing was prioritized in developing the new Kalmar DCG90-180.
Pacific Materials Handling w: www.pacificmh.com.au | e: send an email | t: +61 03 9319 6000 | ShopFront
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|Darr Equipment, Multiequipos link with Palfinger|
CANADA Darr Equipment Co and Equipos Multiples de Guatemala SA have been named as forklift dealers for Palfinger North America.
Fourth generation family-owned Darr Equipment assumes a region with 81... [more]
|Konecranes wins multimillion order from PHA|
UNITED STATES Konecranes has received a USD56 million order from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) in the US. The order includes four Super Post-Panamax STS (ship-to-shore) cranes and three RTG (rubber-tyred... [more]
|Cooper SH offers bespoke solution|
UNITED KINGDOM Asset rental firm Dawsonrentals Temperature Control Solutions (TCS) turned to Cooper SH for a bespoke solution when it faced a significant increase in the product sizes it handles.
|Deep South Equipment, Hyster aid Duck Commander|
UNITED STATES Materials handling equipment dealer Deep South Equipment Co provided assistance when online product demands stretched the logistical resources of Duck Commander Co in West Monroe.
Family-owned and -operated Duck... [more]
Attachment makers merge
- Forbach, France
Mentor course complies with code
- Chesterfield, United Kingdom
TMHE receives award
- London, United Kingdom
NMHG green credentials recognised
- Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Camoplast Solideal wins Toyota award
- Columbus, IN, United States [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
International Powered Access Federation, Flight Systems Industrial Products, Yosemite Software Solutions [more]
|Dot Foods rewards four rodeo winners|
UNITED STATES Dot Foods Inc awarded all-expenses-paid trips to Ryan Mangold, Elliot Thompson, Miguel Sanchez Jr and Omar Morales as winners in the company’s 2013 forklift rodeo.
Forty entrants from across... [more]
Kalmar's new generation reach stacker
- Helsinki, Finland
New films will save users money
- Stonehouse, United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks launches AXIA ES
- Almere, The Netherlands [more]
|Long-serving truck shines for manufacturer|
UNITED KINGDOM A Jungheinrich reach truck operating at conveyor manufacturer Geo Robson’s Sheffield plant may be a front-runner for the longest service record.
The electric ETVQ20 multi-directional reach truck has been... [more]
|Forklift bucket conceals cocaine|
UNITED STATES A drug-sniffing dog under control of law enforcement officers found cocaine in one of the forklift buckets on the bed of a tractor-trailer truck in Combes in south-east Texas.... [more]
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|MTC Forklifts - our latest offers on port equipment!|
We also have a large inventory of used forklifts in the range 1 to 50 ton, diesel, LPG and electric.
- KALMAR DRF450-60C5X, 2005, 45ton, 5 high stacking: more info
- LINDE C4234TL5, 2007, 42ton, 5 high stacking: more info
- KALMAR DRF450-75S5, 1998, 45ton, 5 high stacking: more info
- SMV 4531CA5, 2001, 45ton, 5 high stacking: more info
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Germany/United Kingdom/Scandinavia: Bart Meertens - Send Bart a messageSouthern Europe/South America/Middle East: Derk Unkel - Send Derk a message [more]
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|Mobicon Systems launches new website on the world stage|
Mobicon Systems updates its online presence with the launch of a brand new website designed to engage more clients looking for a unique container handling solution. [more]
|Task Forklift enhances versatile Viper Pedestrian Reach|
Task engineers at the Australian Manufacturing Plant have developed an enhancement to the already popular and versatile Viper Pedestrian Reach Truck. Unlike many other reach trucks ‘The Viper’ has a lifting capacity of 1.5 tonnes.
|Hyundai 16 tonne forklifts have arrived and ready for work!|
With over 70 models and growing, Hyundai Forklifts range from 1.5 to 25 tonne we can offer a much greater range of material handling equipment to suit almost any logistical materials handling application. Right now we are offering special pricing... [more]
|Improve pallet handling and order picking with Rocla’s AGV |
Rocla improves intralogistics efficiency in logistics centers, production plants and warehouses with the Rocla ATX, which is especially designed for automated picking and pallet transfers. It complements Rocla’s product line of serially manufactured AGVs. [more]
|Forklift tender awarded with focus on safety|
JSE-listed Hulamin has taken delivery of 50 new Doosan forklifts from Goscor Lift Truck Company. Each forklift was fitted with control systems supplied FMS Technology including a VDO speed limiter, TXP transmission management system and FM3316 monitoring system. [more]
|New Launch of Hangcha A Series Warehouse Equipment|
After 50 years’ forklift truck manufacturing history, and with the intention of contributing to environmental protection, Hangcha launched the new A series warehouse equipment in middle of this year. [more]
|RÄDER-VOGEL welcomes new business partner in Johannesburg/South Africa|
New business partner in Johannesburg/South Africa strengthens the international distribution network of RÄDER-VOGEL®. RÄDER-VOGEL'S wheels and castors from Hamburg/Germany are now sold and distributed exclusively in 54 countries worldwide by independent business partners.
|See Ningbo Ruyi at International Fair|
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. will attend the 2013 Singapore & China (Ningbo) Import & Export Fair, CMF 2013 and Materials Handling Middles East international trade shows from July to September in 2013. [more]
|Leavitt Machinery Opens in Portland, Oregon|
Leavitt Machinery USA Inc. has acquired the assets of Premier Lift Truck Services, Inc. of Tualitan, Oregon and will operate as Leavitt Machinery from the same location previously occupied by Premier Lift Truck Services. [more]
|Concrete reasons for turning to Bulmor Lancer |
Rackham Housefloors, producer of pre-stressed concrete floor systems, use the Bulmor Lancer LQ 50 to fit their demanding requirements. The LQ 50 is a match for their restrictions on aisle widths, storage space and the fragile nature of their product. [more]
|Delivering the Safety Message through Social Media|
Is there a place for social networking alongside the tasks of storing, handling and delivering goods? For RTITB the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’. Organisations like RTITB are increasingly using social media to promote safety, training and for celebrating successes. [more]
|Latest supply chain thinking presented at SMART Conference & Expo 2013|
Organised by leading professional bodies apicsAU, LAA, CILTA, SCLAA, CIPSA, NAWO, APICS and SCC, SMART Conference 2013 featured over 100 renowned experts speaking, while the Expo attracted more than 60 exhibitors and sponsors, with more than 800 visitors. [more]