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The global economy is growing more slowly than expected, with risks to that growth increasing, especially in emerging markets, says the IMF in an update to its World Economic Outlook (WEO). Global growth is now projected at 3.1% for 2013 and 3.8% for 2014, a downward revision of 0.25% compared with the forecast in the April 2013 WEO. The good news, however, is that the forklift sector has consistently outstripped  global market growth for the past few quarters and looks set to continue to do so.

Kalmar receives big forklift order from local dealer Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Equipment specialist Kalmar has been awarded an order to supply 20 forklifts and 20 reach stackers to Pacific Materials Handling which provides materials handling solutions to manufacturing, port and logistics... [more]
Fonterra plans new $27 million distribution facility Australasia News
Hamilton Dairy giant Fonterra will invest NZ$27 million in a new dry store distribution centre at its Te Rapa site that will enable the co-op to deliver product more efficiently to... [more]
Queensland releases draft freight strategy Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The department of Transport and Main Roads has released its draft moving freight strategy, which outlines Queensland’s strategy and policy direction for managing the demands on the freight system for... [more]
SCLAA gets grant to help SMEs in logistics sector Australasia News
Loganholme, Queensland The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has received a grant to help small businesses in the logistics sector improve their energy efficiency. The grant of $743,310... [more]

Sector ‘lacks cohesion’ to tackle skills shortage
UNITED KINGDOM Not many talented people are pursuing a logistics career in the UK and, if this continues, the sector’s future development is in jeopardy, warns John Maguire. The national chairman... [more]
Haulotte Group sells UK business, expands in India
FRANCE Haulotte Group, the French specialist in people and material lifting equipment, has sold its UK rental business to HSS Hire Services Group for an undisclosed sum. The UK rental... [more]
No change to employees in merged firm
FRANCE Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer have added France to the list of European countries in which they have consolidated. The product ranges of both brands are now distributed in France by... [more]
Plaintiffs, Crown move toward possible mediation
UNITED STATES Five class-action plaintiffs and defendant Crown Equipment Corp are moving toward possible mediation in a California employment-related lawsuit. On one remaining claim, Judge Robert L Hess denied Crown’s motion... [more]
Ace selects Nuvera for on-site hydrogen generation
UNITED STATES Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc will provide its PowerTap on-site hydrogen generation and refueling technology to fuel forklifts at a new Ace Hardware Corp site in Wilmer, Texas. Nuvera says... [more]
Forklift operators get full safety drill
GERMANY Safety in use of materials handling equipment was the focus of a five-hour stand-down day at Ramstein Air Base on 28 June. “Units here took a half-day break from... [more]
Curtis updates customers on safety standard
UNITED KINGDOM Curtis Instruments recently held a customer seminar at its UK Northampton offices to ensure its nationwide team of independent charger agents are up to speed with its latest product range.... [more]
Industry members receive honours
UNITED KINGDOM The warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) sectors were recognised at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) Annual Awards for Warehousing 2013 ceremony, held at London's Dorchester Hotel last week.... [more]
Toyota shows TPS in action
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift users can now see how Toyota Material Handling UK (TMHUK) refurbishes its used forklifts at its Leicestershire fleet management centre via a YouTube video. It took the... [more]
BBC doco explores forklift accidents
UNITED KINGDOM The RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board) will be included in a documentary to be aired on the BBC that will explore the nature of forklift accidents and... [more]
CeMAT organiser wants to make millions
GERMANY Deutsche Messe AG is embarking on an ambitious growth campaign that has increased revenues and sustained profitability as its main goals. It is aiming for a EUR 400 million (USD511... [more]
Police halt night driving of stolen forklift
UNITED STATES A forklift travelling down Scottsdale Road in the early morning of 3 July caught the attention of a Scottsdale police officer. The officer reports that the driver, Derek Jackson,... [more]
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Hyundai 16 tonne forklifts have arrived and ready for work!
Did you know HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries) is the world’s largest ship building company? And you probably didn’t know Hyundai manufacture forklift equipment, right?

Well we do, in fact Hyundai Heavy Industries is one of the world leaders in heavy industrial and materials handling equipment.
Right now we are offering special pricing for the following forklift equipment:

Hyundai 160D-7E, 16t Diesel - $159,500.00+ GST
Reliable USA Cummins Power, ZF Transmission Kessler Axles, AC-Heating Cab - Immediate delivery
Hyundai 25L-7A, 2.5t LPG - $22,990.00+ GST
Container Mast, SideShift, Solid Tyres - Immediate delivery

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Lencrow introduces a new range of Heavy Duty Floor Sweepers
Lencrow Materials Handling has released the first in its range of heavy duty floor sweepers. The Ausa B201RH, is the starting point in Ausa’s range of sweeping and cleaning equipment. The units are very popular with municipal applications across Europe. [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.
Towmotor- A reliable, quality brand at an exceptional value
Towmotor is now receiving praise after the introduction of their latest series of forklifts.  These newly designed petrol and diesel-powered forklifts are making a positive impact and gaining a reputation for reliability and value. [more]
Kalmar Military Rough Terrain Reach Stacker Now Available To Public Australasia News
The world’s only manufacturer of rough terrain reachstackers, Kalamar RT, has announced its expansion into the public market. The Kalmar RT240 Rouch Terrain Reach Stackers are capable of handling 20’ and 40’ containers across virtually any landscape. [more]
Baoli participates in ExpoCarga
During the ExpoCarga exhibition in Mexico City, dozens of attendees visited the Baoli forklifts booth where Baoli’s elegant design and reliable performance aroused strong interest. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo BV Anniversary
The recent months have been really special for Bolzoni Auramo BV, Holland. In May 2013 Bolzoni Auramo celebrated 10 years of activity in Benelux.
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Hyundai 16 tonne forklifts have arrived and ready for work!
Lencrow introduces a new range of Heavy Duty Floor Sweepers
Task Forklift enhances versatile Viper Pedestrian Reach
Towmotor- A reliable, quality brand at an exceptional value
Kalmar Military Rough Terrain Reach Stacker Now Available To Public
Baoli participates in ExpoCarga
Bolzoni Auramo BV Anniversary
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In The Discussion Forums
"I have a customer with a Multiton EJB 35 that sat for 5 yrs. We helped him put new batteries in it and charged them up and truck moves fine, but the lift is very very slow.....What would be causing this? It is full of hydro fluid.....just baffling us Thanks ".
ctforkliftguy, United States
"I have OVER two hundred trucks (CAT NISSAN MITSU's) at my various customers that I service with the Nissan K21/K25 Engine....some with 14,000 Hrs PLUS and have NEVER replaced an O2 is more than likely set because the connector was unplugged when it was running or when your repairs were made somehow the wiring pigtail to the sensor was laying on the exhaust and melted the wiring......".
kevin_t, United States
"I appreciate John J. Meola's words on safety, but I know at some level, If I don't tell you, some of the others around here will, but powered industrial trucks do not have (and it should not be advertised by "experts" as such) "roll cages". They are falling object protection, not in any manner designed as protection from a roll over.".
edward_t, United States
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