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Much of the industry has been looking at the short term for the past few years, and that always poses dangers for the long-term future. That’s why it’s reassuring to read this week’s comments from UK peak body chairman Geoff Martin that apprentices are “the lifeblood of our industry”.
With more experienced people leaving the industry, there’s a real risk of a skills shortage, and that will only get worse as the sector picks up. So it’s important to invest in the future now, and we applaud the latest FLTA initiative.
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|Pacific National invests in four new cranes Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, Pacific National, part of Asciano, has ordered four rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG) from Konecranes for its freight terminals in Sydney and Melbourne.
The ... [more]
|Fair Work Commission rejects unfair dismissal claim by forklift driver Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales A forklift driver, dismissed for ‘skylarking’ on a forklift, has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
Joel Henderson was sacked from Bradken Resources ... [more]
|Man injured by forklift awarded millions in damages Australasia News|
Hobart, Tasmania A Tasmanian court has awarded a man, injured in a forklift-related incident in 2008, over $5.5 million in damages.
Ivan Mercer was injured at work when he was ... [more]
|ALC announces date for 2014 logistics forum Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Logistics Council’s forum in 2014 will take place on 19-20 March at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
The forum theme, Time to Deliver, will focus on delivery ... [more]
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|Future forklift trends: connectivity, big data, smart products|
UNITED STATES Jim Gaskell, director of global Insite-brand products for New Bremen-based Crown Equipment Corp, recently participated in a panel discussion on connectivity and the “Internet of Things” at the three-day Techweek ... [more]
|Hire fleet gets another boost|
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling UK, which claims to be a market leader in the UK, has further strengthened its forklift hire fleet.
The addition of 200-plus forklifts, two of which ... [more]
|Decline in European market|
BELGIUM After a strong recovery in the past two years, the European industrial truck market declined by 6% in 2012, with demand weighed down by continued uncertainty over the sovereign debt ... [more]
|Hy-Tek Material Handling adds JCB equipment|
UNITED STATES Targeting the central Ohio construction market, Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc of Columbus has formed a division for equipment from a J C Bamford Excavators Ltd unit.
“Understanding the potential ... [more]
|Apprentices are “lifeblood of industry”|
UNITED KINGDOM Apprenticeships are good for business, and one in five UK employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through tough times.
Geoff Martin, chairman of FLTA, says there’s nothing ... [more]
|Golden anniversary for French plant|
FRANCE About 250 people attended a special ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bobcat telescopic handler plant at Pontchateau in France, this month.
Local dignitaries and the plant’s ... [more]
|GSA renews with Wisconsin Lift Truck|
UNITED STATES The US General Services Administration (GSA) has renewed a contract with Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp for federal supply schedule 56 after a full review of the past five years’ performance. ... [more]
|Korean giant posts single-digit growth|
KOREA, SOUTH Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd recorded 2.3% growth in 2012 despite a difficult global economy.
President and CEO Lee Jai Seong says the company seized the opportunity to lay ... [more]
New 8-Series trucks
- IRVINE, CA, United States
Latest in light range series
- Helsinki, Finland [more]
Haulotte holds first expo
- Toluca, Mexico
Plant manager awarded MBE
- Craigavon, Ireland
Hyundai in Global 500
- Ulsan, South Korea [more]
|Foodservice distributor plans major facility|
UNITED STATES Salt Lake City-based foodservice distributor Nicholas & Co Inc is moving to establish a second facility in a growing area of its regional market.
Nicholas commits to purchase 37 ... [more]
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|Niuli emerges in world economy forklift industry|
Niuli is a rising star in world forklift manufacturing field. With an aim to become a leader in economy forklift field, last year the management of Niuli significantly increased investment in land, talent, facilities and manufacturing equipment. [more]
|Introducing the VMAX 7 ton LPG Forklift|
The Vmax LPG Forklift with the capacity of 7T can be used in a wide range of applications such as supermarkets, airports, small warehouses and logistics centres. [more]
|Pacific Materials Handling is relocating Australasia News|
Pacific Materials Handling is pleased to announce the relocation of their Melbourne Office. The 14,500m² premises is located in the thriving industrial hub of Melbourne and is 1 of 7 branches located around Australia and New Zealand.
|Weighsafe celebrates global release of the WDU-MINI for Forklifts|
Weighsafe celebrates on Forkliftaction with the world-wide release of a new model for forklifts - the Weighsafe WDU-MINI. With its clever, compact design, the WDU-MINI has a 6 digit display which totalizes each performed lift. [more]
|Lencrow Releases New EP reach truck|
Lencrow has now released the new EP V series reach truck. The unit that comes in two capacities 1600kgs and 2000kgs offer all the benefits and options of the high end European units at a down to earth price. [more]
|DSC Logistics Streamlines Their Process with Cascade iForks |
DSC Logistics, one of the largest supply chain management companies in the US has improved productivity and accuracy and saved money with Cascade iForks; a mobile weighing system for forklifts that communicates to the WMS. [more]
|EP launches CK-05 Electric Order Picker|
Featuring an innovative patent-pending design, the CK-05 Electric Order Picker, which is suited to a wide array of inventory management and fulfilment tasks, delivers the performance of an industrial order picker in a highly compact, manoeuvrable and capable machine. [more]
|Fuel Cells and Natural Gas: Securing America's Energy Future|
The 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition (FCS&EE) theme, "Fuel Cells and Natural Gas: Securing America's Energy Future,” has officially been announced for this year’s conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio this October. [more]
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