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Technician training is back in the news, with coverage this week of UniCarriers Americas Corp’s college of technical services. We report on the latest batch of “graduates” from the training program and the benefits for customers and dealerships.
This follows last week’s UK call for more apprenticeships to address the looming technical skills shortage in the industry.
It’s good to see that initiatives are under way in various markets, and hopefully, more manufacturers will get involved.

Manitou announces new distributor in Tassie Australasia News
Launceston, Tasmania Manitou Australia, a subsidiary of the Manitou group, has appointed FRM as its new Tasmanian distributor for its rough-terrain handling range and Gehl compact equipment range of skid steer loaders, ... [more]
Linde demonstrates its new red dot winner in Australia Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The latest forklift from Linde Material Handling to win the prestigious red dot design award in Germany is now being trialled in Australia. National marketing manager Christine Nolland tells ... [more]
DHL secures new logistics contract for Brother International Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics provider DHL has secured a six-year contract as the Australian logistics partner of Japanese-based Brother International, a global producer of products for the print and imaging, labelling and sewing ... [more]
Australian company launches app for hire equipment Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Elevated working platform rental company Skyreach has launched a free app for iPhones and Androids for the access industry, which it claims may be a world first. Information on ... [more]
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Job losses imminent with cost savings program
FINLAND Up to 600 people could lose their jobs as Konecranes aims to reduce its annual cost base by EUR30 million (USD39.8 million) before the end of 2014. Approximately two-thirds ... [more]
Stärke boosts EcoMaxx, now offers more than 70 models
CANADA Stärke Material Handling Group’s addition of big trucks to its lineup underscores the firm’s determination to make inroads in North America with Asian-built forklifts. The Stärke range includes more ... [more]
UKWA participates in knowledge transfer
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is embarking on a two-year knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) project in conjunction with Westminster University to develop new ways of helping logistics companies. ... [more]
Hyster plant breaks record, wins award
NETHERLANDS Hyster has reported record numbers of large capacity forklifts produced in 2012 as its big truck factory in Nijmegen celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. A total of 1,927 ... [more]
Million-dollar investment in hire fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle is investing over GBP1mllion (USD1.5 million) in its short-term rental (STR) fleet. The investment means that Flexi now has over 300 trucks in its STR fleet, ... [more]
Forklift technicians gain through UniCarriers training program
UNITED STATES Forklift service technicians and their customers are benefiting from training programs such as the UniCarriers Americas Corp’s college of technical services. Coy Ross with dealership Quality Lift Trucks in ... [more]
Software aids forklift sellers’ quotes
UNITED STATES Using its Sales Rep's Assistant (SRA) flagship product, Yosemite Software Solutions Inc of Mariposa has aided forklift sellers in efficiently assembling quotations since 1994. The SRA software application contains ... [more]
Chinese policies prompt Pyroban expansion
UNITED KINGDOM Explosion protection specialist Pyroban has made new investments in China to keep up with demand from the Chinese domestic market. “Pyroban’s sustained growth in China over the last seven ... [more]
Milestone for East European firm
ESTONIA About 250 people attended Estonian forklift company Laadur’s 20th anniversary celebration at its headquarters in Tallinn recently. Managing director Fred Märtsoo tells News his company has also just ... [more]
Coresential adds battery-powered forklifts
UNITED STATES Electrical and lighting specialist Coresential has acquired three battery-powered forklifts after accepting tenets about the long-term value of the investment. Liquefied petroleum gas powers four ongoing pieces of Coresential ... [more]
Product News
Recycled plastic to cut damage risk - Castleford, United Kingdom
Design award for reach truck - Essen, Germany
Crown extends stacker offering - New Bremen, OH, United States [more]
Conference discusses container trade outlook
GERMANY Visitors to Intermodal Europe 2013 can attend a conference forecasting the container trade outlook in Asia on 8 October at the Hamburg Messe in Germany. Mr Gopal of Frost ... [more]
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Get a better view with SEETROLLER wireless camera for forklifts
Problems seeing loads at high levels? Blind when handling long awkward loads or boats? Blind corners a problem? Want a “look down view” from the top of a crane boom? Use KEYTROLLER’S  SEETROLLER  wireless digital video camera for forklifts. [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]
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]
Boost in German and Chinese presence at Materials Handling Middle East
The growing number of international materials handling companies that are interested in doing business in the GCC region is evident by their increased presence at Materials Handling Middle East 2013. [more]
Michigan mayor welcomes the battery show back for its most successful year yet
In a glowing endorsement, Mayor Bob Gatt of the city of Novi, Michigan, has welcomed the return of The Battery Show and the arrival of its new sister show, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, for 2013. [more]
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
Forklift manufacturers and distributors... Have you got a local forklift advert that you've been dying to show off? Toyota Lift of Minnesota did, they are our PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
Get a better view with SEETROLLER wireless camera for forklifts
Improve pallet handling and order picking with Rocla’s AGV
DSC Logistics Streamlines Their Process with Cascade iForks
Boost in German and Chinese presence at Materials Handling Middle East
Michigan mayor welcomes the battery show back for its most successful year yet
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
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