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This week, we share some positive sales reports from three large US manufacturers across a range of sectors. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Oshkosh and Terex Corp have reported growth for the last financial season, despite warnings from the likes of the IMF that the economy is still volatile.
The positive performance once again reinforces the importance and resilience of materials handling. It’s a diversified sector and when one part feels the pressure, it looks like another finds opportunities.

Powerlift introduces new order picker to Australia Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales New to the Australian market, the Sprint order picker, available from Powerlift Material Handling, provides a safe alternative to using a ladder for picking light loads at low levels. ... [more]
Submissions open for supply chain and logistics awards Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Submissions are open for the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards (ASLA), the longest-running national awards program in the supply chain, logistics and transport industry. Winners will be ... [more]
ALC releases election priorities for logistics sector Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has released its key election priorities in a new publication which calls for action on a range of critical logistics projects and reforms to improve ... [more]
AusIntermodal to focus on freight movement Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The 13th AusIntermodal 2013 conference, taking place in Sydney from 9-10 October, will explore the latest initiatives to advance the efficient movement of containerised freight for rail, road and sea. ... [more]

Hyster-Yale, Oshkosh, Terex report gains
UNITED STATES Reports for the 30 June financial quarters showed strength for operations of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc, Oshkosh Corp’s access equipment segment and Terex Corp’s aerial work platforms segment. Hyster-Yale ... [more]
Doosan restructure not a cost saving exercise
KOREA, SOUTH Two years after establishing Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV), record sales and operating profits have led Doosan to restructure the affiliate company by setting up a new company that can draw ... [more]
Lift Atlanta gains Clark
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Co has named Lift Atlanta Inc as an authorised dealer of Clark products in eastern Georgia and western and central South Carolina, effective 1 August. The ... [more]
Apprentices help company grow
UNITED KINGDOM While AKW Group has no formal apprenticeship program, it has benefitted from hiring apprentices and today credits its strength to the young people it hired years ago. Jason Bradley ... [more]
Acquisition allows expansion in industrial area
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling is buying Birmingham-based materials handling company Abex to enable it to expand into the West Midlands. The acquisition, the price of which is confidential, is the “perfect ... [more]
Court fines company but injured workers group displeased
CANADA The Newfoundland Labrador Injured Workers Association is expressing disappointment with the significance of CAD40,000 in fines against Barry Group Inc after a forklift struck a fisherman at the wharf in ... [more]
B&B boosts efficiency for Dubai firm
UNITED KINGDOM A Middle Eastern shipping company will see at least a 30% boost in the efficiency of its operations after UK firm B&B Attachments provided Grab-o-Matic handlers that resulted in the ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
TotalTrax Inc, United Kingdom Warehousing Association, Hytrol Conveyor Co Inc [more]
Obituary: AUSA founder Maurici Perramon
SPAIN The founder of rough-terrain forklift manufacturer AUSA has passed away at the age of 89. Maurici Perramon Font was born in Manresa, Spain, on 24 December 1923, the son ... [more]
Shanghai factory delivers its 1,000th machine - Shanghai, China
Logistics firm among top 100 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Briggs and FLTA partner - Cannock, United Kingdom [more]
Nominations for awards now open
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is inviting entries for the FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence 2014.   FLTA CEO Peter Harvey says in the past, many awards ... [more]
New Asian expo meets customer demand
CHINA The China Container Industry Association (CCIA) and Informa Exhibitions have partnered to launch Intermodal Asia 2014 in April. “The partnership between Informa and the CCIA, supported by CIMC ... [more]
Contractor likes forklift better than freedom
UNITED STATES Patrick R Doyon, 32, values his JCB Loadall 508C forklift more than his personal freedom. In 2006, an officer with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opened a collection ... [more]
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Towmotor® Forklifts - Built Tough To Last
Since their introduction at the beginning of 2013, Towmotor® forklifts are receiving rave reviews from owners for their high quality and easy maintenance, thanks - in part - to their non-nonsense design. [more]
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]
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 Laverton North and is 1 of 7 branches located around Australia and New Zealand. [more]
RUYI Counterbalance Electric Stacker
RUYI’s Counterbalance Electric Stacker CPD15W and CPD15R feature wide front views, low gravity, small turning radius, good performance and easy operation. It is the ideal option for materials handling and goods stackers in Narrow-Aisle warehouse. [more]
New electric multiway sideloader from Bulmor Lancer
The recently launched compact BULMOR Lancer electric EMU 20-30 multiway sideloader has been designed for loads up to 3 tons. Powerful and robust 48 Volt technology allows for streamlined overall dimensions. [more]
Lencrow now has a larger capacity mini power pallet truck
Lencrow Materials Handling can now offer the 1800kg mini power pallet truck. The unit is designed to work in the back of delivery trucks with a self-weight of only 280kgs. [more]
Play it Safe with Free Safety Seminars
Don't miss out on the chance in 2013 to learn from thought leaders in workplace safety, at The Safety Show Sydney from 3-5 September, presented by the Safety Institute of Australia. [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? Masslift Africa did, they are our PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
Don't miss the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference Charity Dinner
Don’t miss out on attending the Annual Charity Dinner at the 2013 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference on Thursday the 29th of August. The  2013 QLD SCL Award winners will also be announced during the evening. [more]
Towmotor® Forklifts - Built Tough To Last
Weighsafe celebrates global release of the WDU-MINI for Forklifts
Pacific Materials Handling is relocating
RUYI Counterbalance Electric Stacker
New electric multiway sideloader from Bulmor Lancer
Lencrow now has a larger capacity mini power pallet truck
Play it Safe with Free Safety Seminars
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
Don't miss the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference Charity Dinner
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bbforks, United States
"A couple of things come to mind about this problem 1) fork extensions (since the truck may be under classed for the weight of the product versus a cg issue with product tipping or unstable truck this might not be a viable option) 2) how is product packaged? in boxes? or can it be hauled on a flatbed and unloaded from the side? is product susceptible to weather conditions? what exactly is it your unloading?".
swoop223, United States
"Am trying to locate fork rotator motor change over relay. Does anybody have any ideas on part number? ".
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