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CMS expands business to include Faresin telehandlers Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland CMS, a 4WD forklift and telehandler sales, hire and repair specialist, has added the Faresin telehandler range to its offering. Owner Peter Delaforce tells News the first shipment ... [more]
Australian product seeks market in US Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Roto Picker’s Australian distributor, King Materials Handling, has opened an arm in the US, called King Group LLC, to import and market the device which is revolutionising stock picking ... [more]
New forklift tyre supplier opens in Sydney Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift tyre supplier Saanvi International, trading as Fork n Tyre, has opened a Sydney branch following the success of its operations in South Africa and Singapore. Managing director Logan ... [more]
EWPA launches new licence Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Elevating Work Platform Association (EWPA) has launched a new  elevating work platform licence. The licence is aligned with a resources and infrastructure training package, UoC, titled: RIIHAN301B-Operate ... [more]

World market posts single-digit growth
GERMANY The world materials handling equipment market grew by 4% in the first half of 2013, consisting of 507,800 forklifts compared to 489,200 units in the same period last year. ... [more]
Jungheinrich replaces old plant
CHINA Jungheinrich has replaced its Qingpu production plant with a new plant in the same district. The new plant was built according to the latest environmental standards and has ... [more]
Largest Toyota dealership to expand
SAUDI ARABIA The owner of what is arguably the world’s largest Toyota dealership, Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, has held an event for clients of Abdul Latif Jameel Co’s (ALJ) industrial equipment division ... [more]
Joint venture for UK expansion
UNITED KINGDOM Industrial battery specialist PowerCell has bought a 50% stake in Sheffield-based Motive Power Services (MPS) as part of a UK expansion program. The joint venture, headed by PowerCell managing ... [more]
Crains, port equipment boost Manitex
UNITED STATES Increased demand for port-related and crane equipment propelled Manitex International Inc to record profit and sales in the second quarter ended 30 June. Reach stacker manufacturing for port applications ... [more]
Iron-battery forklift a “world first”
CHINA BYD Shaoguan Industrial Park held a grand opening event this month to display its assembly line of what it says is the world's first iron battery-powered forklift, the BYD 3.5T ... [more]
Plug Power shipments down but outlook upbeat
UNITED STATES Technology firm Plug Power Inc reports shipment of 246 hydrogen-powered fuel cells during the second quarter ended 30 June, down from 388 in the comparable year-earlier period. Plug Power ... [more]
Report blames forklift in carbon monoxide poisoning
UNITED STATES Preliminary findings blame a propane-powered Nissan forklift for the fatal carbon monoxide poisoning of Bobby Ammons, 57, in a Norton Creek Farms packing facility on 2 August. Sixteen others, ... [more]
Product News
Visitors attracted to ultra-compact handler - Tarmstedt, Germany
Linde boasts cleanest trucks - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Hyster launches high performance series - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Russian expo grows with market demand
RUSSIA CeMAT Russia 2013, which will have about 200 exhibitors, will be held in September over an area that will top the 10,000 sqm (107,640 sqft.) mark for the first time. ... [more]
Forklift service covers Lancaster, Chester counties
UNITED STATES Sam’s Mechanical Service LLC focuses on providing forklift and tow motor maintenance and representing the TCM brand, primarily in Lancaster and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. With experience as a ... [more]
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Get your high-quality, competitively-priced forks from Long Reach, an independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer. Long reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks! [more]
Forklifts equipped with Keytroller’s LCD601 or 602 devices can now receive text messages from any workstation on the network. Workstation or PC operators send text messages to the forklift of his choice or class of forklifts in the plant. [more]
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for use on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators.
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? Linde Australia did, they are our PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
Economic growth in Middle East drives need for greater operational efficiency
Drive for greater operative efficiencies and innovations to spur warehousing and supply chain sectors in Middle East. Leading international and regional operators to showcase latest management systems and productivity enhancers at Materials Handling Middle East 2013. [more]
The Safety Institute of Australia’s Safety Conference Comes to Sydney
The Sydney Safety Conference, part of the Safety in Action 2013, brings together national and state-based regulatory bodies as well as industry professionals and academics all under one roof to discuss the pressing NSW based safety issues plaguing the workplace. [more]
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At PowerLogistics Asia 2013 you can  expand your knowledge on the heavy transport and lifting industry, network with 160 delegates, access more than 75 exhibiting companies, and experience energetic panel discussions on the issues effecting the industry. [more]
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Get high-quality, competitively-priced forks from Long Reach
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
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Economic growth in Middle East drives need for greater operational efficiency
The Safety Institute of Australia’s Safety Conference Comes to Sydney
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In The Discussion Forums
"ALL Lift trucks are required to have an operators manual someplace on it....does this one???".
kevin_t, United States
"Does anyone know where I can find the total number of MHE for the US- possibly even a breakdown by region?".
bbforks, United States
"I have heard from some old friends that their company would supply the laptop but make them buy it over a payment type plan. But as i said it all depends on the company you are working for and how they deal with it. As for the software that is needed? well thats a whole different ball game.".
Jplayer, United States
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1. Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference for 2013
Brisbane, AustraliaAugust 29th and 30th     [more]
2. Inland Distribution Conference
Kansas City, MO, United States18th and 19th September 2013     [more]
3. TECH TOC Conference Seminars & Exhibition
Miami, FL, United States1st to 3rd October 2013     [more]
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Singapore, Singapore30th and 31st October 2013     [more]
5. 11th Intermodal Africa South
Port Elizabeth, South Africa21st & 22nd November 2013     [more]
6. CeMAT 2014
Hannover, Germany19th to 23rd May 2014     [more]
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