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I recently saw a media release from a Chinese manufacturer outlining its ambitions to become a global player in the near future. Once, such aspirations would have been laughed off, but today, Chinese machines are evident in workplaces around the world. It’s not unusual to see a lesser-known brand at work alongside some of the tried and tested names.
The market has clearly changed, just like the automotive sector a few decades back. First, there was the wave of Japanese brands, initially shunned but soon becoming mainstream. Then the Korean marques started making inroads and saturating showrooms. Now, we see cars on the road from manufacturers we hadn't heard of a decade ago.
While reputation remains important, in value-focused businesses, price is extremely important, and provided the new players can ensure their quality and reliability, it won’t be too long until the Chinese forklift ambitions are realised.

Kalmar develops technology in Australia to improve container terminals Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Equipment supplier Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has created a new graphic user interface for its equipment control system for Asciano’s automated container terminals in Brisbane and Sydney. Completely 3D, ... [more]
Port alliance heralds new era for NZ freight Australasia News
Timaru Port of Tauranga has announced a strategic alliance with PrimePort Timaru, which heralds a new era for New Zealand freight. The NZ$21,6 million investment will see Port of ... [more]
TLISC helps up-skill transport and logistics workers Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) is helping employers to up-skill workers with nationally recognised qualifications through improved access to the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF). TLISC ... [more]
Speakers announced for freight week Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Freight Week 2013, which takes place in Melbourne from 2 - 6 September, will include leading industry speakers, panel sessions, break-out groups and an exhibition. The event is aimed ... [more]

Finnish workers to lose jobs
FINLAND Konecranes started statutory negotiations in Finland regarding temporary and permanent layoffs last Thursday. The company says potential permanent personnel reductions will affect at least 90 employees. The staff ... [more]
FMH buys Kubota dealership in New Mexico
UNITED STATES FMH Material Handling Solutions Inc has acquired a Kubota dealership in Las Cruces, New Mexico and, separately, opened an additional site for forklift sales in Casper, Wyoming. FMH purchased ... [more]
MHI shifts to a new business structure
JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is consolidating and reorganising its nine business segments. The initiative, which will result in four business domains - Energy & Environment, Commercial Aviation & Transportation ... [more]
STILL finalises acquisition
GERMANY STILL GmbH and Turkish industrial truck dealer Arser İş Makineleri Servis ve Ticaret AŞ (Arser) are now operating in the Turkish market under the joint brand name of STILL ARSER. ... [more]
Heavy pallet truck lifts automotive industry
NETHERLANDS PTB Special Equipment has built a 15 T electric pallet truck to handle Mercedes Benz injection moulds in Germany. Company spokesman Martijn van Houten tells News that PTB ... [more]
Racking supplier grows significantly
UNITED KINGDOM Storage systems specialist RediGroup has recorded a 26% increase in orders for the first half of the year, compared to the same period a year ago. Direct sales of ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Total Trax Inc, Stellana US Inc, Deutsche Messe [more]
Jury sides with Nissan in ADL case
UNITED STATES After hours of deliberation, a federal district court jury has unanimously rejected the remaining issue in a forklift dealer’s suit involving Nissan’s termination of the firm’s dealership agreement. Lift ... [more]
Private investors buy into Oshkosh
UNITED STATES A privately owned investment management firm acquired 10.1% of the shares of equipment maker and JLG parent Oshkosh Corp. The investment follows the December decision of New York-based activist ... [more]
Briggs campaign educates enlarged workforce
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has launched the ‘BE Safe’ health and safety campaign to help reduce the number of workplace forklift-related accidents. The campaign was developed since Briggs acquired Barloworld in ... [more]
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Hoist Liftruck awarded U.S. Government contract
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on August 16, 2013, Hoist Liftruck has been awarded a maximum $925,000,000 contract for commercial type material handling equipment. The contract is a five year, fixed-price with an economic price adjustment, requirements contract. [more]
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for the special service on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators. [more]
How can a Mobicon improve your Bottom Line?
The Mobicon Straddle Carrier can play an essential role in keeping your maintenance down. It is a highly productive solution at the forefront of modern design and the latest in container handling operations.
Niuli Forklift Seeks Global Partners
To accelerate its international expansion, Niuli recently announced its standards for international distribution partnership candidates. The Niuli range spans 2-10t I.C. forklifts, 1~3.5t electric counterbalance forklifts and 1-3t electric warehouse equipment. [more]
Weighsafe in Africa
For the past two years FMS Technology has supplied the Weighsafe WDU2001 to the African market with a resounding success. The Weighsafe has been well accepted by both the "end user" and forklift truck dealers. [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]
SE-|M|®: the intelligent combination of proven production processes
The "specially engineered milled process", abbreviated as SE-|M|®, sees the combining of the conventional hot rolling process with an efficient machining process. This allows for greater wear resistance and improved suitability for greater mast lift heights. [more]
Operator of the Year grand final poised to be best yet
The Operator of the Year Grand Final is a jewel in the RTITB calendar. This year it promises to be bigger than ever, building on the success of previous years and rewarding individuals that strive to build a safer workplace.
CM News on the move
For more than 28 years cm magazine has been the pre-eminent maritime industry publication. The cm App is yet another reason our readers look to cm magazine as the single most respected and reliable source of up-to-date maritime information. [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? Rocla Finland did, they are our PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
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Hoist Liftruck awarded U.S. Government contract
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
How can a Mobicon improve your Bottom Line?
Niuli Forklift Seeks Global Partners
Weighsafe in Africa
Kalmar Military Rough Terrain Reach Stacker Now Available To Public
SE-|M|®: the intelligent combination of proven production processes
Operator of the Year grand final poised to be best yet
CM News on the move
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
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In The Discussion Forums
"Latest is Mitsubishi not having UK direct dealers, but an import company who will have dealers!!".
"Do the UK dealers not have to "stock to sell" or can we honestly say that orders by and large can be secured for regular Lifttruck with the Customer happy & willing to sit tight for weeks and weeks for their truck. My belief is you may sell the odd truck from demo or new stock line but the wholesale warehouse concept is not here due mainly to application and specific need as well as lack of huge funds to sit kit in a shed! What's the ideal scenario? ".
Forkinliftruk, United Kingdom
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