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The Internet is rapidly becoming the backbone of business and forklift companies are recognising the need for an online presence. This week’s report by Christine Cranney examines how companies around the world are embracing the web and social media to inform their customers and support not only their marketing, but also their service.
Of course, all of this is nothing new to Forkliftaction.com, which has been keeping the industry connected for 13 years.
 
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Local NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

Borg replaces diesel forklift fleet with electric units Australasia News
Somersby, New South Wales Australian manufacturer Borg, supplier of cabinet doors, melamine panels and components for all joinery applications, is replacing its fleet of 30 diesel forklifts with new electric units from Linde over ... [more]
SA workplace inspectors focus on forklift safety Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Inspectors from SafeWork SA will be visiting workplaces to ensure only licensed operators are driving forklifts, with heavy penalties for those who don’t comply with legal requirements. Forklift operators ... [more]
Northline wins major logistics contract Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Logistics operator Northline has won a major contract with mining giant Rio Tinto to transport more than 5,000 T of freight annually from around the country to its Weipa bauxite ... [more]
AITA to host forklift seminar on new standard Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A seminar on forklift safety and a review of the new standard will be hosted by the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) on 29 October in Melbourne.    Acting ... [more]
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NEW KALMAR DCG90-180: DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR TOTAL LIFETIME SAVINGS Australasia News
That’s why the new DCG90-180 incorporates the most productive driving environment: the new EGO cabin, loaded with outstanding ergonomics and smart features that help drivers optimally perform their work. The truck also has new electric and hydraulic systems as well as modern lifting equipment to help drivers boost productivity and operational savings.
The new Kalmar DCG90-180 incorporates a new electronics system, a new variable hydraulic system as well as an improved cooling system. Combined with a modern lifting equipment this help drivers boost productivity levels whilst reducing fuel consumption.

Fast, simple and more convenient daily inspections and regular servicing was prioritized in developing the new Kalmar DCG90-180.

Pacific Materials Handling  w: www.pacificmh.com.au | e: send an email | t: +61 03 9319 6000 | ShopFront
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Global NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

Suppliers go online to reach customers
With about 2.7 billion people accessing the Internet and over 1.15 billion people using online social media site Facebook, Christine Cranney asked materials handling industry members how they use the ... [more]
KION has a successful first half
GERMANY After a successful flotation on 28 June (Forkliftaction.com News #622), the KION Group has announced that it has achieved record-breaking revenue for the first half of 2013. The group’s ... [more]
Georgia dealer boosts service, records sales increase
UNITED STATES Atlanta Forklifts Inc has upgraded its services and efficiency, increased employment and recorded major sales increases. According to Lee Smith, owner, chief executive and president of Atlanta Forklifts (trading ... [more]
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Exports increase for Chinese forklift maker
CHINA Anhui Forklift Group, which produces Heli forklifts, has announced that it has exported 5% more forklifts for the first half of 2013 than it did in the same period last ... [more]
Relocation to Jiangsu boosts global competitiveness
CHINA Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will relocate production of its rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Shanghai to a facility in Taicang, Jiangsu province. The relocation is planned for completion by ... [more]
Chinese firm seeks Middle East distributor
CHINA Chinese construction equipment maker Lonking is looking for a forklift distributor in Saudi Arabia, where it says its sales and marketshare are increasing significantly. Lonking exhibited three 3-5 T ... [more]
Automotive assembly plant uses charged battery delivery system
UNITED STATES Battery and charging system distributor Energy Products Inc says it is providing the power for forklifts at a major automotive assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The plant’s identity ... [more]
Mitsubishi adopts new strategy
UNITED KINGDOM Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has adopted a new UK distribution strategy that will enable it to be closer to its customers. Mitsubishi will switch from being distributed by a manufacturer-owned ... [more]
Briefs
Safety Accreditation for GNB - Bolton, United Kingdom
Forklift makers among top 75 - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
New port awards tender to Acclaim
UNITED KINGDOM Hyundai dealer Acclaim Handling has beaten five other suppliers to win a tender by DP World to deliver 78 Hyundai forklifts for the newest and largest logistics port in Europe, ... [more]
Trilogiq USA, partners collaborate
UNITED STATES Lean manufacturing systems integrator Trilogiq USA Corp is addressing a customer’s materials handling requirements, but the firm does not always rely on forklifts for the answer. “Trilogiq USA’s primary ... [more]
PowerUP features aerial lift equipment in motion
UNITED STATES Nonprofit group Forklift Danceworks will use aerial lift equipment in its orchestrated PowerUP performances on 21-22 September at the Travis County exposition centre and fairgrounds in Austin. “Forklift Danceworks ... [more]
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IMPRESSIVE READERSHIP NUMBERS FOR JULY
With the Northern Hemisphere enjoying summer, many of our readers have taken a well deserved break from work.

As a result July and August are typically slower months for business.

Even so, Forkliftaction.com recorded impressive membership and web traffic numbers for July!

10% more daily visitors in July than in June: 14,669 visits per day in July compared to 13,481 in June.

We are pleased with the extra attention, these numbers are encouraging!

Take advantage of our focused business audience to develop your business, ask us for information!

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Rocla AGV increases safety in VNA warehouse application
Rocla offers an effective automated solution to increases safety and reduce operating costs in VNA warehouse applications. Using Rocla AGVs in VNA warehouses minimizes the risk of incorrect load handling. [more]
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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.
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Maxim GB extends Baoli dealer network
Maxim (GB), the distributor of Baoli forklifts in the UK, has increased its dealer network by signing DAB Handling, WR Material Handling and other forklift specialists as Baoli dealers for Scotland, Gloucestershire as well as for Hull, Grimsby and Doncaster. [more]
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Get high-quality, competitively-priced forks from Long Reach
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]
Equip your business with Technical Resources Est.
Technical Resources Est. was established in UAE in 1985, with a view to providing various professional  engineering services. Since then the company has grown into a large renowned provider of a wide variety of products and services. [more]
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Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2013
At Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo you will find how electric and hybrid technology can increase the performance and safety, and reduce the cost of heavy industrial vehicles, lift-trucks, container handling vehicles, AGC/SGVs and other material handling solutions. [more]
CeMAT Hannover: Smart - Integrated - Efficient
The next CeMAT - the world’s leading fair for intralogistics - will take place under the slogan “Smart - Integrated - Efficient”.  CeMAT offers the industry a platform that is internationally unique. This is where all the major intralogistics trends are presented and discussed. [more]
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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? Crown Australia did, they are our PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
Safety First
FROM OUR INDEPENDENT SAFETY EXPERTS
Danny Maron: Carbs are the Enemy
Pedestrians remain the biggest threat to safe forklift operation, according to Danny Maron. [more]
ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMPRESSIVE READERSHIP NUMBERS FOR JULY
Rocla AGV increases safety in VNA warehouse application
How can a Mobicon improve your Bottom Line?
Maxim GB extends Baoli dealer network
Get high-quality, competitively-priced forks from Long Reach
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Equip your business with Technical Resources Est.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2013
CeMAT Hannover: Smart - Integrated - Efficient
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
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"It costs a lot of money to have inventory sitting around- waiting to be sold. New trend seems to be allowing a customer to use a rental unit until their specific new unit comes in. With the economy being what it is, I can't say that I blame them. ".
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