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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
It’s always interesting to discover ‘new’ materials handling manufacturers, as we do this week with Up Lifting from Spain. Clearly, as the market expands, players come and go - and generally, we only notice the departures. Many new entrants don’t begin trading with a bang. They simply win a few orders and start growing from there.
If there are any undiscovered businesses out there, please contact us and become known.

Forklift doyen retires after three decades Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales After 30 years in the forklift industry, Ross Jack, owner of Sydney-based Forkserve, has decided to retire to the Gold Coast, Queensland. The company, which was established in 1981, ... [more]
Beverage company replaces fleet with new Linde forklifts Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Australian beverage company Tru Blu has changed its materials handling equipment to a new fleet of 12 Linde forklifts. The new fleet comprises 12 counterbalance LPG units (eight 2 ... [more]
Lencrow supplies new forklifts to chemical supplier Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Lencrow, forklift supplier to Albright & Wilson for the past five years, has changed the chemical manufacturer’s materials handling equipment to the EP brand from China. Hire manager Ross ... [more]
Safety week takes place in October Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Victoria’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week, begins on 21 October and will include seminars on health and safety issues at work. The program will focus on key issues ... [more]
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Toyota pushes into Russia
SWEDEN Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) has announced a major investment in the Russian market with the formation of OOO Toyota Material Handling RUS. The new operation is being ... [more]
Konecranes lays off 51
FINLAND Konecranes will permanently lay off 51 employees in Finland in the wake of its statutory negotiations with workers. The crane manufacturer began the negotiations in August  {statlink|1|( ... [more]
Spanish maker eyes Middle East
SPAIN Spanish materials handling manufacturer Up Lifting has signed a distribution agreement with major Omani company General Engineering Services (Genserv). The agreement will see Up Lifting’s products distributed throughout ... [more]
GBP6 million rental fleet boost
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich has announced a GBP6 million (USD9.7 million) investment in forklifts and other handling products for its UK short-term rental fleet. The manufacturer now has over 4,000 models in ... [more]
Burns acquires Ohio Materials Handling
UNITED STATES Burns Industrial Equipment has acquired Ohio Materials Handling (OMH), intending to enhance Hyster and Yale coverage for forklift customers in a portion of Ohio. Terms were not disclosed. As ... [more]
MHS Lift gains from geographic expansion
UNITED STATES Material Handling Supply Inc, doing business as MHS Lift, has invested in expanding its geographic reach and is experiencing “positive” results. “We have seen an increase in business and ... [more]
Snorkel appoints Myanmar rep
UNITED KINGDOM Aerial work platform maker Snorkel has appointed its first official distributor in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Singapore-based Huationg (Myanmar) Pte Ltd and its local affiliate Nippo ... [more]
Manitex raising funds through sale of stock
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc has agreed to sell an aggregate of 1,375,000 shares of its common stock to certain investors, aiming to generate gross proceeds of USD14.8 million. Manitex disclosed ... [more]
Blickle gets Jungheinrich gong - Landsberg, Germany - Wheel and castor manufacturer Blickle was one of six companies recognised in Jungheinrich AG’s recent 2012 Supplier Awards. Managing director Reinhold Blickle, development manager Rolf Hölle and sales manager Werner Herre accepted the prize during a small celebration at the Jungheinrich Landsberg factory. - The Jungheinrich Supplier Award, along with numerous awards from other companies, is just another incentive for the entire Blickle team to keep delivering top performance, according to the managing director. - - Cooper SH wins service award - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Kalmar wins APM Terminals project - Helsinki, Finland [more]
RTITB operator of the year named
UNITED KINGDOM Wincanton forklift operator Ryszard Janus manoeuvred his way to victory in the RTITB Operator of the Year 2013 Grand Final last week. After a day of gruelling testing that ... [more]
Safety-health regulator sides with whistleblower
UNITED STATES A US regulator has ordered Clean Diesel Technologies Inc (CDTi) to pay nearly USD1.9 million to its former chief financial officer (CFO) who was fired for reporting conduct the former ... [more]
Forklift operator responds in emergency, receives recognition
UNITED STATES Equipment operator Timothy Allgood utilised the capability of a propane-powered Toyota forklift to elevate a pickup truck under which a bicyclist was trapped on 6 August. Allgood witnessed the ... [more]
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BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Contact: BS Forklifts,, The Netherlands. Phone +31 (0) 162 52 19 13
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HARLO Products launches New Website and Social Media Presence
HARLO Products, rough terrain forklift manufacturer, is inviting visitors to explore its new website and connect with the company in a whole new way on their social media pages. [more]
Cascade stands by their products with PERFORMANCET Two-Year Warranty program
PORTLAND, OREGON, September 2013 - Cascade Corporation, the world leader in material handling products, is raising the bar and resetting industry standards with their new PERFORMANCET two-year warranty program, now standard with all attachments and parts. [more]
What do you really need to consider when choosing a Container Handler
The Two-Tower Straddle Carrier by Mobicon, is a machine made to move containers of multiple sizes around yards or inside warehouses. With an affordable purchase price and low wheel weights, it can work on all surfaces. [more]
DFK Cabs reaches new US clients
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In response to the increased demand in North America, DFK Cabs has opened a US division. [more]
Maximal Forklift becomes one of the world’s Top 20
Maximal became one of the world’s top 20 forklift manufacturers for the first time in 2012, reported by American MMH in 2012 and by China Forklift NET. Maximal officially started its new R&D container stacker project in July. [more]
Flexible and experienced, CAM System® attachments: new price list available
CAM System® products are recognized for their high qualitative standards and reliability. CAM is continuously gaining market share in Western European countries like Italy, France, the UK, Portugal, Germany, Spain and Belgium and is a renowned supplier to many OEM-dealers. [more]
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition Platinum Sponsor of Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition has become an official Platinum Sponsor of the 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, USA, October 21st-24th. [more]
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Manufacturers of forklifts and attachments: how big a role does quality control and after-sales service play in your business? On November 21st News will be exploring the issue of quality control and after-sales service and we are calling on you to share your insights, alongside contributors such as Cat Lift Trucks, UpLifting, Jungheinrich, Bomaq and Unicarriers. Contribute to our special feature report and:Loyal readers trust News as their ‘industry insider’, providing insight into the trends, applications and technologies that make their industry ‘tick’. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to contribute your expertise to our November feature.

Interested? To find out more contact us. [more]
Your Focus
Your Focus: Fuel for thought
Interest in fuel cell technology continues to grow. Richard Carr has some insights into the potential for advanced battery and fuel cell technologies which appeared in the 2013 issue of Advanced Lift-truck Technology International.
BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
HARLO Products launches New Website and Social Media Presence
Cascade stands by their products with PERFORMANCET Two-Year Warranty program
What do you really need to consider when choosing a Container Handler
DFK Cabs reaches new US clients
Maximal Forklift becomes one of the world’s Top 20
Flexible and experienced, CAM System® attachments: new price list available
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition Platinum Sponsor of Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
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In The Discussion Forums
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