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DHL opens new facility in Sydney Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales DHL has officially opened its new $61.6 million facility in Sydney to accommodate strong growth in import and export airfreight in recent years. The investment combines the company’s two ... [more]
Global logistics firm expands Australian presence Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland US-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics has opened a new warehouse and office facility in Seventeen Mile Rocks, Brisbane, which follows the opening of its first Australia office in Sydney in 2006. ... [more]
New terminal on track to open by year-end Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Hutchison Port Holdings expects operations to begin before the end of the year at its new container terminal at Port Botany. Sydney International Container Terminals (SICTL) is located at ... [more]
Australia must improve its supply chain efficiency Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Australia is lagging behind other nations such as Indonesia when it comes to export volumes, performance and time to execute projects, according to management consultant firm Siecap. Speaking at ... [more]

Dutch firm unites with new building
NETHERLANDS Toyota Material Handling Nederland (TMH NL) has opened the doors of its new premises, uniting all its business activities under one roof. On 26 September, TMH NL managing director ... [more]
Bolzoni Canada opens new facility
CANADA Bolzoni Auramo Canada has opened a new sales, warehouse and service facility in Mississauga near Toronto. The new facility on Pantera Drive aims to “increase the level of service ... [more]
Kalmar denies problems in Poland
SWEDEN Kalmar has denied it is encountering problems after moving its reach stacker and empty container handler production from Sweden to Poland to cut costs ( News #587). Industry sources ... [more]
Moorgate offers "X" range in new partnership
UNITED KINGDOM Leeds-based Moorgate Forklifts Ltd has entered into a partnership with forklift manufacturer Nexen UK. The tie-up means all of Moorgate's new fleet of pallet trucks and forklifts will ... [more]
Impact continues to expand
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling, the sole Cat Lift Trucks distributor for the UK and Ireland, has continued expanding despite difficult trading conditions. As the company saw demand for lifting equipment fluctuate, ... [more]
ITA discusses industry issues, notes service to group
UNITED STATES Industrial Truck Association (ITA) members learned about trade issues, safety initiatives and program advances and recognised service during their recent annual meeting. ITA chairman James Moran noted that bilateral ... [more]
Konecranes taps new segment
FINLAND Konecranes has made a breakthrough into a new area after receiving an order for container handling cranes for use in waste handling in New York, USA. The order ... [more]
Regulators cite National Pipe, Hoist Liftruck
UNITED STATES Safety health regulators have cited National Pipe and Plastics Inc and Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc, each for 16 violations. In the National Pipe action, the Occupational Safety and Health ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Columbia Machine Inc, Kalmar RT Centre, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers [more]
Merthyr Tydfil staff find new jobs - Wiesbaden, Germany
Trelleborg launches 3D movie - Hannover, Germany
Helpline for members - Alton, United Kingdom
Forklifts sold at auction - Moerdijk, The Netherlands
Kudos for operator training - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Forum includes discussion of lean methods, supply chain dynamics
A Raymond Corp executive discussed lean management methods and supply chain dynamics during a management forum in Ithaca. “This forum provided Raymond with a venue to share what we ... [more]
Non-profit gains access to better equipment
UNITED STATES Caritas of Waco, an emergency assistance non-profit organisation, has upgraded its materials handling capabilities with better warehouse equipment. Caritas obtained a LPG-powered 2006 Mitsubishi FG25N forklift with a lifting ... [more]
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BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
Contact: BS Forklifts,, The Netherlands. Phone +31 (0) 162 52 19 13
or send a message. BS Forklifts ShopFront [more]
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Introducing UP Lifting for heavy handling and lifting loads
UP Lifting is a new manufacturing company in the world of heavy machinery for handling and lifting loads. It´s located in the city of Huesca , in the north of Spain. [more]
Mobicon Systems - Introducing the ECO
Well established in the International container handling industry for the last 20 years with their Two-Tower (2T) Straddle Carrier, Mobicon Systems is this month excited to announce the launch of the newest product in the Mobicon family - the ECO Range. [more]
ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
Independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer Long Reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks. See the range of high-quality, competitively-priced forks in the online production inventory. [more]
Albright and Wilson choose Lencrow Materials Handling
Lencrow Materials Handling has been the forklift supplier for Albright & Wilson for the past five years and they have signed for another term. This time Lencrow have supplied the EP brand of equipment from China. [more]
Reduce risk of damage, injury and expensive downtime
Orbit’s BodyGuard system helps reduce the risk of collision by improving the driver’s awareness of personnel or other objects in close proximity, which in turn reduces risk of damage, injury and expensive downtime. [more]
Are your lift trucks telling you how they are doing?
Konecranes TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting service enables you to track the real usage of your lift trucks through a remote connection. Increase your safety and productivity with TRUCONNECT®. [more]
RTITB Operator of the Year Grand Final 2013 Sets the Gold Standard
This year’s Fork Lift Operator of the Year 2013 Competition Grand Final continued the ‘gold’ theme that has run throughout the competition. Consisting of 8 tests, the Grand Final challenged each finalist’s practical abilities and theory knowledge. [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]
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5 excellent reasons to visit CeMAT 2014
  1. See the latest applications and solutions under the motto “Smart - Integrated - Efficient”.
  2. Energy-saving forklifts, innovative warehousing systems, the latest IT technologies - a huge array of product areas are represented at CeMAT Hannover with five clearly defined Technology Zones.
  3. Meet new and existing business partners from across the globe. CeMAT brings together the whole world of intralogistics.
  4. New user focus topics and special events provide a concentrated overview of the topics that matter most to the industry today.
  5. CeMAT, the industry's No. 1 trade fair, is the only place to capture such an array of exhibits and such a broad overview of the intralogistics industry.

  6. For more information visit or send an email. [more]
BS Forklifts special offers on heavy equipment:
5 excellent reasons to visit CeMAT 2014
Introducing UP Lifting for heavy handling and lifting loads
Mobicon Systems - Introducing the ECO
ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
Albright and Wilson choose Lencrow Materials Handling
Reduce risk of damage, injury and expensive downtime
Are your lift trucks telling you how they are doing?
RTITB Operator of the Year Grand Final 2013 Sets the Gold Standard
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Read our feature about Pallet Movers & Stackers, June 2013.

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In The Discussion Forums
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Shenzen, China14th to 16th October 2013     [more]
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Dubai, United Arab EmiratesOctober 19 - 23, 2013     [more]
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Columbus, Ohio, United States21st to 24th October     [more]
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