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We're sometimes asked how we source our news. Well, some of it comes from the well-oiled public relations operations of some of the bigger players, but we often hear from smaller, less well resourced companies. In addition, our staff gather lots of information in their regular conversations with industry participants. Then, of course, there are many good stories hidden in some of the submissions to our Discussion Forum. Finally, we welcome news tips from our readers, many of whom contact us using the links just above this message. If you hear of something interesting - no matter how big or small, please let us know. Even though it may be common knowledge in your circle, it may be news to the rest of us.

Forklift weighing system gains NMI approval Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The National Measurement Institute (NMI), Australia's peak measurement body responsible for maintaining Australia’s standards of measurement, has granted approval for use for trade to the Ravas iForks mobile weighing instrument. ... [more]
Man killed in forklift-related incident Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia WorkSafe WA is investigating the death of a worker at Narrogin, which occurred last week. The 48-year-old man was moving hay bales with a forklift when he was struck ... [more]
NZ port prepares for container growth Australasia News
Bay of Plenty, North Island Port of Tauranga is preparing for big ships and increased container volumes in the future by investing in improving capacity at its terminal. At the company’s annual meeting last ... [more]
ALC outlines logistics growth plan for Queensland Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Managing director of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Michael Kilgariff has called on government to put greater effort into improving Queensland’s supply chain efficiency. Speaking at the Queensland Transport ... [more]

European materials handling production declines
BELGIUM The value of European materials handling production decreased by 5% in 2012 to EUR60 billion (USD82.4 billion), dragged down by declining domestic demand. The various FEM (European Materials Handling Federation) ... [more]
Yanmar and Manitou strengthen alliance
Yanmar Co Ltd has strengthened its alliance with Manitou BF by acquiring 6.26% of the French manufacturer’s capital and voting rights for an undisclosed sum. Yanmar announced last week ... [more]
Rushlift wins Virgin tender
UNITED KINGDOM Rushlift Ltd has signed a contract to supply and maintain ground support equipment for Virgin Atlantic Airways. The contract, worth up to GBP4 million (USD6.4 million) over seven years, ... [more]
Lift Technologies distributes B&B
UNITED STATES Prominent UK attachments sales and rental firm B&B Attachments Ltd of Cramlington, England has appointed Lift Technologies Inc of Westminster as its distributor in the US and Canada. B&B ... [more]
Demand grows in Terex AWP segment
UNITED STATES Terex Corp plans some production increases in its aerial work platform and crane segments, the Westport-based company says in its report for the third quarter ended 30 September. Aerial ... [more]
Large fuel-saving order for Nixon Hire
UNITED KINGDOM Nixon Hire of Newcastle-upon-Tyne has purchased a large fleet of the latest fuel-saving Tier 4i JCB Loadall telehandlers in an order worth over GBP7 million (USD11.2 million). The ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Cargotec, Jungheinrich, Seegrid Corporation, Plug Power, The Raymond Corporation [more]
Product News
CAM augments range - Waregem, Belgium
Trelleborg claims widest footprint for large tyre - Hannover, Germany [more]
Toyota recognises completion of project
UNITED STATES The Toyota forklift team marks a milestone on 4 November on the completion of a USD4.6 million improvement at its North American headquarters in Columbus. Toyota Material Handling USA ... [more]
Kalmar and Global Service partner for green action
ITALY Kalmar has signed a partnership agreement with its customer, Global Service of Livorno, Italy, to create a reach stacker prototype using dual-fuel technology for diesel and LNG. The industrial ... [more]
Profit for Chinese truck maker - Hefei, China
Forklifts helps meet Halloween rush - Spalding, United Kingdom
Pyroban’s explosion protection at Antwerp Expo - Antwerp, Belgium
Expo yields results for UN - Hangzhou, China [more]
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Kalmar GC12-600, 1996, 4.300mm lift
Kalmar DCD13.6-600, 1995, 3.700mm lift                        
Svetruck 13.6-120-32, 1993, 3.300mm lift
SMV SL6/7ECB90, 2005, 7 high empty container handler        
Kalmar DRD450-70S5, 1998, 5 high
Kalmar DRF450-60C5X, 2005, piggyback, 5 high
Kalmar DRF450-60S5, 2005, 5 high
Terberg RT22, 2000, terminal tractor, 4 x 4    

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New CAT® NPF25N2 nominated for FLTA award on ergonomics and innovation
The new CAT® NPF25N2 has been nominated for the 2014 FLTA awards 2014. The platform power pallet truck, competing for the award on innovation and ergonomics, is the only product chosen in two different categories. [more]
Modernisation extends the service life of an existing AGV system
In 2002, Rocla signed the contract to deliver automated guided vehicles to international packaging giant Tetra Pak. Over a decade later, Tetra Pak is now upgrading its AGV fleet to meet the demands of a modern production environment. [more]
New Hubtex DS 27: best-in-class specifications
Hubtex has extended its product range to include the DS 27 Electric Multidirectional Sideloader. The new three-wheel sideloader with standup cabin is designed for handling pallets, lengthy goods and medium-weight loads (up to 2700 kg).
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]
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How high is QUALITY CONTROL on the agendas of today’s materials handling manufacturers? How important is maintaining effective AFTERMARKET SERVICE to modern consumers?

In the November Special Feature our expert news team places 'Quality Control and Aftermarket Service' under the microscope and examines the main pressure points within the global market.

Read contributions from a wide range of manufacturers such as: Unicarriers, Jungheinrich, UpLifting, Cat Lift Trucks, Bomaq, Cascade, and AUSA.

November 21 - Don’t miss another revealing Special Feature Edition of Forkliftaction News.

New CAT® NPF25N2 nominated for FLTA award on ergonomics and innovation
Modernisation extends the service life of an existing AGV system
New Hubtex DS 27: best-in-class specifications
Mobicon Systems - Introducing the ECO
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In The Discussion Forums
"Some customers, pretty often the big corporations, care about some of the awards, because of the safety or environmental attitude standards. Personally, I participated in some tenders, where Linde or Doosan won the big deal because they presented the FLTA award for safety.".
Karait, Poland
"No matter what brand of lift that has a Cascade, try to get it from cascade direct instead of the dealer. Had a Cat 3 wheel CB truck that needed a side shift cyl. Was WAY cheaper to get the entire carriage with cylinder and bearings, weldment complete!....from cascade.".
RayTech, Canada
"I am in desperate need of an operator's manual for a Baumann model CS 120/16/40 Serial # 3028 Year 1985".
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