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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.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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]
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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|USED FORKLIFTS/PORT EQUIPMENT: A small selection from MTC FORKLIFTS|
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
A large inventory available of USED FORKLIFTS and PORT EQUIPMENT from 1 to 50 ton. We trade GLOBALLY and are able to supply EVERYWHERE. Visit our ShopFront for details.
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|UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: QUALITY CONTROL & AFTERMARKET SERVICE|
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.
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