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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
A few years ago, it was a choice between price and quality. Now, it seems, it is possible to get the best of both, with increased competition driving down prices (or curbing increases) and forcing constant design and performance improvements.
Brands that were unheard of a decade ago are now part of the mainstream.
It is clear that the market is changing rapidly - and to survive, manufacturers must adapt and meet new needs.
It’s part of what makes the forklift industry so interesting from the outside - and so challenging from within.

Forklift sales manager finds oldest Manitou Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A competition held by Manitou Australia to find the oldest Manitou unit in Oceania has been won by South Australian-based NTP Forklifts Australia. The contest, which ran over a ... [more]
Asciano expands logistics footprint Australasia News
Newcastle, New South Wales Rail and ports operator Asciano has bought Newcastle-based logistics company Mountain Industries as part of its strategy to expand operations on Australia’s east coast. The investment will aid the ... [more]
Airport project includes upgrade of freight facilities Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A $1 billion two-year program of investment by Melbourne Airport will create more than 3,000 construction and ongoing jobs. CEO Chris Woodruff says the program will transform the airport ... [more]
New program for women in logistics Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A new program aimed at attracting and retaining women in the logistics industry has been launched by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in collaboration with Emberin, ... [more]
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The Kalmar 9-18 ton range will suit your businesses individual requirements.

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Hyster-Yale, Oshkosh gain in handling equipment sales
UNITED STATES In financial reports, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc says its sales increased 10%, and Oshkosh Corp reports an 8.9% gain for its access equipment business. Hyster-Yale of Mayfield Heights, Ohio ... [more]
Growth forces European firm to relocate
NETHERLANDS EBLO Seating NV is investing USD4.55 million in new premises into which it is moving by the end of this year. The industrial equipment seat supplier says rapid growth ... [more]
Impact key to European growth
UNITED KINGDOM Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co president Hideaki Ninomiya has met with Impact Handling managing director Terry Kendrew to discuss the company’s continued growth strategy and plans for 2014, describing the forklift ... [more]
Eastern European space for hire
CZECH REPUBLIC While most European companies were fighting for their survival during the the global financial crisis, CEMAT, a supplier of forklift accessories, was building a logistics and warehousing complex next to ... [more]
CeMAT Asia welcomes jump in visitors
CHINA The colocated shows of CeMAT Asia, PTC Asia, ComVac Asia and Industrial Supply Asia 2013 attracted nearly 80,000 visitors from 80 countries and regions over four days last month. ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Toyota Material Handling Europe, Southwest Materials Handling Co, Clark Material Handling Company, Jungheinrich [more]
Forkway maintains new fleet for Alstom
UNITED KINGDOM Buckinghamshire-based forklift dealer Forkway is providing maintenance for a new fleet of Yale forklifts to help engineering firm Alstom’s time-critical train service and repair operations run smoothly. Alston undertakes ... [more]
Rugged tablets meet niche forklift applications
UNITED STATES Glacier Computer LLC specialises in customising rugged tablets for niche forklift and warehouse applications. Ron D'Ambrosio, president and chief executive officer, notes that customers have been using the products ... [more]
Forklift boosts marina’s capability
UNITED STATES Little River Boat Yard has added another forklift to assist with its customers’ dry-stack storage needs. Equipment dealer Martin Walter Co Inc of Norwell, Massachusetts delivered the new M2000S ... [more]
Agency acts on carbon monoxide poisoning
UNITED STATES A state agency intends penalising Norton Creek Farms Inc USD8,400 for serious violations contributing to a 2 August carbon monoxide fatality. The occupational safety and health division of North ... [more]
Hyundai bags design award - Geel, Belgium
Open day showcases award-winning system - Manchester, United Kingdom
Soosung's Q3 earnings jump - Incheon, South Korea [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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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]
FKS Series Sideshifting Fork Positioner with no-weld fork Installation
Introducing the versatile FKS Series Sideshifting Fork Positioner from Long Reach designed to increase safety and maximize productivity. [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]
LiuGong adds Hydrive Forklift & Equipment to its family of dealers
LiuGong North America has the pleasure of announcing Hydrive Forklift & Equipment as a key member of the LiuGong North America forklift dealer network.  Hydrive Forklift & Equipment is located in Edmonton AB, Canada. [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.

Your Focus
Your Focus: How to buy a reach truck
Reach trucks are a key ingredient for warehouses in all industry sectors. Robert O’Donoghue provides 20 useful tips on what to look for when buying or hiring a reach truck in today’s marketplace.

DFK Cabs reaches new US clients
FKS Series Sideshifting Fork Positioner with no-weld fork Installation
Reduce risk of damage, injury and expensive downtime
LiuGong adds Hydrive Forklift & Equipment to its family of dealers
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In The Discussion Forums
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swoop223, United States
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luqman, Indonesia
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