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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
It’s good news that the market is expected to exceed 750,000 forklifts for the first three quarters of this year, with predictions of record growth for the year as a whole.
The prediction comes from Jungheinrich, which also notes some fascinating regional differences in market performance.
This report is the latest of a string of positive market indicators and it looks like the industry might well have finally shrugged off the last remnants of recession.

Task Forklifts unveils US expansion plans Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Australian forklift manufacturer Task Forklifts will expand its presence in America with the establishment of an assembly and distribution facility in Dallas, Texas. CEO Ben Rainsford believes this will ... [more]
Man injured by forklift in WA Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia A man is recovering in hospital following a workplace incident at a shipyard in Henderson, south of Fremantle on Tuesday this week. According to a report by the ABC, ... [more]
New forklift fleet for family firm Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Family-owned business Natures Organics has taken delivery of a fleet of 12 new forklifts from Toyota Material Handling Australia. The 1.8 T and 2.5 T units, which replace a ... [more]
ACCC identifies reforms needed at container ports Australasia News
Canberra, ACT In its 15th annual monitoring report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has highlighted that further economic reforms are required if future benefits of continuing industry reforms and increasing ... [more]

World materials handling market grows
GERMANY The world materials handling equipment market expanded by 5% in the first nine months of 2013, encompassing 752,000 forklifts - compared to 716,300 units in last year's corresponding period, according ... [more]
Manitex buys Italian firm, reports higher sales
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc has agreed in principle to acquire mobile industrial crane manufacturer Valla SpA of Calendasco, Italy. Valla reported 2012 sales of USD7.5 million and earnings before interest, ... [more]
BITA members have positive outlook
UNITED KINGDOM British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) members are cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook for the forklift sector, with the UK economy generally performing better than previously forecast.    The ... [more]
Getting on the App Wagon
Since News published ‘Suppliers go online to reach customers’ in August, we have been notified of other materials handling companies which are expertly using the Internet and social media ... [more]
Manitou collaborates with DEUTZ
GERMANY The Manitou Group is partnering with Cologne, Germany-based DEUTZ AG for the French equipment manufacturer’s agricultural telehandlers. Starting in January 2013, Manitou will equip its 6-7 m (20-22 ft.) ... [more]
VDMA takes part in trade stakeholders’ meeting
BELGIUM Representatives of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) will take part in a stakeholders’ meeting on 15 November in Brussels in conjunction with the second round of trade negotiations between the ... [more]
Alternative forklift power tipped to grow
UNITED STATES Navigant Research is projecting a significant rise in US and Canadian sales of alternative electric technologies for forklifts by 2020, tipping sales worth USD556 million in 2020 - up from ... [more]
Product News
New forklift tyres launched - Hannover, Germany
Variants of BlueSpot device - Hamburg, Germany [more]
Aurora Award for program - Greenville, NC, United States
Associated buys Peach State - Addison, IL, United States
EcoVadis awards TMHE - Brussels, Belgium [more]
iFork and Cubetape boost productivity for specialist
NETHERLANDS Logistics specialist DB Schenker Logistics has “significantly” improved productivity after using the RAVAS-supplied iForks 2500 weighing forks for its forklifts together with Cubetapes to manually measure its boxes. “The ... [more]
Kalmar clarifies crane modification project
CHINA Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has clarified a press release issued on 24 September about a crane heightening project in the south of Spain. Kalmar was commissioned by Shanghai Zhenhua ... [more]
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Kalmar GC12-600, 1996, 4.300mm lift
Kalmar DCD13.6-600, 1995, 3.700mm lift                        
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Weighsafe Makes Impact at CEMAT Shanghai 2013
Recently global Australian company Weighsafe introduced its on-board products jointly with its Chinese partner Weighsafe Asia at the recent CEMAT Shanghai 2013. The products received an excellent reception from visitors at the event. [more]
New Manual Extension Forks: Bye bye inconveniences. Hello user friendliness!
MSE-Forks has developed the new (patented) Manual Extension Forks designed to offer maximum user friendliness. The new forks feature a highly innovative adjustment mechanism and lightweight construction. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo at Cemat Asia
Bolzoni Auramo was present at the recent CeMAT Asia 2013, where they showcased some of their most popular products. CeMAT Asia was also a good opportunity to welcome Asia Pacific sales network of Bolzoni Group. [more]
Arrow Material Handling Introduces Heavy Duty Snow Removal Attachments
Arrow introduces two new heavy duty snow removal attachments for skid steer and tractor loaders. The snow bucket attachment boasts heavy duty ¼” plate construction, standard ¾” thick bolt-on bottom cutting edge and welded 3/8” x 3” side cutting edge. [more]
Keytroller's FOREWARNER Blue LED Warning Spotlight
Keytroller, LLC announces the introduction of its FOREWARNER blue LED Warning Spotlight, which projects tightly focused blue spot on the floor to alert pedestrians and other vehicles to the nearby presence of the forklift. [more]
EE Muir's get best materials handling solutions from Lencrow
EE Muir's & Sons takes delivery of the first 8 in a fleet of 35 forklifts ordered through Lencrow Materials Handling for their Australian Operations at their Laverton Branch. [more]
Everything’s new at Curtis: new website, new products, new brochure
Curtis Instruments UK are delighted to announce that their new enhanced corporate website has gone live  -  at   -  underwriting 40 years of delivering superb vehicle technology solutions to the UK and Ireland. [more]
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for the special service on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators. [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.

Weighsafe Makes Impact at CEMAT Shanghai 2013
New Manual Extension Forks: Bye bye inconveniences. Hello user friendliness!
Bolzoni Auramo at Cemat Asia
Arrow Material Handling Introduces Heavy Duty Snow Removal Attachments
Keytroller's FOREWARNER Blue LED Warning Spotlight
EE Muir's get best materials handling solutions from Lencrow
Everything’s new at Curtis: new website, new products, new brochure
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
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In The Discussion Forums
"I came across a brochure for a Linde, with a torque converter! By the looks of it, its straight out of china with a few Linde design cues But i for one am a bit excited about this news, hopefully the truck is a performer and i hope that there is plans to bring it to the north american market.".
Robe, Canada
"Unmanned forklifts will become the norm when their pricing becomes affordable for smaller companies. A small business can't justify the 60 to 80 thousand dollars for an unmanned lift. I'm quite sure that with today's technology, an unmanned forklift could serve in multiple capacities .".
bbforks, United States
"I would be shocked if the parts aren't a lot cheaper from Clark or any dealer that can get them from TVH. Whenever I source tune up parts, filters, bearings etc. locally they are way, way more expensive than getting them from TVH or sometimes directly from a dealer. My guess is they all are made in China anyway.".
duodeluxe, United States
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