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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.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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 Forkliftaction.com 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]
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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|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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