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We include a report this week on a couple of stand-out apprentices in the UK and it’s a reminder of how important apprenticeships are. For those unfamiliar with the concept, apprenticeships date back to the Middle Ages, when master craftsmen employed young people as an inexpensive form of labour in exchange for providing food, lodging and formal training in the craft.
Of course, it’s far more sophisticated and better-paid today, and one of the shining examples of the value of apprenticeships is Germany, where two-thirds of people under the age of 22 began an apprenticeship in 2001 - and 78% of them completed the process. By 2003, one in three German companies offered apprenticeships and the trend has continued upward. Some say the entrenched system of practical skill acquisition is one of the reasons why Germany weathered the global financial crisis better than most other countries - and certainly better than its European neighbours.
So, well done to all those involved in apprenticeships - on both sides: the employers and the trainees.

Lencrow supplies new fleet of forklifts Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Agricultural supplier EE Muir & Sons has taken delivery of the first eight units in a fleet of 35 forklifts supplied by independent dealer Lencrow Materials Handling. Operations manager ... [more]
Sydney festival will feature forklift Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A forklift will take centre stage in the premiere of a dance-circus performance called “Forklift” during the Sydney Festival in January 2014. The 2.5 T Toyota electric forklift will ... [more]
Australian equipment company achieves global ranking Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Access equipment hire company Skyreach, based in Brisbane, has for the first time been ranked as the 50th biggest access hire company in the world. The company operates exclusively ... [more]
Equipment on display at hire expo Australasia News
Gold Coast, Queensland Hire 14, taking place from 29 April-2 May, 2014, will feature hands-on live demonstrations and test drives as well as three days of exhibition display, showcasing equipment and services across ... [more]
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Yes that’s right - Own or Rent - you choose.

Hyundai Forklifts understands Australian businesses are doing it tough. So we have developed a finance plan to help you update your forklift equipment with minimal financial commitment in the first year.

To put it simply, Hyundai Finance can offer new Hyundai Forklift equipment either as fully maintained rental or a finance plan with low first year REPAYMENTS STARTING FROM AS LITTLE AS $15 PER WEEK*. You can choose from 3-4 or 5 year terms and will we tailor the balance around your budget for the remaining term. *Conditions Apply

Want to know more? Call now 1300 036 755, Send an email, or visit


EnerSys completes purchase of Indian JV
UNITED STATES Battery maker EnerSys of Reading purchased the remaining shares in joint venture company Energy Leader Batteries India Pvt Ltd of Hyderabad, India, effective from 19 November. In a securities ... [more]
Ontario blitz targets warehouses, forklifts
CANADA Inspectors for Ontario’s Ministry of Labour expect to visit more than 1,000 workplaces during a February-March warehouse blitz under the province’s Safe At Work program. The ministry’s program analysis, ... [more]
ID Systems supplies to BMW Group
UNITED STATES ID Systems Inc has received a series of orders from its forklift supplier partner to deploy its PowerFleet vehicle management system (VMS) on fleets of industrial trucks at BMW Group’s ... [more]
Product News
Trelleborg launches Agro range - Trelleborg, Sweden
New compact truck series - Cleveland, OH, United States
GNB launches new battery - Aurora, IL, United States
Konecranes introduces fuel-saving feature - Helsinki, Finland [more]
Movers & Shakers
Seegrid, Santana Equipment Trading Company, Prohire Plc [more]
Two new Maximal models reach North America
UNITED STATES Two new models of Yanmar four-cylinder diesel-powered Maximal rough-terrain forklifts will begin entering the North American marketplace in early December. Anchorage-based All Terrain Truck and Equipment Inc (ATT&E Inc), ... [more]
Apprentices do JCB proud
UNITED KINGDOM JCB apprentices have scooped top honours in a competition which tested their engineering skills and practical and academic knowledge. Sion Lloyd and Dan Biggs, who both work at ... [more]
Toyota supports African project - Slough, United Kingdom
FEM welcomes new member - Brussels, Belgium
Mentor donates to charity - Chesterfield, United Kingdom
TMHE boasts trials confirm quality - Brussels, Belgium [more]
Innovative pallet truck honoured
GERMANY Jungheinrich has been nominated for an exclusive award for its EJE 112i pallet truck, which it claims is the first commercially available lithium-ion powered forklift. Parliamentary state secretary Ursula ... [more]
ErgoExpo showcases equipment, safety
Specialised materials handling equipment will have a place at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition on 3-6 December at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Known collectively as the ErgoExpo, ... [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    

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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Ten top factors for driveability
Toyota Material Handling Europe has identified ten key factors to maximise forklift driveability, to prove that a well-designed truck can dramatically enhance the efficiency and security of any operation.
UP LIFTING SA, totally committed to QUALITY and the environment
UP LIFTING is committed to quality and the preservation of the environment in the design and production of its range of heavy duty forklifts and reach stackers. [more]
Kmart lowers operating costs with Isoloader’s Transporter Straddle Carrier
Kmart, has chosen Isoloader’s 3-high Transporter High-performance Straddle Carrier at their new distribution centres, to maximize the throughput of their facilities, whilst providing safety, reliability and a low total cost per load handled. [more]
Niuli: last great chance from China’s Forklift Industry
When NIULI chose to enter the forklift truck market, it took a long-term view, aiming for sustainable growth. NIULI invests significant sums in equipment, engaging talents, improving internal management, studying the market situation carefully and developing a long-term vision. [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]
Providing a Quality Experience
Dan Domberg, vice president of aftermarket customer satisfaction, UniCarriers Americas, writes about the company’s goal of providing customers with a lifetime of trusted value and the necessary steps to ensuring quality products, quality service and an overall quality experience. [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]
Boost your logistics performance while saving costs
The goal of an automation solution is to improve material handling efficiency and thus reduce costs and increase profitability. With Rocla's advanced process management, customers receive a total logistics solution with a measurable performance boost. [more]
Quality built in with the support of a global professional team
Quality equipment, supported by a global, professional dealer network that understands the product and can offer great OEM parts availability to help customers focus only in their own job. That is the strength of the Cat Lift Trucks team.
Associated and Peach State announce merger
Associated and Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc., both leaders in providing integrated supply chain solutions, have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Associated to acquire Peach State. [more]
CeMAT 2014 puts best foot forward
Featuring even greater international participation and an abundance of innovations, CeMAT 2014 is set to reaffirm its status as the world’s flagship intralogistics fair. [more]
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Due to excess stock at our Hyundai Forklifts  Victorian Branch, we are having a CLEARANCE SALE to make way for 2014 stock. Everything must go!
  • 1.5, 1.8 and 2.0 tonne LPG - $19,990.00 + GST
  • 2.5 tonne LPG Container Mast - $22,990.00 + GST
  • OWN or RENT From $15 per week *Conditions Apply*
  • 16 tonne Diesel (20ft Container Handler) - $159,990.00 + GST (Base model, pneumatic tyres, etc)
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In last week’s Special Feature, News sleuth Melissa Barnett lifted the lid on 'Quality Control and Aftermarket Service'.

Armed with an array of questions -How do we measure quality? What price will consumers place on quality? Where does after-sales service fit in with successful quality control in the mass global market? Melissa consulted a range of manufacturers to find her answers.

Contributors Cascade, Jungheinrich, Bomaq, Cat Lift Truck, AUSA, UniCarriers and Up Lifting will take you into their manufacturing plants right down the line to what informs their aftermarket service policy.


Read more from our contributors in their accompanying Announcements:
Cascade | Jungheinrich | Bomaq | Cat Lift Trucks | AUSA | UniCarriers | Up Lifting [more]
Ten top factors for driveability
UP LIFTING SA, totally committed to QUALITY and the environment
Kmart lowers operating costs with Isoloader’s Transporter Straddle Carrier
Niuli: last great chance from China’s Forklift Industry
Everything’s new at Curtis: new website, new products, new brochure
Providing a Quality Experience
Bolzoni Auramo at Cemat Asia
Boost your logistics performance while saving costs
Quality built in with the support of a global professional team
Associated and Peach State announce merger
CeMAT 2014 puts best foot forward
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In The Discussion Forums
"I have a Jungheinrich EFG 316K FN370993 that the operator says will just shut down while using it. While traveling, he will lose everything, drive and power steering. He said the dash flashes. He thought it happens while traveling fast or maybe hitting a bump. He then turns the key off and back on and all is fine. It happens about 4 or 5 times during the day. He recorded codes 021, 035, 019. Any help with where to start on this problem? Thanks".
mrfixit, United States
"Dealer techs, or those working for someone else are usually covered by liability insurance, but that doesn't mean you can't be sued for ignorance in some states and be forced to defend yourself. No easy answers, or no air tight answers. Use extreme caution.".
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