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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.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|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]
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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|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.
Contact us with your enquiries: MTC ShopFront | MTC Website [more]
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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 www.curtisinst.co.uk - 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]