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The New Year has got off to a difficult start in the Northern Hemisphere, with sub-arctic temperatures in North America and storms lashing parts of Europe. The adverse weather has kept businesses shut and people stranded, and as we finalised the newsletter, there was little sign of a let-up.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected and we wish you all a speedy return to normality.
And, no doubt, there will be a role for forklifts in assisting the recovery process - a call we are sure will be answered with enthusiasm and confidence.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|SA regulations in place Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia The grace period for South Australia’s harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) ended last week, with the new requirements now in place.
The regulations, which took effect ... [more]
|Caution urged after farm fatality Australasia News|
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales A Hillston potato grower has been ordered to review its forklift procedures after the 57-year-old truck driver was run over by a reversing forklift.
Potato grower Rennie Produce is ... [more]
|Port worker hurt in container fall Australasia News|
Christchurch A Lyttelton Port worker has been injured after a shipping container fell on his cab, according to a report in The Nelson Mail.
The incident happened at Lyttelton ... [more]
|Linfox wins defence contract Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Logistics giant Linfox has been awarded the Australian Defence Force’s warehousing and distribution contract.
Linfox CEO Michael Byrne says the contract further endorses the strengths and capabilities of ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Butler begins two-year ITA term|
UNITED STATES Brian Butler has begun a two-year term as chairman of the board and one of six executive committee members of the Washington-based Industrial Truck Association (ITA).
The initial major ... [more]
|BITA makes two key appointments for 2014|
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has announced two new appointments. Steve Stewart, managing director of Crown Lift Trucks Ltd, is joining BITA’s management board, while Victoria Hutson, principal standards ... [more]
|Cromer Material Handling expands|
UNITED STATES Northern California forklift dealership Cromer Material Handling is moving two branches into larger facilities.
Cromer acquired a 13,000 sqft. (1,189 sqm) Manteca building on 1.3 acres for about USD750,000 ... [more]
|Chinese attachment maker chooses Servalift|
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift attachment supplier Servalift Ltd of Sheffield, United Kingdom has been appointed the UK dealer for Bengbu Grip Forklift Truck Attachments Co Ltd.
Brian Carnall, director of the small, ... [more]
|Quality Forklift broadens range|
UNITED STATES TCM dealership Quality Forklift Sales & Service Inc has added the line of Terex Corp’s compact construction equipment.
“Since May, Quality Forklift has purchased 50 machines from Terex,” says ... [more]
|Kalmar wins TraPac contract|
FINLAND Kalmar has been awarded a contract for the integration of the controls for the new rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at the intermodal yard of TraPac Inc's terminal in the Port ... [more]
|Employees get pay rise in new year|
UNITED KINGDOM JCB shopfloor employees have voted to accept a 2.6% pay rise for 2014 as part of a newly agreed three-year wage deal.
Around 3,200 employees received the pay ... [more]
|Publix contests penalties|
UNITED STATES Publix Super Markets Inc is contesting a federal regulator’s proposed penalties of USD34,500 for serious and repeated violations at a distribution centre in Boynton Beach.
The independent Occupational Safety ... [more]
Concept vehicle wins design award
- Hamburg, Germany
Firm recognised for social responsibility
- Xiamen, China
Chinese president in ‘top 10’
- Hangzhou, China [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
JCB, TMI International, Integrated Systems Design [more]
Toyota expands 8-Series
- Columbus, IN, United States
Balkancar Record develops a first
- Sofia, Bulgaria
Clark introduces new trucks
- Lexington, KY, United States [more]
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|5 excellent reasons to visit CeMAT 2014|
- See the latest applications and solutions under the motto “Smart - Integrated - Efficient”.
- Energy-saving forklifts, innovative warehousing systems, the latest IT technologies - a huge array of product areas are represented at CeMAT Hannover with five clearly defined Technology Zones.
- Meet new and existing business partners from across the globe. CeMAT brings together the whole world of intralogistics.
- New user focus topics and special events provide a concentrated overview of the topics that matter most to the industry today.
- CeMAT, the industry's No. 1 trade fair, is the only place to capture such an array of exhibits and such a broad overview of the intralogistics industry.
For more information visit www.cemat.de or send an email. [more]