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If you’re looking for inspiration, then you can’t go past Doosan chairman Yongmaan Park’s new year message, reported this week.
Park noted that those who survived the economic crisis were poised to harvest the fruits of recovery. The size of the reward, he pointed out, will be determined by the preparation and planning that has happened in the wake of the economic slow-down.
Those are wise words - and already we are seeing successes among the organisations which used the crisis as a wake-up call and a stimulus to re-examine every aspect of their operations, taking nothing for granted.
The good news is that in the recovery phase, it’s not too late even for those who haven’t prepared well - as long as they realise the need for change and start doing something about it soon.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Superlift Holding sells KION shares
LUXEMBOURG Superlift Holding Sarl of Luxembourg, the holding company held jointly by Goldman Sachs (GS) Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & CO LP, will sell 10.7 million shares (about ... [more]
Plug Power offers shares, warrants
UNITED STATES Fuel cell specialist Plug Power Inc has placed a registered securities offering through institutional investor Cowen & Co LLC with expectations of netting USD28 million for working capital and capital ... [more]
Tri-Lift grows again on Long Island
UNITED STATES Tri-Lift Inc added space in relocating its Farmingdale operation two blocks in early January. This leased location occupies 12,000 sqft. (1,115 sqm) and services Long Island and the New ... [more]
Warning on forklift chain
UNITED KINGDOM A UK leaf chain supplier is warning companies with forklifts about the dangers of using chain that is not etched with full traceability information. Manchester-based Chaintec urges engineers to ... [more]
AGV developer gains major backer
NETHERLANDS The advanced technologies business segment of Oceaneering International Inc has acquired Frog AGV Systems BV, a developer of automated guided vehicle (AGV) systems and navigational hardware and software. Frog ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Manitou BF, Jungheinrich AG, Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists [more]
Partnership pursues power source
UNITED STATES Non-profit trade association Drive Oregon of Portland awarded USD40,000 through a matching grant program to Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG) and the KersTech vehicle systems business of Braking Technologies Ltd. ... [more]
Group chairman spurs staff on - Seoul, South Korea
Growth in IPAF-approved trainees - Cumbria, United Kingdom
Golf course to promote equipment business - Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
Product News
JCB launches new models at expo - Rocester, United Kingdom
Cargotec expands portfolio - Helsinki, Finland
Seegrid adds to AGV range - Pittsburgh, PA, United States [more]
Inaugural Asian expo nearly booked out
CHINA The inaugural Intermodal Asia event takes place during Asian Container Shipping Week 2014, which will be held in Shanghai from 30 March to 3 April. Asian Container Shipping Week ... [more]
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A positive Agfa Graphics encouraged to expand their AGV system
Agfa Graphics in France has experience in Rocla’s AGV system for nearly 10 years. Mr. Christian Roekens, who is in charge of production, has been very pleased with the system as it has worked impeccably. [more]
UN starts year with pledge
UN Forklift marked the New Year with an annual review meeting on January 11. At the meeting, the company leadership reviewed recent efforts towards quality improvement and product innovation. [more]
Konecranes is ramping up to close the gap
Konecranes is setting out to become one of the top two players in global container handling business. An important step in this direction is the newly closed acquisition of the container handling lift truck business of Linde Material Handling.
Headquarter of Baoli Material Handling Europe is ready for service
Baoli Material Handling Europe has established its European headquarter based in Prague, Czech Republic. The team co-ordinates and manages matters concerning Baoli China and its European distributors. [more]
Hangcha Q1 Promotion: For your benefit and the environment
Hangcha, is acutely aware of the importance of environmental protection. We believe that it’s the responsibility of each and every individual to do something about it. For our part, we’re starting 2014 with a promotion for environment-friendly Electric Forklifts. [more]
Intermodal Asia - now in its 6th successful year!
Intermodal Asia is the biggest biennial Container Port and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference trade event in Australasia - now in its 6th successful year! The event will comprise of a world-class Trade Exhibition and Conference Programme. [more]
Darwin welcomes a one-stop shop for all things safety
Don't miss out on the chance to learn from thought leaders in workplace safety, at Safety in Action Darwin, March 19 and 20 at The Darwin Convention Centre. The two-day event will mark Safety in Action’s first time in Darwin. [more]
A positive Agfa Graphics encouraged to expand their AGV system
UN starts year with pledge
Konecranes is ramping up to close the gap
Headquarter of Baoli Material Handling Europe is ready for service
Hangcha Q1 Promotion: For your benefit and the environment
Intermodal Asia - now in its 6th successful year!
Darwin welcomes a one-stop shop for all things safety
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