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Our website reached a new record in December, clocking up almost 20 million hits and close to 13 million page views - and that included the holiday period when people were presumably more focused on family and celebration than on forklifts.
This newsletter has about 57,000 subscribers. We have seen a slight shift in regional demographics, with the biggest growth in Asia and the Middle East - areas which have also received more coverage in the last year.
Our reader break-down by occupation remains largely unchanged, although through last year we did see an increase in fleet managers and end-users, while associated industry readership (including financial services, trainers, associations and regulators) has also spiked.
We interpret the growth to mean that we’re doing something right. Of course, we’re always striving to do better, and if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|TVH buys forklift parts business of EMC Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland TVH Australasia, supplier of replacement parts and accessories to the material handling industry, has bought the forklift parts business activities of EMC, effective 1 February.
TVH managing director Peter ... [more]
|Komatsu Forklift apprentice wins award Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Caroline Diaz, an apprentice at Komatsu Forklift’s Sydney branch, has been named Apprentice of the Year - Other (Automotive) in the 2013 1300apprentice awards.
1300apprentice is a not-for-profit group ... [more]
|Toyota launches forklift service app Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched a smart phone application to speed up service requests.
Android and iPhone versions are available.
General manager, service, Stephen Barnes, ... [more]
|Port of Tauranga plans new intermodal freight hub Australasia News|
Christchurch Port of Tauranga plans to establish an intermodal freight hub at Rolleston to receive, pack and distribute containerised cargo.
The port, which last year acquired a 50% shareholding ... [more]
|Nominations open for industry excellence awards Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria The 2014 Transport and Logistics Industrial Skills Council awards for excellence are open for nominations until 3 February.
The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and outstanding contributions in training ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Hine: Progress on market surveillance stalled|
UNITED KINGDOM Market surveillance faces being bogged down by bureaucracy, says BITA technical consultant Bob Hine in the January issue of Storage Handling Distribution magazine.
“The primary sticking point has ... [more]
|Nett introduces engine test cell|
CANADA Emission controls specialist Nett Technologies Inc has launched its second emissions-compliant engine test cell to measure next generation product/engine performance.
The technology can assist the construction, mining, materials ... [more]
|Trico Lift boosts capabilities|
UNITED STATES Aerial lift specialist Trico Lift has moved its headquarters 34 mi. (54 km) to Mickleton and closed a Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, branch that was 10 mi. (16 km) from Mickleton. ... [more]
|Kalmar demos prototype at port|
ITALY Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has demonstrated a new dual-fuel diesel and LNG-powered reach stacker at the Port of Livorno in Italy.
The prototype machine was created in partnership with ... [more]
|Impact Handling partners with Glosrose|
UNITED KINGDOM Glosrose Mechanical Handling, part of the Glosrose Group, has been appointed as Impact Handling’s dealer partner for the south east of England.
The family-run company has almost 40 years ... [more]
|Sysco weighs further use of fuel cells|
UNITED STATES Among its more than 10,000 materials handling units, Sysco Corp operates 740 fuel-cell-powered forklifts.
Gary Mills, vice president for warehouse and delivery in Sysco’s Houston-based distribution services group, ... [more]
Komatsu starts making new engines
- Tokyo, Japan
Wilmat tow trucks boost efficiency
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
TVH joins IPAF
- Waregem, Belgium
Factory completed in China
- Yantai, China [more]
|Merlo forklift gains US visibility|
ITALY Equipment manufacturer Merlo SpA, of Cuneo, Italy, gains US visibility with the delivery of a rotating telescopic forklift for a project at a New York City school.
Equipment dealership ... [more]
|Doosan lifts Bearmach efficiency|
UNITED KINGDOM An independent, global distributor of Land Rover parts to more than 120 countries has selected Doosan forklifts to streamline its materials handling movements.
Bearmach, also an authorised European dealer ... [more]
|Turkey orders first Terex RTG|
CHINA Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has supplied rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Turkey for the first time.
TPS received an order from Asyaport, a joint venture led by Terminal Investment ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Datalogic SpA, Fairchild Equipment, EnerSys [more]
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|Delta-Q’s IC650 Industrial Charger now with CAN bus functionality|
Delta-Q Technologies has announced the availability of CAN bus communication functionality for the IC650 Industrial Battery Charger. CAN bus functionality facilitates communication between the IC650 Charger and other machine components. [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]
|Save money with Long Reach remanufactured attachments|
Remanufactured and used attachments have the quality that you expect from Long Reach attachments, at significant savings over the price of a new attachment. Each remanufactured attachment is factory tested and certified with six month warranty. [more]
|CCTV Chinese Opera Comes to Ruyi|
On January 11th, a concert by the CCTV Chinese Opera was held in RUYI for the Ninghai people. More than 500 persons gathered in RUYI in eager anticipation of the concert. [more]
|Anhui HELI is awarded the Nomination Award of the First China Quality Prize|
In December 2013, Anhui Heli Co., Ltd. was awarded the Nomination Award of the first China Quality Prize. China Quality Prize is the top honor in the field of quality in China, which focuses on “Management Evaluation” and “Concept Evaluation”. [more]
|Flexi: the easy option|
According to Flexi Narrow Aisle, sales of articulated trucks are on the rise not only due to the space saving benefits of the articulated forklift truck concept but also due to operator satisfaction with their Flexi trucks. [more]
|CeMAT extends range of exhibits to dealers presenting used industrial trucks|
CeMAT has extended its range of exhibits, and for the first time is offering selected dealers in industrial trucks the opportunity to present used vehicles at the show. [more]
|ATTRACTING VISITORS TO YOUR MODEX STAND: SIMPLE AS 1, 2, 3|
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