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There may be some bumps ahead in the economy, and the International Monetary Fund is warning leaders to prepare for a rainy day. The latest jitters were triggered by word that the USA will start paring back its stimulus programs and there have already been impacts on emerging markets.
"Market jitters in recent days have reminded us that emerging economies have yet to complete their adjustment to more volatile external conditions and higher risk premiums," warns Jose Vinals, director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department.
The forklift industry should shrug off any ill effects since the emerging markets have seen solid growth and the major manufacturers are looking to more mature markets for improvements this year.
Again, it’s a reminder against putting all one’s eggs in the same basket and about the need to spread risk.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Director fined for dangerous lifting incident Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia The South Australian Industrial Court has fined Michael Carter, director of United Cranes and Rigging and manager of United Precast, $1,750 plus legal fees after a workplace incident that occurred ... [more]
Growing interest in Linde’s forklift safety device Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales There is growing demand for Linde’s forklift safety device, BlueSpot, to be retrofitted to forklifts in Australia. The high-intensity, low-consumption LED light warning system consists of two lights ... [more]
Official opening of Brisbane’s newest terminal Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The official opening of the Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT) last week signified a major shift in the competitiveness of Australia’s waterfront, which has been dominated by two players. The ... [more]
TVH buys attachment engineering company Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland TVH Australasia has strengthened its fork and attachment business by buying Brisbane-based Attachment Engineering. Run by Neal and Marsha Brockhurst, the company specialises in the manufacture, repair and modification ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

TSL will acquire Premier
ZIMBABWE TSL Ltd is set to acquire a majority stake in Harare-based Premier Forklifts to complement its logistics division. A source told All Africa Global Media that TSL owns one ... [more]
EnerSys buys Asian battery business
UNITED STATES EnerSys has completed the acquisition of UTS Holdings Sdn. Bhd. headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. UTS and its subsidiaries, Battery Power International Pte. Ltd. and IE Technologies Pte. ... [more]
Camoplast acquires Cherokee Tire
UNITED STATES Camoplast Solideal Inc has purchased Cherokee Industrial Tires Inc, doing business as Cherokee Tire and based in Lexington, South Carolina. Terms were not disclosed. “Our tyre business is driven ... [more]
Industry urges EU to move on market surveillance
BELGIUM FEM and its machinery industry partners (CECE, CECIMO, CEMA and EUROMAP) have written to EU member states' representatives urging them to agree on finalising the market surveillance dossier before the ... [more]
Hyster grows German network
GERMANY NORGATEC GmbH has taken over the distribution and after-sales service support of Hyster materials handling equipment in North Germany. Hyster general manager Ralf Mock, who is also the managing ... [more]
Better reporting boosts statistics
UNITED KINGDOM There were 53 fatalities involving aerial work platforms (AWPs) worldwide in 2013, according to preliminary results from International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)’s accident database. IPAF notes that the powered ... [more]
Combat centre appreciates Neff effort
UNITED STATES A US Marine Corps air ground combat centre listened to contractors praise the responsiveness and safe practices of a Neff Rental LLC branch and rewarded the firm’s performance. After ... [more]
Product News
KAUP shows new model - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Clark introduces new series - Lexington, KY [more]
Forklift association builds park - Shanghai, China
Expo will focus on reefer market - Shanghai, China
KAUP supports “Youth and Technology” - Aschaffenburg, Germany [more]
Dealership finds growth for training
UNITED STATES Eastern Lift Truck Co Inc is finding ways to teach the skills and types of behaviour essential to the safe operation of forklifts. Training manager Jen Fritz works in ... [more]
Funeral for Egon Strehl on 5 February
GERMANY A 5 February funeral service in Germany will memorialise Egon Strehl, 58, the late managing director and chief executive officer of Clark Europe GmbH in Mülheim an der Ruhr. ... [more]
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KEYTROLLER awarded GSA contract!
Keytroller, LLC a leading supplier of Electronic Safety Devices for Forklifts and Equipment is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a GSA Schedule 84: (GS-07F-043BA). [more]
Mast Height Extensions add extra lift to existing forklifts!
MSE-FORKS Mast Height Extension, (MHE), is an attachment designed to enhance the lift height on forklift trucks.  This additional lift height allows you to add more levels to your rack system, making better use of space in the warehouse. [more]
Good references convinced Ricoh to choose Rocla AGV
Recent growth of Ricoh’s production flow has led to a massive automation project in their current factory. Ricoh’s thermal paper production process is now automated with nine Rocla AGVs and a warehouse management system (WMS). [more]
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Force-Matic V4: the new generation system for white goods handling
Lift truck attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo will soon release the new Force-Matic V4, a new generation of fully mechanical, automatic pressure control system, designed to prevent over-clamping when handling carton and white goods clamps. [more]
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Mast Height Extensions add extra lift to existing forklifts!
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In The Discussion Forums
"A drag chain / wire is easily fitted - there was an official static strap option retrofit for wire guided VCE 150's so there will be a part number for that on the BT parts system somewhere.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
"Something must be happening, sales director left, service manager leaving next week, rats deserting a sinking ship i think.".
sceptical, United Kingdom
"Are there any guidelines or Legislation that stipulates how long the Key fob/pads should last until it automatically times outs once the operator dismounts their forklift?".
as96, United Kingdom
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