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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
There are positive signs that this will be a million-plus unit year, with KION reporting that the global forklift market exceeded the million mark last year. The group, which includes the Linde and Boali brands among others, is already ahead of 2013 levels, thanks in large part to growth in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, South America and China.
We have also seen optimism in North America, and this week, we note LiuGong's expansion which has led to a move to larger premises.
And one of the best performers in the forklift sector is the rental market, with a number of large players expanding their fleets to cope with increased demand. This, of course, further boosts the order books.
As the song says, "let the good times roll".
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Linde’s new business unit proves a winner Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Linde Material Handling’s specialised battery equipment business unit, Linde Power Solutions, has proved successful since its establishment a year ago. The unit supplies replacement batteries, chargers, battery handling equipment ... [more]
Victoria focuses on workplace health and safety Australasia News
Hamilton, Victoria Inspectors from the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) will visit around 200 workplaces in Hamilton as part of an ongoing campaign called Safe Towns which aims to educate communities about workplace ... [more]
Toll wins contract to build logistics base Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory Toll Group has won a $90 million contract to design, construct and operate the Ichthys LNG project’s offshore logistics base in the Northern Territory, as well as to provide ongoing ... [more]
Brisbane terminal debuts new container system Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland DP World’s Brisbane terminal redevelopment has gone live with the servicing of a vessel in early February using its new semi-automated container handling operation. After five years of planning, ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION receives more orders in 2013
GERMANY The KION Group received slightly more orders in 2013 - about 142,800 trucks, compared to 141,700 the previous year. The total value of the order intake was EUR4.489 billion ... [more]
LiuGong moves, plans own facility
UNITED STATES LiuGong Construction Machinery NA LLC is moving its North American operations about 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) in Katy and increasing its leased space to 35,000 sqft. (3,252 sqm) from 14,000 ... [more]
UK customers demand short-term forklift hire
UNITED KINGDOM Short-term hire is in demand in the UK, with Toyota Material Handling UK (TMHUK) following the lead of Impact Handling, Jungheinrich and Linde in expanding its forklift rental fleet. ... [more]
UniCarries finalises acquisition
JAPAN UniCarriers Corporation has completed its acquisition of Dutch forklift dealer Crepa Groep BV. The acquisition value is confidential. Tobias Laxa, Europe group marketing manager at UniCarriers, tells ... [more]
Trainer fights building site ‘ban’
UNITED KINGDOM A UK forklift and plant training firm has started an online petition against what it calls the practice of refusing fully qualified plant and construction workers on building sites, and ... [more]
Jungheinrich invests in new HQ
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG is investing EUR25 million (USD34 million) into a new corporate headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Construction is expected to start this month and the move to the new ... [more]
Plug Power scores with turnkey contract
UNITED STATES Energy solution provider Plug Power Inc received a precedent-setting contract for more than 1,500 turnkey hydrogen fuel cell systems from a so-far unidentified retailer. The multi-site GenKey deal includes ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Cargotec, UniCarriers Americas Corp, Speedshield LLC [more]
Doosan donates to breast cancer research - Incheon, South Korea
JCB loans fleet to disaster zone - Rocester, United Kingdom
ID Systems deploys VMS in China - Woodcliff Lake, NJ, United States
Jungheinrich holds ‘Big Event’ - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom [more]
Flux Power gains lithium battery traction
UNITED STATES Flux Power Holdings Inc’s 24v LiFT pack lithium battery has received approval for use in new and in-service Toyota and Raymond Class 3 electric motor hand trucks. “This approval ... [more]
Hyster gets a grip on mining truck tyres
AUSTRIA VA Erzberg GmbH has selected the latest Hyster tyre-handling truck to help change the large tyres on heavy-duty mining trucks at an iron ore mine in Austria. The mine, ... [more]
29-year-old Skyjack wins contest
UNITED STATES Kraner Electrical Ltd has won the contest to find the oldest working Skyjack scissor lift, the equipment manufacturer announced at The Rental Show in Orlando. The father-and-son team of ... [more]
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Delta-Q introduces IC650 Industrial Battery Charger at LogiMAT
The Delta-Q IC650 Charger will be introduced to the European materials handling industry at LogiMAT 2014. It is a very durable charging solution for electric pallet trucks, pallet stackers, burden carriers, utility vehicles, and automated guided vehicles. [more]
Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity
With the rapid rise of Niuli forklifts from China, Niuli is widely tipped as the “last great chance for the Chinese forklift industry”. Read on for some key Niuli facts... [more]
MEYER and BOLZONI join Sales Organisations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Hans H. Meyer GmbH and Bolzoni Auramo GmbH join their Sales and Service organisations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.  The new structure will be presented for the first time at this year’s LogiMAT in Stuttgart. [more]
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At L’Imprimerie everything is automated in an environmentally friendly way
At L’Imprimerie reel logistics is handled by six Rocla AGVs. The AGVs are interfaced with KBA printing press and a roll handling systems as Rocla has done co-operation with this offset system provider for over 10 years. [more]
VMax exports to Argentina
In February, 2014, VMax will export 45 forklifts to one of company’s agents in Argentina. This co-operation has helped Vmax to lay the foundations for business growth in the Latin America market. [more]
Veshai seeks global partners
Veshai is seeking partners from all over the world to establish long-term co-operative relationships in the coming years. Veshai products have been exported to more than 60 countries in the world. [more]
Flexi Warehouse Systems launches FlexiPiCK: an innovation in layer picking
Flexi Narrow Aisle’s Warehouse Systems Division has announced the launch of the FlexiPiCK - a layer picking-based storage and order fulfillment solution that offers case pick rates of more than 1,000 outers per hour per operator. [more]
LiuGong moves into larger facility to support expanding dealer network
LiuGong North America, will move to a larger interim facility to support its expanding dealer network. The move comes after the company announced its most profitable year on record since they began operations in the US in 2008. [more]
Cascade To Exhibit at LogiMAT 2014
Cascade invites you to join them at the upcoming LogiMAT 2014 Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany to learn how they can help you make your material handling operations more efficient. [more]
Get the Key to Supply Success at the Qld Supply Chain & Logistics Conference
The Key to Supply Success to be discussed at the 15th annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference. Over 4500 professionals and practitioners have attended the conference in its 15 year history. [more]
MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
At MODEX 2014 you can gain perspective from the thought leaders of the supply chain at keynotes and educational seminars. Meet new contacts and resources throughout the show. Find the solutions that can drive your business forward. [more]
Delta-Q introduces IC650 Industrial Battery Charger at LogiMAT
Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity
MEYER and BOLZONI join Sales Organisations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Save money with Long Reach remanufactured attachments
At L’Imprimerie everything is automated in an environmentally friendly way
VMax exports to Argentina
Veshai seeks global partners
Flexi Warehouse Systems launches FlexiPiCK: an innovation in layer picking
LiuGong moves into larger facility to support expanding dealer network
Cascade To Exhibit at LogiMAT 2014
Get the Key to Supply Success at the Qld Supply Chain & Logistics Conference
MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
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