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The media and some economists are already expressing doubts about the G20's recently agreed growth target of 2% over five years.
Those in the forklift industry would not be daunted by 2%. Indeed, many have achieved that in a quarter, and would be disappointed if their five-year growth was limited to a single digit.
But clearly the G20 target is a global target, for rich and poor countries, developed nations and the developing world.
The good news is that the 20 biggest economic powers have agreed to the target and the implications for their trading partners. And that has to be a good start and a $2 trillion boost.
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|Toyota fined for labour practices Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling was fined almost $50,000 in the Federal Circuit Court in Sydney last week for deliberately breaching workplace laws.
Judge Kenneth Raphael found that the company breached ... [more]
|New forklift seatbelt meets safety standard Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia The new Australia safety standard (2359-6 2013) which requires that any forklift sold or rented must be equipped with a smart seat belt interlock mechanism comes into effect this month. ... [more]
|Skyreach celebrates two decades of growth Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Access equipment hire specialist Skyreach celebrates 20 years in the industry this year and was recently ranked 50th biggest in its sector in the world.
Managing director Rod Leech, ... [more]
|ALC forum set for March Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The annual ALC Forum, hosted by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), takes place in Sydney on 19-20 March.
Critical infrastructure projects and the reforms needed to meet Australia’s infrastructure ... [more]
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|Hangcha importer grows network|
UNITED KINGDOM HC Forklifts UK has expanded its dealer network significantly just 12 months after the company’s launch.
The Corby-based forklift company, which was established by Eqstra Industrial Equipment and imports ... [more]
|Hyster-Yale, Terex report 2013 gains|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc and Genie parent firm Terex Corp have delivered positive reports on the performance of their materials handling equipment businesses.
Hyster-Yale reports profit of ... [more]
|Hyster refocuses on German market|
GERMANY Effective 28 February, the European construction equipment business of Zeppelin GmbH of Garching, Germany will cease representation of the Hyster brand, ending a 12-year relationship.
Zeppelin has chosen to ... [more]
|Yilport chooses APS solutions|
SWITZERLAND Yilport Holding has selected APS Technology Group’s gate automation and operating solutions for four multipurpose ports it operates in Turkey.
The APS solution allows Yilport to manage exceptions across ... [more]
|ITA pursues priorities|
UNITED STATES Industrial Truck Association (ITA) chairman Brian C Butler has underscored the group’s priorities for international co-operation, best engineering practices, accurate timely statistics reporting, industry communications, networking and the continuation of ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
GERMANY Clark Europe GmbH [more]
Toyota launches two models
- Mjölby, Sweden
Crown launches hand pallet truck
- New Bremen, OH, United States
Flexi introduces innovation in layer picking
- Tipton, United Kingdom
Linde MH unveils new trucks
- Stuttgart, Germany [more]
|California ups charger efficiency requirements|
UNITED STATES Stored energy solutions provider EnerSys has received approval from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its high-frequency EnForcer chargers.
Each unit must meet the CEC’s new energy efficiency standards ... [more]
Apprentices added to fin of car
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Toyota extends lift for veterans
- Columbus, IN, United States
Clark honours dealers
- Lexington, KY, United States
TVH Parts a known consignor
- Waregem, Belgium
WWL earns recognition
- Woodcliff Lake, NJ, United States [more]
|Komatsu helps disadvantaged South Africans|
JAPAN Komatsu Ltd will establish a trust in South Africa to provide human resource development programs for “historically disadvantaged” South Africans (HDSA) as defined in the country’s Mining Charter.
The ... [more]
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|RAVAS shows cost saving weighing systems on Modex, Atlanta|
RAVAS mobile weighing systems realize immediate cost savings, because weighing and transport take place at the same time. See the revolutionary iForks Touch and other cost saving mobile weighing solutions at Modex Hall B, Booth #2634. [more]
|Forklift Battery Maintenance|
When your forklift is underperforming, battery failure may be the number one reason. Maximizing your Forklift Battery Health is easy with Eagle Eye Power Solutions forklift battery testing and preventative maintenance program options. [more]
|Baoli expands its portfolio to warehouse equipment|
Baoli Material Handling Europe has launched its first warehouse trucks to the European market, offering these models in addition to its forklift trucks from 1 to 10 tons load capacity. [more]
|No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer is “Setting the Standard”|
Standard Tyres is proud to announce that it has been selected as the Original Equipment Supplier of both tyres and wheels to the new Toyota forklift factory in Brazil, which commenced production at the end of 2013. [more]
|No WiFi wireless? No problem with KEY-MESH wireless WiFi “hot spot” system|
No WiFi wireless in your plant? Want to download and program monitoring systems wirelessly without large expense? Or create a wireless hot spot zone in minutes? Set KEY-MESH hot spot zones around loading dock, fueling area or battery charging area. [more]
|See over 800 exhibits at LET 2014|
The 5th Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition and the 11th Guangzhou International Brand Forklifts and Accessories exhibition, held on June 18 to 20, 2014 in Guangzhou, China, will showcase over 800 exhibits and will welcome 100,000 professional buyers. [more]
|Intralogistics 2014 - An established professional meeting!|
With just over a month to go before Intralogistics 2014 opens, an update from Alain Bagnaud, Director of the Global Transport & Logistics group at Reed Exhibitions. [more]
|Intermodal Africa North - now in its 12th successful year!|
Intermodal Africa is the biggest and most established annual Container Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference event on the African continent. This year's exhibition and conference is honoured to be hosted by the Nigerian Ports Authority. [more]
|Get inside the US MARKET with our MARCH FEATURE|
Since 2000, the Forkliftaction.com News team has been your insider guide to the Materials Handling industry with coverage of global markets, dealer developments, new technologies, corporate moves and more.
Now, we invite you inside the North American market to examine the challenges and opportunities afforded by an economy in recovery. Get a handle on the pressure points for US businesses on both global and local levels. Find out which Forklift sectors are experiencing the fastest growth post GFC.
Featuring contributions from a range of materials handling companies: Combilift, First Financial, Pacific Rim, Clark, Maximal, Atlas and H&K Equipment.
Don’t miss your invitation inside the North American Market on March 13. More information? Contact us. [more]
|MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: May 3-7, 2014|
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®: Florida
Leaders must have strength, courage and compassion. The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s 2014 Annual Convention will give you the opportunity to uncover your Superhero Leadership powers through excellence in people management skills. This four-day industry event will connect you with peers and energize you with a new perspective of what it means to be a leader.
80+ Exhibitors | 17 Powerful Sessions | Roundtable Discussions | Local Attractions & Tours | Countless Networking Opportunities
Unleash the Superhero within this Spring with MHEDA! www.mheda.org/convention2014
Contact the MHEDA team, for more information.