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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.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

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]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

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 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]
Product News
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]
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Get inside the US MARKET with our MARCH FEATURE
Since 2000, the 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]
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MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: May 3-7, 2014

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80+ Exhibitors | 17 Powerful Sessions  |  Roundtable Discussions  |  Local Attractions & Tours  |  Countless Networking Opportunities

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Get inside the US MARKET with our MARCH FEATURE
MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: May 3-7, 2014
RAVAS shows cost saving weighing systems on Modex, Atlanta
Forklift Battery Maintenance
Baoli expands its portfolio to warehouse equipment
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer is “Setting the Standard”
No WiFi wireless? No problem with KEY-MESH wireless WiFi “hot spot” system
See over 800 exhibits at LET 2014
Intralogistics 2014 - An established professional meeting!
Intermodal Africa North - now in its 12th successful year!
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Read our feature about Quality Control and After-Sales Service, November 2013.

Read our feature about Pallet Movers & Stackers, June 2013.

Read our feature about Fleet & Asset Management, April 2013.

Contact us for a full list of features planned for 2014.


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Upcoming Events
1. MODEX 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, United States17th to 20th March 2014     [more]
Paris Nord, France01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014     [more]
3. Intermodal Asia
Shanghai, ChinaApril 1st to 3rd     [more]
4. Hire Expo
Broadbeach, Gold Coast,, Australia30 April 2014 2 May 2014     [more]
5. MHEDAs 2014 Annual Convention (Superhero Leadership)
Orlando, Florida, United StatesMay 3rd to 7th     [more]
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