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Trade shows are back in the spotlight, in the wake of the recent LogiMAT in Germany and the upcoming MODEX in the United States.
If the European show is any indicator, the Atlanta event will be a busy one. Already, exhibitor numbers are significantly up on the last show two years ago - just as LogiMAT showed a big rise in companies displaying their wares.
Some say the best indicator of the state of the market is not the number of vendors, but rather the level of buyer interest, as measured by visitor numbers.
Of course, its a busy year for buyers, with the biggest show in the sector, CeMAT, returning in May for the first time since 2011. After a three-year absence, one would expect big numbers this year as the show prepares for an alternate-year run schedule - and News will be there to check.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

New Komatsu forklift model arrives in Australia Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Three of the latest model Komatsu battery electric counterbalance forklifts, the FB25-12, have arrived in Australia and will be delivered as part of a seven-machine replacement fleet deal to a ... [more]
Toll wins multiple logistics contracts Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Transport and logistics giant Toll has been awarded several contracts with oil and gas producer Santos, estimated to be worth more than $275 million over five years. Work will ... [more]
Supply chain efficiency depends on rail freight Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has called on government to prioritise infrastructure investment in freight rail. “Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of short- and long-haul rail is an absolute must ... [more]
Latest developments in warehousing on show Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The 3PL E-Warehouse Management & Solutions Show 2014 takes place in Melbourne from 26-27 March. The show will focus on the latest developments for warehousing in an online world, ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

LogiMAT sees double-digit growth
GERMANY LogiMAT organisers have reported a 10% rise in visitors for the materials handling trade show that took place in Stuttgart, Germany late last month. While there was only a ... [more]
Oman firms introduce Tailift, Jungheinrich
OMAN Al Hashar & Company launched Tailift forklifts to the Oman market at its Muttrah showroom last week. With models ranging in capacity from 1.5 to 10 T and powered ... [more]
UniCarriers takes aim at Latin America
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corp is targeting Brazil and other South American countries without taking its eye off the important US forklift market. “We are making a lot of strides in ... [more]
SANY launches in Sweden
SWEDEN SANY Germany GmbH has appointed heavy truck supplier Göteborgs Truckservice GTS AB as its agent in Sweden. GTS managing director Antti Laakso tells News he believes there is ... [more]
Unigom appoints Van Gent
NETHERLANDS Van Gent Forklift Parts has been appointed as the official Dutch distributor of Unigom tyres. A Van Gent spokesman says the importation agreement “means that Unigom can carry on ... [more]
Camoplast Solideal invests in Spain
CANADA Camoplast Solideal Inc has acquired tyre distributor Gulimsa Commercial SL of Cuarte de Huerva in the Zaragoza province of Spain. Terms were not disclosed. The buyer’s aim is to ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Transmon Engineering, UniCarriers Americas Corp, Jungheinrich UK Ltd [more]
TMHE truck design honoured - Hannover, Germany
IPAF supports Miami awards - Miami, FL, United States
Hyster names award winners - Greenville, NC, United States
Yale honours top dealers - Greenville, NC, United States
Wal-Mart orders GenKey package - Latham, NY, New York [more]
Product News
Ubisense and Daifuku launch warehouse system - Cambridge, United Kingdom
GRENDIA “most cost-effective” - Reading, United Kingdom
UniCarriers adds new features - Marengo, IL, United States
Toyota offers specialty models - Columbus, IN, United States [more]
MHI pushes innovation at Modex
UNITED STATES The trade group MHI aims to foster and encourage innovation as part of the Modex show on 17-20 March in Atlanta. “We received 77 entries in the competition for ... [more]
Briggs partners with Trust for disadvantaged
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has joined forces with The Prince’s Trust to give disadvantaged youth the practical and financial support they need to move into work, education or training. The forklift ... [more]
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The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth
MODEX 2014® is the industry's newest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries. It’s where brightest thinkers in the supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

Meet 800 of the leading providers and see their solutions in person, in action. Learn the latest trends and technologies from leading experts at the MODEX Supply Chain Conference that includes 150 sessions including keynotes from Gil West, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines; former Walmart CEO Lee Scott; and Scott Sopher, principal with Deloitte Consulting.

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PRC’s new STREAM Customer Advantage PortalT goes Live!
Pacific Rim Capital, Inc. achieved another record year as North America’s Largest Independent Lessor of Material Handling Equipment.  PRC was founded in 1990 in Southern California and has enjoyed successful growth over the last quarter of a century. [more]
If a reach stacker can do the job, why choose reach truck that costs 50% more?
If your load capacity and lifting height requirements fall within the range of a Zowell reach stacker (capacities: 1.5 ton to 5.5m, and 2 ton up to 4.0m) why choose reach truck that costs 50% more? [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]
Time running out on Hangcha promotion
The Hangcha Q1 Promotion has received fantastic support from dealers worldwide who have responded not only to the pricing of our electric forklifts, but also to the environment-friendliness of the models. [more]
Sustainable trucks make economic sense
Environmentally responsible equipment is something that customers are increasingly demanding of their suppliers. What’s more, environmentally friendly choices often make the best economic sense. Mark Nicholson sets out the main considerations when selecting a ‘sustainable’ forklift.
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]
RUYI CBD20K(D) Electric Pallet Truck
The super-light walkie-type CBD20K(D) (2,000kg) with small turning radius and low profile chassis is widely used in narrow space like small supermarkets and workshops. [more]
Key exhibitors announced for Intermodal Asia 2014
The inaugural Intermodal Asia 2014, which takes place from 1-3 April at the Shanghai World Expo Center, will be the place to see high profile exhibitors showcase the latest products and services for the intermodal sector. [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]
CeMAT forums: First-rate information and lively discussions
CeMAT will feature a broad array of exciting forum events. The five-day program is being jointly organized by Deutsche Messe and selected partners from the logistics industry, providing visitors with a host of interesting talks and lively discussion rounds. [more]
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Delta-Q introduces IC650 Charger to European market
If you missed Delta-Q at LogiMAT 2014, visit our special page for the fair at

There you can see details of the IC650 Charger’s introduction to the European materials handling industry.

Thank you to everyone we met at the fair. We’re looking forward to working with you!

For more information, please contact: Conway Hui - Sales Application Manager
t: +1 604 566 8819 e: send an email w: sf: Visit the ShopFront [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]
Safety First (Blog)
Richard Shore: Safety is not just the driver's job
After years of reduced forklift accident rates, the level of improvement has begun to slow. Richard Shore believes further breakthroughs will require the efforts of the entire workforce. [more]
The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth
Delta-Q introduces IC650 Charger to European market
Get inside the US MARKET with our MARCH FEATURE
PRC’s new STREAM Customer Advantage PortalT goes Live!
If a reach stacker can do the job, why choose reach truck that costs 50% more?
Save money with Long Reach remanufactured attachments
Time running out on Hangcha promotion
Sustainable trucks make economic sense
RAVAS shows cost saving weighing systems on Modex, Atlanta
RUYI CBD20K(D) Electric Pallet Truck
Key exhibitors announced for Intermodal Asia 2014
Intralogistics 2014 - An established professional meeting!
CeMAT forums: First-rate information and lively discussions
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In The Discussion Forums
"Anyone work for Toyota? Are they any good to work for ??????".
Cocker, United Kingdom
"I guess there are pros and cons for all manufactures. Try them yourself, what is good for someone else might not suit you. They have all been manufacturing them for some time now.".
Leon_W, United Kingdom
"So far every customer I've been to has asked for the timeout period to be set to 5 minutes. If the operator is too lazy to even press a button to switch the truck off & instead having it time-out when leaving it parked up during break times / end of shift, then that's an issue for there manager to deal with.".
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