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This week marks the 25th anniversary of an invention without which you would not be reading this newsletter.
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee unveiled the worldwide web, the fastest-growing communication medium of all time.
Not only has the Internet transformed communication, but it continues to evolve and find new applications in every aspect of life.
While the Internet is the basis of our entire operation, it is also becoming increasingly important for our readers and advertisers as more and more business goes online.
Where will the web be in 25 years time? No-one knows, but it is interesting to note that it took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users; TV got there in 13 years and the web needed just four to reach the milestone.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Materials handling in the USA - 2014
There is a conflicting picture coming out of the USA in regards to the current state of the materials handling industry. Most of those Forkliftaction.com News spoke with are approaching the upcoming year with cautious optimism, but others are wary of being too optimistic in an unpredictable economic and political environment, both domestically and globally. Melissa Barnett reports. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Steelbro announces new manufacturing partner Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Iconic container equipment specialist Steelbro Australia has appointed Krueger Transport Equipment as its supplier of sidelifter trailers for the Australian market.
From March, Krueger Transport will supply ... [more]
|Manitou celebrates 40 years in Australia Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Materials handling equipment supplier Manitou celebrates 40 years in Australia, following the discovery recently of its oldest forklift found still operating in South Australia.
The French company, which specialises ... [more]
|New stevedore signs shipping consortium Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Australia’s third stevedore, Hutchison’s Sydney International Container Terminals Limited (SICTL) at Port Botany, has signed a three-year agreement with the Southeast Asia-Australia Service (SAAL).
Chief executive Stephen Gumley says ... [more]
|Nominations sought for supply chain scholarship Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in conjunction with the University of Queensland Business School, is calling for nominations for the 2014 Supply Chain Optimisation Scholarship. ... [more]
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|Manitex, Linamar report 2013 gains|
CANADA Equipment manufacturers Manitex International Inc and Linamar Corp have delivered positive financial results for 2013.
Manitex International Inc
Bridgeview-based publicly traded Manitex reports its 2013 sales increased 19% ... [more]
|Lonking enters Mexico, Central America|
UNITED STATES Lonking Holdings Ltd of Shanghai is producing forklifts for sale through a website in Mexico and Central America, distributor International Construction Products (ICP) reports. Sales will extend to the US ... [more]
|Jungheinrich maintains sales for 2013|
Jungheinrich AG has announced its consolidated net sales for the 2013 financial year totaled EUR2.29 billion (USD3.17 billion), slightly higher than the previous year’s EUR2.27 billion (USD3.15 billion). ... [more]
|Konecranes Lift Trucks expands in India|
INDIA Konecranes Lift Trucks has signed a distribution agreement with Portrucks Equipment Pvt Ltd.
Chennai-headquartered Portrucks will help Konecranes Lift Trucks expand and boost its marketshare in the Indian market. ... [more]
|Forklifts, AGVs on display at Modex|
Materials handling forklifts and automated guided vehicles will have presence amidst a plethora of supply chain solutions during the MHI-organised Modex trade show on 17-20 March in Atlanta. The exhibit ... [more]
Pallet wrap offers savings
- Gloucester, United Kingdom
EVO models adapted to changing needs
- Wiesbaden, Germany
Toyota UK expands online range
- Warrington, United Kingdom
Bravi rebrands stock picker
- Castelfidardo, Italy [more]
Machine attempts Guinness record
- Montecchio, Italy
Containers forum at Asian expo
- Shanghai, China
Linde previews latest solutions
- Mainz, Germany [more]
|AWP electrocutions spur safety effort|
UNITED KINGDOM United States incidents involving aerial work platforms (AWPs) electrocuted seven people during 2013, according to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
Chris Wraith, IPAF technical officer, says, “In 2013, ... [more]
|A sneak peak at CeMAT 2014|
GERMANY CeMAT organisers have announced the five-day program of the materials handling industry’s leading expo that will be held in Hannover, Germany from 19-23 May.
On Monday, the show ... [more]
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|First Financial Expands into Canada to Meet Increasing Demand|
First Financial Corporate Services announces that Bill Heston has been appointed Country Manager, Material Handling Equipment. Bill will lead a new venture as the company expands into Canada to meet increasing demand for its leasing solutions. [more]
|Combi-WR4 wins FLTA Ergonomics Award|
The Combi-WR4, Combilift’s new pedestrian truck and the smallest model in its range to date has won the Ergonomics Award at this year’s UK Fork Lift Truck Association awards for Excellence. [more]
|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]
|H&K Equipment Re-launches ElwellParker.com after Years Offline|
H&K Equipment of Pittsburgh has announced that it has re-launched the corporate website of the Elwell-Parker Electric Company, a 120-year-old lift truck manufacturer formerly headquartered in Cleveland. [more]
|UN Forklift attends 115th Guang Zhou Fair|
UN Forklift Co., Ltd will attend the 115th Guang Zhou Fair from April 15th to 19th. UN's service team will be on hand at stand 6.0C 50-52 to promote their quality products and services. [more]
|HELI Launches 2014 Middle East Agents Conference|
Heli has launched the Middle East Agents Conference, to enhance communication with agents from the Middle East region, implement HELI’s internationalization strategies, develop the international market and to increase and strengthen the sales of HELI products. [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]
|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]
|VESHAI 2014: New Products - Multifunction Equipment Vacuum Lifter series|
Veshai Vacuum lifter series are specially design for handling different kinds of heavy plate, board and glass, useful for installing steel board and glass wall and moving materials such as granite and marble. [more]
|BodyGuardT “i-Tag” Forklift proximity detection|
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [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.
|Cascade to Display New Wireless Technology Solutions for Attachments at Modex|
Cascade Corporation has announced the release of its industry exclusive Wireless Power & Communication System which utilizes advanced technology to improve overall productivity while reducing product damage and operating costs. Cascade plans to unveil the solution at Modex 2014. [more]
|Think Schaefer, for your complete warehouse storage solutions|
SSI SCHAEFER Interlock Pallet Racking systems offers a complete range of warehouse storage solutions! SSI SCHAEFER pallet racking is stable and robust, versatile and expandable, safe and of lasting value.
|SHANTUI Forklift on the move|
Shantui Construction Machinery Co held the fifth worldwide agent conference with the theme of "support, integrity and confidence" in Jining from November 20 to 22, 2013. More than 100 dealers from more than 50 countries around the world participated. [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]
|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.