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We seem to be reading more and more about equipment rental these days and this week's newsletter is no different. We include coverage of United Rentals' good start to the year, expansion at Admar Supply Co and STILL's rising proportion of sales into the rental fleet.
When times were tough, many chose to hire instead of buy and it's clear that the use of rental equipment has become a viable alternative and will continue to remain the first choice for many end-users.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Toppled straddle injures stevedore Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has renewed calls for a national stevedoring code of practice following an incident this week when a stevedore was injured after the straddle he ... [more]
|Logistics council reports on industry Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) has launched its annual report on the transport and logistics industry.
The E-Scan reveals key challenges facing the industry, which include: ... [more]
|New airport must include regional freight hub Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The infrastructure planning for Sydney’s second airport, to be built at Badgery’s Creek, must include support for a multi-modal hub that places equal importance on the movement of freight and ... [more]
|Toll begins work on landmark logistics base Australasia News|
Darwin, Northern Territory Transport and logistics specialist Toll Group has begun works on the offshore logistics base for the Ichthys LNG Project.
Toll will construct and operate the base, on a ... [more]
|BASEPLAN to host forum at Hire & Rental Industry Association's 2014 expo Australasia News|
Baseplan Software is proud to once again be involved with the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) at their 2014 exhibition.
Baseplanis a market leader of fully integrated management systems for the Equipment Management industries. This year Baseplan CEO, Mr Andrew Ferry, will lead an innovations in Rental Software forum for the Rental Industry, sharing vision, experience and providing thought leadership on where Business Management Systems are headed and the opportunities it presents for equipment rental businesses.
Visit us at stand 148 & 157 from the 29th April - 2nd May 2014 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre to discuss your business needs further.
For more company information VISIT: Baseplan Website Baseplan ShopFront [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|United Rentals boosts utilisation|
UNITED STATES United Rentals Inc (URI) of Stamford, Connecticut improved time utilisation of rental equipment to 64.6% in the first quarter ended 31 March and projects full-year time utilisation of about 68.5%. ... [more]
|COO outlines product and production strategy|
GERMANY Clark Europe GmbH is accelerating its strategic positioning as a full-range supplier.
Rolf Eiten, COO of Clark Europe GmbH, says it is part of Clark’s sales strategy to ... [more]
|Polish centre refurbishes trucks|
STILL officially opened its new European refurbishment centre for used trucks in Rokietnica, near Poznan, Poland, this month.
The 2,500 sqm (26,910 sqft.) centre has the capacity to ... [more]
|Admar upgrades branch|
UNITED STATES Admar Supply Co Inc has updated its showroom and renovated a 19,000 sqft. (1,765 sqm) facility for its branch in Pittston Township.
Under the direction of manager Ed Cologie, ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Cargotec, Hytrol Conveyor Co Inc, Santana Equipment Trading Company, Stellana US Inc, Modern Group [more]
Emulate3D receives award
- Reading, United Kingdom
PowerCell gains accreditation
- Braintree, United Kingdom
NMHG donates to United Way
- Greenville, NC, United States [more]
|TMHE ties the knot with university|
SWEDEN Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) has signed a long-term strategic partnership with Linköping University’s (LiU) Department of Management and Engineering.
TMHE spokeswoman Akiko Elmwall tells Forkliftaction.com News that LiU ... [more]
|Summit addresses big boom challenge|
UNITED KINGDOM IPAF Summit attendees heard about the challenges of big booms and how to attract “big money” at the event held this month in Windsor in the UK.
Matt Fearon, ... [more]
|Access award winners announced|
UNITED KINGDOM More than 470 people from 28 countries attended the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) this month in Windsor, UK, which saw 14 winners honoured for industry best practice, excellence ... [more]
|Dislodged rebar proves fatal|
UNITED STATES State of California regulators propose fining Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West USD36,750 for three violations relating to a fatality during use of a forklift to offload rebar at the construction site ... [more]
|Ohio environmental recognition for Crown|
UNITED STATES The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented its first-ever gold-level Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program award to the New Knoxville plant of Crown Equipment Corp.
In a 22 ... [more]
|BOLO Business Opportunities|
AVSS Group is the Australian based designer and manufacturer of BOLO. We are committed to improving safety and efficiency wherever forklifts are used.
BOLO (Be-On-the-Look-Out) is a revolutionary new product launching in 2014. A mirror based system for small to medium forklifts, BOLO allows drivers to see around the load and to sight tines, significantly reducing damage to goods and equipment and improving OHS in materials handling.
View the video here.
We are seeking INTERNATIONAL AGENTS with EXISTING NETWORKS to distribute this ground breaking, world-class product. To arrange a meeting during CeMAT (Hannover), send your expression of interest to:
Craig Macdougall - Managing Director, AVSS Group
E: Send an email T: +61 414 631 977 W: www.bolomirrors.com
|ANNOUNCEMENTS (Ads)||Advertise here|
|BodyGuardT “i-Tag” proximity detection and alarm system|
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]
|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]
|Cat® NR-N2 reach truck: designed for non-stop profit|
In designing its new NR-N2 reach truck range, Cat® Lift Trucks has focused on increasing profitability by maximising performance, empowering operators and cutting costs. [more]
|EP launches J Fine Electric forklift|
Based on the current market demand for environment-friendly equipment and customer demands to reduce the logistics costs, EP launches the J FINE electric forklift as an affordable green product to care for the environment. [more]
|Visit Durwen Maschinenbau at CeMat 2014|
Durwen, one of the leading forklift attachment producers from Germany, will be exhibiting at CeMAT 2014 (stand K07 at Hall 26). With more than 60 years of experience in developing and producing of attachments we are the best choice for your logistic needs. [more]
|Visit TEU at Sydney Showground, Australia|
Anhui TEU Forklift Truck Co., Ltd, develops, manufactures, sells and services practical and reliable forklift trucks. To find out more about TEU’s high quality, cost effective forklifts for any application visit our booth at National Manufacturing Week May 13-16. [more]
|Bulmor’s reputation extends at Ridgeons|
Ridgeon’s, one of the UK’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants, trust two new diesel - powered Bulmor Lancer sideloaders for their materials handling needs at their new 12 acre site in Suffolk. [more]
|stabau - the specialist for forklift attachments again at CeMAT|
Forklift attachment manufacturer stabau, will be exhibiting at CeMAT in Hannover (Stand H09, Hall 26). stabau will present a number of products from their range including the new bale clamp model BKZ and the new harbor clamp model HKG. [more]
|BOLZONI Group at CeMAT 2014 - Hall 26 / Stand L10-L14|
Forklift attachment, forks and lift table manufacturer BOLZONI will exhibit at CeMAT 2014 (Stand L10-L14 Hall 26). The sales team look forward to welcoming visitors to their stand where they will present the latest products from the Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer ranges. [more]
|Maximal Container Stacker soon to be released to the market|
Maximal’s new product, a container stacker, has passed performance testing and entered the final stage of assembly debugging. We will release this model to the market and will soon start to accept small batch orders. [more]
|New Manual Extension Forks: Innovative design for high user friendliness!|
If you have an occasional need for handling variable load lengths, manual extension forks by MSE-FORKS provide an ideal solution. They don’t require hydraulics and they offer a lower investment cost than hydraulic extendable forks. [more]
|CeMAT exhibitors - gear up your business with Forkliftaction|
‘Gear Up’ your business with a Forkliftaction marketing action plan. Make an appointment to meet with the Forkliftaction sales team at CeMAT now and benefit from a free company listing in our special CeMAT exhibitor list within this release. [more]
|RORO 2014 is heading to London|
RORO 2014, the only exhibition dedicated to the roll-on/roll-off industry, will bring together senior level logistics professionals from across the globe between 24-26 June at ExCel in London. [more]
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Your Focus: Operating Safely at Height with Order Pickers|
As order pickers are designed to operate at height, it is necessary to understand the extra operating procedures that will apply. Steve Reynolds examines five key safety measures to consider when operating order pickers within a warehouse. [more]