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The line between enough and too much is a thin one, and in the case of the world’s leading materials handling event, the limit is four days. From the 2016 trade show, CeMAT will lose a day from its current five-day run. And many say that’s a good thing. Indeed, five days is a long time out of the office for exhibitors - even more so when they need to be there a day early to set up. For visitors, especially those travelling long distances, the loss of an exhibition day may be a bit of an inconvenience, with less flexibility among the remaining show times. But, you can’t please all the people all of the time, and the new schedule seems to be a reasonable compromise.
And on the CeMAT theme, a big thanks from the large team in Hannover to all who visited the stand and who showed warm hospitality when our guys were walking the floor. And thanks to those who hosted the team at parties and celebrations after the busy days in the exhibition halls. To new friends and old, Auf Wiedersehen.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Millions of deals at CeMAT
Melissa Barnett reports a very positive vibe at the industry’s biggest trade event, CeMAT 2014. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

NTP delivers new forklifts to customer Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia NTP Forklifts has delivered a range of new equipment to building products supplier CSR Gyprock at Mawson Lakes. NTP national marketing manager Tom Naffine tells News that the ... [more]
Plans progress on intermodal terminal Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) will begin negotiations with Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) partners Qube and Aurizon about the development and operation of the Moorebank intermodal terminal. MIC chairman ... [more]
HRIA show highlights new equipment Australasia News
Gold Coast, Queensland HIRE 14, the three-day expo hosted by the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) earlier this month, showcased a number of new service providers and equipment suppliers to the market, ... [more]
Perth show puts safety in spotlight Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia The Safety in Action show returns to Perth from 11-12 June at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, following its first visit to Darwin in March. Presented by The ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION eyes Asia and North America
GERMANY The KION Group plans to start enlarging its global plant structures this year in order to meet an anticipated increase in demand for its industrial trucks. Group CEO Gordon ... [more]
Yale dealer increases Russian presence
RUSSIA Russian Yale Material Handling dealer Universal Spetstechnica LLC (UST) has opened two sales and service centres at its Belgorod and Kemerovo locations.    The new centres are expected to ... [more]
Superior Tire expands in 50th year
UNITED STATES Superior Tire & Rubber Corp is expanding its facilities as the business observes its 50th anniversary. The LeMeur family privately controls the business. The company supplies many of the ... [more]
APS partners MEC
UNITED KINGDOM MEC Aerial Work Platforms has appointed Access Platform Sales (APS) as its exclusive distributor for the UK. The two companies will partner to further grow sales of MEC’s specialised ... [more]
Flux Power ships battery packs
UNITED STATES Flux Power Holdings Inc shipped 10 battery packs to defence contractor HDT Global Inc of Solon, Ohio in late March for initial use and military tests. In February, Flux ... [more]
Linde holds trade fair, snubs CeMAT
GERMANY Linde Material Handling surprised industry members when the leading European forklift manufacturer announced it would not exhibit at CeMAT 2014 last year ( News #639). Now we know why. ... [more]
Hiab invests EUR2M in Hudiksvall
SWEDEN Hiab, which is part of Cargotec, will invest nearly EUR2 million (USD2.7 million) in its product development and test centre in Hudiksvall, Sweden. "For 70 years, Hiab has ... [more]
Agency verifies Nett emission control system
CANADA The US Environmental Protection Agency has verified a first-of-its-kind emission control system from Nett Technologies Inc. The 19 May verification involves Nett’s BlueMax-brand 300D selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, ... [more]
Regulator cites marine terminal operator
UNITED STATES The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of USD168,700 against Ecorse-based Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. A 62,000 lb. (27,900 kg) forklift carrying a 40,000 ... [more]
HR toolkit for association members
UNITED KINGDOM Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) member companies can now access an exhaustive human resources toolkit online. The new web-based service created by employment specialist The Sevier Consultancy Group comprises ... [more]
Greenshields invests for growth
UNITED KINGDOM One of JCB’s largest machinery dealers has invested GBP1.5 million (USD2.5 million) to expand its headquarters. Greenshields JCB has extended and completely refurbished its premises in Farnham, Surrey, creating ... [more]
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Chery Equipment USA specializes in  heavy duty forklifts and warehouse equipment. Our mission is to manufacture reliable and cost effective machinery to enable the building of tomorrow. Chery Equipment USA is broadening their ever expanding dealer network. [more]
Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity
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The Comatra Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light is now available!
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SHANTUI 25 T Forklift Debuts in China Market
On May, Shantui launched a new 25 ton heavy-duty forklift in Chinese market. It is the milestone in the development of heavy-duty forklifts. The deputy director of the China National Construction Machinery Quality Inspection Center attended the launch ceremony. [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"The Toyota & BT trucks being manufactured in China are only for the CHINESE market, there not being exported around the world. China is a big expanding market & it makes sense to have a strong manufacturing / assembly base & local dealer network to support the products your selling. Smaller capacity counter balance's will be either Italian or French built depending on size of truck.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
"Engine runs only at half throttle. 2006 model. emission & sensors. Gas paddle resistor good. Runs great otherwise on propane & gas does ECM have obd plug for diagnostics??? Revs up once r twice at startup. Any leads?".
willie_h, Canada
"intern fault steer unit, check drive wheel , transmission on right side. if error stays, replace steer unit control.".
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