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As some economies start their financial year, there was some encouraging economic news from the International Monetary Fund this week, with predictions for stronger growth in second half.
IMF head  Christine Lagarde is tipping 3.6% growth in 2014 and 3.9% next year. That projection is slightly down on earlier predictions, but any good news is to be welcomed.
Lagarde is calling on governments to open the purse strings and relaunch their investments - but with an eye on public debt. And while not all economies are in a position to start spending, it’s clear that any infrastructure boosts will benefit the materials handling sector. In fact, it’s hard to identify an area of economic activity which, if promoted, would not impact positively on the forklift market.
We can but hope that Lagarde’s advice is adopted.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Mobicon expands into Europe Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Equipment manufacturer Mobicon has sold another of its mini-straddle carriers, this time to Dutch company Kramer Transport, with delivery due by September this year. Managing director Tom Schults tells ... [more]
Lencrow adds new telehandler to range Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Independent forklift supplier Lencrow has been appointed as distributor of the Dieci range of telehandlers and attachments in Queensland and Victoria. Managing director Ross Grassick says the new telehandler ... [more]
Operator appointed for Melbourne terminal Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne International RoRo Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) has been announced as the winning bidder for the new automotive terminal at Webb Dock. Construction of the terminal will begin in late ... [more]
Special day highlights transport and logistics careers Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A special awareness event will be held on 22 August to highlight the wide range of opportunities and experiences offered by the transport and logistics industry. Green Light ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

RTITB acts against trainer
UNITED KINGDOM RTITB has taken legal action against a trainer in a periodic training hours dispute. In October 2013, Truck and Driver magazine published an article about a CPC instructor who ... [more]
Asyaport orders 40 machines
NETHERLANDS Turkish port operator Asyaport has ordered 40 terminal tractors from Terberg Benschop. Terberg Benschop and its Turkish distributor, Portunus, worked closely with Robin van der Kooij and Marc Desmons ... [more]
Nissan dealership scores with Roxul
UNITED STATES Nissan Liftrucks of Memphis is fulfilling orders from Roxul Inc for new equipment with a total value of about USD1.7 million. Roxul is beginning production at its first US ... [more]
Weidemann displays telehandlers around Ireland
IRELAND Weidemann Ireland has added four new models to its range of wheel loaders and telehandlers and is showcasing them at roadshow events around Ireland. Roadshows were held in Northern ... [more]
Investor pushes Manitowoc to divest
UNITED STATES Asset manager Relational Investors LLC has acquired 8.52% ownership of Manitowoc Co Inc and is looking to split the manufacturer of industrial cranes and commercial foodservice equipment into separate companies. ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling USA Inc [more]
Product News
RX revamped for better performance - Hamburg, Germany
Pick and mix options improve safety - Leicester, United Kingdom
Manitou shows off at expo - Amsterdam, The Netherlands [more]
Entrepreneur starts rental business
UNITED STATES An entrepreneurial seller and rebuilder of Japanese-made engines and transmissions started Discount Lift Rentals LLC in Houston as an equipment rental business in 2013. Mohit (Mike) Jagwani established Engine ... [more]
Jungheinrich buys software firm - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Trelleborg extends digital offering - Trelleborg, Sweden
SODIV expands product offering - Tunis, Tunisia [more]
Nominations for awards now open
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is inviting entries for the FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence 2015. “In recent years, many of our awards finalists have nominated themselves ... [more]
Dot Foods rewards rodeo winners
UNITED STATES Dot Foods Inc awarded all-expenses-paid trips to Ryan Mangold, Rob Cuddy, Nick Blayney and Jordan Dickson as winners in the company’s 2014 forklift rodeo. Forty entrants from across the ... [more]
CeMAT Russia: Driving logistics innovation
Another CeMAT is around the corner, this time at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia. The fifth CeMAT Russia, held on 23 September, is expected to ... [more]
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Innovative pipe hold down clamps by Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc.
Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc. of Alvin, Texas, has worked for over a decade with the energy industry to provide pipe hold down attachments for forklifts. ULH produce rugged yet economical clamping devices to safely handle pipe and round stock. [more]
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal
From July 1st 2014, BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal. The product ranges of both brands will be distributed throughout Portugal by BOLZONI PORTUGAL LDA. [more]
UN keeps it coming after CeMAT
UN Forklift had a successful demonstration of its “U” series forklift in CeMAT on 19-23 May in Hannover, Germany. UN brought five typical forklifts to CeMAT 2014, the world’s largest logistics event.
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Qualifications on one machine do not guarantee competence on other equipment, warns Nick Welch. [more]
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"Most manufacturers have there own system by far the best is the Crown Infolink system and this can be fitted to any manufacturers machine not just Crown. Most aftermarkets kits like transmon etc just seem tocause problems".
lifter01, United Kingdom
"I'm having a strange symptom with my GLC040AFNUAE082. After decelerating from WOT, whether under load or not, the engine misfires slightly. It just gets kind of lopey at idle for about 20 seconds, and then smooths out. Ignition components are less than a year old, so I don't think it's a spark problem. I did notice that the "guts" of the PCV valve are gone, so it's essentially an uncontrolled vacuum leak as opposed to a controlled one. Could this cause a lean misfire on deceleration?".
autotech500, United States
"I have talked to a couple of Crown techs since I made this post and they seem to be in the no comment mindset. I know them very well , they know what they are doing. I do not want to sound like I am throwing them under the bus ,but they do not like working on them.".
triumphrider, United States
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