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Great news this week that the global market for materials handling equipment grew 10% in the first half of this year.
More than 550,000 new forklifts are now at work - and we can assume that this means the global arsenal of machines continues to grow and that the sales were not replacements for existing equipment.
And with the rise of equipment rentals, this means more workplaces are finding a use for forklifts.
It’s great to be part of a growth industry, especially one in which there is so much innovation and change - as you discover when you read our newsletter each week.
So, sit back and prepare to be impressed once again .
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|South Australia issues forklift licence reminder Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia SafeWork SA is reminding workers to convert qualifications issued on or before 31 December 2004 to the national high-risk work licence before the 1 September 2014 deadline.
SafeWork SA ... [more]
|New forklift device keeps driver safer Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland A new safety device for forklifts is available from independent, local supplier and importer of attachments and fork arms, Attollo Attachments.
Managing director Stefan Marschner tells Forkliftaction.com News that ... [more]
|Mobicon mini-straddle project gains momentum Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Mobicon Systems has begun manufacture of four demo units of its innovative new light-weight container handler, the mini-straddle carrier, to be provided to Europe, with the first scheduled for delivery ... [more]
|New quay cranes boost productivity Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT) has increased its ship-handling capabilities with the commissioning of two additional quay cranes at the new terminal in June.
“Having twice as many quay ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|World market expands for first half|
GERMANY The global materials handling equipment market expanded in volume to 556,800 forklifts for the first half of 2014. This is 10% higher than the 507,800 trucks recorded for the same ... [more]
|UniCarriers, Crown gain dealerships|
UNITED STATES Forklift manufacturers UniCarriers Americas Corp and Crown Equipment Corp have stepped into the arena for factory-owned dealerships and will be working through the issue of internal competing brands.
UniCarriers ... [more]
|Lower profit, higher sales for Hyster-Yale|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc reports lower profit and higher sales for the second quarter ended 30 June.
Another equipment manufacturer, Manitex International Inc, increased profits by 12.5% and sales ... [more]
|New, modern plant at full tilt|
GERMANY Production has commenced fully at Jungheinrich’s new EUR40 million (USD53 million) plant for warehouse and system equipment. The plant was inaugurated in the northern autumn of 2013 and is located ... [more]
|Camoplast Solideal buys Rodaco|
CANADA Camoplast Solideal has acquired Rodaco to boost its capacity to manufacture and distribute tyres for the South American materials handling equipment industry.
Solideal Mexico managing director Miguel Ferrer says: ... [more]
|Cranes go to Rio de Janeiro|
CHINA Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply Libra Terminais Rio S/A (Libra) with 12 Terex rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
The cranes are scheduled for delivery in the northern autumn of ... [more]
|EnerSys encourages replacements|
UNITED STATES An EnerSys Inc program reached its 5,000 mark recently, helping forklift users switch power source to electric from internal combustion. None involved retrofit kits.
The stored energy specialist hit ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Flow-Rite, MHI [more]
|ID Systems gains patent, grows sales|
UNITED STATES Wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider ID Systems Inc has received another patent and reports a 22% increase in sales for the second quarter ended 30 June.
US patent number ... [more]
New telehandlers meet emissions standards
- Peoria, IL, United States [more]
ProLift receives ASEC
- Columbus, IN, United States
Europlatform points to new directions
- Cologne, Germany [more]
|UKWA warns of implications of vote at referendum|
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) says the vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum could have a significant impact on the logistics industry and the wider business community. ... [more]
|Steel firm pays for safety violation|
UNITED STATES Structural steel fabricator Rule Steel Tanks Inc of Caldwell last month paid a penalty of USD4,500 for a serious safety hazard that resulted in the death of telehandler operator Roy ... [more]
|Safety conference introduces ‘heroes’, nominations open|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is urging industry leaders to draw inspiration and support from examples of forklift safety “heroes” to achieve true safety excellence as it announced the ... [more]
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|Shantui launches new design Electric forklift|
Shandong Shantui Machinery Co.,Ltd has developed as new type of electric forklift, which has won great applause on its first show with its unique and elegant functions designed for enhanced performance and usability. [more]
|The Comatra Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light is now available!|
In warehouses where forklifts and employees work together in often stressful and/or loud environments, Comatra’s Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light will optimize safety and drastically reduce risk of collisions and workplace accidents around forklifts. [more]
|ITA Class II, III and IV forks: Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!|
Independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer Long Reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks. See the range of high-quality, competitively-priced forks in the online production inventory. [more]
|BC forklift rally set to challenge even the toughest competitors|
Forklift operators from across British Columbia will come together to compete in the 2014 B.C. Championship Forklift Rally on Saturday September 13th, at the Cloverdale Agriplex. [more]
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