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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
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 NewsEditorial 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 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 NewsEditorial 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]
Product News
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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Your Focus (Blog)
Cheryl Bikowski: How to make your forklift fleet efficient
Cheryl Bikowski offers five tips to improve efficiencies among forklift fleets. [more]
Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Shantui launches new design Electric forklift
The Comatra Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light is now available!
ITA Class II, III and IV forks: Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
BC forklift rally set to challenge even the toughest competitors
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In The Discussion Forums
"One of the advantages to our company is that we can share customer info in seconds. Every customer is listed as a contact and their forklifts are given unit numbers and listed under notes. The address and important contacts are listed. Copy/ paste the notes, then share the contact in a text, and now the mechanic's first call to a new customer has the info he needs.".
Forkliftt, United States
"You should be able to take the top cover off the trans and look in there while shifting high/low and see what is wrong. The shift fork may not be secured to the shift shaft properly and not allowing it to go in high.".
mrfixit, United States
"Any idea where I can get this transistor module: Mg100g1al2-4 (toshiba)? Its for an inverter spindle drive".
matt_m, United States
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