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In recent weeks, we have been reporting on expectations of solid market growth in the year ahead, and these have just been reinforced by North America’s MHI. The industry group is tipping growth of up to 9% this year and next. Last year, the American market grew almost 8%.
Meanwhile, European giant KION is also buoyed, reporting growth in the same range.
You can read both reports in this week’s newsletter.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

DB Schenker opens its largest logistics centre in Australia Australasia News
Ipswich, Queensland Logistics giant DB Schenker opened its largest Australian supply chain and warehouse facility this week. The company will spend more than $40 million over the next decade on the ... [more]
Court imposes hefty fine for forklift incident Australasia News
Tauranga The Tauranga District Court in New Zealand has fined three companies a total of almost $120,000 and ordered them to pay combined reparation of $20,000 after a woman was struck ... [more]
NZ port announces new intermodal logistics hub Australasia News
Palmerston North, North Island Ports of Auckland has teamed up with Napier Port and Icepak to announce the formation of a joint venture to develop a new inland port and intermodal freight hub in ... [more]
Scholarships recognise safety of women in the workplace Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia SafeWork SA has awarded two scholarships, worth $10,000 each, which recognise the legacy of Augusta Zadow, a prominent advocate for women’s suffrage and improved conditions for the women and children ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

MHI flags growth
UNITED STATES An MHI-released forecast of materials handling equipment manufacturing (MHEM) projects growth of 8-9% for 2014 and 2015. “We are optimistic about future outcomes and expect economic fundamentals to favourably ... [more]
Double-digit growth for KION
GERMANY The KION Group’s forklift orders have expanded over the past year, with the total value of its order intake rising by more than 11% in the second quarter over the ... [more]
Plug Power gains momentum
UNITED STATES Energy solutions specialist Plug Power Inc shipped 687 GenDrive fuel cell units during the second quarter ended 30 June, a significant rise on the 246 delivered the same time last ... [more]
Detank eyes UK market
UNITED KINGDOM Chinese industrial forklift maker Detank has announced that it wants to conquer the UK market. Launched in 2010, Detank claims it is one of the world’s “fastest-growing industrial machinery ... [more]
New staff could be hired at EUR25 million HQ
GERMANY More employees could be hired at Jungheinrich’s corporate headquarters when the new building opens in the northern spring of 2016 ( News #655). On 15 August, the foundation stone ... [more]
Flow-Rite expands, obtains grant
UNITED STATES Flow-Rite Controls Ltd is expanding its Byron Center facility with an engineering centre, high-speed assembly equipment, additional injection moulds and facility upgrades and utilising a State of Michigan grant. ... [more]
Falklands veteran addresses delegates - Alton, United Kingdom
Refurbishment centre reaches milestone - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Mentor celebrates campaign - Chesterfield, United Kingdom [more]
OER rents forklifts to military
UNITED STATES The woman-owned firm Olympic Equipment Rentals (OER) has won a military contract to rent two electric forklifts for use at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Christine Lehtinen, team lead officer for ... [more]
Forklift hire provides Davicon with tall solution
UNITED KINGDOM Mezzanine manufacturer Davicon at Brierley Hill was faced with a challenge when looking for a forklift that could lift up to 11 m (36 ft.). The company, which designs, ... [more]
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Shantui opens South African market
Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd has signed a new forklift distributor in South Africa. It is a milestone for the brand in the African market. [more]
Dealers wanted for Zowell premium warehouse materials handling equipment
Zowell, Suzhou Pioneer Material Handling Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd., has devoted the past 15 years to the research, design and manufacture of warehouse materials handling equipment. Zowell is now seeking valuable dealers and distributors worldwide.
Heli Loaders are going global
After a decade of development, loaders under the HELI brand are being successfully promoted to markets all over the world. So far, HELI loaders have successfully been sold in many countries and regions in Middle East, Africa and South America. [more]
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]
CLARK Raising Hope Sales Program Continues in 2014
CLARK Material Handling Company will offer its dealer network the ability to purchase a special pink “CLARK Raising Hope” CBX cargo box burden carrier to support this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in October. [more]
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Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Shantui opens South African market
Dealers wanted for Zowell premium warehouse materials handling equipment
Heli Loaders are going global
Shantui launches new design Electric forklift
CLARK Raising Hope Sales Program Continues in 2014
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In The Discussion Forums
"Please let me know about the following errors. Traction encoder have a problem because the traction electromotor cables burned. How can i solve it? errors: FE 27 - Error 37 - Error 78".
"We have a CAT Forklift V330B. It has been a great servant but is giving some trouble now. Told we need a "Torque Converter" and I've identified the part number as 6Y5200 Local CAT dealer hasn't been able to help. Any ideas?".
WarehouseCork, Ireland
"If you wind up replacing the batteries keep this in mind, replace them with the same type battery that is in the lift. DO NOT cheap out and try to buy a cheaper knockoff of whats in there. They have to be a specific amp rate and type to run correctly and to interface with the charger correctly.".
swoop223, United States
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