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They say nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. But at least in the forklift industry, we’re seeing a lot of anniversaries at the moment. Maybe it’s a sign of the growing maturity of the equipment, because we’re seeing business and people who have been in the sector for five decades or more. Take, for example, this week’s item about Equipco which is marking its 70th year with the Hyster brand.
If you’re approaching an anniversary of note, why not share it with our readers. Email the details to us, and we’ll do the rest.
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|Australian technology reduces OHS risk Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia An innovative Australian access control system is reducing health and safety risks associated with the use of forklifts and other industrial equipment.
AccessPack, developed by Western Australian company CASWA, ... [more]
|Australian office for forklift tyre manufacturer Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Sri Lankan-based industrial solid tyre manufacturer Global Rubber Industries has opened its first sales office in Australia. Located in Brisbane, the office will focus on sales and service for materials ... [more]
|Worker’s death was a tragedy waiting to happen Australasia News|
Christchurch Concrete manufacturing company Busck Prestressed Concrete Limited has been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $60,000 after the death of a worker who was run over by a ... [more]
|Logistics super-hub under construction in Melbourne Australasia News|
Tullamarine, Victoria Express delivery company TNT is building a 38,000 sqm facility near Melbourne Airport, with completion due in mid-2015.
The ‘super-hub’ is the largest transport and logistics facility in the ... [more]
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|Bromma moves closer to Asia|
SWEDEN Spreader manufacturer Bromma will move its headquarters to Singapore from 1 January 2015.
This is in line with the company’s strategy to boost its stake in the growing ... [more]
|Strongco adds Konecranes|
CANADA Konecranes Plc of Hyvinkää, Finland has granted exclusive rights for Strongco Corp to distribute its heavy lifting equipment in nine provinces and one territory of Canada.
Publicly traded Mississauga-based ... [more]
|MCFA adds product, running full|
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) has introduced the Jungheinrich ETR series of pantograph reach trucks and reports its expanded electric products manufacturing facility in Houston is running at full ... [more]
|Telehandlers included in ranking list|
UNITED KINGDOM Access International’s list of the world’s top 50 biggest powered access equipment rental companies has included telehandlers for the first time.
Access editor Euan Youdale tells Forkliftaction.com News that ... [more]
|Equipco marks decades with brand|
UNITED STATES Phillips Corp’s Bridgeville-based Equipco Division has marked its 70th year as a Hyster forklift dealership. Original owners Jack and Jim Phillips signed a dealership agreement in 1944 and became the ... [more]
|Dealership adds Bronto aerials|
UNITED STATES Environmental equipment dealer Jack Doheny Cos (JDC) is expecting delivery of new Bronto Skylift 197 Heavy Duty Telescopic (HDT) truck-mounted aerial devices, one each in December and March.
The ... [more]
|Survey ‘most important’ in UK forklift industry|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is urging its members to participate in what it calls “the most important survey of its kind in the forklift industry”.
“As the ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Konecranes, ID Systems (UK) Ltd, JCB [more]
|Denholm updates fleet with new supplier|
UNITED KINGDOM Denholm Global Logistics has added six new Cat lift trucks, including four 2.5 T LPG-powered forklifts and two 1.0 T high-level order pickers to its materials handling fleet.
Impact ... [more]
|STILL helps Heuchemer prepare for growth|
GERMANY STILL GmbH has fitted a nearly 16-metre (52-foot) high VNA shuttle warehouse to the new logistics centre of Heuchemer Verpackung GmbH & Co KG in Miehlen, Germany.
"The growth ... [more]
|Reach stacker sets world record|
SWEDEN Kalmar has achieved a world record after its new Super Gloria reach stacker lifted a steel component weighing over 100 T in front of an invited audience on 12 September ... [more]
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|Your workers are safe and secure with SPRINGBELT seat belts Australasia News|
Address the safety problem of seat belt compliance in your operations with SPRINGBELT TM. A patented product, SPRINGBELT TM is a proven and cost effective seat belt solution that is both simple to install and use. [more]
|Want an energy efficient, 100% maintenance-free battery for your pallet truck?|
Battery Supplies presents its last novelty: new 24v 200Ah and 300Ah LiFePO4 batteries for hand pallet trucks. These lithium batteries, made specifically for hand pallet trucks using traction batteries as a power source, are suitable for many pallet truck models. [more]
|Even poor visibility conditions no match for leading warning system|
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
|Bolzoni Group opens new Factory in Finland|
Bolzoni Group announces that Auramo Oy - their Finnish subsidiary and production plant - has moved to new headquarters in the industrial area of Järvenpää, 40 km north of Helsinki. [more]
|The electric lift truck that ‘knows’ what its driver wants|
The idea of intelligent automatic adjustment of performance characteristics has been taken to a whole new level in the new EP25-35N 80V electric counterbalance range from Cat® Lift Trucks. [more]
|Heli Forklift’s expedition to South America|
With years of development, the South American market has become one of the most important offshore markets for HELI Forklifts. HELI recently supplied a consignment of 45 4.5 T forklifts to a large beverage company in South America. [more]
|Veshai provides new ergonomic, strain-free solution to moving heavy loads|
Veshai announces new series of electric power floor crane products, designed to lift and transport up to 2,700 lb. without effort, using electrically-actuated traction and hydraulics. These products provide an ergonomic, strain-free solution to moving heavy loads.
|Straight talk From David Doherty OAM|
Professed sufferer of 'conference fatigue' David Doherty of OAM reflects on what makes the Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference stand above the rest. [more]
|The First World Singles Championship as an anniversary gift|
Forklift Cup is turning ten - and drivers from all over the world will be vying for the title World Champion for the first time [more]
|You know this is an advertisement. Why? Because we told you|
In the midst of public debate surrounding native advertising, this is an advertisement to tell you about how (and where) Forkliftaction is NOT advertising. [more]