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Although this is Issue #689, we’re calling this the big six-oh edition.
That’s because our circulation is has just passed 60,000.
But there’s another reason for the 60 theme - and one close to the hearts of all those who work at Forkliftaction.com. This week marks the 60th birthday of our founder, Michael Leu.
Michael understands our readers better than most because he founded the portal in 2000 after being in the forklift industry for 20 years and recognising the need for good quality materials handling news and information.
We’re sure you join us in wishing Michael a very happy 60th.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|TNT commits to new warehouse facility at distribution hub Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Express delivery specialist TNT will build a new warehouse and office facility at developer Goodman’s Redbank Motorway Estate in Brisbane.
The new 27,775 sqm regional head office and distribution ... [more]
|LAA announces logistics award winners Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) held its annual LAA Leadership in Logistics awards in Rosehill, Sydney last month.
The awards seek to recognise excellence in the logistics and ... [more]
|Safety at work should prioritise prevention Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia South Australians are being reminded this month that preventing injuries, illness and death at work requires safety to be considered before work starts, not after an incident or when ... [more]
|Crane industry celebrates lift of the year Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Lift of the Year award winners were announced at the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) annual conference held in Sydney in September.
“The Lift of the ... [more]
|DON'T LET YOUR WORKERS BECOME A STATISTIC - STAY SAFE WITH SPRINGBELT Australasia News|
Tackle seat belt compliance head on with SPRINGBELT TM. A patented product, SPRINGBELT is a proven and cost effective seat belt solution that is both simple to install and easy to use.
Contacts & Enquiries: APV Safety Products Pty Ltd, Send an email [more]
- SPRINGBELT has successfully lifted compliance in companies throughout New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and is now being introduced in Europe.
- SPRINGBELT will be used for 2 main reasons - is very easy to use and it’s hard to neglect (this product is designed to be an obstruction until it is engaged by the driver).
- SPRINGBELT is truly driver friendly - a fast and easy seat belt solution for the driver.
Find out more at www.springbelt.net
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|European production drops in 2013|
BELGIUM The value of European materials handling equipment produced in 2013 fell by 6.8% to just under EUR56 billion (USD71 billion).
Low domestic demand and stagnating exports were cited by ... [more]
|Liftech opens in Shanghai|
CHINA Crane engineering services firm Liftech Consultants will open Liftech Shanghai Co Ltd in Shanghai, China in December.
Alex Huang, who has 10 years’ experience designing container cranes with Kalmar ... [more]
|A-Plant expands hire fleet with telehandlers|
UNITED KINGDOM UK equipment rental firm A-Plant has received its latest investment to its hire fleet, a GBP3 million (USD4.8 million) order of new Manitou telehandlers.
The new Manitou fleet comprises ... [more]
|Retailer adds VMS across business|
Atlanta Forklifts Inc of Scottdale, Georgia has placed a series of purchase orders for PowerFleet wireless vehicle management systems (VMS) from ID Systems Inc for installation on a fleet of ... [more]
|Doosan gathers dealers|
UNITED STATES Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp recently gave dealers a peek at new products and recognised Mid-Columbia Forklift Inc, Cervus Equipment Corp and CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions as top performing dealers. ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Kalmar, UniCarriers Americas Corp, PECO Pallet [more]
|GCT engine label applied|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Corp is transitioning its engine emission control branding from Nissan to Global Components Technologies Corp (GCT). GCT is a wholly owned subsidiary of operating company UniCarriers, itself a 100% ... [more]
|New terminal orders RTGs|
GUATEMALA Guatemala’s Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal SA (TCQ) has ordered five 16-wheel rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes PLC of Hyvinkää, Finland for delivery in late 2015. Terms were not disclosed. ... [more]
Hubtex launches compact truck
- Fulda, Germany
New computer from Glacier
- New Milford, CT, United States
Konecranes enhances portfolio
- Hyvinkää, Finland [more]
|Macfarlane consolidates fleet with Yale trucks|
UNITED KINGDOM The UK’s largest packaging distributor, Macfarlane Packaging, has cut its total forklift fleet by 20% after introducing a 70-strong forklift fleet from Yale dealer Forkway.
Macfarlane Packaging logistics director ... [more]
|Record number of dealers support program|
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Company’s 2014 Raising Hope Champion program had a record number of 26 dealers participate in support of breast cancer research.
“Champion dealers” that made a ... [more]
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|BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace|
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]
|RUYI all set for CeMAT Asia and BAUMA China|
Ningbo Ruyi will be attending two important international trade exhibitions in October and November: CeMAT Asia and BAUMA in Shanghai, China.We are sincerely welcome all visitors from around the world to visit our booths in Shanghai. [more]
|Lencrow - New Dealer for Nissan Forklift by Unicarrier|
Lencrow Materials Handling has become the independent dealer for Nissan Forklift by Unicarrier in Sydney, Brisbane Melbourne and Adelaide. The business relationship began in 1988 with the acquisition of Nomad Materials Handling. [more]
|Fuel Cell Seminar Offers Increased Networking Opportunities|
With a new, revamped schedule, this year’s Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition (FCS&EE) will host over 1,000 attendees and feature more than 200 presentations over a period of four days, from November 10-13, in Los Angeles, California. [more]
|Asset Lifecycle Costing and Optimisation for better business results|
The Asset Lifecycle Costing and Optimisation 2014 conference is set for November and will address pressing issues such as: asset productivity, organizational alignment, lifecycle extension, resource allocation, the impact and implementation of ISO 55000, profitability through reliability and more. [more]
|UPCOMING FEATURES: WE’VE GOT FORKLIFTS COVERED FROM EVERY ANGLE|
Forkliftaction News has announced the feature topics for the 2015 and you won’t be disappointed:
1: ROUGH TERRAIN RT and construction equipment (forklifts, telehandlers, compact forklifts, truck mounted), rough terrain wheels, suspensions, etc.
2: FORKLIFT BUILD 101 Steel, tyres, hydraulics, masts, cabins, chains, engines, seats and more.
3: ENERGY SOURCES & TECHNOLOGIES Batteries, fuel cell, engines, power management, chargers, transmissions, renewable energy, etc...
4: SAFETY PLANS forklift driving training programs, safety products, insurance options.
Forkliftaction's mission to cover the A to Z of the materials handling is certainly evident in the breadth of topics we’re tackling in 2015. Got your own angle on these topics, or keen to contribute? CONTACT US.
Don’t miss our November 6th 2014 Feature: FORKLIFTS HANDLING HEAVY LOADS.
|Safety First (Blog)|
FROM OUR INDEPENDENT SAFETY EXPERTS
|Rob Vetter: No Weak Links |
It’s all very well to train the operators, but Rob Vetter asks: what about the supervisors? [more]