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If you’re in North America, you won’t need any reminder that tomorrow is Halloween.
But for people in other countries, there will no doubt be some confusion about the fancy dress, the trick-or-treating, bonfires and scary stories.
For those unfamiliar, October 31 is All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve, an annual observance of the dead - including saints, martyrs and all the faithful departed believers.
Like many religious festivals, the real meaning has been lost in the commercialisation of the event. It’s now about costumes, candy and carved pumpkins.
Of course, this has nothing to do with forklifts, but may explain some of the antics in some countries for those who aren’t quite sure of what’s going on.
And on that note, back to the news ..
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Transport business updates forklift fleet Australasia News|
Darwin, Northern Territory Line haul business ABC Transport has turned to Toyota again to update its fleet of forklifts.
The company replaced seven of its forklifts with new models from Toyota at ... [more]
|Keppel expands logistics footprint in Australia Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Keppel Logistics, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation, has expanded its logistics capabilities in Australia through the provision of warehousing management and transportation services for global publishing company, ... [more]
|Logistics industry supports call to merge councils Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Australian Logistics Council has backed calls by the NSW government to merge councils in the state, saying it would support more efficient freight movements.
“Merging councils would not ... [more]
|Stay safe, stay in the seat- tackle seat belt compliance head on 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.
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- 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|
|Competition watchdog smashes forklift gas cartel|
AUSTRALIA Two forklift gas companies and three current and former senior officers of the two companies have been fined a total of AUD$8.3 million in the Federal Court for engaging in ... [more]
|Crown manufactures first IC engine|
UNITED STATES In an in-house capability expansion, Crown Equipment Corp is moving to manufacture its first internal-combustion (IC) engine. Crown has manufactured motors for its electric forklifts since 1991 and procures other ... [more]
|Liftec Inc adds Doosan|
UNITED STATES Multi-brand forklift dealer Liftec Inc has added the lines of Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp in parts of New Jersey and New York and is exploring geographical expansion.
Liftec ... [more]
|IPS expands into Middle East, North Africa and India|
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UK-based parts supplier IPS is forming a joint venture with Kanoo Machinery, the plant and equipment division of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, which it says is the largest ... [more]
|Manitowoc crane sales fall 7%|
UNITED STATES Sales for the crane business of Manitowoc Co Inc declined 7% to USD569.2 million for the third quarter ended 30 September - down from USD610.2 million in the comparable 2013 ... [more]
|Regulator cites trucker again|
UNITED STATES Federal safety and health inspectors found 16 violations at the Hillside trucking terminal of Central Transport LLC and has proposed penalties of USD145,420.
That October action of the US ... [more]
|Landsberg reaches landmark|
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG’s plant in Landsberg, Germany, near the city of Halle, produced its 100,000th vehicle this month
The EJE 118 pedestrian-controlled pallet truck rolled off the production line in ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Translift Bendi, Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp, Volvo Group [more]
Clark named manufacturer of the year
- Lexington, KY, United States
Komatsu chosen by CDP
- Tokyo, Japan
Jervis B Webb hosts scrimmage
- Farmington Hills, MI, United States [more]
Style renewal for Flexi
- Tipton, United Kingdom
Kalmar launches reach stackers in the Americas
- Cibolo, TX, United States
STILL vehicle becomes interactive
- Hamburg, Germany [more]
|Attachments boost cider maker’s productivity|
UNITED KINGDOM Fourth-generation cider maker Thatchers Cider of Sandford in North Somerset, England has benefitted from the keg clamps supplied by B&B Attachments.
The boom in the cider industry has seen ... [more]
|Millions for Jungheinrich foundation|
GERMANY As the Dr Friedrich Jungheinrich Foundation marked its 10th anniversary on 7 October, the Lange and Wolf shareholder families and Jungheinrich AG decided to use the occasion to boost the ... [more]
|CMHDS tours Chalifour|
CANADA Nearly a dozen members of the Canadian Material Handling and Distribution Society (CMHDS) participated in a tour of Chalifour Canada Ltd’s newly relocated distribution centre in Surrey.
Dan Beer, ... [more]
|Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system|
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|Enhance the operational ability of your Telehandler|
Hydraulic telescopic KOOI-REACHFORKS® can be added to Telehandler type trucks in order to enhance operational ability. The forks allow horizontal fork movement so goods can be placed safely within structures on job sites or double-deep to save time.
|Heavy metal at its best: BIGForks made by VETTER|
Heavy Metal at its best: BIGForks made by VETTER. Europe´s leading fork manufacturer continues to prove their manufacturing superiority through continuous improvements and a unfaltering goal to achieve the best combination of durability, wear-resistance and toughness of a fork. [more]
|Hewitt Equipment to Deliver Four Reachstackers to Termont|
Hewitt Equipment Limited has recently signed an agreement to deliver 4 Kalmar reachstackers to Termont’s Port of Montreal Terminal. Termont Montreal is located at the Port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and performs stevedoring and terminal handling of containers. [more]
|The FLTA recognizes the Cat® NR14-25N2 range for its innovative ergonomics|
The Fork Lift Trucks Association’s (FLTA) Nominations Committee has confirmed the Cat® NR14-25N2 range as finalist in the Ergonomics category of the Awards for Excellence 2015. [more]
|AGV: an effective transport vehicle|
Paper rolls weighing up to 5000 kilos are transported effectively with Rocla's Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) at Sappi Alfeld GmbH's paper mill in Germany. The AGV system with three vehicles was introduced in Alfeld Mill in year 2011. [more]
|Silver style and ISO 9001 renewal for Flexi|
Flexi Narrow Aisle - the UK-based manufacturer of articulated forklift truck technology - has announced a major quality and branding upgrade across its extensive range of Flexi articulated forklift trucks.
|Save time and money with a Cascade Load Transfer Solution|
Cascade Load Transfer Stations provide economical and efficient solutions for transferring pallets. Quickly remove loads from your pallets and make them available for transfer to slipsheets, less expensive shipping pallets, customer pallets or directly to push/pull platens. [more]
|SHANGLI Distributors Wanted in Australia|
Shangli Forklifts Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed the exclusive Australian Importer of the complete range of Shangli forklifts to add to the growing global distribution supply channels for Shangli Heavy Industries. [more]
|ZONETROLLER the newest member in KEYTROLLER's safety device family|
KEYTROLLER, LLC releases its newest member of a family of forklift safety devices. ZONETROLLER - designed for automatic enforcement or accountability for high and low speed areas.
|70% of Space SOLD in Australia’s First CeMAT|
CeMAT AUSTRALIA, the Global Intralogistics and Materials Handling show, is almost SOLD OUT within a few months of launching. Covering every aspect of materials handling, the exhibition and conference will run on 5-7 May at the Sydney Olympic Park [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]
|FORKLIFTS HANDLING BIG LOADS - IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL|
Read about the smaller details involved in handling big loads in the Forkliftaction News November 6th special feature on 'Forklifts Handling Big Loads'.
Manufacturers and dealers of forklifts and container handling equipment as well of attachments, parts/components and tyres all contribute to give you an impressively broad perspective on the topic.
Little Giant, Mobicon, Bolzoni, Isoloader, Intella Liftparts, Cascade, BS Forklifts, H & K Equipment, Hoist, Marangoni, Hyster, Sany, Kalmar - read what the big players have to say about their challenges and triumphs when tackling the handling of big loads.
November 6th Feature - Forklifts Handling Big Loads. It's too big too be missed.
Queries? Contact us. [more]