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As you read this, Forkliftaction.com’s home city, Brisbane, is preparing to host the G20 Summit, a gathering of the leading global economies.
It is expected that the world leaders will be focused on economic recovery and growth, with some attention to infrastructure development, multilateral trade and international tax compliance.
While no-one is holding their breath for sweeping measures or global consensus, we all agree that it’s better to be talking than doing nothing.
We wish all the delegates well and hope that their discussions are fruitful.
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|DB Schenker opens new cold storage facility Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Logistics provider DB Schenker has opened a new freight forwarding facility in Eagle Farm to handle dry and perishable freight.
Six Hyundai forklifts, supplied by Rentcorp, will operate at ... [more]
|Qube expands logistics capability Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Qube Ports and Bulk has bought Brisbane-based Australian Heavy Logistics (AHL), a logistics provider in the heavy haulage industry.
The acquisition of AHL is consistent with Qube’s strategy of ... [more]
|Winners announced for Safe Work Awards Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Seven winners and eight commendations were awarded in the Safe Work Awards to businesses and people making a positive difference to work health and safety every day.
The awards ... [more]
|Toddler killed by forklift Australasia News|
Lynford, Queensland A toddler was killed in a forklift accident last Saturday afternoon at a property in the Lockyer Valley.
According to media reports, the two-year-old died from injuries ... [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.
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|
|Quarterly growth for KION|
GERMANY The KION group has reported a continued positive trend for the third quarter of 2014, despite the softer global economy.
KION reported that its total value intake grew by ... [more]
|Manitex, Linamar sales increase|
UNITED STATES Sales for Manitex International Inc increased 15.1% and those for Skyjack manufacturer Linamar Corp’s industrial segment jumped 32% in the third quarter ended 30 September.
The Bridgeview-based ... [more]
|Trelleborg and Hyster sign partnership agreement|
CHINA Shanghai Hyster Forklift Ltd has chosen Trelleborg Wheel Systems as its OEM partner.
Nicolas Nolle, director of global OEM business for Trelleborg Wheel Systems Industrial Tires, and Richard ... [more]
|Dealership adds capability|
UNITED STATES Lift Inc has invested in a 68,000 sqft. (6,317 sqm) facility as the new home in Leesport, Pennsylvania for both its materials handling division (representing Toyota and Crown in Berks, ... [more]
|Exhibitors happy with CeMAT Asia|
CHINA Nearly 500 logistics companies exhibited at CeMAT Asia 2014, which was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 27-30 October.
The materials handling show was held concurrently ... [more]
|TVH grows with multiple acquisitions|
BELGIUM TVH is expanding in the machinery spare parts industry with four new acquisitions.
By the end of October, the TVH Group had completed the acquisitions of Latec Ersatzteil-Vertriebs GmbH ... [more]
|AUSA aims for double-digit growth in Brazil|
BRAZIL AUSA has appointed AESA and Mason to help the Spanish rough-terrain forklift and telehandler maker tap the growing Brazilian market.
Marketing manager Aida Sorribas tells Forkliftaction.com News that AESA ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Plug Power Inc, CLARK Material Handling Company [more]
|Fresh EU focus needed for machinery industry|
BELGIUM The machinery industry says focus is critical to realise its full potential and boost jobs, innovation and growth in Europe.
During a high-level policy discussion at the European Parliament ... [more]
Chinese vie for spot in finals
- Xiamen, China
Williams expands line
- Surrey, Canada
Manitou wins first place
- Ancenis, France [more]
|Raymond supports electrics research|
UNITED STATES The engineering department of a forklift manufacturer is providing students with professional knowledge and support for electrical and hardware components for electric vehicles.
The goal is to encourage studies ... [more]
|MHI holds dual events|
UNITED STATES International trade association MHI will hold its pre-ProMat 2015 ShowPro Live and the Modex 2016 space draw on 11-12 December in Atlanta.
MHI is encouraging exhibitors to take advantage ... [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.
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|Marangoni Marix tyres: reliability, safety and performance|
Exploiting its technological know-how and its extensive experience in tyre retreading, Marangoni has developed a range of retreads specifically designed for industrial machinery used to handle materials and containers in ports and logistics hubs. [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo solutions for heavy duty forest product handling|
With the widest range of attachments, models and options on the market, Bolzoni Auramo has the right product for safe, efficient and damage-free loading / unloading operations and heavy load handling. [more]
|Parts for Big Forklifts - VanGent and Intella: global suppliers of forklift parts|
VanGent Forklift Parts, along with its USA operating subsidiary Intella Liftparts Inc® supplies forklift parts for most big truck brands including Kalmar, Taylor, Fantuzzi, Terex, Hyster and others. We can supply parts quickly wherever you happen to be located. [more]
|Lencrow’s Range of Bomaq All Terrain Forklifts Expands|
Lencrow now imports, sells and uses the Bomaq M30 4WD all terrain forklift in their hire fleet. With an amazing turning circle of 2600mm, the 4 wheel drive forklift has received a lot of interest due to its unique maneuverability. [more]
|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]
|Top safety accreditation for Flexi Narrow Aisle|
Flexi Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. [more]
|Sourcing Lift Trucks for High Capacity and Unique Applications|
For 30 years H&K Equipment has specialized in sales, rentals, and service for high capacity and application-specific lift trucks. In 2014, H&K Equipment's expanded fleet of material handling equipment is filling key niches in a range of industries. [more]
|Hyster® LPG forklift changes benefit indoor operators|
Hyster has introduced a new engine in its 2-3.5 tonne FortensT range of LPG forklifts offering high performance for intensive applications, as well as maximum fuel efficiency, low noise, low vibration and outstanding reliability. [more]
|36 forklifts delivered to Turkish Army|
UN has delivered 36 forklifts to the Turkish Army. For this order, UN implemented a new tubeless tyre design for its 3 T forklifts. This design will now be made available as an option for all customers. [more]
|ICHCA to host seminar on container lashing and securing|
The ICHCA Container Lashing & Securing Seminar, a one-day ICHCA event, will explore what can be done to improve the safety and productivity of container lashing and securing, both at sea and at the ship-to-shore interface.