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818,600 forklifts and counting. That, according to Jungheinrich Group’s market intelligence, is the number of units shipped globally in the first nine months of 2014. The indications are that sales for the full year will hit seven figures.
But, as we have seen for some time, market strength differs from region to region and for Jungheinrich at least, Western Europe and China are the main growth engines.
Of course, plenty can still change in the last three months of the year!
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|Global logistics giant opens new logistics centre Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Operations have begun at logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel’s new facility in Sydney, built to meet the growing demand for end-to-end logistics solutions.
The state-of-the-art logistics centre, located in ... [more]
|New logistics app developed by DB Schenker Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales A new mobile app is being jointly developed by German logistics provider DB Schenker and NICTA (National ICT Australia).
The app, due out in early 2015, will ensure accurate ... [more]
|Australia and India collaborate on logistics skills training Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A new industry partnership will be signed later this month between Australia and India to work more closely together in developing skills in the transport and logistics sector.
It ... [more]
|Teen killed in forklift incident Australasia News|
Shepparton, Victoria A 15-year-old boy was killed on Saturday in Melbourne’s north after a forklift he was driving tipped over.
According to a report in Shepparton News, police Sergeant Michelle ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|World market advanced in third quarter|
GERMANY Western Europe and China were primary drivers of year-on-year growth for the global industrial market both in the third quarter and in the first nine months of 2014.
According ... [more]
|Goodbye Linde, hello KION|
UNITED STATES Materials handling equipment powerhouse KION Group AG is changing the identity of its North American business.
Effective 1 January, the Summerville-based operations will be known legally as KION North ... [more]
|New York State dealer adds Clark|
UNITED STATES Buffalo Lift Trucks Inc began representation of Clark Material Handling Co forklifts in eight counties in the Buffalo market of western New York State.
The dealership will continue its ... [more]
|JCB invests GBP62 million in India|
INDIA JCB celebrated 35 years of manufacturing in India last Friday with the opening of two new factories in Jaipur, India. The investment was worth GBP62 million (USD97 million).
Company ... [more]
|Changes in Missouri|
Prominent forklift industry brands are undergoing representation realignment on the Springfield plateau in south-west Missouri’s Ozark region.
United Machinery & Supply Co Inc had a lengthy tenure there beginning ... [more]
|Briggs and Honda partner for “truly green” hydrogen power|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment and Honda have produced hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks that rely entirely on renewable energy sources.
According to Briggs, other research projects have used hydrogen fuel that has ... [more]
Industry pioneer retires
- Greenville, NC, United States
Riwal expands in Poland
- Warsaw, Poland
Joint venture for Marangoni in Russia
- Rovereto, Italy [more]
|FLTA launches ambitious initiative|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is spearheading a UK campaign to drive down accidents and near-misses at sites that use forklifts.
The Safer Site Programme is a free, ... [more]
|Power providers cite gains|
UNITED STATES Alternative power providers Plug Power Inc and Flux Power Holdings Inc. of Vista, California report progress in marketing their technologies. Both recently issued financial and operational results for the fiscal ... [more]
|Teesport orders Gloria reach stackers|
FINLAND Kalmar has received an order for three Kalmar Gloria reach stackers and one Kalmar empty container handler to be delivered to PD Ports' Teesport facility in the United Kingdom in ... [more]
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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]
|Ruyi general manager attends CeMAT Asia 2014|
Ruyi General Manager Chujiang attended CeMAT Asia 2014 with key members of his team. In its stand, Ruyi showed its new products with leading technology and innovation, and attracted a large number of customers from China and abroad. [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]
|Increase profit in tough environments with fast, efficient mobile weighing|
Recycling industries require the most robust equipment available, standard products can easily be destroyed due to collision impact. Weigh Point mobile weigh selections are designed to maximize productivity and increase profit whilst performing in harsh environments. [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]
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|Mark Helding: Fighting fatigue |
Racking expert Mark Helding argues for the correct pace of work to avoid accidents and losses. [more]