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There are some very impressive solutions among the finalists for the annual Fork Lift Truck Association awards. They include some household names, but also some newcomers which have not been considered for previous awards.
The list of nominees shows the diversity of UK innovation in materials handling efficiency, safety and environmental sensitivity and is also a testament to the maturity of the sector.
While awards are sometimes seen as a reflection of vanity, there is no doubt that the current crop of finalists shows the real contribution of materials handling and we join the FLTA in encouraging eligible members to cast their vote for the best of the best.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Kalmar adds NTP to dealer network Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia NTP Forklifts Australia has been appointed to Kalmar’s dealer network, joining Pacific Materials Handling, Liftrite, Globequip, Daysworth and AB Equipment which support the brand in Australia, New Zealand and the ... [more]
Toyota customises forklift to site requirements Australasia News
Kandos, New South Wales Minerals processor Sibelco Australia has commissioned a new 2.5 T diesel Toyota forklift at its Charbon Lime plant, near Kandos. The unit was specially tailored by Toyota Material Handling ... [more]
Winners announced for supply chain awards Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Winners of the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards were announced at a gala dinner held in Melbourne recently. Run by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of ... [more]
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Attollo moves into fully refurbished Brisbane manufacturing facility Australasia News
With over 2000 sqm dedicated to its manufacturing facility Attollo have incorporated the latest ‘Lean’ technologies to offer the industry an independent support base. Why Attollo?
  • Local engineering with 3D and FEA facilities
  • Just in time philosophies to reduce costly overheads
  • In house CAD/CAM to automate processes
  • Independent supplier with no strings attached
  • 40+ years of history in the local materials handling industry
  • Our expertise will help you ‘think outside the box’ when it comes to handling your product.
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

TICO and TMC consolidate engine production
JAPAN After announcing the establishment of a new global finance firm last month ( News #692), Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) and Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) will consolidate their joint diesel engine ... [more]
Bromma experiences continued success in Turkey
SWEDEN Spreader maker Bromma Conquip AB says it is experiencing success in Turkey, which is one of Europe’s fastest-growing container-handling markets. After receiving 73 spreader orders from Turkey in 2013, ... [more]
TwinTorq motor nears test
UNITED STATES KersTech Vehicle Systems is making headway toward development of a TwinTorq motor suitable for forklifts and other vehicles with frequent start-stop drive cycles. The motor improves battery energy efficiently ... [more]
Terex scoops two prizes at awards - Rotterdam, Netherlands and D�sseldorf, Germany
AUSA dealer marks anniversary - Regensdorf, Switzerland
Heilan celebrates 100th Linde - Jiangyin City, China [more]
Egemin automates largest milk powder plant
BELGIUM Egemin has been chosen to design and implement a turnkey intralogistics system for the new plant of Synutra France, a French-Chinese producer of milk powder. Synutra France is currently ... [more]
New companies enter FLTA Awards
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has received a record number of entries for its Annual Awards for Excellence 2015 with more new companies competing this year. Twenty-two companies ... [more]
Product News
New engine for Fortens trucks - Craigavon, Ireland
Impact launches manoeuvrable range - Nottingham, United Kingdom
New technology from Honeywell - Fort Mill, SC, United States [more]
UK manager helps African forklift driving instructors
UNITED KINGDOM A training manager from UK-based Mentor Training has spent a fortnight in Africa to help improve teaching standards of forklift driving instructors. Melvin England, who is field training manager ... [more]
Joe Geraghty dies at age 94
UNITED STATES A funeral mass for former forklift dealer Joseph Geraghty Jr, 94, took place on 29 November in Rockford. Geraghty died on 22 November at OSF Healthcare System’s St. Anthony Medical ... [more]
OSHA cites Central Transport again
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has again cited Central Transport LLC of Warren, Michigan, this time proposing penalties of USD330,800 for violations at a Billerica trucking terminal ... [more]
Talent shortage challenges firm
UNITED STATES A manufacturer of materials handling equipment finds itself on somewhat of a treadmill in finding skilled labour for shop positions, and industry research underscores the critical nature of the trend. ... [more]
JCB finds another vintage Teletruk
UNITED KINGDOM JCB’s search for the oldest working Teletruk in the UK has unearthed another vintage machine. Last month, JCB discovered the 11th JCB Teletruk to roll off the production line ... [more]
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Current Dealer Territories Available - Svetruck
Currently, there are some dealer markets available in the Americas and Oceania.

Svetruck Americas would like to partner with world class dealers in the promotion and sales of large capacity lift trucks for ports/harbors, paper mills, forestry, mining, and other material handling.

For more than 35 years, Svetruck has been the world leader in quality forklifts, container handlers, log stackers, and tire handlers.

Please contact us send us an email.  All inquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS (Ads)Advertise here
Manual extendable KOOI-REACHFORKS on Combilift C10000
Heartland Engineered Products have recently implemented a new heavy-duty Combilift C10000, (10,000 Lbs. capacity), combination counterbalanced sideloader/narrow aisle forklift truck fitted with Manual KOOI-REACHFORKS to enhance in-plant efficiency, space utilization and safety within their operations. [more]
Kalmar RT240 - The worlds’ only rough terrain reach stacker Australasia News
Ideal for the Gas and Oil Industry, Kalmar's RT 240 boasts a safely handling up to 30 tonnes and can operate in any terrain, extreme weather and in up to 1.5 meters of water. [more]
KEYCHECK Portable Ruggedized Tablet and Smartphone Checklist App
KEYTROLLER’s KEYCHECK checklist tablet and Smartphone Checklist App makes doing checklist inspections easy ---so it is more likely to get done-----and Your Company stays in OSHA compliance! Best of all---you improve safety for everyone.
I-Mover, endless innovation
EP presented its new product, the I-Mover, at the anniversary party of Anji factory on November 11th. The I-Mover is the result of EP’s commitment to innovation. The I-Mover series is designed to be the perfect warehouse solution. [more]
CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2015 will run on 5-7 May at the Sydney Olympic Park.  A 3-day Exhibition and Conference, Australia's first CeMAT will feature an exciting line-up of industry thought-leaders. [more]
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Time to review safety in your operations?
Typically in a workplace where vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, safety between vehicles is enhanced by a set of traffic rules that rely on human compliance (such as give way rules). Often this reliance on drivers to obey the rules, make correct judgments or see vehicles in their path is not enough.

However, to all these difficulties there is remedy; BodyGuard “iTAG” provides an exclusion zone around the vehicle that is adjustable from around 2m to 7m. When a person wearing a special “iTag” device is detected, the driver is warned by an audible and visual alarm in the cab, giving an opportunity to avoid an incident.

Improve workplace safety | Reduce downtime | Avoid costly investigations | Maintain your safe work reputation.  
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Forkliftaction News has announced the feature topics for the 2015 and you won’t be disappointed:

1: AUSTRALASIAN MARKET trends, products etc...
2: ROUGH-TERRAIN RT and construction equipment (forklifts, telehandlers, compact forklifts, truck mounted), rough-terrain wheels, suspensions, etc.
3: FORKLIFT BUILD 101 Steel, tyres, hydraulics, masts, cabins, chains, engines, seats and more.
4: ENERGY SOURCES & TECHNOLOGIES Batteries, fuel cell, engines, power management, chargers, transmissions, renewable energy, etc...
5: 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.
Current Dealer Territories Available - Svetruck
Time to review safety in your operations?
Manual extendable KOOI-REACHFORKS on Combilift C10000
Kalmar RT240 - The worlds’ only rough terrain reach stacker
KEYCHECK Portable Ruggedized Tablet and Smartphone Checklist App
I-Mover, endless innovation
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Read our feature about Forklift Attachments And Accessories, July 2014.

Read our feature about The Materials Handling Market in North America, March 2014.

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Read our feature about Pallet Movers & Stackers, June 2013.

Read our feature about Fleet & Asset Management, April 2013.

Contact us for a full list of features planned for 2014.


In The Discussion Forums
"It seems like most lift truck manufacturers have good products but they back them up with bad management. If they could only figure out that we are the customer, not the end user.".
"I have a crown WP2030-45. It stopped working today. It is like it does not have any batteries. The batteries are good and charged. It will not turn on, horn will not work and will not start to charge if plugged up. Any suggestions?".
MelissaB, United States
"mrfixit's idea worked perfectly: "Take the axle out, remove the retainer plate that holds the brake drum and hub on, remove the bearing, hit the outer edge of the wheel with a big hammer and try to get it rocking a little from side to side."".
Jordan, United States
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