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|It’s the time of year when many people celebrate a religious festival of some sort, so the Forkliftaction.com team would like to wish readers a merry Christmas, happy Hannukah and Habari Gani for those marking Kwanzaa.
It’s a time of reflection, and we’d like to thank all of those who have contributed to our work - and those who have benefited from it.
Forkliftaction.com News will take next week off, but we’ll be back on December 31st with a special edition looking back on the year that’s been and forward to what lies ahead in 2015.
However you celebrate next week, we hope that you enjoy the company of loved ones and the comforts and pleasures around you - and that you’ll join us in 2015 refreshed and enthused for the opportunities that lie ahead.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Mobicon appoints Dutch distributor Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Container handler manufacturer Mobicon Systems has appointed its first distributor in Europe, Netherlands-based lifting company Peinemann Lifting Solutions.
Managing director Tom Schults tells Forkliftaction.com News he’s also negotiating with ... [more]
|NZ company cops fine for forklift tragedy Australasia News|
Whangerei A New Zealand district court has fined Kiwi Timber Protection Limited NZ$45,000 and ordered it to pay reparation of NZ$94,000 after one of its employees was killed in a forklift-related ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|RAM merges with SMAG|
SINGAPORE NSL will merge the RAM container spreader business of its subsidiary, NSL Engineering Pte Ltd (NSE), with Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG (SMAG)’s PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH.
NSL and ... [more]
|Fresh incentive for hiring apprentices|
UNITED KINGDOM UK forklift firms that employ up to 50 people have been given a new financial incentive to take on an apprentice, according to the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
Besides ... [more]
|Training capability opens in Mexico|
MEXICO Crown forklift distributor Momatt SA de CV expects to host training sessions for more than 250 service technicians during 2015.
Momatt opened a new facility in Toluca in June, ... [more]
|GCT meets growth with more RTG orders|
POLAND Kalmar has received another order for five of its latest generation rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Gydnia Container Terminal (GCT) in Poland.
The value of the order is confidential. ... [more]
|Forklifts and telehandlers on show at Shanghai construction expo|
CHINA Various exhibitors displayed forklifts, telehandlers and other lifting appliances at construction expo bauma China 2014 last month. Manitou, Haulotte, Genie, Bobcat and SANY were among the companies at the event, ... [more]
|Upbeat mood for CeMAT India|
INDIA Nearly 9,500 people descended on the Pragati Maiden Exhibition Center in New Delhi last week for CeMAT India, with organisers describing the mood at the show as “upbeat”.
From ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
NACCO Materials Handling Group, Heli Americas [more]
|Volvo-Terberg partnership extends to engines|
SWEDEN Volvo Penta and Terberg are extending their partnership, with the engine supplier providing engines for Terberg’s yard and roro tractors.
Starting in early 2015, Volvo will provide Terberg with ... [more]
|Three fatalities draw penalties|
UNITED STATES A Washington State regulator proposes penalising Cogdall Construction Co Inc USD14,700, Goodwill Industries USD9,000 and Gensco Inc USD3,300 following fatalities involving forklifts.
The occupational safety and health division of ... [more]
|Seed firm moves toward electric|
UNITED STATES Family-owned Western Integrated Seed Inc plans during 2015 to switch to electric power for some of its materials handling equipment requirements.
As part of the infrastructure for a construction ... [more]
|Eastern European firm marks 20th anniversary|
SLOVAKIA Toyota Material Handling Slovensko (TMHSK) has celebrated its 20th anniversary with the theme “Show must go up” this quarter.
A group of 130 customers, business partners and TMHSK employees ... [more]
|Konecranes marks anniversary and boosts stake in Turkish market|
SWEDEN Konecranes Lifttrucks has celebrated 20 years as a company under new management, and also its 10th anniversary under the Konecranes Group.
In 1994, nine Swedish visionaries had a dream ... [more]
|Bill Mathisen laid to rest|
UNITED STATES A funeral mass was held for William J Mathisen, 63, at Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church in Wayne on 16 December.
Mathisen, who died on 12 ... [more]
|A simple message|
After a year of hard work and a milestones, 60,000+ members, the Forkliftaction team are feeling very grateful.
Grateful for our loyal and connected business audience who utilise and contribute to Forkliftaction daily.
Grateful for the continued support of our advertisers, we value their trust in Forkliftaction.
Grateful for the opportunity to work hard and continue to develop and grow even better news and resources next year.
If you have a story to share or a brand to strengthen or a product to launch in 2015, contact us!
Happy New Year everybody, and thank you, from the team at Forkliftaction. [more]