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|While some were on holidays in the past fortnight, it was business as usual on many fronts.
As we read this week, a few big acquisitions were closed, some expansions were announced and a few significant orders were placed.
This is our 700th newsletter, and it’s packed with activity from an increasingly vibrant industry. It will be interesting to see what we’ll be writing about in 700 editions’ time.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|No Australasian news this week Australasia News|
As many of our readers in the region are still on holiday, there will be no Australasian news this week or next.
Those who are at work can, of course, ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Year-end deals proliferate|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc has bought into fuel cells, Wolter Group LLC hasadded to its Illinois resources, a Terex-Manitex joint venture has become official and a familiar name in stock ... [more]
|KION redirection begins|
UNITED STATES The arrival of 2015 marks the official launch for KION North America Corp and redirection for the business previously operating as Linde Material Handling North America Corp.
Seeking to ... [more]
|B&B hires new staff for factory expansion|
UNITED KINGDOM B&B Attachments will create 18 new jobs with the expansion of its Cramlington factory to meet increased demand for its products.
With funding support from Arch, the development company ... [more]
|Hiab sells sales arm to CIPSA|
SWEDEN Hiab is moving to dealer-based distribution in Mexico after selling its Mexican sales company, Hiab SA de CV, to Consorcio Industrial Puebla SAPI de CV (CIPSA) for an undisclosed sum. ... [more]
|Forklifts for Middle East grounded|
UNITED KINGDOM Teletruk forklifts are among the 105 JCB machines on board the stricken cargo ship, Hoegh Osaka, which has been grounded in The Solent.
Other machines include 50 T and ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
KION Group, NACCO Materials Handling Group, STILL GmbH [more]
|Fairchild adds branch, buys assets|
Fairchild Equipment Inc has opened a Menomonee Falls branch in conjunction with acquiring the assets of MEE Material Handling LLC and Schmidt Industrial Truck Service Inc. Terms were not disclosed. ... [more]
|IAPS serves customers with new business|
UNITED KINGDOM IAPS Group has established a new powered access sales and service business, Nacelexpert, in France.
Frédéric Allier, director of Nacelexpert, says: “We will be providing the same high level ... [more]
|RTITB reminds forklift supervisors of responsibility|
UNITED KINGDOM RTITB is advising businesses to ensure forklift operation supervisors have up- to-date training, revealing that many supervisors are unaware of their accountability.
“Whilst there is a certain amount of ... [more]
TPS cranes arrive at Asyaport
- Xiamen, China
Linde wins award
- Beijing, China [more]
New end rider series
- Cleveland, OH, United States
Jungheinrich revamps counterbalance range
- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
New pallet truck unveiled
- Hamburg, Germany
Toyota broadens Tonero offer
- Mjölby, Sweden [more]
|Forklift challenge set for 11 March|
UNITED STATES Organisers plan to limit registrations to 35 forklift operators for the 2015 Columbia Forklift Challenge to be held in March in Portland.
The 2013 iteration of the skills-based event ... [more]
|Publication dates for 2015 features fixed|
Forkliftaction News has announced the feature topics and publication dates for the 2015 and you won’t be disappointed:
26th FEBRUARY: ROUGH-TERRAIN RT and construction equipment (forklifts, telehandlers, compact forklifts, truck mounted), rough-terrain wheels, suspensions, etc.
26th MARCH: AUSTRALASIAN MARKET trends, products etc...
23rd APRIL: ENERGY SOURCES & TECHNOLOGIES Batteries, fuel cell, engines, power management, chargers, transmissions, renewable energy, etc...
18th JUNE: FORKLIFT BUILD 101 Steel, tyres, hydraulics, masts, cabins, chains, engines, seats and more.
19th NOVEMBER: 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.
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|Baseplan Attending the Rental Show February 2015: New Orleans|
The American Rental Association’s annual show is coming up in less than 4 months and Baseplan Software is excited to be exhibiting for their second year running. Furthermore, Baseplan is pleased to announce their Silver Sponsorship status for the show. [more]
|Davis Derby continues to expand into US and Canada.|
Following the success of working with value added resellers (VARs) in Europe, Davis Derby has recently signed an agreement with a new partner, Davis Derby USA, for its TruckLOG systems to expand into the US and Canadian market. [more]
|Heli’s magnificent appearance at Bauma China 2014|
HELI exhibited a number of leading products at Bauma China 2014. Amongst the machines exhibited was the energy saving and environmentally friendly LNG empty container stacking machine and a powerful new 25 Ton heavy-duty diesel forklift. [more]
|Better Value for Genuine Nissan Parts|
Lencrow Materials Handling has taken over the retail operations of Powerlift for the Nissan Unicarrier range of forklifts and equipment. The company offers exceptional value on Nissan parts with the margin reduced by an average of 20% across the Nissan Unicarrier range. [more]
|PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face|
On March 23 - 26, 2015, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event - ProMat®. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]
|Find What’s Next at ProMat® 2015|
Attend ProMat 2015 and connect face-to-face with the innovative equipment and system solutions of over 800 of the industry’s leading providers. The event is powered by MHI, the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. [more]