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There’s nothing like a reality check to start the year. And that’s what we got from the International Monetary Fund, which this week downgraded its forecasts for global economic growth.
In its updated World Economic Outlook, the body is tipping the global economy to grow by 3.5% in the year ahead.
That’s 0.3% down from the last prediction in October, but it is certainly higher than the actual growth achieved last year.
So, better, but not yet great!
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

AAL expands range through acquisition Australasia News
Springvale, Victoria Adaptalift Hyster has bought Wholesale Materials Handling, formerly known as Nichiyu Forklifts Australia, with effect from 15 January 2015. The deal adds Fimap and Aisle-Master brands to AAL’s product ... [more]
Triple-tine forklift attachment boosts productivity Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Pooled equipment provider CHEP has boosted productivity at its South Australian centre by introducing new triple-tine forklifts to carry pallet loads, reducing load times by about 10.5 minutes compared to ... [more]
New date set for forklift competition Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The 2015 national forklift championship will take place this year on 21 August, much earlier than previous events. The organiser Australian Warehousing Association (AusWA) global strategic advisor Weaver Weaver, ... [more]
Nominations open for TLISC Awards Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) has called for nominations for the 2015 TLISC Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise organisations and individuals who are leaders ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Manitex completes acquisition
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc has added truck-mounted hydraulic knuckle boom cranes to its product line after completing its acquisition of PM-Group SpA of San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy. The purchase ... [more]
Big names in IFOY nominee list
GERMANY Jungheinrich, STILL and Toyota are among the forklift brands that have been nominated for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2015. From all the entries, the ... [more]
Tri-Lift NC adds to its Clark territory
UNITED STATES Tri-Lift NC Inc is extending its representation of the Clark Material Handling Co product line in the Carolinas and is about to move to a larger facility. As announced ... [more]
Impact Handling joins Transaid - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Daifuku changes name and logo - Farmington Hills, MI, United States
Yale ranked as top supplier - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Movers & Shakers
KION Group, Bolzoni Auramo [more]
Konecranes supplies 15 RTGs to West African container terminals
FINLAND Konecranes has received an order for 15 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Bollor� Group, which will be delivered to three container terminals operated in West Africa by Bollor� Africa Logistics. ... [more]
JCB fined after telehandler accident injures worker
UNITED KINGDOM JCB has been fined GBP25,000 (USD37,863) after a worker suffered multiple injuries while working on the production line. According to The Sentinel, Roger Pearce, 56, was installing a mirror ... [more]
Fatality leads to $150,000 fine
CANADA Future Mobility Healthcare Inc has been fined CAD150,000  (USD125,385) for violations of Province of Ontario safety rules following a death in a forklift-related incident. The Mississauga company pleaded guilty. ... [more]
Seeberger partners Rocla for production efficiency
GERMANY Leading German dried fruits and nuts producer Seeberger GmbH has built up its transportation automation using Rocla's Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Seeberger found AGVs to be the best logistics ... [more]
Crown redevelops damaged building
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has invested in the redevelopment of a historic New Bremen building that now houses its headquarters’ marketing, sales, service and branch operations teams, about two blocks from ... [more]
Forklift museum seeks funding to expand
UNITED KINGDOM The Derbyshire, UK-based Fork Truck Heritage Centre is appealing for investors to contribute to the forklift museum’s expansion as offers of exhibits outstrip available space. “Interest has been . ... [more]
Memorial service for Lee Kramer
UNITED STATES Colleagues and acquaintances of Lee Kramer will gather for his memorial service on Sunday, 25 January at the Xtreme Manufacturing LLC facility, 1415 W Bonanza Road, Las Vegas. Kramer, ... [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
Paul Green: What does warehouse automation mean?
The use of robots  is becoming more common in materials handling and Paul Green looks at the implications. [more]
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MaxTruck 2T - Omni-directional Lift truck and Boom lift
Efficient, Flexible, Ergonomic and Environmentally Friendly - MaxTruck 2T is the Omni-directional forklift that can do so much more than just handle material from A to B in an ordinary way. See the video of the unique MaxTruck 2T in action. [more]
Seeberger chose Rocla AGV trucks for large-scale food production
The leading producer of dried fruits and nuts Seeberger GmbH in Germany has built up its transportation automation using Rocla's Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Today five Rocla AGVs transport raw materials from the Seeberger factory warehouse to the production halls. [more]
Bomaq's journey towards world leading product development
It has been almost three years Bomaq began the assembly of their groundbreaking B30 MP 4WD, and since then, they have had no time to stop. The rough terrain manufacturer reflects on their greatest challenges and achievements so far. [more]
Experience the latest industry advances 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]
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]
BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
Philippine Ports Authority to host 8th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2015
Philippine Ports and Shipping continues to be the biggest biennial Container Ports and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference in the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines (BIMP EAGA) region - now in its 8th successful year! [more]
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SVETRUCK Opening New Dealer Territories
Don't stand alone at ProMAT, hook your leads BEFORE the show
MaxTruck 2T - Omni-directional Lift truck and Boom lift
Seeberger chose Rocla AGV trucks for large-scale food production
Bomaq's journey towards world leading product development
Experience the latest industry advances at ProMat 2015
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace
Philippine Ports Authority to host 8th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2015
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