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In some sectors, recent takeover activity has been aimed at growing marketshare by taking out a competitor. But in materials handling, we seem to see more of a value-adding approach, with mergers, acquisitions and alliances aimed at broadening the service offering or extending the range.
In that vein is the announcement this week that TVH will be taking over the service and parts activities of Italian controller maker SME.
And then there’s Impact Handling’s purchase of Western Mechanical Handling, which will extend the Cat Lift network into the South West of the UK.
No doubt, there will be more such deals as the year unfolds.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Kalmar wins contract to supply new terminal Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Kalmar has won a contract to provide an integrated automation system for Melbourne’s new automated container terminal. According to the contract, worth more than $21 million, Kalmar will be ... [more]
Yusen Logistics opens new facility in Sydney Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Yusen Logistics Australia will open a new warehouse facility in Sydney this month, its sixth in the city. Situated in Western Sydney, the new $2 million warehouse, which is ... [more]
Strong 2014 sales put Toyota first Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift industry sales results for 2014 show Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has retained overall national forklift market leadership for the sixth consecutive year. Last year, the company delivered ... [more]
Tasmanian freight project approved Australasia News
Devonport, Tasmania A $12 million project to redevelop crucial rail and freight transport facilities at the Port of Burnie has been given the green light. It is expected that the project will ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Impact Handling buys dealer
UNITED KINGDOM UK Cat Lift Trucks importer Impact Handling has bought Melksham-based Western Mechanical Handling, enabling it to expand into the South West of the UK. The acquisition price is confidential. ... [more]
TVH partners Italian firm
BELGIUM SME, an Italian manufacturer of electronic controllers and related products for battery powered vehicles, will have a worldwide service centre through an alliance with Belgian accessories and parts supplier TVH. ... [more]
Oshkosh access gains; United soars
UNITED STATES JLG parent Oshkosh Corp has reported a 7.2% increase in first quarter access equipment sales, while United Rentals Inc is talking up its 2014 results and 2015 prospects. Oshkosh ... [more]
Record-breaking order for telehandlers
UNITED KINGDOM A UK plant hire company says its new machine order is the world’s largest single order for Manitou MT625 telehandlers. Forkrent, which is based in Ipswich, Suffolk, ordered 150 ... [more]
Pyroban consolidates in Europe
UNITED KINGDOM Pyroban will close its Lyon office in France and the office’s customer services function for France and Spain will be integrated into the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Clark Material Handling Company, Jungheinrich UK Ltd [more]
Citations in forklift-related fatalities
UNITED STATES Federal regulators have proposed fines of USD511,000 for DNRB Inc and USD38,780 for Superior Steel Products Inc following materials handling equipment-related fatalities. DNRB, doing business as Fastrack Erectors, was ... [more]
ProgressiveTraction wins FinOvation Award - Trelleborg, Sweden
ProLift donates to food bank - Lexington, KY, United States
Agilon wins award - Hyvink��, Finland
Materials handling firm certified - Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom [more]
Product News
Linde introduces new reach trucks - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Essensium launches SafeTrack - Leuven, Belgium
Jungheinrich shows off at LAMMA - Peterborough, United Kingdom [more]
ProMat preparations under way
UNITED STATES Manufacturers of at least 11 forklift brands will show their wares during ProMat 2015, but more than two dozen other exhibitors are promoting their messages now through video postings in ... [more]
Forklifts tackle Ebola crisis
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich UK Ltd has supplied forklifts that have been flown to Sierra Leone as part of the UK government’s response to the Ebola virus crisis. The Department for International ... [more]
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The new MEYER High-Performance Fork Positioner - built to last
MEYER introduces the third Generation of their high-performance Fork Positioner, the G Series, with an optimum life-cycle cost for full-maintenance and fleet operations, now reengineered for a reduced attachment weight and improved visibility.
Baoli adds value to its reliable forklifts
2014 was a year of dynamic initiatives for Baoli and its long-term UK exclusive distributor, Maxim. The resulting improvements added value to the dealer network and Baoli customers in the UK. [more]
Delta-Q shows IC650 Battery Charger at LogiMAT 2015
LOGIMAT 2015 EXHIBITION, STUTTGART, GERMANY - Delta-Q Technologies is exhibiting at LogiMAT 2015 (Hall 8m, Stand 8F21) with growing momentum for its IC650 Industrial Battery Charger for fork lift truck applications. [more]
Baseplan: Custom built ERP solutions 'made to fit'
Baseplan Software Pty Ltd provides equipment and rental management software, as a single, fully-integrated ERP solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of the industry. [more]
SVETRUCK Opening New Dealer Territories
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. Dealer markets are available in the Americas and Oceania. [more]
First class components and smart technology: that’s Bomaq
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]
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights now in 3 sizes
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights is now available in 3 model/sizes: standard 55”, MINI 4”, and MAXI 9".  All FOREWARNER’s provide a Blue/red  focused spot visual warning in addition to traditional back up audio alarms. [more]
Cascade to Exhibit at Logimat 2015
Cascade will exhibit at Logimat 2015 in Stuttgart (Stand 8C01 in Hall 8). Cascade’s exhibit will include their White Goods Clamp, WG series with VFC (Volumetric Force Control), G-Series Sliding Arm Clamp and other leading material handling solutions. [more]
Short term rental is not just for Christmas
Flexi Narrow Aisle believe the short term hire of lift trucks - once a largely unplanned and ‘stop gap’ measure for organisations with a need to cover seasonal peaks - is now an important part of many leading companies’ business models. [more]
MaxTruck 2T - Omni-directional Lift truck and Boom lift
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2015 HANGCHA European Distributor Conference
Hangcha held its European Distributor Conference in Amsterdam on 16th January, 2015. 48 distributors from Europe attended the conference and were able to witness the launch of two new Hangchca products. [more]
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
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Don't stand alone at ProMAT, hook leads BEFORE the show
The new MEYER High-Performance Fork Positioner - built to last
Baoli adds value to its reliable forklifts
Delta-Q shows IC650 Battery Charger at LogiMAT 2015
Baseplan: Custom built ERP solutions 'made to fit'
SVETRUCK Opening New Dealer Territories
First class components and smart technology: that’s Bomaq
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights now in 3 sizes
Cascade to Exhibit at Logimat 2015
Short term rental is not just for Christmas
MaxTruck 2T - Omni-directional Lift truck and Boom lift
2015 HANGCHA European Distributor Conference
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
Uncover better business practices at MHEDA's 60th Annual Convention
Find What’s Next at ProMat 2015
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