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|Today marks the Chinese New Year, a festivity celebrated not only in China and Taiwan, but all around the world.
This year is designated the year of the goat - an auspicious and optimistic time, with folklore indicating a year of promise and prosperity.
We take this opportunity of wishing all our Chinese readers and those in locations which celebrate this event the traditional greeting: 新年快乐, 万事如意!
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Manitou releases new telescopic loader in Australia Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Manitou has released a new heavy-duty telescopic handler aimed at the Australian farming sector.
Combining loading power with high lift height, the MLT-X 960 telescopic loader specialises in materials ... [more]
|Forklift tyre supplier opens second office Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Industrial solid tyre manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (GRI) will open its second office in Australia next month as it continues to expand sales and services within the industrial tyre market. ... [more]
|Fruit packer switches to Linde forklifts Australasia News|
Mildura, Victoria Australian citrus packer and exporter Mildura Fruit Company (MFC) has switched to an all-Linde fleet supplied by local dealer Mildura Hydraulics & Forklifts.
The decision was made after ... [more]
|Narrow escape for wharfies after crane incident Australasia News|
Fremantle, Western Australia Wharf workers at Fremantle Ports had a lucky escape after an incident last week which resulted in a 100 T crane being dropped in a loading accident.
The International ... [more]
|CEMENT YOUR REPUTATION AS AN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY LEADER Australasia News|
Time is running out to contribute to our Australasian Market Feature (PUBLICATION MARCH 26th) where the Forkliftaction independent news team will delve into the Australian materials handling industry to find out what makes it tick.
Share your perspective on trends, challenges, new products and technologies and present your company as an industry leader.
Your opportunity to contribute closes 20th February, Contact us today
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|LogiMAT records double-digit growth|
GERMANY Organisers are calling LogiMAT 2015 the most successful intralogistics trade fair in the show’s history as significant increases were experienced in “all areas” at last week’s show.
With 1,162 ... [more]
|Combilift invests EUR40m in manufacturing|
IRELAND Combilift will invest EUR40 million (USD45.5 million) over two years in a new manufacturing facility, which is expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years.
The expansion ... [more]
|Genie production begins in Oklahoma|
UNITED STATES Terex Corp’s aerial work platforms (AWP) segment has started manufacturing Genie-brand products at an existing company-owned facility in Oklahoma City.
“We have made a long-term strategic shift to our ... [more]
|Rushlift provides ground support|
UNITED KINGDOM Rushlift has supplied a new fleet of equipment for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Manchester Airport.
Over GBP2.8 million (USD4.3 million) worth of equipment was needed in less than ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Daifuku North America Holding Company [more]
|ITA team works toward safety day|
UNITED STATES A task force for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is developing a strategy for National Forklift Safety Day on 9 June.
Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling USA ... [more]
|Award winners best in intralogistics|
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG was among the winners of the Best Product Awards presented at the official opening ceremony of LogiMAT 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany last week.
An independent jury of ... [more]
Trelleborg raises prices
- Trelleborg, Sweden
Toyota wins triple award
- Mjölby , Sweden
Greene plant recognised
- Greene, NY, United States [more]
Jungheinrich offers no battery change
- Hamburg, Germany
Crown enhances pallet truck
- New Bremen, OH, United States
Jungheinrich unveils new series 5
- Stuttgart, Germany [more]
|Free trips for PAL Card holders|
UNITED STATES Coinciding with the one millionth Powered Access License (PAL) Card, Natalie Bird, Reanne Graver, Robert-Jan Kroes, Colin Simpson and Richard Willis won free trips to the International Powered Access Federation ... [more]
|The Rental Show 2015 set to open|
UNITED STATES More than 675 exhibitors will show their wares and 23 seminars will be held on 22-25 February during The Rental Show 2015 in New Orleans’ Ernest N Morial Convention Center. ... [more]
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|Under-inflated tires impact your telehandler’s stability: keep it safe!|
Fact: The stability of your telehander can be seriously affected by deflating tires. To combat this problem Comatra offers COMATRA TP2AGRIC, a cost-effective and reliable tire pressure monitoring system.
|Cascade to exhibit at ProMat 2015 Booth 4149|
Cascade, the global leader in providing material handling solutions, including sophisticated lift truck attachments and custom forks, invites you to visit them at ProMat 2015, March 23-26 in Chicago, Illinois (Booth #4149). [more]
|GNB - The Smart Choice for All Your Motive Power Applications|
GNB Industrial Power (ProMAT Booth #2341) is a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of battery and charging systems for motive power applications in industrial and commercial markets. Our primary focus is to make our clients’ fleets run efficiently, cost-effectively and seamlessly.
|Find What’s Next from +800 leading industry providers at ProMAT|
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]
|HAWKER® expands high-frequency modular charger line|
HAWKER®’s modular charging revolution continues with the introduction of the LIFEPLUS® MOD3 modular, high-frequency charger line. Visit HAWKER® at Promat, Booth #2327! [more]
|Promote a culture of safety in your workplace and reduce collisions|
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]
|Hoist Liftruck adds Allen Henderson to National Accounts sales team|
Former national account manager for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and NACCO joins U.S. forklift manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, to help continue its growth in the market. The company manufactures high-capacity equipment ranging in capacity from 7 to more than 50 tons. [more]
|TVH is Ready for ProMat 2015|
TVH in the Americas (TVH) is excited about the upcoming ProMat 2015! Visit us at booth #612 where we will be featuring products from our CAM Attachments line. Check out TVH’s video for the ProMat Exhibitor Video Contest... [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]
|Uncover better business practices at MHEDA's 60th Annual Convention|
Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers, and uncover better business practices at the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) 2015 Annual Convention, April 18-22, themed “Culture that Rocks.” Early Bird Registration for MHEDA Members ends February 1. [more]
|3rd MED Ports 2015 - Now in its 3rd successful year!|
MED Ports continues to be the biggest annual Container Ports and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference in the Mediterranean region - now in its 3rd successful year! [more]
|ROUGH AND RUGGED: STRAP IN FOR THE FEBRUARY FEATURE|
February 26 our intrepid journalist Melissa Barnett will take you on a journey into the rough and rugged world of rough-terrain and construction equipment. Forklifts, telehandlers, rough-terrain wheels, suspensions, safety equipment and more, Forkliftaction News will examine the big and the small of rough-terrain through the lens of current issues such as safety, new technologies and regulations, design, market growth and sales.
Featuring industry insights from a variety of experts including H&K Equipment, Comatra, Manitex Lift King, AUSA, IST Tyre and Bomaq.
February 26 - strap yourself in for our rough-terrain feature. Want to know more, CONTACT US.