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|It seems like last year was a million-unit year for forklifts, with Jungheinrich revealing in its market intelligence that the market rose 8% in 2014 to 1.09 million units.
The German manufacturer had plenty to smile about, with its own production at record levels. Last year, it produced 83,500 forklifts, beating the record set in 2007 - before the global financial crisis.
This performance gives the industry some confidence going forward and it will be interesting to see if it leads to an upbeat atmosphere at ProMat 2015 later this month.
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|Rentcorp supplies new forklift fleet Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Rentcorp Hyundai Forklifts has struck a five-year deal to supply and maintain a fleet of new forklifts to Australian petfood producer VIP Petfoods.
MD Indiran Padayachee tells Forkliftaction.com News ... [more]
|CeMAT comes to Australia in May Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The world’s largest intralogistics and materials handling event, CeMAT, will be held in Sydney on 5-7 May, marking the first time that the show is held in Australia.
The ... [more]
|NZ port embarks on capex program Australasia News|
Auckland Ports of Auckland is embarking on a strategic capital investment program to meet the anticipated future increase in freight volumes.
Speaking at the release of the port’s half-year results, ... [more]
|Worker killed in NZ forklift incident Australasia News|
Wellington WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating after a man was killed in an incident involving a forklift at a food importing business in Lower Hutt.
According to a report in ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Jungheinrich steps closer to 2017 sales target|
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG has announced that its 2014 financial year production figures have exceeded pre-financial crisis levels for the first time.
The world’s third-largest forklift manufacturer reported that 2014 production ... [more]
|Manitex results mixed; Linamar upbeat|
CANADA For 2014, Manitex International Inc reports lower profit but gains in year-to-year sales, while Linamar Corp logs higher profits on higher sales.
Bridgeview-based Manitex has reported profit ... [more]
|Fuel savings a factor in machine selection|
NETHERLANDS Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST), which handles up to 10 container ships daily, reviewed several brands before choosing five Hyster empty container handlers, which it says have lowered its fuel bill ... [more]
|Windsor wins competitive tender|
UNITED KINGDOM Independent dealer Windsor Materials Handling has beaten 10 equipment manufacturers after a six-month tender process to win a long-term nationwide contract to supply and maintain Metsä Wood’s fleet of materials ... [more]
|Menard cited in operator fatality|
UNITED STATES The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed fining a Menard Inc business USD6,300 following the death of a 54-year-old forklift operator.
The operator was moving trusses ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Yale Materials Handling Corp, Hyster Company, Battery Handling Systems Inc, Palfinger North America [more]
Tata Steel wins award
- Troon, Scotland
Clark acknowledges dealers
- Lexington, KY, United States
AUSA wins business award
- Manresa, Spain [more]
|Association honours UK forklift industry|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) announced the winners of its 21st annual Awards for Excellence at The International Centre in Telford last month.
Peter Harvey, FLTA chief executive, ... [more]
|Green claims game changer charger|
UNITED STATES Green Energy Concepts Inc says a new high-frequency forklift charger is the smallest and lightest in the industry, based on its output current. The charger measures 18.9 in. (48 cm) ... [more]
|JLG chief keynotes IPAF summit|
UNITED STATES Attendees of the 2015 summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will focus on “New Technologies and New Markets” during the 25-27 March gathering in the Crystal Gateway Marriott ... [more]
|Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed - 6 weeks from now|
For a valuable, one-off opportunity to stand out as a leader in the ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES sector, contribute your knowledge and insights to our April 23 feature, where we will lift the lid on how ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES are shaping modern materials handling.
ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES
what's your interest?
Our journalists are still refining the focus for the feature, if you are quick they will be happy to consider your particular interest, whether it be batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen energy, engines, power management, chargers, gas bottles, emission filters, gas detection, flame proofing, renewable energy, green, solar, etc.
For more information on this unique opportunity act fast, contact us today.
Catch up on past features here [more]
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|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]
|Combilift Australia to exhibit unique handling solutions at CeMAT Australia|
Combilift Australia has become known as the go-to company for customised material handling solutions. The company will exhibit a comprehensive display of our product range at CeMAT Australia (stand E10). Talk to the Combilift team about your handling needs. [more]
|BOLZONI to showcase leading food handling solutions at Expo 2015, Milan|
Expo 2015 will join 140 participating countries to promote healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. BOLZONI will be at EXPO between 21-27 September, showcasing their unique range of food handling products.
|A New Look for Baseplan Software|
Baseplan is again expanding its software offering with the development of a new user interface (UI). The new development will not only make it even easier to use Baseplan Enterprise, but also bring fresh new features to the solution offering. [more]
|Lencrow presents EP's latest Centre Rider Pallet Jack|
Lencrow Materials Handling introduces EP's most recently released and improved centre rider pallet jack model EPT20-20RAP with better features for the same value. [more]
|Mini-II powered pallet truck - endless innovation|
EP is known for its innovations. The I-Mover, winner the Red Dot Design Award, was the first electric pallet truck with so much power. Now, I-Mover 2 goes further, making it easier to use and more comfortable. [more]
|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.
|Intella Liftparts to exhibit variety of new products at Promat: booth # 4207|
It’s all NEW at Intella’s Promat booth #4207 this year: the newest version of the Bluespot® safety light, new line of backup camera systems, new LED worklight models, new ATIB forklift battery chargers, and the new IL500 supervisor cart.
|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]
|Delta-Q to launch QuiQTM 1500 Battery Charger at ProMat 2015|
Delta-Q Technologies will exhibit at ProMat 2015, where they will introduce the Delta-Q QuiQTM 1500 Battery Charger for electric burden carriers and utility vehicles, and provide fitment and integration demonstrations for the Delta-Q IC650 Charger in Class 3 lift trucks. [more]
|Huge performance, reduced size|
The forklift AUSA 4x4 C 500 H has a capacity of 5.000kg yet is simultaneously extremely compact, agile and easy to use. [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]
|Manitex Liftking redesigns flagship model with customer input|
Manitex Liftking's flagship M Series incorporates vast improvements after extensive customer input. The all-new AG Series has entered production for 2nd quarter delivery to Agricultural customers throughout North America. [more]
|PROMAT 2015: Hoist Liftruck hosts open house|
U.S. material handling manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, offers ProMat attendees tour of factory, including an up close look at big truck manufacturing and product demos. [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]
|Make equipment inventory accessible through your own website, affordably|
Need an easy platform to quickly list your inventory and rental fleet online? The Machinery Street Showroom is a simple tool for creating media-rich equipment listings attached to your website, and it integrates with the Forkliftaction Marketplace! [more]
|CeMAT AUSTRALIA Preview: don't miss these exhibitor highlights|
The world’s largest materials handling and intra-logistics event CeMat is coming to Australia, May 5-7. Explore the innovative products and services that are shaping the Australian market today. Here are just a few of the exhibitor highlights. [more]
|PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers|
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]
|Want better business practices? Learn 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.” [more]