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Readers outside Australia don’t generally get to hear much about materials handling on the island continent. That’s because Australian subscribers get a localised version and the articles they read aren’t part of the main newsletter (for now).
So, there will be some surprises in this week’s special report on the Australian market, a report prompted by CeMAT’s decision to extend its exhibition series to the land Down Under.
Ahead of that show, we read about the state of the market and the stories behind some of the leading players.
I’m sure you’ll find it interesting if you’re an outsider and extremely valuable if you do business in the region.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Australian market in focus
The materials handling sector within Australia is a small but crucial part of its wider logistics industry, which, as a whole, contributes around $131.6 billion to the economy and employs ... [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Linfox wins warehousing services contract Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Linfox has announced a 10-year agreement with DuluxGroup to provide warehouse management services in New South Wales, including the construction of a purpose-built facility in Sydney. The new 23,000 ... [more]
Logistics forum highlights industry concerns Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The 2015 ALC Forum, hosted by the Australian Logistics Council last week, highlighted a number of key concerns in the logistics industry. MD Michael Kilgariff says although critical to ... [more]
Brisbane port announces new CEO Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Port of Brisbane has appointed Roy Cummins as chief executive officer, effective 1 June 2015, to replace outgoing CEO Russell Smith. Cummins has worked in the ports industry for ... [more]
Research focuses on women in logistics Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Gender imbalance is one of the biggest challenges facing the transport and logistics industry, with women making up less than a quarter of the workforce across all sectors, according to ... [more]
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Ausfork launch new cloud-based MHE training program, ACT//ONLINE Australasia News
Cloud-based training means that all training courses, results and records are saved in a ‘cloud’ or that large space we call the inter-web.

The aim of the service is to provide a one-source solution to the pain points that all companies encounter when trying to deliver and keep records of MHE induction, refresher and verification of competence.

Ausfork will be showcasing ACT//ONLINE at this year’s CeMAT Exhibition, come see us at stand F2 and find out how we can help your business establish a lasting culture of safety.

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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

ProMat breaks attendance, exhibit records
UNITED STATES Although a rare March snow storm that swept through Chicago on the first day of ProMat 2015 delayed the arrival of many attendees, by Tuesday, the second day of the ... [more]
MHI turns 70 at ProMat
UNITED STATES On the penultimate night of ProMat 2015, the Materials Handling Institute (MHI) gave itself a birthday party. It was fitting that the party took place amid the industry’s major annual ... [more]
Tailift appointment for foothold in the UK
UNITED KINGDOM Tailift has appointed Ambassador as its exclusive UK importer that will distribute the Taiwanese brand forklifts via its own dealer network. Tailift sales and marketing director Louis Sun says ... [more]
Riwal invests over USD80M in fleet
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal will invest EUR80 million (USD87 million) in its rental fleet this year. This is double the company’s 2014 capital expenditure budget. ... [more]
Detank opens UK HQ
UNITED KINGDOM Chinese equipment maker Detank has opened its UK headquarters in Coventry. Established four years ago on the banks of the Yangtze River, Detank manufactures forklifts and heavy-duty earthmoving equipment. ... [more]
IPS distributes Thermoil, launches new batteries
UNITED KINGDOM Thermoil Inc has appointed IPS as the exclusive UK distributor for its Battery De-Mister and Battery De-Sulfater products. Terry Fellner, president of Thermoil Inc, says: “IPS has a ... [more]
Lord Digby Jones a VIP at awards event - London, United Kingdom
Konecranes wins society award - Hyvink��, Finland
UKWA Multimodal Challenge - London, United Kingdom [more]
Product News
Doosan introduces larger forklifts - Northampton, United Kingdom
Nexen grows portfolio with new models - Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Hoist introduces new model - Bedford Park, IL, United States [more]
FEM co-founds group for harmonised standards
BELGIUM The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) joined with 15 other European industry associations to form INGRESS, the Industry Group on European Standardisation Strategy on March 24. According to FEM ... [more]
Logistics world heads to Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM Registration for the IFWLA (International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association) Annual Convention to be held in Liverpool, UK on June 1 to 4 is now open. This will be ... [more]
Washington state team wins again
UNITED STATES Americold Logistics of Lynden, Washington was the big winner in the third annual Columbia Forklift Challenge held on 11 March during the biennial Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference ... [more]
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Mobicon Systems introduces the ECO Top Frame Two High
Mobicon Systems introduces the latest in their ECO range, the Top Frame Two High. Supplied with a top spreader, this model provides extreme space efficiency with its ability to stack containers one over one or two high.
Tyres for forklifts and industry: Australia & New Zealand
SolidPlus is a dedicated industrial tyre service, providing fast, efficient tyre pressing and replacement needs for the forklift industry. The companies use of the latest technical innovations that makes SolidPlus stand out from its competitors. [more]
Any time, Any warehouse, TVH Australia is your one-stop-shop for parts
TVH Australia's staff has decades of experience in Forklift parts and combined with an extensive stock holding to suit the Australian market, we are the leading aftermarket parts company servicing this ever changing industry. [more]
Choosing Linde was more than a Reflex action
Reflex is produced by Australian Paper and has a reputation for quality and dependability, just like Linde, the company whose material handling equipment the paper manufacturer has now adopted. [more]
MaxTruck is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS.
MaxTruck, the unique omni-directional forklift from Sweden is equipped with the patented Max Wheel, saves work space and driving distance. This efficient and ergonomic forklift is ready for the global market and we are looking for dealer and distributors. [more]
BAOLI 2014 Diesel, Electric CB and Electric Pallet Truck Series review
Baoli launches a number of exciting new products onto the market including diesel forklifts KB30D and KB35D, electric forklift truck KBE20, and “City Mover” 1.5 ton electric pallet truck. [more]
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Keytroller has speed saving solutions!
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Unsafe speeds indoors? Too slow outdoors? Too fast around machinery? Too slow between buildings? Unsafe at high speeds when forklift is loaded? Keytroller has speed saving solutions! [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]
MI MANITOU: a real success story!
Since its launch 2012, Manitou's MI range has been hugely successful due to a number of key factors including: strong, basic and reliable design, ease of maintenance and safe operation, excellent value for money and after sales service. [more]
GOODSENSE Forklift will bring our products to Sydney this May for CeMAT Australia. We invite customers to check our products in person. Don’t forget to stop by and visit our stand at booth H22.
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]
Two months to Smart Expo, leading supply chain & logistics event
Smart Expo is the national event for professionals within the supply chain and logistics sector. [more]
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With an average of 35 posts per day, the Forkliftaction forums make all types and brands of forklifts more accessible to forklift technicians.

Experts in forklift engineering, safety, fleet and business management keep the discussion forums bookmarked for ideas and solid advice in their daily operations. They find solutions drawn from peers in all parts of the world.

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Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Mobicon Systems introduces the ECO Top Frame Two High
Tyres for forklifts and industry: Australia & New Zealand
Any time, Any warehouse, TVH Australia is your one-stop-shop for parts
Choosing Linde was more than a Reflex action
MaxTruck is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS.
BAOLI 2014 Diesel, Electric CB and Electric Pallet Truck Series review
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Keytroller has speed saving solutions!
Combilift Australia to exhibit unique handling solutions at CeMAT Australia
MI MANITOU: a real success story!
CeMAT AUSTRALIA Preview: don't miss these exhibitor highlights
Two months to Smart Expo, leading supply chain & logistics event
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