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It's back to work in most regions after the Easter break and a slow-down in the news cycle. This year, the period was not helped by ProMat in the United States, which took many people out of circulation for up to several weeks. Of course, the event was an important meeting place and demonstration opportunity which generated a significant amount of information for the materials handling sector. But it didn’t help our efforts to keep readers informed of developments and trends in the broader market.
With the holidays behind us, we can now look forward to business as usual. And remember, you can send your news tips to us via email.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Can the budget boost business confidence? Australasia News
The hope that consumer confidence would get a boost by a rate cut this month was dashed after Tuesday’s surprise decision by the Reserve Bank to keep the cash rate ... [more]
TLISC scan identifies two major trends in logistics Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Due to be launched this week, the 2015 E-Scan, the flagship annual publication of the Transport and Logistics Skills Council (TLISC), which provides high-quality industry intelligence about the transport and ... [more]
Exhibition will focus on workplace safety Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Work-related injuries are estimated to cost the Australian economy more than $60 billion a year, specifically impacting small businesses. Next month’s Safety in Action exhibition, taking place in ... [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

Linde global centre boosts service in Asia Pacific
CHINA Linde (China) has opened Linde Material Handling’s second customer service centre, which will mainly serve the Asia Pacific region. The customer service centre also serves as a global spare ... [more]
Ageing systems threaten distribution
UNITED STATES A new report warns that US materials handling systems are “showing signs of ageing”. A survey by supply chain consulting and implementation group Tompkins International found the average age ... [more]
Kalmar invests in automation testing, Cargotec takes China Crane
FINLAND Kalmar will invest about EUR3 million (USD3.25 million) in a new port automation testing and development platform at its Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland. The platform, ... [more]
Global R&D centre to benefit UK customers
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan Industrial Vehicle’s new global research and development centre in South Korea is expected to significantly benefit the company’s UK forklift customers. DIVUK general manager Tim Waples says DIV’s ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Konecranes, KION North America Corp [more]
Forklift operator of the year qualifies with RTITB
UNITED KINGDOM Former Forklift Operator of the Year and Wincanton employee Ryszard Janus has qualified as an RTITB forklift instructor. Janus, who beat 39 other finalists to be crowned the best ... [more]
Moffett celebrates anniversary
IRELAND Manufacturer Moffett will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year. "This is a significant year for Moffett as we celebrate our 70th anniversary with our customers, drivers, and the global ... [more]
Technician crushed by forklift
UNITED STATES Louisiana officials are investigating the death of a forklift technician in Elmwood. According to the Times-Picayune, authorities say Christopher Brandt, 29, died after being crushed by a forklift he ... [more]
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BOLO Forklift Vision: expand your horizons
BOLO (Be On the Look Out), is a revolutionary mirror based system for small to medium forklifts that allows drivers to see around loads and sight tines. Cost effective and easy to install it comes in two models: Slimview, designed for small forklifts operating in confined spaces and Wideview, suitable for larger forklifts where a panoramic forward view is required. Significantly reduce damage to goods and infrastructure and improve operational efficiency and safety with BOLO.

To discuss solutions for your fleet or to enquire about distributor opportunities contact:

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Lencrow's Progress with Nissan by Unicarrier
Lencrow Materials Handling is moving forward with the Powerlift integration reported in November 2014 and progress thus far is good news for the forklift industry and Nissan by Unicarriers equipment owners and operators. [more]
Xilin Forklift launched at ProMat Chicago 2015
2015 is Ruyi’s 30 anniversary, and ProMat 2015 was a great forum to show off its achievements to the world market including RMB960 million in sales in 2014. [more]
Innovation key to Bolzoni Auramo's success at Promat
Bolzoni Auramo had a strong contingent presence at ProMat and at their Booth #5444 they showcased some of their world renowned products including some new product innovations. [more]
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
With SMARTI Mobile DVR wireless camera system you have nearly INSTANT video accountability of abusive events on each forklift. SMARTIE Wireless features integrated GPS, 3-Axis G-shock sensor, built-in mic, external video record button, accepts USB modules for wireless communications. [more]
Simplicity, reliability and eco-friendly, Manitou's new MI 50G forklift ticks all of the boxes. Come and discover the 5 tons -LPZ powered forklift at Intermat exhibition booth 5b F 015. [more]
'BOXCAR' forklift wins in North America
GOODSENSE enjoyed a successful ProMat 2015. Among products exhibited was the popular “BOXCAR” Forklift. This model, designed with a smaller turning radius and compact structure, can work smoothly in narrow aisles allowing customer to utilise limited warehouse space.
MEYER Multiple-Pallet Handlers - benchmark in the materials handling
The secret of all-round successful innovation Meyer’s new Generation G Pallet Handler. The pallet handler, which sets a new benchmark in materials handling, now boasts even further improved visibility, reduced weight, and new Automated Lubrication. [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]
The ultimate test for transferring octabins
Meat and Poultry processors - How quickly and easily can an octabin filled with liquid be transferred from one pallet to another? See MSE-Forks demonstrating their Stationary Pallet Changer, (SPC) in their latest video. [more]
GOODSENSE Forklift will bring products to Sydney this May for CeMAT Australia. We invite customers to check our products in person. Please don't forget to stop by and visit our stand at booth H22!
Preview: what's new at CeMAT AUSTRALIA?
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]
Creating mentally healthy workplaces - Workplace Safety Brisbane forum
One in six working age people live with a mental illness, at an estimated cost of $11 billion to Australian businesses. beyondblue and AccessEAP will be one of the industry leaders speaking at Safety in Action Exhibition Free Seminar (22-23 April). [more]
Does your business culture rock? Attend Mheda’s 60th convention and it will
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]
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Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Typically in a workplace where vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, safety between vehicles is enhanced by a set of traffic rules that rely on human compliance (such as give way rules). Often this reliance on drivers to obey the rules, make correct judgments or see vehicles in their path is not enough.

However, to all these difficulties there is remedy; BodyGuard “iTAG” provides an exclusion zone around the vehicle that is adjustable from around 2m to 7m. When a person wearing a special “iTag” device is detected, the driver is warned by an audible and visual alarm in the cab, giving an opportunity to avoid an incident.

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Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed - 2 weeks from now
How are ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES shaping materials handling today? Read our Forkliftaction News Special Feature on April 23rd for valuable insights from a plethora of leading industry insiders from across the materials handling, battery and energy industries.

Enersys, Systems Sunlight S.A., TVH, Carer, Nuvera Fuel Cells, AeroVironmnet / AVINC, Battery Supplies, Rocla, Douglas Battery, Plug Power, Intella Liftparts, Flux Power, Camoplast, Nissan (UniCarriers), Power Batt (Battery Gurus).

Don't miss our April 23rd ENERGY SOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES Special Feature. More info? Contact us today.
Catch up on past features here [more]
BOLO Forklift Vision: expand your horizons
Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed - 2 weeks from now
Lencrow's Progress with Nissan by Unicarrier
Xilin Forklift launched at ProMat Chicago 2015
Innovation key to Bolzoni Auramo's success at Promat
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
'BOXCAR' forklift wins in North America
MEYER Multiple-Pallet Handlers - benchmark in the materials handling
MaxTruck is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS
The ultimate test for transferring octabins
Preview: what's new at CeMAT AUSTRALIA?
Creating mentally healthy workplaces - Workplace Safety Brisbane forum
Does your business culture rock? Attend Mheda’s 60th convention and it will
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In The Discussion Forums
"Buying other forklift companies is not the answer to success, many have tried this and failed due to there fleets being tied and ready for the scrap heap, Briggs have only grown in this way,and not by customer satisfaction,look at the real players,Linde,Toyota,best kit and good Rv,s at the end of the contract,that's what will give you success.".
LexHarveyRip, United Kingdom
"I see violations daily. Maybe 5% of the staff fill out their pre-trips (and that usually means their machine is broken and they want it fixed). Numerous machine safety issues, (no lights, strobe, backup beeper, fire extinguisher etc.)".
Turb0, Canada
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