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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 News||Editorial 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]
|Global News||Editorial 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]
|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:
Craig Macdougall - Managing Director, AVSS Group
E Send an email T +61 3 9555 9385 M +61 414 631 977
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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]
|PREVIEW: New MI 50G|
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 is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS|
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]
|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.
Improve workplace safety | Reduce downtime | Avoid costly investigations | Maintain your safe work reputation.
For more information go to orbitcoms.com/BodyGuard.php, or send an email.
|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.
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