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When the going gets tough, people rent equipment. That seems to be the reasoning behind the continued growth of the equipment rental industry, flagged again by the ranking of the US Rental Show among the biggest events in the country.
We continue to hear about the strength of the rental market on all continents - primarily because many end-users are reluctant to expand capital expenditure and are more likely to shift assets to operating expenditure. It also helps to get all-in-one solutions, with the equipment and maintenance bundled into a single package, with a predictable price tag.
So, long live rental ...
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

New attachment provides safer work environment Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia NTP Forklifts has supplied Outreach Fork Hire with a new Manitou telehandler with an innovative attachment used to handle plasterboard sheets. “The Manitou plasterboard handler is a fast, safe ... [more]
Logistics provider develops skills for growth Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Rapid expansion of its freight operation meant Hobart-based SRT Logistics had to go to extra lengths to develop the skills of its workforce, earning it one of the top accolades ... [more]
New joint venture strengthens logistics capability Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Freight logistics provider ACFS Port Logistics and the logistics arm of Asciano, Patrick Port Logistics, have formed a 50:50 joint venture to combine the metropolitan port logistics operations of both ... [more]
Melbourne port defends controversial rent increase Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Amid a storm of controversy over its proposal to increase the rent of stevedore DP World Australia by more than 750%  ( News #711), Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Riwal and Prangl sign agreement
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform (AWP) and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has signed a five-year framework agreement for long-term rentals with Prangl, a mobile crane and AWP rental firm for Austria and ... [more]
Forkliftcenter partners Konecranes for large order
FINLAND Italian shipping group Grimaldi has partnered with Forkliftcenter and Konecranes on a large order of custom-made heavy-duty forklifts. Konecranes will supply six 12 T capacity and 12 42 T ... [more]
Hirer invests in massive Loadall fleet
UNITED KINGDOM UK plant and equipment hire firm Nixon Hire has ordered over 150 JCB Loadall telehandlers worth almost GBP9 million (USD13.3 million). The telehandlers have lift heights ranging from ... [more]
Rental Show among largest
UNITED STATES The Rental Show has made the list of the largest trade shows held in the United States last year. Held in Orlando, the show had more than 675 exhibitors, and ... [more]
Automation on the rise
UNITED STATES More than half of US manufacturers are implementing automation in materials handling, according to a new survey from business advisory firm PwC. The latest PwC Manufacturing Barometer found that ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Daifuku North America Holding Company, Seegrid Corporation [more]
TMHE ranked in top 2%, wins Red Dot - Brussels, Belgium
Doosan expands in Finland - Tampere, Finland
STILL honoured for automation - Coventry, United Kingdom [more]
Safety dominates Summit
UNITED STATES Safety featured strongly on the agenda of the recent International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Summit  held in Washington, DC. Keynote speaker Jordan Barab, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of ... [more]
Bristol Forklifts named UK's best
UNITED KINGDOM Mitsubishi dealer Bristol Forklifts recently garnered the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) ‘s Customer Focus Award for its commitment to delivering excellent sales, service and customer support. At an ... [more]
CeMAT 2016 will focus on digital tech
GERMANY Visitors to CeMAT 2016 will be able to experience diverse IT solutions for logistical challenges as the show adopts a greater focus on information technology. “The trend to Industry ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Nick Welch:Are your forklift operators fully trained?
Nick Welch warns that Basic Operator Training is just the start of operator preparation. [more]
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ZOWELL launches new Electric Towing Tractor
Zowell is proud to introduce a new 3T, 4T, 4.5T and 5T Electric Towing Tractor with EPS. It is designed for highly intensive stacking, including pallet transport and stacking in warehouses, industry/manufacturing and retail premises. [more]
Beat the cost and inconvenience of scale unreliability with Weigh Point
Costly scale breakdowns, unreliability were factors discouraging a southern Ontario freight handler initially to say no to the forklift truck scale offerings from Weigh Point. Until they found that Weigh Point’s LTFS system could beat all their concerns. [more]
Valtra automates assembly line with Rocla’s automation solution
Valtra, part of Agco Group, a manufacturer of tailor-made tractors has automated its assembly line with an automation solution from Rocla. [more]
“Solutions through Partnership” Australasia News
Cascade Australia will be exhibiting at the CeMat Australia in May (stand C14), showcasing some new and interesting products. Cascade will also have 5 time Olympian and Gold Medalist, Natalie Cook on the stand at various times during the show. [more]
Shangli Australia: Looking for Distributors
Shangli Forklifts Australia Pty Ltd is now offering this unique and exclusive opportunity to obtain the Exclusive Distribution of the total Shangli product range for Australia. [more]
Logistics, the key to sustainable e-commerce
Online retail will account for anything between 15% and 27% of all retail sales within the next four years. The impact this will have on Australia’s logistic and supply chain is enormous, with only the logistically-savvy surviving. [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]
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 G10!
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]
Combilift Australia: for customised and innovative handling solutions
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]
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 Australasia News
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]
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Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed - next week!
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Plug Power, Intella Liftparts, Flux Power, Camoplast, Nissan (UniCarriers), Power Batt (Battery Gurus), EnerSys, Systems Sunlight S.A., TVH, Carer, Nuvera Fuel Cells, AeroVironmnet / AVINC, Battery Supplies, Rocla, Douglas Battery, Voltabox.

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Take the hassle out of MHE training with Cloud-based training solution
Battery & Energy ideas and myths revealed - next week!
ZOWELL launches new Electric Towing Tractor
Beat the cost and inconvenience of scale unreliability with Weigh Point
Valtra automates assembly line with Rocla’s automation solution
“Solutions through Partnership”
Shangli Australia: Looking for Distributors
Logistics, the key to sustainable e-commerce
Innovation key to Bolzoni Auramo's success at Promat
Combilift Australia: for customised and innovative handling solutions
Preview: what's new at CeMAT AUSTRALIA?
Creating mentally healthy workplaces - Workplace Safety Brisbane forum
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