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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Seasoned trade show attendees may become blas�, but there’s something really impressive about seeing new machines glistening in their livery and surrounded by weird and wonderful attachments.
CeMAT, as we report in depth in this edition, made its debut in Australia last week, with plenty to see, but not too many taking up the opportunity.
Despite the absence of some big-name manufacturers, there was a diverse range of equipment and a large variety of solutions - something for almost every materials handling need.
But it’s not just about the product: the displays were manned by some passionate professionals who were clearly dedicated to their businesses and the industry as a whole.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
CeMAT gets support despite thin attendance
Leading materials handling show CeMAT made its Australian debut last week, and News editor Allan Leibowitz was there. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

LAA goes into administration Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) is in administration and operations are being wound up, despite no official statement appearing on the organisation’s website, which still spruiks membership benefits, programs ... [more]
New crane will streamline freight traffic at port Australasia News
Whangarei New Zealand’s northernmost deep-water port, Northport, will buy a $5 million mobile crane to enable it to load dedicated container vessels. The crane, to be delivered by year-end, will give ... [more]
Logistics planning in Queensland requires policy certainty Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Australian Logistics Council MD Michael Kilgariff says Queensland’s burgeoning freight task underlines the need for long-term stability on the issue of freight planning. “Queensland’s freight task is expected to ... [more]
Brisbane Truck Show takes place this week Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The biennial Brisbane Truck Show, the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, is on this week at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-17 May. ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich on growth path
GERMANY There were plenty of positives for the Jungheinrich Group in its first quarter financial report. In the first quarter of 2015, consolidated net sales rose 8% or EUR45 million ... [more]
KION buys part of Egemin
GERMANY The KION Group has signed an agreement with the Belgian automation specialist Egemin Group to purchase its Handling Automation division for around EUR72 million (USD80.6 million). The transaction is subject ... [more]
Dealers ramp up for UniCarriers
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has added four new authorised dealerships in Canada in a bid to expand its dealer network and cover specific regions throughout the country. These ... [more]
Riwal distributes JLG in Poland
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist Riwal has been appointed as the sole distributor for JLG Industries Inc. in Poland. As the exclusive distributor, Riwal ... [more]
New locations for Comercial Rodrigues
BRAZIL Comercial Rodrigues Tyres & Tracks is in the process of opening two new locations in Brazil, with two additional sites planned for the end of the year. According ... [more]
Manitou appoints Modern Equipment & Supply
UNITED STATES Modern Equipment & Supply, based in Bristol, Pennsylvania, has joined the Manitou Americas dealer network. Modern will represent the Manitou rough-terrain telescopic handler range, Gehl wheel loaders and the ... [more]
MOFFETT seeks Stig - Helsinki, Finland
RMT Robotics becomes Cimcorp - Grimsby, ON, Canada
Marangoni joins Leader Rubber - Johannesburg, South Africa [more]
Big names take the honours
GERMANY Jungheinrich, Still and UniCarriers were the big winners in the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) awards announced last week in Munich. Fourteen machines and solutions made it ... [more]
Brewer goes hydrostatic
UNITED KINGDOM A Hartlepool brewer has increased speed and performance of its keg handling after switching forklifts. Camerons Brewery, well known for flagship brand Strongarm and north east classic Trophy Special, ... [more]
Conference takes holistic approach
UNITED KINGDOM UK forklift association FLTA has announced that this year’s National Fork Truck Safety Conference will be held at Loughborough University on 23 September. Building on the success of the ... [more]
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Features 2016 in planning - put your best ideas forward
Forkliftaction News is currently in planning for the 2016 Special Features. In these special reports, we delve into the issues and topics at the forefront of the industry.

Considering for 2016:
Automated & Robotic Forklifts,
Side Loading Forklifts,
Lean Warehousing,
Forklift Attachments

The continued quality of Forkliftaction News reports is a result of the valuable insights we glean from our expert contributors, who in turn gain from this exposure.

Put your interest forward in any of these topics.
Got another great idea for a feature topic? Tell us! Send us an email
Don’t miss our June feature on ‘Forklift Build 101’
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New Hoist loaded container handlers to operate at Port of Virginia
Multiple Hoist Liftruck units have been purchased by Port of Virginia to accommodate increasing activity at the newly re-opened Portsmouth Marine Terminal. [more]
Introducing Kragos Industrial Tyres & Systems
Kragos Industrial Tyres & Systems: is the leading solid tyre manufacturer from India and will be exhibiting at the Latin American & Carribean Tyre Expo 2015.  
Convert to Electric and Break Free from High Fuel Costs
An electric forklift truck powered by EnerSys batteries and chargers is the smart and green choice, as the truck maintains the same level of performance (or greater) as an internal combustion truck, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [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]
Maximise safety with Rico Manufacturing's Explosion Proof rentals
Rico offers New Trucks, Rental and Certified-Used Explosion Proof equipment including sit down counterbalance, walk behind pallet truck and walk behind reach truck.
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
Over the past few years, fuel cell-powered electric forklifts have made significant inroads into materials handling facilities because of the compelling benefits they offer. Discover how the right fuel cell and hydrogen solutions result in an attractive return on investment.
Intella Liftparts announces new line of ATIB forklift chargers
Intella Liftparts is pleased to announce the introduction of the ATIB line of forklift battery chargers.  ATIB ELETTRONICA SRL has more than 25 years’ experience in the production of battery chargers and electronics. [more]
Give your batteries a second life with TVH’s Energic Plus�
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Features 2016 in planning - put your best ideas forward
New Hoist loaded container handlers to operate at Port of Virginia
Introducing Kragos Industrial Tyres & Systems
Convert to Electric and Break Free from High Fuel Costs
MaxTruck is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS
Maximise safety with Rico Manufacturing's Explosion Proof rentals
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
Intella Liftparts announces new line of ATIB forklift chargers
Give your batteries a second life with TVH’s Energic Plus�
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Coming up in 2015:
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Considering for 2016:
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