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If there’s a theme to this week’s newsletter, it’s expansion. Our stories detail three dealer expansions, a new expanded facility for a major manufacturer, a 25th anniversary for another and a large order to augment a rental fleet.
No matter what the economic indicators are telling us, all this activity surely reflects vibrancy in the market and shows that businesses are investing and planning for growth. Are these enterprises concerned about the future? Clearly not. Their only concern is that if you’re not moving forward, you’re slipping backwards.
So, with that in mind, onwards and upwards .
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Too few apprentices enter forklift industry Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Skills shortages in the forklift industry may become a problem in the future, with insufficient companies taking on apprentices. All too often, those who do invest in training an apprentice ... [more]
Company fined $75,000 for forklift fatality Australasia News
Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand port operator CentrePort Limited has been ordered to pay reparation of $15,000 and fined $60,691 over the death of employee Mark Samoa when he was fatally crushed by ... [more]
Goodman invests $45M in warehousing Australasia News
Auckland Property developer Goodman has announced four new industrial projects in Auckland, with a combined project cost of $45.8 million. The largest of the new projects is a new manufacturing ... [more]
Green light for intermodal freight terminal Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales It’s all systems go for the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, with contracts signed and government approving the agreement between Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) and the Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) to ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Reliable Forklift expands
UNITED STATES Construction has started on Reliable Forklift’s new offices and industrial shop. A groundbreaking was held last week on the site on East University Drive in Phoenix. Company owners Don and ... [more]
Kalmar revamps steel mill crane
BELGIUM Kalmar has started the upgrade and refurbishment of the overhead crane at the steel mill of the Aperam stainless steel plant in Genk, Belgium. The scope includes design, construction, delivery ... [more]
Jamco joins JLG stable
UNITED STATES North Orlando-based Jamco Inc has been appointed as an authorised dealer for JLG Industries for Central and North Florida. Jamco will distribute JLG’s aerial lifts and access equipment, ... [more]
All World expands into Fort Myers
UNITED STATES All World Lift Truck, an authorised CLARK distributor headquartered in Tampa, Florida, has expanded into the nearby Fort Myers market. All World, a full-service dealer with sales and service ... [more]
Riwal buys Holland Lift machines
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has expanded its fleet with electric and hybrid-powered scissor lifts from Holland Lift. In addition to investing in standard Holland Lift ... [more]
Crown expands regional support
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation will open a new Crown Lift Trucks facility to support customers in northeast Ohio and the surrounding area.    The facility in Green, Ohio, located midway ... [more]
Product News
Manitou updates M 40 RT
Jungheinrich expands order picker range
Toyota adds three-wheel electric [more]
Flexi marks 25 years
UNITED KINGDOM Narrow Aisle Limited recently marked the 25th anniversary of the development of the original Flexi Articulated truck concept with a series of distributor open days at its UK manufacturing plant. ... [more]
TOC Europe wraps up
NETHERLANDS TOC Europe, the continent’s largest exhibition of port, terminal, shipping line and 3PLs technology, wraps up in Rotterdam today after opening on Tuesday. The exhibition is hosting more than ... [more]
Family still at JCB after 200 years
UNITED KINGDOM A family which has clocked up more than 200 years’ service with JCB has seen two of its long-serving stalwarts bid farewell to the company. Roger Smith bowed out after ... [more]
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Cat Lift Trucks moves closer to Middle East customers
Cat Lift Trucks office has opened a dedicated office in Dubai with the aim of bringing increased support to customers and dealers in the Middle East. [more]
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Hangcha at Algiers International Fair
HANGCHA participated in the Algiers International Fair on 27th May 2015 held in the second-largest forklift truck market in Africa. [more]
HELI Launches European Center
In May 2015, HELI European Center was opened at Calais, France, to provide the certified product accessories and the most convenient service for HELI’s distributors. At the European Center, HELI’s distributors will provide convenient accessory services through an E-shop. [more]
BS Forklifts celebrates with reduced prices stock
BS Forklifts launches a new website with a winning formula: a new fresh appearance, concise but powerful information and comprehensive access to their wide range of quality stock. [more]
Help the SCLAA Support Foodbank Australasia News
In the last five years the SCLAA, the AIP, the APPMA, and the QSCLC, have packed 3200 hampers to the value of close to $400,000 for people in need and we need your help again in 2015! [more]
Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo move to Melbourne a success
Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo move to Melbourne proves a success with strong visitor attendance. Smart Expo, the national event for professionals in supply chain and logistics was held for the first time in Melbourne on 26 and 27th May 2015. [more]
15 Years of Expertise in the Safety Industry - Under one Roof Australasia News
Thousands of safety professionals from manufacturing, engineering, transport, mining, government and the corporate sectors will gather in Melbourne on 15 - 17 September 2015 for Safety in Action, the largest event of its kind. [more]
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Take your safety initiative to the next level
Cat Lift Trucks moves closer to Middle East customers
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Hangcha at Algiers International Fair
HELI Launches European Center
BS Forklifts celebrates with reduced prices stock
Help the SCLAA Support Foodbank
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In The Discussion Forums
"Posted in another forum, no response, thought I give it a shot here. Have any of our friends across the pond seen the BYD Electric Forklift? Anyone see a BYD with 'Battery for Life' in service yet? I am especially interested in the LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) marketing claims vs reality.".
arminius, United States
"Okay, quit fighting over who did it first... jeez. Still skill! 24 years in the biz & I couldn't! (Well, without LOTS of practice)".
RichInNJ, United States
"Just be be fair, there is an update on these fuel cell trucks. According to the former Electrical engineer at a All Fuel Cell site, the original demo fuel cells worked quite well. All cells in reach, order picker, stand up counter-balanced and double walkies lasted over 8 hrs on a half charge. There was not enough pressure to fill tanks to capacity on test trucks as they were not set up for higher pressures.".
RayTech, Canada
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