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A number of European manufacturers will be breathing a sigh of relief after this week’s EU adoption of recommendations for the easing of the transition to tighter emissions controls.
As we report in this newsletter, the industry representative group FEM convinced a European Parliament committee to extend the transition period and to include special terms for replacement engines as it harmonises emissions laws through the member states.
It’s a complex arrangement, balancing environmental concerns with the economic and efficiency interests of the forklift industry.
But it’s not over yet. The matter still has to get past an environmental committee.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Forklift Build 101 - from design to build
Forklifts are not often noted for their beautiful lines or beguiling curves, but you might be surprised at how many forklifts and forklift accessories win industrial design prizes for these very things. Yet good industrial design is more than just appealing lines and curves. Above all, it is about finding beauty in functionality. Melissa Barnett looks at forklifts from the drawing board to rolling off the production line. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Asciano tipped to export know-how Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Asciano’s launch of its newly automated container terminal at Port Botany last week has raised questions as to whether it will now seek to leverage its automation expertise beyond Australia. ... [more]
Fork Force distributes Ausa telehandlers Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Independent forklift dealer Fork Force has been appointed as exclusive Australian distributor for Ausa telehandlers. This follows the company’s appointment three months ago as the exclusive importer and distributor of ... [more]
AB delivers fleet to logistics company Australasia News
Auckland Logistics and warehousing specialist Profreight/Shipco Transport has taken possession of a new fleet of forklifts from supplier AB Equipment. The fleet includes seven BT reach trucks and six Toyota ... [more]
Coroner’s report explains forklift fatality Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A coroner’s report into the death of 23-year-old forklift driver Vijay Singh, who died on 28 April 2013, found that his death was as a result of complications of hypothermia ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

EU grants emissions reprieve
BELGIUM Europe’s materials handling lobby group has welcomed a reprieve on emissions controls in the European Union. Earlier this week, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) adopted an ... [more]
Deal will double Poole’s revenue
UNITED STATES Gregory Poole Lift Systems expects to double its annual revenue with three dealership acquisitions in the Hyster and Yale shake-up reported last week ( News #723). Parent company Gregory ... [more]
Roggermaier gets first Snorkels
GERMANY German rental company Roggermaier GmbH has taken delivery of the first of the new Snorkel electric scissor lifts in Europe.   Roggermaier placed an order for 50 of ... [more]
Hertz Rental opens in Doha
QATAR Hertz-Dayim Equipment Rental has opened its first Qatar location in Doha under the Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) brand. The move is part of a joint venture agreement ... [more]
KION helps break record - Summerville, SC, United States
Daifuku acknowledged for growth - Farmington Hills, MI, United States
TVH among Top 100 - Olathe, KS, United States [more]
Seegrid partners with Topper
UNITED STATES AGV pioneer Seegrid Corporation has joined forces with Topper Industrial, a manufacturer specialising in industrial carts, industrial containers and other materials handling equipment, to provide vision-guided vehicles (VGVs) and cart-based ... [more]
New Products
New electric range from Doosan Northampton, United Kingdom   Doosan Industrial Vehicle has begun production of a completely redesigned range of 1.5 and 2.5 T electric forklifts, with a host ... [more]
Langkloof Bricks chooses Linde
SOUTH AFRICA Langkloof Bricks has taken delivery of  five Linde forklifts, cementing a relationship going back 20 years. According to a report in Cape Business News, Nico Blake, executive director ... [more]
CeMAT chooses ‘smart solutions’ theme
GERMANY Organisers have chosen “Smart Supply Chain Solutions” as the theme for CeMAT 2016, to be held in Hannover, Germany from 31 May to 3 June next year. Dr. Andreas ... [more]
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AGVs, side loaders, container handling & more: 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,
Container Handling,
Forklift Attachments...Put your interest forward in any of these topics!

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.

Got another great idea for a feature topic? Tell us! Send us an email.
Don’t miss today's feature ‘Forklift Build 101 - from design to build’ [more]
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Marangoni keeps satisfying top performance expectations
As a relevant part of their constant development plan, Marangoni Industrial Tyres has recently launched the new solid tyre range called Eltor EVO. 'Eltor EVO' sees the result of  continuous development for best performance, or 'evolution' of the respected Eltor range. [more]
Custom cabs for supreme safety and comfort
Harris-Stolper has become known internationally for its expertise in the design and manufacture of protective cabs and enclosures for specialized applications. [more]
Add functionality to your Forklift with CAM Attachments
TVH is the exclusive worldwide dealer of CAM, the Italian manufacturer of high quality, reliable, and ISO-certified lift truck attachments. CAM’s wide range of quality attachments will add functionality to your forklift and eliminate the hassle of making manual adjustments. [more]
APEXWAY launches E1 Solid Tyre for better performance and longer life
APEXWAY is a solid tyre manufacturer in Taiwan with 40 years’ experience in the industrial field. Apexway has launched a brand new tread pattern - E1 - for forklifts and low-bed trailers, offering better performance with longer service life.
Curtiss-Wright: Keeping you in control
Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division - including its legacy brands of Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls - is recognized for providing components and sub-systems that enable customer specific solutions for a wide range of material handling equipment. [more]
Stay versatile! Counterweight stacker with multifunctional attachment
One truck, multiple functions - lifting, moving, tilting, clamping. Easily handle your loads with Veshai's Counterweight stacker's mounted with multifunctional attachments. [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]
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
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]
Focus on 'collaboration' for dynamic Emerging Leaders Conference
Ready to look at collaboration in a memorable and entertaining way? MHEDA and YPN/MHI invites you to join them this summer for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals who want to improve their leadership skills. [more]
AGVs, side loaders, container handling & more: put your best ideas forward
Marangoni keeps satisfying top performance expectations
Custom cabs for supreme safety and comfort
Add functionality to your Forklift with CAM Attachments
APEXWAY launches E1 Solid Tyre for better performance and longer life
Curtiss-Wright: Keeping you in control
Stay versatile! Counterweight stacker with multifunctional attachment
BS Forklifts celebrates with reduced prices stock
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
Focus on 'collaboration' for dynamic Emerging Leaders Conference
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Coming up in 2015:
• SAFETY PLANS - 19 Nov 2015

Considering for 2016:
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• Side Loading Forklifts
• Lean Warehousing
• Forklift Attachments

Contact us to contribute.

Read our recent features:
• Forklift Build 101 - from design to build - June 2015.
• Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
- April 2015.

• Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
- April 2015.

• Australian market in focus - Mar 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - Feb 2015.


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