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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 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]
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|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]
|Stay safe, stay in the seat- tackle seat belt compliance head on Australasia News|
Tackle seat belt compliance head on with SPRINGBELT TM. A patented product, SPRINGBELT is a proven and cost effective seat belt solution that is both simple to install and easy to use.
Contacts & Enquiries: APV Safety Products Pty Ltd, Send an email [more]
- SPRINGBELT has successfully lifted compliance in companies throughout New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and is now being introduced in Europe.
- SPRINGBELT will be used for 2 main reasons - is very easy to use and it’s hard to neglect (this product is designed to be an obstruction until it is engaged by the driver).
- SPRINGBELT is truly driver friendly - a fast and easy seat belt solution for the driver.
Find out more at www.springbelt.net
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|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 (Forkliftaction.com 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 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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|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]