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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Stand by for the World Forklift League, the first reality TV show about forklift operators. The series makes its debut next week.
Unfortunately, it’s not a true international event, but will be confined to one of the smallest forklift markets in the world - New Zealand.
It should come as no surprise that the tiny island nation is leading the way. After all, it was a Kiwi that first made it to the top of Everest and New Zealand also popularised bungy jumping.
And the grandiose title? Well, Americans have no problem calling their domestic baseball competition ‘the World Series’, so why not aim big with a forklift contest? And who knows, it may be the start of something big?
Read all about the WFL here.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

NSS adds to Kalmar fleet Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Kalmar has received an order for five Kalmar machines from Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS).      The machines, worth $2.5 million will join NSS’s current fleet of Kalmar ... [more]
Kiwi forklift drivers compete Australasia News
Dunedin New Zealand TV viewers will see the country’s leading forklift operators in action in a new show which goes to air next month. World Forklift League (WFL) will be ... [more]
Safety in focus in September Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Organisers are expecting more than 4,000 at this year’s Safety in Action exhibition and conference in September. The national industry event in Melbourne will explore ways to make Australian ... [more]
Toowoomba poised as hub Australasia News
Toowoomba, Qld Toowoomba is poised to become one of Australia’s hot spots for transport and logistics, with the region more connected than ever before thanks to expenditure on three major transport infrastructure ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Liebherr reaches new markets
AUSTRIA Deliveries to Haiti, Suriname and Luxemburg have taken Liebherr Maritime Cranes to a new milestone of 100 countries.    The first mobile harbour crane in Haiti was delivered ... [more]
Ahern distributes Snorkel products
GERMANY Snorkel, the global manufacturer of aerial work platforms, has appointed Ahern Deutschland as its sales and service representative in Germany and Austria.   A new entity, Ahern Deutschland, ... [more]
Clark appoints three new dealers in Mexico
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling has appointed three new dealers in Mexico. Sun-Lift in Chihuahua has become an authorised distributor of Clark products in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. Sun-Lift is ... [more]
Oshkosh starts work on forklift contract
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Defense has started work on a USD54 million contract from the US Marine Corps Command to modernise the fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts (EBFL). The company expects ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Konecranes, FLEXX, National Lift Truck, Baseplan Software [more]
Jungheinrich adds ride-on order pickers
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich has announced the launch of two new additions to its range of ride-on order picking trucks. The new models, ECE 225 HP and ECE 225 HP-LJ, have a ... [more]
EnerSys buys ICS Industries
UNITED STATES EnerSys, a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has completed the acquisition of ICS Industries, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. ICS is a leading full-line shelter ... [more]
Conger Toyotalift honoured
UNITED STATES Conger Toyotalift of Green Bay, Wisconsin has been recognised with Toyota’s top North American Aftersales Service Evaluation and Certification (ASEC). The dealership earned the award for implementing a global ... [more]
Fewer sign up for Moscow
GERMANY In what is becoming a trend, exhibitor numbers for the upcoming CeMAT RUSSIA intralogistics show, which runs in Moscow from 22 to 25 September, have dropped slightly, to around 170. ... [more]
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Panacea Debuts Blue Forklift Safety Light for Substantially Less
Panacea Aftermarket Co, a leader in forklift parts and accessories, has announced the debut of the new B.O.S.S. blue forklift safety light available at industry-best prices and includes a lifetime warranty. [more]
Cascade Unveils New Products at South America’s CeMat 2015
For Cascade, CeMAT SA was the perfect opportunity to remind customers, both new and old, that Cascade’s presence in the South American market is solid and their commitment to providing material handling solutions is steadfast. [more]
KEYTROLLER offers a variety of solutions for FORKLIFT speeding
KEYTROLLER is a designer and manufacturer of a wide variety of electronic safety devices and offers a variety of solutions for FORKLIFT speeding.  All KEYTROLLER models are designed for the tough environments found in heavy duty industrial applications.
Baoli offers more choice
Baoli's D-series provides appropriate diesel forklifts for standard as well as for long-lasting operations.  The D-series “Plus” provides the solution for challenging and multi-shift operations. [more]
UN’s man-down VNA supplied to Cameroon
UN has received an order for their Man-down VNA (very narrow aisle) from Cameroon in Africa. UN is the first VNA manufacturer and the first to introduce international technologies for VNA. [more]
Hackling’s narrow option
Within John Hackling (Transport) Ltd’s 130,000 sq ft shared user warehouse, loads are handled by a fleet of six Flexi Narrow Aisle articulated forklift trucks, which enable the utilization of maximum storage space.
Doosan begins production of brand new electric forklift truck range
Doosan Industrial Vehicle has begun production of a completely redesigned range of 1.5 and 2.5 tonne electric forklifts, with a host of new safety and performance features as standard. [more]
Don't miss the annual Qld Supply Chain and Logistics charity dinner Australasia News
Enjoy networking and support Foodbank Christmas Hampers at the Annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics charity dinner. Open to all, not just to Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference attendees. [more]
Growth in Middle East sectors fuels demand for materials handling solutions
Global majors eye lucrative regional market share at Materials Handling Middle East 2015. The UAE logistics market alone is expected to be worth US$27 billion in 2015, up 15 per cent from 2013. [more]
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Don’t miss your last opportunity to contribute to a Forkliftaction Feature for 2015.

Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our Feature 'Safety Plans', scheduled for November.

Safety policies on the work floor, forklift operator training programs, safety products, insurance options. Share your experiences/knowledge with the rest of the industry. Got another angle or interest on Safety, let us know!

Join industry leaders and establish your company as an active participant in the push towards creating a lasting culture of safety in our workplaces.

To become a Forkliftaction feature contributor or for more info: send an email.
Take your safety initiative to the next level
Share insight on a truly important topic
Panacea Debuts Blue Forklift Safety Light for Substantially Less
Cascade Unveils New Products at South America’s CeMat 2015
KEYTROLLER offers a variety of solutions for FORKLIFT speeding
Baoli offers more choice
UN’s man-down VNA supplied to Cameroon
Hackling’s narrow option
Doosan begins production of brand new electric forklift truck range
Don't miss the annual Qld Supply Chain and Logistics charity dinner
Growth in Middle East sectors fuels demand for materials handling solutions
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Coming up in 2015:
• SAFETY PLANS - 19 Nov 2015

Considering for 2016:
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• Lean Warehousing
• Forklift Attachments
• Forklift Rentals

Contact us to contribute.

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