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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team News is, of course, a product of the Internet era, and no-one understands the need for connection more than us.
Email is especially important in our business as we communicate with a global audience and supply chain - and we were reminded of its importance this week when our ISP was struck with technical issues. While we remained connected to the worldwide web, many of us were unable to access our email server. As the technicians worked on the problem, we gained access via webmail.
Thankfully, we were all able to continue our work and most customers would be oblivious to our challenges.
If ever you need a reminder of how business has changed and how dependent you are on technology, try and survive for a couple of days without email. I guarantee that you won’t take it for granted again - even with the spam and nuisance traffic that goes with it.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

GEM boosts US presence Australasia News
Balmain, NSW Australian-owned Global Equipment Monitoring (GEM) has added another member to its support team in its new US office to provide further support for the growing customer base. The ... [more]
New solution from MLA Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Materials handling distributor MLA Holdings has unveiled MLA FleetCare, its new fleet management solution to improve safety, productivity and cost efficiencies. According to the company, FleetCare links businesses with ... [more]
Program announced for safety seminars Australasia News
Sydney, NSW The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) has announced the program for the Safety Week Seminars to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 16 September and in Melbourne on Wednesday 14 ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich buys MIAS Group
GERMANY Jungheinrich has expanded its logistics systems profile with the acquisition of the MIAS Group. The acquisition price has not been disclosed and the transaction is scheduled to settle in ... [more]
400 jobs at Combilift project
IRELAND Work has begun at the Combilift site at Tullyhirm on a new EUR40 million (USD44.3 million) development. The development includes a new industrial unit, a three-storey office block, hard-standing ... [more]
Hoist Liftruck expanding in Indiana
UNITED STATES Hoist Liftruck Mfg., Inc., a manufacturer of high-capacity materials handling equipment, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations into Indiana, creating hundreds of new jobs by 2022. Hoist ... [more]
Kalmar scores Colombian order
FINLAND Kalmar has been awarded a major port equipment order from long-standing customer Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura S.A. (SPRBun) as it gears up for growth at its operations in Terminal ... [more]
Konecranes hit by fraud
FINLAND Finnish crane maker Konecranes has told authorities one of its foreign subsidiaries has become the victim of fraud. A company statement explains that “the perpetrators have - through ... [more]
Johnston buys Econo-Rack
CANADA G.N. Johnston Equipment Co. Ltd., a Canadian authorised sales and service centre of The Raymond Corporation, has acquired the assets of The Econo-Rack Group Inc. Econo-Rack became a ... [more]
Manitou adopts EDGE name
UNITED STATES Manitou Americas has started phasing out the CE Attachments name, following its 2013 acquisition of Compact Equipment Attachments. The company has switched to the EDGE brand which “has emerged ... [more]
Invicta boosts skip safety
UNITED KINGDOM Forks and attachment specialist Invicta has released a new add-on auto-tip mechanism to counter the dangers of working with large skips. The company notes the increased use of skips ... [more]
Automation on show in Dubai
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Robots interacting seamlessly with humans will be one of the big attractions at the Materials Handling Middle East exhibition next month, as automation takes another step toward revolutionising the regional ... [more]
MHI opens conference to non-members
UNITED STATES Peak US industry group MHI will be opening its annual conference to non-members for the first time. "The goal is to bring the industry (members and non-members) together to ... [more]
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Hyster reveals 5 reliability checks for ICE forklift users
Matthew Allen, Solutions Manager Counterbalanced Product for Hyster, reveals five checks that determine if a forklift truck is reliable and will keep going when you need it most. [more]
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max_boulogne, South Africa
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