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Most listed companies in the materials handling sector have released their financial results in the past few weeks, and there has been plenty of interest in their sales performance. But this week, we have a couple of reminders that this industry is not just about profit and loss.
In this week’s newsletter, we report on two charity efforts - one in China and one in the US. These are great illustrations that the forklift industry is a people industry and whenever the going gets tough, forklift companies show up with assistance.
Yes, other industries are also active in the community, but it’s reassuring that despite tough trading conditions and intense competition, forklift players - big and small - can always be counted on.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

TVH Australasia buys IPS Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld TVH Australasia Pty Ltd has announced that it has executed an agreement to purchase Independent Parts and Service Australia Pty Ltd (IPS), effective from September 1st, 2015. IPS is ... [more]
Winning Group chooses Linde Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Multi-channel retailer Winning Group is benefiting from Linde’s STRATOS warehouse planning and simulation software at its new national distribution centre in Sydney, built around world best practice principles. ... [more]
Training and assessment separated Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Roads and Maritime Services (NSW) has announced changes to the Heavy Vehicle Competency Based Assessment (HVCBA) Scheme which will see the introduction of separate training and assessment roles. ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Forklifts unaffected by disaster
CHINA Officials estimate that it will take some time before operations at the key Chinese port of Tianjin return to normal after last month’s devastating explosions and fire. Insurers are ... [more]
Merger clears first stage
UNITED STATES The planned merger of  Terex Corporation and Konecranes has taken a step forward with Terex receiving the requisite consents from holders of its USD850 million senior notes due in ... [more]
Masslift delivers 100th Grendia
SOUTH AFRICA Mitsubishi distributor Masslift has delivered its 100th Grendia to Cashbuild, a leading building materials retailer. To mark the occasion, Masslift had the forklift painted in Cashbuild’s corporate colours and ... [more]
Hermans targets resellers with new offering
BELGIUM Belgian materials handling supplier Hermans Heftrucks has launched a new wholesale operation under the AQ-forklifts brand. “Resellers make a big part of our customer base,” says export manager Jef ... [more]
Top dealer sought - Newbury, United Kingdom
New expo for Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand
New chairman for FLAT - Newbury, United Kingdom [more]
Unit Load Handling exports attachments
UNITED STATES Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc. of Alvin and Friendswood, Texas has shipped two custom-designed, very large diameter pipe hold-down attachments to a customer in the Middle East. These ... [more]
Toyota adds stacker trucks
BELGIUM Toyota Material Handling has released a new range of platform stackers on the European market. The new BT Staxio P-series includes 11 models from 1.2 - 2.0 T and shares ... [more]
Hyster unveils truck for paper recyclers
UNITED KINGDOM Hyster has launched a new forklift truck designed for the paper industry to overcome the common problem of engines overheating due to dust and paper debris. The new truck will ... [more]
Milestone for EnerSys
UNITED STATES EnerSys has delivered its 15,000th Express fast charge port. The company claims the milestone demonstrates the shift in power preferences among materials handling fleets throughout North America. The ... [more]
Skyjack telehandler helps charity
UNITED STATES Aerial work platform manufacturer Skyjack has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity’s branch in Birmingham, Alabama to help build a neighbourhood of houses to benefit low-income families. Skyjack donated a ... [more]
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RICO introduces Pegasus ELITE series counterbalance
Rico brings standardization to its newest four-wheel Pegasus ELITE series Counterbalance truck. The vehicle is designed based on Rico’s original heavy duty Pegasus Series foundation but in a standard chassis design and standard, industrial certified components. [more]
New BOLZONI AURAMO Single Double Pallet Handler: Strong, Safe and Reliable
Bolzoni is celebrating its 70th year anniversary and is proud to present the new Single Double Pallet Handler - DS-DK Series - to the North American market.
New Big Joe equipment solutions coming in 2016
Big Joe plans to continue its rapid product development initiative in North America with the launch of up to five new products by the end of 2016. [more]
Eisenwerk Martinlamitz (EWM) relies on tough equipment from Hyster
After several years of testing, Eisenwerk Martinlamitz now exclusively relies on the robust materials handling equipment from Hyster, which is designed specifically for use in iron and steel works. [more]
Preview: Narrow Aisle to exhibit at TCS&D Show
Find out how UK’s most successful cold store operators use Narrow Aisle’s Flexi AC Cold Store (CS) articulated trucks to improve handling efficiency at their chilled and frozen storage facilities at the TCS&D Show. [more]
TEU Thailand attends International Exhibition at BITEC Bangkok
TEU Thailand’s sole agent attended the International Exhibition on Material Handling Technologies, Equipment& Accessories at BITEC Bangkok from 2-4 September. TEU was proud to part of the exhibition and reports great success. [more]
Weigh directly and accurately from the seat of your forklift Australasia News
National Weighing & Instruments introduce the WT 25 / WT45 trade approved forklift scale, which allows you to weigh any product from 1kg to 2500kg accurately and confidently. [more]
Industrial projects in UAE attract global attention
Air cargo logistics and manufacturing among top sectors targeted by global players at Materials Handling Middle East.
Solutions for warehousing costs optimization at CeMAT Russia 2015
CeMAT Russia 2015 will be held in Crocus Expo IEC on September 22 - 25, 2015. The event will highlight process solutions and equipment for warehouses, transport and logistics companies, retail networks, logistics centres and terminals in various industries.
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With expected 1,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries and 93,000 visits from more than 70 states and regions, the CILF is a practical platform for worldwide industrial players and buyers to network face-2-face, and share the latest trends. [more]
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Key practices for safer operations revealed 8 weeks from now
Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our November 5th feature: 'Safety Plans'.

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: Orbit, Ausfork, SICK Inc., H & K Equipment and CY.PAG Srl, 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. [more]
Key practices for safer operations revealed 8 weeks from now
Reduce the Total Cost of Operation and Improve Safety
RICO introduces Pegasus ELITE series counterbalance
New BOLZONI AURAMO Single Double Pallet Handler: Strong, Safe and Reliable
New Big Joe equipment solutions coming in 2016
Eisenwerk Martinlamitz (EWM) relies on tough equipment from Hyster
Preview: Narrow Aisle to exhibit at TCS&D Show
TEU Thailand attends International Exhibition at BITEC Bangkok
Weigh directly and accurately from the seat of your forklift
Industrial projects in UAE attract global attention
Solutions for warehousing costs optimization at CeMAT Russia 2015
Find all your logistics, handling, shipping and transport solutions at CILF
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• Forklift Rentals

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In The Discussion Forums
"Mr Dougherty is retiring. He is selling the dealership to Gregory Poole. The Dougherty locations that fall into Lift One Hyster territories will be sold by GP to Lift One. I know because I work at Dougherty. The changes are scheduled mid October.".
james_n, United States
"I know that most of the manufacturers offer a rear door for the operator compartment of stand-up forklifts. How many forklift users have rear doors on their stand-up forklifts? What have been the results of the use of the rear protective doors for the operator?".
tabbat, United States
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