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As the financial reporting season rolls on, it will be interesting to see what trends emerge.
This week, the giant Finnish Cargotec group reveals positive performance, although it has had to restructure one division to cope with softer markets.
There seems to be plenty of positive sentiment at the moment, but there’s also caution as some geographic markets are still struggling, and certain market sectors remain subdued.
Those manufacturers with diverse operations seem to be best equipped to weather the storms and get through challenging times.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Narrow Aisle signs Australian deal Australasia News
Dandenong, Victoria Narrow Aisle Ltd, the UK articulated forklift manufacturer, has signed a new six-year distribution agreement with Flexilift Australia. Flexilift Australia will be the sole distributor of the Flexi series ... [more]
Finalists compete for ASCL Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia has announced the finalists for the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics (ASCL) Awards. The finalists for the Industry Excellence Award, which ... [more]
Qld worker out of hospital after accident Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld A Brisbane tradie has been released from hospital with bruising after being pinned to a wall by a small forklift at a worksite west of Brisbane. AAP quotes an ... [more]
Freight council website offers green info Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) has introduced the Sustainable Freight website to provide easy access to ‘green freight’ information for SA’s $8 billion a year transport and logistics industry. ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Cargotec reports growth
FINLAND Cargotec’s sales increased 15% in the first nine months of the year to EUR2,753 million (USD3,122 million), while orders rose 2% reaching EUR2,733 million (USD3,099 million). The last quarter ... [more]
Jungheinrich buys stake in Australian dealer
GERMANY Jungheinrich has bought a majority stake in NTP Forklifts Australia, one of the largest dealerships in the country. The purchase price and the size of Jungheinrich’s shareholding have not ... [more]
TVH buys Rentaclamp
BELGIUM TVH Group has acquired all the shares of Rentaclamp (Coventry) Ltd. Rentaclamp is a UK-based company that offers new and refurbished attachments for forklifts, and workshop or onsite repair ... [more]
New CEO named for merged entity
UNITED STATES Terex Corporation has named John L. Garrison, Jr. as chief executive officer and president effective from November 2, 2015, at which time he will also become a member of the ... [more]
Bobcat delivers first T35105L in UK
UNITED KINGDOM Bobcat has delivered its first T35105L telehandler in the UK to equipment rental company Readyplant Ltd. The company, based in Croston in Lancashire, received the telehandler from Wigan-based Norwest ... [more]
Kalmar wins EUR45M Colombia orders
COLOMBIA Kalmar has secured significant orders from Sociedad Portuaria Region de Cartagena (SPRC) and Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena SA (Contecar) which fall under Port of Cartagena Group in Xolombia. ... [more]
Raymond launches new model
UNITED STATES The Raymond Corporation has introduced the new Model 7310 4-D Reach-Fork truck with four-directional travel capability. The 7310 4-D includes new features to help operators work with maximum efficiency ... [more]
UniCarriers pilots service offering
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation has successfully piloted a new UniVersal Service program in Louisville, Kentucky.    The program provides for factory service to be performed onsite by a manufacturer-educated master ... [more]
Vanhemelrijck reflects on 30 years
BELGIUM Forklift sales manager Daniel Vanhemelrijck recently marked his 30th anniversary in the industry in Belgium. His career began accidentally, while working as a salesman for a company selling parts. ... [more]
CCF’s bid wins charity MOFFETT
FINLAND Building products distributor CCF Limited, part of Travis Perkins plc, was the highest bidder in the MOFFETT charity truck-mounted forklift auction. CCF placed the winning bid of EUR53,000 (USD60,000) ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Cheryl Bikowski: Preventing warehouse disasters
There are numerous reasons for forklift accidents in warehouses, but many preventable problems occur frequently, according to Cheryl Bikowski.. [more]
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Cascade to Exhibit at Logistica 2015 in November
Cascade, the global leader in providing material handling solutions, including sophisticated forklift attachments and custom forks, will exhibit at Logistica 2015 in Utrecht The Netherlands from the 10th till the 13th of November. (Stand 11D034) [more]
Lift Depot chosen as an authorized dealer by CLARK Forklift
London, Ontario - Lift Depot Ltd announced today that they have been appointed the distributor for CLARK Material Handling Company for Southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Weigh Point's WP91625 Walkie Scale - accurate and cost effective
Why select the Weigh Point (WPI) system? WPI’s patent pending assemblies won’t bind because of precisely mating the scale to the truck.  The results are a remarkable max. error of 1 part in 500*. [more]
Greater versatility for enhanced productivity in warehousing and distribution
Bolzoni Auramo's recently introduced MZ-model fork positioner, with capacities ranging from 2500 to 3500 kg, is recommended for distribution, warehousing and logistic operations, and is designed to provide a practical solution for a variety of handling operations and pallet sizes. [more]
Warehouse One choose Flexi
Warehouse One, the Cheshire-based storage and distribution solutions specialist, has upgraded its materials handling equipment with introduction of Flexi AC articulated forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd. [more]
Delta-Q to introduce new IC Series battery chargers at CeMat Asia 2015
Delta-Q Technologies today announced that its newest IC Series motive battery charging solutions, the IC900 and IC1200 Industrial Battery Chargers, will make their international material handling debut at CeMat Asia 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Hall W1, stand K1-4) [more]
Veshai's Walkie Stacker with economical Rotating Paper Roll Clamp
Veshai's RC series multi-function, economical attachment is specially designed to handle paper rolls and other reel-type materials such as drums, tubes, etc. [more]
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]
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]
CeMAT ASIA 2015 Interprets Smart Logistics
The leading annual logistics event in the Asia-Pacific region - CeMAT ASIA 2015 will take place from 27 October. Themed “Smart Logistics - Digitalization and Automation”, the event has been historically expanded from the previous 3 halls to 4. [more]
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Cascade to Exhibit at Logistica 2015 in November
Lift Depot chosen as an authorized dealer by CLARK Forklift
Weigh Point's WP91625 Walkie Scale - accurate and cost effective
Greater versatility for enhanced productivity in warehousing and distribution
Warehouse One choose Flexi
Delta-Q to introduce new IC Series battery chargers at CeMat Asia 2015
Veshai's Walkie Stacker with economical Rotating Paper Roll Clamp
New Big Joe equipment solutions coming in 2016
RICO introduces Pegasus ELITE series counterbalance
CeMAT ASIA 2015 Interprets Smart Logistics
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In The Discussion Forums
"I've been in this business over 30 years now and I know all too well what I'm dealing with. It's unfortunate how the industry has changed. But, adapt and survive.".
batman, United States
"The down time for these units was and still is very low. A twenty year old unit that is down not moving product is not producing revenue for the user is just so much scrap metal in the way. The replacement units usually have been up graded from the last time the units were replaced.".
triumphrider, United States
"Unless we have written instructions for modifications from technical services we don't carry them out. We have carried out plenty of modifications to older machines over the years to bring them up to meet newer safety / legal standards but only after written instruction from technical services. ".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
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