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Those watching financial reports to get a feel for the market would be buoyed by Jungheinrich’s latest results, showing a 13% revenue jump in the last quarter (compared to 2014). The German giant notes a global market expansion, with growth in most markets - except Eastern Europe and segments of the Chinese market.
Things are not as good for other manufacturers, especially those making heavy materials handling equipment.
Oshkosh Corporation revenues fell more than a third in the last quarter, with access equipment down almost 20%, attributable largely to a slow-down in the order rate in North America.
And it’s even worse at Manitowoc, where third quarter net income dropped a staggering 93% from the same period last year.
So, it’s hard to draw any sweeping conclusions from the diverse performances.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Manitou launches all-terrain telehandlers Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Manitou has introduced the MHT-X 790 and MHT-X 1490 telehandlers to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Able to lift up to 9 T and with maximum lifting heights ... [more]
First Big Lift contest draws big cheers Australasia News
Auckland, New Zealand and Salisbury, Queensland, Australia Forty forklift drivers participated in the first The Big Lift forklift competition held at the Big Boys Toys lifestyle expo showcasing everything masculine. The competition was organised by East ... [more]
Supply chain winners named Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Winners of the 2015 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards were announced at the Dockside Pavilion in Sydney last week. Run by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich on growth track
GERMANY Jungheinrich appears to be on track to achieve its goals for the 2015 financial year, reporting a 13% income jump in the last quarter. The value of incoming ... [more]
Access equipment fall hurts Oshkosh
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Corporation revenues fell more than a third in the fourth quarter, with net income dropping from USD77.8 million to USD50.3 million. Results for the fourth quarter of fiscal ... [more]
Manitowoc seeks new CEO amid falls
UNITED STATES As crane maker Manitowoc sees a sharp decline in third-quarter earnings, Glen Tellock, president, chairman and CEO of Manitowoc, has resigned. Tellock, who had been with the company ... [more]
Crown expands Ohio facility
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has completed an expansion project that doubled the size of the company’s electronics assembly plant.    Employees at the New Bremen, Ohio facility manufacture and assemble ... [more]
Trelleborg acquires CGS
SWEDEN Trelleborg has signed an agreement to acquire CGS Holding a.s., a Czech supplier of agricultural, industrial and specialty tyres. The acquisition is subject to approvals from relevant authorities and ... [more]
New S150 from Sellick
CANADA Sellick Equipment has added a new model to its rough-terrain forklift range. The new S150 can lift 15,000 lb. (6,800 kg) at a 24 in.(60 cm) load centre, and ... [more]
CHEP invests in Malaysia - Selangor, Malaysia
American Crane hosts students - Douglassville, PA, United States [more]
Konecranes delivers ARMGs to Khalifa
FINLAND Konecranes will deliver 10 more automated rail-mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) to Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. Deliveries will take place at the beginning of 2017. This ... [more]
Kalmar delivers six RTGs in Mexico
FINLAND Contecon Manzanillo Sociedad Anopmina (CMSA), the Mexican subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), has taken delivery of six Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The Port of Manzanillo ... [more]
MODEX aims for 24,000
UNITED STATES Material Handling Industry America (MHI) is expecting more than 24,000 delegates at MODEX 2016, the third edition of the expo. MODEX 2016 has booked 24,000 sq m of ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Wayne Chornohus: Forklift safety a clich�?
Wayne Chornohus asks what it will take to have forklift safety regarded more seriously. [more]
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New Big Joe walkie reach and J2 Joey coming in January
Big Joe plans to continue its rapid product development initiative in 2016 beginning with the new PDSR walkie reach truck and J2 Joey low level order picker. [more]
Flexi’s cask task
Electric-powered articulated forklifts from Narrow Aisle Ltd's  Flexi range are helping the iconic real ale brewer, Timothy Taylor,  to optimise handling and storage efficiency at its site in Keighley, Yorkshire. [more]
HUBTEX Steering system HX
The sideloader specialist HUBTEX sets new innovative standards for its core product electric multidirectional sideloader. [more]
Avoid Forklift Accidents with Essential Safety Products from TVH
TVH believes that safety is important everywhere forklifts are used. From warning lights to back up alarms and everything in-between, TVH has you covered with our wide range of products to keep you, your forklift and your workforce safe. [more]
TEU hosts dealers in Baltimore
TEU’s American agent last month held an introduction and marketing event in Baltimore for forklift dealers. Dealers were given an opportunity to test TEU products and familiarise themselves with the brand.
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]
Total battery solution from EnerSys for Turkish airports ground operations
Turkish Ground Services (TGS) - the joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Havas - has improved the performance, efficiency and reliability of the electric vehicles that support its operations at six major airports across Turkey with the latest battery systems from EnerSys. [more]
TOP 8 ready for tough competition at Operator of the Year India final
‘Forklift Operator of the Year India 2015’ launched by Praguna, ThinkLink Learning in partnership with RTITB UK, has entered into its final phase where Top 8 operators will compete for the coveted title. [more]
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What’s your safety action plan?
On November 19th Forkliftaction News will publish a comprehensive report on safety.

The ‘Safety Plans’ feature will  cover key observations from experts in the field about the main safety issues seen in materials handling operations today. Read valuable insights about operator training, changing legislation, and valuable safety innovations over the past few years.

Featuring contributions from leading companies: Orbit, Ausfork Training, SICK Inc., UniCarriers, Cy.Pag, H & K Equipment, Alphaplan, Real Telematics and Warehouse Safety.

On 19th November, arm yourself with Forkliftaction’s ‘Safety Plans’ report.

Want more info? send an email. [more]
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What’s your safety action plan?
Clear snow Left AND Right by simply turning the Snow Plough over
New Big Joe walkie reach and J2 Joey coming in January
Flexi’s cask task
HUBTEX Steering system HX
Avoid Forklift Accidents with Essential Safety Products from TVH
TEU hosts dealers in Baltimore
RICO introduces Pegasus ELITE series counterbalance
Total battery solution from EnerSys for Turkish airports ground operations
TOP 8 ready for tough competition at Operator of the Year India final
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"In Europe 40 to 80% (depending to the country) of the new trucks on the market are sold with LTR or Full Service contracts. Because the forklift business floats in the "deeply red ocean", the operational costs and the market value of the second hand machines (remember the residual value of the machines calculated in LTR contracts) are highly significant.".
Karait, Poland
"In the US we have a population of ~330 million people, in the world there are ~7.3 billion folks, they are are individuals all with our own story tell. Just be a good listener & you may just learn "new' stuff as you pass through. But with than many folks it sure is hard to get a majority agreement or even a significant minor agreement.".
johnr_j, United States
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