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This is the last regular edition of 2015, and as some of the team take a short break, we’d like to wish a merry Christmas and Habari Gani for those marking Kwanzaa.
This has been a tough year on many fronts - natural disasters, terror attacks, economic weakness in some markets and plenty of other challenges. But we seem to have made it through - and some have done very well in the process.
We’ll examine some of those developments in our review of 2015 when we return on December 31st with a special edition looking back on the year that’s been and forward to what lies ahead in 2016.
Until then, enjoy your break if you have one, and we look forward to soon kicking off the new year with a renewed sense of optimism and purpose.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Cosmetics firm fined for forklift accident Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A cosmetics distribution company has been fined $75,000 after an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift. The Magistrates Court in Moorabbin charged ... [more]
AITA continues safety push Australasia News
Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) will continue to advocate for the safe operation of forklifts next year. Executive officer Sue Hart tells News that the association plans ... [more]
Championship final moves to CeMAT 2016 Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Visitors to CeMAT Australia 2016 can watch forklift operators battle for the top operator crown in Melbourne as well as hear how industry pioneers overcame problems and implemented solutions at ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Homestead offers Baoli
UNITED STATES West Virginia’s Homestead Materials Handling Co. has become one of the first dealers to offer KION’s Baoli line in the United States. President and CEO Richard Sinclair tells Forkliftaction ... [more]
TVH distributes Lonking parts
BELGIUM TVH has been appointed as the official distributor of Lonking forklift parts for the EMEA region. Lonking will rely on TVH for fast and efficient delivery of their ... [more]
Linde expands battery range
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has expanded its range of equipment powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology. In addition to the previously available T16 ION and Linde T18 ION pedestrian pallet trucks, ... [more]
Narrow Aisle targets Middle East
UNITED KINGDOM Narrow Aisle Ltd has appointed a business development manager to grow the market, especially in the Middle East. According to John Maguire, Narrow Aisle’s commercial director, “the Flexi articulated ... [more]
MEP visits Haulotte - Brussels, Belgium
IPAF steps up safety campaign - Cumbria, United Kingdom
Hyster engines honoured - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
ReachMaster adds tracks
UNITED STATES ReachMaster has introduced a new compact scissor lift which it claims “can travel places no other small scissor lifts have ever gone before”. The lift is mounted on tracks, ... [more]
Kramer adds telehandler
GERMANY Kramer has released a new compact telescopic handler with increased lift capacity and more power than its predecessor. The Kramer 2706 measures less than 2 m wide and offers ... [more]
Crown opens tech centre in Mexico
Crown Equipment Corporation and authorised distributor Momatt have expanded their presence in Mexico with the opening of a new technology demonstration centre at Momatt’s Toluca facility.    Joe Ritter, ... [more]
OSHA alerted after death
UNITED STATES The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been alerted after a Winter Haven man died from injuries sustained in a forklift accident at his workplace. The Polk County ... [more]
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Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo strengthen their fleet of Intelligent Home Appliance Clamps working at Bakers S.A. Ltd., South Africa. [more]
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Delta-Q Technologies has announced the introduction of two new IC Series battery charging solutions for use with electric forklifts, burden carriers and stock chasers. [more]
Cat Lift Trucks offers some tips and tricks to keep you alert
Safety first! Cat Lift Trucks has launched a new safety video to highlight the most common mistakes. [more]
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HECHA 1-2.5 ton LPG forklift ON SALE
To celebrate its eighth anniversary celebration - and Christmas and New Year, HECHA are pleased to announce a special promotion for 1.0--2.5 ton Gasoline & LPG forklifts this month.
OITE Trade Fairs to launch (OPMEX) from 8-10 February 2016
Amidst predictions of major growth for the packaging market and the logistics sector in the Middle East, OITE Trade Fairs prepares to launch the Oman Packaging and Material Handling Exhibition (OPMEX) in February 2016 in Oman.
International Warehousing and Supply Chain Exhibition to debut in Bangkok
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BOLZONI AURAMO Intelligent Clamps for Whirlpool Home Appliances
Maximise exclusion zone compliance around your vehicles
When Being Attractive Matters Most
New chargers from Delta-Q
Cat Lift Trucks offers some tips and tricks to keep you alert
KEYTROLLER’S START-SMART extremely rugged keypad ignition system
HECHA 1-2.5 ton LPG forklift ON SALE
OITE Trade Fairs to launch (OPMEX) from 8-10 February 2016
International Warehousing and Supply Chain Exhibition to debut in Bangkok
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