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It’s the time of year when analysts stick their necks out and make bold predictions for the year ahead. News has watched from the sidelines for many years, but we’ll take a stab this year.
Here are our five picks for the next 12 months:
1) We haven’t seen the end of mergers and acquisitions at the big end - and there will be at least one mega-merger this year.
2) Safety and ergonomics will outstrip fuel-economy as a key feature of new machines rolling out in the year ahead.
3) We’ll see the big machines getting bigger and the smaller narrow-aisle models getting nimbler and stronger.
4) Rental will continue to forge ahead, especially in China.
5) News will remain a vital part of your information network in the next 12 months.
I hope that we’re right with at least one of these tips - especially if it’s the last one.
Stay tuned .
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich, Heli join for rentals
CHINA Jungheinrich AG and Anhui Heli Co. Ltd. (Heli) have announced a joint venture for materials handling equipment rentals in the Chinese market. Jungheinrich and Heli will each hold ... [more]
Fork-Co acquires Unit Load Handling
UNITED STATES Fork-Co USA has announced its acquisition of 100% of the stock of Unit Load Handling Systems and of Trading Point.    Fork-Co USA supplies standard ITA/FEM forklift forks, ... [more]
Clark boosts manufacturing footprint
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling Company has announced an expansion of its Lexington, Kentucky manufacturing facility which will significantly increase CLARK’s under-roof manufacturing in Lexington by more than 200%. ... [more]
Magni enters US market
UNITED STATES Italian telehandler manufacturer Magni will enter the US market this year. The company already has one dealer in the country, Paramount Equipment LLC in Union, New Jerrsey, but it ... [more]
I.D. Systems wins follow-up order
UNITED STATES I.D. Systems has received an order through its strategic channel partner, Southeast Industrial Equipment Inc. (SIE), to supply its PowerFleet wireless industrial vehicle management system (VMS). SIE will deploy ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
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Forklift design blamed for death
UNITED STATES The design of a Raymond forklift is being blamed for a 2014 workplace fatality at a Roanoke warehouse. Family members of George Demian, who was killed at the Elizabeth ... [more]
Safety recognition for Narrow Aisle - Tipton, United Kingdom
Raymond supports STEM - Greene, NY, United States [more]
Momatt shows off Komatsu range
MEXICO Komatsu Forklift has announced the opening of the largest showroom and demonstration facility in Mexico by Momatt, one of its authorised dealers in Mexico. These facilities are fully equipped ... [more]
Officials summoned over crane bribery
INDONESIA Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission has summoned the former financial director of state port operator Pelindo II along with other officials to testify against their former chief, Richard Joost Lino. ... [more]
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Elopak chose Rocla’s automation solution for pallet handling
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Lencrow are Looking for Like-Minded Forklift Suppliers
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Lonking establishes strategic partnership with TVH
Lonking has established a strategic partnership with TVH and appointed TVH as the official distributor of Lonking forklift parts for the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). [more]
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New Nevada head office open for business
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In The Discussion Forums
"I can tell you that making a generalization with regard to manufacturing from such a large country as China or region as Asia, is unjust. As with American manufacturers, the spectrum of the quality and pricing is just as diverse as it is in the Asian market.".
OCTANEVP, United States
"You might want to call a couple dealers, talk to the rental manager, in your area and ask the why they don't offer sweepers /scrubber rentals, based on their websites. Two I have had past acquaintances with that do or did represent Crown Lift Trucks.".
johnr_j, United States
"Can anyone help??? we have a Rocla TEM25 multi directional truck but the wheels have gone out on alignment. any ideas how to fix this.".
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