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You never can tell. That’s what makes the business world so interesting. One minute, it looks like the mega-merger between Terex and Konecranes is chugging along. Then we hear that Chinese industrial heavyweight Zoomlion has  its eye on Terex, and the process comes to a halt.
As we report this week, Terex is now looking at a USD3.3 billion offer from Zoomlion which must be very, very tempting. It will be interesting to see how this plays out - and what happens to Konecranes in the process.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Toyota continues market domination Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) says it secured its highest marketshare on record last year, delivering over 4,500 forklifts in 2015. The company’s marketshare climbed from 32.4% in 2014 ... [more]
Forklift purchases likely after Fastway sale Australasia News
Napier New Zealand courier service provider Fastway Ltd may make changes to its forklift fleet to handle increased volumes after its acquisition by Middle East-based Aramex, which provides logistics and transportation ... [more]
Revised Kalmar enroute to WA Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia The first of the recently revised Kalmar Series 2 DCT90-45E7 empty container handlers to arrive Down Under is on its way to serve in Western Australian ports. According to ... [more]
Nation's highest honour for industry stalwart Australasia News
Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory Brian Hoare received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours announced this week. Hoare was involved with the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) as ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Bid could topple Terex-Konecranes deal
UNITED STATES Observers are closely watching Terex Corp after a takeover bid by China’s Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co. The Chinese suitor is threatening the merger between Terex ... [more]
Cargotec buys maritime software company
FINLAND Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire Interschalt maritime systems AG, a specialist software and service provider to the maritime industry. Cargotec says the acquisition will complement its strategic ... [more]
Doosan’s big trucks enter production
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan Industrial Vehicle has begun production of the latest additions to its 7-Series range. The new 18 T and 25 T models, previewed last year, represent the largest-ever capacity ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
TVH, Alimal AB, Kalmar [more]
Valley marks 60th anniversary
UNITED STATES Youngstown-based Valley Industrial Trucks (VIT), a dealer and servicer of CLARK, Doosan and Sellick Forklifts as well as other materials handling equipment, this year celebrates its 60th anniversary of operation ... [more]
Egemin automates BASF
NETHERLANDS Egemin Automation has installed a fully automated storage and distribution system at BASF France at the Breuil-le-Sec site, located to the north of Paris, for the handling of pallets and ... [more]
MHEDA honours 39
UNITED STATES Thirty-nine materials handling distributors have been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016 by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). ... [more]
Henningsen chooses Crown
UNITED STATES Henningsen Cold Storage, one of the largest warehousing companies in the United States, turned to Crown Equipment Corporation when it built a cold storage facility at Hillsboro, Oregon. “Our ... [more]
Yale’s 400,000th truck help Oxfam
UNITED KINGDOM To celebrate production of the 400,000th truck at its plant in Northern Ireland, Yale Europe Materials Handling has made the largest single charitable donation in its history. As the ... [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"Has anybody heard anything about what is going on between Kion and Deutz? On Deutz's website there was a press release in December about the two companies stregthening their partnership with a new Deutz engine for Kion's premium forklifts (Linde and Still?) up to 55kW which, if I'm not mistaken, would replace the current VW engines. On Kion's site however there is zero mention of this.".
RobJob, Canada
"That truck model is at least 30+ years old. I was with A-C when A-C for some unique reason bought Weight-Mate and it disappeared some time prior to 1982 (my guess 1978/9).".
johnr_j, United States
"I have heard some horror stories on the C-5 and also some good stories. Feedback i am getting is crown is still working on it. People seem to think they have had plenty of time to get it right. We are not going to purchase any as the new yale with the psi motor is working out very well.".
triumphrider, United States
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