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If you follow the Chinese calendar, we've now entered the Year of the Monkey. Ironically, this year is not meant to herald exceptional good luck for those born in the Year of the Monkey (1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004), and they are advised to approach the year with a bit of caution!
Lucky colours this year are white, blue and gold, which may have significance for companies with those hues in their corporate livery.
Everyone at Forkliftaction takes this opportunity of wishing all our readers who celebrate this event the traditional greeting: 新年快乐, 万事如意!
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Lencrow builds network Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Lencrow Material Handling is looking for independent forklift dealers in regional Australia as it rebuilds the UniCarriers forklift dealer network. Managing director Ross Grassick tells Forkliftaction News that his ... [more]
Forklift trainer prioritises reliability and service Australasia News
Underwood, Queensland A Queensland not-for-profit forklift training provider says it chose Toyota forklifts for its Underwood facility because Toyota met its criteria better than others. Blueprint Employment and Training operations manager ... [more]
Manitou launches new boom lift Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Manitou has released the MAN’GO 12 diesel boom lift to the Australian, New Zealand and Oceania markets. Released in Europe early this year, the latest addition to the French ... [more]
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MLA’s super-sized clearance sale of ex-fleet Linde Reach Stackers Australasia News
  • Prices from $175,000 + GST*
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Egemin Automation buys Retrotech
GERMANY The KION Group and its automation brand, Egemin Automation, have extended their North American presence by acquiring Retrotech, an established US systems integrator of warehouse and distribution solutions. ... [more]
New heavy trucks from Linde
GERMANY Linde Material Handling pulled out of container handling three years ago when Konecranes acquired that side of its business, but it was an "open secret" that it would be developing ... [more]
Skyjack launches TH Series
UNITED STATES Skyjack last week launched its new TH Series telehandlers at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, showcasing a line of machines designed from the ground up. Emissions compliance was ... [more]
Strongco delivers first C Series
CANADA Canadian-headquartered mobile equipment vendor Strongco has landed the first two Konecranes C Series reachstackers in the country. The reachstackers are the latest addition to the range launched two years ... [more]
Record earnings for Palfinger
AUSTRIA Palfinger Group recorded steep growth in 2015, according to its latest financial statement. Revenue rose by 15.7% from EUR1,063.4 million in 2014 (USD1,191.53 million) to EUR1,229.9 million (USD 1,378.10 ... [more]
CFAO brings Toyota to Ghana
GHANA CFAO Equipment, a leader in industrial and construction equipment supplies, has introduced Toyota Material Handling into the Ghanaian market, according to Business Day Ghana As a specialised division of ... [more]
Flexi offers pallet relocation
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Warehouse Systems, the warehouse planning and design consultancy services division of intralogistics solutions specialist, Narrow Aisle Ltd, is promoting its  Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR) and sprinkler systems as ... [more]
Gas detector goes wireless
FRANCE French explosion-prevention specialist CentrExpert has launched a wireless system to detect gas and combustible vapours accessible on Android tablets. The CENTREX system is certified for gas detection by INERIS ... [more]
Used Kipors fill the gap
SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s Smith Power Equipment (SPE) is finding a growing market for refurbished, second-hand forklifts in tough economic times when cash can be a rare commodity. The business recently ... [more]
Conference calendar takes shape
While many in the industry are focused on CeMAT in Hannover in May, the materials handling event calendar for 2016 is heating up. Organisers are expecting more than 1,500 ... [more]
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Are you the new Managing Director of Lisman Forklifts Asia?
Lisman Forklifts Group, worldwide leading wholesaler of used forklifts, is looking for the suitable candidate to replace the current MD, who has decided to repatriate to the Netherlands.
We look for an international sales-driven, highly educated candidate with extensive relevant experience in and strong affinity with MHE, to manage a team of 10 co-workers, from our 5000 m� warehouse located in Klang, near KL - Malaysia.
Do you think you have the skills to become a Leader in used forklifts? Check our website for a complete job description.

Please Contact:  t +31-30-6884884;  w;  e send an email

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Quick and safe: HUBTEX Electric Multidirectional Sideloader
J. u. A. Frischeis GmbH relies on HUBTEX multidirectional sideloaders for order picking and the storage of large-scale timber plates. The quick assembly order picking platform and the wire guidance are part of the project's special characteristics. [more]
Skanlog Norway upgraded beverage transportation to Rocla AGVs
Upgrading to Rocla AGVs increased the efficiency and reliability of Skanlog's system and warehouse management. 20 Rocla AGVs handle floor-to-floor pallet transportations of beverages at Skanlog's fully automated warehouse in Norway. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo roll clamps: not only for paper!
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range of attachments, conceived with the purpose of optimizing each specific handling requirement, allowing forklift operators to enlarge the application field, versatility and performance of their lift truck. [more]
RICO: New Trucks. Rentals. Certified-Used.
RICO Manufacturing delivers innovative solutions for material handling with their unique range of new, rental and certified used engineered equipment, with capacities ranging from 1,000 to more than 400,000 lbs. [more]
New product prevents overhead crane-related accidents
Keytroller unveils state-of-the-art overhead crane warning LED spotlight. - It is estimated that between 900 to 1,100 crane-related injuries occur each year in the United States, costing on average between $205,000 and $490,000, depending on the severity. [more]
Turkey: a very promising market for intralogistics providers
Materials Handling EURASIA is approaching, the leading intralogistics trade fair for Turkey and neighbouring countries. It will be staged in Istanbul in March as part of WIN EURASIA Automation, a multi-show synergy powerhouse that’s expected to feature 1,500+ exhibitors. [more]
Maximise your exposure for greater success at Modex
Enjoy greater success for your Modex exhibit through capitalising on better exposure with Forkliftaction's exceptional pre-show packages. [more]
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HYSTER RS45-31CH full container stacker. 2008, 5 high. Full cabin with heater / aircon. Excellent working order, NETT PRICE ?. 145.000,-- (FAS Rotterdam or Antwerp)

TEREX TFC45, full container stacker, 1999, 5 high,  GREAT CONDITION, Full cabin with heater,  NETT PRICE ?. 95.000,-- (FAS Rotterdam or Antwerp).

TERBERG RT282 TERMINAL TRACTOR, 2002, 4 x 4, NETT PRICE ?. 24.500,--

BS Forklifts: phone +31 (0) 162 52 19 13 or send a message.
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NEXT WEEK’S SIDE LOADER FEATURE: a special report 6 years in the making
It has been six years since Forkliftaction last did  a feature story on Side Loaders. So what’s changed within this period?

On February 18th, find out about the latest technologies and innovations adopted by leading manufacturers as they meet the changing needs of their market. Gain insight from some of the most interesting Side Loader applications adopted by leading businesses today.

Forkliftaction Feature’s draw on some of the industry’s brightest minds. Glean insight from leaders in the Side Loader market: BP Handling Technologies, Orlaco, Combilift, Hangchca, Hubtext and Valmar.

Don’t miss our very Special Feature on the world of Side Loaders, February 18th.
More information? Contact us.

Are you the new Managing Director of Lisman Forklifts Asia?
NEXT WEEK’S SIDE LOADER FEATURE: a special report 6 years in the making
Quick and safe: HUBTEX Electric Multidirectional Sideloader
Skanlog Norway upgraded beverage transportation to Rocla AGVs
Bolzoni Auramo roll clamps: not only for paper!
RICO: New Trucks. Rentals. Certified-Used.
New product prevents overhead crane-related accidents
Turkey: a very promising market for intralogistics providers
Maximise your exposure for greater success at Modex
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Coming up in 2016:
• SIDE LOADERS: February

Contact us to contribute.

Read our recent features:
• Forklift safety - managing risks - November 2015.
• Forklift Build 101 - from design to build - June 2015.
• Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
- April 2015.

• Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
- April 2015.

• Australian market in focus - Mar 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - Feb 2015.


In The Discussion Forums
"One of my customers is currently refreshing counter balance training for there operators as a lot of them have no idea about the Toyota SAS system. Another customer, I had reach truck operators asking how to adjust forks as they wouldn't fit in the pallet & several asked what buttons on the truck did. Another customer moaned there reach truck didn't have creep travel on it, he hadn't found how to activate it.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
"How's everybody doing with the new engine (introduced on 2015 models)? I took delivery of my first units with this replacement for the Mazda second half of last year. I've got seven of them in service now. Initially, they've performed without any significant issues. Just some grumbling on the maintenance end that they are more difficult to work on due to the cluttered engine compartment.".
Beeker, United States
"Update so far: Had the Starter rebuilt and it runs great now, replaced the old leaky LPG tank, replaced the ignition key switch that was sticking and leaving the starter engaged! and it runs pretty good now. Next major issue is there are NO BRAKES at all. On the ground it's fine but on concrete it rolls one way or the other and gains momentum quick, so the good news is the bearings are good :-).".
briankb, United States
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Upcoming Events
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4. CEMAT 2016
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