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We're reminded this week that materials handling is a PEOPLE business. And it's the passing of one of the industry's most loved and respected figures that reinforces this belief.
It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of veteran forklift executive Rolf Slobotzky, a pioneer in the materials handling industry in Latin America and a long-time contributor to Forkliftaction News.
Rolf Slobotzky is fondly remembered by all who worked with him and knew him and his loved ones will take some comfort in knowing that he made a difference.
Rest in peace, Rolf.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Sideloaders - Moving with the times
The sideloader market seems to be in flux. Changes in sideloader technology and the economy over the past few years have forced the market to re-examine what it really needs in sideloaders. Melissa Barnett looks at what these changes are and what they might mean.
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Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Toyota order comes with free car Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic A specialist warehousing, distribution and supply chain business in Melbourne’s western suburbs has won a Toyota Yaris motor vehicle in a promotion for which it qualified with its purchase of ... [more]
Independent dealer recruits staff for growing business Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Hystandard Handling Equipment has recruited five new staff this year, on the back of a strong order book. Sydney’s largest independent dealer’s January orders have equaled those from January to ... [more]
ALC lauds 15-year plan Australasia News
Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory Improving Australia’s supply chains by just 1% could boost the national GDP by $2 billion, says Australian Logistics Council (ALC) managing director Michael Kilgariff. Kilgariff made the comment in ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Brakes off for JV
GERMANY Brake technology solutions leader KNOTT has teamed up with VORTEX, an Indian specialist in electromagnetic brakes and couplings, to form KNOTT-VORTEX, a joint venture which will be formally established by ... [more]
KION opens Czech plant
CZECH REPUBLIC The KION Group has officially opened its state-of-the-art plant near the Czech town of Str�bro close to Plzen. The world's second-largest manufacturer of forklifts and warehouse technology has equipped its ... [more]
Motrac offers used equipment
NETHERLANDS Motrac Intern Transport has expanded its operations with the opening of a used equipment showroom in Apeldoorn. The new facility stocks between 450 and 500 machines, with current stock ... [more]
Hyster-Yale moves on Bolzoni
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling will buy Penta Holding S.p.A., the majority shareholder of Bolzoni S.p.A. The two entities have entered into an agreement for Hyster-Yale to buy 100% of Penta's ... [more]
Rolf Slobotzky remembered
MEXICO Veteran forklift executive Rolf Slobotzky, a pioneer in the materials handling industry in Latin America, has passed away at the age of 91. Long-time colleague Carlos Merlo,director general of ... [more]
Haulotte confident after ‘best quarters’
FRANCE French materials handling manufacturer Haulotte Group is reporting a 45% increase in consolidated sales in the fourth quarter, earning EUR134.5 million (USD149.73), up from EUR92.7 million (USD103.2 million) in the ... [more]
Jungheinrich expands network
GERMANY Following the acquisition of a dealership in Malaysia and the majority stake in NTP Forklifts in Australia in 2015, Jungheinrich is forging ahead with the expansion of its direct sales ... [more]
Genie to unveil new models
GERMANY Terex’s Genie brand will unveil four new products at bauma in Munich this April. Among them will be the GTH-3007 compact telehandler which promises “on-site productivity and cost-efficiency at ... [more]
CeMAT spreads to Indonesia
GERMANY The CeMAT materials handling show will debut in Jakarta, Indonesia next year through a collaboration between organiser Deutsche Messe and international trade fair company ITE Group. CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA ... [more]
Cargotec hails 2015 as milestone
FINLAND Cargotec president and CEO Mika Vehvil�inen is hailing 2015 as a milestone for his company. “The profitability improvement measures initiated two years ago were reached ahead of time, and the ... [more]
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Green logistics make business sense
Green logistics and warehousing is not just socially responsible and good PR: it makes sound business sense as well. ‘Green’ is more efficient and less likely to fall foul of legislation, whether current, impending or planned. Big companies, such as Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and DHL are good examples of big companies that have turned green values into their business. All size companies have a great deal of influence and control over the energy performance of their business.

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BP Handling Technologies: innovative design and engineering
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Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
Orlaco has a proper solution for every type of machine and application, from counter balance trucks to container handlers. Our systems provide the driver with view on blind spots while driving. [more]
Combilift is progressing well with new factory construction
Since Combilift’s announcement of its ?40 million investment in a new 46,000m� manufacturing facility and global HQ in Monaghan, construction work is under way. The company is on course to have the facility up and running by early 2017. [more]
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]
Valmar Handling: UK’s premier manufacturer of Sideloader products
Valmar, a leading independent Sideloader manufacturer and distributor within the global handling industry sector, have built an enviable reputation specialising in distributing Sideloader trucks over the last 20+years. [more]
The IONICT Profile Advantage by EnerSys
The EnerSys EnForcer IMPAQT+ charger with IONICT profile advantage converts a maximum amount of the available active material during the charge cycle. [more]
Unveiled: CYBERWATCH state-of-the-art affordable equipment monitoring
Keytroller, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, has a wireless hour, alarm, location meter for any machine in every application. [more]
EP - Go with trucks!
EP developed the EPT15ET with permanent magnet motor technology in 2010 with the aim of creating an affordable new model whilst increasing productivity and employee safety. In 2015 EP sold 22,000+ units of the same grade trucks worldwide. [more]
Teamed up to make the first brand of china rental
Anhui Heli Co. Ltd.(HELI) and Jungheinrich AG formally signed a joint venture contract in Shanghai, China. The venture is committed to carrying out a full range of electric and internal combustion industrial vehicle rental business in China. [more]
OECD and Adani Ports to speak at ICHCA International 2016 Conference
Olaf Merk from OECD and Capt. Sandeep Mehta from Adani Ports & SEZ will contribute to conference session looking in-depth at the impact of bigger ships on ports and logistics operations.
MODEX 2016 - The Line for Supply Chain Solutions Starts Here
There's a reason we call MODEX 'the Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth'. It's where 850 of the leading manufacturing and supply chain providers gather to showcase their latest and greatest solutions. [more]
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Green logistics make business sense
6 weeks until MODEX! Make your promotions count
BP Handling Technologies: innovative design and engineering
Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
Combilift is progressing well with new factory construction
Quick and safe: HUBTEX Electric Multidirectional Sideloader
Valmar Handling: UK’s premier manufacturer of Sideloader products
The IONICT Profile Advantage by EnerSys
Unveiled: CYBERWATCH state-of-the-art affordable equipment monitoring
EP - Go with trucks!
Teamed up to make the first brand of china rental
OECD and Adani Ports to speak at ICHCA International 2016 Conference
MODEX 2016 - The Line for Supply Chain Solutions Starts Here
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