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The International Monetary Fund should be praised for its proactive stance, calling on the major economies to prepare contingency plans in the face of a "highly vulnerable" economic climate.
The latest IMF report warns that a fragile global recovery has been weakened by financial market turbulence, falling oil prices and diminished growth prospects in China and other emerging markets. It calls on the world's 20 largest economies to keep pursuing growth strategies they have already unveiled, but to also develop additional measures that could be implemented quickly if growth keeps wilting.
Meanwhile, financial reporting from the major materials handling manufacturers continues to defy the odds, with plenty of growth and the prospects of more to come.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Work resumes after scissor lift fatality Australasia News
Adelaide, SA The CFMEU is expecting a gradual restart to construction work at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital following the completion of a range of safety checks. The ABC reports that ... [more]
Qube, Brookfield stalk Asciano Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Observers are closely watching the battle for port and rail operator Asciano, after reports  rivals Qube and Brookfield Infrastructure are considering a joint bid for the company. Both ... [more]
apicsAU adds Lean course Australasia News
Parramatta, NSW apicsAU will partner with Supply Chain Squared for a series of lean supply chain workshops. Supply Chain Squared is a specialist manufacturing and supply chain consultancy practice focusing on ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

MHEDA honours suppliers
UNITED STATES Twenty-two materials handling supplier companies have been awarded the inaugural MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2016. MHEDA, the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, created the award to ... [more]
UniCarriers Americas chief shares vision
UNITED STATES James Radous was recently appointed president of UniCarriers Americas. His appointment comes at a crucial time in the organisation’s history, during its integration into the Mitsubishi group. Radous shares ... [more]
KION adds Reliable Forklift Sales
UNITED STATES KION North America Corporation has announced the appointment of Reliable Forklift Sales to its dealer network.    Locally owned and operated, Reliable Forklift Sales is based in Phoenix, Arizona ... [more]
FIT represents Continental
UNITED KINGDOM Tyre specialist First Industrial Tyres (FIT) has been named as Continental Specialty Tyres’ exclusive agent for the north east of England. This appointment is part of the expansion of Continental’s ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America, Santana Equipment Trading Company, Bluff Manufacturing [more]
Crown adds four-wheel counterbalance model
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the Crown SC 6000 Series, a four-wheel outdoor version of its warehouse forklift. The electric sit-down counterbalance forklift offers a number of features ... [more]
Briggs supports Teenage Cancer Trust - Cannock, United Kingdom
US vice president visits Konecranes - New Orleans, LA, United States
New course targets unsafe behaviour - Chesterfield, UK [more]
Strong sales for Doosan 7 Series
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK is seeing a significant increase in sales of its new 7 Series 48 v electric counterbalance range.    Since the 7 Series launch in September ... [more]
Kalmar forklifts for sawmill
SWEDEN Kalmar has received an order for nine forklift trucks from Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood, timber and paper. The order comprises ... [more]
IPAF launches new learning tools
UNITED KINGDOM IPAF certified instructors have been given a preview of new learning tools that are set to enhance IPAF’s full training program for operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Stuart Taylor: Forklift attachments - right tools, wrong skills?
Attachments have extended the uses of forklifts, but Stuart Taylor warns that care is needed when using them. [more]
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Presenting the Latest in Material Handling Solutions at LogiMAT
Cascade, the global leader in lift truck attachments, forks, accessories and material handling solutions, will exhibit at LogiMAT 2016 in Stuttgart, March 8-10, 2016 - Stand 8C01, Hall 8. [more]
Space-saving storage is now an easy move for anyone
Thanks to 'Flexi Warehouse Systems’ new adjustable pallet rack (APR) and sprinkler reconfiguration technology it has never been easier or cheaper for warehouse operators to maximise the space-efficiency of their buildings [more]
Baseplan Software Website Launch
Baseplan Software Group has announced the official launch of their new corporate website, which boasts a brand new design, reflective of the corporate services and customer focus they provide, world-wide. [more]
Your first look at MODEX 2016
MODEX 2016,  April 4-7, 2016 will provide attendees  with access to over 800 exhibitors, showcasing the latest manufacturing and supply chain equipment and technologies. Here are a few of the company highlights on offer at Modex 2016. [more]
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Discover TVH’s battery regeneration, diagnostic & maintenance technology (Energic Plus�) and give your batteries a second life.
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]
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]
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]
Deutsche Messe and international trade fair company ITE Group are co-organizing the premier of CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA. [more]
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5 weeks until MODEX! Make your promotions count
Enjoy greater success for your Modex exhibit through capitalising on better exposure with Forkliftaction. Let us partner with you to promote your name, your stand and your products and services to an established and targeted materials handling audience.

Top value: pre-show campaignMake contact with potential buyers before your exhibit; become a ‘must see’ for visitors at Modex 2016.

Want more information? Contact us!
St�rke - Dealers Wanted
Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision
5 weeks until MODEX! Make your promotions count
Presenting the Latest in Material Handling Solutions at LogiMAT
Space-saving storage is now an easy move for anyone
Baseplan Software Website Launch
Your first look at MODEX 2016
Give your batteries a second life with TVH’s Energic Plus�
Bolzoni Auramo roll clamps: not only for paper!
Unveiled: CYBERWATCH state-of-the-art affordable equipment monitoring
RICO: New Trucks. Rentals. Certified-Used.
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In The Discussion Forums
"Just an update on PSI engine. Just had another coolant tube o ring go at 1500 hours, and a water pump at 3800 hours on another. All on the same day......mmmh ! Mind you these units are never shut off. Run basically 24/7 but I still feel too soon to be having these issues.".
geoff_g, Canada
"And to answer your other question, the biggest infraction that I see when guys are taking the practical examination is either failing to shoulder check, or not cradling their load properly.".
Austan, Canada
"I would agree though that saying "rebuilt" is a play on words and is a little less than truthful to say the least.".
mike1234, United States
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Upcoming Events
1. MODEX 2016
Atlanta, United StatesApril 4th to 7th     [more]
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Perth, Australia1st to 2nd June 2016     [more]
4. Asia Warehousing Show 2016
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