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This week's newsletter is dominated by the MODEX event in Atlanta, where the hot topics are automation and alternative fuels.
There were a number of product releases from the major players and many of them involved fuel options like hydrogen and lithium-ion which are fast making their impact felt.
Automation and intelligent, connected technology is also permeating the materials handling arsenal, with new applications on show by several exhibitors.
It looks like fleet owners are always looking for ways of working smarter, safer and with less environmental impact - and if they can save money along the way, all the better.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Linde restructures parts operation Australasia News
Huntingwood, NSW Linde Material Handling has recently completed a major restructuring of its Australia-wide replacement parts operations. The company is confident it now has the resources to allow it to ... [more]
TMHA welcomes latest apprentice intake Australasia News
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has inducted its latest intake of forklift apprentices in Sydney. The seven apprentices were drawn from the TMHA network around the country and accompanied ... [more]
NZ First promises rail Australasia News
Wellington New Zealand First is calling for reinvigoration of rail freight and lines around the country and a new link to Northport to handle Auckland freight. The call comes from ... [more]
Warehouses proposed for Butler Australasia News
Wanneroo, WA Wanneroo council is set to consider a proposal for a development including 16 warehouses in Butler. According to North Coast Times, the city received the application for the 6,719 ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

New products shown at MODEX
UNITED STATES One of North America’s biggest materials handling events, MODEX 2016, is starting its last day at the Georgia World Congress Centre. It has attracted around 25,000 attendees and more than ... [more]
All quiet at Shangli
CHINA Chinese manufacturer Shangli appears to have halted business operations. Industry sources have told Forkliftaction News that Shangli’s factory has closed and that an official bankruptcy announcement is expected soon. ... [more]
Hyster-Yale buys Speedshield businesses
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Group has acquired Speedshield Technology’s telematics installation and distribution businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. The acquisition provides Hyster-Yale with the exclusive distribution rights of these ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Briggs Equipment, Flux Power, UniCarriers Americas [more]
Telehandler reaches milestone
UNITED KINGDOM JCB has passed a major milestone - the production of the 200,000th Loadall telescopic handler. The Loadall was first manufactured in 1977, transforming lifting and loading tasks on ... [more]
MSI-Forks expands York County operations
UNITED STATES MSI-Forks, a leader in fork arms manufacturing, is expanding its existing operations in York County. The company is investing USD3.5 million to construct a larger facility and create 33 new ... [more]
Yanmar adds turbo
NETHERLANDS Yanmar is set to add three new turbocharged and aftercooled engines to its range, joining the company’s existing TNV family of common rail engines which are EPA Tier 4 final, ... [more]
AeroVironment launches intelligent chargers
UNITED STATES Charge system supplier AeroVironment has launched a new range of intelligent chargers for materials handling batteries. The new PosiCharge ProCore Series can be used for batteries ranging from ... [more]
Dealer praised for emergency help
UNITED STATES Virginia Forklift has been recognised for helping out in the wake of the recent tornado destruction in the town of Waverly, Virginia. The Richmond-based forklift dealer donated use of ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Nick Welch:Slow and steady always wins the race
Materials handling is not a sprint, if you want to do it safely, according to Nick Welch. [more]
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DStacker: a revolutionary pallet delivery system
The DStacker, from Meijer Handling Solutions, is a revolutionary pallet delivery system that can operate without electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic power. [more]
CeMAT 2016: Fronius repositions the Perfect Charging Division
Fronius will be revealing the new orientation of the Perfect Charging Division for the first time at CeMAT, the world's leading trade fair for intralogistics (Stand L09, Hall 26). [more]
EP launches PMM series
EP has adopted the revolutionary PMM (permanent magnet motor) technology into its forklift products, effectively increasing battery running time while reducing energy and production costs. [more]
Plug Power Tackling The Brave World of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
It’s safe to say that hydrogen fuel cells are changing the way the world works and plays and that starts with the material handling industry. Plug Power (Modex Booth #1023) looks at Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Material Handling. [more]
Forklift Driving - Comfortable and Safe
The issue of ergonomics has a long tradition in the history of  UniCarriers (CeMAT Hannover, Hall 26 Stand G09) and its original brands Atlet by UniCarriers and TCM. [more]
Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision
Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations and increased insurance premiums. BodyGuard i-Tag system uses the latest technology to significantly reduce the risk of collision between moving vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace. [more]
RTITB welcomes you to ‘International Operator of the Year 2016’
RTITB’s Operator of the Year competition recognises and celebrates the best and the safest forklift operators both in the UK and internationally. This year RTITB invite everyone to get involved, (you don’t need to have an RTITB certificate to enter) [more]
MHEDA’s 2016 convention just around the corner
Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers at the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s 2016 Annual Convention, April 30 - May 4, 2016, themed “Passion with Purpose”. [more]
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Wrap your head around the changing world of container handling
On April 21st, Forkliftaction News will publish an in-depth industry feature article to examine the latest trends in container handling with a special focus on new technologies employed in container handling forklifts, reachstackers and cranes. The feature will also explore the technological advances and the challenges anticipated to grow out of the establishment of the IMO/SOLAS Container weight verification law (coming into effect in July).

Forkliftaction Features draw on the insights of key industry leaders. Learn from contributors: CMS Transport, CombiLift, H & K Equipment, United Access Solutions, Olitek, Keytroller, Mobicon, Hyster - Yale, Isoloader, Kaup, Intermodal Supply and FTMH (Fantuzzi Team Material Handling).

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Wrap your head around the changing world of container handling
DStacker: a revolutionary pallet delivery system
CeMAT 2016: Fronius repositions the Perfect Charging Division
EP launches PMM series
Plug Power Tackling The Brave World of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Forklift Driving - Comfortable and Safe
Pedestrian detection and warning system reduces risk of collision
RTITB welcomes you to ‘International Operator of the Year 2016’
MHEDA’s 2016 convention just around the corner
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Read our recent features:
• Sideloaders - Moving with the times - February 2016.
• 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 - March 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - February 2015.


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