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|It was 16 years ago today - Thursday 7 July, 2000 - that the first edition of Forkliftaction News was distributed.
It was not only the first email newsletter for the materials handling market, but one of very few email news services around at the time.
That edition had just two news stories: Crown Equipment Corporation winning two design awards and Clark Equipment Australia securing a distribution deal for Fantuzzi.
We've come a long way since then, and this week marks our 777th edition.
It is appropriate at this stage to thank all the Forkliftaction staff,past and present, for their contributions and to acknowledge the hundreds of supporters - contributors, advertisers and industry players - who have made it all possible. Thanks for your ongoing encouragement and assistance and we look forward to working with you for at least another 16 years!
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|United lands CAT pantograph Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW United Forklift is poised to start distributing CAT’s new pantograph NR20-23 forklifts.
“The remarkable performance and superior precision of the NR20-23/ND18 series sets industry-leading efficiency and productivity benchmarks, all ... [more]
|Views on dangerous goods sought Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released proposed improvements to the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.
NTC chief executive Paul Retter ... [more]
|Quatius Logistics signs new lease Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Quatius Logistics has signed a new lease over a substantial office and warehouse complex at Eastern Creek.
The Sydney Morning Herald quotes Savills saying Quatius will move into the ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Honeywell buys Intelligrated|
UNITED STATES North American-based automated materials handling solutions provider Intelligrated has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell in a transaction valued at USD1.5 billion.
Intelligrated’s 2016 sales are ... [more]
|TVH acquires GDI|
BELGIUM Belgium’s TVH Group has continued its acquisition spree, buying the shares of French company GDI Group.
GDI Group is the European leader in the supply of replacement glass ... [more]
|Shangli details restructure plan|
CHINA A week after breaking its silence over its “terrible period”, Chinese manufacturer Shangli has revealed some of its restructure plans.
A company spokeswoman tells Forkliftaction News Shangli is back ... [more]
|Hiab completes R&D lab|
SWEDEN On-road load handling equipment manufacturer Hiab has completed its R&D investment in Hudiksvall, Sweden. The new state-of-the-art laboratory is part of an investment of EUR2 million (USD2.22 million), originating from ... [more]
|Konecranes orders for Bristol Port and Jebel Ali|
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Konecranes equipment features in two recent sizeable orders - one through Cooper Specialised Handling in the UK and another in the Middle East.
Cooper Specialised Handling, building on a ... [more]
|FLTA revises guidance on refresher training|
UNITED KINGDOM The UK’s Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has updated its legal advice on the frequency of forklift refresher training for operators.
FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey says regular ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
Heli Americas, Snorkel UK [more]
|Ranger Lift Trucks expands|
UNITED STATES Ranger Lift Trucks has completed the expansion of its operations with a new facility in Baytown and an office in New Braunfels, Texas.
The new facility is part ... [more]
|Linde rolls out Roadsters|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling is offering Roadster versions of its E20 to E35 series forklifts, doing away with the A-pillar to improve visibility.
The German forklift giant says it is ... [more]
|Gregory Poole wins port deal|
UNITED STATES Gregory Poole Lift Systems has delivered five new Hyster H450HD-EC Empty Container Handlers to the Virginia Port Authority, fulfilling the need for additional cargo-handling equipment to cope with increasing port ... [more]
|RTITB extends competition deadline|
UNITED KINGDOM RTITB is extending the entry deadline for the International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016 competition until 5th August, giving employers more time to enter their operators into the global ... [more]
|Dancers hurt in forklift fall|
MEXICO Eight young revellers were injured at a dance party on Mexico's southeast coast when the forklift tray they were dancing on came crashing down from a great height.
According ... [more]
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|Stellana US Inc. Announces New Polyurethane Tire Smoothy®90|
Stellana US Inc., a global manufacturer of molded polyurethane and rubber wheels and tires, is happy to announce the addition of Smoothy®90 to its family of polyurethane press-on tires. [more]
A fleet of Flexi HiMAX articulated forklift trucks is at the heart of a new high-bay warehouse recently opened by one of the UK’s leading suppliers of disposable products and packaging to the food industry [more]
|New Hyster B238 Series Serious About Meeting Customer Demands Australasia News|
The pilot truck for Hyster’s new B238 series 16 to 18 tonne range of heavy duty forklifts has recently reached Australian shores and those seeking heavy duty trucks engineered for maximum dependability in the most demanding applications are certain to appreciate the many benefits they offer. [more]
|Hangcha Europe GmbH open for business|
No. 1 exporter for the past 10 years, to shorten the delivery and service time from Hangcha, we now have about 50 stock units of most popular forklift models and 8,000-100,00 spare parts items on hand [more]
|The Battery Show Conference - Full Agenda Announced|
The Battery Show Conference (September, 13-15, Novi, MI) recently announced that the full agenda is available to view online. [more]
|Entry deadline extended for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year Competition|
Entry deadline extended for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year Competition
due to overwhelming demand, RTITB is extending the entry deadline for the International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016 [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo cares for seasonal handling|
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has a wide range of attachments suitable for fruit and vegetable handling during their farm to table journey. [more]
KEYTROLLER’S PRECISE high accuracy hydraulic forklift scale takes the uncertainty out of the new SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) container weighing regulations----now in effect as of July1st 2016. [more]
|RFID warns forklift drivers of critical points Australasia News|
In the case of industrial trucks with a driver’s seat, accidents involving a collision with people, other trucks, warehouse facilities or structural elements can be identified as the cause for approximately 40% of all accidents. [more]