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The European forklift industry has a lot on its plate: new Stage V EU emissions reductions measures, possible further reductions of noise levels, a potential revision of the Machinery Directive and the impact of Brexit.
And then there's the big one: the EU is considering regulation of data arrangements between industry players.
FEM head Olivier Janin has shared his views on these developments with Forkliftaction News and we include them this week.
It'll no doubt be a challenging time for all, especially the man who has to represent the industry to the bureaucrats!
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

TMHA adds elevated work platforms Australasia News
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has broadened its materials handling product range by introducing a new range of elevated work platforms (EWPs). TMHA national brand manager Bob Walmsley says ... [more]
Konecranes launches parts store Australasia News
Ingleburn, NSW Konecranes has launched an intuitive crane parts store to Australasia, making it easier for customers to find the parts they need, check availabilities and track orders. The new online ... [more]
Record court fines for failing to keep workplaces safe Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Almost 130 businesses and individuals were fined a record amount by the Victorian courts in 2015/16 for breaching OHS laws. New figures released by WorkSafe reveal 108 businesses and ... [more]
Warehouse deals for Logos, AMP Australasia News
Sydney, NSW The pace of industrial property development is picking up around Australia with Logos Australia and AMP Capital unveiling separate deals in Melbourne and Sydney, according to a report in The ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Data looms as big issue for Europe
The blurring of barriers between forklifts and warehouse automation is raising new issues about data ownership. Olivier Janin, secretary-general of the FEM, told Forkliftaction News during his visit to ... [more]
Konecranes signs giant financing facilities
FINLAND Konecranes has signed EUR1.5 billion (USD1.676 billion) unsecured financing facilities to fund the proposed acquisition of Terex’s MHPS business. The committed credit facility includes a syndicated EUR300 million (USD335 ... [more]
Rumours surround Omega Lift
CANADA Forkliftaction News has been unable to verify industry speculation about the demise of Omega Lift of Bolton, Ontario. The Omega Lift website is still active, but attempts to contact ... [more]
Snorkel appoints Turkish distributor
UNITED STATES Snorkel has appointed Armak Dis Ticaret A.S. as its official distributor in Turkey and CIS countries. Armak Dis Ticaret A.S., also known as Armak Machinery, is a newly formed ... [more]
East Coast ports tool up
UNITED STATES The Port of Cleveland will order a reachstacker to improve efficiency on the dock. This follows the recent commissioning of two new mobile harbour cranes to boost its vessel loading ... [more]
Emerging Leaders Conference a hit - Vernon Hills, IL, United States
Doosan to celebrate 120th birthday at IMHX - {--picture3--AlignRight--}Northampton, United Kingdom
Yale recognised for supply chain - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
MSM Hire adds Haulotte telehandlers
UNITED KINGDOM MSM Hire Limited has added the Haulotte HTL 3210 telehandler to its growing fleet range, following the recent purchase of Haulotte’s HTL 3510 telehandler.    Based in ... [more]
Mike Pruitt remembered
Veteran forklift dealer Mike Pruitt of Moorestown, New Jersey passed away on July 21, and was laid to rest last Saturday. He was 63. Mike's relatives, friends and employees ... [more]
Museum looks to replace veteran forklift
The days for an old friend at a Two Rivers museum may be numbered. Betty the forklift has chugged its way around factory floors for decades, but now, after ... [more]
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FB Chain Gauge 30TH Anniversary Edition available in Australia GB Power Transmission
The FB Gauge is the simplest and most accurate way to measure the ongoing serviceability of leaf and roller chain used in many applications including mast chains fork trucks. Make chain inspection a regular part of every service on the machines you are responsible for. FB Gauge can measure elongation and stretch in chain pitches from � inch  to 3 inch pitch in roller and leaf chain. The gauge compliments GB’s huge range of American BL and Europeans LL series leaf chain for aftermarket replacement of all types and brands of fork trucks operating in Australia.

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Your Focus (Blog)
Peter Harvey: Keep trouble at bay
Peter Harvey offers some advice to prevent the loading bay from becoming a disaster area. [more]
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4-Point Clamping Force Tester: the new option for Bolzoni Auramo carton clamps
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo will soon release the 4-point clamping force tester, the  optional equipment specifically designed to grant the correct factory set up of the home appliance and carton clamps. [more]
Big Deals on Big Forks from Arrow Material Handling Products
In the market for BIG Forks for your Wheel Loader, Forklift or other large machine? Then Arrow’s first ever sale on the company’s famous high strength, fully heat treated alloy steel forks is something you won’t want to miss! [more]
KEYSHOCK Impact Abuse Alarm for Equipment
KEYTROLLER’S KEYSHOCK is a simple extremely rugged, very affordable,  stand-alone impact alarm and monitoring system that is used on variety of vehicle and machine applications [more]
Baseplan Software and Kennards Hire Poioneer New Site
In an industry-first, the Kennards Hire website is now fully-integrated into the Baseplan Enterprise system. [more]
IT solutions meeting the challenges of today’s fast-paced logistics environment featured at IMHX 2016
As internet retailing continues to grow, supply chain operators face even greater pressure as customers demand faster delivery times. [more]
Special purpose vehicles for disposal logistics
HUBTEX container transporters make organising sewage and similar treatment plants easy. Wastewater treatment, waste incinerator and waste disposal companies count on containers as load carriers for their logistics purposes. [more]
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Looking for a better way to separate your people and plant?
Today’s workplace has become frantic. With
ever-increasing pressure to remain competitive in the global marketplace, we need to get jobs finished and out the door sooner. The bulk of workplaces rely on human effort to assemble, count, move and process a variety of goods. The tendency to work at a faster pace can increase the risk of making mistakes. Unfortunately, when it comes to people inadvertently walking into the path of a moving vehicle, or a driver not seeing a pedestrian in the vicinity, there is often never a second chance.

In an attempt to separate people and plant, marked walkways go some of the way to improve safety but compliance is not assured and the boundaries easily breached. It would be ideal if pedestrians and vehicles could be wrapped in protective bubbles to avoid injury in event of collision between. Though this is not practical, Orbit Communications may be able to offer you the next best thing - a virtual and invisible safety “bubble” that helps keep your people and vehicles apart.

Orbit’s BodyGuard i-Tag system is a pedestrian detection and warning system that provides an adjustable sized safety exclusion area around your vehicles to keep people and plant apart.

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Lean warehousing - show why you are leaders in the industry
The fast paced and global supply chain in which companies operate and compete, calls for optimal efficiency in the warehouse.

Forkliftaction News is tackling lean warehousing, exploring the principles and how businesses are coping.
Are there smart tactics that can help them succeed?

In a special feature scheduled for publication in September, the Forkliftaction journalists will explore trends, challenges and available technologies.

Do you have experience and valuable solutions to contribute to a lean warehouse? Share it with our readers. To enquire about this valuable opportunity contact us.

Click HERE to access previously published Special Features in Forkliftaction News.
FB Chain Gauge 30TH Anniversary Edition available in Australia GB Power Transmission
Looking for a better way to separate your people and plant?
Lean warehousing - show why you are leaders in the industry
4-Point Clamping Force Tester: the new option for Bolzoni Auramo carton clamps
Big Deals on Big Forks from Arrow Material Handling Products
KEYSHOCK Impact Abuse Alarm for Equipment
Baseplan Software and Kennards Hire Poioneer New Site
IT solutions meeting the challenges of today’s fast-paced logistics environment featured at IMHX 2016
Special purpose vehicles for disposal logistics
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