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Our congratulations go out to two sets of winners this week - both gaining glory in Birmingham in recent days.
Firstly, well done to the eight forklift operators heading through to the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year finals early next year.
The heats held in Birmingham as part of the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) selected eight out of 40 operators from around the world.
Best wishes also to the winners of the prestigious Design4Safety Awards, also announced at IMHX 2016, and especially to Toyota Material Handling UK which landed awards in two categories.
While materials handling is a competitive industry, with players of all sizes chasing sales and marketshare, it's good to see contests of skill and of ideas. These serve as a reminder of what this industry is really about - people!
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

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Adelaide, SA National transport and logistics company Northline is investing in a new purpose-built $23 million Adelaide transport and logistics facility, part of a $98 million national investment in creating new facilities ... [more]
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Springvale, Vic Adaptalift Rapid Parts has introduced a new parts catalogue, showcasing a comprehensive range of fast-moving forklift parts and accessories. The new handbook-size catalogue is aimed at technicians, workshops ... [more]
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New products at IMHX
UNITED KINGDOM Even though it has been less than four months since the materials handling showcase of CeMAT, there were plenty of new products and services on show at the International Materials ... [more]
End of the line for Omega Lift
CANADA The assets of Omega Lift have been sold to Hilco Industrial Acquisitions Canada for an undisclosed sum. Toronto insolvency firm KSV Advisory has released its final report on the ... [more]
Hiab revamps mid-range loaders
GERMANY Hiab has renewed its mid-range loader cranes with 24 new or updated models. The new mid-range cranes are designed for the growing market in the 20 T segment and available ... [more]
Komatsu adds Southwest Materials Handling
UNITED STATES Southwest Materials Handling Co. (SWMHCo) has been named Komatsu Forklift’s North Central Texas dealer. Founded in 1966, SWMHCo is a second-generation family-owned and -operated distributor of new and ... [more]
Port of Sunderland upgrades fleet
UNITED KINGDOM One of the UK's largest municipally owned ports is strengthening its partnership with Cooper Specialised Handling as it enhances its materials handling capability. Port of Sunderland has taken delivery ... [more]
2016 Design4Safety Awards winners unveiled
The winners of the prestigious Design4Safety Awards have been announced by BITA at IMHX 2016, recognising innovation across the materials handling industry. � Six categories acknowledged achievement in automation, industrial ... [more]
Operator finalists selected
UNITED KINGDOM Philip Contento of Convatec has secured a spot in the RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year finals after winning the last heat. The heats were held in Birmingham ... [more]
Genie updates boom lifts
UNITED STATES Terex AWP has launched a new generation of boom lifts, the Xtra Capacity XC Series.�All Genie XC booms combine the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted range ... [more]
Japanese giants eye emerging countries
JAPAN Major Japanese forklift makers are developing operations in emerging economies, aiming to stay competitive by capitalising on these growing markets, according to the Nikkei news service. The report notes ... [more]
JCB apprentices engineer success
UNITED KINGDOM Eight JCB apprentices are celebrating their graduation with foundation degrees - without running up massive student debts. The group chose to ‘earn while they learn’ by becoming higher apprentices ... [more]
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SOLAS Method #2 and iForks prove attractive to 3PL providers
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MaxTruck 2T introduced to the market of United Kingdom
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