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|It feels like we just ended one financial reporting season and another kicks off. This week, we hear from Haulotte, which is reporting solid performance in Europe and a rebound in the Asia Pacific. The flip side is a slowdown in North America and poor performance in Latin America.
The sluggishness in the US is confirmed by the latest 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. But that forecast of all industrial sectors does single out materials handling equipment investment as a bright spot, saying it is likely to strengthen over the next three to six months.
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|United becomes sole CAT distributor Australasia News|
Perth, WA United Forklift and Access Solutions has become sole distributor of Cat Lift Trucks throughout Australia after acquiring the distribution rights in Queensland and the Northern Territory from Hastings Deering. ... [more]
|Loscam switches to Linde Australasia News|
Huntingwood, NSW Packaging solutions provider Loscam Australia is renting seven Linde 393 Series 3.0 T forklifts for its Wetherill Park operation in south-western Sydney.
Forklifts are particularly important for the business, ... [more]
|Dematic chosen for Toll DC Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW The Toll Group is working with Dematic to develop a distribution centre (DC) in Sydney designed to cater for the growing e-commerce/fashion market.
The 32,000 sqm centre with advanced ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Materials handling investment rises as other sectors fall|
UNITED STATES Modest equipment and software investment growth is expected for the rest of 2016 after a dismal first two quarters.
According to the Q4 update to the 2016 Equipment ... [more]
|Haulotte sales rise 11% YTD|
FRANCE French equipment maker Haulotte Group recorded third quarter sales of EUR104 million (USD114.19 million), taking its year-to-date sales revenue to EUR343.4 million (USD 376.98 million) - 11% up on the ... [more]
|Genie hits Italian milestone|
ITALY Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has marked a production milestone as the 1,000th Genie Z-33/18 articulating boom rolled off the production line at its Umbertide facility in Perugia, Italy. ... [more]
|Colruyt moves to hydrogen|
BELGIUM By Luc De Smet
Belgian retailer Colruyt Group will this week receive the first 75 of 200 drop-in PEM fuel cells which it will install in its class 3 ... [more]
|Freddy Brown remembered|
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift pioneer Freddy Brown passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 16, with his wife at his side, after fighting a brave battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Brown is best ... [more]
|Liebherr’s giant Caribbean delivery|
GERMANY Liebherr Maritime Crane has delivered the biggest mobile harbour crane of the Caribbean to Kingston Wharves Limited in Jamaica.
In November 2015, Kingston Wharves ordered the first Liebherr ... [more]
Crown recognises dealers
- New Bremen, OH, United States
Riwal on the road to business award
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
American Crane & Equipment marks Manufacturing Day
- Douglassville, PA, United States
Fuel cells in focus
- Berlin, Germany [more]
|HELI marks listing anniversary|
CHINA Chinese forklift maker HELI has marked the 20th anniversary of its listing on the Shanghai stock market.
Anhui HELI Co., Ltd was officially listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange ... [more]
|Excel Laminating goes electric|
UNITED KINGDOM Excel Laminating has called on Impact Handling to electrify its forklift fleet, taking delivery of four new 3 T electric forklifts as the sheet material manufacturer moves away from gas-powered ... [more]
|Briggs Equipment launches asset finance division|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has launched a new asset finance division, BE Finance, to provide tailored funding to support customers' growth ambitions.
Established to offer greater customer flexibility and ease of ... [more]
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|Updated Cat® 48V electrics: feel the difference|
Responding to feedback from its dealer network, Cat® Lift Trucks has introduced a number of important changes to its already popular 1.3 to 2.0 tonne, 48 volt, electric counterbalance trucks. [more]
|Wanted: Used Flexi articulated forklifts|
To meet an upsurge in demand for refurbished Flexi articulated trucks, Narrow Aisle Ltd is appealing for Flexi users whose fleet is due to be upgraded to contact them. [more]
|Keep your people safe around mobile plant in the workplace|
Improve safety between pedestrians and vehicles at your work site using BodyGuard pedestrian proximity warning system. Visit us to find out how. [more]
|Two new additions to Hubtex portfolio to mark company anniversary|
With the company celebrating its 35-year anniversary, Hubtex presented two new groups of products - MaxX and FluX - to mark the opening of its new production facility in Fulda on 2 September. [more]
|SOLAS Method #2 and iForks prove attractive to 3PL providers|
SOLAS Method #2, computing VGM container weights, has proven especially attractive to 3PLs that consolidate LCL shipments. Inbound shipments are weighed and registered on the lift truck that offloads them. The ERP calculates container weight when compiling the loading list.
|Pinpoint handling wastage in your warehouse|
Pinpointing where you can innovate your warehouse floor plan and the yield it returns to the bottom line is identifying and eliminating wastage. [more]
|VESHAI New 2016 Products: Multifunction Equipment Vacuum Lifter series|
Veshai Vacuum lifter series are specially design for handling different kinds of heavy plate, board and glass, useful for installing steel board and glass wall and moving materials such as granite and marble. [more]
|How technology is helping shape the global maritime industry|
The container shipping industry has had an unsteady journey over the past 5 years, driving companies to look to more innovative ways to streamline operational costs, provide higher value services and increase overall productivity [more]
|ICHCA Australia Luncheon Melbourne 23rd November|
DP World Australia COO Max Kruse will discuss DPW's developments in landbridging and inland terminal developments [more]
|Target your audience before they search Google: Forkliftaction|
Does your online advertising suffer from high bounce rates or low conversion rates? Does your website score well in traffic but lack in stickiness?
You may focus your marketing spend on improving the visibility of your brand with search engines, while ignoring to develop your brand there where your customers ‘hang out’ before they search.
Pulling in customers when they turn to search engines is an inevitable challenge. Targeting your customers before they go searching for alternatives, helps you win from your competition.
Forkliftaction helps develop strong brands. Ask us how.
For more information contact our team.