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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.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

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 NewsEditorial 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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Kevin Hill: Maximising warehouse productivity
Kevin Hill shares vital tips to reduce downtime and increase productivity within the warehouse. [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]
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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]
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Updated Cat 48V electrics: feel the difference
Wanted: Used Flexi articulated forklifts
Keep your people safe around mobile plant in the workplace
Two new additions to Hubtex portfolio to mark company anniversary
SOLAS Method #2 and iForks prove attractive to 3PL providers
Pinpoint handling wastage in your warehouse
VESHAI New 2016 Products: Multifunction Equipment Vacuum Lifter series
How technology is helping shape the global maritime industry
ICHCA Australia Luncheon Melbourne 23rd November
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