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|If you had a feeling that we've been seeing a lot more product launches over the past year, the UK Fork Lift Truck Association has provided indirect evidence that innovation seems to have stepped up.
The association notes that it has received a record number of entries from companies across the globe for its Annual Awards for Excellence and has named 25 products in its short list.
The number of new products or updates in the past year must certainly run to three digits as we seem to cover at least one or two each week. And then there was the crop of new products at CeMAT and other shows.
What does this all mean? It must signify that things are looking up for the industry. Clearly, if the market was depressed, manufacturers would be hard-pressed spending on R&D, production retooling and marketing. So the plethora of product must indicate a healthy state of affairs, which is supported by the recent positive financial results and outlooks we have reported.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Easy lifting with attachments
What if you have something that is not an ordinary load? Melissa Barnett takes a look at the world of attachments, why they are such vital pieces of materials handling equipment and how technology is influencing current attachment design.
Attachment manufacturers are born problem-solvers. Show them a load-lifting problem and they’ll more often than not find a solution. Lifting an awkward size or shape presents the forklift driver with a distinct set of problems; these are exacerbated when the load is large, heavy or bulky. Product damage is most commonly the result of a poorly lifted item, but safety and efficiency can also be compromised [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|TEC spreaders debut in Melbourne Australasia News|
Albion, Qld TEC Container Asia Pacific has secured orders for its first two BA-030E spreaders in Australia, with the units expected in Melbourne at the end of the month.
TEC director ... [more]
|Appeal leads to conviction and fine Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A Footscray warehouse operator has been convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over an incident in which a ... [more]
|ALC summit tackles diversity Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW More than 100 people from across the supply chain gathered last week in Sydney at the second Australian Logistics Council Diversity & Inclusion Summit to identify how to attract the ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Electrovaya enters forklift battery market|
CANADA Canadian battery maker Electrovaya has launched a lithium-ion ceramic product line for the Class I and II forklift markets.
The forklift market is heavily dominated by lead-acid battery ... [more]
|Manitou adds Lilly to network|
UNITED STATES French all-terrain materials handling equipment maker Manitou has added The Lilly Company to its dealer network.
The Lilly Company operates 12 locations, including Memphis, Kingsport, Jackson, and Knoxville in ... [more]
|North Dakota dealer for JCB|
UNITED STATES JCB has extended its North American dealer network with the addition of AgPro Equipment Services of Hettinger, North Dakota. The dealership will be known as AgPro JCB and will offer ... [more]
|Crown founder remembered|
UNITED STATES James�Frederick�Dicke�died at home on November 11, 2016 at the age of 94, following a struggle with cardiac issues.�
A longtime New Bremen, Ohio resident, Jim (as he was known) ... [more]
|Liebherr delivers three LHM 550s|
GERMANY Liebherr Maritime Cranes recently delivered a new LHM 550 mobile harbour crane to the Port of Helsingborg, with two similar units going to Container Terminal St. Petersburg.
Port of ... [more]
UNITED KINGDOM Anilox Laser Technology, a manufacturer of quality metal rollers and sleeves for print machinery, has chosen Lowestoft-based Nexen Lift Trucks as the preferred supplier for its new electric counterbalance forklift. ... [more]
|Record entries for FLTA awards|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association has received a record number of entries from companies across the globe for its Annual Awards for Excellence 2017, setting its nominations committee its toughest ... [more]
|Container database helps SOLAS compliance|
FRANCE A database of container technical details launched by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) has now been loaded with the details of almost 3 million containers. With the International Maritime ... [more]
|HELI, Linde win innovation awards|
CHINA The first China Industry Truck Innovation Awards (CITIA) were presented at CeMAT earlier this month, with two HELI products winning gold while Linde Robotics also picked up a gold medal. ... [more]
|Industry 4.0 dominates CeMAT Asia|
CHINA CeMAT Asia together with five related shows attracted 78,443 trade visitors over four days earlier this month.
The six logistics and materials handling events were held in parallel with ... [more]
|Prevent your staff from being hit or crushed by vehicles in the workplace|
Even in regular working conditions, drivers can struggle to see what’s around their vehicle. When vehicles and pedestrians work near each other, blind spots and poor visibility conditions increase the chances of an accident. These accidents can be fatal. Families can lose their loved ones and you could even lose your business.
According to Michelle Baxter (SafeWork Australia CEO), “120,000 Australians are seriously injured at work each year and tragically 240 die as result of work related injuries.”
Pedestrians and vehicles don’t mix...and here is why:
A woman has been transported to an Auckland hospital in a serious condition after a forklift accident at a Rotorua manufacturing plant. Read the full article HERE.
If you want to make sure no one gets hurt and staff go home at the end of each day, the BodyGuard i-Tag is the perfect solution to improve safety around vehicles in the workplace.
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|Reducing Product Damage, One Carton Clamp at a Time|
Cascade Announces New, Industry-Leading J-Series Carton Clamps [more]
|Interthor - a World of Material Handling Options|
The Interthor range of products ensures that the user always has the correct equipment when transporting, handling or lifting goods on pallets or in boxes, reels, drums etc. using our flexible carriage system. [more]
|A Battery Built for Cold Storage Applications|
Douglas BatteryT Legacy� Arctic Battery: Built for More Powerful Performance in Cold Storage Applications [more]
|The New A.T.I.B. Products Release|
A.T.I.B. will is to confirm its position as one of the greatest Italian forklift attachments and masts manufacturer and to expand its presence all over the world increasing its competitiveness and maintaining its reputation for the high quality of its products and services. [more]
|UNIT LOAD HANDLING SYSTEMS: Custom & Standard Attachments|
At Unit Load Handling Systems we manufacture attachments to standard specifications comparable to other makers, and we excel at designing and building customized versions. All at standardized pricing and delivery times. [more]
|An Extendable Counterweight With Extendable Opportunities|
Hoist Liftruck's FR Series transforms with just the push of a button. This extendable counterweight is the ideal machine for machinery movers and riggers. [more]
|Breathe New Life Into Your Forklift with the Right Attachment|
TVH is the exclusive worldwide dealer of CAM, a manufacturer of high quality, reliable, ISO-certified lift truck attachments. [more]
|Fork Mounted Attachments from Arrow Material Handling Products|
Arrow Material Handling Products (Arrow) is a leading supplier of fork tines for all sizes and styles of forklifts and material handling equipment. So, how we find ways to make fork tines even more useful? With fork mounted attachments! [more]
|Attollo manufactures the first Rotating Dual push pull clamp|
With close collaboration with the end user Attollo has successfully implemented an innovation that will revolutionise the warehousing and distribution industry. [more]
|The US Competitive Material Handling Partner: Bolzoni Auramo Inc.|
With the widest range of lift truck attachments in the market, on the US territory, BOLZONI AURAMO Inc., based in Homewood, IL, is active in the design, production and distribution of lift truck handling equipments. [more]
|"Heavy metal" for tough, demanding applications|
Europe�s leading fork manufacturer Vetter made the leap into the absolute heavyweight league when it started producing large forks, so-called "BIGForks", in 2012. [more]
|MaxTruck 2T “made in Sweden” establishing Partner network|
MaxTruck has signed Exclusive Dealer Agreements with Plant Supply Ltd (Wales and South West of England), AMVAR Handling Solutions Ltd (West Midlands) and Eastern Forklift Trucks Ltd (East Anglia).
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- 5738 Kalmar DRF450-65S5X, YEAR 2008, 45T Laden Reach Stacker, 5-High. View more
- 5242 SMV 28-1200LB, YEAR 2007, 28T Counter Balance Forklift, 4.0 m Lifting height. View more
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