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In the past, there was seldom mention of lithium-ion battery technology, but now barely a week goes by without some manufacturer at least testing the alternative energy source.
The groundbreaking work done by Tesla in the automotive space has demystified lithium-ion battery technology. Tesla put it out there for all to see with some impressive and sought-after cars that have captivated public attention. And it appears that materials handling, with its limited range and modest power requirements, is the perfect environment for further exploitation of the technology.
This newsletter contains two lithium-ion stories - but brace yourselves, because we have a feeling that we'll be hearing much, much more about the energy source in the months ahead.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

BISON gets international certifications Australasia News
Dunedin New Zealand tech company BISON has received OIML certification and type approval in Europe for its portable C-Jacks and C-Legs. These latest certifications mean shippers can now use BISON container ... [more]
Forklift used in Gold Coast heist Australasia News
Carrara, Qld A group of thieves used a forklift to smash their way into two businesses on the Gold Coast earlier this week. Just after 11.0 pm on Monday, the group ... [more]
NTC reforms making progress Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released its annual National Transport Reform Implementation Report which provides an independent assessment on how well nationally agreed transport reforms are being implemented. ... [more]
Safe Work issues Code for stevedoring Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Safe Work Australia has published the Model Code of Practice - Managing Risks in Stevedoring. The model Code provides practical guidance to assist stevedoring duty holders in achieving the ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Columbus McKinnon to buy STAHL CraneSystems
FINLAND Konecranes has signed an agreement with Columbus McKinnon Corporation for the sale of the STAHL CraneSystems business. Konecranes will receive cash proceeds of EUR224-230 million (USD240-247 million) from the ... [more]
Flux lands airport order amid delays
UNITED STATES Flux Power has secured its first commercial order for an 80V 600 amp airport ground support equipment (GSE) pack from a major GSE OEM, likely for delivery to a global ... [more]
Carrefour opts for lithium-ion
GERMANY Carrefour Italy has chosen a fleet of new EXU Li-Ion low-lift pallet trucks from STILL. The new lithium-ion batteries of the 66 trucks can be charged anywhere and at any ... [more]
Crown expands in Wisconsin
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new sales and service location near Milwaukee. The new facility will help meet growing customer needs in the Eastern Wisconsin (including ... [more]
Goldstar invests in new fleet from Cooper Handling
UNITED KINGDOM One of the largest container hauliers in the UK has taken delivery of a mixed materials handling fleet as part of a GBP1.2 million (USD1.53 million) deal with Cooper Handling. ... [more]
Freightliner chooses Hyster reachstackers
UNITED KINGDOM Freightliner is boosting operational efficiencies across its 13 inland rail sites with a new fleet of 10 Hyster reachstackers, supplied and maintained by Briggs Equipment. The UK’s top intermodal ... [more]
Wrap-around lift demonstrated
UNITED STATES Lombardi Lift has demonstrated a prototype of its wrap-around aerial lift, the Lombardi Lift. The Lombardi Lift attaches to an aerial boom in place of a standard work platform ... [more]
TVH debuts collision and pedestrian sensor
UNITED STATES TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the materials handling and industrial equipment industry, has added a high-quality collision sensor to its ... [more]
First order for new Kalmar container handlers
FINLAND Kalmar has received an order from the Port of Vienna's WienCont Container Terminal for three new twin lift-capability empty container handlers. Delivery is set for April 2017. The contract ... [more]
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MaxTruck 2T “made in Sweden” establishing Partner Network
MaxTruck with the unique MaxTruck 2T “made in Sweden” have met a huge interest from the international market of Material Handling. It has been a successful year for MaxTruck, establishing Partners in Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey and Argentina.

MaxTruck, the efficient and ergonomic forklift is ready for the global market and we are looking for Partners.

To find out more information about MaxTruck 2T and you are interested to become a partner in our network please contact us.

SEND AN EMAIL to Peter Claesson, Sales Director, or phone +46 70 6140102
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HELI grows in Canada
Early in 2010, HELI extended its CANADIAN dealer network with the addition of Techlift International, located at Quebec, CANADA. [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]
First Class Recycling with Bolzoni Auramo Bale Clamps
Among the European paper districts, the fourth in importance is based in Tuscany, Central Italy, and of course Bolzoni Auramo is actively co-operating with the paper manufacturing, recycling and logistic industries in the area. [more]
Safety First - Keep It Low
Modern manufacturing sometimes requires the movement of extreme weights on the production floor. Indoor transport of heavy loads around various machinery requires pinpoint accuracy and respect for the people working in the production facility. [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]
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]
A successful first year for the Used Trade Facility from Toyota
Toyota Material Handling opened their Used Trade Facility (UTF), a unit that is specialised in marketing of USED Toyota and BT material handling equipment in and outside of Europe. [more]
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachment
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachments that are proven to slash handling damage. [more]
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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.

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MaxTruck 2T “made in Sweden” establishing Partner Network
Target your audience before they search Google: Forkliftaction
HELI grows in Canada
UNIT LOAD HANDLING SYSTEMS: Custom & Standard Attachments
First Class Recycling with Bolzoni Auramo Bale Clamps
Safety First - Keep It Low
The New A.T.I.B. Products Release
Breathe New Life Into Your Forklift with the Right Attachment
A successful first year for the Used Trade Facility from Toyota
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachment
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