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Last year was a huge one. From the UK decision to leave the EU to the election of Donald Trump in the United States, there were so many surprises.
Materials handling went through its share of radical change, with the rise of Industry 4.0, the adoption of new energy technology and ongoing industry rationalisation.
But, amid all the change and uncertainty, the industry maintained its sense of community and duty, rallying to help out in times of disaster and getting behind all kinds of causes. Forklift businesses, large and small, also continued working together to improve operator safety and to raise public awareness about the risks.
As we enter a new year, there's no doubt there will be fresh challenges, and if we have learned one thing at Forkliftaction over the past 16 years, it is that forklift folk are as tough as the equipment they work with.
All at hope that we - our own team, our readers, our supporters and the industry as a whole - overcome any obstacles, embrace all opportunities and continue to enjoy the spirit of co-operation that makes this industry so special.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Another big year for materials handling
There was plenty of activity in the materials handling market in 2016 - and the market growth looks like continuing in 2017. Allan Leibowitz looks at the A to Z of the past year. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Opportunities loom after a tough year Australasia News
It’s been a tough year for business in Australia, but, despite the odds, a number of forklift businesses have expanded, increased their sales and brought new products to the market. ... [more]
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We wish all of our readers, contributors and sponsors the very best for 2017!
Almost 17 years on the net, Forkliftaction appreciates and thanks all involved.

Grown from a need to be informed and to reach out, Forkliftaction has connected thousands of businesses and over 67,000 professionals worldwide.
Within a challenging global economy and a rapidly evolving technical landscape the team at Forkliftaction remains committed to serve its community and industry, more than ever.
We are working hard and 2017 will bring some exciting new developments to our platform.

Thank you for all your feedback and support. Keep in touch!
Together we’ll make 2017 great. Best wishes,
The Forkliftaction Team


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Read our recent features:
• Easy lifting with attachments - November 2016.
• Lean Warehousing: Practice makes perfect - September 2016.
• Container handling - managing the move - April 2016.
• Sideloaders - Moving with the times - February 2016.
• Forklift safety - managing risks - November 2015.
• Forklift Build 101 - from design to build - June 2015.
• Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
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• Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
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• Australian market in focus - March 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - February 2015.


In The Discussion Forums
"On Saturday the Owner of Equipco, Carl Swanson died. What will this mean for the future of Equpco with YHG reducing the number of dealers. Looks like another Hyster/Yale dealer.".
malcolm1, United States
"Kb up till 80s or so ,hands down perkins. The asian built engs ,in my opinion are ecliping all others. They.dont seem to wet stack,burn your eyes,shake hard on idle or a pain to start. All I've ever owned were cats ,clarks, and whites with perkins that all behaved the same way. All outdated and on the way out. Rub".
Ruben, United States
"With the increaseing technology involved in forklifts and future automated forklifts (which are already filtering through) around the corner, is a huge wage increase imminent? I'm thinking more in line with factory maintenance fitters/maintenance engineers/maintenance electricians which is around a 36k basic plus bonuses and O/T.".
alain_prost, United Kingdom
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