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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Rumours and speculation: there is always a lot of that going around. Just this week, we "learned" of a major acquisition that was swiftly denied by one of the parties.
The company was very co-operative in dealing with our requests for information - and the staff understood our obligation to follow up on the rumour. Sometimes, people are less accommodating, either ignoring our enquiries or even getting angry about the questions. And other times, they hide the truth, denying something which later is confirmed.
But, hopefully, most players in this industry realise that we're all in this for the long haul, and honesty is the best policy. In some cases, companies have revealed details to us 'off the record' with a request that we hold back until they're ready to officially confirm it, which, of course, we do. It's all part of the give and take of professional relationships.
So, if you hear something that you think we should follow up, please let us know.
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Back next week Australasia News
Australasian news will return on January 26. In the meanwhile, enjoy your time off if you are still on holidays and feel free to contact us with ... [more]
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Big events loom on the calendar
The materials handling industry is set for a busy schedule of exhibitions and conferences. Stuttgart will again host LogiMAT from March 14-16, which this year is being held against ... [more]
Bobcat launches new telehandlers
BELGIUM Bobcat has launched a new range of rigid frame telehandlers.�Manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontch�teau in France, Bobcat now offers a choice of 11 new telehandler models for the ... [more]
LiuGong produces giant stacker
CHINA LiuGong’s new CLG2450 45 T reachstacker rolled off the production line this month at LiuGong International Industry Park in Liuzhou in Guangxi province. As LiuGong’s first large-scale machine ... [more]
Seegrid doubles orders in 2016
UNITED STATES Seegrid has announced the completion of a successful 2016, in which it doubled orders based on increased demand from both existing and new customers. Seegrid ended the year with more ... [more]
Equipco’s Swanson remembered
UNITED STATES Colleagues, friends and industry leaders have extended condolences to the family of Carl Swanson, who passed away in late December. Carl was the owner of Equipco and was an ... [more]
Volvo chooses KION
UNITED STATES KION North America has announced an agreement with Volvo Car US Operations to provide materials handling equipment for the automotive manufacturer’s first American factory located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. ... [more]
Donnelly retires from Gregory Poole
UNITED STATES Richard Donnelly is retiring from Gregory Poole Equipment Company on January 31, 2017. Donnelly joined Gregory Poole in 1978 as a marketing consultant in the forest products division. ... [more]
Crown equips Live to Play Sports
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest materials handling companies, has helped Live to Play Sports, Canada’s largest and most experienced distributor of premium bicycles, parts and accessories, to make ... [more]
IFOY finalists announced
GERMANY Finalists have been named for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2017. Eleven trucks from Crown, Jungheinrich, kickTrike, SSI Sch�fer, Still, Torwegge and UniCarriers have been nominated ... [more]
Japan Airlines wins forklift competition
HONG KONG The 2017 Hactl (Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited) International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has been won by Japan Airlines, which achieved top place in both forklift driving and ... [more]
Movers & shakers
Alta Equipment Company, Barou Equipements [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Danny Maron: These boots were made for walking
One of these days these forklifts are gonna walk all over you, warns Danny Maron. [more]
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Miretti Americas: A world of material handling ex opportunities
Miretti is a market leader in the explosion protection of material handling, oilfield and coal mining equipment used in potentially explosive environments. Miretti offers both explosion proof equipment conversions and new EX trucks. [more]
Keep your people safe around moving equipment
When vehicles and pedestrians work near each other, the chance of an accident exists due to inattention, non-compliance with safety procedures and blind spots around vehicles. These accidents hurt your staff and their families and hurt your business.
Hoist’s Smart Screen Technology pairs well with new updates
Updated FR Controls with New Touchscreen Display. [more]
Warehouses see AGV automated guided vehicle population explosion
Warehouses with 30,000 to 50,000 pallets can benefit from AGVs. The cost implications depend on the tasks to be automated, as well as scale. Two-shift operations will see full ROI ... [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]
Forklift safety attachment specialist looks to establish global distributor network
Sumo Industrial & Allied Products Marketing Ltd is looking to appoint distributors and agents worldwide as it seeks to drive further sales growth for its Sumo Glove brand of forklift truck attachments. [more]
Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN: Wireless Hour - Alarm Meter
Solving the issue of how to monitor and track the usage and alarm conditions of equipment, Keytroller, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH LAN - a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-install wireless hour and alarm meter. [more]
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Don’t miss our summary of 2016
There was plenty of activity in the materials handling market in 2016 and Forkliftaction News tried to capture the events in 50 news editions.
To make sure that you have not missed anything, or to look back and steer your vision forward, read our “A-B-C of materials handling in 2016”, a comprehensive summary of the past year in materials handling.

Forkliftaction News will remain at the forefront during 2017 to report to you the fresh challenges, new developments, wins and losses in this industry.
And, as always, we rely on our large community of experts for their tips, encouragement and their unwavering passion for materials handling.
Keep in touch!

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Don’t miss our summary of 2016
Miretti Americas: A world of material handling ex opportunities
Keep your people safe around moving equipment
Hoist’s Smart Screen Technology pairs well with new updates
Warehouses see AGV automated guided vehicle population explosion
A successful first year for the Used Trade Facility from Toyota
Forklift safety attachment specialist looks to establish global distributor network
Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN: Wireless Hour - Alarm Meter
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Coming up:

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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
- April 2015.

• Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
- April 2015.

• Australian market in focus - March 2015.
• Rough Terrain Forklifts - February 2015.


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