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|This week sees the Chinese New Year celebrated not only in Asia, but among Chinese communities around the world.
For non-Chinese businesses, the two-week period following New Year can be frustrating as companies close and production slows down, but for the Chinese, it's a time for family and regeneration - all necessary for a balanced life.
We wish all our Chinese readers a successful year ahead. The traditional greeting we convey is:
祝您, 鸡年大吉! 新想事成 !
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Phil Kelly remembered Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Shipping industry veteran Philip Charles (Phil) Kelly, OAM passed away on 10 January, 2017 aged 88, after a tenacious, but ultimately unsuccessful, battle with cancer.
“Phil had beaten ... [more]
|CC Containers chooses Konecranes Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Port of Melbourne-based CC Containers has selected United Forklift and Access Solutions to provide the company with Konecranes empty container handling forklifts to expand its fleet to cope with high-pace ... [more]
|Workplaces urged to do more after horror 2016 Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Victorian workplaces have been urged to do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
The warning from ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Cargotec negotiates 230 redundancies|
FINLAND Around 230 jobs will go as part of Cargotec’s latest cost-cutting program.
Cargotec confirms negotiations have been finalised resulting in restructuring of operations at its MacGregor subsidiary, with a ... [more]
|Bidding on Lavendon intensifies|
BELGIUM By Luc de Smet
Belgian TVH and French Loxam are locked in a bidding battle over British Lavendon, a renter of cherry picker equipment with a turnover of some EUR290 ... [more]
|Skyjack rolls out new telehandler|
UNITED STATES Skyjack has showcased its new SJ1256 TH telehandler, along with its range of mobile elevating work platforms, during World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This year’s World of ... [more]
|Cesab launches high-capacity reach truck|
BELGIUM Toyota subsidiary Cesab has launched a new reach truck with a high residual capacity, a new generation mast with enhanced mast stability, better visibility and a lower collapsed mast height. ... [more]
|Hiab forklifts for Behrens-Wöhlk|
GERMANY Hiab will supply 15 electric MOFFETT E4 truck-mounted forklifts to Behrens-Wöhlk-Gruppe in Germany. The value of this kind of an order is typically around EUR500,000 (USD537,000).
For Hiab, this ... [more]
Yale wins Food Logistics award
- Greenville, NC, United States
ICHCA to mark 65 years
- London, United Kingdom
JCB apprentice wins award
- Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
|Demolition work begins at JCB|
UNITED KINGDOM Demolition work is under way at a former JCB factory which has produced the company’s famous yellow machines for almost 35 years.
JCB bought the Cecilly Mills plant ... [more]
|Kalmar supplies Jebel Ali Port|
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Kalmar has been awarded an order to supply DP World's flagship terminal, Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, with its new-generation empty container handlers. The order for 13 units has been booked ... [more]
|Supervisor jailed over death|
SINGAPORE Malaysian Ngoi Chee Kin, 33, has been jailed for four weeks over a workplace death.
As a supervisor at a logistics company, Kin had been instructed to never make ... [more]
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|With Cascade Specialty Attachments, the Sky’s the Limit|
No matter what type of material handling challenge you may have, Cascade Corporation can design a solution for you. [more]
|EP's Annual Performance in 2016|
For EP 2016 was undoubtedly a brilliant year for our industrial truck division [more]
|Durwen - forklift attachments made in Germany|
Durwen produces its attachments close to the customers, thus providing solutions to the most diverse fields of application such as the automotive industry, recycling industry as well as the handling of building material and tissue rolls [more]
|HELI grows in Canada|
Early in 2010, HELI extended its CANADIAN dealer network with the addition of Techlift International, located at Quebec, CANADA. [more]
|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]
|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]
|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!