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We sometimes get so caught up in detail that we overlook the big picture. That's why it's important to take note of analysis like the industry forecast that we include this week.
The report estimates that the global forklift market will reach USD51 billion by 2022, growing at 6.6% per year.
Specifically, it anticipates that electric forklifts will surge ahead - and that's not taking into account the rapid rise of battery technology.
And, for those looking at market potential, the report predicts the continuing growth of the Asia Pacific market, which was already dominant in 2015.
The bottom line is that we are in a growth industry and can look forward to an ongoing upward trend.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

DSI returns to Toyota Australasia News
Sydney, NSW A manufacturer and supplier of specialist components for the mining sector has returned to using Toyota forklifts and reach trucks at its factory and warehouse in New South Wales' Hunter ... [more]
New LPG models for Hyundai Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Hyundai has formally launched the new 9 series LPG range for Australia, including the 25L-9A, 30L-9A and 33L-9A. Chris Spence, Hyundai Forklifts Australia COO, says the new series comes ... [more]
Ports Australia CEO retires Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Ports Australia CEO David Anderson has announced he will retire, effective March 10. Ports Australia is the peak body representing the nation's ports and marine authorities. Anderson joined ... [more]
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Durwen Reachforks make your warehouse more efficient Australasia News
Manufactured by Durwen in Germany, our reachforks are hydraulically extendible and retractable and replace your original forklift forks whilst being able to utilise the forklift as usual. Our reachforks will save you time, space and money and even allow you to lift 2 pallets at the same time. Available up to 10.5 tonne capacity. Reachforks allow for ‘double-deep’ stacking increasing warehouse capacity by up to 30%. Reachforks also allow trucks to be be loaded and unloaded from one side. Saving time and space while making the operation much safer.
Visit Durwen Australasia or call 0422 464 176 for more information. [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Forklift market headed for $51B by 2022
UNITED STATES The global forklift market is estimated to reach USD51 billion by 2022, growing at 6.6% per year during the forecast period. The prediction is contained in a new ... [more]
MHI drafts Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics
UNITED STATES Industry body MHI has released the first draft of the�U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0. The purpose of the Roadmap is to help the industry determine ... [more]
Doosan adds Langer Material Handling
UNITED STATES Doosan Industrial Vehicle America has added Langer Material Handling to its dealer network. Langer Material Handling, a well-established dealership in Valencia, Pennsylvania, will represent the entire Doosan forklift line, ... [more]
Taylor goes direct in Texas
UNITED STATES Taylor Machine Works, a leading manufacturer of materials handling equipment, has gone “factory direct” in the state of Texas.   TMW has also announced that after-market parts service ... [more]
Palfinger buys Danish dealer
AUSTRIA The Palfinger Group has acquired all the shares of its Danish dealer, Palfinger Danmark AS, with immediate effect. The purchase agreement includes the further employment of all staff members and ... [more]
Movers & shakers
Narrow Aisle, Hiab, Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing [more]
KION restructures sales team
UNITED STATES KION North America has restructured its regional sales and key account sales teams. Ben Lee has been named director of key accounts. Lee has spent the past year in ... [more]
Konecranes completes STAHL sale
FINLAND Konecranes has completed the divestment of its STAHL CraneSystems business to Columbus McKinnon Corporation. The STAHL divestment is related to the European Commission’s approval of Konecranes’ acquisition of Terex ... [more]
UniCarriers Americas adds Rapidparts
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation has strengthened its DURA-LIFT all-makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier. The addition of Rapidparts as a key supplier ... [more]
UniCarriers supports Make-A-Wish Illinois - Chicago, IL, United States
ICHCA teams up with GSF, WSC and TT Club - London, United Kingdom
Briggs helps cancer patients - Cannock, United Kingdom [more]
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Perspectives on ‘Hazards, incidents and accidents’
NEW - an engaging, constructive and worthwhile Discussion Forum!  We invite our readers and contributors to comment on  “Hazards, incidents and accidents” and sow some seeds for a global think tank for our industry.

We invite opinions from around the globe, from Management, Technicians, Operators, Engineers and Designers of Forklifts, Attachments, Components and Parts. We welcome comments form the HR, Accountanting, Safety and Training fraternities as well as Industry Associations and all people with an interest in related industries. Everyone will be very keen to hear your thoughts and experiences.
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Safety First (Blog)
Rob Vetter: Time well spent
Veteran trainer Rob Vetter argues that you can’t rush training and it pays to do it right from the outset.
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Bolzoni Quality Forks, in the US
Since 2007 the Bolzoni Group is producing high quality forks and is providing the world market with a complete range of forks for lift trucks, construction and agricultural material handling machines. [more]
Baoli exhibits reliable forklifts at Logimat
At stand 8A60 Baoli presents key trucks representing the broad product range. [more]
JC Tanloden buys Mobicon 2T To Meet Increased Container Handling
JC Tanloden who are a leading exporter of fodder to Dairy and Meat Farmers throughout Asia, have purchased a Mobicon 2T. [more]
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 29 - May 3, 2017
The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah - “The Engagement Experience” [more]
UniCarriers and Lencrow
After a rocky start Unicarriers and Lencrow have positive direction to grow the brand in Australia. [more]
Keytroller’s KEYCHECK-the new Stationary and Portable checklist tablets
KEYTROLLER’s KEYCHECK checklist tablet is an Android tablet with custom app for equipment checklists developed by Keytroller LLC. Stay on top of OSHA requirements - the KEYCHECK allows you to electronically automate the OSHA required daily checklists for industrial equipment. [more]
Safety at Height - Protecting People
The MARCTM creates an engineered safe zone that enables operators to safely access pallet exceptions. [more]
A friend in need
Tallers Dom�nech, an official distributor of Cat lift trucks and warehouse equipment, is celebrating 50 years in the industry by supporting a strong local company in its efforts to return from bankruptcy. [more]
PROMAT 2017 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers
On April 3 - 6, 2017, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event - ProMat. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]
Are you attending Asia Warehousing Show this April in Bangkok?
2nd Asia Warehousing Show, most popular and comprehensive exhibition for intra-logistics industry is around the corner. [more]
Full agenda announced for The Battery Show Europe Conference
The Battery Show Conference Europe recently announced its full agenda, revealing an exciting three-day, two-track program with perspectives from leading OEMs and Tier 1s including Ford, Daimler AG, Continental, Groupe Renault and many more. [more]
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Calling experts to contribute to special feature articles
Forkliftaction News examines the latest trends and challenges in its in-depth reports.
The upcoming features will draw attention to new technologies, performance, world economics and smart design:
  • FORKLIFT MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH AMERICA, 23 February 2017 (Last chance to participate!)
  • ICE FORKLIFTS,  4 May 2017
To learn more about these special features or to contribute, contact our team. Click here to view a list of our published special features.

Perspectives on ‘Hazards, incidents and accidents’
Calling experts to contribute to special feature articles
Bolzoni Quality Forks, in the US
Baoli exhibits reliable forklifts at Logimat
JC Tanloden buys Mobicon 2T To Meet Increased Container Handling
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
UniCarriers and Lencrow
Keytroller’s KEYCHECK-the new Stationary and Portable checklist tablets
Safety at Height - Protecting People
A friend in need
PROMAT 2017 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers
Are you attending Asia Warehousing Show this April in Bangkok?
Full agenda announced for The Battery Show Europe Conference
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Contact us to contribute.

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.


In The Discussion Forums
"I recently came across a Jungheinrich ad guaranteeing 16 hours of runtime without battery charging or changing. Does anyone know the technology(ies) behind this bold claim?".
BatSwapper, United States
"What are the costs of losses caused by incidents, accidents and accidental damage? How big is the human cost? What is the workplace physical and financial cost? How many people are killed annually? How many are maimed for life? How much production downtime is lost? What is the product loss? What is the bottom line financially? We are interested in your experiences! ".
Admin, Australia
"Was wondering if anyone knows of any course/courses that a person would/could take to become a certified Forklift Trainer in the United States? I have seen all the Online Certificates that you can get by watching videos and taking tests (print certificate in less than a hour)but haven't seen any actual hands on courses that one could take. Thanks in advance.".
jdgnfshn, United States
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