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The Forkliftaction Discussion Forums have been a popular feature of our service for some time.
Members have used the Forums to solve problems, discuss equipment and share opinions about industry issues.
We recently raised the bar with a new section titled "Industry Perspectives", which has attracted some informed discussion about safety, accidents and risk. The aim of this section is to generate thought leadership and create a deeper understanding of the issues, challenges and possible solutions.
If you've never visited the Discussion Forums, this would be a good time to check out some of the interesting comments that have been added. And those who have not participated in the discussions for a while may find they have something meaningful to add.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Materials handling in the USA
Slowing domestic manufacturing, a general global downturn in the oil and gas industry, a relatively strong US dollar, slow global growth, Brexit and volatility in US equity markets, as well as uncertainty regarding the incoming government’s trade and fiscal policies have made forecasting the general state of the materials handling sector in the USA over the coming year a tricky business. Melissa Barnett looks at how 2017 could shape up for the industry. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

NTP introduces Kalmar G-Series models Australasia News
Gepps Cross, SA NTP Forklifts Australia has introduced two models in the G-Series - the Kalmar DCG80-100 empty container handler and the DCG180-700 forklift. Empty container yards can now choose between single-pick ... [more]
Forklift fatality in ‘horror weekend’ Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic A fatal forklift accident was among two deaths and a critical injury in three separate incidents at the weekend in Victoria being investigated by WorkSafe. According to WorkSafe, a ... [more]
Hyundai dealers meet Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Hyundai Forklifts Australia held its second�Annual Dealer Conference in Sydney last week. The event attracted attendees from around Australia, with the dealer network now numbering 15 and operating ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

FEM backs call for EU industrial strategy
BELGIUM Together with 91 other European manufacturing organisations, the peak body of European forklift manufacturers, FEM, has co-signed a�Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy. “The Declaration (reinforces) ... [more]
Hiab wins 100-crane order
FINLAND Hiab has signed a contract to supply a minimum of 100 HIAB light-range loader cranes to a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China. The order, with a value of approximately ... [more]
Kaup acquires Australian distributor
AUSTRALIA European attachment manufacturer Kaup & Co GmbH will acquire its Australian distributor. Kaup will buy Attollo Australia to form Kaup Australia Pty Ltd. Attollo Australia, which has ... [more]
Board shake-up at BITA
UNITED KINGDOM The retirement of a number of senior figures within BITA and the industry means a raft of new appointments and a re-organisation of responsibilities within the organisation.    Longstanding ... [more]
Kalmar wins large APM Terminals order
MOROCCO Kalmar has signed a contract with APM Terminals to deliver 30 Kalmar Hybrid Shuttle Carriers with high levels of automation-readiness. The contract also covers related service and support to the ... [more]
Socage appoints new UK distributor
ITALY Italian manufacturer Socage has appointed a new UK distributor, Access Platform Sales (APS), as its authorised dealer in the UK. APS is now the official product support provider ... [more]
Liebherr to deliver largest crane in Copenhagen
GERMANY Denmark’s A. Henriksen Shipping A/S has signed a contract for a new Liebherr LHM 550 multi-purpose mobile harbour crane with a total lifting capacity of 144 T. ... [more]
Linde adds VNA order picker
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has added a new driverless K-MATIC VNA order picker with 1.5 T load capacity to its range of standard robotic vehicles. Independently operating industrial trucks, which ... [more]
Product News
Genie plans debuts at APEX - Roosendaal, The Netherlands
PALFINGER prepares for CONEXPO - Las Vegas, NV, United States
New pallet transfer cart - Louisville, KY, United States [more]
J+B K�pers receives Demag AC 100-4L
GERMANY Osterwald-based crane service provider K�pers has taken delivery of a Demag AC 100-4L crane. The recent delivery was the second in this location for K�pers’ fleet. According to ... [more]
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Cascade Presents Its Latest Innovations Around the World
Cascade Corporation will be showcasing several of its industry-leading attachments at the largest materials handling trade shows this spring in Germany, the US, and South Korea. [more]
AGV system from production to storage to shipping with inventory
Amerden AGVS has installed a multivehicle laser guided AGV system handling loads from 6 production lines to 6000 storage locations in 4 level racks then on to shipping with full inventory control of 500 SKUs. Individual SKUs are first-in-first out.
New website for MEIJER-HANDLING-Solutions
MEIJER-HANDLING-Solutions announce the introduction of their new website [more]
Solve for X at ProMat 2017
ProMat - The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2017 - is coming to Chicago April 3-6 and will feature keynotes on Sustainability and Industry 4.0. [more]
Zone 2 reach trucks to handle flammable solvents at Kommerling UK
Kommerling UK has improved safety and productivity at its Lancashire (UK) site with a new fleet of explosion protected forklifts. A switch from a “Zone 1” reach truck to “Zone 2” has also helped to greatly reduce costs. [more]
FluX: a talented all-rounder in the warehouse
High load capacities when handling pallets or long items - the new multidirectional counterbalance forklift truck called FluX combines the advantages of a frontloader with those of a sideloader. [more]
wuBump cover on fork of pallet-jack, pallet-truck and stacker
wuBump has developed a plastic fork cover that mounts on the forks of a pallet-jack, pallet-truck or stacker. [more]
Investing in Materials Handling Equipment
Has there ever been a better time to invest in materials handling equipment for your rental fleets? [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]
KEYSHOCK Impact Abuse Alarm for Equipment
KEYTROLLER’S KEYSHOCK is a simple extremely rugged, very affordable,  stand-alone impact alarm and monitoring system that is used on variety of vehicle and machine applications [more]
IMO, UNECE to speak at ICHCA packaged dangerous goods seminar
Regulators and industry experts including IMO, UNECE, APM Terminals and Hapag-Lloyd convene in London on 6 March to address misdeclaration, poor packing and other key risk factors for dangerous goods in the container supply chain [more]
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 29 - May 3, 2017
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1,000 ways of tailoring your forklift to the load
St�rke - Dealers Wanted
Cascade Presents Its Latest Innovations Around the World
AGV system from production to storage to shipping with inventory
New website for MEIJER-HANDLING-Solutions
Solve for X at ProMat 2017
Zone 2 reach trucks to handle flammable solvents at Kommerling UK
FluX: a talented all-rounder in the warehouse
wuBump cover on fork of pallet-jack, pallet-truck and stacker
Investing in Materials Handling Equipment
Durwen - forklift attachments made in Germany
KEYSHOCK Impact Abuse Alarm for Equipment
IMO, UNECE to speak at ICHCA packaged dangerous goods seminar
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
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In The Discussion Forums
"I have just spent two hours going through a number of forklift safety videos and am stunned that I found so many technical mistakes. 15 years ago, there were very few such videos but now there are plenty. ".
Hunter, Vietnam
"I would like to incorporate Mobile Charger on warehouse truck but before putting it as a standard feature wanted know, Is there any legal issues in any countries, which does not allow Mobile Charger on Warehouse trucks like Pallet Stackers, Reach Trucks, etc? ".
mrkjmg, India
"this is sort of like saying "I have a good understanding of wheels and balance since I can ride a bike, so now I want to design a jet airliner".".
edward_t, United States
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