Can't read this newsletter?
Read online
Issue #812 - 16 Mar 2017.
This is the newsletter copy of Preview
  [Subscribe]  [Forward]
go to
RSS RSS Print Print
News Settings News Settings
Industry News
Business Directory
Discussion Forums
Spec Checker
Events Calendar
Job Center
Photo Galleries
Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
The convergence of materials handling and logistics has taken a further step with KION's formal integration of its automation units last week.
Recent purchases Dematic, Egemin and NDC have been rolled into a single entity, and KION has also announced the creation of a Mobile Automation Center of Excellence (COE).
This development comes hot on the heels of Toyota Industries Corporation's creation in February of a new business division to manage North American logistics solutions activities - Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions (TALS).
Those major forklift companies which are not yet involved in logistics must be scrambling for acquisition targets or potential partnerships to allow them to vie for the new generation of integrated solution requests.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Sodexo chooses Linde for Rio Australasia News
Perth, WA French group Sodexo is an energy and resources industry fly-in fly-out site services provider and Linde materials handling equipment user. The company was chosen recently to manage all of the ... [more]
ALC welcomes Inquiry Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council�has welcomed the appointment of the National Freight and Supply Chain Panel of industry experts to assist with the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain ... [more]
Warehouse sold before being built Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic West Australian fund manager Primewest has paid $24 million for a warehouse in Melbourne's west before it’s been built. The 22,500 sqm warehouse is on Frasers Property Australia's 310 ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION integrates Dematic and Egemin
UNITED STATES Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic has announced plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organisation. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar ... [more]
Haulotte confident despite falls
FRANCE After some positive results by other European manufacturers, Haulotte Group has reported a 15% fall in operating income for the 2016 financial year despite increased revenue. Revenue reached EUR457.8 ... [more]
Retained value recognised
UNITED STATES Models from JLG, Haulotte and Komatsu are among the best at maintaining their value, according to the rankings by EquipmentWatch. The analyst has announced its second annual list ... [more]
MHI Innovation Award finalists announced
UNITED STATES MHI has named its finalists for the 2017 MHI Innovation Awards. After receiving a record 153 submissions for this year’s awards, seven judges completed the initial vetting process. ... [more]
Movers and shakers
Seegrid, Robotic Industries Association [more]
FB Chain moves to new facility
UNITED KINGDOM Having been in the leaf chain business in the UK for over 30 years, FB Chain has reaffirmed its commitment to the market by moving to a new purpose-built production ... [more]
Harvest Partners buys into Material Handling Services
UNITED STATES Material Handling Services, LLC has announced that funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP, a New York-based private equity firm, have acquired the equity stake in Material Handling Services held by ... [more]
Cooper wins maintenance contract
UNITED KINGDOM The UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low-level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year ... [more]
Yale expands robotic range
UNITED STATES Yale has expanded its automated vehicle range with the addition of the MO70T tow tractor. This model joins the company’s MPE080-VG end rider, using Driven by Balyo technology to autonomously ... [more]
AdvertisementAdvertise here
If knowledge is power, the very latest business information is a powerful asset. Each week 650,000+ visitors empower their business with Forkliftaction.
  • Assessing new technologies and applications?
  • Looking to consult, network and troubleshoot with other industry professionals?
  • Hoping to strengthen the safety culture within your operations?
Look to Forkliftaction as your go to source of information and resources.
So no matter what you need:
Independent News | Safety Tips and Advice | Insights into Industry Trends and Technologies| Troubleshooting and Business Advice | Sourcing or Selling Equipment

Forkliftaction has got you covered. Want more information? Contact us.
Your Focus (Blog)
Allan Parsons: The safe way to work at height
Businesses whose employees routinely work at height appreciate that to comply with safety regulations, they must use�appropriate access equipment,�yet those undertaking only occasional or seasonal activities may be unclear about their responsibilities, according to Allan Parsons.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Ads)Advertise here
Accessory to Lifting
Real FMX is not just an accessory, but has become crucial in streamlining costs and protecting forklift assets as part of a comprehensive strategy. [more]
Midac SpA announces new business relationship with Hyster-Yale Group
Midac SpA is pleased to announce our business relationship with Hyster-Yale Group to supply them with Lithium Ion solutions for Yale and Hyster trucks in EMEA. [more]
Durwen Paper Rolls Clamps will revolutionise your paper handling process Australasia News
The Durwen 360 Paper Roll Clamps allow for the precise and secure pick-up, lifting and lowering of paper rolls for the printing industry [more]
RFID warns forklift drivers of critical points Australasia News
In the case of industrial trucks with a driver’s seat, accidents involving a collision with people, other trucks, warehouse facilities or structural elements can be identified as the cause for approximately 40% of all accidents (Source: BGHW aktuell 1/2010). [more]
Sroka had its biggest year, ever
Sroka Incorporated a multifaceted engineering and manufacturing company specializing in material handling equipment [more]
The industry, a real strategy for Manitou
With the industrial market moving towards digitalisation and automated machine management, the Manitou Group is setting itself apart with its easy-to-use, intuitive and easily maintained trucks [more]
Bolzoni Auramo to exhibit new products at ProMat in April
Bolzoni Auramo, manufacturer of forklift truck attachments, lift tables and forks, is proud to announce that also this year Bolzoni Auramo Inc. will be exhibiting at ProMat 2017 in Chicago IL, 3-6 April, 2017, on booth S4232. [more]
SEKO Forklift Scale Provides Profits by Forklift Efficiency
SEKO Forklift Scale delivers forklift convenience with +/- 0.1% floor scale accuracy.
It takes only a few seconds to weigh on your forks. Time is money! Start saving now. [more]
LET China 2017- Asia's first exhibition for logistic equipment
China International Logistics Equipment & Technology Exhibition (Guangzhou) would like to invite your company come to Guangzhou, China to participate in our Logistics Exhibition. [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]
AdvertisementAdvertise here
“Coffee’s On! Everyone is welcome, forklifts and MHE are on the table”
Isn’t it great to have a place to catch up, a place to take stock and to discuss not only the things that matter now but to ponder the future?

The “Virtual Coffee Shop” has now opened three different discussion tables. Your peers have decided that the current topics that matter now are

Table 1 Hazards, Incidents and Accidents
Table 2 Training success and failure stories
Table 3 On-site versus On-line Training

.and everyone is waiting for you to come along and bring your experiences and knowledge.
For more information, please contact us. [more]
“Coffee’s On! Everyone is welcome, forklifts and MHE are on the table”
Accessory to Lifting
Midac SpA announces new business relationship with Hyster-Yale Group
Durwen Paper Rolls Clamps will revolutionise your paper handling process
RFID warns forklift drivers of critical points
Sroka had its biggest year, ever
The industry, a real strategy for Manitou
Bolzoni Auramo to exhibit new products at ProMat in April
SEKO Forklift Scale Provides Profits by Forklift Efficiency
LET China 2017- Asia's first exhibition for logistic equipment
MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
Tip Off
Do you know something our readers should know?
Post your news with this form or post your news anonymously.
For Sale Near You
Omega 48E-DCH 2008 [more]
Crown RD5020-30TT270 [more]
Baumann HX35 2002 [more]
Hyster H32.00F 2008 [more]
Combilift C4000 2008 [more]
Linde H320D 2010 [more]
Aisle-Master 20S 2006 [more]
SMV 25-1200C 2017 [more]
EP-Equipment EPT20-30RT35RT [more]
Omega 48E DCH 2007 [more]
Hyster AP2.0MS [more]
Hyster RS45-31CH-C222 2012 [more]
EP-Equipment CPDS20JD1 [more]
Brand-Unknown *** [more]
Enforcer CPCD50-RXW19 2010 [more]
Featured Businesses
International Cargo Handling & Co-ordination Association (ICHCA)
Fitzroy, Victoria - Australia  [more]
Lencrow Materials Handling
Silverwater, New South Wales - Australia  [more]
Apexway Products Corp.
Taichung, Taiwan  [more]
Fujian, China  [more]
Sroka Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio - United States  [more]
Arrow Material Handling Products
Kansas City, Kansas - United States  [more]
Marangoni S.p.A.
Rovereto (TN), Italy  [more]
UEG Universal Equipment GmbH
Hamburg, Germany  [more]

Coming up:

Contact us to contribute.

Read our recent features:
• Materials handling in the USA - February 2017
• Another big year for materials handling - December 2016
• 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.

In The Discussion Forums
"As a forklift safety instructor, I thought I was wasting my time, but recently a Forklift operator who attended my course Had a rollover and They said he had done what his instructor told him "not to jump and grab the steering wheel" He survived and that already makes me feel that I did my job well".
roadrunner, Venezuela
"Wages are neg. in the US. Most Americans do not want to be technicians anymore, and most companies are desperate for help. You can pretty much neg. your own salary within reason, 30 to 35 an hour is not unheard of......".
Bwkw, United States
"Are Briggs moving into Republic of Ireland".
milo, Ireland
Job Vacancies
1. Forklift Mechanic - Full time
United States, South Plainfield[more]
2. Manager - Full time
United States, Long Island NY[more]
3. Service Tech. - Full time
United States, city of industry[more]
Upcoming Events
1. National Manufacturing Week
Melbourne, Australia09/05/17 - 12/05/17     [more]
2. JOC Gulf Shipping Conference
Houston, United States15/05/17 -16/05/17     [more]
Ukriane, Ukraine01/06/2017- 02/06/2017     [more]
4. 7th India Warehousing Show 2017
New Dehli, India27/07/2017 - 29/07/2017     [more]
Should you no longer wish to receive news from, please click here to cancel your subscription.
©2010 - All rights reserved
PO Box 1439, Milton QLD 4064, Australia -