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Major events in the industry tend to dominate materials handling news - in the lead-up, while they're under way and often in the weeks afterwards as well. The major manufacturers generally schedule new product releases around the events - and those not involved usually keep their powder dry until after it's all over.
ProMat, currently running in Chicago, is no different - and while there has been a cacophony of news releases related to activities on the exhibition floor, the rest of the industry seems to be holding its breath.
So, this week's newsletter is dominated by the biggest show around at the moment, and there's lots to read about new products and services. And, for anyone in Chicago right now, please drop in and say hello to Forkliftaction at Booth S2792.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Shed supplier chooses refurbished Lindes Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Shed manufacturer and retailer Best Sheds opted for refurbished Linde forklifts for its sites across New South Wales. Its forklifts load and unload trucks, and move heavy steel coils and ... [more]
Logistics leader nominations sought Australasia News
Sydney, NSW The CEO Magazine�is calling on transport and logistics leaders to apply for the Transport & Logistics Executive of the Year award in�its sixth annual Executive of the Year Awards. ... [more]
Warehouse by Design wins award Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Sydney-based Warehouse by Design has won the Colby Storage Solutions Distributor of the Year Award for 2016. Warehouse by Design, based in Smithfield in western Sydney, is a specialised ... [more]
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Lencrow and EP to introduce the affordable EPT12-EZ Australasia News
Lencrow has just started to import the new EPT12-EZ mini pallet jack. These units are designed for small flat warehouses. With a capacity of 1200kgs, it has both power drive and lift. The 1390mm turning circle allows it to work in the smallest of warehouses. The unit has a self-weight of only 120kgs, making it only 35kgs heavier than a conventional manual pallet jack. It has the ability to work for 3 hours and with the smart Lithium battery technology, has a charge time of just 2 hours. These units all have a safe braking function that stops the unit when the handles released.

This is the new age of smart materials handling bringing ease of use and improved site safety at a price that will make it affordable to small sites. For more details call Lencrow Materials Handling on 1300 536 276
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Scores of debuts at ProMat
UNITED STATES By the time ProMat 2017 wraps up in Chicago later today, an expected 40,000 visitors will have been through the venue. This year’s show boasted 950 exhibitors, and ... [more]
Toyota partners with Shoppa’s for ex-lease trucks
UNITED STATES Toyota Industries Commercial Finance (TICF), a subsidiary of Toyota Industries Global Commercial Finance, based in Dallas, Texas, has partnered with the local Toyota forklift dealer, Shoppa’s Material Handling, to create ... [more]
Lisman marks 50 years
NETHERLANDS Dutch forklift wholesaler Lisman celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with festivities at its three sites in IJsselstein, near Utrecht. Lisman’s history dates back to 1967, when Anton Lisman ... [more]
BYD Forklifts turns to Broekman Logistics
NETHERLANDS Forklift maker BYD Europe has chosen Broekman Logistics as its strategic partner for the warehousing and distribution of its range of pure electric forklifts. BYD moved to the Broekman ... [more]
Richard G. Draude remembered
UNITED STATES Richard George Draude, 93, passed away peacefully at Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in York, Pennsylvania on March 26. Born January 12, 1924 in Lancaster, the only son ... [more]
IFOY 2017 finalists: UniCarriers EPH 125 (Warehouse Truck category)
GERMANY We continue our reporting on the judging for the 2017 International Forklift of the Year, where Forkliftaction News was on the selection panel. This week, we share the judges’ findings ... [more]
Firm fined for finger loss
UNITED KINGDOM A firm has been fined for a ‘serious breach of health and safety law’ after a man was left with ‘life-changing injuries’. Chichester Observer reports Covers Builders Merchants ... [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
David Huisman: Three ways to implement safety policies for a safer work environment
Solid safety policies and discipline are needed in the face of growing risk-taking in workplaces, according to David Huisman.

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Damage-free white goods handling with Bolzoni Auramo Carton Clamp
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo launched the new design of Home Appliance Clamp. This is a state of the art equipment for all white goods manufacturers, logistic operators and 3PLs looking for totally damage free handling. [more]
A multidirectional sideloader for challenging environments
Multidirecitonal sideloaders enable the safe and efficient handling of long and bulky goods - even in restricted spaces. [more]
Do You Need New Equipment But Lack The Capital?
When you need to upgrade your equipment but lack the CapEx budget, there are many finance options available. David Wright of Classic Funding Group explains. [more]
Baoli is lifting loads whilst reducing cost
Baoli offers a broad product range of counterbalanced forklifts as well as warehouse trucks with load capacities from 1 to 5 tons. In this way operators are able to improve their efficiency when moving and lifting loads. [more]
Eliminate Battery Tray Failure with the SmartBlinky Tray Monitor
The new SmartBlinky Tray Monitor, from Philadelphia Scientific, alerts operators and managers to the electrolyte in the battery tray before it destroys it, and then the stands, floors, forklift and potentially exposes staff. [more]
CT Power Introduces New TL Counterbalance Forklift
CT Power is pleased to announce the new TL Counterbalance Forklift [more]
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Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to our May 4th Special Feature where we will delve into the ways in which manufacturers are upping the ante in ICE design and engineering. Contribute your knowledge!

Forkliftaction Features offer a unique opportunity for industry members to share their expertise with Forkliftaction’s loyal business audience. Interested?  Contact our team today.

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Last chance to contribute to ICE Forklift Feature!
Damage-free white goods handling with Bolzoni Auramo Carton Clamp
A multidirectional sideloader for challenging environments
Do You Need New Equipment But Lack The Capital?
Baoli is lifting loads whilst reducing cost
Eliminate Battery Tray Failure with the SmartBlinky Tray Monitor
CT Power Introduces New TL Counterbalance Forklift
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• 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.

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