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There was a strong positive sentiment at the recent MHEDA convention, and it looks like things are looking up on the global economic front.
This week, the United Nations Global Economic Monitoring Unit predicted that the global economy will expand in the next two years, spurred by stronger growth in the last six months and a modest recovery in trade and investment.
In its latest update, the UN notes "firm economic growth in many developed countries and strengthened prospects in countries in transition, with east and south Asia remaining the world's most dynamic regions".
The report is predicting economic growth of 2.7% this year and 2.9% in 2018.
There's no doubt that materials handling, as the sector that keeps things moving, will benefit from this growth, so it seems like we may be in for some better times ahead.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

ISS opens Nichiyu dealership Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic ISS ProRack, a privately owned Australian company with over 20 years of delivering warehouse storage and materials handling solutions, has opened a dedicated Nichiyu Electric Forklift dealership in the Melbourne ... [more]
Logwin opens new logistics facility Australasia News
Perth, WA Logwin has moved premises and opened a new logistics facility in Perth. This marks a further expansion of Logwin in Australia, enhancing its service capabilities by providing complete management of ... [more]
Executive shake-up at Linfox Australasia News
Essendon, VIC Gabby Costigan will step down as chief executive officer of Linfox International Group (LIG) on 30 June 2017.� � Costigan was the first CEO of LIG. She leaves Linfox in ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION reports integration progress
GERMANY The KION Group has told its annual general meeting that it is fully on track with integrating Dematic just months after acquisition. “Integrating Dematic as rapidly as possible ... [more]
Positive sentiment at MHEDA
UNITED STATES Nearly 600 distributors and manufacturers attended MHEDA’s 62nd annual convention in  Salt Lake City, Utah for four days of networking, education and inspiration. � Highlights included presentations by ... [more]
CLARK adds Miner to dealer network
CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Miner Material Handling as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Miner Material Handling team is well established and ... [more]
HELI eyes international growth
CHINA China’s HELI is reporting a strong start to 2017, with first quarter sales increasing by 45% over last year. Revenue rose by 29%, with export earnings growing 16% year on ... [more]
Movers & shakers
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Demag warranty doubled
GERMANY Terex Cranes has announced a new standard two-year warranty for all new Demag mobile crane equipment purchases, effective immediately. From the outriggers and engine to the cab and controls, the ... [more]
Search under way for Instructor of the Year
UNITED KINGDOM The Lift Truck Instructor of the Year 2017 will be crowned during the Talent in Logistics Conference to be held alongside the International Forklift Operator of the Year in Telford ... [more]
First Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker for India
GERMANY Bothra Shipping Services has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker for its Kakinada Port container operation in India. The new reachstacker is being used at ... [more]
Forklifts blamed for chemical spill
INDIA Forklifts are being blamed for a chemical leak in India which led to over 475 schoolchildren being hospitalised after inhaling poisonous fumes. According to the Hindustan Times, forklifts, which ... [more]
JCBs score cult movie role
UNITED KINGDOM A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in a cult film in the biggest product placement project in the company’s history.� JCB loaders, ... [more]
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