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|Something strange is afoot. In a week when we see another manufacturer reporting strong sales and healthy margins, our team is hearing about end-users taking longer and longer to make purchase decisions.
It seems that there's a significant level of uncertainty among equipment buyers, especially in North America. For many, it looks like it's just too hard to make decisions about significant capital investments.
Maybe it's the Trump factor, or rising tensions in North Korea, or even lingering uncertainty about the eventual impact of Brexit, but the talk on the sales floor certainly contradicts the optimism we're hearing from the manufacturers.
We can't help but wonder where it's headed.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|WorkSafe prepares for Safety Month Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic WorkSafe Victoria has announced a series of events for Safety Month in October.
Seminars will be held in Melbourne and across the state on a range of topics including ... [more]
|United adds new Haulotte telescopic boom Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW United Forklift and Access Solutions has introduced its new Haulotte HT28 RTJ PRO Telescopic Boom, designed for a range of access and maintenance applications.
The new Haulotte HT28 RTJ ... [more]
|Forklift fire at servo Australasia News|
Geelong, Vic A forklift has been damaged during an overnight fire at a North Geelong service station.
It is understood the forklift was the only piece of equipment damaged in ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Haulotte income soars|
FRANCE Haulotte Group has delivered a 9% sales increase (at constant exchange rates), reporting revenue of EUR264.6 million (USD315.4 million) in the first half of 2017, up from EUR239.8 million (USD285.85 ... [more]
|Green light for Kramer, John Deere deal|
GERMANY European anti-trust authorities have approved a strategic alliance between Kramer-Werke GmbH, a Wacker Neuson SE company, and John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Deere & Company ... [more]
|Nielsen plans giant reachstacker|
DENMARK N.C. Nielsen has revealed its plans to build “a truly heavy-duty reachstacker”.
The new heavyweight is based on a Konecranes 4545. It will have a net weight of ... [more]
|Tougher new test for forklift operators comes into force|
UNITED KINGDOM Safety authorities in the UK have adopted a standard for forklift operators.
Working with a broad range of stakeholders, the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) - formed by the ... [more]
|Snorkel appoints service partner in Norway|
UNITED KINGDOM Snorkel has appointed Gantic AS as an official Snorkel service provider in Norway.
Gantic offers a comprehensive nationwide service network, operating from four service offices. The company has experience ... [more]
Crown recognises Latin America dealers
- New Bremen, OH, United States
JCB talent fund creates 170 jobs
- Rocester, United Kingdom
John Strang remembered with award
- London, United Kingdom [more]
|Audi showcases smart handling|
GERMANY German car maker Audi has shown off its innovative vision of a smart factory complete with automated transport of bulk carriers from high-rack warehouse to packing lines.
Using ... [more]
|LiuGong shines at diamond mine|
SOUTH AFRICA LiuGong, a global leader in the manufacture of a full range of extreme duty construction equipment, has found a way to help the mine owners to minimise production costs and to maximise profits in ... [more]
|Dematic links up with AutoStore |
UNITED STATES Automated technology specialist Dematic has signed a global agreement with AutoStore. The agreement will enable Dematic to expand its omni-channel integrated solution offering with an ultra-high density storage and goods-to-person ... [more]
|JJX Logistics chooses Flexis|
UNITED KINGDOM JJX Logistics, the same-day, fast-freight specialist, has acquired clean-running Flexi VNA electric articulated forklifts to operate at its recently opened, 3,000-pallet facility at Kingswinford in the Midlands.
Formed in ... [more]
|Warehousing, e-commerce and the IoT - what does the future hold?|
With trends such the rise of e-commerce seeing warehouses under more pressure than ever how is the warehousing industry rising to the challenge? Are there other trends having an equally big impact that should also be receiving coverage?
On September 28th, Forkliftaction News will go deep into warehouse operations and equipment - the trends, the challenges, new technologies and opportunities. The special report will feature insights from a range of key industry members including Lencrow, Adaptalift, La Cisa, Linde, Tailift, Clark, Big Joe and HELI.
Find out what is really happening in today's warehouses on September 28th.
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The AURIGO CAN Multifunctional Steering Wheel has been developed to provide the vehicle operator a high level of flexibility. With just the one steering wheel you can equip a large number of vehicle types. [more]
|Safe AGV Forklift Australasia News|
For Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) with lifting forks, every stop comes at the expense of productivity. [more]
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|Bolzoni Auramo contributed to OPHAL paper guide|
Paper handling specialists met to develop a paper best practices guide. Bringing together expertise from across the entire paper supply chain. Mr. Lars Petersson, Auramo OY President, has participated. [more]
|GNB Sonnenschein Lithium passes demanding endurance test|
The GNB Sonnenschein Lithium battery has passed a series of demanding endurance tests at a large European distribution center. [more]
|First 150 T VRS Reach Stackers delivered to CS Wind in Scotland|
CES Group offers 3 series of Reach Stacker with teleskopic wheelbase and up to 250 T of capacity. First 150 T VRS Reach Stackers have been delivered to CS Wind in Scotland through our UK dealer Shad [more]
|Save Money & Improve ROI With Eagle Eye’s SMART & CC Load Banks!|
In addition to our SLB-Series Smart Load Banks, Eagle Eye carries the LB-Series Constant Current DC Load Banks. They are portable, economic, reliable and user-friendly. Load Banks are designed for battery capacity testing, acceptance testing & More! [more]
|Lithium powered pallets jacks from Lencrow Australia Australasia News|
Now available Electric lift and drive 1000kg power pallet Jack that weighs only 150Kgs [more]
|Stand out from the crowd, exhibit at SAUDI TRANSTEC 2017|
Saudi Transtec Conference brings together experts from the Logistics, Supply Chain community -providing the industry with the opportunity to share technical expertise and knowledge. [more]
|ICHCA International to present inaugural John Strang A.O. Memorial Award to International Maritime Organizatio|
The John Strang A.O. Memorial Award was launched by ICHCA International in its 65th year to recognise dedication to the development of the cargo handling industry [more]
|Good Things Come in Three - MHEDA Offers Three New Fall 2017 Conferences|
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is offering three new business conferences this Fall designed to educate, inspire and connect material handling professionals from companies around the world. [more]