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|It's always good to start with positive news, and this week's BITA Market Index provides more room for optimism.
The report indicates that the UK notched up sales of 33,407 units by the end of the third quarter - a rise of more than 8% from this time last year.
After all the doom and gloom in the wake of the Brexit announcement, it looks like the Brits have just put their shoulders to the wheel and got on with it.
Of course, it will be interesting to see what happens when the nation actually gets to leave the European alliance.
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|Fiat Chrysler appoints DB Schenker for logistics Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW DB Schenker and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed a contract for automotive spare parts logistics in Australia.
The scope of service comprises cartage, warehousing and domestic transport. These ... [more]
|ARTC urges rail investment Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT John Fullerton, managing director and chief executive officer of Australian Rail Track Corporation, is urging for more rail investment.
In a letter to the editor in the Canberra Times, ... [more]
|One dead, one seriously injured at Leitchville Australasia News|
Echuca, Vic One man has died and another has sustained life-threatening injuries in a workplace incident at Leitchville, near Echuca.
It is believed the men were loading heavy equipment into a ... [more]
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|UK forklift sales up 8.2%|
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association’s forklift truck Market Index shows that sales of trucks rose by 8.2% year-on-year, reaching 33,407 by the end of the third quarter of 2017, continuing ... [more]
|Giant reachstacker tender closes|
INDIA India’s state-owned Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) is evaluating tenders after seeking bids for 49 reachstackers.
The tender closed last month, with CONCOR issuing a detailed 109-page tender specification ... [more]
|MHEDA recognises excellence|
UNITED STATES MHEDA has named 10 companies in its latest round of Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) awards.
The MVS awards is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s supplier member companies. ... [more]
|Yale announces attachment-ready trucks|
UNITED STATES Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced a new line of attachment-ready trucks designed to streamline installation and improve reliability of its integrated solutions.
Yale notes that specialised applications ... [more]
|Konecranes wins orders for 22 machines|
NETHERLANDS Rotterdam-based Kramer Group has confirmed a substantial 22-machine order with Konecranes. Three of the machines were ordered in October 2017 and the rest earlier this year.
Kramer will ... [more]
|Hyster and Kanoo mark 57 years|
BAHRAIN Senior representatives from Hyster recently visited Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, the exclusive Hyster dealer for Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, marking 57 years of ... [more]
|UniCarriers expands pedestrian pallet truck segment|
SWEDEN UniCarriers has introduced a new pedestrian pallet truck series with a central tiller arm for the first time.
The new MDW and MDE trucks provide safe handling of ... [more]
|Crown helps supermarket reduce injuries|
UNITED STATES Northgate Markets, a chain of supermarkets in Southern California, is reaping the results of its recently fortified safety and compliance efforts at its distribution centre in Anaheim. Working with Crown ... [more]
|JLG telehandlers honoured|
UNITED STATES JLG Industries has seen its 1644 and 1732 high-capacity telehandlers among the winners of Construction Equipment magazine’s Top 100 New Products of 2017 awards.
Selected based on editors' reviews ... [more]
|Worker crushed in Mississauga|
CANADA A man has been pronounced dead after being crushed by a forklift in the south end of Mississauga.
Police and paramedics were called to a house under construction on ... [more]
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|Hubtex sideloader all set for Industry 4.0|
Hubtex Maschinenbau GmbH is equipping its electric multidirectional sideloaders with a new information terminal. [more]
|New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste|
Forklift trucks used in solvent recovery and waste treatment plants are now required to have even greater safety measures. From November 2017, the new EN1755:2015 standard affects the management of ATEX compliant lift trucks. [more]
|CTPower Announces Upgraded H Series Forklifts in Selected Regions|
To mark Tailift’s 30th anniversary in the forklift industry, Tailift’s China factory in Qingdao, under the English name GLOBAL POWER CO., LTD., has announced a series of new and free upgrades to its popular forklift product lines. [more]
|Keep your people safe in Loading/Unloading Exclusion Zones (LUEZ)|
The operation of trucks, forklifts and other vehicles in both industrial work sites and public areas is dangerous. Far too often, serious accidents occur when personnel are loading and unloading these powered mobile plants. [more]
|Cascade Case Study: Paper Roll Clamp Hydraulics|
To meet a customer's needs, Cascade's engineers reworked the fundamentals of our Paper Roll Clamps. [more]
|Revolutionary Forklift of the Future makes landfall in the USA|
PMH launches MaxTruck 2T USA campaign, and is looking for North American Dealers. [more]
|Investing in Materials Handling Equipment|
Has there ever been a better time to invest in materials handling equipment for your rental fleets? [more]
|Are picking errors costing you money?|
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|CeMAT ASIA 2018 a record-breaker for participation|
CeMAT ASIA closed on 3 November, notching up record levels of exhibitor and visitor participation. This year’s showcase at Shanghai’s SNIEC exhibition center featured 619 exhibitors from 21 nations and attracted 98,742 visitors. [more]
|3rd Asia Warehousing Show leading intra-logistics industry event|
Asia Warehousing Show 2018 co-located with MHE Asia to be held from 7-9 March 2018 at BITEC, Bangkok. Primary exhibitor focus of the event is warehousing, material handling, automation, mobility, supply chain, logistics and storage solutions. [more]