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All of us at would like to wish readers, contributors and advertisers all the best for the festive season.
It's been another busy year, with lots of developments in the materials handling space, and we hope that we have kept you informed and enlightened.
We'll be taking a few days off for the holidays and will return on January 4th for our Year in Review edition.
Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah - and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Rio Tinto automates trucks Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Rio Tinto will expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks at its world-class iron ore operations in the Pilbara by more than 50% by 2019 after signing agreements with leading ... [more]
DHL boosts services Australasia News
Sydney, NSW DHL Express Australia is expecting a 20% increase in delivery volumes from the last Christmas season, with peak volumes of overseas parcels tipped for 18 December. In the last ... [more]
ALC welcomes freight investment priorities Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says that its Commonwealth Budget Submission 2018-19 provides the Federal Government with a clear pathway to making the right investments to drive greater supply chain ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Renters want flexibility - Jungheinrich
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich UK has released extensive research into the forklift truck rental market, which reveals strong demand for more flexible acquisition of essential equipment. For organisations across distribution, logistics ... [more]
JCB adds Canadian dealer
UNITED STATES Westcon JCB, headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the newest addition to JCB’s growing North American dealer network. The new dealer will sell, rent and service JCB equipment from branches in ... [more]
Komatsu launches new FH-2 series
UNITED STATES Komatsu Forklift USA has officially launched the new FH-2 Hydrostatic Drive forklift to its dealers.   The new FH-2 Series offers Komatsu Tier 4 Final diesel-powered pneumatic tyre ... [more]
FEM looks to students - Brussels, Belgium
UKWA to host urban logistics summit - London, United Kingdom
TVH employees support breast cancer - Olathe, KS, United States [more]
Crown introduces shorter mast option
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced a new, shorter mast option for certain models of its counterbalance forklifts that are used heavily in cross-docking applications.    The new two-stage TL ... [more]
First Liebherr LRT rough-terrain cranes delivered
GERMANY Wasel Schwerlastlogistik has accepted two new LRT series rough-terrain cranes from the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. With the LRT 1090-2.1 and the LRT 1100-2.1, the company now has the first ... [more]
Mayer adds Demag AC160-5
GERMANY Crane specialist Mayer Autokran-Vermietung from Burgberg in the German Allg´┐Żu region has added a Demag AC 160-5 all-terrain crane to its fleet. The crane was handed over by Terex senior ... [more]
AUSA focuses on visibility
SPAIN Spanish commercial vehicle manufacturer AUSA is rolling out its Full Visibility System, a safety system that provides two cameras with infrared night vision and eight proximity sensors. AUSA ... [more]
Konecranes wins repeat order from Winning Logistics
SINGAPORE Konecranes has received a repeat order for two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Floating Cranes from Winning Logistics Company Limited. From mid-2018, the two new machines will transship bauxite off the ... [more]
Logistics company fined for injury
CANADA A Vaughan-based logistics company has been fined after a worker was injured at one of its warehouses last year.   The Vaughan Citizen reports that Consolidated Fastfrate, which ... [more]
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A big year - Thank you
2017 has been a truly big year for Forkliftaction: we launched our brand new platform for machinery trading, published 50 Forkliftaction News editions (and three editorial features), welcomed over 22,000 website visitors every day and reached a new milestone of 69,000 global industry members.

We realise Forkliftaction is only as strong as the materials handling community that drives it. A gigantic thank you to all our contributors, advertisers and readers for all your wonderful support. Your backing allows us to grow and develop. We wish you a very happy and safe new year!

January 4th - don’t miss our New Year’s publication of Forkliftaction News and our industry report where we reflect on the year past and predict the trends ahead.

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DSM makes major savings on pallet repair costs with KOOI Pallet Bumper
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GEM One releases the all new Sapphire V2
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A big year - Thank you
Cascade's Latest Damage Reduction Brings HFCT to Carton Clamps
The Great American Lift
New Brazil Manufacturing Plant
DSM makes major savings on pallet repair costs with KOOI Pallet Bumper
GEM One releases the all new Sapphire V2
Turn your forklift or loader into a scale with the TR-1-NK-HE!
Innovative Lithium battery pallet truck PPT15-2 from STAXX
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