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The World Bank is warning that global growth appears to have peaked after growing 3% last year.
But the good news is that growth is likely to remain constant until 2020.
We've certainly come a long way since the 2008 financial crisis and some of the more recent scares. Remember when Greece was a basket case and other European economies were being written off by the experts? And what about the predictions that the UK economy would collapse after the Brexit announcement?
The message is probably to keep doing what you're doing, but do it smarter and safer - and keep an eye on your competitors. But, most importantly, watch your customers closely and try to meet their needs.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Kalmar buys port services business Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Kalmar has signed an agreement to acquire the port services business of Inver Engineering in Australia. The investment is part of Kalmar’s strategic aim to grow in services while ... [more]
Refurbished Linde forklift is a pools winner Australasia News
Coolum, Qld Queensland company Shipping Container Pools is applying its recycling and re-use philosophy to its materials handling requirements. The family business began as a joint project when Johannes Roux combined ... [more]
Automation tipped to increase Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Australian supply chain professionals are being urged to prepare for more automation in the year ahead. Specialist supply chain, property, and project services consultancy firm TM Insight notes that ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Industry 4.0 and labour shortages loom in UK
UNITED KINGDOM The UK forklift market is entering 2018 with uncertainty still suppressing strong underlying demand, according to James Clark, secretary-general of the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA). “Those best ... [more]
STILL opens service centre in Brno
GERMANY STILL recently opened a regional service centre in Brno, Czech Republic to supply customers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Austria. This is the intralogistics supplier’s response ... [more]
CLARK unveils new S-series
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling has introduced the new S-series forklifts, the latest advancement of its “heart of the line” family of internal combustion trucks. The S-series is a “clean ... [more]
M�ller buys Kaufmann division
GERMANY German access and telehandler rental company M�ller Manlift has acquired the forklift rental division of Kaufmann Flurf�rdertechnik. The acquired equipment will be available from M�ller's four locations in W�rzburg, ... [more]
Brambles sells CHEP Recycled
Brambles will divest its CHEP Recycled business, selling the non-core North American recycled whitewood pallet division to Grey Mountain Partners for an enterprise value of USD115 million. CHEP Recycled ... [more]
Jungheinrich launches service app
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich UK has launched a new app to allow customers instant, mobile access to a comprehensive suite of customer service tools. Supported by Apple, Android and Microsoft, Call4Service is ... [more]
JCB gives Warren Access a lift
UNITED KINGDOM Warren Access has bought a fleet of JCB Access electric scissor lifts, heralding the start of a long-term partnership between the two family-run businesses.    Supplied by dealer Scot ... [more]
IFOY 2018 finalists announced
GERMANY The finalists for this year's IFOY Awards include 13 products and solutions from BYD, Jungheinrich, Liebherr, J. D. Neuhaus, STILL, Gebr. Schulte, Wegard and Witron. In February, the finalists ... [more]
Talent in Logistics Awards nominations open
UNITED KINGDOM Entries for the annual Talent in Logistics Awards are now open, providing a unique opportunity to recognise, reward and celebrate the transport, warehousing and logistics industry professionals that are inspiring ... [more]
Engineering firm fined for accident
UNITED KINGDOM A Totton-based firm has been fined after an employee lost his leg in a collision with a forklift. According to the Daily Echo, Puma Engineering and Construction was fined ... [more]
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TAILIFT to exhibit in CeMAT 2018 in Hannover
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Hiring and wages set to increase-logistics industry salary report
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