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It's that time of year: we're starting to see financial reporting from the listed manufacturers, and so far, there's lots of blue ink.
We're witnessing strong sales on both sides of the Atlantic, with high volumes of materials handling equipment and systems in most markets.
Profits are also up in most cases - the exceptions centering around acquisitions and consolidation costs.
And on that score, we also report on some major takeovers this week.
We're certainly at the business end!
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Chinese forks out in force at CeMAT Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic By Allan Leibowitz CeMAT Australia wrapped up another edition in Melbourne last week, with a small materials handling presence in a show increasingly dominated by warehousing and logistics. Again, ...
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KION confirms positive trend
GERMANY The KION Group benefited from sustained strong growth in the markets for industrial trucks and supply chain solutions in the second quarter of 2018. The group's order intake rose by ...
Hyster-Yale revenues up, profit down
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has announced consolidated revenues of USD765.6 million (up 11.7%) and consolidated net income of USD5.6 million (down 38.3% from the same period last year) for the second ...
PALFINGER continued its profitable growth
AUSTRIA The PALFINGER Group continued to post growth in the first half of 2018. Revenue rose by 6.4% year-on-year to EUR801.9 million (USD938.62 million), reaching a new peak for a first-half ...
Hiab buys rival Effer
FINLAND Hiab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR50 million (USD58.4 million). This acquisition means a ...
Manitou sales on the rise
FRANCE Manitou Group has continued its solid performance, with a record second quarter and revenue growth of 17% compared to the first half of 2017. Business was buoyant in ...
Michelin buys Camso
FRANCE Tyre giant Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, Canada, and the two companies’ off-the-road (OTR) operations will be combined to form a new division to be managed from ...
Product news
JLG offers Positive Air Shut Off system - McConnellsburg, PA, United States
TVH offers remanufactured engines - Olathe, KS, United States
Dematic launches Customer Day series with Smart Sortation - Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Bobcat, Jungheinrich in training initiatives
GERMANY Bobcat has announced the launch of its new Bobcat Institute, replacing the Training Center at the Doosan Bobcat EMEA Campus in Dobris, Czech Republic. The Institute has grown and ...
FRANCE TRIGO has acquired 100% of the capital of Supply Chain Services International, known as SCSI. SCSI is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, USA, with operations in the United States, Europe and ...
Bill Billard remembered
UNITED STATES William G. Billard, president of the former W.T. Billard and MHEDA’s 1995 president, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018. Bill was a leader, mentor and friend to ...
Man crushed in forklift accident
UNITED STATES A 58-year-old North Fort Myers man was killed when he was crushed between a forklift and a truck. James Padgett was stacking boxes onto a forklift in the driveway ...
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