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This week marks the start of financial reporting, with organisations announcing results for the first quarter of 2019 and, in some cases, full-year results for 2018.
We kick off on a positive note with Konecranes announcing solid growth.
Why do we report these results? Well, we see them as more than an indicator of the health of the materials handling sector. In many respects, they are a barometer of the whole economy: if more forklifts are being sold, it not only means equipment manufacturers and retailers are doing well, it also shows that demand is strong, indicating lively manufacturing, retail and distribution. So, good performance in materials handling sales reflects increased activity in all markets.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Turret trucks a cool choice for air-con maker Australasia News
Marsden Park, NSW National air-conditioning manufacturer ActronAir turned to Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) to help plan the materials handling requirements and provide equipment for its new warehouse in Marsden Park, New South ...
Airport evacuated after forklift spill Australasia News
Mt Isa, Qld Mount Isa Airport and a nearby cattle station were evacuated after ammonium nitrate being carried by a forklift began to produce smoke at a mine in north-west Queensland. According ...
GPT expands in booming logistics sector Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic GPT has added to its growing logistics assets with two purchases worth a combined $28 million. The diversified property group has purchased two industrial sites in Melbourne’s west, a ...
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Toyota acquires Hoist Liftruck
UNITED STATES Toyota Industries North America has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Hoist Liftruck Mfg. The new company will be Hoist Material Handling, Inc. “We’re ...
Riekes and Bublitz complete merger
UNITED STATES Riekes Equipment and Bublitz Material Handling have officially announced their merger, fully combining business operations under the Riekes Equipment name and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Riekes Equipment originally purchased ...
Konecranes performance on the rise
FINLAND Konecranes has seen solid growth across all major financial indicators, with orders rising 26.9% in the last quarter of 2018. For the full year, orders rose 2.8% to EUR3.09 ...
Movers & shakers
I.D. Systems and Jungheinrich collaborate
UNITED STATES Enterprise asset management developer I.D. Systems has announced a multi-year fleet management system agreement with Jungheinrich. Jungheinrich will leverage I.D. Systems’ PowerFleet technologies to track and manage forklift fleets ...
South Florida adds zero-emission RTGs
UNITED STATES South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) has ordered six Kalmar Zero Emission Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs). The cranes will be equipped with a busbar energy system and operator-assist features like auto ...
Getting to know Dirk von Holt
UNITED STATES TVH in the Americas recently named Dirk von Holt as its new president. Forkliftaction News caught up with the president to find out a bit more about him. Forkliftaction ...
Former Shoppa’s chairman remembered
UNITED STATES Lloyd Shoppa, former chairman of Shoppa’s Material Handling, passed away on February 11 at the age of 86. Shoppa’s last role was president of Bell Helicopter Textron. He spent ...
Yale adds end rider pallet truck
UNITED STATES Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced the debut of its new end rider pallet truck series, designed to help operations boost labour efficiency and increase throughput in order picking, unloading ...
Forklift operator challenge debut at IMHX
UNITED KINGDOM Talent in Logistics will use the IMHX exhibition to host its first ever live Forklift Operator Challenge. Visitors will go head-to-head with a skilled opponent, and compete against ...
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SUN-TWS innovates again with the launch of two new designs
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems (SUN-TWS) prides itself on being a leader in the industrial tyre arena. As a result, we are proud to launch two of our newest designs - the Traffic Light Tyre and Talon Prime Aer.
DSM makes major savings on pallet repair cost using the KOOI®-Pallet Bumper
Mr Bert Arends (Safety, Health & Environment department ) found the solution to reduce pallet damage by using the KOOI-Pallet Bumper. Read now what this simple solution means and how the Pallet Bumpers paid for itself within a few months.
The big machine behind the small parts
Efficient parts supply is essential to keeping lift trucks in action and maximising productivity. With guidance from a parts specialist, Gian Schiava finds out what it involves and how it helps the customer.
Customs delay fears driving demand for STR forklifts
Narrow Aisle Ltd - manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions - is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for its range of short-term rental (STR) trucks.
STAXX: Logimat 2019 Preview
As one of the innovator or material handling equipment industrial, STAXX always aims to 'Make Your Job Easier'. STAXX will exhibit from 19th to 21st February 2019 in Hall 10, Stand No. D73, on the LogiMAT in Stuttgart.
Frei presents BRAVA Armrest at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart
BRAVA JOY Armrest for wide-ranging applications in harsh environments. Frei will showcase the BRAVA at Logimat 2019 (Hall 9, Stand C33).
P.B.M. launches new ON-BOARD chargers
PBM leading Company in battery charger production since 1973 launches a complete range of UL listed on-board chargers.
Cascade's Latest Video Looks Ahead
Watch the new video from Cascade Corporation, dedicated to the ongoing partnerships with customers and the company's commitment to providing the best materials handling products and service.
Battery Supplies will be attending LogiMAT
Battery Supplies, your supplier for all batteries, chargers and accessories since 1999 will be exhibiting at LogiMAT 2019 - Hall 10, Stand D40. Battery Supplies is your one-stop-shop for all your battery needs, a partner you can rely on!
Connect with RAVAS at LogiMAT!
At LogiMAT 2019, RAVAS will demonstrate how connected mobile weighing systems on forklifts and warehouse trucks can provide you with vital information on your material flows.
Registration open for annual warehousing and logistics conference
The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference, which takes place April 28 - May1, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.
MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention sets the stage for what's next
MHEDA announces the 2019 Annual Convention, "Set the Stage for What's Next" in Phoenix, AZ May 4-8.
Pack Testing LIVE - See Packaging put to the Test.
Industrial Pack's, Pack Testing LIVE will be an unparalleled industry experience. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to watch live demos testing a wide range of industrial, transit and protective packaging from leading packaging manufacturers.
MULTIMODAL awards open for nominations
The 2019 FTA Multimodal Awards are open for nominations and snooker legend Steve
Davis, OBE, is announced as the event host.
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SUN-TWS innovates again with the launch of two new designs
DSM makes major savings on pallet repair cost using the KOOI®-Pallet Bumper
The big machine behind the small parts
Customs delay fears driving demand for STR forklifts
STAXX: Logimat 2019 Preview
Frei presents BRAVA Armrest at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart
P.B.M. launches new ON-BOARD chargers
Cascade's Latest Video Looks Ahead
Battery Supplies will be attending LogiMAT
Connect with RAVAS at LogiMAT!
Registration open for annual warehousing and logistics conference
MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention sets the stage for what's next
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"Dealers also have the same problem. No 2 brands use the same diagnostic tools or software. There are some common systems such as PSI used by a couple different manufacturers.".
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"Spark could be the capacitors of the inverters discharging/charging. The contactor should pull in as soon as the capacitors are charged, should be quick Not shure when and how they are charged. Prob after turning key".
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"To minimize damages and Safety issues in tight production areas you should go to Tugger carts to move your material. Even AGV's if you have the money. Lifts should be in Shipping, Reciving and Warehouse.".
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