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|There was a sobering warning from the World Bank this week, when it noted that the global economy has slowed to its lowest pace in three years.
The good news is that it is on track to stabilise, but the World Bank fears that its momentum is fragile and subject to substantial risks.
Of particular concern to the bank - and many of our readers - is the slowing in international trade and investment. These have been weaker than expected at the start of the year, and economic activity in major advanced economies, particularly the Euro Area, and some large emerging markets and developing economies has been softer than previously anticipated.
On the positive side, the latest analysis tips growth in the emerging and developing world next year "as the turbulence and uncertainty that afflicted a number of countries late last year and this year recedes".
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Rough and tumble: rough-terrain forklifts and telehandlers
In industry sectors where robust and versatile equipment is required, two materials handling options - telehandlers and rough-terrain forklifts - stand out. Construction, heavy industry and mining continue to take advantage of rough- and all-terrain forklifts, while construction and agriculture have discovered the versatility of telehandlers. Melissa Barnett takes a look at what is happening in the rough-terrain and telehandler market. [Read the full report]
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|North Fork Group acquires Lencrow Forklifts Australasia News|
Brisbane, Qld North Fork Group, the majority-owned Australian subsidiary of Nishio Rent All Co Ltd, has acquired the assets and business operations of Lencrow Forklifts.
Lencrow Forklifts is a leading ...
|Accident costs explained Australasia News|
Newcastle, NSW A safety consultant is warning of the hidden costs of forklift accidents.
In an opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald, Faith Eason examines a recent $95,000 fine following a ...
|Freight costs threaten food trade Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Freight costs are one of the largest single cost items in the production of many agricultural commodities in Australia and impact on global competitiveness, according to a new report. ...
|Vin Rowe: The future is electric! Australasia News|
Vin Rowe Farm Machinery are excited to announce they will be the sole importer and distributor of the Zowell range of electric material handling equipment, including pallet trucks, reach stackers, and electric forklifts.
Zowell's quality products are designed with comfort, stability and efficiency in mind.
Contact Graham at Vin Rowe to find out more!
Vin Rowe Farm Machinery
Tel: +61 (0) 418 177 045 | Web | Email
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|Bolzoni expands in South America|
BRAZIL In line with its strategy to progressively expand its presence in new countries, Bolzoni has invested in the South American market, establishing Bolzoni South America Acessorios Para Empilhadeiras Ltda. ...
|Crown opens Oklahoma facility|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the opening of a new sales and service facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“The materials handling needs of our customers in this area continue ...
|Asset management tool adds value|
IRELAND Some forklift manufacturers insist that customers use their proprietary fleet management tools to keep track of their equipment, but an Irish timber frame maker is getting great results for its ...
|JCB appoints West Malaysia dealer|
MALAYSIA Mach 1 has been appointed as the official dealer for JCB in West Malaysia, and will be exclusively responsible for the region.
Mach 1 will operate from a combination ...
|End of the line for CeMAT in Germany|
GERMANY One of the biggest dedicated global materials handling and logistics events, CeMAT, has come to an end with the announcement that it will be fully integrated into “the revamped HANNOVER ...
|TVH expands Pennsylvania location|
UNITED STATES TVH in the Americas (TVH) has announced that its Pennsylvania distribution centre has moved into a larger space. Previously located just outside of Harrisburg, PA, TVH Pennsylvania is now located ...
|Linde revamps order picker range|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling is renewing and expanding its range of industrial trucks for order picking applications, starting with eight new models of the Linde N20 C low-level order picker. ...
|UniCarriers Americas launches finance program|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers America (UCA) has announced a partnership with DLL to offer its dealers a private financial program, UniCarriers Capital. The program is funded and administered by DLL and will support ...
|Coussens adds all-terrain cranes|
UNITED KINGDOM British crane rental company Coussens Crane Hire, which is based in Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex, has just added two new Demag all-terrain cranes to its fleet.
The delivery consisted ...
|UK adopts National Forklift Safety Day|
UNITED KINGDOM As part of its commitment to raising industry standards and improving the safe use of materials handling equipment, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) is championing the UK launch of ...