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|This week's decision to repeal a range of tariffs on Chinese imports is good news twice-over for materials handling. Firstly, tariffs on a range of forklifts have been lifted, potentially dropping prices by 25%. But, possibly more importantly, the move marks the first calming effort in a trade war that was impacting on the global economy.
As we published this week's newsletter, few in the industry were aware of the latest US move, and even fewer understood the mechanisms for the wind-back, nor the implications.
We will continue to investigate ...
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|Adaptalift introduces ‘budget’ lines Australasia News|
Springvale, Vic Adaptalift Group is backing the new Hyster UT and Yale UX Series lift trucks to satisfy a strong need in the Australian market for quality-engineered, cost-effective forklifts suited to lower ...
|Beetroot 'baron' wins Toyota promo Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A Melbourne market gardener recently became the lucky winner of Toyota Material Handling's promotion to win back the purchase price of a Toyota walkie stacker or electric pallet jack. ...
|Preparing for Safe Work Month Australasia News|
Brisbane, Qld WorkCover Queensland is urging the state to get involved in Safe Work Month 2019, with a number of events planned for October.
Events will run throughout Queensland for Safe ...
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|US drops tariffs on Chinese forklift imports|
UNITED STATES The United States government appears to have cancelled its import tariffs on Chinese forklifts.
A notice from the Office of the United States Trade Representative grants exclusions to the ...
|Hyster appoints Angolan dealer|
ANGOLA Auto Maquinaria has been appointed as the new dealer for Hyster forklifts in Angola.
The company, which is based in Luanda, has been distributing equipment in ...
|Konecranes adds three new products|
FINLAND Konecranes has launched three new lifting products that refresh and reinforce its portfolio, targeting existing and new industrial customers in segments including general manufacturing, automotive and various process industries. ...
|Movers & Shakers|
Snorkel, Clark Europe
|ABB builds Shanghai automation plant|
CHINA ABB has begun construction of its new 67,000 sqm robotics manufacturing and research facility in Kangqiao, near Shanghai. Expected to open in 2021, it will be the most advanced, automated ...
|Taylor adds Midwest Big Lift|
UNITED STATES Taylor Machine Works, Inc. and Taylor Sudden Service, Inc. have appointed Midwest Big Lift, Inc., located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a Taylor and Sudden Service dealer.
Midwest Big ...
|Ful-ton Forklifts marks 40 years|
UNITED KINGDOM Ful-ton Forklifts this month celebrates over 40 years in the industry as an independent materials handling equipment supplier in the UK.
“In those four decades, we have supplied ...
|IMHX will increase its frequency|
UNITED KINGDOM Organisers of IMHX (International Materials Handling Exhibition) will increase its frequency to every two years.
The event is currently under way in Birmingham and organisers say the change follows ...
|Creform adds bidirectional AGV|
UNITED STATES Creform Materials Handling Systems has launched the newest edition to the company’s line-up of materials handling autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), the CA-B50100-NSI. The new model is a bidirectional AGV that ...
|Jury rules caravan worker death ‘a tragic accident’|
UNITED KINGDOM A three-day inquest into the death of Paul Heath who was struck by a forklift in 2017 has ruled the event “a tragic accident”.
Heath, of Sutton Park, was ...
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|Alexander Baal: Why renting a forklift truck adds greater flexibility|
The forklift rental and refurbished market continues to evolve and is offering the enhanced flexibility that is being demanded by organisations responding to the challenges of a 24x7 marketplace as well as political and economic uncertainty and rising customer expectations, according to Alexander Baal.
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|Microlift's Hybrid Pallet Truck - Revolution in Hand Pallet Truck Market|
Why did we call it a "Revolution" in the hand pallet truck market?
|KOOI® REACHCONTROL - Less damage when moving pallets|
A common problem in organisations where several different pallet sizes are used, for example in the packaging, beverage and furniture industries, is that it is hard to find the optimum length of forklift forks because they are too long or too short.
|New Yale® UX Series delivers Simply Efficient handling solutions|
A world leader in forklifts and warehousing solutions, Yale is introducing to Asia-Pacific its new UX Series of lift trucks for clients seeking cost-effective material handling solutions from a trusted supplier.
|Cascade's Fork Fundamentals: 8 Easy Steps for Fork Inspection|
In any industry, proper fork maintenance and regular inspection helps you get the best possible performance from your forks. With these 8 steps, Cascade makes it easy.
|ANSI Compliant? GREAT! And you have supporting documentation, right?|
All forklift parts providers claim that their products are ANSI compliant. Some boast that they exceed ANSI Standards. Truth, or fiction?
|That's why Bolzoni Auramo adopted the Lean Manufacturing System|
Always move forward with ideas and people: this is the path we follow in Bolzoni Auramo. We asked Roberto Brusamonti, Bolzoni SpA OEM's Production Manager, how Bolzoni embraced the Lean Manufacturing philosophy to be a more competitive company.
|IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI from November 12 to 14, 2019|
WOP DUBAI 2019, the only event of its kind dedicated to the region's fresh produce industry and IPM DUBAI, a significant platform for the green sector in the Near and Middle East, will take place November 12 to 14, 2019.
|Future of Mining Americas|
Future of Mining Americas returns to Denver with the focus on digitization, innovation and the future workforce.
|Forkliftaction Promotion: Better Leads for better business in 2020|
For better business leads, you need a medium that attracts genuine and receptive buyers. Our 'Better Leads for Better Business' promotion offers three options for low-cost, flexible advertising.