News Edition #951 - 28 November 2019

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You've probably already noticed that this week's newsletter looks a bit different. What you're seeing is the result of months of work to make our news more locally relevant and easier to read on a variety of devices. With a few updates along the way, our old format served us well for almost two decades, but things have moved fast in the online world, and hopefully the new interactive design will keep up with the pace of change. We'd like to thank our programming team for the hard work that has gone into our update and we're sure they'll be busy in the weeks and months ahead as we roll out further enhancements.

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Mines still recruiting  Canberra, ACT, Australia

Australian mines are still hiring, and forklift skills are among the qualifications in demand. The Minerals Council of Australia's latest More to Mining careers guide highlights career progression, varied...
Forkliftaction Media has launched a major upgrade to its global materials handling website and news service. According to Forkliftaction CEO Ann Hofmans, "the upgrade involves a comprehensive rebuild of...

New warehouse designs focus on flexibility  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Multi-level warehousing is fast becoming the norm in Australia, as businesses aim to maximise the available land footprint. reports that multi-storey sheds have also become the rage in...

SCLAA presents awards  Sydney, NSW, Australia

On 22 November, the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) announced the winners of the 2019 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards at the iconic Luna Park, Sydney. The...
Elgas Forklift premium is a superior quality product providing 95% pure propane LPG helping to lower maintenance costs thereby reducing forklift downtime.

Elgas Forklift premium offers a reliable cylinder delivery service, bulk delivery option, 210kg tank fast-fill technology, extensive national branch network and security of supply.

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Toyota upgrades IC forklift line  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced upgrades to its line of internal combustion (IC) forklifts. Beginning in January 2020, upgraded technology along with new standard features - several of which...

AWP standards postponed  Crooklands, United Kingdom

New standards governing aerial work platforms will be delayed for three months. The UK-based International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has advised that there has been a revision to the...

Terberg announces new yard tractors  Benschop, Netherlands

Terberg has announced a new generation of yard tractors which it claims is "even more robust and durable than the YT182/YT222 and even easier to maintain and update". The...
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LEEA recognises achievements with 2019 Awards  Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its awards during the LiftEx 2019 Awards Dinner, held earlier this month at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes. The...

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KION backs apprentices - Summerville, SC, United States
TVH Partners with Toys for Tots - Olathe, KS, United States
Raymond raises USD15,000 for cancer fund - Santa Fe Springs, CA, United States
Haulotte Shanghai has been recognised by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) as the first company in China with "the entire staff completing the IPAF training". Completion of the...

Company fined after accident  Chorley, United Kingdom

A Chorley egg producer has been fined GBP60,000 (USD77,000) after a forklift overturned and crushed the driver. The incident took place in December 2018, at Staveley's Eggs in Goosnargh...

Rodeo embraces virtual reality  Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States

Wisconsin Lift Truck is gearing up to co-host the highly anticipated Forklift Rodeo at this year's Midwest Food Products Association Annual Convention being held on 4 December at the...

Forklift used to ferry giant panda  Washington, DC, United States

Staff at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington used a forklift to move Bei Bei, the panda, to a truck, headed for Dulles International Airport. There, the crate was...
TVH offers equipment parts and more
Forkliftaction appreciates TVH's continued advertising support for over 18 years!

For the last 50 years, TVH has grown to become one of the most respected names in the material handling and industrial equipment industry.
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Doosan proudly announces adding two new products to their product line - a Stand Up Rider and a Walkie End Rider.
On November 16, 2019, under the leadership of Tian shihong, Deputy Director of the State Administration of Market Supervision, eight people visited the dealer of Hangcha in Cambodia.
Quarion Technology is using UWB and AI to enable innovative safety functionality and efficiency improvements in industry. Keeping employees safe while increasing productivity could be the difference that accelerates companies past competition.
Smart logistics and Industry 4.0 have created an ever growing demand for data input as a tool to optimise supply chains and reach required profit levels.
Get the most out of your material handling fleet by upgrading your power system to lithium ion. Increase your productivity and save valuable time by cutting out unnecessary tasks.
BodyGuard's Forklift Pedestrian Sensor keeps people safe distance from moving vehicles.
Cascade has a wide variety of solutions to help you improve your logistics, no matter the size of the challenge. Find out how to save time, reduce cost, or improve quality.

Forklift related budgets can get quickly out of control in the festive season. FMX has a range of features designed to help you manage the costs of running your fleet whilst protecting the safety of your employees.
TREX.PARTS is the new alternative in the market of spare parts. We offer an extensive selection of OES parts as well as high-quality identical parts. Get to know us and visit us at LogiMAT next March!
MHEDA's 2020 MVP and MVS Award Program is open. MVP and MVS Applications are due December 2nd. Members who achieve this award demonstrate their commitment to business excellence.
India Cold Chain Show is an international event, which connects cold storage owners, end-users, service providers and logisticians.
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Veshai Handling Equipment Co. is a leading designer and manufacturer of electric lifting and materials handling equipment.

Veshai provides a comprehensive range of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, i-stackers, pallet trucks, lift tables, tractors, dock equipment and special equipment designed to be easy to use and service.

Veshai is seeking partners from all over the world to establish long term co-operation.
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Accessories: efficient warehouse solutions
In part one of the warehouse efficiency feature, Forkliftaction looked at how materials handling equipment can improve your warehouse bottom line. In part two, Melissa Barnett examines the range of modern accessories that can give materials handling equipment an enhanced ability to boost efficiency and productivity. Read the story
Towards more efficient warehouses
Why is warehouse efficiency so important? Can materials handling equipment help achieve efficiency in your warehouse operation? Melissa Barnett looks at what is on offer in this two-part feature on achieving optimal warehouse efficiency. Read the story


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