News Edition #1093 - 8 September 2022

This copy is for Preview, Australia

Read online Forward Subscribe



Those in industry or commerce tend to take forklifts for granted, but for charities, these devices can be a game-changer.
We often report on humanitarian uses for materials handling equipment, but lately, we have seen a few charities - mostly in the United States - calling for donations so they can buy forklifts.
It seems many charities are facing growing demand for their support - and this means moving more and more supplies. Combine that with the profile of charity workers, often older volunteers, and it's easy to see why mechanical assistance is required.
This week's charity quest has a happy ending, but it's not always the case, so it would be great if manufacturers, dealers and fleet operators with under-utilised equipment could jump in and help out.


Read online | Send us your news

Brisbane Markets seeks forklift champ  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Registration has opened for the 2022 Brisbane Markets Forklift Operator of the Year event. All tenants and tenant employees who hold a valid Brisbane Markets Forklift Operator Permit (FOP...
Philadelphia Scientific this year celebrates its 20th anniversary in Australia. This milestone coincides with a move into a new facility. This facility triples the floor space for parts and...

Hear about fork truck safety requirements, including recent changes and trends, operational safety and fork truck licensing requirements. Plus, see an onsite demonstration of equipment and Australian standards from Australian Forklift & Industrial Truck Association.

Takes place as part of the Workplace Health & Safety Show Sydney, Tue 20 - Wed 21 September, Sydney Showground. Attendance is FREE so register today


Read online | Send us your news

Briggs acquires Galway Plant and Tool Hire  Cannock, United Kingdom

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Galway Plant and Tool Hire (GPT), one of Ireland’s largest and most successful plant, commercial vehicle and tool hire specialists. Trading since...
Still has welcomed 64 new apprentices and students to the company's headquarters in Hamburg and its seven branches throughout Germany. The new recruits are starting their training and study...

Kiloutou expands in Europe  Marcq-en-Baroeul, France

The Kiloutou Group has signed two acquisition agreements to further expand its European footprint. Kiloutou will acquire Grupo Vendap, the market leader in equipment rental in Portugal, marking the...

Tusk raises R&D funding  Foshan, China

Unmanned forklift robotics company Tusk has received three rounds of financing totalling several hundred million yuan, following investment by Engage Capital, ZhenFund and 01VC. Chinese news service 36Kr reports...

UKMHA issues High Voltage warning  Birmingham, United Kingdom

The UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) has launched its latest Guidance Note at IMHX. The new GN70 ‘Working On High Voltage MHE’, promotes safe working practices for the inspection...

Columbia/Okura ships 1,000th unit  Vancouver, WA, United States

Columbia/Okura recently shipped its 1,000th robotic palletiser.  “We’ve designed and commissioned many successful palletising systems, handling a massive range of products across dozens of industries worldwide,” says a spokesperson...
Singaporean Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Durapower Holdings will power over 60% of PSA Singapore's new Tuas Port's current automated guided vehicle fleet. The use of AGVs to optimise the operational...

Cargo handling company fined for accident  Portsmouth, United Kingdom

A cargo handling company has been fined after an employee was fatally crushed between shipping containers while working in a container park in Portsmouth. On 25 August 2017, Mieczyslaw...

Charity gets its forklift  Monroe County, PA, United States

Feeding Families Ministry Food Pantry in Tobyhanna has received a USD30,000 grant, enabling the purchase of a forklift to help serve its community. PA Live! reports that in June...

Hyster RS45-31CH, 2015, 45T Reach Stacker. 
SMV 6/7 ECC90, 2015, 9T Empty Container Handler. 
Kalmar DRG100-54S6, 2016, 10T Empty Container Reach Stacker. 
SMV 16-1200C, 2016, 16T Heavy Forklift Truck. 
Kalmar DCG 330-12, 2022, 33T Heavy Forklift Truck. 


T: +31 20 497 4101 | Web | Email | Shopfront 


Read online | Submit your media release

BOLZONI’s Rental & Used service is a fast and efficient solution to cope with downtime situations or bridging peak demands within production facilities and the whole logistic chain.
BSLBATT battery, a fast-paced, high-growth, hi-tech lithium-ion technology solutions company, is looking for Global Partners for expansion.
Workplace Health & Safety Show 2022 is returning on Tue 20 - Wed 21 September 22, bringing trusted industry pioneers and groundbreaking newcomers to Sydney, sharing current trends, research and revealing progressive technology, processes and products redefining the world of safety.
Cat® Lift Trucks has increased the advantages of stand-in power pallets with its NPR20-30N2 range. This new generation offers even greater productivity, cost savings and storage efficiency.

Bakers Forklift Services Ltd (BFS), steel fabricators specialising in forklift, plant and agricultural machinery fabrications, are now offering a great “One Time” business opportunity.
In the materials handling industry, expertise matters, and as companies continue to incorporate AGVs into their workflow, finding the right front end solution is a crucial investment decision.
The vendors of material handling equipment (aka – forklifts) have not served the industry in North America well by supporting the conversion to electric forklifts from internal combustion dinosaurs.

We are now taking contributor expressions of interest for these topics:


Highlight your company’s expertise and strengthen your brand profile within a widely read and industry respected report. Express your interest or ask for more information 


Read online

andrew_k, United Kingdom


Pineapples were a rare sight in the 1700s and used as a symbol of wealth. They weren't eaten but rented out by the aristocracy as a table centrepiece at dinner parties.

Whales Weighed by Drone

Drone photographs taken of 86 southern right whales off the coast of Argentina are allowing scientists to measure the giant creatures' mass from a distance.


Read online

An all-inclusive forklift training business? Can do!
Sunita Pidair
In January this year, WORK SAFE Training was awarded the Consumers Choice Award in Business Excellence in Health and Safety in the Toronto Region. CEO and founder Sunita Pidair talks about building an inclusive forklift training company from the ground up.

source equipment for your warehouse



Police find stolen forklifts


Raymond boosts 4750 range


Noblelift adds VNA lift in US


Geodis orders 1,000 LocusBots


Manitou buys ATN Platforms


CEO, Beumer Group, Germany
president, Carter Intralogistics, United States
instructor academy manager, RTITB, United Kingdom
senior vice president, PEAC Solutions , United States

‘…We got 7 inquiries coming from Canada, USA, Mexico, Israel and Australia (5 from retailers, 2 from machines manufacturers) and we are still in contact with them. I can state that’s a success story!’

David Massat - Sales Director OEM and Export, SNDC, on the power of FORKLIFTACTION ADVERTISING

Thinking of adding Forkliftaction advertising to your marketing toolkit? Download the media kit to take the next step


View all

Hangzhou - China
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - United States
Great Bridge, Tipton, West Midlands - United Kingdom
Brendale, Brisbane, Queensland - Australia

MACHINERY-ONQ is the one place to source and sell all yournew and used machinery.

Find a machine | Add a machine



View all

International Conference for Forest Products, Paper & Packaging

Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
Madrid, Spain

Greentech for Ports and Terminals Conference

February 22, 2023
Hamburg, Germany


March 28-29, 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom


View all

On-Site Fleet Coordinator

Council Bluffs, IA, United States

DOT Field Service Mechanic -Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Service Technician Forklift Mechanic

Evansville, IN, United States

Parts/Service Coordinator - Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Customer Service Rep - FL

Orlando, Florida, United States

Road Service Technician

Decatur, IL, United States

© 2022 - All rights reserved.


Forkliftaction Media Pty Ltd, 63 Lugg Street, Bardon QLD 4065, Australia