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Kalmar secures orders for 708 terminal tractors

UNITED STATES Kalmar is approaching 2017 with confidence, having secured orders for a total of 708 terminal tractors in the Americas region. The orders were received during the annual dealer ... [more]

JCB adds Hendershot Equipment

UNITED STATES Hendershot Equipment Company, a premier equipment dealership with locations in Stephenville and Decatur, Texas, has added a new, JCB-dedicated division, Hendershot JCB, to its operations. The new division will carry ... [more]

TMHNC expands into new site

UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMHNC) will expand into new premises in Livermore, California after outgrowing its facilities in Hayward. Senior vice president Mark Andres tells Forkliftaction News the ... [more]

Riwal opens new depot

NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has opened a new depot in the port of Rotterdam.    The new depot in an area of the port ... [more]

Big booms for Cannon

FRANCE Essex hire company Cannon Access has taken delivery of a range of new Haulotte booms. A mix of HA16 and 20 Pro models, this shipment brings the fleet size to ... [more]

Product News

Stärke adds CSS - Ontario, Canada
Briggs shows at Multimodal 2017 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Flexi solutions at IntraLogisteX 2017 - Coventry, United Kingdom [more]

TVH embraces warehouse automation 

UNITED STATES TVH in the Americas, a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the materials handling and industrial equipment industry, is building a new automated storage and retrieval system ... [more]

Seafood processor catches onto attachment

UNITED KINGDOM Scallop processor West Coast Sea Products is benefitting from a new rotator attachment at its site near the harbour in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. The company takes landings from all ... [more]

Ports consider use of hydrogen

UNITED STATES Los Angeles port operators are considering the use of hydrogen-powered vehicles to address environmental concerns. The California Hydrogen Business Council has released a report on the 2016 Hydrogen and ... [more]

OTTO automates Toyota

CANADA OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, will provide Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi with an OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for ground tyre delivery ... [more]


Facts, inspiring and frightening ones, heat up the discussion

The new forum discussion “Hazards, Incidents and Accidents” is attracting interesting experiences (some gruesome) as well as useful stats and ideas from around the world. Of note this week…

TerryW’s formula for attracting safety funding.

Joining the discussion is easy.

Watch the new forum as it grows.



Are your Forklift Operators Licenced to Load?

Real FMX delivers a powerful intervention tool that can control machine access, apportion accountability, and be the backbone of credible driver/operator analysis. [more]

New trade deal will make the USA a safer place

SumoGlove International Ltd (Sumo) – the UK-based producer of forklift safety equipment – has announced the appointment of BWS Industrial Services Inc (BWS ISI) [more]

Investing in Materials Handling Equipment

Has there ever been a better time to invest in materials handling equipment for your rental fleets? [more]

Eliminate Battery Tray Failure with the SmartBlinky Tray Monitor

The new SmartBlinky Tray Monitor, from Philadelphia Scientific, alerts operators and managers to the electrolyte in the battery tray before it destroys it, and then the stands, floors, forklift and potentially exposes staff. [more]

Solve for X at ProMat 2017

ProMat – The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2017 – is coming to Chicago April 3-6 and will feature keynotes on Sustainability and Industry 4.0. [more]

Miretti Americas: A world of material handling ex opportunities

Miretti is a market leader in the explosion protection of material handling, oilfield and coal mining equipment used in potentially explosive environments. Miretti offers both explosion proof equipment conversions and new EX trucks. [more]

The industry, a real strategy for Manitou

With the industrial market moving towards digitalisation and automated machine management, the Manitou Group is setting itself apart with its easy-to-use, intuitive and easily maintained trucks [more]

Heavy Load Material Handling Boosts Productivity

Bring new efficiency to transitions between production machines with compact transporters. [more]

MEYER Multi-pallet handlers in operation at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bremen (Germany)

Quantum leap in pallet logistics - MEYER's closed Shaft Guiding System.
The secret of completely successful innovation. [more]

IMO, UNECE to speak at ICHCA packaged dangerous goods seminar

Regulators and industry experts including IMO, UNECE, APM Terminals and Hapag-Lloyd convene in London on 6 March to address misdeclaration, poor packing and other key risk factors for dangerous goods in the container supply chain [more]

Full agenda announced for The Battery Show Europe Conference

The Battery Show Conference Europe recently announced its full agenda, revealing an exciting three-day, two-track program with perspectives from leading OEMs and Tier 1s including Ford, Daimler AG, Continental, Groupe Renault and many more. [more]

PROMAT 2017 exhibitor preview: Meet these leading providers

On April 3 - 6, 2017, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event – ProMat®. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]

Today’s ICE forklifts under the hood and beyond!


ICE forklifts have become sophisticated machines. Today’s manufacturers have responded to a complex array of legislation, safety, ergonomics, efficiency and market expectations by upping the ante in ICE design and engineering. Read about what the modern ICE forklift has to offer in FORKLIFTACTION’s Special May feature on ICE Forklifts.

Publication planned for 4 May 2017, this is the chance for manufacturers and experts to showcase their know-how. Contact our team for more information.

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