News service and business centre for materials handlingHOME
This newsletter marks our return to 'regular' publishing after a brief year-end break and last week's Year in Review edition.
It's clear that more and more people are heading back to work after their summer or winter break and that we're getting down to business.
Our reflection on last year was a reminder of just how much can happen in 12 months, so we're braced for even more developments in the year ahead.
As usual, if you have any news to share with us or any industry murmurs you would like verified, please feel free to get in touch.

Global News

Global News

Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Terex completes MHPS sale

UNITED STATES Terex Corporation has completed the sale of its Material Handling and Port Solutions business (MHPS) to Konecranes for USD595 million and EUR200 million (USD211million) in cash and 19.6 million newly ... [more]

US Army places $142 million JCB order

UNITED STATES JCB has started 2017 by winning one of the biggest single orders in its 71-year history – a USD$142 million deal to supply the United States Army with a massive ... [more]

Mitsubishi gets full UniCarriers control

JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift, Engine & Turbocharger Holdings, Ltd. (M-FET) has raised its stake in Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. to 51%. At the same time, it has transferred its ... [more]

New facility for MCFA

UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is preparing to build another Houston-area facility, according to the Houston Business Journal. Construction is slated to begin immediately on a 71,000 sq ft. ... [more]

Hiab to supply loader cranes from Wincanton

FINLAND Hiab has received an order for several HIAB L-HiPro 145 cranes from Wincanton Plc, a leading third-party logistics and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. The value ... [more]

SANY ships 100th mobile port machine

CHINA SANY recently dispatched its 100th Asia Pacific reachstacker from its port machinery plant in the Changsha Industrial Park in China’s Hunan province. Completion of the order in late December ... [more]

GRI builds tyre factory in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA GRI (Global Rubber Industries) has laid the foundation for the construction of its latest specialised tyre factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka. This factory will be focused on producing pneumatic ... [more]

Walter Sellick remembered

CANADA Walter Sellick, the founder of Sellick Equipment, passed away on January 10, 2017. He was 98. Walter is survived by sons Howard and David, daughter Heather and many ... [more]

MHEDA recognises another seven

UNITED STATES US materials handling association MHEDA has granted its MVP Award for 2017 to four distributors. The latest inductees are Bublitz Material Handling, North Kansas City, MO (which has held ... [more]

FLTA names safety finalists

UNITED KINGDOM Three businesses from food and drink industries are among the finalists for the 2017 Safe Site Award to be presented at the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Annual Awards for ... [more]


A modern fresh style of training by Trainix

Trainix provides the most comprehensive Forklift Licence, LO Licence, RF Scanning, Forklift Refresher and EWP courses. We combine a modern and fresh style of training with our down-to-earth, approachable forklift trainers either at our training centre or at your workplace. We provide students with the most up-to-date and affordable forklift licence course available in the industry.
Discover our courses here:Our passionate trainers pass on their years of ‘real world’ experience to our students, resulting in all of our students learning how to operate a forklift in the safest and most viable way. Are you ready to discover a new era in workplace training? Feel free to contact us!

TRAINIX • P+61 3 9369 8823 • E: send an email • W: • SF: visit our ShopFront

Your Focus

Your Focus(Blog)

Kristin Lelewicz: The only way is up

As warehouses strive for improved efficiency, one solution is cramming more stock into less space, as Kristin Lelewicz advises. [more]


Durwen – forklift attachments made in Germany

Durwen produces its attachments close to the customers, thus providing solutions to the most diverse fields of application such as the automotive industry, recycling industry as well as the handling of building material and tissue rolls [more]

Safety at Height – Protecting People

The MARCTM creates an engineered safe zone that enables operators to safely access pallet exceptions. [more]

Heavy Load Material Handling Boosts Productivity

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

wuBump® plastic absorber mounted on the fork back

wuBump® has developed and patented a plastic shock absorber that clicks on the fork back of a lift truck, reach truck, stacker or pallet truck. [more]

Forklift safety attachment specialist looks to establish global distributor network

Sumo Industrial & Allied Products Marketing Ltd is looking to appoint distributors and agents worldwide as it seeks to drive further sales growth for its Sumo Glove brand of forklift truck attachments. [more]

New profile guided MEYER Multiple Pallet Handlers - benchmark in Robustness and Flexibility

New profile guided MEYER Multiple Pallet Handlers - benchmark in Robustness and Flexibility [more]

New Manitou ME range of electric forklift truck

This 3 wheels 48 V range will enable you to choose between 4 models: ME 315, ME 316, ME 318 and ME 320 [more]


We wish all of our readers the very best for 2017!
Grown from a need to be informed and to reach out, Forkliftaction has connected thousands of businesses and over 67,000 professionals worldwide. Keep in touch!

The team at Forkliftaction remains committed to serve its community and industry and 2017 will bring some exciting new developments to our platform.

We also thank our loyal advertisers for their continued support. Without them this business would not tick. To get your company or your product in front of decision makers in logistics and materials handlers, discuss Forkliftaction’s flexible and successful advertising options with our digital consultants.

Together we’ll make 2017 great!
The Forkliftaction Team
Subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter.
©2013 - All rights reserved
this week in the news


Global News

Global News

Your Focus

Your Focus(Blog)

this week in the news

Forkliftaction Media Pty Ltd
PO Box 1439
Milton QLD 4064
Storing your login information automatically.

When you select the 'Remember me' option, your login information will be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie. When you visit again, the stored login information will be retrieved automatically and you will not have to submit your login parameters (email address and password) each time you want to visit our members-only pages.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

 Back to Top