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Subject: Forkliftaction Newsletter #65

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This is issue #65 - 12 July 2002 of your personal newsletter.
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NEWS
1. YANMAR AND ISUZU TO SHARE DIESEL ENGINES
2. BT ROLATRUC SCORES GBP10 MILLION BOOKER CONTRACT
3. AUSA IN RUSSIAN ASSAULT
4. CHINESE PORT BUYS NINE ZPMC CRANES
5. ROLF SLOBOTZKY: SOUTH OF THE BORDER
6. WATCHDOG TARGETS FORKLIFT SAFETY

OPEN TENDERS
7. FORKLIFT REQUIRED
8. FORK-LIFT TRUCKS, WORKS TRUCKS RAILWAY-STATION PLATFORM TRACTORS.
9. INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES
10. TRACTORS. PNEUMATIC ELEVATORS OR CONVEYORS. FORK-LIFT TRUCKS, WORKS TRUCKS RAILWAY-STATION PLATFORM
11. 2 PIECES OF POST PANAMAX GANTRY CRANE


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NEWS
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1. YANMAR AND ISUZU TO SHARE DIESEL ENGINES
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TOKYO, Japan
Isuzu Motors Ltd and Yanmar Diesel Engine Co will begin cross-supplying diesel engines for forklifts and other non-automotive vehicles next year.

A joint statement said Isuzu would supply Yanmar, an agricultural machinery maker, with up to 5,000 four-cylinder forklift engines each year, ranging from 4.8-litres to 5.2-litres, from its Tochigi plant.

Yanmar would provide up to 20,000 engines, built at its Biwa plant, to Isuzu for boats and agricultural machinery. The companies would share or jointly procure parts to reduce costs.

Yanmar and Isuzu wanted to boost their engine line-ups to bolster faltering domestic sales, and respond to an increase in overseas demand, particularly in the United States, company officials said.

The two companies are also considering joint research on environmentally-friendly technologies and joint product development in the future, to reduce the cost of investment.


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2. BT ROLATRUC SCORES GBP10 MILLION BOOKER CONTRACT
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SLOUGH, United Kingdom
BT Rolatruc Ltd has won a seven-year, GBP10 million contract to supply and maintain more than 450 warehouse and counterbalance forklifts for Booker Cash & Carry Ltd.

The forklifts, the first of which will be delivered this month, are Reflex reach trucks, Cargo counterbalance forklifts, and Orion powered pallet trucks. The contract includes a comprehensive service agreement.

Booker Cash & Carry is the UK's largest food wholesaler, with a 34 percent market share. It serves independent caterers and retailers through 177 branches across the UK.

BT Rolatruc, in a statement, said negotiations for the contract began in 2000.

Website: http://www.bt-rolatruc.com

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3. AUSA IN RUSSIAN ASSAULT
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BARCELONA, Spain
Automoviles Utilitarios SA (AUSA) has launched an aggressive market share assault on eastern Europe, and plans to expand its Russian distributor network.

AUSA eastern Europe regional sales manager Alvaro Noguera said the companys promotional efforts in Russia had attracted the interest of several potential distributors.

Currently AUSA has a distributor in Moscow, but plans to add distributors in St Petersburg, the Urals, Siberia and Vladivostok in coming months.

Mr Noguera said the Russian market had a high demand for rough terrain, four-wheel-drive forklifts, and had shown interest in European, rather than Russian and Ukrainian technology. Dumpers would gain popularity in the farming sector.

The size of Russias construction industry created potential for AUSA's penetration in the region. Our job now is to demonstrate the performance of our forklifts over conventional electric forklifts, Mr Noguera said.

Website: http://www.ausa.com

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4. CHINESE PORT BUYS NINE ZPMC CRANES
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SHENZHEN, China
Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), southern Chinas leading container port, has taken delivery of nine rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Zhenhua Port Machinery Co Ltd (ZPMC).

The cranes, which arrived on June 26 after a five-day voyage from Jiangyin, are the first of 17 RTGs YICT has ordered from ZPMC.

YICT general manager Kenneth Tse said the RTGs, which stack one-over-five high, would begin work after testing and technical commissioning. He would not reveal the purchase price.

The remaining eight RTGs would be delivered this month, he said. Once the new machines are commissioned, YICT will have a total of 70 RTGs at the port.

Mr Tee said the new equipment would boost productivity at the container yard and accelerate container turnover. YICT handled its 10 millionth container in May.

Website: http://www.hph.com.hk

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5. ROLF SLOBOTZKY: SOUTH OF THE BORDER
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MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Expo-Logistica, a combined showcase of the materials handling and logistics industries, was held in Mexico Citys new Hipodromo de Las Americas exhibition hall last week.

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6. WATCHDOG TARGETS FORKLIFT SAFETY
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MELBOURNE, Australia
Unsafe forklift operating practices are the target of a new campaign by Victorias workplace safety watchdog.

WorkSafe Victoria transport and storage program director Trevor Martin said there had been more than 5,000 forklift-related injury claims, with 48 fatalities, in Victoria since 1985. Most deaths occurred when a forklift, or its load, struck a pedestrian, an Australian Associated Press report said.

The huge number of forklift-related incidents shows the need for more stringent safety practices, particularly in relation to traffic management, Mr Martin said. Injury claims in the transport and storage industry last financial year (2001/02) cost more than AUD1 million.

Traffic management plans and pedestrian exclusion zones must be created in heavy traffic areas to ensure pedestrians were not injured, Mr Martin said.


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OPEN TENDERS
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7. Forklift required [Contract: CS-I-02-23717]
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Indianapolis, IN, 46278, United States
Closing: 16 July 2002
http://www.forkliftaction.com/tenders/tender_full.asp?teid=60

8. Fork-lift trucks, works trucks railway-station platform tractors. [Contract: CPV: 29221500]
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Hjoerring, Denmark
Closing: 12 August 2002
http://www.forkliftaction.com/tenders/tender_full.asp?teid=59

9. Inspection and certification services [Contract: CPV: 29220000, 74313110]
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Didcot, United Kingdom
Closing: 16 August 2002
http://www.forkliftaction.com/tenders/tender_full.asp?teid=63

10. Tractors. Pneumatic elevators or conveyors. Fork-lift trucks, works trucks railway-station platform [Contract: CPV: 29221500, 29221710, 29370000]
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Toulouse, France
Closing: 21 August 2002
http://www.forkliftaction.com/tenders/tender_full.asp?teid=61

11. 2 pieces of Post Panamax gantry crane [Contract: CPV:29221410 - Cranes]
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Ankara, Turkey
Closing: 05 September 2002
http://www.forkliftaction.com/tenders/tender_full.asp?teid=64


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