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WELCOME TO FORKLIFTACTION.COM, MATERIALS HANDLING ONLINE.
This is issue #111 - 12 June 2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry professionals.
 
INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

NEWS
1. JUNGHEINRICH: PROFITS UP DESPITE LAGGING ECONOMY
2. **SPECIAL FEATURE** HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING YOUR INDUSTRY
3. KALMAR TO BUILD STILL FORKLIFTS
4. **ADVERTISEMENT** KOMATSU FORKLIFT EUROPEAN DIVISION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
5. MOVERS & SHAKERS
6. CAPTION COMPETITION: FINAL WEEK
7. SPAT LEADS TO FORKLIFT RECOVERY

UPCOMING EVENTS
8. NZ POWER CRANE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
9. THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS EXHIBITION
10. 12TH ANNUAL MIDWEST MATERIAL HANDLING & PACKAGING SHOW (MWMH)
11. SLING SAFETY AND FALL PREVENTION
12. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SHOW 2003

OPEN TENDERS
13. HOIST, WIRE ROPE
14. HOIST, CHAIN 1000LB
15. REPAIR FORK LIFT & PALLET JACK
16. INSTALLATION SERVICES OF HANDLING EQUIPMENT.
17. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PARTS
18. QTY 25-30 ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFTS 8000KG

POSITIONS VACANT
19. FORKLIFT TECHNICIAN - FULL TIME
20. TERRITORY PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER - FULL TIME

RESUMES
21. MANAGER - FULL TIME



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1. JUNGHEINRICH: PROFITS UP DESPITE LAGGING ECONOMY 
HAMBURG, Germany
Despite a declining world market, Jungheinrich lifted net profit by 38 percent to EUR53.7 million (USD63 million) in 2002.

Jungheinrich chairman Dr Cletus von Pichler told the annual general meeting on June 3 that the world was still in a disturbing state, with economic and political uncertainties dampening the investment climate.

There is a lack of pioneering spirit, little motivation, and many people are concerned about the potential loss of their jobs, he said. In these difficult times, the market for industrial trucks has not gone unscathed.

Nevertheless Jungheinrich, the world's fourth-largest forklift supplier, was optimistic that new growth was just around the corner. The company's report said it expected more than five percent growth in warehousing technology for 2003.

Jungheinrich, which celebrates its 50th birthday in August, would this year invest EUR60 million (USD70.1 million) in developing new products and its international sales division, almost twice last year's budget.

The year 2003 will be more difficult to master than 2002, Dr von Pichler said. The year got off to a good start. Market volume has increased by four percent ... but this is not reflected in the order value, because the product mix has shifted from high price to low price equipment."

Dr von Pichler said it was difficult to give a forecast for 2003, even after five months.

"The uncertainty of the economic situation continues to delay the necessary investment decisions of our customers. A wait-and-see attitude helps no one," he said.

- Jungheinrich website -
2. **SPECIAL FEATURE** HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING YOUR INDUSTRY 
MEDINA, OH, United States
Technology has changed the way materials handling products around the world are developed and produced. Complex computer aids have replaced sharp pencils and graph paper as companies strive for the perfect forklift.

Click here to read the full text of this feature story.
  
3. KALMAR TO BUILD STILL FORKLIFTS 
LJUNGBY, Sweden
Still, part of the Linde group, and Kalmar Industries, a subsidiary of Partek, have agreed on an OEM deal which will see Kalmar manufacturing forklifts for Still at its factory in Ljungby, Sweden.

The agreement, signed this month, covers internal combustion forklifts from six to eight tonne capacities and electric trucks from 5.5 to eight tonne capacities.

A Kalmar statement said Still would deliver the parts and components to Kalmar, and would sell the machines as its own brand through its sales network.

Production begins in 2004. Financial details of the agreement were not released.

- Still website - www.still.de
- Kalmar Industries website - www.kalmarind.com

4. **ADVERTISEMENT** KOMATSU FORKLIFT EUROPEAN DIVISION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE 
MILAN, Italy - Komatsu Forklift European Division has launched a new website for the European market.

The website contains detailed product descriptions of Komatsu's material handling products, including:
~ LPG and diesel trucks;
~ Electric counterbalance trucks;
~ Pallet trucks;
~ Stackers;
~ Reach trucks; and
~ Order pickers.

The site also features contact details for Komatsu outlets throughout Europe and related internet links.

Register online to access reserved areas and receive the Komatsu newsletter, which details new products and promotions.

See www.komatsuforklift.net

5. MOVERS & SHAKERS 
HAMBURG, Germany
Jungheinrich has appointed two new managing directors to its Portuguese and Italian operations.

Christopher Drpinghaus is the new managing director of Jungheinrich Italiana Srl in Milan, taking over from Matthias Fischer, who has joined the Jungheinrich board of management.

Mr Drpinghaus was formerly managing director of Jungheinrich Portugal Lda, a post which has been filled by Alexander Ab. Mr Ab previously managed sales promotions at Jungheinrich's rental and used trucks division in Hamburg, Germany.

6. CAPTION COMPETITION: FINAL WEEK 
BRISBANE, Australia
Forkliftaction.com's caption competition has entered its final stretch. Next week the winning entry will be published on the website and in the newsletter.

This is your last chance to get involved in Forkliftaction.com's most popular competition. Simply click here to view the caption page at Forkliftaction.com, then email your entry to Damien Tomlinson.

- Click here for the caption competition page -
7. SPAT LEADS TO FORKLIFT RECOVERY 
HAMILTON, Canada
A forklift thief has been reported to police by his fuming girlfriend after a domestic argument.

The angry woman led police to a haul of stolen goods after becoming tired of her boyfriend using her truck without permission.

A CAN50,000 (USD36,600) forklift was among CAN150,000 (USD109,898) of stolen goods, including computer games, two-way radios and movies.

The forklift was reported stolen in February by an Ancaster company, according to the Hamilton Spectator. No details of the forklift were available.

 

8. NZ POWER CRANE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Queenstown, New Zealand
17th and 18th July 2003
9. THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS EXHIBITION
Guangzhou, China
25th to 28th July 2003
10. 12TH ANNUAL MIDWEST MATERIAL HANDLING & PACKAGING SHOW (MWMH)
Minneapolis, United States
21st and 22nd October 2003
11. SLING SAFETY AND FALL PREVENTION
Los Angeles, United States
28th & 29th October 2003
12. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SHOW 2003
Moscow, Russia
29th October - 1 November 2003
 

13. HOIST, WIRE ROPE
Columbus, OH, United States
Closing: 23 June 2003 TBA - Contract: SP075003UC515
14. HOIST, CHAIN 1000LB
Columbus, OH, United States
Closing: 23 June 2003 TBA - Contract: SP076003UB435
15. REPAIR FORK LIFT & PALLET JACK
Monterey, CA, United States
Closing: 22 July 2003 3:00pm - Contract: SV03024
16. INSTALLATION SERVICES OF HANDLING EQUIPMENT.
Montlucon, France
Closing: 21 July 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221000
17. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PARTS
Metz Armees., France
Closing: 29 July 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29220000
18. QTY 25-30 ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFTS 8000KG
Melbourne, Australia
Closing: 09 July 2003 12:00am - Contract: E1-202848
 
19. FORKLIFT TECHNICIAN - FULL TIME
Miami, Florida, United States
20. TERRITORY PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER - FULL TIME
Northeastern states-location to be determined, United States
 
21. MANAGER - FULL TIME
ANYWHERE, India

 

  

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