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This is issue #112 - 19 June
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
Many companies have taken a fresh approach to
their marketing by unleashing their business onto the
Forkliftaction.com community, with staggering
Below is an extract from a letter, forwarded to
us, from a happy advertiser to a colleague who was thinking
about a Forkliftaction.com campaign:
"...In the past, to
make lift truck distributors aware of our shrink protective
packaging, we advertised in several US journals. We even
attended manufacturer fairs, and tried direct mail. I've found
that we've received more business and interest through
Forkliftaction.com than all the above, and in less time and
money! It's even opened doors to some OEMs we had approached
at other times without success. Weve even gotten some
interest from overseas. It seems Forkliftaction.com reaches a
lot of people in the wider materials handling business and
covers a lot of ground..." Peter Cammisa, Sales Manager, CT
For more information about
Forkliftaction.com's marketing packages, contact Penryn
Maddrell on email@example.com.
week Forkliftaction.com's research team has revised
specifications in the Equipment
Catalogue for some of the Fantuzzi
range as well as some of the attachments manufactured by Durwen
If you deal with these brands, please check our entries and
Lamb if changes are required.
KALMAR "AUTOSTRADS" HAILED A SUCCESS |
months' experimental operation at the Port of Brisbane,
Kalmar Industries and Patrick Technology & Systems
have claimed a resounding victory in their trial of the
world's first automated container terminal.
companies have extended the terminal layout and
increased operating capacity. Since the first vessel was
serviced late last year, the "Autostrads" have completed
15 ship calls, with each vessel departing on
Kalmar said the machines were consistently
exceeding 23 moves an hour, peaking at 35 moves an
Meanwhile, Kalmar is rolling out a new
version of its Smartpath satellite container position
verification system for straddle carriers after
successful trials at Terminal Contenedores de
Kalmar Industries website -
DAEWOO ON TRACK FOR 2003 TARGETS
SEOUL, Korea, South
results for Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery
(DHIM) saw the South Korean forklift maker post 28.1
percent growth in turnover, compared to the same period
This year DHIM expects to achieve
turnover of EUR1.586 billion (USD1.857 billion) and net
profit of EUR84.7 million (USD99.18 million). The
company last year increased turnover by 22 percent to
EUR1.563 billion (USD1.830 billion) and lifted net
profit 20 percent to EUR84.1 million (USD98.48
According to the company's
first-quarter financial report, Daewoo sold 13,519
forklifts last year. With a world market share of 5.2
percent, Daewoo was the seventh largest forklift
manufacturer in the world.
The company dominates
the Korean forklift market with 57.1 percent of the
market. Daewoo has a worldwide sales network of nine
subsidiaries and 724 dealers in 90 countries.
- DHIM website -
STEELBRO LIFTS WITH UK AWARD
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand
received an accolade at the Commercial Motor Trailer of
the Year awards in the UK last month.
Steelbro MK6 Sidelifter, distributed in the UK by
Containerlift UK Ltd, beat 13 other finalists to win the
special purposes award, the judges commending its
design, production and intermodal
Steelbro managing director Peter
Batcheler said the award was a huge boost for the
company as it expanded its business in the UK and
"This award is extremely significant for
Steelbro. It gives us a huge profile in a very lucrative
market and positions the Steelbro Sidelifter as a market
leader," he said.
"Although Sidelifter technology
has been in New Zealand since 1973, it is a relatively
new concept in the UK and Europe. There is huge
potential (and) this is a real springboard for
The award was presented in front of 500
guests at the Renaissance centre in
Steelbro website -
**FORK TALK** FLTA LAUNCHES REDESIGNED
ALTON, United Kingdom
A new look and
more information are features of the redesigned Fork
Lift Truck Association website - www.fork-truck.org.uk.
clear, attractive format would guide visitors quickly
and efficiently to the advice they needed, FLTA chairman
Brian Warbrick said this week. The drive to improve
online services was good news for members, potential
members and forklift end users.
instant information online is an important part of our
mission to raise standards in the industry," Mr Warbrick
said. "In doing so we are helping to protect the
interests of consumers, increase productivity for
businesses and enhance safety in the
Full details of the FLTA Safety
Conference 2003 are among current items in the news
section. Course and event details are constantly
updated, and there are pages for those wishing to join
the FLTA or its Safe User Group.
Users can also
quickly find contact details for FLTA member
"As anyone visiting the website will
see, this is a very authoritative organisation with
well-informed members, and now the vital contents of its
website are available in an even more efficient,
effective form," Mr Warbrick said.
- FLTA website -
DEFENCE DEPARTMENT OFFERS AUD3 MILLION
Department of Defence (DoD) has issued a tender request
for medium-sized rough-terrain forklifts valued at AUD3
million (USD2.01 million).
The tender calls for
offers of up to 30 8000-kilogram capacity rough terrain
forklifts to replace the DoD's ageing fleet of Case W-36
The contract requires the tenderer to
supply technical documentation, training, support,
testing equipment and spare parts. An option also exists
for trading-in the existing fleet.
spokesman told Forkliftaction.com News the
machines would be used at various DoD facilities around
The tender, which closes on July 9,
2003, can be viewed on Forkliftaction.com's Tenders page.
CAPTION COMPETITION WINNER CROWNED
Forkliftaction.com's latest caption
competition has been a resounding success, with hundreds
of Forkliftaction.com readers entering.
the sheer volume of entries, Forkliftaction.com has
decided to crown one winner, award three highly
commended prizes, and list the top five
While the quality of entries submitted
was outstanding, there can only be one winner, and it's
Joe Knapschaefer, of Crown Equipment Corporation
USA, for his caption:
"When we're not
driving forklifts, we like to juggle
Congratulations, Joe, and
congratulations to these three entries, which have
earned high commendations from Forkliftaction.com's
Frank Choltco-Devlin, Raymond
Corporation: "So, is this what they mean by taking your
operations to the next level by seamlessly integrating
material handling solutions?"
Ben Heyen, Total
Handling Co: "The new four-stage counterweighted mast
was launched today to mixed reviews."
French, Material Handling Associates: "Kids, don't
try this at home. This is very dangerous and should only
be attempted by those with proper training."
are the other entries that reached the finals.
Congratulations to the entrants:
Beauchamp: "You know, if we invert the forks on both
units we can gain another four to five
Scott Thomas: "Death In Storage Inc
demonstrates its methods in warehouse storage
Keith Werner, NorthWest Handling
Systems: "Which one of us should tilt?!"
McKernan, Cascade Corporation: "Hey Fred, is my copy
of 'The Darwin Awards' up there?"
Cammisa, CT Packaging Systems: "Hey, you guys on the
forklifts, why aren't you wearing your safety
A pat on the back from everybody here
at Forkliftaction.com. Caption competitions are a very
popular feature of our community. If you have
interesting forklift photographs, email them to Damien
Click here to see the picture one last time -
FIRM FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
yard has been fined GBP100,000 (USD168,400) after an
unlicensed forklift driver accidentally killed a
motorist in 1997.
Omar Akhtar, 20, was impaled by
a forklift that swung onto the road as he drove past
Moores Timber. The accident happened after the yards
director, Paul Broadbent, had ignored many official
safety warnings, a report in The Sun said.
forklift driver had no licence, and was driving the
wrong way down a one-way street. None of his workmates
had any safety training.
A Manchester court this
month ordered the fine against Moores, which is now in
liquidation, for several breaches of safety laws, and
fined Mr Broadbent GBP5,000 (USD8,420). The
case led to a complete change in HSE procedures. Yet the
fine on the firm may never be paid as the firms
managing director is thought to live abroad on his
QTY 25-30 ROUGH TERRAIN FORKLIFTS
July 2003 12:00am - Contract: E1-202848
47 STORAGE CABINET SETS
Rock Island, Il,
Closing: 27 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
Columbus, Oh, United
Closing: 27 June 2003 TBA - Contract:
ELECTRIC RIDER FORKLIFT - YALE
McConnell AFB, Kansas, United
Closing: 26 June 2003 4:30pm - Contract:
Closing: 08 July 2003 4:30pm - Contract: CPV:
LIFTING, HANDLING, LOADING OR UNLOADING
22 July 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV: 29221800
2 ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS
Closing: 28 July 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV:
LIFTING TRUCKS ETC
Closing: 01 July 2003 TBA - Contract:
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