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This is issue #129 - 16 October 2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry professionals.
 
INSIDE FORKLIFTACTION

NEWS
1. KALMAR REACHSTACKERS EXCEED TARGETS
2. CROWN AUSTRALIA CHOOSES EXIDE BATTERIES, CHARGERS
3. **ADVERTISEMENT** SVETRUCK DEALERS WANTED
4. **SAFETY FIRST** CARE FOR FORKS
5. NAME CHANGE FOR LANSING LINDE
6. **ADVERTISEMENT** PLAN YOUR FORKLIFTACTION.COM ADVERTISING
7. OSHA WARNS EMPLOYERS: CHILDREN CAN'T DRIVE FORKLIFTS
8. MCFA WINS AWARD

MEDIA RELEASES
9. SAFETY: A NUMBERS GAME
10. ANOTHER NEW INVENTION FOR ROSS

UPCOMING EVENTS
11. BAUMA 2004 - 27TH INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
12. NA 2004
13. CRANE SAFETY 2004

OPEN TENDERS
14. CATERPILLAR REPAIR SERVICE
15. CRANES - PRIOR INFORMATION
16. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PARTS
17. LIFTING, HANDLING, LOADING OR UNLOADING MACHINERY
18. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT
19. K601 LIFTS AND K602 CRANES
20. HIRE OF FORK-LIFT TRUCKS AND MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
21. LOADING OR HANDLING MACHINERY

POSITIONS VACANT
22. FORKLIFT MECHANICS - FULL TIME
23. INTERNAL COMBUSTION MANAGER - FULL TIME
24. SALES REPRENTATIVE - FULL TIME
25. SALES REPRENTATIVE - FULL TIME



Forkliftaction.com has launched its editorial calendar, which allows businesses to plan their advertising based on upcoming special features. This month Forkliftaction.com News showcases the Australian forklift market over two editions. Part two of this special feature appears in Forkliftaction.com News #130 next Thursday.
November is tyres, wheels and castors month. Contact Penryn Maddrell for advertising inquiries.

This week Forkliftaction.com's research team has revised the specifications in the Equipment Catalogue for the Nexen range of forklifts. If you deal with this brand, please check our entries and contact Rodger Lamb if changes are required.



1. KALMAR REACHSTACKERS EXCEED TARGETS 
STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Sales of Kalmar's new Contchamp Generation F and Contmaster reachstackers have outstripped the company's sales targets in their first year on the market.

The reachstackers were introduced in September last year. Product manager Per Rosengren said placements of new orders had been running particularly high for nine months.

"Both Contchamp and Contmaster have been performing extremely well since we introduced them. Sales are well ahead of our targets all over the world, exceeding expectations by almost 40%," he said.

Mr Rosengren said sales had been strong in Europe and the USA and the reachstackers had attracted 15 orders from Africa. More than 25 were sold to terminal operators in Brazil.
- Kalmar website -
2. CROWN AUSTRALIA CHOOSES EXIDE BATTERIES, CHARGERS 
PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Crown Equipment Australia has contracted US power company Exide Technologies to supply motive power batteries, chargers and aftermarket services.

Terms of the deal were not released, but Exide said the batteries would be manufactured in Australia, and the chargers imported from its facilities in the UK.

Neil Bright, president of Exide's Industrial Energy business group, said the company was able to provide Crown with a "total power solution".
- Crown Australia website -
3. **ADVERTISEMENT** SVETRUCK DEALERS WANTED 
SVETRUCK - Swedish manufacturer of large capacity pneumatic tire forklifts, is looking for US and Canadian companies interested in becoming a Svetruck Forklift dealer.

SVETRUCK forklifts are well-designed, time tested, durable machines with lift capacities ranging from 18,000lbs to 115,000lbs. The company has sold a number of machines into the North American market and now would like to establish a formal dealer network.

Interested parties should forward their company name, website, contact person, phone, fax and email address to info@svetruck.us.

All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

See svetruck.com for more information on the company and its products.
4. **SAFETY FIRST** CARE FOR FORKS 
VANCOUVER, Canada
Neglect and abuse are two terms that frequently apply to the treatment of the most fundamental part of a forklift - the forks.

These two pieces of metal are specially shaped, specifically tempered and heavy. They lift tonnes of material regularly. Sometimes operators and owners forget that even steel wears. The generally accepted amount of wear is 10% at the heel. The incredible ratio of 2:1 (at 10% wear) loss in fork capacity is not generally appreciated.  
5. NAME CHANGE FOR LANSING LINDE 
BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
Lansing Linde Ltd will change its name to Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd on December 1 to "fully exploit the international strength" of the Linde brand.

Lansing Linde was established when Linde acquired Lansing in 1989 to capitalise on Linde's global resources and Lansing's local profile.

The manufacturing, sales and marketing operations at Basingstoke and Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, and eight network companies comprising 25 customer support centres, will now combine under the Linde brand.

Linde UK joint managing director Wolfgang Geuecke said: "We wanted to sharpen our focus and increase our competitiveness. All customers and partners should be clear about who they're dealing with.

"Our relentless pursuit of higher productivity, while driving down servicing costs, lies at the heart of the Linde difference."

Linde UK employs more than 2,500 people in the UK, and has a turnover of GBP200 million (USD333.9 million).
- Linde UK website -
6. **ADVERTISEMENT** PLAN YOUR FORKLIFTACTION.COM ADVERTISING 
FORKLIFTACTION.COM helps you plan your advertising by providing this list of special features slated to appear in Forkliftaction.com News in the coming months.

Contact Penryn Maddrell for more information.

October 2003: Materials Handling in Australia
November 2003: Forklift Tyres, Wheels & Castors
December 2004: Materials Handling in the United Kingdom
January 2004: Forklift Attachments & Accessories
February 2004: Materials Handling in China
March 2004: Used Materials Handling Equipment

More features will be added in the coming months.

- Contact us for more information -
7. OSHA WARNS EMPLOYERS: CHILDREN CAN'T DRIVE FORKLIFTS 
WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Most workers under 18 are prohibited from operating forklifts, according to a new Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) bulletin.

US federal regulations prohibited most workers under the age of 18 in non-agricultural employment from operating forklifts, the bulletin said.

"Young people are more likely to be injured in the workplace due to their lack of experience and maturity," OSHA administrator John Henshaw said. "This bulletin is one way to remind employers of the standards that are in place to protect working teens from being seriously injured or killed. Nearly 70 teens lose their lives in workplace accidents each year."

The bulletin details the Fair Labor Standards Act, which contains the age laws, and says OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck standard requires operators 18 or older to be trained and certified to operate forklifts.

Additional information on child labour laws is available at www.youthrules.dol.gov.
- OSHA website -
8. MCFA WINS AWARD 
ORLANDO, FL, United States
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) has received an award for excellence in supply chain management.

Judges at the i2 User Group's Directions 2003 conference selected the Ken Sharma Award winners on overall vision, project complexity, innovation in approaching business challenges, time to realise purchase value and results.

"We have also been able to optimise our modelling processes by factoring in transportation and supplier data that wasn't taken into account earlier," said MCFA material director Jim Jankovic.

The i2 User Group and publicly traded i2 Technologies Inc, of Dallas, Texas, co-sponsor the annual competition. The awards are named in honor of i2 co-founder Ken Sharma.
- MCFA website -
 

9. SAFETY: A NUMBERS GAME
BRISBANE, Australia
There are numbers in safety. The number of times you've dropped a fork on your big toe. The number of times you've thrown out your back moving your forks on the lift truck carriage to fit different pallets. The number of dollars in doctor bills and workman's comp claims.
There's an easier way: a Fork Positioner. Cascade Fork Positioners allow you to position the forks from the driver's seat, dramatically increasing productivity while reducing pallet and product damage. Go to our ROI calculator at www.cascorp.com/products/forkpositioners to see how you'll have a return on your investment in less than a year. Or just call us on 1800 CASCADE (227 223) within Australia or +61-7-3373-7300.
Let a Cascade fork positioner do the work for you.

Click here for the full text of this media release.
10. ANOTHER NEW INVENTION FOR ROSS
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio, United States
Ross Ventures has introduced the Ross Active Load Stabilizer, which the company says may become a forklift industry standard.

Ross chairman Keith Ross, Sr said: "The Ross Active Load Stabilizer is the world's only stabilizer offering safety benefits where the tilt angle of the load is automatically adjusted during operation."

"The Ross Active Load Stabilizer is being installed on all Ross trucks, but it can be retrofitted to any manufacturer's lift truck."

For more information on the all-new patent pending Ross Active Load Stabilizer, contact Ross by email: rosshydro@rosshydro.com, phone +1-937-599-6453 or visit www.rosshydro.com.

Click here for the full text of this media release.
 
11. BAUMA 2004 - 27TH INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
Munich, Germany
29th March to 4th April 2004
12. NA 2004
Cleveland, United States
29th, 30th, 31st March and 1st April 2004
13. CRANE SAFETY 2004
London, United Kingdom
21 and 22 June 2004
 

14. CATERPILLAR REPAIR SERVICE
Monterey, United States
Closing: 23 October 2003 2:00pm - Contract: 4CA33575
15. CRANES - PRIOR INFORMATION
Bordeaux, France
Closing: 23 October 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV: 29221410
16. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PARTS
Zwolle, Netherlands
Closing: 17 November 2003 2:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29220000
17. LIFTING, HANDLING, LOADING OR UNLOADING MACHINERY
Peiraias, Greece
Closing: 04 December 2003 10:30am - Contract: CPV: 29221800
18. LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
Closing: 10 November 2003 4:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29221000
19. K601 LIFTS AND K602 CRANES
Oslo, Norway
Closing: 15 December 2003 3:00pm - Contract: CPV: 45313100
20. HIRE OF FORK-LIFT TRUCKS AND MECHANICAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Toulouse, France
Closing: 27 November 2003 12:00am - Contract: CPV: 28527300
21. LOADING OR HANDLING MACHINERY
Milano, Italy
Closing: 23 October 2003 12:00am - Contract: CPV: 29221890
 
22. FORKLIFT MECHANICS - FULL TIME
MIAMI FL., United States
23. INTERNAL COMBUSTION MANAGER - FULL TIME
Houston, United States
24. SALES REPRENTATIVE - FULL TIME
NSW, Australia
25. SALES REPRENTATIVE - FULL TIME
SYDNEY, Australia
 

  

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