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“Hyundai enters new market segment.”

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NEWS
Clark on track to manufacture in Germany soon
Hyundai indicates European ambition
Indian logistics industry to grow to USD125 billion
New Products
Ritchie Bros’s gross auction sales show double digit growth
Kalmar to service 19 Danish straddle carriers
Briefs
Retired forklift driver almost wins USD10 million
Sample of used equipment for sale

LOCAL NEWS
NSW Government tips millions of dollars into manual handling safety
Tribute to Barry Carter
Port quarantine staff move closer to the action

MEDIA RELEASES
Western Tydens will be at IMHX
Bolzoni: a fork ahead
Easyramps on display @ IMHX Birmingham
Synchrotron on Alert
5th ASEAN Ports and Shipping 2007 Malaysia Exhibition and Conference

PRODUCT WATCH
MHE-Demag release the MHE-Blue Giant Dock Leveler

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NEWS STORIES
Clark on track to manufacture in Germany soon
MÜLHEIM, Germany

Clark forklifts may soon be produced in Europe as the old-brand forklifts’ European sales office moves to bigger headquarters to accommodate expanding sales.

On January 26, Clark Europe GmbH moved from Duisburg to Mülheim, about 500 metres from its former Mülheim factory. Clark Europe GmbH was established in Duisburg on September 1, 2004, after Clark Material Handling Europe, in Mülheim, was closed and its assets sold to FiLCO GmbH (Forkliftaction.com News #182).

Clark Europe managing director Egon Strehl told Forkliftaction.com News the new headquarters was thrice the size of the Duisburg premises. “It was necessary, because we were running out of space.”

The new spare parts warehouse is 25,000 square metres and office space covers 550 square metres.

“This is an important step for our development. It was already planned when we started in Europe in 2004,” Strehl said.

Clark’s parent, Young An Hat Co, had planned for Clark’s European base to initially support and expand its European dealer network and then to establish a manufacturing facility by the end of 2008 or 2009.

Forklifts made in the Changwon plant, South Korea, were currently imported to Europe. Plans for a European manufacturing facility were in the pipeline, Strehl said.

“That depends on our sales growth. When we can sell 3,000 forklifts a year through our European dealer network, then we think of a new production facility, at least an assembly line to build some trucks.”

Clark Europe is on target with its sales growth. In 2006, Clark sold 1,505 forklifts in Europe, a 44 per cent increase from 2005. Forklift sales this year are forecast at 2,000 units.

“We are optimistic we can reach [3,000 units] by 2008,” Strehl said.

Clark Europe currently has 102 dealers throughout Europe; more than half are exclusive dealers. The goal is to have only exclusive dealers in the marketplace. There are currently 27 Clark dealers in Germany; 14 of which are exclusive.

The start-up team at Clark Europe has grown from an initial six-member team to 25 employees. The company would hire five more sales and administration staff by the end of 2007.

Strehl, formerly responsible for Clark Material Handling Europe’s spare parts, said finding good salespeople for the forklift industry was not a problem in Europe.

“In Germany, the bigger problem is dealers finding skilled technicians for forklift repairs and maintenance,” he said.

Clark Europe GmbH will participate in its first trade show at IMHX, in Birmingham, from March 13 to March 16. Forkliftaction.com European sales representative Stephen Burford will be at IMHX in Hall 20 – Booth 20B135. Email info@forkliftaction.com to arrange a meeting.

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Hyundai indicates European ambition
GEEL, Belgium

Korean-headquartered Hyundai Heavy Industries, which considers the quality of its forklifts on par with Doosan, Hyster and Mitsubishi, has introduced its stand-on reach trucks to the European market.

It has launched five reach trucks to Europe, the HBR14-7, HBR15-7, HBR18-7, HBR20-7 and HBR25-7 models, ranging from 1.35 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes.

A Hyundai Industries Europe (HIE) statement said the forklifts had “a modern hydraulic system with a high-capacity pump that ensures rapid working and a powerful transport motor that provides excellent gradeability”.

HIE marketing engineer Jan Coemans said the Korean-design reach trucks marked Hyundai’s first step into the reach truck market but “we’re already working on more Europeanised models”.

“To be successful in the European market we need a reach truck with a seated operator position but will try to sell these reach trucks for end users who might find them interesting. Not all Europeans find a seat is necessary.”

The forklifts were first launched in Korea in early 2006. They were released into the European market at the end of 2006 after a demand was identified.

Coemans said phone inquiries to dealers confirmed there would be interest in the machines.

“The big bang in the European market will have to wait for the Europeanised models. This is just an indication of our ambition to enter the market.

“We’re still in the R&D phase but we’re hoping 2008 will be the year” to introduce European models, he said.

In March 2006, HIE marketing manager Michel de Weert told Forkliftaction.com News that Hyundai was introducing a new sub-brand, Folex, for its forklift models. De Weert said Folex, which was “forklift excellent” abbreviated, would gradually be introduced into the market and a further abbreviation, FX, also might be introduced.

Coemans said Hyundai customers were getting acquainted with the Folex sub-brand but the company was not currently actively marketing the name.

“The basic thing for them is to get to know the Hyundai name before getting to know the Folex name.”

The Busan, South Korea-manufactured reach trucks come with electric power steering and a slide-out box to house the battery.

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Indian logistics industry to grow to USD125 billion
LONDON, United Kingdom

India’s logistics industry is expected to reach a market size of more than USD125 billion in 2010, according to Datamonitor’s latest research.

The London-headquartered independent market analyst predicts double-digit growth rates for outsourced and contract logistics in India in its publication India Logistics Outlook 2007.

Research author Praveen Ojha said strong growth enablers existed in India in the form of more than USD300 billion of infrastructure investments, phased introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and development of organised retail and agri-processing industries.

“Also, strong foreign direct investment inflows in automotive, capital goods, electronics, retail and telecom [industries] will lead to increased market opportunities for third-party logistics (3PL) providers in India,” she said.

Outsourced logistics, or 3PL, is outsourcing a company’s logistics operations to a specialised firm that provides multi-tactical logistics services for customers, the report said.

Datamonitor said outsourced logistics, which made up “just above one-quarter of the entire USD90 billion Indian logistics market”, were expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 16 per cent from 2007 to 2010.

Datamonitor said the Indian logistics industry was currently hampered by poor infrastructure, such as roads, communication and ports, and complex regulatory structures.  

India’s national highways are two per cent of the country’s road network but handle more than 40 per cent of the national road freight traffic. The 12 major Indian ports handle volumes higher than their full capacity, resulting in pre-berthing delays and longer ship turn-around times, the report said.

The introduction of VAT is expected to replace a plethora of state and central government taxes, enhancing the logistics industry’s efficiency.

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New Products

Mustang introduces a compact machine
OWATONNA, MN, United States

Mustang Manufacturing Company Inc has introduced the Mustang 519 to its product line.

The company’s first compact telehandler, manufactured at the Yankton, South Dakota plant, offers a lift height of 19 feet and a 5,500lb lift capacity.

Mustang marketing manager Doug Snorek said the 519 was an ideal entry-level machine for small-to-medium-sized contractors. The machines will be available in North and South America, Mexico and Central America.

Linde showcases new trucks at LogiMAT
ASCHAFFENBURG, Germany

Linde’s new H14 to H20 diesel and LPG forklifts were introduced at trade fair LogiMAT 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany, last month.

Manfred Hoehn, Linde’s market service manager, said the forklifts replaced the Linde H12 to H20 (350 series) forklifts, introduced in 1990.

Hoehn said the “unique comfort” of Linde IC trucks was now available in the lower capacity category. The new forklifts had “accurate and safe load handling with Linde’s load control, spacious cabins, top-mounted tilt jacks with decoupling for less shock and noise, and better stability”.

The Aschaffenburg-made trucks, with load capacities ranging from 1.4 tons to 2.0 tons, were launched domestically in October 2006.

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Ritchie Bros’s gross auction sales show double digit growth
VANCOUVER, Canada

Industrial equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc has broken records with 30 per cent higher auction sales in 2006 than in 2005.
Gross auction sales for 2006 were USD2.72 billion compared to USD2.09 billion in 2005.  Auction revenues were USD261 million, 23 per cent higher than 2005's USD212.6 million.

Net earnings in 2006 were USD56.2 million, a 14 per cent jump from 2005’s USD49.5 million. Gains on sales of excess property contributed USD1.6 million to earnings.

Ritchie Bros conducted 177 industrial auctions in 13 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia in 2006. According to a Ritchie Bros statement, the company set 11 regional gross auction sale records in 2006, including the largest auction in Ritchie Bros’s history at Orlando, Florida, in February 2006.

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Kalmar to service 19 Danish straddle carriers
STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Cargo Service A/S, of the Port of Aarhus, Denmark, has awarded Kalmar a five-year maintenance and service contract for 19 Kalmar ESC Edrive 350 straddle carriers.

Kalmar will supply Cargo Service with preventive and breakdown maintenance, engineering support, daily inspections and spare parts. The machines are due for delivery in the northern hemisphere’s spring.

Kalmar vice president for maintenance Rob van Howe said the deal was “basically an insurance contract” for Cargo Service.

“They simply operate the machines while Kalmar retains overall responsibility for making sure they are available and operating at peak performance at all times,” he said.

In May, Kalmar engineers will work from a temporary workshop in Aarhus, built from containers. By September they would move into permanent premises being built at the terminal, a Kalmar statement said.

Cargo Service had been a loyal Kalmar customer since buying a Kalmar reach stacker more than 30 years ago, van Howe said.

“Over the years, the relationship between the two companies has grown from strength to strength. We have a long-term interest in Cargo Service’s success,” he said.

The three-high seventh generation straddle carriers will be equipped with Kalmar’s Smartpath container position verification system and remote monitoring interface. The machines would have inbuilt provisions for sensors to accommodate future upgrades to an automated system, the statement said.

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Come and visit the Forkliftaction.com stand: Hall 20 – Booth 20B135.

Stephen Burford is keen to meet with you to have a chat, share industry news, browse our web portal or discuss your company’s exposure with Forkliftaction.com.

Why not set up a meeting with Stephen? He’ll come and see you at your stand or welcome you at our stand.  

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Briefs

Toyota eyes Indian market
NEW DELHI, India

Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) aims to sell its forklifts throughout India by 2009, according to the Nikkei Report.

The news service said TICO planned to sell 1,000 fuel-efficient forklifts a year in 2010. Higher oil prices were expected to boost Indian demand for fuel-efficient forklifts.

Toyota forklifts were 50 per cent more expensive than Indian forklifts, which held 80 per cent of the forklift market, the report said.

Hytsu starts electric forklift production
PUDONG, China

Hytsu has established an electric forklift assembly line at its new Pudong plant in Shanghai, China (Forkliftaction.com News #294).

The factory started producing the Hytsu S100 series electric forklifts last month. The new line can produce 2,000 electric forklifts a year.

Hytsu said in a statement that it aimed to sell CNY300 million (USD38.73 million) of electric forklifts a year before 2010.

Balkancar Dunav sold
SOFIA, Bulgaria

Bulgarian company Bourgas Shipyards has signed a LEV4 million (USD2.7 million) deal with the Bulgarian Privatisation Agency for 70 per cent of forklift maker Balkancar Dunav, Dnevnik Daily reported (Forkliftaction.com News #281).

Bourgas Shipyards is required under the deal to cover Balkancar Dunav’s debts within six months of acquiring the company and to retain its core business.

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Retired forklift driver almost wins USD10 million
XENIA, OH, United States

A 72-year-old retired forklift operator was among 210 finalists who had a chance to win USD10 million from Publishers’ Clearing House.

But Publishers’ Clearing House’s (PCH) website today announced that Benjamin Caudill, of Xenia, Ohio, was not the USD10 million man. N Green of Sparta, Tennessee, won the large sweepstakes prize.

Caudill had entered the sweepstakes twice a year for the past 30 years. According to Dayton Daily News, Caudill learned he was a finalist when a UPS driver delivered a letter while he was watching television last Friday.

He was reported saying he would replace his wife’s wedding ring with a “nicer” one on their 50th wedding anniversary in August, if he won.

PCH is a New York-headquartered direct-marketing company that offers discount magazine subscriptions and household merchandise, giving customers a chance to win its ongoing sweepstakes.

According to PCH, there was a one in 505,000,000 chance of winning the USD10 million sweepstakes.

Is money or job satisfaction more important to you? Discuss this and other topics at Forkliftaction.com’s Discussion Forums.

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LOCAL STORIES

NSW Government tips millions of dollars into manual handling safety
SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia

The NSW Government has launched an AUD12 million safety program to reduce workplace injuries in the manual handling industry.

NSW commerce minister John Della Bosca said Safe Manual Handling – Smart Move, launched this week, was a five-year program to reduce manual handling injuries by 40 per cent.

He said it would involve WorkCover NSW working with businesses and workers to provide individual advice and assistance, workshops, conferences and new manual handling resources.

He said workplace injuries in NSW were at their lowest level in 18 years, “due to industry and government efforts”, but more needed to be done.

“Injuries cost NSW businesses AUD335 million a year. Contrary to popular belief, manual handling is not just lifting. It is any activity that involves lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding, restraining and stretching.

“Every year in NSW, 17,000 workers are injured or fall ill due to manual handling. This represents one third of all workplace injuries."

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Tribute to Barry Carter
MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia

Australian Barry Carter, author of Forklift Safety – Reducing the Risk, died in Melbourne on February 6, aged 57.

Carter’s employer, WorkSafe Victoria, has paid tribute to Carter for his work in the Australian forklift industry.

WorkSafe said that, since 2005, 25,000 copies of Carter’s forklift publication had been circulated in Australia, the US and Europe.

Forklift Safety – reducing the risk is recognised globally as a standard reference point on how to operate a forklift safely. It is one of our most popular publications,” a statement said.

Carter was known for his respect for life, and disrespect for political correctness.

He was a regular contributor to Australia’s Weasel Words online forum and diary “for people who have silently wept into a crumpled copy of their company's mission statement”, a Weasel Words statement said.

Last year Carter said he had become a “weaselwordholic”

“I guess it all started when I was a manager in the public service,” he said.
“Each time I hear weasel words I feel cravings deep inside. Sure, the plain English program the government put me on helps, but the withdrawal pains keep gnawing away.”

Carter had moved to Australia from the UK, joining SafeWork South Australia as a safety inspector and manager. He joined WorkSafe Victoria, in Melbourne, in June 2001 as a project officer in what was then the Transport & Storage Division.

WorkSafe said Carter “understood there were consequences for poor safety and rewards for getting it right”.

Carter’s Forklift Safety – reducing the risk is a 20-page publication for supervisors, managers and forklift operators. It explains forklift stability and instability, speed and stopping distances, and getting on and off a forklift “the safe way”.

It was released in 2005. A second edition, which included pedestrian safety, was released in 2006.

WorkSafe said confronting safety issues had been challenging for Carter.
“It wasn't always easy work. Trying to convince an industry association and its members that improving safety was in its interests, despite the fact that there might be some short-term cost, is a challenge,” the statement said.

National Bulk Tanker Association director Rob Perkins said there were few examples where an entire industry “had been brought around to a particular view, in this case handrails on tankers and the elimination of top loading.

“This is an example of the single minded, dedicated service Barry provided to his employer and to a cause in which he very much believed. We salute you Barry. You made a difference,” he said.

WorkSafe Victoria executive director John Merritt praised Carter.
“Workplaces around the country are now safer thanks to Barry's work. Lives have been saved.

“Barry moved into forklift safety and worked closely with industry to improve its understanding of the dangers of these machines and developed the guidance material that is one of his greatest achievements.

"Sadly, forklift deaths and injuries continue to occur and this affected Barry, but the projects he established continue and the guidance material he developed will be with us for a long time," Mr Merritt said.

Carter worked in business planning for WorkSafe. His vision was “that all our projects can be weighed against each other so we put our efforts into those that will best save lives”, the WorkSafe statement said.

Contributions to Carter’s tribute can be sent to
TributeToBarry@workcover.vic.gov.au.

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Port quarantine staff move closer to the action
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) will relocate its shipping and cargo inspection staff to improve response times.

Forty staff based at the Port of Brisbane and the AQIS regional office at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, will move into Port Central 1, a new state-of-the-art building at the Port of Brisbane, by June 2007, an AQIS statement said.

“The new accommodation locates our officers on-site. Our operations at the port are pivotal to ensuring quarantine and export integrity of international trade is maintained,” the statement said.

The move would “bring AQIS closer to industry” and “allow faster response times”.

AQIS provides quarantine inspections for cargo, mail, animals, passengers, and plant products arriving into Australia and inspection and certification for agricultural products exported from Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASES
Western Tydens will be at IMHX

Western Tydens, a British exhaust manufacturer, together with our partners Engine Control Systems (ECS), will be exhibiting our Combifilter range of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), Catalytic Converters and Spark Arresters  at the IMHX show in Birmingham.

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Bolzoni: a fork ahead

Bolzoni puts the new resources in the launch of a new range of product, the lift truck and other material handling machines forks, right after the entry in the Italian Stock Exchange, in June 2006, and after the acquisition of the German Group Meyer in October.

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Easyramps on display @ IMHX Birmingham

The biggest selling container-loading ramp in the United Kingdom and Europe will be on display at IMHX 2007 in Birmingham, England. Easyramps, the UK’s only specialist loading ramp manufacturers, will display an ER7.1 on their stand in the National Exhibition Centre from 13-16 March.

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Synchrotron on Alert

EV Alert, providers of the collision avoidance system for forklifts, is installing an integrated package at the Victorian Governments Synchrotron facility, on the grounds of Monash University in Clayton.  Design of the research facility only allows movement of vehicles around the outer perimeter of the synchrotron.  Therefore forklifts operate in shared areas with pedestrians.


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5th ASEAN Ports and Shipping 2007 Malaysia Exhibition and Conference

The ASEAN Ports and Shipping Exhibition and Conference is the largest annual Container Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference in the ASEAN region and one of the largest throughout Asia. The event will be held this year on 12th and 13th June at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


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PRODUCT WATCH
MHE-Demag release the MHE-Blue Giant Dock Leveler

MHE-Blue Giant Dock Leveller, manufactured by MHE-Demag (S) Pte Ltd, is built to the highest quality standards in it's Malaysian factory which is internationally accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000 standards.

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FORK TALK
Awards night honours industry’s best
ALTON, United Kingdom

An operator sensing system that acts on a forklift’s transmission has won a safety award for Doosan Infracore in the UK Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) annual awards.

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SAFETY FIRST
Todd Brennan: My first column
HELENSBURGH, NSW, Australia

Welcome to the first column I will present for Forkliftaction.com News. Every six weeks or so I will comment on forklift safety issues that affect the Australian market

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How much is an Allegany scale worth?
"I have a used Allegany Mega 8 forklift scale. It is 34" wide, Class II mount, 5000lb capacity. It is legal for trade and NTEP certified. Anybody have an idea what it is worth wholesale or retail?"
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Average life of forklift
"What do you believe is the average life of a 5,000lb cushion & pneumatic unit used in clean applications? This would be the average life in operating hours. "
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Join chris_z's Forklift Safety poll!
"Due to a recent rash of tip-over fatalaties at third party logistics operations that handle our products, I'd greatly appreciate your responses to a poll on your country's requirements for the licensing of forklift drivers. "
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Spare parts players in US/Asia?
"Any idea who the market leaders for spare parts for forklifts in US or Asia are?"
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Upcoming Events

1. IMHX 2007
Birmingham, United Kingdom
13th to 16th March 2007

2. LOGISTEX
Lodz, Poland
24th to 26th April 2007

3. CeMAT India
Bangalore, India
27th to 30th November 2007

4. 10th Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling
Melbourne, Australia
20th to 22nd march 2007

5. 5th Intermodal Africa 2007
Durban, South Africa
29th and 30th March 2007

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Tenders

1. One (1) Two (2) Tonne Diesel Powered Forklift
Warracknabeal, Australia
Closing: 16 March 2007
Contract: C130/2007

2. One (1) only 2.5 Tonne Forklift
Bundaberg, Australia
Closing: 12 March 2007
Contract: EPFL-07

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United States, BALTIMORE WASHINGTON D.C.

5. Technician - Full time
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United States, St. Louis, MO

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Australia, Perth

8. Regional Sales Manager - Full time
United States, St. Louis, MO

9. Sales Representative - Full time
United States, N. Central Illinois

10. Territory Sales Person - Full time
United States, Long Beach, California

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United States, Oakland, California

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United States, Charleston, SC

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United States, Charleston, SC

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United Kingdom, Middlesborough

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Fast Facts

1. Canadian battery charger manufacturer Accelrate Power Systems has appointed Modern Handling Equipment of NJ Inc as its distributor.

2. Easyramps on display @ IMHX Birmingham

3. Synchrotron on Alert

4. 5th ASEAN Ports and Shipping 2007 Malaysia Exhibition and Conference

5. Western Tydens will be at IMHX

6. Bolzoni: a fork ahead

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Editorial Calendar 2007

January
Review of 2006
February
US forklift market
March
Turret trucks and order pickers
April
Forklifts and global warming
May
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