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“Nichiyu and Mitsubishi merge domestic operations.”

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NEWS
CeMAT proves it’s more than just a trade show
Nichiyu and Mitsubishi merge operations
Study shows potential UK acquisition targets
Rocla buys VB Trucks
RSC partners with JLG to introduce solid tyres
JCB and BNP Paribas announce joint venture
Konecranes introduces fleet management system
Linde vans deliver aid to quake victims
Product News

LOCAL NEWS
Forklifts spread health message
RFID company scoops award for innovation
Know your carbon footprint
Industry challenges will multiply
Profits increase for logistics company

MEDIA RELEASES
Omega Lift secures multi-machine deal with Xstrata for underground material handling vehicles
Nissan Forklift Announces its 2007 President’s Award Winner to M&L Industries
Nissan Forklift Announces Nissan Nine Award Winners for 2007
Trelleborg warehouse and service in Toronto.
CeMAT growing by leaps and bounds — attendance up over 20 percent

PRODUCT WATCH
For Sale - Recently Refurbished FANTUZZI Sideloaders

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Kalmar - Five and Four High Top Picks for sale
Grow your Business with Forkliftaction.com

SAFETY FIRST: Dave Hoover: Don’t Spare The Rod!

INDUSTRY PROFILE
Hegna Maskin



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There’s no doubt that fuel will be the next big issue for everyone in the supply chain. Rising prices, fears of supply shortages and the environmental impact of carbon fuels mean that fuel efficiency may prove the key determinant of market success for forklift manufacturers. There has never been a better time for innovation and the exploration of alternative power sources. That’s why it comes as no surprise that a number of manufacturers were showing “green” products at the world’s leading trade show, CeMAT. This week, we report on some of the new products on show in Hannover, Germany, where rising fuel prices and environmental issues seemed to underpin a lot of planning and discussion.



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NEWS STORIES
CeMAT proves it’s more than just a trade show
HANNOVER, Germany

By Melissa Barnett, with additional reporting by Christine Liew

CeMAT has confirmed its place as the premier event for the logistics sector.  Attendance was 20% up on 2005 numbers, with over 60,000 visitors passing through the gates this year.

Exhibitors told Forkliftaction.com News that they had experienced more visitors and better quality contacts than in past years, prompting to them to confirm that they will be back at CeMAT in 2011.

A number of exhibitors believe the event provides many companies with an excellent entry into the European market, and some noted up to 25% increases in orders during the gathering.

For many of the international companies exhibiting, Hannover was seen as an ideal place to bring together their often far-flung dealers and buyers in a relaxed and expansive atmosphere.

Bernard De Meester, TVH director, affirms CeMAT as the best materials handling show in terms of organisation, overall attendance and international visitors.

“We are happy [with the show]. We came across a lot of existing relationships and also met potentially new international customers.”

Hyster Europe demonstrated a selection of its warehouse range, the new K1.0 high-level order picker and a new ‘warehouse simulator’ programme, to visitors at its open-air stand with its German distributor Zeppelin.

“We managed to conclude some important business during the week with orders being placed onsite. Enquiry levels were extremely high across the product range, from warehouse solutions to container handling equipment,” product marketing manager Peter Madoc-Jones said.

Dr Helmut Limberg, Jungheinrich AG’s board of management member for marketing and sales, says the show surpassed the company’s expectations.

“Top-class audience, high internationality and a very positive feedback … This was the best CeMAT ever.”

Like other leading manufacturers, Jungheinrich made the green theme central to its exhibition. The “Concept 08” vehicle that director Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach says can be a “genuine alternative” to the drives with hydrogen fuel cells was the centrepiece of its exhibits.

According to Jungheinrich, the direct drive system in “Concept 08” is an evolution of the environmentally friendly three-phase AC technology in Jungheinrich electric forklifts.

Toyota Material Handling showcased its hybrid forklift in Europe for the first time. The forklift, inspired by technology used in the Toyota Prius, combines an IC engine, electric generator and a battery for an environmentally friendly operation.

“CeMAT also saw the launch of our new BT Levio powered pallet trucks and BT Staxio stackers, and a preview of our new 48 volt electric counterbalanced forklift and BT Reflex reach truck models that will be in the market in 2009,” says marketing director Hugues Van Espen.

Linde Material Handling spokeswoman Heike Oder says the company received more international visitors in CeMAT 2008.

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Nichiyu and Mitsubishi merge operations
TOKYO, Japan

Nippon Yusoki Co Ltd (Nichiyu) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd will consolidate their domestic marketing activities through a new company slated for opening on 1 April 2009.

The new company, Nichiyu MHI Forklift Co Ltd, based in Nichiyu’s headquarters at Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, will be active in the sales and service of forklifts for both manufacturers.

Both companies already collaborate on various projects like the development of an electric counterbalanced forklift and Nichiyu’s distribution of electric forklifts under the MHI brand for export (Forkliftaction.com News #313).

They also partner their sales networks for the Japanese market. In a joint press statement, MHI and Nichiyu say it is important to further consolidate their operations to remain competitive.

MHI and Nichiyu say the consolidation will create customer and shareholder value through synergy generation and accelerated growth.

The companies’ human resources, know-how, sales network and product line-up will be consolidated to establish a uniform sales and service system to improve customer satisfaction.

Nichiyu will invest over 50% of the company’s capital and the new company will be a Nichiyu consolidated company. The current Nichiyu and MHI domestic sales companies will merge to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the new company.

MHI is Nippon Yusoki’s largest shareholder after raising its 7.7% stake in the company to 20.1% last year.

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Study shows potential UK acquisition targets
STOCKTON, United Kingdom

The latest research from Plimsoll Publishing shows 50 of UK’s largest forklift companies now control 89% of the market, intensifying the competition for market share.

Senior analyst David Pattison says the slowdown in the UK economy will only worsen the situation: “Following the last few years which have been largely profitable, business leaders have been keen to invest heavily, and in turn have borrowed heavily. Yet due to the turbulent economic climate of 2008, they are seeing very little by way of return.”

As a result, Pattison says his research has identified 20 companies that are in severe financial danger because of a failing business strategy.

Of the 50 forklift companies surveyed, 18 are showing no sales increases, 13 are selling less than they were two years ago, 32 have failed to increase sales at the same rate as their investment and 28 increased their debts to hold their place in the market.

Pattison adds that companies need to rethink their business models to avoid “serious consequences”.

“It’s likely that jobs will be lost and key projects could be cancelled in an attempt to control the spending but for some companies it could well be a case of too little, too late,” he says.

He suggests changes in management are beneficial as new managers can come in and instigate tough decisions. “The other obvious option is that some of these businesses will be sold off.”

According to the study, the 50 companies controlled 85% of the market two years ago.

The 136-paged Plimsoll 50 Fork Lift Trucks Analysis offering a full industry overview and analysis of the companies is available for GBP500. Forkliftaction.com News has negotiated a GBP100 discount for readers who quote “PR05” on their order. Email c.sherwood@plimsoll.co.uk for your copy.

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Rocla buys VB Trucks
JÄRVENPÄÄ, Finland

Rocla Oyj has expanded its operations in Denmark with the acquisition of VB Trucks a/s.

Juha Mikkonen, Rocla’s vice president of business support, has been appointed Rocla Danmark a/s CEO.

“With this deal we seek a stronger market position and more capacity to service operations,” Mikkonen says.

He explains the acquisition has more than doubled Rocla’s Danish operations, providing customers with improved service. Rocla now employs about 140 people in Denmark.

VB Trucks has been renamed Rocla Danmark a/s and started operating on 2 June. Rocla has had a subsidiary in Denmark since 2000 and will decide on merging it with the newly acquired company.

Verner Bonde, who founded VB Trucks 24 years ago, expresses confidence in Rocla.
“It was time to make a decision about VB Trucks’ future,” he says.  “I am confident that Rocla offers a good platform for growth and further development for VB Trucks’ business and personnel alike.”

About 8,800 forklifts were sold in the Danish market in 2007. The market is expected to grow by 14% this year, Mikkonen says.

VB Trucks, headquartered in Stovring, Denmark, is a family-owned company established in 1984. The company employs 90 people and its 2007 turnover is around DKK110 million (USD22.9 million). VB Trucks employees will transfer to Rocla Danmark’s headquarters in Kolding. The acquisition value was not disclosed.

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RSC partners with JLG to introduce solid tyres
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States

RSC Equipment Rental Inc is partnering with JLG Industries to introduce solid tyres on all its new telehandlers.

John McVeigh, RSC Rental’s vice president of product management, says the solid tyres will bring advantages to customers and the environment.

“This exciting step will benefit our rental customers by further reducing the likelihood of downtime caused by flats and related tyre issues,” McVeigh says. Solid tyres also increase the operator’s ride comfort compared to flat-resistant tyres and meet the weight/ballast requirements for telehandlers.

He explains that solid tyres, which have a longer lifespan, will also help reduce the number of tyres in landfills.

A prior successful implementation of similar tyres on skid-steer and industrial forklifts in 2005 helped RSC decide to make solid tyres standard for all its new telehandlers.

RSC claims it is the only US nationwide rental chain that is making solid tyres standard on telehandlers through its relationship with JLG. JLG will supply RSC with solid tyres on all new telehandlers as a factory upgrade.

RSC boasts it has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by over 26 million tons through implementing an equipment refurbishment program in 2001, environmentally safe parts washers in 2003 and evaluating solid tyres in 2005.

It estimates to have saved over USD100 million through these and other customer-friendly programs that positively impact the environment.

"As an innovative leader in the rental industry, the introduction of products with a longer lifetime is also a responsible step in terms of managing our overall waste, efficiency and use of resources," McVeigh explains.

"We believe this is a responsible choice in a differentiating area for our customers and our communities."

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JCB and BNP Paribas announce joint venture
ROCESTER, United Kingdom

JCB has entered into a new joint venture partnership with BNP Paribas Lease Group to provide retail and wholesale financing solutions to European markets.

David Miller, JCB’s managing director for financial solutions, says the construction equipment manufacturer wants to boost customer support as it continues to grow rapidly.

“We also want to improve the financing support available to JCB dealers,” he adds.
“The creation of our new JCB Finance joint venture in Europe is an important milestone, enabling us to meet these aims in a number of key markets for JCB products.”

Besides providing flexible facilities to support dealer inventory and demonstration equipment requirements, JCB expects the new joint venture to create new sales opportunities for JCB machines in Europe through its BNP Paribas range of leasing and retail finance programmes.

In 1994, JCB and BNP Paribas created their first joint venture to finance JCB’s French sales. Since then, the partnership has grown in Europe and recently in India and North America.

The joint venture, 50.1% of which is held by BNP Paribas and 49.9% by JCB, will initially offer retail financing solutions for new and used JCB machines in France, Spain, Italy and Germany, with additional services and coverage planned for the future.

Bertrand Gousset, BNP Paribas’s managing director of equipment and logistics solutions for international business, says the new partnership affirms the long-standing relationship between the two companies.

“Accompanying JCB in its development initiatives is a challenge we are happy to take up. Together, we will build new financing solutions that will allow us to create and shape the future of this high-growth sector,” Gousset says.

JCB sold over 72,000 machines in 2007, a 30% sales increase over the previous year. It manufactures 290 different machines including Loadall telescopic handlers and the Teletruk forklift for the industrial sector.

BNP Paribas Lease Group is a BNP Paribas subsidiary specialising in equipment leasing and rental solutions. It operates in 18 countries and claims to be a market leader in Europe.

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Konecranes introduces fleet management system
MARKARYD, Sweden

Konecranes Lifttrucks has launched a fleet management system which it says will improve operational efficiency of forklift fleets.

The Konecranes Fleet Management System consists of sensors - including GPS receivers -mounted on vehicles and external devices like RFID readers and cameras. Trucks, drivers and containers can also be equipped with a unique ID, allowing for retrieval of data like speed and fuel consumption.

The system can also report collection and drop-off co-ordinates, and set alarms at programmed events. Via a keyboard in the cabin, the driver can upload photo and text files into the system. All acquired data is stored on a third-party server.

GPS co-ordinates of the truck are presented on a digital map of the operations area. Real-time operations of the fleet with load IDs are superimposed onto the map, enabling identification of risk areas like intense traffic points.

“We are confident that this is a very beneficial option to make when ordering new trucks from Konecranes,” says Michael Andersson, product manager.

Konecranes Lifttrucks, formerly SMV, is part of the Konecranes Group which has 8,400 employees in 43 countries. In 2007, Group sales totalled EUR1.872 billion (USD2.893 billion). The group provides lifting solutions and services for lifting equipment to customers including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.

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Linde vans deliver aid to quake victims
BEIJING, China

Linde service vans were used to carry water, food and medicine to Hanwang Town, one of the worst earthquake-hit areas in Sichuan province, China.

After news of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake broke on 12 May, Linde employees at the Chengdu branch contacted rescue work organisers and obtained their own pass to enter the affected region.

“Our team loaded water, medicines, foods and salts and other necessities into Linde’s service vans and departed for Hanwang Town. After four hours, we arrived at Lingfacun Village … where we handed the supplies to the village head,” Linde China said in a statement last week.

The company also matched each RMB1 (USD0.14) donation collected from its employees, collectively contributing RMB360,000 (USD51,929) in aid. Company CEO CP Quek handed a RMB200,000 (USD28,850) donation to Chengdu’s Red Cross Society and the remainder of the funds will go to employees affected by the tragedy.

Some employees’ immediate family members lost homes and possessions in the earthquake but there were no casualties, Linde said.

Linde China also pledged forklifts to Chengdu’s Red Cross Society for its disaster relief efforts.

Separately, Komatsu Ltd and its China affiliates and employees will donate JPY150 million (USD1.4 million) in cash and equipment toward the relief efforts.

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Product News

Rocla adds high-level order pickers
JÄRVENPÄÄ, Finland

Rocla Oyj has introduced the PHS10 and PHX10 high-level order pickers for heavy-duty picking in warehouses.

Available to the global market, the trucks have modular structures so customers can choose from a combination of cabin, mast, chassis and battery options for different aisle width and operating environments.

Rocla boasts that the trucks’ integral mast offers accurate lifting to heights up to 11.5 metres (37.7 feet) with excellent visibility.

Sky-Trax releases next-gen sensor and reader
NEW CASTLE, DE, United States

Sky-Trax Inc has launched the Sigma Series optical position sensors (OPS) and optical label readers (OLR) for tracking forklifts used indoors.

The next-generation family of sensors features high-speed processing and high-resolution imaging for better performance, higher data transmission rates and greater accuracy.

They are suitable for operation in areas with high dust or moisture and in climate-controlled areas with large temperature variations.

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LOCAL STORIES

Forklifts spread health message
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Fresh produce supplier Pershouse Produce of Rocklea, Brisbane, has come up with an innovative way to boost awareness of breast and prostate cancers by using two specially coloured forklifts.

It hit on the idea of using two painted forklifts, one blue and one pink, to help raise money for cancer-related charities such as the Kim Walter’s Choices program and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia through the markets and the overall produce industry.

Launched at the Brisbane Market last Friday, the two Toyota forklifts are intended to create a stir amongst the 3,000 people who work and do business in the market.

“It’s important that they are noticed if we want to get the message out there. Early detection is crucial,” says Pershouse Produce marketing manager Laura Koman.

“We’ve named the forklifts Patsy and Percy and we are seeking sponsorships for them to raise additional donations for charity.”

Toyota Material Handling (QLD) delivered the Pershouse Produce Toyota forklifts and also organised the special livery for the machines.

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RFID company scoops award for innovation
SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia

Australian RFID innovator Peacock Bros, which this year celebrates its 120th anniversary, has just won an award, the 2008 Australian Industrial Product of the Year, part of the Endeavour Awards, for the supply chain solution it installed for a NZ fruit distribution company (Forkliftaction.com News #358).

Presented in Sydney last week, the award recognises the revolutionary RFID and indoor vehicle management system that Peacock Bros designed and installed for kiwi fruit packhouse, EastPak.

According to Peacock Bros marketing co-ordinator Craig McKenzie, another 23 Australian companies are now interested in implementing the system with two ready to begin a pilot project to assess how they can get the most out of the solution within their own workplaces.

“In the next few weeks, we will complete our own demonstration warehouse at our Melbourne office, with the complete system on display and working,” he tells Forkliftaction.com News.

He adds the award proves the company has developed a world-class product and can consider launching it overseas.

The fruit packing warehouse’s operational efficiencies have improved dramatically, according to company administrator Donna Smit. “We have already moved over two million more trays than this time last year due to the new system,” she says.  

Explains McKenzie, “The company needed more than just ‘point of activity’ tracking of RFID pallets to fulfill their supply chain visibility requirements.  The resultant supply chain management system now tracks the movement of all the forklift vehicles and pallets within centimetres, every second of the day in every facility.  Continuous monitoring of activities allows for full inventory reporting on where the stock is located, quantity, expiry date and much more, as well as analysing the performance of indoor vehicles such as forklifts to ensure optimal efficiencies within the warehouses.”

The solution involved forklifts being fitted with special Sky-trax optical cameras that identify their location relative to position markers suspended from the warehouse ceiling.  The location information is fed to a vehicle-mounted mobile computer which continuously relays data such as location, speed and direction to the main warehouse management system.  By adding automated RFID pallet tag readers and height sensors to the forklift, the warehouse system now knows the location and height of the tagged pallets, even if they are in motion onboard the forklift.

EastPack maintains three warehouses containing 42 refrigerated storage rooms, receiving, storing and dispatching as orders are placed.  The solution was deployed throughout its entire operation incorporating 25 forklifts which last year moved over 13.5 million trays of kiwi fruit.

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Know your carbon footprint
SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia

Companies seeking to quantify and reduce their carbon impact throughout their supply chains can attend a conference in Sydney on 30 – 31 July entitled “Know your carbon footprint”.

The conference aims to address the main issues facing management and to enable companies to understand their ‘carbon footprint’.

The conference features keynote speaker Dr Graham Sinden, technical manager of Carbon Trust (UK) and technical author of PAS 2050 – an internationally recognised method being developed to standardise the assessment of GHG emissions in goods and services.

According to the events promoter Marcus Evans, in the very near future, businesses will need to know their carbon footprints or run the risk of others unwilling to do business with them.

“Analysis of a company supply chain’s current carbon footprint, along with the different storage and distribution strategies that may be used for reducing it, offer an opportunity for businesses to increase their competitive advantage in the market place.”

The conference will also feature case study and expert presentations by Amy Russell, environment director of Winemakers' Federation of Australia; Graham Bruce, national quality systems manager of  TNT Australia; Professor Aditya Ghose of University of Wollongong; Dr Juanita Day, group sustainability services manager of AMCOR Australasia; Saugato Mukerji, senior engineer and Supply Chain Thought leader Bluescopesteel Ltd; Dr. Christopher Dey, University of Sydney; Sara Gipton, CEO of Greenfleet; Peter Haenke, Manager - Carbon Projects, Origin Energy; Julia Seddon, environment manager of Inghams Enterprises;  Dr. Miles Dracup of Water Corporation Australia; Simon Huxley, associate of Baker & Mckenzie; Simon Dunstall of CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences; and Andrew Higgins, research scientist - CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.

There is also a half-day workshop on “implementing your climate change strategy and integrating your carbon footprint reduction vision throughout your organisation”, facilitated by David Morissey, director of CSR Sydney.

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Industry challenges will multiply
MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia

A feature article in ANZ’s June quarterly economic report says industry challenges will multiply in 2008.

According to the report, written by Mark Rodrigues and Julie Toth, Australia’s economic landscape over the next 12 to 18 months will be shaped by the interaction of two powerful and opposing forces.  On the one hand, rising interest rates – from both official and market sources – and tighter access to credit threatens to expose the nation’s reliance on foreign borrowing to fund domestic consumption and investment. On the other hand, the combination of still-strong demand from developing economies and tight supply looks set to deliver yet another leg up in the current commodity price cycle. If expectations for contract prices for bulk commodities are realised, Australia’s terms of trade will rise by a further 20% in 2008, delivering some AUD55 billion (4.5% of GDP) in additional income.

The report says expectations are that economic growth will slow to 2.5% by the end of 2008, from the current above-trend pace of around 4% per annum. But due to the forces at play in the economy, this slowing in the pace of economic activity will not be felt uniformly across industries.

The report adds impetus to statements made by the Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens following the Board’s monetary policy meeting on Tuesday this week, when it was decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 7.25%, based on financial indicators.

According to a statement by Stevens, “While labour market conditions to date have remained strong, indicators of household spending have recorded subdued outcomes over recent months, and credit expansion to both households and businesses has weakened significantly.”

However, Stevens noted that the rise in Australia’s terms of trade that is currently occurring will work in the opposite direction.

“It will add substantially to national income and ability to spend, even with the slowing in global growth to below-trend pace that the Bank is assuming.

“Given the opposing forces at work, considerable uncertainty remains about the outlook for demand and inflation. On balance, the Board’s current assessment is that demand growth will be moderate this year. In the short term, inflation is likely to remain relatively high, but it should decline over time provided demand evolves as expected. Should demand not slow as expected, or should expectations of high ongoing inflation begin to affect wage and price setting, that outlook would need to be reviewed.”

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Profits increase for logistics company
AUCKLAND, New Zealand

Australasian-based freight and logistics giant Mainfreight last week reported its financial results, recording a record net surplus after taxation of NZD40.81 million for the 2007/8 financial year. This represents a NZD5.41 million, or 15.3% increase when compared to the same period last year.

A further NZD60.54 million of abnormal gains from the sale of Mainfreight's interests in LEP and Pan Orient businesses brings the total net surplus for the year to NZD101.62 million.

Strong performances from all operations contributed to the increase, other than in domestic operations in Australia where additional costs were incurred to prepare for further growth.

Trading was strong going into the new financial year, Mainfreight said.

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Omega Lift secures multi-machine deal with Xstrata for underground material handling vehicles

Omega Lift Manufacturing secured a multi-machine deal with Xstrata for underground material handling machines (UG Series) and is on track for delivery in May 2008.

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Nissan Forklift Announces its 2007 President’s Award Winner to M&L Industries

Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America proudly announces their President’s Award winner for 2007.

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Nissan Forklift Announces Nissan Nine Award Winners for 2007

Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America wishes to announce their Nissan Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award winners for 2007. The Nissan Forklift Nissan Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award Program is designed to reward and recognize the top nine Nissan Forklift Dealers who have achieved the highest standards of sales excellence.


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Trelleborg warehouse and service in Toronto.

The name you know, the products you trust and the service you need are all available now in the Greater Toronto area from Trelleborg. Trelleborg now offers mobile press service and local delivery of its world class products for the Toronto area.  Press-on, Solids, Pneumatics and Wheels are all available from the new facility.

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CeMAT growing by leaps and bounds — attendance up over 20 percent

Driven by globalization, the intralogistics sector is experiencing growth rates virtually unmatched by any other sector, and CeMATthe world’s leading intralogistics showcase — is growing just as fast.

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For immediate sale - two recently refurished Fantuzzi Sideloaders. Models SF30E and SF60L.

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SAFETY FIRST
Dave Hoover: Don’t Spare The Rod!
NEWARK, OH, United States

Sometimes, it takes a tough stance and firm words to get the safety message understood.

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INDUSTRY PROFILES
Hegna Maskin
STATHELLE, Norway

Hegna Maskin AS claims to be the only independent company in Scandinavia dealing with forklift spare parts. The parts and attachments importer has also branched out to selling Toyota, Tailift, Pramac, Swedmach and Abeko forklifts.

Click here for the full Industry Profile feature, including pictures.

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Forklift safety in warehouses
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Materials Handling in the Benelux
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