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Europe is a world on one continent, with economies of different strengths, diverse industrial activities and very different materials handling characteristics in each country. But there does appear to be one common theme in this month’s special report on the European forklift market - things are looking up. Of course, they’re looking up more in some countries than others, but the overall trend is positive.
Readers of our new-look newsletter will notice that we have made the special feature article easier to find in our new design. It’s no longer tucked away at the end - and can now be found in a prominent position. We hope that this change - and others which you’ll see over the coming weeks, makes it even easier to get your forklift news fix.
|This Week's Feature|
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
European recovery slow and steady
Over the past two years, Europe, along with the rest of the developed world, has felt the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis. None of the companies Forkliftaction.com News spoke to for this report have emerged unscathed. However, as Melissa Barnett discovered, some are doing better than others. [Read the full report]
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Range of forklifts used in Fonterra operation Australasia News|
Hamilton New Zealand’s biggest cool store, opened by Fonterra in Hamilton last month, uses an integrated fleet of forklifts to perform a variety of operations.
“This cool store is... [more]
|Logistics industry needs makeover to attract personnel Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Industry body the Victorian Freight and Logistics Council has warned the transport and logistics sector that it needs an image makeover if it wishes to retain and attract new people... [more]
|Schenker to provide logistics for military conference Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Supply chain specialist DB Schenker has been appointed the logistics and service provider for the Land Warfare Conference taking place from 15-19 November in Brisbane.
Event organisers expect around... [more]
|Little announces decision to leave Toll Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria One of Australia’s most influential figures in freight and logistics, Toll’s managing director Paul Little, has announced his plans to leave the company.
The board expects to have a... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|ARB plan could hurt sales of used forklifts |
UNITED STATES The California Air Resources Board (ARB) aims to complete work on another enforcement extension for diesel emissions during a 16-17 December meeting, and the agency hopes the changes will help... [more]
|Maximal collaborates with Pyroban for Ex forklifts |
CHINA Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Co Ltd (Maximal) has partnered with UK explosion-proof specialist Pyroban Group to introduce a range of explosion-proof forklifts.
Maximal, which started producing forklifts in 2005, says... [more]
|Cargotec supplies 200 Kalmar terminal tractors |
SWEDEN Cargotec has received contracts to supply 200 Kalmar terminal tractors to Parsec Inc in the last five months.
The value of the orders is undisclosed.
The units will... [more]
|Alta adds second Chicago area Hyster branch |
UNITED STATES Alta Equipment Co will this week stage a marketing thrust at its newly outfitted facility in Itasca. The full-service location is Alta’s second Hyster branch in the Chicago metropolitan market,... [more]
|Union City dealer buys Memphis building|
UNITED STATES A Jody Castellaw-owned TCM dealership in western Tennessee has completed acquisition of the building of another TCM dealer for USD575,000.
Union City Forklift Inc in Union City purchased the... [more]
|Demonstration underscores FedEx use of fuel cells |
UNITED STATES A high-profile hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklift technology demonstration was held on 26 October at the 164-door Springfield freight service centre of Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx Corp.
“This was part of... [more]
|Forklift design engineer runs for US Congress |
UNITED STATES Forklift design engineer Bruce West, 42, of Cypress is running in the 2 November election as the Libertarian Party nominee in the eighth congressional district of Texas.
West and... [more]
|JCB’s smallest Loadall impresses plant hirer |
UNITED KINGDOM Gloucestershire plant hirer Rocket Rentals has taken delivery of some of the first of the new JCB 515-40 compact Loadall telehandlers to be sold in the UK from Holt JCB.... [more]
|Product News |
Hyundai launches new LPG forklift
- GEEL, Belgium
Toyota showcases concept tow tractor
- Irvine, CA, United States
Crown previews new products at conference
- TAMPA, FL, United States [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
United Kingdom Warehousing Association, Hytrol Conveyor Co [more]
McGrady wins forklift operator rally
- Canbury, NJ, United States
Grant helps ministry acquire forklift
- Williamsburg, KY, United States
Trelleborg Wheel Systems relocates
- Hartville, OH, United States
Simarco nominated for awards
- Witham, United Kingdom
Konecranes sells business to Kito
- Hyvinkää, Finland [more]
|Journalists flunk Forklift Troubleshooting 101 |
UNITED STATES How many journalists does it take to restart a stalled forklift? Scott Hollifield doesn’t know the answer, but he suspects it’s more than four. [more]
|Product Watch ||Promote your products here|
|Break through innovative adapter for pallet trucks. Turn@bout Maneuverability Adapters are quickly becoming highly sought after! |
Enjoy the advantages of the Turn@bout assisted pallet truck: increased maneuverability, tracking, and the ability to maximize your warehouse space. Add a Turn@bout to your pallet truck, and increase productivity, efficiency, and safety. [more]
|KEYTROLLER, LLC. introduces new VANGUARD (World’s most accurate hydraulic forklift scale) |
KEYTROLLER, LLC. introduces new VANGUARD (World’s most accurate hydraulic forklift scale) designed to provide accuracy to within .2% of the rated load (within 10# in 5,000# load - 4.5kg in 2250kg load). [more]
|Ready for a cleaner future |
Beginning 2011, new standards of Stage IIIB in the EU and Tier 4i in the U.S. are required of all off-road equipment powered by engines over 129 kW. Cargotec offers many solutions to cope with the coming requirements. [more]
|WE-LIFT mast rollers, chain rollers, side rollers for all forklift makes!The best choice in forklift bearings |
WE-LIFT Equipment Co., Ltd supplies forklift bearings for mast rollers, side rollers, chain pulleys, forklift combination bearings, slewing bearings and cylindrical roller bearings - used for CATERPILLAR, KOMATSU, LINDE, HYSTER, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, STILL, TCM, TOYOTA, ITALY, etc. [more]
|Omega Lift to Launch to Launch 4D MultiLoader in the U.K. |
For over 25 years, Omega Lift has built rough terrain & multi-directional forklifts to fit unique applications all over the World. This Nov 16-19 at IMHX 2010 they will introduce the 4D MultiLoader to the UK. [more]
|New ANSI Standard to Prevent Accidental Unclamping Cascade Clamp Open Guard, complies with ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 |
Cascade Clamp Open Guard, complies with new ANSI standard to prevent accidental unclamping, which is effective for lift trucks manufactured after October 7, 2010. The added security of the Clamp Open Guard prevents accidental load dropping. [more]
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