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It’s hard to believe that this week we’re facing the fall-out from another natural catastrophe. All our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and especially those communities decimated by the recent earthquake and tsunami. The scale of the disaster is difficult to comprehend, despite the graphic television coverage and the general media reports. Of course, Japan is used to dealing with disasters, and the composure of the people affected is to be commended. We are also heartened by the community support demonstrated by Japanese industry, including a number of forklift players. Surely, their example will be followed by their counterparts in other markets. Let’s hope that Japan gets back on its feet and that the people recover from the tragedy which has befallen them.

Materials handling companies assist in quake relief
JAPAN As Japan grapples with the aftermath of the 9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region and the country’s coastline, materials handling companies are chipping in.... [more]
Konecranes buys Zeiss
FINLAND Konecranes has bought Austrian forklift service company Zeiss Staplerservice GmbH for an undisclosed sum. Sommerein-headquartered Zeiss specialises in forklift maintenance services, and forklift sales and rental. In 2010, the... [more]
RFID safety system moving toward market tests
CANADA An innovative safety system utilising active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags may get tested on actual job sites during 2011, with the idea of gaining market entry within one year.... [more]
Product News
Samuk boasts smaller and safer truck - Peterborough, United Kingdom
Mitsubishi boosts high-level order picking - Almere, Netherlands
Manitou’s newest telehandler - West Bend, WI, United States [more]
Cat, Adobe provide 80 forklifts for Houston event
UNITED STATES Cat Lift Trucks and its Adobe Equipment Houston LLC dealership are ending a three-week run providing more than 80 forklift trucks for use at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.... [more]
Food bank aims to boost forklift assets
UNITED STATES The non-profit Lowcountry Food Bank intends to add forklift capability and upgrade its warehouse with a USD70,000 grant that was received in February. “Currently, we are using Caterpillars along... [more]
Stapleton’s benefits from new storage model
UNITED KINGDOM Stapleton’s, the UK’s largest car tyre distributor, has moved to a stillage and racking-based system for its new distribution centre in Birmingham. The company, which stocks tyres from all... [more]
ProMat, Automate shows open Monday
UNITED STATES Final preparations are under way for ProMat 2011 and collocated Automate 2011 on 21-24 March in Chicago’s McCormick Place. ProMat exhibits are located in the facility’s south hall, and the... [more]
Doosan wants to sell forklift business - Seoul, South Korea
New managing director for FB Chain - Letchworth, United Kingdom
More companies at Multimodal 2011 - Birmingham, United Kingdom [more]
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38 x flood affected BT Toyota forklifts, reach trucks, stock pickers, pallet lifters and spare batteries.
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Revolutionary Electric Pallet Truck to be introduced
Big Joe, a pioneer in the development of electric forklifts for over 60 years, will unveil a radical new pallet truck design on March 21st at McCormick Place in Chicago during the 2011 ProMat International Exposition. [more]
The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition 2011 and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011
The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011, are expected to attract around 60,000 professional visitors, and to have an exhibition area covering 25,000 square meters.
CeMAT: Sustainability and energy efficiency in warehousing
This year’s focus at CeMAT (2 - 6 May) is the latest developments in intralogistics - from sustainable and innovative products to fully integrated systems. A key display category, “Logistics systems”, will showcase solutions for greater efficiency in warehousing and order picking. [more]
Thombert tires provide the lowest cost per hour of use
Thombert, one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow-aisle electric lift trucks, believes so much in their products that they offer a complete money-back guarantee. [more]
Nexen Appoint Central European Dealers
Nexen has strengthened its European dealer network with the appointment of Slovakian company Elsys. The Bratislavian based company, plans to sell and extend its rental operation with the Nexen product range. [more]
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New Family Member, New Start
As the No.1 seller of forklifts trucks in the local Chinese and export markets, HANGCHA never stops the innovation. Now HANGCHA introduces the new three-pivot rear wheel drive electric J series counter-balance forklift truck. [more]
Economical and efficient self tipping bins
Forklift Traders offer a comprehensive range of self tipping bins for your forklift at affordable prices. The bins distributed by Forklift Traders are an economical and efficient solution for the collecting and disposal of industrial waste. [more]
UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift
UN 4-wheel electric forklift trucks are widely appreciated due to their subtle design, attractive appearance and excellent performance. With capacity from 1.0T to 3.5T, U-series 4-wheel electric forklifts are suited to all kinds of applications, especially in warehouses. [more]
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Fork Talk
AEM seminars on product safety
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is organising the 2011 Product Safety and Compliance Seminar on 2-4 May, followed by its annual Product Liability Seminar on 5 May in Bloomingdale,... [more]
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Media Releases
Revolutionary Electric Pallet Truck to be introduced 
The 7th Guangzhou International Brand Forklift & Accessories Exhibition 2011 and The 2nd Guangzhou International Logistic Equipment & Technology Exhibition 2011 
CeMAT: Sustainability and energy efficiency in warehousing 
Thombert tires provide the lowest cost per hour of use 
Nexen Appoint Central European Dealers
Product Watch
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New Family Member, New Start 
Economical and efficient self tipping bins 
UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift
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Upcoming Events
1. 5th Indian Ocean Ports & Logistics 2011
Antananarivo, Madagascar30-31 March 2011     [more]
2. CeMAT Germany 2011
Hannover, Germany2nd to 6th May 2011     [more]
3. CeMAT Asia
Shanghai, China24th to 27th October 2011     [more]
4. MODEX 2012
Atlanta, United StatesFebruary 6-9, 2012     [more]
5. India Express and Cargo Logistics Summit 2011
Delhi NCR, India21st to 23rd April 2011     [more]
6. MATEXPO 2011
Kortrijk, Belgium7th to 11th September 2011     [more]
7. ProMat 2011
Chicago, United States21st to 24th March 2011     [more]
8. CeMAT South America 2011
Sao Paulo, Brazil4th to 7th April 2011     [more]
9. Kenya Buildex 2011
Nairobi, Kenya18th to 20th March 2011     [more]
10. ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition
Louisville, Kentucky, United States4th to 6th October 2011     [more]
11. Con-Expo-Con/Agg 2011
Las Vegas, United States22nd to 26th March 2011     [more]
12. Multimodal 2011
Birmingham, United Kingdom5th to 7th April     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"You have either bought into all the doosan nonsense or you don`t know one end of a forklift from the other. Doosan a good product not really poor quality materials and bad transmission.".
daryl_j, United Kingdom
"In the event one of your drivers has an accident, what steps do you take ? Is the driver pulled off the truck, is there "re-training", discipline, etc. ?".
jeff_m, Canada
"Ours is the best overall computerised system I've seen butI still use a paper diary as backup!".
Andy_G, United Kingdom
Job Vacancies
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9. Road Service Technician - Full time
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10. Eastern Regional Sales Manager - Full time
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11. Parts Adminstration - Full time
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India, MUMBAI / PUNE[more]
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6. Parts Manager - Full time
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Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
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