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It looks like a recovery is well under way, with figures from one of the market leaders indicating a global rise in demand for materials handling equipment in the first four months of the year. Particularly encouraging about the Jungheinrich overview is the performance of Europe and North America - both up more than a third on last year. And even better news is that the order books are expected to continue to show increases for the rest of the year.
Unfortunately, the prediction came before the renewed concerns about the Greek economy and fears about the impact of a possible debt default on the European market and the broader economy.
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|Forklift industry mourns loss of Mark Weinert Australasia News|
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|Forklift championships heat up Australasia News|
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|Jungheinrich: Global economic recovery to continue|
GERMANY Global demand for materials handling equipment rose 35% to 330,000 forklifts for the first four months of 2011 compared to the 245,000 units in the same period last year.... [more]
|Cromer Equipment acquires Quality Lift Truck |
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Projecting 2011 sales, Marshall Cromer projects 18% growth on 2010 figures... [more]
|Linde buys UK dealer|
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Linde Material Handling communications head Detlef Sieverdingbeck... [more]
|Court approves Manitex asset purchase|
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|Huntsman completes safety upgrade in China |
CHINA Global chemicals manufacturer Huntsman has upgraded a fleet of explosion-proof forklifts at its Guangzhou facility in China to meet domestic safety standards.
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|Vauramo: China no longer low-cost |
HONG KONG China is no longer a low-cost country, says Cargotec’s chief operating officer and deputy CEO, Pekka Vauramo, who moved from his native Finland to Hong Kong early this year.... [more]
|Flexible contract saves pet food company thousands |
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|Atlet introduces new generation trucks |
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Product development manager Dan Ulmestrand says the company’s... [more]
|Clark remembers Moisés Villanueva López|
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|CBE honour for Patterson |
UNITED KINGDOM JCB deputy chairman John Patterson has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The honour recognised Patterson’s... [more]
|Spider-bite forklift worker loses in court|
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