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Urgent reminder to convert forklift licences Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia Forklift drivers in South Australia cannot afford to delay any further in converting their pre-1995 qualifications to the new High Risk Work Licence as the September deadline approaches, see {statlink|2| [more]
Komatsu delivers major order Australasia News
Seven Hills, New South Wales Komatsu Forklift Australia has supplied 23 new forklifts to Honda as part of a long-term rental agreement. Product manager Gary Hodge tells News that the company supplied 19... [more]
New partnership to improve NZ supply chain Australasia News
Auckland Two of New Zealand’s biggest exporters, dairy giant Fonterra and meat processor Silver Fern Farms, have launched a partnership called Kotahi to bring the country’s exporters and importers together to... [more]
Freight charge scrapped in Victoria Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Victorian minister for ports Denis Napthine has announced that the freight infrastructure charge (FIC) or ‘truck tax’ has been scrapped and will be replaced by a licence levy that will... [more]

Yale improves Italian facility
ITALY Yale Europe Materials Handling has invested over USD2 million in its 35,000 sqm (376,737 sqft.) electric warehouse equipment facility in Masate, Italy. Improvements to the site include a new... [more]
Tri-Lift Inc adds Mitsubishi forklifts
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi forklift trucks has named Tri-Lift Inc as its authorised dealer for six counties in New York State. “We are excited to offer the Mitsubishi forklift trucks product line... [more]
Rodeo cancelled, but back in 2012
UNITED STATES Organisers have cancelled the 16th annual US Open Forklift Rodeo & Safety Expo, which was scheduled for October in Springfield, Ohio. According to Springfield Clark County Safety Council president... [more]
Doosan invests in FTD
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan has made a major capital investment in its top regional distributor Fork Truck Direct (FTD). The Essex-based dealer sells over 100 new Doosan forklifts each year and aims... [more]
Manitex, bank amend credit agreements
UNITED STATES Manufacturer-distributor Manitex International Inc and Comerica Bank have agreed to amend credit agreements increasing Manitex’s borrowing capacity, lowering interest rates and extending the maturity date. Maximum borrowing capacity was... [more]
Product News
TVH distributes regenerator - Waregem, Belgium
Mentor offers safety product - Chesterfield, United Kingdom [more]
Equipment Depot rebuilds after tornado
UNITED STATES Following a tornado and, separately, a disruptive water main break, the Louisville service centre of Equipment Depot is rebuilding and recovering. Four tornados touched down on 22 June in... [more]
Avon Freight expands - Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
Interfit sponsors awards - Alton, United Kingdom [more]
Tiger Logistics implements Logi-Sys
INDIA Tiger Logistics has implemented the Logi-Sys logistics management software to integrate and optimise its logistics services. Company managing director Harpreet Singh Malhotra says Softlink Global’s Logi-Sys was chosen for... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Materials Transportation Company, Terex Aerial Work Platforms [more]
Major settlement for forklift-injured worker
UNITED STATES As a result of a forklift running over his ankle, New York City sanitation worker Andrew Anderson has received his portion of a USD5.25 million legal settlement and a three-quarter... [more]
Royal Shakespeare Company uses Liftlog systems
UNITED KINGDOM The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has chosen RDS South West to supply Liftlog 100 on-board weighing systems for its counterbalance forklifts. The RSC has a six-week, five-play residency at... [more]
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RAEDER-VOGEL® Video: Learn all about the production of VULKOLLAN® and PEVOPUR® wheels from the German market leader
On their completely redesigned, user-friendly website RAEDER-VOGEL® not only provides users with extensive information on all wheels and castors supplied, they also reveal the many  steps required to produce their award winning VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane wheels.
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires!
We are one of the leading manufacturers worldwide for wheels and casters made of VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane, and we are looking for trade partners in 12 countries in North and South America and Asia. [more]
Lencrow buys new Terex container handlers.
Lencrow Materials Handling has taken delivery of two new FDC450S4 container handling forklifts for the Veolia waste management site at Clyde. The units will load 400,000 tones of waste annually. [more]
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KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program now available for its LCD601 wireless access monitoring system.
KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program for it’s LCD601 wireless access monitoring system.  For only $30 per month (on a 72 month full payout $1 lease) your customer can significantly improve the safety and productivity of his operation.  
Hangcha extends electric tow tractor range
Hangcha has announced the arrival of a new electric tow tractor with a tow capacity from 2t to 25t. The tow tractor features new advances designed to increase comfort and drivability, as well as productivity and safety.
RUYI launches new Electric Stacker
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd. is proud to introduce a new electric stacker: the CDDK series. The series feature optimum structural design to enhance safety, productivity, structural capability, and serviceability. [more]
Fork Talk
UKWA Awards honour logistics industry
Companies and individuals in the warehousing and third-party logistics (3PL) sectors received awards at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) annual awards ceremony, which was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 6 July. [more]
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Media Releases
RAEDER-VOGEL® Video: Learn all about the production of VULKOLLAN® and PEVOPUR® wheels from the German market leader 
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires! 
Lencrow buys new Terex container handlers.
Product Watch
Product Watch
KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program now available for its LCD601 wireless access monitoring system. 
Hangcha extends electric tow tractor range 
RUYI launches new Electric Stacker 
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