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It’s hard to remain upbeat after the market devastation on the major stock exchanges in the past couple of days. Billions of dollars have been wiped off the world markets, mostly on fears of government debt defaults. This obviously creates some uncertainty at all levels of the economy and potentially dampens demand for forklifts which was slowly recovering. Planning folk at the forklift manufacturers have their work cut out because not only are they dealing with volatility, they are also flying blind since there’s a delay before they hear about the possible impacts on their customers. Ironically, the financial troubles come as many major companies report positive trends, but that optimism may not be enough to overcome the stock crashes.

Grocery supplier renews forklift order Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Grocery supplier Spar has signed a five-year agreement with forklift dealer Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) to provide its Brisbane distribution centre with reach trucks and gas-powered forklifts. The... [more]
Record response to workplace safety awards Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia A record 80 nominations have been received for this year’s Safe Work Awards in South Australia. “This response shows just how seriously South Australian workplaces regard their safety performance,... [more]
Port Botany expansion nears completion Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The $1 billion Port Botany container terminal expansion is just months from completion, with operator Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) about to start operator works and the first berths expected to... [more]
Leighton secures major freight contract Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Construction giant Leighton Contractors, in alliance with Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), has been selected to deliver the final stage of the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) in a contract... [more]

Sales figures show UK market continues recovery
UNITED KINGDOM The UK industrial truck market continues to recover for the third consecutive reporting period since January 2010, according to sales data released by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).... [more]
Cargotec sues SweFrame in IP dispute
SWEDEN Cargotec has filed a lawsuit in Sweden against SweFrame Port Equipment AB, claiming damages for the alleged theft and use of Bromma Conquip’s sensitive product information. Cargotec said in... [more]
Merlo UK now a full subsidiary of Merlo Group
UNITED KINGDOM Merlo UK is now a full subsidiary of the Italian telehandler manufacturer, the Merlo Group. John Iles, joint founder of Merlo UK, has retired as managing director and Merlo... [more]
ARB relaxes requirements, retrofits unavailable
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has relaxed the requirements facing operators of off-highway vehicles with certain large-spark-ignition (LSI) engines to comply with the fleet-average emission-level (FAEL) standard. Principally,... [more]
Alberta presses for safer forklift practices
CANADA The Province of Alberta’s recent focused occupational health and safety (OHS) inspections of forklift operations show a need to increase compliance with existing laws, the employment and immigration ministry says.... [more]
Voltas Material Handling doubles production capacity
INDIA Voltas Ltd’s joint venture company with KION Group, Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd, has built a INR120 million (USD2.7 million) plant in Pune to cope with rising forklift demand.... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Hamburg, Germany The KION Group GmbH supervisory board has appointed Klaus Hofer as an executive board member. Hofer will be responsible for the human resources, legal and internal audit functions... [more]
Product News
Hyster launches truck - Fleet, United Kingdom
Tesco trials lithium-ion forklift - United Kingdom
GIIC receives first Hyundai - Manama, Bahrain
Linde presents BlueSpot - Hamburg, Germany [more]
Cascade improves clamp designs
UNITED STATES Forklift attachments maker Cascade Corp has designed improved clamps suitable for forklifts typically operating in seaports, paper-producing mills and warehouses. The new clamps target applications requiring capacities of about... [more]
Shahed Azad Amin remembered
BANGLADESH Shahed Azad Amin, chairman and managing director of CVS Ferrari distributor Modern International Trading Company (MITCO), has passed away. Amin, 47, leaves behind his wife and three children.... [more]
Industry profile: Don Landoll
UNITED STATES The following magazine tribute characterises a business entrepreneur with a portion of his focus on the forklift industry: “Maybe the best way to describe what Don Landoll has built is... [more]
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Ganzhou Wuhuan Machine Co., Ltd. - manufacturing quality forklift transmissions and drive axles
Ganzhou Wuhuan Machine Co., Ltd. is specialized in manufacturing forklift transmissions and drive axles in China. With more than 200 professional and skilled employees, the company has nearly 40 years’ experience in forklift transmission and drive axle design and production. [more]
Ningbo Ruyi is Exhibiting at MOVIMAT 2011
Ningbo Ruyi will attend at MOVIMAT 2011. The trade show, which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil  between the 2nd and 5th of August, will cover logistics, materials handling, warehousing, transportation and packaging. [more]
Materials Handling Middle East poised for strong edition in September
Materials Handling Middle East, which attracted over 175 exhibitors from 27 countries in its last run in 2009, is already attracting much interest from industry players looking to tap into this growing market. [more]
Finalists announced for QLD SCL Awards
The finalists have been announced for the 2011 Queensland SCL Awards, which have been developed by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division. [more]
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EP Launches new MAXIMIN series electric pallet truck
After extensive research, EP’s engineer can now launch a new electric stacker, ES10-10WA/12-12WA (with AC technology), to the global market. It represents a new trend and suits different needs.
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.
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Media Releases
Ganzhou Wuhuan Machine Co., Ltd. - manufacturing quality forklift transmissions and drive axles 
Ningbo Ruyi is Exhibiting at MOVIMAT 2011 
Materials Handling Middle East poised for strong edition in September 
Finalists announced for QLD SCL Awards
Product Watch
Product Watch
EP Launches new MAXIMIN series electric pallet truck 
RAEDER-VOGEL® Video: Learn all about the production of VULKOLLAN® and PEVOPUR® wheels from the German market leader
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"Get a hold of your forklift dealer rep & have him bring in the rep from the battery company that made the batteries & request he bring in literature & other information on batteries for your better understanding - you'll get enough information that will challenge the number of pages in A.H.'s book "Mein Kampf" (at one time it was rated the worlds largest book) .".
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