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1960s band The Tremeloes had a hit with “Even The Bad Times Are Good”, a title which reminds us that even in adversity, there are opportunities. Rising fuel costs have encouraged research into alternative energy sources. Increased real estate values have led to improved space utilisation and the development of narrow-aisle technology. Tough economic times have encouraged companies to improve their resource allocation. So, some might look around and challenges in the current business environment, but others will only see opportunities.
 
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FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM   
Make it work: fleet and asset management
Ask yourself these questions: Do I know where my forklift is? Do I know when my forklift needs its PM? How much is this forklift costing me? If you’ve answered “I don’t know” to any of those questions, it’s highly likely you need to implement a fleet and asset management system. Melissa Barnett reports on what is available in fleet management technology and what it can do for your business. [Read the full report]
Local NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

ALC applauds transport reforms
Canberra, ACT Last week’s agreement by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to deliver transport reforms is a major milestone, says the Australian Logistics Council (ALC). The agreement means there... [more]
Supply chain forums tackle logistics issues Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Ports has launched a series of forums across New South Wales aimed at working with regional exporters to ensure their products move efficiently to Port Botany and on to... [more]
Entries for WorkSafe Awards close soon Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The deadline to take part in Victoria’s 2011 WorkSafe Awards is 31 August, with businesses and individuals urged to submit entries online at www.worksafeawards.com. The awards will be presented... [more]
Green light for Victoria’s second container port Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation to allow development of a second container port in the state. It’s a move seen as vital to the state’s long-term productivity and... [more]
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Global NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

Cascade expands production capacity in China
UNITED STATES Forklift attachments manufacturer Cascade Corp is expanding production capacity at its three facilities in China. Cascade has fork manufacturing factories in Xiamen and Hebei province and an attachment factory,... [more]
Pyroban acquires companies
UNITED KINGDOM Explosion-proof specialist Pyroban Group has bought two companies to expand its product portfolio and geographic coverage. Pyroban completed the acquisition of Adex Zonex Pte Ltd in Singapore on 11... [more]
Konecranes orders grow strongly
FINLAND Konecranes’ equipment orders for the first half of 2011 totalled EUR963.7 million (USD1.39 billion) or 40.7% higher than last year’s EUR684.9 million (USD988 million). Orders received grew 18.3% in... [more]
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Yale expands network in France
FRANCE Yale Materials Handling has increased its coverage in France by adding four dealers to its network. Oman SAS will represent the brand in the Rennes and Nantes regions, while... [more]
Trico Lift adds 23 telescopic forklifts
UNITED STATES Millville-based Trico Lift has purchased 23 Genie-brand telescopic forklifts, adding to its extensive rental equipment fleet of aerial lift platforms. Trico Lift rents, sells and services aerial lifts in... [more]
West Midlands firm reduces accident risks, cuts costs
UNITED KINGDOM Wilmat Ltd has significantly reduced the risk of accidents and saved operator costs for solar power systems manufacturer PV Crystalox Solar PLC. The Birmingham manufacturer provided a solution for... [more]
Forklift values beat estimates at auction
UNITED STATES The auction division of Loeb Winternitz LLC reports “surprisingly good” interest in the disposal of older materials handling equipment at an inactive Virginia factory. “Most of the forklifts brought... [more]
Training centre seeks stand-up forklift
UNITED STATES A US-based not-for profit training organisation has trained 410 people in forklift operations over five years and is now seeking a second machine for instructional purposes. Of those trained,... [more]
Twyford saves with new fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Twyford Bathrooms, which is part of the multi-national Sanitec Group, has selected Linde Material Handling as its forklift supplier, after revisiting the five-year lease for its 28-strong forklift fleet.... [more]
Cargotec secures Chinese RTG order
CHINA Cargotec is supplying two Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Cosco Pacific subsidiary Jinjiang Pacific Ports Development (JPPDC). Scheduled for delivery in May 2012, the all-electric RTGs can... [more]
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UK based Forklift Attachment manufacturer, BFS, are looking for Global Partners to help meet demand for their snow ploughs.
Ian Baker, Sales Director, says  -
“From simple Internet marketing, our Dealers enjoy high volume cash sales, dispatched same day from their own stock. Our unique Snow Ploughs having galvanized frames and polyethylene dishes are dispatched to our Dealers “flat packed”, 15 on each pallet, no protective packaging is required, making transport and storage incredibly cheap. Our Dealers assemble (just 5 bolts) and dispatch to suit demand (and demand can be massive!)”
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SkidWeigh & Vehicle Fleet Management
Lift-truck data logger systems on the market today collect information that is used to generate vehicle utilization reports at some later point of time. Except for the ED2-400 Series SkidWeigh, which reports in the real-time. [more]
Proximity detection and warning system helps lower risk of collision
Orbit Communications Pty Ltd releases the latest 4th generation BodyGuard proximity detection and warning system. The system provides visual and audible warning if a person is detected in a poor visibility area within close proximity of the Forklift. [more]
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Rocla AGVs increase efficiency and safety in a cheese factory
Valio, the biggest milk processor and market leader in dairy products in Finland, has chosen Rocla’s automated guided vehicles (AGV) for its cheese factories in Finland, where more than 250 kg of milk is processed annually. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL - New exclusive trade partner for forklift wheels and castors for Switzerland and Liechtenstein: MAPO AG
RAEDER-VOGEL and MAPO AG recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Switzerland and Liechtenstein for wheels and castors for industrial trucks, such as drive wheels, press-on tyres, load wheels, running wheels, idler wheels, pallet rollers and stabilising castors manufactured by RAEDER-VOGEL. [more]
MH Equipment Announces MH Fleet
MH Equipment announces the launch of their new fleet management initiative, MH Fleet. This initiative includes the addition of three Fleet Management Directors as well as a new MH Fleet software program to be released in fourth quarter 2011. [more]
Rapid Lift announces arrival of its new TEU forklift range with deals such as the FG25TS from only $14,990 + GST
Rapid Lift is proud to announce its position as the sole distributor of the TEU forklift range to the Australian market. Derived from the latest technology in Japanese engineering, TEU produce quality lift trucks at an affordable price. [more]
Virtual Risk Manager allows effective FLT operator risk assessment, monitoring and improvement
Originally developed for the on-road fleet sector, with well over 1,000,000 million drivers engaged over the last 15 years in organisations around the globe, Virtual Risk Manager allows effective FLT operator risk assessment, monitoring and improvement [more]
NEXEN makes its mark in Brazil
Nexen, in collaboration with its Brazilian dealer Grupo Rekiman, exhibited its L.P.G. and Diesel “X” range machines that feature fully floating cabins, anti roll back, oil cooled disc brakes etc. at this year’s MOVIMAT South America. [more]
Two weeks to go until 12th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference
With less than two weeks to go until the 12th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference the two-day program has an extensive line-up of speakers including Kim Garner the Managing Director of FedEx Australasia. [more]
The wait is over for the RTITB Operator of the Year 2011 Grand Final
With just weeks to go until the Grand Final, to be held on 16th September, all 10 finalists are eagerly waiting for their chance to be crowned ‘Operator of the Year’ and win the grand prize of a new car.
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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.  
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New Big Joe economy stacker launching this fall
CHICAGO - Big Lift LLC, a leading provider of electric walk-behind forklift trucks in North America, announced today the addition of the Big Joe S22 “eStacker” to the company’s product line. [more]
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media releases
Media Releases
SkidWeigh & Vehicle Fleet Management 
Proximity detection and warning system helps lower risk of collision 
Rocla AGVs increase efficiency and safety in a cheese factory 
RAEDER-VOGEL - New exclusive trade partner for forklift wheels and castors for Switzerland and Liechtenstein: MAPO AG 
MH Equipment Announces MH Fleet 
Rapid Lift announces arrival of its new TEU forklift range with deals such as the FG25TS from only $14,990 + GST 
Virtual Risk Manager allows effective FLT operator risk assessment, monitoring and improvement 
NEXEN makes its mark in Brazil 
Two weeks to go until 12th Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference 
The wait is over for the RTITB Operator of the Year 2011 Grand Final 
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Product Watch
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KEYTROLLER announces new KEY-LEASE program now available for its LCD601 wireless access monitoring system. 
New Big Joe economy stacker launching this fall 
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In The Discussion Forums
"I would go as far to say that it isn't just the safety of our fleets that has suffered, but its the maintenance of our fleets that has also suffered. Sad that when money is tight we neglect necessary things.".
ForkLifted, United States
"Do you get better support from dealers who represent one exclusive forklift brand than from dealers with multiple brands? Or is support a management challenge independent from the brands you offer?".
FLA_Forum, Australia
"There are wireless control solutions that, when a forklift gets closer than programed range from the post, an alarm will activate on the forklift or on the post.".
ventureglen, Canada
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AGV: Automatic Forklifts
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August
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