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If there's one good thing to come out of the recent disasters, it's the willingness of the materials handling sector to offer a helping hand.
During the Japanese earthquake and tsunami earlier this year, we saw the major forklift companies throwing their support behind recovery activities and not only helping their own affected staff, but also helping the wider community.
This week, we read about the US Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association co-ordinating efforts by its members to help out in the wake of Hurricane Irene, a category 3 storm that struck the US East Coast. We also read about acts of kindness from individual companies.
It's clear that when disaster strikes, the forklift industry is there to help, just as it does for a range of community issues ranging from cancer research to social welfare. Such gestures make us proud to be part of an industry which is always ready to do the heavy lifting when times are tough.
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|Forklift driver fined for compo fraud Australasia News|
Wollongong, New South Wales Forklift driver Ronald Perrine was found guilty of workers compensation fraud after a WorkCover investigation found that he had lied about working a second job while being too injured to... [more]
|DHL to deliver freight as part of sponsorship deal Australasia News|
Auckland Logistics giant DHL will deliver the freight of all 19 teams travelling to New Zealand to participate in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Last week, it delivered over 2.5... [more]
|Winners announced for 2011 Queensland SCL Awards Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The winners of the 2011 Queensland SCL Awards were announced at a conference dinner in Brisbane last week.
Salad Fresh was chosen as the winner of the supply chain... [more]
|Scholarships on offer to prevent workplace harm Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Applications have opened for a new round of scholarships to supplement ongoing research into the prevention of workplace injuries and illness in South Australia.
Minister for Industrial Relations Russell... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Forklifts help in wake of hurricane |
UNITED STATES Donations and uses of forklift services have followed in the wake of Hurricane Irene, a category 3 storm that primarily pummelled oceanic islands and the East Coast of the US.... [more]
|KION expands in Eastern Europe |
GERMANY With its strategic focus on fast-growing markets, KION Group brand Linde Material Handling is acquiring its long-time Russian dealer Liftec.
Linde has partnered with Liftec for about 20... [more]
|Barloworld grows short-term fleet |
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling is investing GBP3 million (USD4.8 million) in 140 new diesel- and gas-powered Hyster forklifts for its short-term hire fleet.
The company’s UK commercial asset manager, Mark Ward,... [more]
|Forklift attachments maker gains in sales, profits|
UNITED STATES Cascade Corp reports sales climbing 38.8% to USD135.6 million and profit rising 429% to USD13.1 million during the second fiscal quarter ended 31 July versus last year’s comparable period.... [more]
|Fatal forklift accidents fall by 69% |
UNITED KINGDOM Fatal forklift accidents in the UK have dropped by over two-thirds since the introduction of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA)’s National Forklift Safety Week campaign.
Provisional workplace accident... [more]
|Cooper helps ABP cope with growth |
UNITED KINGDOM The UK’s largest port group, Associated British Ports (ABP), has received a range of new equipment from Cooper SH, to deal with a 38% increase in container traffic at its... [more]
|AMMEX supplies 15 LiuGong forklifts to port|
MEXICO Asia Maquinaria de México SA de CV (AMMEX) is supplying 19 more LiuGong-brand forklifts and construction machines valued at USD900,000 to the Port of Guaymas.
In providing the equipment... [more]
|MHIA holds ProMat space draw|
UNITED STATES Exhibitors for the 2013 ProMat trade show will draw for booth spaces on 10 November in Chicago.
Show organiser Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) says more than 70%... [more]
Komatsu awarded bronze
- Tokyo, Japan
Heli sales expand
- Hefei, China
Wesley’s new tow tractor
- Scottdale, GA, United States [more]
|Another safety milestone for Clark|
For the fifth consecutive year, Clark Material Handling Co received the Kentucky Governor’s Safety & Health Award.
A ceremony was held at Clark’s 166,000 sqft. (14,940 sqm) aftermarket parts... [more]
|Movers & Shakers |
Linde Material Handling GmbH, KION Group, Carney Battery Handling Ltd [more]
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|DEALER WANTED FOR BEST SELLING FORKLIFT SNOW PLOUGHS |
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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To share in the success of this high demand product, please contact us without delay.
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|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]
|Improved Productivity at MSE-FORKS |
MSE-FORKS will be increasing its telescopic fork (KOOI-REACHFORKS®) production capacity with an investment of approximately ?1 million. Current machinery is no longer able to meet demand thanks to the enormous growth in sales over the past few years. [more]
|High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application |
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [more]
|Stackers with power steering now available through Lencrow |
Lencrow have just received their first shipment of the new EP walkie stacker units that come standard with power steering. This is available on all stackers above 1400kg capacity and the range has units to 2000kgs. [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]
|Aisle-Master is the Vital Part for Blue Print |
Replacement parts specialist Blue Print’s range of aftermarket automotive components consists of 24,000 part numbers. At the company’s UK distribution centre, four Aisle-Master articulated forklifts allow the company to ensure that the maximum amount of storage space is utilised.
|DOOSAN wins Red Dot Design Award |
Doosan, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for its futuristic Concept Forklift. Efficient, environmentally friendly and with the highest level of safety, the futuristic model of the Intelligent Concept Forklift impressed the judges with its hi-tech design. [more]
|NEXEN’S X-Range proved highly palletable |
HLC (Wood Products) of Harleston in Norfolk has recently taken delivery of a notable new X-Range forklift truck recently launched by Nexen and supplied via the local Nexen dealer Waveney Forktrucks from its East Anglian depot. [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]
|Marangoni consolidates its presence in Germany |
As of the 1st of September 2011, Ellerbrock Reifenrunderneuerungs-Technologie GmhH, acquired by the Marangoni Group in the early 1990s and specialising in the development of tyre retreading materials, will trade under the name of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland GmbH. [more]
|‘Must see events’ to lift workplace productivity Australasia News|
Keep up to date with the latest product innovations for materials handling and OHS services at The Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling. Amongst the products on display, Clark will reveal their new GEX20-30 forklift. [more]
|RTITB, TNT and Toyota: Raising the bar, together |
The RTITB Operator of the Year Grand Final is just over two weeks away. The Grand Finalists share their thoughts on the impending final, for which 8 tests have now been finalised. See video highlights from this year’s competition. [more]
|Continuing growth in cargo handling facilities and infrastructure brings keen interest to Materials Handling Middle East |
With $80 billion investment in airport infrastructure across the GCC set to drive exponential growth in trade, Materials Handling ME is expected to attract keen interest from international and regional companies looking to strengthen their presence in the Middle East.