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Increasingly, we read about industry awards - usually, manufacturers recognising their dealers or their suppliers. From time to time, dealers are recognised by the broader business community for their contributions and a number of large players have also picked up environmental or human resources accolades. What’s lacking, some believe, are the awards that count: customer rankings of their dealers and the forklift products they use. This recognition would be more meaningful to other end-users as it would validate some of the lofty claims we hear from the supply side. Interested in the idea? Maybe it’s something we can spearhead. Watch this space.
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FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
Green Forklifts Powering Ahead
Fuel cells are no longer a pipedream. They are in use in forklifts and are poised to take more marketshare. Christine Cranney investigates some of the issues.
Walt Barrett,... [Read the full report]
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|Forklift champs to defend title Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Last year’s forklift champions, Mark Gray and Pamela Windsor, will seek to defend their titles at the 2011 Forklift Championships taking place on Thursday this week.
The event, now... [more]
|ALC highlights concerns of freight logistics industry Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council, in a submission to government on the COAG Future Regulatory Reform Agenda, has argued for the national transport reforms to be taken a step further to... [more]
|Logistics leader honoured with life membership Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) has granted life membership to Kim Rothwell for his services to the organisation.
Rothwell, who joined the LAA 20 years ago, joins fellow... [more]
|TMH paints pink to support cancer awareness Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Forklift dealer Toyota Material Handling has delivered a pink air freight towing tractor to Australian Air Express in support of breast cancer.
The tractor’s daily duties include towing airline... [more]
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|Cargotec makes inroads in Indian market |
SWEDEN Cargotec has received an order for four all-electric, Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Allcargo Logistics in India.
Allcargo Logistics has experienced rapid container traffic growth in... [more]
|LiuGong and Cummins build engines in China|
CHINA Cummins Inc and Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co Ltd have formed a joint-venture partnership to manufacture engines at a new facility that will be built in Liuzhou City in Guangxi province... [more]
|Doosan UK marks 10 years in UK market |
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan UK’s first director and general manager, Tim Waples, has shared his thoughts on the Asian forklift brand and business as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in the UK this... [more]
|Plug Power moves toward common GenDrive platform |
UNITED STATES Disclosed on 24 October, Plug Power Inc’s next-generation GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell line offers enhancements intended to increase reliability and boost lifting and towing capacities.
Based in Latham near... [more]
|Toyota promotes Wood, hires Rufener |
UNITED STATES Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has promoted Brett Wood to executive vice president and hired Jeff Rufener to serve as president of Toyota Material Handling USA Inc (TMHU), effective... [more]
|IPAF sets first North American convention|
UNITED STATES The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will hold its first North American convention on 1-2 November at Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare hotel in Rosemont.
The theme is “Powered Access:... [more]
|Hoist Liftruck prevails over Doosan |
UNITED STATES Congressional intervention helped Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc capture a federal forklift contract originally awarded to a predecessor of Incheon, South Korea-based Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co Ltd.
Under the contract,... [more]
|Movers & Shakers |
Haulotte Group North America, Terex Cranes, Columbia Machine Inc [more]
Hyster receives award
- Greenville, NC, United States
Nissan Forklift honours dealers
- Marengo, IL, United States
Toyota recognises suppliers
- Columbis, IN, United States
Briggs supports Warrior Open golf event
- Dallas, TX, United States
Cat issues white paper, terminology guide
- Houston, TX, United States [more]
|Product News |
New Fortens reduces fuel bills
- Fleet, United Kingdom
Atlet's new Tergo reach truck
- Mölnlycke, Sweden
CESAB updates popular forklift
- Brussels, Belgium
Yale’s new order selectors
- Greenville, NC, United States
Jungheinrich presents pedestrian truck
- Hamburg, Germany [more]
|Forklifts for monsters of pumpkin world |
UNITED STATES With the annual Halloween observance on 31 October, global attention focuses on jack-o’-lanterns and other pumpkins including those needing a forklift for relocation.
The Giant Pumpkin Growers of New... [more]
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|World class through-life support with Drivetrain Power and Propulsion |
Drivetrain Power and Propulsion, an international organization, provides world class through-life support with focused service, technical and engineering capability. Drivetrain recognises the specific needs of the Container Handling segment through their responsiveness and focus on minimising downtime. [more]
|New Big Joe economy stacker launching this fall |
CHICAGO - Big Lift LLC, a leading provider of electric walk-behind forklift trucks in North America, recently announced the addition of the Big Joe® S22 “eStacker” to the company’s product line. [more]
|Excalibur Miretti Group a global leader in Explosion Proof Solutions |
Excalibur Miretti Group joins the Miretti family of companies. The acquisition of Excalibur Equipment & Technologies, LLC combines Excalibur’s expertise in the North American Explosion Proof Market and Miretti’s extensive knowledge of the European and Asian Markets. [more]
|Nissan Forklift’s QX Series of Electric Lift Trucks offers features to rival internal combustion forklifts |
Nissan Forklift Corporation’s newest addition to its Platinum family of electric lift trucks, the QX Series, offers safety, efficiency and value. The QX Series of 80-volt electric lift trucks, featuring four models ranging from 4,000- to 6,000- pound capacities. [more]
|New Bolzoni Auramo distributor in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand |
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo appointed a new distributor in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. After several years of business activity directly handled by the head quarter in Italy, it has been decided to create a local presence on these markets. Bolzoni Auramo has signed a dealership agreement with the company RFA Industries Pte. Ltd. [more]
|E-mobility from Saxony-Anhalt: moving on the market of the future |
Saxony-Anhalt, a pioneer in the field of renewable energies, offers great opportunities for the e-mobility sector. This has major implications for the business models of companies in a range of industries, and opens up great potential for growth and development. [more]