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It’s reassuring to read some positive results amid the doom and gloom of the European economy. While the mainstream media is focused on the financial woes, we note a survey of German industrial machinery companies indicating that most have experienced revenue growth in the last quarter. Better still, most expect revenues to continue to rise in the next quarter. Of course, Germany is one of the stronger European economies, but the improved equipment sales performance is a positive sign on a continent that hasn’t had too much success lately.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Better than new - refurbished forklifts
A forklift is a key piece of equipment in any logistics chain, but buying a new machine may not always be the best financial or practical solution for all businesses. There are other options. Melissa Barnett looks at forklift refurbishment and reconditioning. [Read the full report]

Supply chain award winners announced Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Winners of the 2011 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics awards were announced at a gala dinner in Perth on 11 November. The awards, hosted by the Supply Chain... [more]
Patrick signs new agreement for stevedoring services Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Container terminal operator Patrick, a division of Asciano, has signed a new five-year agreement for stevedoring services with shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). The agreement will see Patrick... [more]
Komatsu supplies forklifts to engineering company Australasia News
Mayfield West, New South Wales Mining equipment manufacturer Bradken has renewed a supply agreement with forklift dealer Komatsu Forklift Australia (KFA) to provide it with fully maintained forklifts and associated equipment. Bradken Resources supply... [more]
Resource report reveals huge growth opportunity for Qld Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Potential capital expenditure of $142 billion is in the pipeline for Queensland, according to a study of the state’s minerals and energy sector released this week. The 2020... [more]

DanTruck files for bankruptcy
DENMARK DanTruck A/S has filed a petition in bankruptcy after multiple attempts to save the 50-year-old forklift manufacturer ended in failure. ”Since the financial crisis hit in autumn 2008,... [more]
Emerging markets important to KION
GERMANY Three of every 10 forklifts supplied by KION Group in the first nine months of 2011 went to customers in emerging markets. KION says its most significant emerging markets... [more]
Tiger acquires stake in Bolzoni
ITALY Taiwan’s Tiger Group has bought a 20% stake in Bolzoni Holding Hong Kong for EUR2 million (USD2.7 million). Bolzoni Holding Hong Kong, part of the Italian multinational group and... [more]
Jury convicts worker in Schueler murder
UNITED STATES A jury has convicted former mechanic Mark A Langlois, 51, on murder charges for the death of James L Schueler Jr, executive vice president and general manager of Forklifts of... [more]
Oshkosh, Icahn duel for shareholder proxies
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Corp, parent of the JLG access equipment brand, has retained proxy solicitor Innisfree M&A Inc, of New York, in the face of activist shareholder Carl C Icahn’s campaign {statlink|1|( [more]
Business mentoring scheme for logistics executives
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) will launch a business mentoring scheme for supply chain executives. “There is plenty of evidence to suggest business mentoring has a positive... [more]
All Lift Service begins Clark representation
UNITED STATES Family-owned and operated All Lift Service Co Inc, of Willoughby, Ohio, added Clark Material Handling Co’s forklift lines to its product offerings on 15 November. Within the Cleveland metropolitan... [more]
Urns withstand weight of TCM forklift in test
UNITED STATES Granger Plastics Co has positioned a TCM forklift on three lb. (1.35 kg) burial and cremation urns to create an extreme durability test video. Jim Cravens, president of the... [more]
Unique machine for tanker cleaning operator
UNITED KINGDOM Cooper SH has delivered a unique container-handling machine to one of the largest tanker- cleaning operators in the south of the United Kingdom. The Konecranes machine has been designed... [more]
Manitex Liftking logs repeat military order
CANADA The Manitex Liftking ULC subsidiary of Manitex International Inc has received a repeat order valued at USD4 million from an unidentified major military customer. The subsidiary will manufacture the equipment... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Jungheinrich UK, Briggs Equipment [more]
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Entries close on the 31 December 2011.

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GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership Australasia News
GlobeQuip has been appointed as an authorised Kalmar equipment dealer, providing sales, service and support for Kalmar forklift trucks, reachstackers, container handlers and logstackers. Core services include specifying the appropriate equipment for the task and establishing maintenance and servicing schedules. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo partner of the Wine Industry
Bolzoni Auramo cooperates with some of the most important wine industries, supplying forklift attachments for every stage in the production. The company offers support during all phases of the wine making process. [more]
Rocla AGVs have been boosting logistics process at Borealis for over a decade
Rocla’s AGVs allow Swedish manufacturer Borealis (who specializes in plastics for some of the largest energy supply, oil and water pipeline projects in the world) to increase the storage space and speed up the flow of work, whilst minimizing damages.  
RUYI invited to 14th world industrial vehicle league meeting in Florida
RUYI President, Chu Jiwang and CEO, Zhu Aifen attended the 14th world industrial vehicle league meeting in Florida, as delegates of China Construction Machinery Association’s industrial vehicles branch. [more]
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs?
Chevin Fleet Solutions has unveiled the latest version of its award-winning, online, fleet management system. Released to coincide with its 21st anniversary, Chevin continues to set new benchmarks for software in the fleet, and broader asset management, arena. [more]
MiMA Newly Developed Side-Loading Electric Forklift
More than 6,000 customers visited the MiMA booth at CeMAT Asia 2011 to see the newly developed side-loading electric forklift. High praise was received, especially for its ergonomic shape and appearance. [more]
3rd Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition planned for June
600 leading companies will gather in Guangzhou for the 3rd Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition, held June 10th to 12th. The exhibition will attract about 60,000 professional buyers from the logistics, distribution and manufacturing industries. [more]
MODEX 2012 will Showcase Latest Equipment and Technology Innovations for Manufacturing, Distribution and the Supply Chain
MODEX Conference will feature Keynotes from CSCMP, Georgia Tech and the Panama Canal Authority plus events from 17 Collocated Education Partners.  Modex, February 6-9, is the industries newest expo for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain. [more]
The Battery Show sees success in metro Detroit, plans 2012 expansion
With the success of this year's exhibition, The Battery Show 2012, will increase showroom space to 129,000 sq. feet, accommodating up to twice the number of exhibitors. [more]
Intralogistics sector at CeMAT INDIA
On 6 December, CeMAT INDIA will be opening its doors for the fifth time. The show will feature approximately 100 exhibitors including Voltas, TVH, Konecranes, TCM, Atlet and Combilift. [more]
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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]
UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift
UN 4-wheel electric forklift trucks are widely appreciated due to their subtle design, attractive appearance and excellent performance. With capacity from 1.0T to 3.5T, U-series 4-wheel electric forklifts are suited to all kinds of applications, especially in warehouses. [more]
Instantly scan dimensions and weight of the load on your forklift
New technology makes dimensioning and weighing (D&W) of palletised cargo possible directly from the forklift truck. Intersoft's INS TC5000 offers flexibility, optimised workflows and revenue. [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]
KEYTROLLER’S SMARTIE Video Camera option records impact/speeding/overload events
Upon an abusive impact, overload or overspeed event, the KEYTROLLER can trigger its optional SMARTIE video drive camera to record the event as it unfolds. Feature filled, and affordable, demo’s are available to qualified dealers.
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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Media Releases
GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership 
Bolzoni Auramo partner of the Wine Industry 
Rocla AGVs have been boosting logistics process at Borealis for over a decade  
RUYI invited to 14th world industrial vehicle league meeting in Florida 
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs? 
MiMA Newly Developed Side-Loading Electric Forklift 
3rd Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition planned for June 
MODEX 2012 will Showcase Latest Equipment and Technology Innovations for Manufacturing, Distribution and the Supply Chain 
The Battery Show sees success in metro Detroit, plans 2012 expansion 
Intralogistics sector at CeMAT INDIA
Product Watch
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World class through-life support with Drivetrain Power and Propulsion 
UN Four-Wheel Battery Forklift 
Instantly scan dimensions and weight of the load on your forklift 
Nissan Forklift’s QX Series of Electric Lift Trucks offers features to rival internal combustion forklifts 
KEYTROLLER’S SMARTIE Video Camera option records impact/speeding/overload events 
Proximity detection and warning system helps lower risk of collision
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