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Increasingly, we are seeing evidence of growing demand for materials handling equipment from the rental and leasing markets. In part, this rise results from changing end-user trends and the move from capital-intensive ownership to pay-for-use. For manufacturers and distributors, it’s a case of swings and roundabouts - what they lose in direct sales to end-users, they pick up in sales to rental businesses. But it also means a stimulus to the high-end brands and models, with rental fleet operators looking for quality, reliability and parts availability. And, on top of that, the buyers generally pick up multiple units at any one time - and tend to be repeat purchasers. So it’s a lucrative market and one worth cultivating.

Local forklift leader recognised internationally Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Andrew Satterley, MD of Nacco Material Handling Group (NMHG) in the Asia Pacific region, has won international recognition for his business achievements. International business network Stanford Who’s Who named... [more]
Women in freight program resumes
Robina, Queensland The first of two Women Moving Forward mentoring programs kicks off this week, with the second due to begin on 20 July. The program, hosted by the Chartered Institute... [more]
Melbourne to host global cargo logistics conference Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The biennial conference of the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) will be held in Melbourne from 8-11 May. Over two days, speakers will address topics related to the... [more]
NZ port orders new gantry crane Australasia News
Tauranga New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga has ordered a seventh ship-to-shore gantry crane, a Liebherr Twin Lift, for its Sulphur Point fleet to handle growing container volumes. The port will... [more]
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Recession causes Dutch companies to fold
NETHERLANDS Clarklift Nederland BV and Totalservice Nederland BV have filed for bankruptcy as both businesses were badly impacted by the recession in Europe. Clarklift managing director Don Vernooy tells [more]
Ageing fleet, rising values encourage manufacturer
UNITED STATES Ageing fleets and rising values of aerial work platform equipment serve as encouraging market indicators, JLG parent firm Oshkosh Corp says in a 6 March industry conference presentation. Oshkosh... [more]
NMHG forecasts slow 2012 market growth in Americas, Asia Pacific
UNITED STATES Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG) is projecting minimal forklift market growth in the Americas and the Asia Pacific and modest declines in Europe and China during 2012, parent company Nacco... [more]
The Rental Show 2012 delivers technology
UNITED STATES Optimism, enthusiasm and positive thoughts pervaded The Rental Show 2012 with attendees coming from across the US, Canada and more than 40 other countries, show organisers say. Attendance for... [more]
Green project aims to boost productivity
AUSTRIA Linde Material Handling is providing 10 Type T 20 SP pallet stackers for the E-LOG bio-fleet research project. The E-LOG project aims to improve operating behaviour and environmental sustainability... [more]
RAM bags Latin American orders
UNITED KINGDOM RAM Spreaders has secured an order for 15 spreaders from new customer ICTSI for its TecPlata terminal in Argentina. The global stevedoring firm selected five units of RAM Type... [more]
Product News
Range expansion a logical step - Aschaffenburg, Germany
TVH introduces wuBump - Waregem, Belgium
Jungheinrich’s Kombi stacker - Hamburg, Germany
Maxtruck 2T on show next week - Bjurholm, Sweden [more]
Palletforce academy recognised
UNITED KINGDOM Palletforce’s forklift driving academy that trains forklift drivers for night shifts has been nationally recognised by industry professionals. The company’s innovative project was highly commended in the People Development... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Linde Material Handling GmbH, Doosan UK [more]
Forklifts help in wake of tornado outbreak
UNITED STATES Operators of forklifts went into action as part of an extreme recovery from a series of natural disasters. A tornado outbreak killed at least 53 people and destroyed towns... [more]
Hyster forklift helps heroes
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling has supplied UK charity Help for Heroes  (H4H) with a new forklift for its warehouse and logistics operation in Downton, Wiltshire. The Hyster distributor supplied the... [more]
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Explosionproof conversions Made in Italy - Sole 24 ore reports
Miretti SpA, explosionproof conversion world leader” - Sole 24 ore: Italian example of passion and know-how. [more]
UnitedSeats C2 series
The new C2 series by United Seats provides an all-round solution for construction vehicles, plant and many other equipment operators.  The range is designed for serviceability and easy assembly and ‘low-back’ and  ‘high-back’ versions are available to suit your application. [more]
Crucial second test of solar energy project supported by Cat® Lift Trucks
The Mission Antarctica 2048 project team sought and found the support again from Cat Lift Trucks when it needed to perform a second and final test in cold Järvenpää during the last week of February 2012. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo solutions for efficient damage-free handling of tissue paper rolls
Bolzoni Auramo has a special program for the tissue paper industry, to develop the roll  handling into an efficient, damage-free operation. Through closely co-operating with the paper industry Bolzoni Auramo has developed innovative solutions for handling of tissue paper rolls. [more]
MIMA - Specialize in Electric Forklifts Research
Banyitong electric forklifts, with the research and innovation of MIMA, adhere to the low-carbon (energy), safety and comfort requirements. We also offer customised 500 kg - 50,000 kg warehouse forklift equipment and application solutions. [more]
Focus on safety, materials handling
Two trade shows in one - Safety in Action and Melbourne Materials Handling - at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on 17-19 April will showcase much to interest forklift and warehousing management. [more]
3rd Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition
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]
Just under eight weeks to go before the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally
With less than eight weeks to go until the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally competitor registration opens on Monday March 19th. Competitors can register at 50% off the regular rate until Friday April 23rd. [more]
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Explosionproof conversions Made in Italy - Sole 24 ore reports
UnitedSeats C2 series
Crucial second test of solar energy project supported by Cat® Lift Trucks
Bolzoni Auramo solutions for efficient damage-free handling of tissue paper rolls
MIMA - Specialize in Electric Forklifts Research
Focus on safety, materials handling
3rd Guangzhou International Logistics Equipment and Information Exhibition
Just under eight weeks to go before the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally
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Upcoming Events
1. SITL Europe
Paris, France27 to 30 March 2012     [more]
2. "Pallet Design in the 21st Century"
Blacksburg VA, United States17th and 18th April 2012     [more]
3. Safety In Action / Melbourne Materials Handling
Melbourne, Australia17 to 19 April, 2012     [more]
4. 15th Annual B.C. Championship Forklift Rally
Surrey BC, CanadaMay 5th, 2012     [more]
5. "How to reduce shipping costs"
Blacksburg VA, United States15th to 17th May 2012     [more]
6. Sydney Materials Handling/The Safety Show
Sydney, Australia23 - 25 October 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"Nice to have all these paragraphs and sub-paragraphs, looks great on paper, but are they being enforced, and my guess is NO!".
dan_m, Canada
"I've started seeing load wheels and caster wheels pop up on Ebay. I don't know if that is some people's way of getting rid of excess inventory or using it as a selling platform.".
curtis_c, United States
"I'm searching a 5 or 6 year old used forklift in the $50.000 or $60.000 price range.".
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Job Vacancies
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3. Road Service Technician - Full time
United States, Roanoke[more]
4. Parts Manager - Full time
United States, Richmond[more]
5. Forklifts Parts Specialist - Full time
United States, Metro Atlanta[more]
6. Forklift Service Technician - Full time
United States, Metro Atlanta[more]
7. Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, Pico Rivera[more]
8. Parts Manager - Full time
United States, Houston[more]
9. Road Service Technician - Full time
United States, Richmond[more]
10. Operations Manager/Assistant GM - Full time
United States, Richmond[more]
11. Fixed Ops Manager - Full time
United States, North East Florida[more]
12. Regional Ops Managers - Full time
United States, Central Georgia[more]
13. Sales Representative - Full time
Australia, Brisbane[more]
14. Forklift Tech - Full time
United States, Raleigh, NC[more]
1. Road Technician/ CSS/ Terriotory Manager/ Technical Trainer - Full time
United States, Fresno California[more]
2. Auto Electrician Mech. - Full time
Australia, Sydney[more]
Editorial Calendar 2011
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Industry Overview 2010
North American Materials Handling Industry
Forklift Technology Trends
Accessories and Cabin Options
Forklift Rental and Financing
AGV: Automatic Forklifts
Chinese Manufactured Forklifts
Fleet and Asset Management
The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
Rough Terrain Forklifts
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