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They say there’s a tool for every activity and increasingly we’re seeing just how versatile materials handling equipment can be. News tries to include case studies in our newsletters and these are intended to show not only what equipment is available, but also how it is being used in a range of applications. And as needs change - aisles become narrower, racking gets taller, weather conditions become more extreme and new uses evolve - it seems that manufacturers continue to meet the challenges. If you know of an interesting application, please let us know using the “contact us” button above.

Forklift industry body sponsors safety week Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The second annual National Forklift Safety Week takes place this year from 4-8 June. Sponsored by the Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA), the event features a training-themed seminar on Tuesday... [more]
WorkCover NSW issues forklift safety reminder Australasia News
Muswellbrook, New South Wales WorkCover NSW is urging all businesses and workers to take extreme care while using forklifts. This follows a number of recent serious incidents where workers have had forklift... [more]
Toll begins work on $45 million logistics contract Australasia News
Gladstone, Queensland Toll Energy, part of the Toll Group, has begun work on a $45 million transport and storage contract as part of the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project.... [more]
LAA scholarships foster growth in logistics Australasia News
Parramatta, New South Wales Applications have opened for two undergraduate degree scholarships worth $2,500 each, made available through the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) this year. The scholarship program is aimed at fostering... [more]

French equipment makers’ double-digit growth
FRANCE French telehandler and access equipment makers Manitou and Haulotte have both reported positive full-year sales growth. Ancenis-headquartered Manitou has reported consolidated revenue of EUR1.131 billion (USD1.501 billion) in financial... [more]
TICO invests in European distributor
BELGIUM Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) is building a new headquarters that will centralise all national support functions for its German subsidiary. About 160 employees of Toyota Material Handling Deutschland (TMHD)... [more]
Lift Solutions expands
UNITED STATES Crown and Nissan dealership Lift Solutions Inc is enlarging its Sioux City branch and market presence. Lift Solutions contracted for an 11,000 sqft. (990 sqm) building on which construction... [more]
Hoist Liftruck reports market invigoration
UNITED STATES Heavy-duty equipment producer Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc is focusing on production to meet accelerated delivery requests. “We have a record backlog for big trucks”, primarily for the energy, steel... [more]
JCB invests millions in young people
UNITED KINGDOM JCB is pumping GBP3.5 million (USD5.5 million) into an initiative to recruit over 100 young people into the business in 2012. The company’s Young Talent program will see 103... [more]
Logistics provider needs more forklifts
UNITED STATES Contract logistics provider Exel Inc plans to invest USD1.75 million in forklifts and racking for a new General Mills Inc warehouse in Fort Wayne. Details about the equipment requirements were... [more]
Essex Rental eyes disposal of forklift, AWP assets
UNITED STATES Publicly traded Essex Rental Corp. is moving to sell forklifts and aerial work platforms that it deems outside its core business. For the nine months ended 30 September, Essex... [more]
Forkway gives BASF warehouse an efficiency boost
UNITED KINGDOM The world’s largest chemical company, BASF, has increased the very narrow aisle (VNA) Yale MTC fleet at its Bradford facility to efficiently store and handle chemicals. With racking... [more]
Product News
STILL’s new gen order pickers - Hamburg, Germany
Cat adds to pedestrian range - Almere, the Netherlands
New Yale series complies with legislation - Fleet, United Kingdom [more]
FEM recommends terms and definitions - Brussels, Belgium
Rocla represents Cat Lift Trucks - Jaarvenpaa, Finland
Shows offer European meeting point - Stuttgart, Germany
TVH in exhibition for professionals - Antwerp, Belgium
Networking opportunity in Ireland - Dublin, Ireland
Nissan Forklift donates to United Way charity - Marengo, IL, United States [more]
CFTS has demanding criteria to fill new post
UNITED KINGDOM Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS), which runs the UK forklift industry’s national accreditation scheme for Thorough Examination, is seeking an assistant technical manager who can meet its stringent criteria.... [more]
UK expo one year away but selling well
UNITED KINGDOM The organiser of British materials handling expo IMHX, which takes place on 19-22 March 2013, boasts that most of the show’s exhibition space at the NEC Birmingham has already been... [more]
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Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions
The powerful "BRUTE LIFT®" with it's SMALL Dimensions and LARGE lifting capacity easily fits through a 10' x 10' doorway. Ranging from 40,000 to 160,000 lb capacity, each BRUTE LIFT® is built to meet your lifting specifications. [more]
Testing proves XTL® wheel ends provide up to 3 times longer tyre life
Drivetrain Power and Propulsion is pleased to introduce to the market AxleTech International’s XTL® technology. Extensive lab and field testing indicate XTL® wheel ends in empty container handler applications have validated up to 3 times longer drive tyre life.responsiveness and focus on minimising downtime. [more]
Zowell welcome Special-build Truck request
As a professional manufacturer of trucks in China, Suzhou Pioneer Material Handling Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd provides electric pallet trucks, electric stackers, electric reach stackers, electric reach trucks, electric tow tractors, manual warehouse equipment, and customised trucks, etc. [more]
Maximal New “A” Series Forklift Designed for the driver
Maximal’s New “A” Series Forklift is designed for the driver. Engineers have focused on improving the comfort and safety for new series forklifts, with lower noise levels, less vibration, more safety, and every small detail carefully designed for the driver. [more]
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]
Keytroller's START SMART RFID ignition system - reliable, simple, tough
KEYTROLLER’s START SMART  is a simple, highly reliable, easy to install keypad ignition system designed to tough outdoor usage.  The inexpensive system fits to any make or model forklift, internal combustion or electric.  
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Zowell welcome Special-build Truck request
Maximal New “A” Series Forklift Designed for the driver
Explosionproof conversions Made in Italy - Sole 24 ore reports
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Upcoming Events
1. Safety In Action / Melbourne Materials Handling
Melbourne, Australia17 to 19 April, 2012     [more]
2. SCOPE Spring Supply Chain Conference
Chicago, United States22nd to 24th April 2012     [more]
3. Stapler Cup 2012
Aschaffenburg, Germany20th to 22nd September 2012     [more]
4. Sydney Materials Handling/The Safety Show
Sydney, Australia23 - 25 October 2012     [more]
5. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
6. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"I believe that the manufacturers are now following the pricing philosophy of back-end profits- where the selling price is not where they make their money, but on parts afterwards. With forklifts now all being electronically controlled - most with dealer only access to the diagnostics - the dealership is the gatekeeper to the parts supplied- which will naturally come from their manufacturer.".
bbforks, United States
"I would suggest every instructor/Examiner should ask themselves if they would be happy with their son or daughter working in the vicinity of this forklift operator. If the answer is NO, then the result should be obvious. Life is too precious to be careless or easy with these decisions. ".
Normandy, Ireland
"Can any tell me what a code al 06 means on a Hyster w40zt?.The serial number on the unit is B218N17325F.".
tool_king, United States
Job Vacancies
1. Materials Handling Engineer - Full time
United Kingdom, HULL[more]
2. Engineering Performance Analyst - Full time
United Kingdom, Thame, Oxfordshire[more]
3. Service Technician - Full time
United States, Theodore[more]
4. Forklift Technician - Full time
United States, Hickory, NC[more]
5. Electrical Design Engineer - Full time
United States, Charleston, SC[more]
6. Forklift Parts Manager - Full time
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7. Field Technician - Part time
United States, Northern Suburbs[more]
8. International Service Engineer - Full time
United States, Lexington, KY[more]
9. Sales Engineer - Full time
United Kingdom, Chicago, Illinois[more]
10. Sales Engineer - Full time
United States, Indianapolis, Indiana[more]
11. Field Service Tech - Full time
United States, Baltimore Metro, MD[more]
12. Territory Parts and Service Manager- North Central Region - Full time
United States, North Central United States[more]
1. Parts Manager, Purchase Manager - Full time
United Kingdom, Midlands[more]
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United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates , Oman[more]
3. Sales - Full time
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The Forklift Industry in Scandinavia
Fuel Cells and Hybrid Technology
Forklift Refurbishing / Reconditioning
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