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There’s more positive business news this week, with one of the world’s largest manufacturers reporting a significant growth in orders and revenue. KION saw a 20% revenue hike in 2011 as the global market bounced back. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, heavy handling equipment maker Manitex International is also buoyed by growth, and its main challenge is meeting demand. Of course, “one swallow does not a summer make”, and it may be too early to officially celebrate a turnaround, but we are seeing more positive stories than negative ones, so it’s clear we’re headed in the right direction.
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|MLA exposes danger of exploding forklift tyres|
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift supplier MLA Holdings has highlighted the danger of wheel removals and replacements on forklifts with pneumatic tyres.
According to MLA, basic safety procedures are often ignored due to... [more]
|Forklift driver killed at Brisbane port Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Investigations are under way into the death of a 44-year-old man at the Port of Brisbane last week.
Chief executive officer Russell Smith confirmed an incident occurred, resulting in... [more]
|DB Schenker signs as logistics partner for triathlon event Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Logistics specialist DB Schenker has been appointed the logistics partner of the ITU World Triathlon Series.
This year, the series will be staged in eight different countries, kicking... [more]
|John Holland secures $100 million port access project Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia Construction giant John Holland has been awarded the contract to design and construct the Esperance Port Access Corridor Project for Main Roads Western Australia.
The project, valued at almost... [more]
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|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|KION benefits from robust growth in emerging economies|
GERMANY The KION Group has grown its order intake and revenue by over 20% in 2011, compared to the year before. It has also more than doubled its EBIT margin to... [more]
|Manitex wrestles with increased demand|
UNITED STATES Manitex International Inc sees its key challenge as continuing to increase internal output and that of suppliers.
In a 22 March financial filing, the Bridgeview-based manufacturer reports adjusted net... [more]
|Short-term rentals offer opportunities|
Short-term rental forklifts are an option for companies that are on a tight budget. Forkliftaction.com News reporter Christine Cranney investigates the latest trends in rentals since our last report in... [more]
|TVH investing USD10M in expansion|
UNITED STATES TVH Parts Co is investing close to USD10 million in constructing and equipping an addition to its Olathe operations and remodeling existing space.
The supplier of materials handling equipment... [more]
|Linde boosts business with joint venture|
CROATIA Linde Material Handling has strengthened its sales business in Croatia after signing a joint venture agreement with Zagreb-based distributor TPZ doo that took effect on 1 March.
TPZ employs... [more]
|Wilmat secures big order|
UNITED KINGDOM Materials handling equipment manufacturer Wilmat Ltd has just finalised one of its largest-ever orders.
The company has delivered 30 Bulldog powered pedestrian counterbalance trucks in 12 weeks to save... [more]
|Crown elects Moran, names Mozer senior VP|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has elected longtime company executive James Moran to its board of directors and hired Jim Mozer as senior vice president to fill Moran’s former position.
|APM selects machines for new terminal|
NETHERLANDS APM Terminals is looking for rail-mounted gantry cranes and ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for a new container terminal under construction at Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam, opening in November... [more]
|ITA takes bilateral path on tariffs in Europe, China|
UNITED STATES The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is pursuing bilateral possibilities in dealing with troubling tariff issues in Europe and China.
“Free or fair trade is something the association has been... [more]
|Ikea receives maximum fine for safety breaches|
UNITED KINGDOM Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has been fined GBP80,000 (USD127,635) after a forklift driver at its Bristol outlet was injured in an accident.
Bristol Business News reports that Philip Edgecombe... [more]
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|LiuGong seeks competitive edge with “caring tour”|
CHINA LiuGong Machinery Corp is launching a four-month service tour for European key accounts and customers.
This is the first time the leading Chinese construction equipment maker has planned an... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
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|Forklift mechanic Fred Nation dies at 83|
UNITED STATES Fred Ardell Nation was a marvel at fixing mechanical equipment including forklift trucks and gained a legendary reputation in his service area.
Nation worked until a year ago and... [more]
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|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]
|MIMA Customised Mould Handling truck’s Characteristics and Application |
Introducing MIMA's customised low pollution, low resource consumption, Mould Handling truck - suitable for applications of Large moulds, transport and handling of equipment and other heavy objects. [more]
|An effective way to avoid forklift accidents|
Cable Gate provides an effective physical barrier, keeping pedestrians and unauthorised vehicles safely outside designated areas when forklifts are in use. See it demonstrated at the Access Control & Cable Gate stand at Melbourne Materials Handling 17-19 April. [more]
|KEYTROLLER, LLC. introduces new VANGUARD (World’s most accurate hydraulic forklift scale) |
KEYTROLLER, LLC. introduces new VANGUARD (World’s most accurate hydraulic forklift scale) designed to provide accuracy to within .2% of the rated load (within 10# in 5,000# load - 4.5kg in 2250kg load). [more]
|BC Championship Forklift Rally draws the whole family |
The family friendly B.C. Championship Forklift Rally draws crowds with fun such as the BBQ, the BC Lions Cheerleaders, a race car and even a bouncy castle for the kids. Registrations now open with special early-bird rates before April 13th. [more]
|Impressive line-up of speakers at ICHCA's International Biennial Conference |
The ICHCA International Biennial Conference has strong sponsorship support and an excellent line-up of expert speakers from a wide number of countries. Themed 'Global Cargo Logistics - the 2020 Vision', the event kicks off on the 8 May in Melbourne. [more]
|SITL India 2012 - Post show report |
The first edition of SITL India 2012 was held from 23-25 February, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The three day event witnessed over 75 exhibitors and 1,366 visitors covering the entire value chain of the transport and logistics industry. [more]
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