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As many in business stake their future on spending growth in Asia, a new report from the Asian Development Bank predicts that the region will continue its momentum for the next couple of years. The Asian Development Outlook 2012 expects continued growth in developing Asia, but warns of the dampening impact of further oil supply disruptions and price spikes. The report sees uncertainty surrounding the resolution of sovereign debt problems in the eurozone as the greatest risk to the outlook. So, we’re all looking to Asia, but keeping an eagle eye on Europe!
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|Forklift association elects officebearers Australasia News|
Deakin West, ACT The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) elected officebearers for 2012 at its annual general meeting held recently.
These include: president - Steve Stewart, Crown Equipment; deputy president - Gavin... [more]
|Young women encouraged to consider logistics career Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria More young women should be encouraged to explore the complex and challenging leadership careers inside Australia’s logistics industry, says Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) CEO Robert Adams.... [more]
|Rail upgrade at Port Botany completed Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The first stage of the $172 million project to transform the movement of freight across the Sydney Basin has been completed, with the recent upgrade and reconfiguration of the rail... [more]
|Report analyses supply chain shortcomings Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT A report, released at last month’s Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Forum, has analysed what action has been taken to address 23 critical supply chain blockages identified four years ago.... [more]
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|Crown expands in Spain|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has expanded its presence in Spain with its first company-owned branch located in Valencia and an in-country administrative office and technical and sales support centre in Madrid.... [more]
|EnerSys, Energy Leader form joint venture in India|
UNITED STATES Battery makers EnerSys of Reading, PA, United States and Energy Leader Batteries India Ltd of Hyderabad, India have formed a joint venture.
The venture aims to produce and market... [more]
|Mitsubishi boosts Chinese production|
CHINA Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd wants to build about 70% more forklifts at its plant in Dalian, China.
According to a Nikkei report, the Japanese forklift manufacturer aims to grow... [more]
|Toyota sets up factory in Brazil|
JAPAN Toyota Industries Corp will build a forklift plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil to boost sales in the growing market.
According to Kyodo News, Toyota will invest JPY4.6 billion (USD56.9... [more]
|Appeals court favours Raymond in liability case|
UNITED STATES A US Court of Appeals panel has ruled in favour of Raymond Corp in denying an effort by Newell Rubbermaid Inc to find Raymond liable for a forklift operator’s injuries.... [more]
|Ramirent offers Toyota rentals|
FINLAND Finnish equipment rental company Ramirent Oyj will offer Toyota forklifts to its customers.
According to Dow Jones International News, Ramirent has signed an agreement with Toyota Material Handling Finland... [more]
|OSHA cites sign maker for violations|
UNITED STATES A regulatory agency has cited Sign Source USA Inc for 26 safety and health violations, including failure to provide forklift training and failure to mark forklift attachments properly with load... [more]
|Polymer company turns to Yale CZ|
CZECH REPUBLIC A global polymer processing company has turned to forklift dealer Yale CZ Ltd to manage its complete materials handling operation requirements in the Czech Republic.
Rehau, which boasts an... [more]
MCFA introduces order pickers
- Houston, TX, United States
TVH wins IAPA award
- Rome, Italy [more]
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STILL GmbH, Toyota Material Handling USA Inc [more]
|Forklift apprenticeships are the “real deal”|
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have reiterated their commitment to developing quality apprenticeships following the airing of BBC Panorama programme, The Great... [more]
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|LOOKING FOR HEAVY LIFTERS! |
Do you manufacture attachments, components, parts or accessories for container handlers and heavy forklifts (minimum 15t)? Then Forkliftaction wants to work with you on a special feature article that will keep our audience talking for weeks!
We are calling on all specialists in “Heavy Lift Trucks”. We are looking for:
How can you become part of this special? Register your interest with an email to info@forkliftaction and we will contact you. [more]
- Your assistance to our journalists in the form of opinion and knowledge. We will send out questions and acknowledge any input published, and
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|BodyGuard proximity detection & warning system helps lower risk in the workplace |
Orbit Communication’s BodyGuard proximity detection and warning system minimises the risk of collision by providing both an audible and visual warning to the vehicle operator if an object (another vehicle or person) is detected within the proximity detection zone. [more]
|UNITEDSEATS, your global SEAT supplier |
UnitedSeats is committed to innovation, providing ‘state-of-the-art’ seating solutions together with excellent service. Working with an original design or modifying an existing product, we offer our customers the right solution for their seating problems. [more]
|Trelleborg Supports the Rebranded Elite XP and Premia Resilient Tires|
Trelleborg Wheel Systems launches a press and web campaign to promote the rebranding of its high performing resilient tires Elite XP and Premia. The new look tires will feature the Trelleborg brand name and logo on the sidewall. [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]
|Forkliftcenter BV has moved to a new location|
As a result of continuously expanding over the past 10 years Forkliftcenter BV has moved to a new larger location. Available at the new location is expanded stock of new and used forklifts, container handlers, reachstackers and port equipment. [more]
|Cat® Lift Trucks developed innovations |
With the EP13-20 series of three- and four-wheel trucks, Cat® Lift Trucks is introducing a compact and extremely well-developed range on to the market. The truck exudes innovation without losing any of its familiarity. Source: Theo Egberts / Andersom Testing. [more]
|Cascade Opens Subsidiary in Brazil |
PORTLAND, OREGON, April 10, 2012 - Cascade Corporation, a world leader in Lift Truck Attachments, opens a subsidiary in Santos, Brazil. This subsidiary will serve as the foundation for Cascade’s continued expansion into the South American market. [more]
|Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co. Ltd. at the 111th Canton Fair |
Ruyi will exhibit at the 111th Canton Fair. On display will be Ruyi’s entire product series: pallet trucks, electric pallet trucks, electric tow tractors, manual stackers, electric stackers, narrow aisle trucks, forklift trucks, manual & power lift tables.