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There are two interesting indications of the growth of the Asian market in this week’s newsletter. Firstly, KION Group is expanding its footprint in the region with establishment of a division for South Asia. The Singapore office will help support growth of the Linde, STILL and Baoli brands. Meanwhile, one of Europe’s most successful used equipment vendors, Lisman, has opened a subsidiary in nearby Malaysia. The aim is to tap into Asia’s growth and replicate the European operation on another continent. Both moves are consistent with indications of continued growth in Asia which, ironically, is becoming a more significant supplier of materials handling equipment to the rest of the world.

Man hit by reversing forklift Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A man struck by a forklift in Morwell this week has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital. The man, a truck driver, was standing near the front of... [more]
Logistics company moves premises Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia National freight and logistics company Northline will move its headquarters to new premises in Norwood, Adelaide in June. The privately owned business, which employs more than 400 people, provides... [more]
New intermodal terminal will boost productivity Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The NSW state government will call for tenders from the private sector to design, build and operate an intermodal terminal at Moorebank. A new freight terminal in Sydney’s south-west... [more]
New code of practice for stevedores Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Safe Work Australia’s Stevedoring Temporary Advisory Group (TAG) is developing a new code of practice for stevedoring. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) assistant national secretary Warren Smith attended a... [more]

KION Group unlocks potential of South Asia
GERMANY The KION Group is expanding its footprint in the Asian materials handling market with the establishment of KION South Asia in Singapore. “Our goal is to continually expand our... [more]
US equipment orders growing
UNITED STATES The latest materials handling equipment manufacturing forecast (MHEM) projects US orders increasing 8-9% during 2012 and about 12% in 2013. That follows 16% growth during 2011, according to the... [more]
Used forklift supplier looks to Asia
MALAYSIA European used materials handling equipment supplier Lisman is expanding into Asia with the opening of subsidiary Lisman Forklifts Asia Sdn Bhd in Port Klang, Malaysia. Lisman Forklifts Asia managing... [more]
United, RSC on verge of combining businesses
UNITED STATES Stockholders of United Rentals Inc and RSC Holdings Inc will vote at separate special meetings on 27 April on an agreement to merge the two major equipment rental firms.... [more]
Growth seen for powered access rental markets
UNITED KINGDOM New industry reports about powered access rental markets project 2012 growth of 9% in the United States to USD6.80 billion and 4% in Europe to EUR2.36 billion (USD3.11 billion).... [more]
Cargotec lands 17-machine deal
FINLAND Cargotec has received an order to deliver 13 Kalmar reach stackers and four Kalmar empty container handlers to Europe Container Terminals. The value of the order, supported by a... [more]
Most workers don’t speak up on dangers
UNITED KINGDOM A survey of materials handling industry workers reveals that up to three-quarters of individuals notice “accidents waiting to happen” at work. The study, available to members of the UK’s... [more]
Performance standard for casters, wheels undergoes revision
UNITED STATES The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a 2012 revision of a 2004 performance standard for casters and wheels. The Institute of Caster and Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM) industry... [more]
Product News
World’s first lithium ion, all-electric truck-mounted forklift - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Liebherr introduces repositioned telehandlers - Paris, France
Doosan shows off high-capacity machines - Buxton, United Kingdom
New machines lift more and go higher - Rocester, United Kingdom [more]
Nissan Forklift gets award - Birmingham, United Kingdom
FEM issues new guidance - Brussels, Belgium
NMHG donates to Food Bank - Greenville, NC, United States
Brigade gains quiet mark - South Darenth, United Kingdom
Linde CR sells Ausa - Prague, Czech Republic
Steel King recognises Wisconsin Lift Truck - Stevens Point, WI, United States [more]
Forklift rodeos set in British Columbia, Washington
Competitive forklift rodeos calling for sharp and safe operating skills are slated for the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) and the US state of Washington. The entities share a... [more]
Two forklift firms in US mid-west gain attention
UNITED STATES Forklift businesses in St Louis, Missouri and South Bend, Indiana with compelling scenarios have received the personal touch from journalists in recent days. Steve Giegerich’s 20 April article in... [more]
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Kleenheat Gas: Providing LPG Gas solutions for Forklifts for over 55 years
Kleenheat Gas has been providing LPG Gas solutions across Australia for 55 years and is a leader in the supply to the single and fleet forklift operator market. [more]
KEYTROLLER’S SMARTIE video drive camera for forklifts
Problems with unwarranted damage claims on LTL shipments? Orderpickers suspected of stealing? Accountability for abusive operators? Video feedback for training operators.  Introducing KEYTROLLER’S  SMARTIE for forklifts. [more]
ENERSYS delivers plug-and-play power-on-demand with new Hawker XFC 2V batteries
The new range of Hawker XFC batteries with 2V cells from EnerSys provides materials handling manufacturers and operators with greater flexibility to specify plug-and-play power sources that can be charged for as long and as often as required. [more]
New longer lasting chain for heavy duty forklift trucks and container handlers
Leading leaf chain manufacturer FB Chain Ltd has launched a new range of chain specifically developed to offer maximum service life when fitted to container handlers and other heavy-capacity forklift trucks operating in and around ports and terminals. [more]
Flexi announce European HiTech version of top selling articulated truck
Flexi Narrow Aisle Ltd launches a new European HiTech version of its Flexi VNA AC truck. This Flexi VNA is designed to offer the fastest, safest work cycles with optimum stability in aisles as narrow 1600mm wide.
Rocla’s automation solution minimizes operational costs at Bring Logistics
Bring Logistics, a leading third party logistics provider in the Nordic region, uses Rocla’s automation solution in their warehouse. Rocla’s seven very narrow aisle (VNA) automated guided vehicles (AGV) handle the pallets in the very narrow aisle racking area. [more]
Nexen adds compact cushion tire models to its successful “X” range
Following on from the continued success and popularity of its X-Range trucks, British Forklift manufacturer Nexen has announced the release of several new models to their “X” range. [more]
Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 Conference Announced
Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition ( May 22-24) in Belgium, will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets. The program features panel and keynote discussions, workshops and networking events targeting the heavy-lift and breakbulk transportation sector. [more]
Valuable answers to key questions on global freight and logistics issues
With only a few weeks to go, time is running out to register your attendance to the ICHCA International Biennial Conference at the Langham Melbourne 8-11 May 2012. The conference will include an impressive line-up of international speakers.
It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for!
With just over one week to go before the 15th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally John Gilder, who has managed the event since 2003, reflects on the psychology of successful operators. [more]
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Safety First
Rob Vetter: It's not over until it's over
The obligation doesn't stop when the trainer leaves the building. Rob Vetter believes owners and managers need to continue to promote a safety culture at work .
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Kleenheat Gas: Providing LPG Gas solutions for Forklifts for over 55 years
KEYTROLLER’S SMARTIE video drive camera for forklifts
ENERSYS delivers plug-and-play power-on-demand with new Hawker XFC 2V batteries
New longer lasting chain for heavy duty forklift trucks and container handlers
Flexi announce European HiTech version of top selling articulated truck
Rocla’s automation solution minimizes operational costs at Bring Logistics
Nexen adds compact cushion tire models to its successful “X” range
Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 Conference Announced
Valuable answers to key questions on global freight and logistics issues
It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for!
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"I'm not a fan of unions, but I do think some sort of organisation would be beneficial to protect your jobs. It's not fair that you have to put your job in jeapardy in order to do your job. How are you supposed to repair a problem if you aren't given the proper tools or information? Isn't that what your employer is supposed to supply for you?".
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"Is there any data available on the volume of solid tyre market or can anyone quantify the volume in USA and Gulf countries?".
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"Seeing as you can have a cab with no glass, putting perspex in will not be an issue, the only issue you will have is keeping it clean and if it is used outside in the rain, using a wiper is going to scratch the hell out of it. Buy the operator a hat and a wet suit!".
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