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|Some of the biggest names in materials handling will be at CeMAT Australia next week, with plenty of curiosity about the event which is making its debut in the region.
Already established as the leading event of its type in Europe and with a growing footprint around the world, CeMAT promises a mix of exhibition areas and conference sessions.
Forkliftaction.com will be there - at Stand J1 - and we’re looking forward to meeting up with long-time industry partners and seeing some new faces. Pop in and check us out. CeMAT runs from May 5-7 at Sydney Olympic Park.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Energy sources and technolgies: Alternatives spark interest
After 150 years of lead-acid battery domination, the last few decades have seen a rapid development in alternative energy sources. In the second part of the batteries feature, Melissa Barnett looks at some of the new energy technologies available and whether they really do challenge the current market leaders. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Revolutionary electric forklift arrives in Australia Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Machinery importer and distributor Zeco Industrial has been appointed the exclusive distributor of a new range of high-tech forklifts, currently ranging from 1.6 - 3.5 T.
Director Paul ... [more]
|Rural services supplier requires robust forklift fleet Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Agricultural products and services supplier Elders has appointed Toyota Material Handling Australia to provide it with materials handling equipment at its outlets, primarily located in rural and regional areas across ... [more]
|Report highlights major trends Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A host of economic, technological and demographic forces across Australia and the Asia Pacific region are shaping the immediate future of the country’s $132 billion transport and logistics
industry. ... [more]
|Auckland’s container port takes top spot Australasia News|
Auckland Ministry of Transport statistics show Auckland is the best-performing container port in New Zealand.
Statistics compiled on the performance of all New Zealand container ports show Ports of Auckland ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|FLTA leads nationwide safety drive|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is spearheading a nationwide drive to boost safety at sites that use forklifts. The association describes this as its most ambitious initiative to date. ... [more]
|Super-machine sets new lifting record|
SPAIN The world’s largest industrial reach stacker will break the record set last September after Kalmar received an order for two Super Gloria reach stackers from Tadarsa Logistics SL in AvilÚs, ... [more]
|Prolift hikes sales by 15%|
UNITED STATES Prolift, with offices in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, reports a 15% increase in year-over-year sales, and attributes much of its success to employee loyalty and experience.
Founded ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Snorkel UK [more]
|Danish manufacturer celebrates 75th anniversary|
DENMARK Danish materials handling equipment maker Logitrans A/S will celebrate its 75th anniversary on May 1 with an exhibition of its products at its Ribe factory.
Logitrans spokeswoman Dorte Str°yberg ... [more]
|Materials handling lifts Oshkosh|
UNITED STATES Oshkosh Corp revenues fell 7.4% last quarter as lower spending by the US government hurt sales of the company's medium and heavy tactical vehicles.
The results were propped up ... [more]
|Heli is still China’s top forklift maker|
CHINA Heli Forklift says it was named the top enterprise in the Chinese industrial vehicle industry at the end of last year, based on the production and sales data of domestic ... [more]
Terex adds to new generation
- Lentigione, Italy
Bobcat launches compact telehandlers
- Waterloo, Belgium [more]
|Tri-Arc distributes Bluff products|
UNITED STATES Bluff Manufacturing has appointed access products distributor Tri-Arc as a reseller, giving Bluff’s materials handling distributors access to Tri-Arc products.
“Tri-Arc products are a tremendous fit ... [more]
IPAF Asia welcomes keynote speaker
- Hong Kong
Apprentice wins two awards
- London, United Kingdom
World’s largest air show uses Jungheinrich forklift
- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom [more]
|Roofer hurt in telehandler fall|
UNITED STATES A construction worker is in hospital after he fell out of the basket of a CAT telehandler while working on the roof of a three-storey apartment building.
According to ... [more]
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|The Sustainability and Productivity Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cells|
Plug Power, an alternative power systems manufacturer, supplies hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen fuel infrastructures to material handling logistics customers that are adopting the solution to power the forklift fleets in their distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. [more]
|Meet Cascade at the Show - Logistik and Transport 2015|
Cascade, the global leader in providing material handling solutions, including sophisticated forklift attachments and custom forks, will exhibit at Logistik 2015 in Gothenborg Sweden May 19th-21st. [more]
|Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI|
With SMARTI Mobile DVR wireless camera system you have nearly INSTANT video accountability of abusive events on each forklift. SMARTIE Wireless features integrated GPS, 3-Axis G-shock sensor, built-in mic, external video record button, accepts USB modules for wireless communications. [more]
|Nichiyu introduces updated Rack Forklift|
Nichiyu’s Rack Forklift Trucks, a series of lateral and front stacking trucks, has undergone full model changes, gaining more durability, environmental consciousness and advanced operational comfort. [more]
|BOLZONI GROUP to showcase newest products at first time event|
In May 2015, CeMAT the world’s largest exhibition for material handling will be in Australia for the first time. Bolzoni Auramo (Pty) Ltd (booth E22) is proud to exhibit some of their newest products at this first ever event.
|Convert to Electric and Break Free from High Fuel Costs|
An electric forklift truck powered by EnerSys batteries and chargers is the smart and green choice, as the truck maintains the same level of performance (or greater) as an internal combustion truck, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [more]
|Intella Liftparts announces new line of ATIB forklift chargers|
Intella Liftparts is pleased to announce the introduction of the ATIB line of forklift battery chargers. ATIB ELETTRONICA SRL has more than 25 years’ experience in the production of battery chargers and electronics. [more]
|The Evolution of Electric Lift Trucks|
High capacity electric forklifts are dominating the market as companies look for cost effective and green solutions for materials handling. The development of electric forklifts in capacities over 11,000 lbs. has revolutionized the way we think about electric forklift solutions. [more]
|Give your batteries a second life with TVH’s Energic Plus«|
Discover TVH’s battery regeneration, diagnostic & maintenance technology (Energic Plus«) and give your batteries a second life.
|MaxTruck is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS|
MaxTruck, the unique omni-directional forklift from Sweden is equipped with the patented Max Wheel, saves work space and driving distance. This efficient and ergonomic forklift is ready for the global market and we are looking for dealer and distributors. [more]
|Reliable, efficient, clean, comfortable, secure: the new MI 50 has got it all|
Simplicity, reliability and eco-friendly, Manitou's new MI 50G forklift ticks all of the boxes. [more]
|ASC on the Cat« reach trucks enhances user comfort|
The new Cat« NR20N2X range of reach trucks latest mast innovation, the Active Sway Control (ASC), reduces vibration damping in the mast especially in high lift heights. It brings security to high lifts and improves the stability of the truck. [more]
|GOODSENSE Forklift is looking for DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS|
GOODSENSE Forklift will bring products to Sydney this May for CeMAT Australia. We invite customers to check our products in person. Please don't forget to stop by and visit our stand at booth G10!
|Combilift Australia: for customised and innovative handling solutions|
Combilift Australia has become known as the go-to company for customised material handling solutions. The company will exhibit a comprehensive display of our product range at CeMAT Australia (stand E10). Talk to the Combilift team about your handling needs. [more]
|“Solutions through Partnership” Australasia News|
Cascade Australia will be exhibiting at the CeMat Australia in May (stand C14), showcasing some new and interesting products. Cascade will also have 5 time Olympian and Gold Medalist, Natalie Cook on the stand at various times during the show. [more]
|Top 5 Things to See at CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2015 | 5-7 May|
CeMAT AUSTRALIA's inaugural show being held at the Sydney Olympic Park is jam-packed with the latest technology, exhibitors, new products and more. CeMAT AUSTRALIA is offering all confirmed visitors who attend, the chance to win a trip to CeMAT Hannover. [more]
|Innovative products on display at next week's CeMAT Australia|
The world’s largest materials handling and intra-logistics event CeMat is coming to Australia, May 5-7. Explore the innovative products and services that are shaping the Australian market today. Here are just a few of the exhibitor highlights. [more]
|Submissions open for the 2015 Queensland SCL Awards Australasia News|
Submissions have opened for the annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Awards and winners will be announced during the 16th annual Queensland SCL conference in Brisbane on 20 August. [more]