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|Often, a shroud of secrecy is thrown over mergers and acquisitions after the initial announcement. However, participants in the two current mega-deals are being quite communicative, probably because they are public companies. Last week, we heard about Terex clearing its first hurdle, investor consent, for its deal with Konecranes. In today’s newsletter, we report on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift forming a preparatory committee to supervise the purchase of UniCarriers.
And for those looking for a bit of perspective, Intella Liftparts (the US operating subsidiary of VanGent Forklift Parts) has published a fascinating timeline of industry activity dating back to the 1800s. You can find it here.
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|Toyota's reach helps Elders grow Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Regional coverage was an important factor for Elders when choosing a forklift supplier.
The company provides a broad range of agricultural products and services through its 370 outlets ... [more]
|Awards submissions closing Australasia News|
Loganholme, Qld Submissions are due on September 25 for the longest-running national awards program in the supply chain, logistics and transport industry. Having served the industry for over 50 years, the Australian ... [more]
|Fremantle Port plan questioned Australasia News|
Perth, WA West Australian Premier Colin Barnett wants the construction timeline for an outer harbour containment port off Perth determined before Fremantle Port is privatised to avoid the prospect of later compensation. ... [more]
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|MHI and Nichiyu prepare for takeover|
JAPAN Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. have taken a joint decision to launch a preparatory committee following the decision to purchase UniCarriers announced on July ... [more]
|Hoist builds for Toyota|
UNITED STATES Hoist Liftruck, a manufacturer of high-capacity materials handling equipment, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Toyota Material Handling USA (TMHU) to manufacture pneumatic tyre forklifts under a private label ... [more]
|Variable reachstacker from CES|
ITALY CES Italy, based near Verona and affiliated to another new company, CES Germany, has entered the container handling reachstacker market in Europe with a new range.
The CES ... [more]
|Jungheinrich adds reach trucks|
UNITED STATES Jungheinrich has launched two new Series 2 pantograph reach trucks tailored specifically to the requirements of the North American market. Developed by the Jungheinrich Design Centre in Houston, Texas, this ... [more]
|Vienna gets Liebherr LHM 280|
AUSTRIA Austrian port operator Hafen Wien is already seeing benefits from the Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbour crane which started operating last month.
Hafen Wien operates the largest free port ... [more]
|ProLift expands in Cincinnati|
UNITED STATES ProLift Industrial Equipment has nearly tripled the size of its Cincinnati, Ohio facility, growing from 20,000 sqft. (1,800 sqm) to 59,000 sqft. (5,480 sqm).
According to marketing manager ... [more]
|Snorkel adds safety rail|
UNITED STATES Aerial work platform maker Snorkel will introduce its Snorkel Guard safety system on all new boom lifts with platform heights of 40 ft. (12.1m) and above.
Unveiled at The ... [more]
|Employee retires after half century at Yale|
UNITED KINGDOM A products design engineer has become the first and only employee to have completed 50 years with materials handling brand Yale.
Dave Williams, from Troon, Scotland, is now set ... [more]
|Middle East show wraps up|
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Materials Handling Middle East 2015 has ended with optimism for the materials handling sector in the Gulf region.
The event, the eighth of its type, grew 15% in exhibitor ... [more]
|BC forklift rally winners crowned|
CANADA Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey, British Columbia hosted the 2015 B.C. Championship Forklift Rally which saw forklift operators from across the province compete in a show of forklift skills and safety. ... [more]
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|Sappi Alfeld GmbH chose Rocla AGVs for paper roll transport|
Safe, reliable and efficient operation of AGVs are the main benefits for Sappi Alfeld, who chose Rocla’s AGVs and MetRo (WMS) for paper roll transport. [more]
|Racking and Stacking! Lencrow has a new solution!|
Lencrow Materials Handling is offering a special introductory price on the CQE15 1500kg during September. Full product details can be found on their website at www.lencrowforklifts.com.au. [more]
|Baoli forklifts consolidates its nationwide team|
Baoli distributor Maxim communicates national multi-site accounts at its dealer conference. [more]
|BOLZONI highlights advanced solutions for food handling at Expo 2015 Milan|
Bolzoni, who celebrates their seventy years of activity, will have the honour of exhibiting at Expo Milan 2015 and illustrating their advanced handling solutions for the food industry.
|HECHA FORKLIFT begins production of new electric forklift truck model|
HECHA FORKLIFT has begun production of completely redesigned models of 1.5 T-3.5 T electric forklifts, with a host of new safety and performance features as standard. The new models represent a step change in electric forklift performance and value. [more]
|Save time with Weigh Point's easy to install scale kit for Walkies|
Weigh Point’s scale kit is especially designed for general maintenance personnel to install. Eliminate time and cost constraints with this patent protected solution.
|Reduce the Total Cost of Operation and Improve Safety|
OptaFleet FMS allows for a wide range of vehicles to be monitored irrespective of make or model. No matter if you operate forklift trucks, tractors or construction equipment, OptaFleet will provide accurate insight in your vehicle fleet and drivers. [more]
|Fuel cell energy experts and policy makers prepare for Sacramento Summit|
The California Hydrogen Business Council will host its annual California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit starting September 30th. The summit will highlight the important commercial markets for these technologies and new products and technologies about to enter the commercial marketplace. [more]
|Solutions for warehousing costs optimization at CeMAT Russia 2015|
CeMAT Russia 2015 will be held in Crocus Expo IEC on September 22 - 25, 2015. The event will highlight process solutions and equipment for warehouses, transport and logistics companies, retail networks, logistics centres and terminals in various industries.
|Key practices for safer operations revealed 8 weeks from now|
Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our November 5th feature: 'Safety Plans'.
Safety policies on the work floor, forklift operator training programs, safety products, insurance options. Share your experiences/knowledge with the rest of the industry.
Got another angle or interest on Safety, let us know!
Join industry leaders: Orbit, Ausfork, SICK Inc., H & K Equipment and CY.PAG Srl, and establish your company as an active participant in the push towards creating a lasting culture of safety in our workplaces.
To become a Forkliftaction feature contributor or for more info: send an email. [more]