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The 2015 World Federation of Industrial Vehicles Chairman’s Forum was held in Miami, USA

September 19, 2015 9:45 (US Eastern Time), organized by the American Industrial Vehicle Association, the World Industrial Vehicle Consortium (AITO) meeting scheduled for the Miami Palm Beach (The Breakers) held. The four major industrial vehicle organizations (CITA, FEM IT, JIVA, ITA) are members of the world.

AITO Chairman Forum Moderator

China Construction Machinery Association Industrial Vehicle Branch (CITA) members – Hang fork, Linde (China), Liugong, large fork, Taiwan Lai Fu, Connaught participants. Qingdao Yi Li Mai, Curtis (China), Zhengzhou Jia Chen as a supporting enterprise in China. Has been in the industry for 16 years in the forklift as a global forklift portal, following last year’s United Kingdom Yorkshire AITO meeting, once again went overseas to participate in the global industry organization meeting and follow the whole report.

AITO Chairman Forum Breakfast

ITA participants include: Allied systems, Anderson power, Bolzoni, Camso, Cascade, Clark, Continental, Crown, Curtis, DFK, Doosan, East Penn, Electronic Controls, Enersys, GNB, Hawker, Hoesch, Hyster, IMPCO, Inmotion, Jungheinrich, Kalom, Komatsu, Komatsu, Lift Technologies, Liugong North America, Mannstaedt, Mitsubishi, MSI, NACCO, PSI, PHC, SOWV, Stellana, Superior Fabrication, Raymond, Thombert, Thombert, Toyoshima, Toyota, Trelleborg, Unicarriers, Vetter, Yale, ZF and so on.

JIVA members include: Mitsubishi-Nichiyu, Toyota, Unicarriers.

From the United States local logistics association (Mheda, MHI) also participated in this forum.

The forum is hosted by Mitch Macdonald, Director of GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR.

Mr. Mitch, a veteran of the US logistics industry, analyzed the global economic trends with the delegates from all over the world at the beginning of the chairmanship forum for an hour. He said that ten years in the storage and logistics industry, the value of science and technology must pay attention to the following: storage and transportation management systems, customs and compliance software, fleet management and diagnostic software, labor management systems, supply chain management software, Planning and market analysis, cloud But also specifically on the field of material handling the future – UAV driving forklifts, vehicle management systems, things to do the focus analysis.

11 points, the chairman of the forum officially began.

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US ITA Chairman Mr. Brett Wood first reported. US GDP is recovering from the second quarter of 2014, the unemployment rate has declined for two consecutive years, manufacturing production and rising momentum, and North American light vehicle sales have also risen steadily. US forklift market steady growth in 2014 reached 184979 units, a record nearly 6 years from the record, close to the historical peak in 2006. He presented the ITA work highlights, including standard development, statistics, and free trade and international cooperation. While promoting member safety and vocational training. He also analyzed the key issues such as the US National Forklift Safety Day, the focus on industrial vehicle manufacturers’ concerns about safe use of forklifts and operator training.

US ITA Chairman Mr. Brett Wood first reported. US GDP is recovering from the second quarter of 2014, the unemployment rate has declined for two consecutive years, manufacturing production and rising momentum, and North American light vehicle sales have also risen steadily. US forklift market steady growth in 2014 reached 184979 units, a record nearly 6 years from the record, close to the historical peak in 2006. He presented the ITA work highlights, including standard development, statistics, and free trade and international cooperation. While promoting member safety and vocational training. He also analyzed the key issues such as the US National Forklift Safety Day, the focus on industrial vehicle manufacturers’ concerns about safe use of forklifts and operator training.

Japan’s JIVA Chairman Mr. Akira Shiki to the Japanese economy, the current and future of the Japanese forklift market report to the General Assembly. He said that in 2015 Japan’s domestic forklift is expected to grow by about 3%, is expected to more than 80,000 units, of which unmanned van is expected to reach a record of 1500 units. In 2014, the Japanese diesel forklift increased significantly, gasoline and LPG forklift share decreased significantly, while the electric storage forklift again.

Mr. Kenneth Dufford, Chairman of the European FEM Industrial Vehicle Products Group, gave a detailed report on the European economic situation and the European forklift market. He said Europe’s January-June 2015 euro area forklift increased by 4.5%, the entire European forklift increased by 7.4%. Russia compared with the same period last year, forklift sales decreased by 6,000 units, he pointed out that Russia because of exchange rates, oil and sanctions and other factors, short-term do not see signs of recovery.

Finally, Mr. Mitch asked the four speakers on behalf of the participants. On AGV and UAV driving forklift on the impact of industrial vehicle industry and prospects of a heated discussion.

At 8:00 pm, organizer ITA organized a rich American dinner for the guests.

About the World Industrial Vehicle Consortium (WITS) Organization:
The World Federation of Industrial Vehicles is an organization representing the world’s industrial vehicle manufacturers, with the aim of promoting discussion of non-competitive issues of common interest in the industry, such as statistics, standards, environmental protection and regulations affecting members.

Since its establishment in 16 years, the Alliance has proven to be an effective tool for disseminating information on the global forklift market, including orders and shipments, rental markets, emerging markets and industry-related topics, and as a platform to continue to drive all regions of the world Fair competition in the market, dedicated to industry best practices.
2007 China Construction Machinery Industry Association Industrial Vehicle Branch (CITA) officially joined the World Industrial Vehicle Alliance.

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