New Mitsubishi battery electric designed to work indoors / outdoors

The new model is state of the art in comfort, safety and is more efficient in productivity.
One of its quality features is that the new FB-TCB series meets the new IPXS4 Enclosure rating level which means that this truck can take water splashes from all directions and angles. This makes it ideal for operating in light rain; therefore working outdoors is no longer an IC trucks turf.
Other features of the new FB-TCB series are;


The new FB- TCB series is all about creating the best working conditions for its operators. Another way this is achieved is by the increased legroom. The legroom in this particular machine has been increased by 55mm as well as the rear combination lamps being relocated to the top of the head guard to provide maximum comfort and visibility.

In addition to all the improved comfort features, the FB-TCB also comes with an array of improvements in safety, such as the mast and travel interlock system which disables the travel and hydraulic system when the driver has left their seat unattended. The FB-TCB series also comes with an emergency stop which allows the operator to stop the forklifts operation in the push of a button. Another fantastic safety feature on this series is the rear grip horn which safely allows the operator to reverse and signal others without having their hand exposed to the elements outside the overhead cabin.


Customer Satisfaction:

The new FB13-20TCB Electric Counterbalanced Forklift truck satisfies customer demand as it has now been installed with more features as standard. There are four additional models to the family, three with a larger battery compartment to allow for extended working hours by fitting bigger batteries into the truck, and one with a new 1.6 ton capacity model.
Developed for outstanding performance and genuine value for money, the award- winning range of Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks are built to a higher specification to maximise productivity and ensure complete reliability and the FB13-20TCB series is no exception.
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Safer Space from Colby

Storage equipment providers will tell you that pallet racking will effectively use the overhead room creating better storage density, but as we know, not all businesses need to store more pallets.

There is another way.


Colby raised storage areas are cost effective solutions that can double the usable floor area of your factory or distribution centre, subject to regulatory approval. They are strong and secure and provide access to new overhead work areas with minimal interruption to ground level workflow.

Low cost, medium-duty floors can be easily assembled using standard Colby pallet racking components to build raised storage areas that are purpose-designed for bulk storage or additional order picking.

And while the extra space can be a valuable asset, the effort required to get stock in and up the stairs is often thought to be too much trouble to be worth it.

There is a better way.


The E-volution has been realised, the all new range of electric Clark Forklifts



In 1917 Clark invented the world’s first forklift. They then invented the first electric forklift, and the first AC electric forklift. They are the first forklift manufacturer to produce 1 million units.

Now the evolution has been realised with the new range of Clark electrics, with 3 and 4 wheel electric forklifts up to 3T capacity, all new electric reach trucks, and an all new electric tow tractor capable of towing up to 7T.

All models boast:

Low cost of ownership

  • Fuel costs reduced by up to 80%
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Excellent durability – Build to last
  • Computerised diagnostics


  • Longer run times

A Giant Leap for Users of Industrial Printers

RFBS is proud to announce the latest installment in our series of Technology Summit breakfast events. The next seminar will be held at the Brisbane Technology Park on the 27th of March 2012.

Our aim at this event will be to introduce you to the effiency and accuracy gains possibilities when using a Voice Directed Warehouse as they apply in the real world. Industry experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, while our technical team will provide a live demonstration of the Vocollect Voice solution. During the event, we will run a small-scale warehouse and pick orders to demonstrate the efficiency gains voice provides.

We will demonstrate:

  • Picking of cartons and single items
  • The collection of random weights during picking
  • Mobile label printing and
  • Batch order picking


At the conclusion of the event, we will be serving a hot and cold buffet breakfast.

Places at last year’s event filled quickly and, while this year the venue is slightly larger, numbers are still limited.

To book your place at this event, please call Benjamin Gow on 0458 197 627.

Details will be released in April for our Sydney and Melbourne breakfasts – stay tuned!

2012 National Challenge

What is The Fresh Connection Challenge?

The Fresh Connection is an advanced web-based business simulation that challenges participants to work together in teams of 4 to demonstrate and improve their knowledge of the Value Chain.

Commencing on 16th April 2012, your company is challenged to join the second National Challenge of The Fresh Connection where simultaneously participants from around Australia will have the task to work as a team to save the fictional company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin. The challenge: to collaborate with fellow team members, craft a strategy, integrate decisions, implement change, make effective strategic and tactical decisions, and to completely transform The Fresh Connection company so as to make it as profitable as possible.

Business Benefits of Participation

  • Increase Cross Functional knowledge and awareness
  • Develop advanced decision making skills
  • Learn how to effectively manage trade-offs
  • Gain knowledge of how to put strategy into action through a robust S&OP process
  • Makes benefits of collaboration measurable
  • Build effective teams
  • Achieve national and international recognition
  • Be rewarded for excellence
  • Become The Fresh Connection Champion Team

Who should participate?

From Directors to Planners, and from Finance to Supply Chain and Sales, The Fresh Connection is an ideal development opportunity for cross-functions teams, S&OP leadership groups, development programs, and all those involved in optimising the value chain and increasing business performance

  • 2012 National Challenge team entry

Toyota Material Handling Australia

The new improved energy efficient Toyota 8FBN series forklift meets customer demands for longer operating times between charges, improved safety and environmental performance, reduced operator fatigue, and increased durability and water resistance.


There are five new models, ranging from 1.5 to 3 tonne rated capacity at 500mm load centres, with a choice of masts, hydraulic controls and attachments, as well as numerous optional accessories, a cold storage pack for operating at minus 45 degrees Celsius and a corrosion-protection pack.


Internal Combustion Pneumatic Tyres Forklifts – 4.0 – 5.5 Tonnes

Capacity :4.0 – 5.5 Tonnes

Fuel Type :LPG, Diesel, Dual Fuel

Performance :

  • Powerful diesel and LPG engines are proven to industrial standard and comply with latest emission control regulations.
  • Advanced LPG engine with 3-way catalytic converter delivers precisely controlled performance, great fuel economy and very low emissions.

Productivity :

  • Stylish, purposeful design reflects this machine

Involved in Logistics or Supply Chain Management?

The qualification is issued by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK, EU, Australia and globally, and is the benchmark qualification in the industry.

Key Benefits:

  • Self-paced, distance learning part time program
  • Highly practical industry relevant electives
  • Builds and applies individual skills and knowledge in context
  • Improves individual performance and organisational capacity
  • Training logistics staff increases efficiency, and decreases costs in fuel, repairs and insurance.
  • Postgraduate level, but no prior degree required
  • Also full time study and recognition of prior learning

Suitable for:

  • Frontline, middle and senior managers with functional responsibility for logistics and supply chain management activities in a range of industries.
  • Military officers in logistics and supply chain roles.
  • Graduates entering the logistics profession and individuals involved in contributing to logistics strategy, establishing activity plans and reviewing operation activities.


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