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2008 member fees held at 2007 prices

Members of BITA, the British Industrial Truck Association, have voted unanimously to keep 2008 membership fees at 2007 levels.

The decision was proposed by the BITA Board, and adopted by vote in accordance with BITA's procedure, at a meeting of BITA's Truck Suppliers Group (TSG) and Components & Services Group (CSG), held in Stratford-upon-Avon on November 20, 2007.

James Clark, BITA Secretary-General, said: “This boost for BITA's members is the direct consequence of the Association's careful financial stewardship, and a healthy balance sheet.”

This is the second piece of good news announced by BITA during November 2007. Earlier this month BITA reported annualised fork-lift truck orders having risen to 31,700 in the second quarter of 2007, approaching the peak demand of 32,000 trucks last reached in early 2005.

BITA is the sole provider of UK industrial truck sales statistics, which are contributed by – and only made available to – BITA members. BITA thus holds a unique repository of information on the current state and historical trends of the UK fork-lift market.

Being party to this data is only one of the many benefits associated with BITA membership, which also include:

Ø UK, EU and Global technical & legal representation

Ø Preferential exhibition rates at IMHX, the premier materials handling show

Ø Materials Handling industry presence

Ø Safety & Best Practice advice

Ø Exclusive members-only web pages

Ø Access to quality assured thorough examination providers

Ø Social events including BITA Ball and Golf Day

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