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  • First LTM 1040-2.1 for Lebanon

    Beirut crane rental and haulage company Transport Houmani has taken delivery of the first 40 tonne Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 All Terrain crane in Lebanon.

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  • Bronto unveils XR range

    Bronto Skylift has launched a completely new XR range of truck mounted lifts on the first morning of Bauma.

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  • PSR invests in WebFleet

    Leading access service provider PSR - the new name for the amalgamation of the IPS and APS service operations

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  • Petrobras orders Pellegrini cranes

    Brazilian state oil company Petrobras has ordered 20 Pellegrini lattice boom marine cranes.

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  • Hugg & Hall acquires Westquip

    Arkansas based material handling company Hugg & Hall has acquired Oklahoma based Toyota fork truck dealer Westquip.

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  • Terex combines North American services

    Terex has combined its North American aerial work platform, crane and port equipment services – Terex Equipment Services, Crane America Services and the service division of Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions – into a single entity - Terex Services

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  • Singapore gets tough on crane safety

    31 companies have been fined in Singapore in the governments for first crack down on poor safety practices during lifting operations.

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  • New Terex service centre

    Terex Equipment Services (TES) and Crane America Services (CAS) - the North American service segment of Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) – have opened a new TES service centre in Columbus, Ohio to service all brands of aerial platforms and industrial cranes in the Great Lakes Region.

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  • Crane regs to apply to demolition and underground

    The Occupational Safety & Health Agency (OSHA) of the USA has issued a direct final rule and notice that extends the requirements of the August 2010 ‘Cranes and derricks in construction’ standard to demolition work and underground construction.

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  • Tadano America strengthens support team

    Tadano America promoted Tony Trosclair to general manager customer support earlier this year and has now appointed John Seisser as service manager western region.

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  • Ontario to blitz cranes

    The government of Ontario, Canada has announced a safety blitz this month.

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  • Konecranes acquires in Indiana

    Finnish overhead crane and lifting equipment specialist Konecranes has acquired Ameratronic Industries of Portage, Indiana, USA.

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  • New Riwal CEO to speak at Europlatform

    IPAF has announced the first speaker for the Europlatform conference in Edinburgh this September.

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  • AFI acquires Instant Training

    UK access specialist AFI has acquired Instant Training and will incorporate it into its existing training business.

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  • RSC up 24.8%

    US rental company RSC has announced its first quarter results, with revenues up almost 25 percent and a return to profit.

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  • Haulotte up 24 percent

    Aerial lift and telehandler manufacturer Haulotte has announced first half 2012 revenues up 24 percent to $89 million.

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  • Speedy opens Cardiff superstore

    Equipment rental company Speedy is to open a new superstore in Cardiff on March 19th.

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  • Hirepool acquires New Zealand Access Hire

    New Zealand based rental company Hirepool has acquired New Zealand Access Hire from New Zealand Crane group.

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  • 21 months to certify

    Singapore’s new regulations stipulate that all loader crane operators must be trained and/ or tested and certified as competent by September 2013.

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  • 123% boost at Skyjack

    The Industrial division of Linamar, of which Skyjack is the largest constituent, has posted a 123 percent increase in third quarter revenues.

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  • Cat profits up 90 percent

    Caterpillar has reported a 44 percent jump in revenues for the nine months to the end of September and a record third quarter.

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  • Kimberly moves into Durham

    Kimberly Access part of the Harrogate UK based Kimberly group is opening a new purpose built depot in Durham on 3rd October.

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  • Round-the-clock breakdown service

    UK-based rental company Hewden has launched a new 24 hour breakdown service.

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  • New finance director for Ashtead

    Ashtead has announced the planned retirement of its finance director Ian Robson, next July, he has been in the job since June 2000.

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  • New camera cage in action

    Bronto’s new camera cage/platform was in action this weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ross Blasting and Elevation of Newry fitted the specially developed platform to its 38 metre Bronto 38XDT and supplied it to the BBC for the filming of the 12th parades in Belfast

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  • Three new members for Access Alliance

    The UK’s Access Alliance, the association of independently owned, regional Powered Access Rental companies, held its Spring meeting at the depot of its Hampshire based member Tracked Access.

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  • Essex completes Coast crane acquisition

    US based Essex crane has completed the acquisition of Coast Crane and will operate it as a seperate business – Coast Crane Company.

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  • Black joins Teupen USA

    Brian Black has joined Teupen USA in Charlotte, North Carolina as director of sales for North and South America.

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  • Dino appoints Zip-Up

    Finnish based aerial lift manufacturer Dinolift has appointed Zip-Up Svenska as its new distributor in Sweden.

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  • Kier to complete operator lay-offs

    Kier Plant is to go ahead with its proposal to lay off all of its directly employed crane operators.

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  • Haulotte jumps 30%

    Haulotte has announced another quarter of positive growth, with revenues climbing 30 percent compared to the same period last year to €63.2 million and similar to that of the second quarter.

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  • First JCB 515-40s go to work

    UK based rental company Rocket Rentals of Dursley, Gloucestershire, has taken delivery of two of the first JCB 515-40 ultra compact telehandlers, the smallest model ever produced by the manufacturer.

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  • New CEO for Nooteboom

    Benno Hüsken has been appointed CEO of the Nooteboom Group, effective immediately, taking over from Marc de Leeuw.

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  • Skako lift, a new name in access

    Worldlift Industries has transformed itself over the past six months and is set to introduce a number of class leading new products, including the world’s largest spider lift – the 52 metre FS530C. As part if its transformation the company is changing its name to Skako Lift at Bauma.

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  • IPS joins with IGS

    Independent Parts & Service, the UK based international parts and service company has formed a partnership with Icari Global Solutions – IGS – a company founded last year in Madrid, Spain to sell and support lifting equipment in Spain and Portugal.

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  • Cargotec restructures board

    Cargotec, owner of Hiab and Kalmar, has implemented its new two business structure, Marine – previously MacGregor and Industrial and Terminal (I&T) comprising Hiab and Kalmar. As part of the change the corporate executive board has changed.

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  • Sunstate expands

    Phoenix, Arizona based Sunstate Equipment has opened two new locations. In order to both expand its geographic coverage and better utilise its fleet.

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  • Tat Hong director to retire

    Singapore based crane rental and sales group Tat Hong, has announced the retirement of Ong Tiew Siam as an executive director from January 1st and as company secretary effective immediately. He will remain as a non-executive, non-independent director.

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  • Ashtead extends loan maturity

    Ashtead, owner of A-Plant in the UK and Sunbelt in the USA, and operator of the world’s second largest aerial lift fleet, has extended the maturity of its senior loan facility until November 2013.

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  • Niftylift appoints new dealer in Qatar


    UK based aerial lift manufacturer Niftylift, has appointed Dutest Qatar as its distributor in Qatar. 



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  • Manitex appoints Middle East distributors


    US boom truck manufacturer, Manitex has appointed Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons (DBA) - which has distribution operations in 35 countries – as its full product line distributor throughout the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 



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  • AFI opens Olympic depot


    UK based powered access rental company AFI-Uplift has opened a new depot – AFI Leyton - 1.7 miles from London’s Olympic Park site. 



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  • Genie Germany relocates to Delmenhorst


    Terex AWP/Genie has relocated its Genie Germany offices from Bremen to, the Atlas (now Terex cranes) loader crane production facilities in Delmenhorst, northern Germany.



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  • Bragg buys Valley Crane


    California based Bragg companies has acquired Valley Crane & Rigging of Bluffdale, Utah. No details of the transaction have been disclosed.



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  • TiVa for AFI

    UK based aerial lift rental company AFI-Uplift, has gained TiVA accreditation, enabling it to become a powered access and training supplier to a number of companies within the Balfour Beatty group...



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  • Egyptian order for Kone


    Damietta Container and Cargo Handling of Egypt, has ordered six mobile gantry cranes and two reach stackers from Kone cranes of Finland.



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  • Rapid takes first Easylift


    Power Lift UK of Cambridgeshire has delivered its first 16 metre Easylift R160 spider lift to Hertfordshire based rental company Rapid Platforms.

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  • LGH expands in Arkansas and Oklahoma


    Lifting Gear Hire has appointed John Guenther as sales representative, responsible for spearheading the company's expansion in Arkansas and Oklahoma.



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  • Panther Luton retain’s TechX accreditation


    Panther’s Luton depot has become the first Lavendon location to retain accreditation to the group’s TechX (Technical Excellence) programme.

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  • Bobcat to consolidate production


    Bobcat the manufacturer of skid steer, mini excavators and telehandlers, is to consolidate all of its North American production at its original plant in Gwinner, North Dakota by the end of this year.

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  • CFO for Essex Crane

    Essex Crane Rental has appointed Kory Glen as director of finance, 
responsible for Essex's external finance functions, including Securities Exchange Commission reporting and compliance.

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  • Imer buys Iteco

    Italian based aerial lift manufacturer Iteco has been acquired by the Imer Group - While we have not yet received a formal statement from either company, we have now heard from two companies that have received written notification that the long rumoured s

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  • More changes at Ainscough


    Ainscough, the UK’s largest crane rental company has announced further management changes and confirmed the departure of Grant Mitchell, sales director southern region and heavy cranes ‘to pursue other interests’.



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  • Mammoet to expand in OZ


    Mammoet Australia will complete the acquisition of Hercules Crane Hire of Leonora, Western Australia this week.

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  • Cranes on TV

    If you live in the UK or can tune in via the web, watch out for Mean Machines this evening on the UK’s Channel Five.

  • Manitowoc appoints new Crane Care VP for Europe

    Eric Pommier has been promoted to vice president of Manitowoc Crane Care for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, replacing Thibaut Le Besnerais who will be moving to another position within Manitowoc.

  • Maxim acquires Barnhart Crawlers

    Maxim Crane Works, the world’s largest crane rental company, has acquired a third of Barnhart Crane and Rigging’s crawler crane fleet for an undisclosed sum.

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  • Ainscough take 20 150 tonners


    Ainscough Crane Hire, the UK’s largest crane rental company has confirmed that it has ordered 20 Liebherr LTM1150-6.1 150 tonne All Terrain cranes. The first unit will be on display at Vertikal Days this week, at Haydock Park, near Manchester.

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  • Oktopus appoints administrator


    Oktopus (UK) the UK distributor for Klaas trailer and aluminium cranes along with Oktopus suction lifting equipment and machines has appointed an administrator.



  • Link Belt expands crane plant


    Link-Belt is building a new assembly bay at its facility in Lexington, Kentucky in order, it says, to secure its “long-term future success”.



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  • New UK access company


    Keith Kendall the former owner of UK aerial lift rental company Access Rentals, has established a new company, Direct Access Hire Ltd. 



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  • BLE supports Potain top slewers


    BLE, the Grove mobile crane and Potain self erecting tower crane distributor for Belgium has taken over the product support responsibility for Potain top slewing tower cranes. 



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  • 12 Bobcats for Kanoo

    The export department of Dubai based Kanoo Machinery, has sold 12 Bobcat T2556 telehandlers to Pexi Gulf for re-export. 



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  • Holt Crane opens new Houston facility

    Holt Crane & Equipment has opened its new headquarters in Houston to sell and service Link-Belt brand mobile cranes throughout most of Texas.



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  • Gunco merges with Pon Material Handling


    Pon, the Dutch based CAT distributor and owner of aerial lift rental and sales companies -Gunco, HDW and Milcon has - announced the merger of its aerial lift into its fork truck business - Pon Material Handling. 



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  • Intermat numbers


    Intermat attracted almost 185,000 visitors last week, just 11.5% down on 2006.

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  • Midwest opens fourth location

    St Louis, USA, based Midwest Aerials & Equipment, has opened a new branch, its fourth, in Bloomington, Illinois.

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  • New head for Sunbelt


    Ashtead has appointed Joseph (Joe) James Phelan, as president and chief executive of Sunbelt Rentals, its US subsidiary, replacing Cliff Miller, who departs after 13 years with the group.

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  • Tanfield to located SEV plant in Kansas City


    Tanfield, owner of UpRight and Snorkel, has announced that its North American electric vehicle Joint Venture, Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corporation, will locate its new assembly plant for the manufacture of battery powered commercial vehicles, in Kansa

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  • Potain appoints new dealers


    Tower crane manufacturer Potain, has appointed two new dealers to handle its line of self erecting tower cranes. Select Equipment of Richmond Virginia and Allstate Crane Rental of Charleston South Carolina to sell its self erecting tower cranes.

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  • Genie announces new Support programme


    Aerial lift and telehandler manufacturer- Genie has announced a new “one-stop-shop for customer support services” dubbed Genie 360°!

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  • Raimondi goes

    We now have confirmation that Italian tower crane manufacturer Carlo Raimondi has filed for bankruptcy after failing to put a rescue package together.

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  • Terex may exit construction

    Terex chief executive Ron Defeo has said that it is reviewing its construction and road building divisions with a view of possible selling them and exiting the sector as it focuses on generating cash and positioning itself in preparation for the upturn.

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  • Layher invests in UK

    Layher, the German based scaffold manufacturer has relocated to a new 12,000 square metre facility in Livingston, Scotland. The new building, which is located close to the company’s previous premises, features a new administration and management facility

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  • JLG pulls out of Intermat

    erial lift and telehandler company JLG has pulled out of Intermat, this year’s international equipment exhibition in Paris. The company has also said that it will not be attending SED, the UK general equipment show.

  • Middle East Cranes

    The third Middle East Crane Conference will be held later this month in Dubai, the organisers have put together a wide ranging programme which will be of interest to anyone with an interest in cranes and crane safety in the region.

  • Aichi appoints in Texas

    Toyota Lift of South Texas has been appointed by Toyota Material Handling USA as a new dealer for the Aichi range of aerial lifts.

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  • Increased health and safety law penalties introduced


    The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force last week with increased sentencing powers for those who break health and safety law.

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  • First six day auction for Ritchie Bros

    Ritchie Bros auctioneers will be holding its first ever, six day unreserved industrial auction in Orlando, Florida next month.

The auction dates have been set from Monday February 16 to Saturday February 21 2009.

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  • Conexpo Russia 2009 cancelled

    The second Conexpo Russia, originally scheduled for September 2009 has been cancelled, in order to allow the economy to improve, The 2010 show is currently scheduled for May 2010 at the Transport-Exhibition Complex (TEC) next to the Zhukovsky Airport, Mos

  • Hewden details closures

    Hewden, one of the UK’s leading equipment rental companies announced the closure or merger of 22 branches and loss of 213 jobs on Friday.

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  • Amquip buys Powell

    AmQuip Crane Rental has announced the acquisition of Powell & Sons Equipment Company, the Atlanta based crane rental and rigging company

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  • Briggs opens in Atlanta


    Briggs Equipment has opened a new Contractor Rental and Aerial lift location in Atlanta Georgia and continues to expand. 



  • New district rep for Spider

    Spider, the North American based suspended platform specialist has appointed Bill Sherer as district sales representative for its Houston, Texas location. He will be responsible for solving the suspended access and safety challenges of contractors and facility owners in the Houston area. 



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  • Defeo and Bamford recognised

    The American based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has added Ron Defeo of Terex and Sir Anthony Bamford of JCB to its AEM ‘Hall of fame’, which “recognises, celebrates and preserves the history of outstanding leaders in the off-road equipment industry.” 



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  • Tanfield update

    Tanfield the owner of Snorkel and UpRight has announced the appointment of Arbuthnot Securities as its nominated advisor and joint broker.

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  • Essex confirms revenues

    sex Cranes the North American crawler crane rental company has now released its revenue numbers, following completion of its acquisition by Hyde Park Acquisition Corp, which has now changed its name to Essex Rental Corporation.

  • Trojan goes for growth

    Trojan Battery Company, has announced a number of new engineering appointments as part of its growth strategy.



  • Joint venture for load testing bags

    Structure Flex of the UK and Bash-P of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, have agreed a joint venture to manufacture of a substantial fleet of load proof testing bags, ranging from five to 35 tonnes for use by testing and certification providers in Kuwa

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  • Manitou has Gehl


    Manitou’s initial offering for Gehl expired yesterday with acceptances received for almost nine million shares, which added to the shares the company already owned gives it 89 percent of the Gehl’s equity.

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  • Merlo adds new dealer in Bristol


    Merlo telehandler and compact equipment importer, Merlo UK, has appointed CBL (Clive Barford Ltd) Bristol as its dealer for construction products in Bristol and the surrounding region.

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  • Manitou to distribute CVS Ferrari


    Manitou South Africa has signed an agreement with CVS Ferrari to distribute its reach stackers and container handling equipment in Southern Africa.

  • Tower crane safety website

    The UK’s Strategic Forum for Construction has launched its tower crane website on tower crane safety, including a range of guidance material for contractors and members of the public, which has been endorsed by the HSE.

  • ALE launches 4,300 tonne lifting machine

    utch-based ALE Heavylift has unveiled its new AL.SK90 machine capable of lifting loads up to 4,300 tonnes.

  • Spider lifts


    A giant mechanical spider that standing 16 metres high and weighing 37 tonnes was found exploring Liverpool over a long weekend earlier this month.

  • More new products from APEX


    Apex got off to a good start today with a solid stream of visitors from all over Europe and further afield.

  • John Ball gets a Pal


    Last week John Ball, the current president of IPAF, spent a wet windy day at the Height for Hire training centre working for his Pal card operator’s licence.

  • Hertz moves into China

    Hertz Equipment Rental is moving into China and has opened its first location in Shanghai.

  • Three new Chinese truck cranes from Manitowoc


    Manitowoc will launch three new Dongyue truck cranes, manufactured at the Manitowoc facility in Tai’an, China, at bauma China 2008 in November.

  • Lavendon raises new credit line


    Lavendon, the world’s largest specialist aerial lift rental company has secured a new £180 million banking facility with a maturing in 2013.

  • New Kobelco to Q


    Q-Plant Hire of Manchester, has taken delivery of the first 110 tonne Kobelco CKE1100 crawler crane in the UK. 


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  • Northern Cranes buys Parkland


    Northern Crane Services has purchased the assets and business of Parkland Crane Service of Stony Plain, Alberta, the company which serves the Edmonton market, runs cranes from eight to 200 tons, will be fully integrated with NCS.

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  • Kobelco appoints Continental

    Kobelco Cranes has appointed Los Angeles, based Continental Crane as its exclusive distributor in the states of California, Oregon and Washington for both its crawler and wheeled cranes.

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  • Zwanzig Niftys


    Zwanzig neue Niftylift-Bühnen hat Andris Bisnieks, Geschäftsführer des neu gegründeten Vermietunternehmens Storent SIA, beim englischen Hersteller geordert. Die Bestellung umfasst unter anderem Bühnen des Typs N120H, N120T and N170.

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  • Two big cranes for MacGregor


    MacGregor the marine crane business owned by Cargotec, has won an order for the retrofit of two 150-tonne active heave compensated offshore cranes from Finnish shipowner Finstaship. 



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  • Power-Lift takes on Oil & Steel for Germany


    Oil&Steel, the Italian manufacturer of Spider lifts and truck mounted platforms has appointed Power-Lift as its master distributor for Germany.

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  • Selwood makes it two


    Southampton, UK, based Selwood Plant has acquired Proplant of Cardiff, its second acquisition in the last two month. In July the company acquired Glo Hire and sales from its administrator, taking it into the powered access market. 



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  • Genie to build new parts building


    Aerial lift manufacturer Genie is building a 17,600 square metre
    (190,000-sq ft) parts and logistics warehouse in North Bend to the south east of Seattle and the company’s headquarters in Redmond Washington.



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  • Kalmar acquires Argentinean distributor


    Kalmar the reach-stacker and port services division of Cargotec, has acquired Equipos y Servicios para Terminales y Puertos, its distributor in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.


  • Ainscough to enter crawler crane market


    Ainscough Crane Hire – the UK’s leading mobile crane rental company - is set to enter the crawler crane rental market.

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  • CPA mobile crane meeting dates


    The UK’s Construction Plant-hire Association has announced that it will hold its annual mobile crane interest group open meeting on September 23rd at the Nuthurst Grange Hotel, Hockley Heath, Warwickshire.



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  • Manitowoc – Enodis deal moves ahead


    Shareholders of food equipment company Enodis have approved its acquisition by Manitowoc with 99 percent of all shares cast in favour of the deal. Completion should now happen during the fourth quarter, following relevant antitrust reviews by regulatory agencies in the U.S.A and other countries. 



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  • New Palfinger cranes

    Palfinger says that it will show numerous new loader cranes at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show this September in Hanover, Germany.

New models from its High Performance crane range will include the PK 4501, the PK 5001, the PK 6501, the PK 7001 EH, the PK 7001 K as well as the PK 12002 EH. 



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  • Manitowoc's new UK facility

    Manitowoc Crane Group has finally confirmed details of its new facility in the UK, which will open later this year in Gawcott, near the market town of Buckingham in the UK midlands.

  • Riwal Confirms Croatia move


    Riwal, one of Europe¡¯s leading aerial lift rental companies has confirmed that its new operation in Croatia is now fully operational.

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  • New 5,000 tonne crane


    China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC) and GustoMSC will jointly construct a 5,000-tonne crane that will be fitted onboard a newbuild heavy lift vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting.

  • Cramo expands in Norway

    Finnish based international rental company, Cramo has taken over the rental operations of Norwegian building contractor JM Byggholt. The deal includes all of the rental assets long with 12 employees.

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  • Tractel appoints L-Tech

    The Secalt division of Tractel, the suspended platform manufacturer has appointed Moscow based access and lifting rental company L-Tech to represent it in Russia.

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  • Palfinger takes over Wumag


    Palfinger AG has confirmed that it is in the final stages of taking over the Elevant aerial work platform division of Wumag GmbH. The deal will be signed this week for an undisclosed amount.

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  • Kimberly goes Bravi


    Kimberly Access the UK based aerial lift rental company has placed an order for the supply of 70 Bravi Leonardos. Delivery will be as rapidly as Bravi can supply, in order for the units to work on several contracts in the fit out M&E sector.



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  • Gong for Hathaway


    Derek C. Hathaway, recently retired chairman and chief executive officer of Harsco, the owner of SGB, Hünnebeck and Patent scaffolding, has been awarded an OBE (Order of British Empire) in recognition of his “Services to Industry and Charity” in his native United Kingdom and overseas.



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  • Terex names new Mining president

    Terex has announced that Eric A. Nielsen has been appointed as president, Terex Materials Processing & Mining, effective today. He will report to Tom Riordan Terex president and chief operating officer.

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  • Bengtsson replaces Rosen at Cramo

    Erik Bengtsson, 39, has been appointed senior vice president, Cramo Sverige (Sweden) and member of the Cramo Group management team effective June 15th, succeeding Magnus Rosen, who announced his departure from Cramo last year.

  • Socage working on 100+ metre platform

    Italian platform manufacturer Socage has confirmed that it is to produce a 100 plus metre truck platform which should be completed at the end of next year. 



  • Fassi wins biggest order in Far East

    Italian loader crane manufacturer Fassi has just been awarded its largest order in the Far East. The Thailand Highway Authority has just confirmed an order for 57 machines worth about €1 million.

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  • Cramo buys spider crane business


    Cramo Norway has acquired the rental operations of Kranentreprenören a spider crane rental company in Lørenskog near Oslo.

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  • RSC buys in New England 


    RSC Holdings one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America, previously owned by Atlas Copco, has announced an agreement to purchase the operations and certain operating assets of American Equipment Rentals of Providence, Rhode Island. 



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  • ALL buys Grove cranes

    Cleveland-based ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. has fortified its fleet in the 200-ton to 250-ton range with the purchase of Manitowoc's new Grove GMK5225 225-ton all-terrain model.

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  • Eagle West Cranes buys three

    Eagle West Cranes of Canada, with locations in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Kelowna & Calgary, has purchased three Southern Alberta-based companies - Cox Crane Ltd. in Medicine Hat, Cox Hoisting Ltd in Lethbridge and Custom Cranes Ltd in Brooks.

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  • Hertz Buys All Reach

    Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation has acquired aerial lift rental company, All Reach Equipment of Hamden Connecticut. A specialist powered access and telehandler company covering Connecticut, Westchester County -New York, Rhode Island and Western Massach

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  • Cramo-Rentakran expands

    Russian rental company ZAO Cramo Rentakran jointly owned by Cramo of Finland and ZAO Rentakran or Russia has opened a new location in Ekaterinburg in central Russia.

  • SGB buys Sovereign

    SGB UK, the façade scaffold to powered access rental company, has acquired Sovereign Access Services, the Jarrow (Newcastle) based mast climber and suspended platform rental specialist. 



  • Chinese crane maker to expand

    Crane maker Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery, one of the world’s largest quayside crane manufacturers has issued a statement to the Shanghai stock exchange

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  • Hiab buys in South Africa

    Hiab, the loader crane manufacturing company has reached an agreement to acquire the majority of the operations of South African Bowman Cranes (Pty) Ltd, Hiab's long term agent in the region.

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  • Cramo buys in Latvia

    Finnish based rental company Cramo has agreed a deal to acquire 100 percent of the equity in SIA Tapeks Noma a rental business in Latvia owned by the Tapeks group. 



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  • Bid for Energy Cranes

    Close Brothers Private Equity is reported to be close to finalising a deal to acquire Energy Cranes, the Aberdeen based offshore crane company for £100 million.

Close Brothers Private Equity is reported to be close to finalising a deal to acquire Energy

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  • Manitowoc buys into China


    Manitowoc Crane Group has formed a joint venture with the shareholders of TaiAn Dongyue Heavy Machinery. for the production of truck-mounted hydraulic cranes. 



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  • AFI Scotland launches charity fund raiser

    The Glasgow depot of UK aerial lift rental company AFI-Uplift, is to give a lift to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). 

The Glasgow depot of UK aerial lift rental company AFI-Uplift, is to give a lift to the Children’s Hospice Associatio

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  • Finning to centralise group support services


    Finning Group (UK) has today announced that it is proposing to centralise the group business support services of its CAT dealership and Hewden arms into a single location at Cannock, Staffordshire. 



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  • Instant divests Tallescope


    Instant UpRight, the aluminium access tower system manufacturer has sold the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution rights for its Tallescope products to Aluminium Access Products of the UK.

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  • Dobbs joins HAE Board

    Graham Dobbs, of Nottingham based software supplier inspHire has joined the board of the Hire Association Europe. He will serve as a co-opted member of the HAE Board, until the AGM in May, as one of three supplier board members. 



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  • New product support manager for Manitowoc UK.


    Manitowoc Crane Care has appointed Peter Boyes-Korkis as its UK general manager.

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  • Bautas adds spiders


    Bautas, the Norwegian based rental company owned by Finland’s Ramirent, has entered the Mini-Crane rental market with four brand new Maeda cranes. 



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  • Oshkosh changes its name

    Oshkosh Truck Corporation, the parent company of JLG, has changed its official name to Oshkosh Corporation, following a shareholders vote.



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  • Fit for a King


    Bob King, managing director of King Lifting took delivery of the first of his Maeda LC785 mini cranes custom painted in its company british racing green colour.

  • Faresin unveils new options


    Italian telehandler manufacturer Faresin has launched some upgrades to its 7 metre to 17 metre machine range.
The major upgrade is the use of a Iveco turbo intercooler engine with Tier III approval to comply with European directives. 



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  • Fox joins Skyjack

    Kevin Fox has officially joined the Skyjack UK sales team as of this week.

  • 1000th crane for ZPMC

    Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC) has delivered its 1000th crane to container terminal operator TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (TSI) at the the Port of Vancouver.

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  • H&E completes acquisition

    North American crane, access and general equipment company H&E Equipment, formerly Head and Engquist, has completed its acquisition of JW Burress the fellow Grove/Manitowoc and Terex distributor.

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  • Brad Jacobs quits

    Bradley S. Jacobs, chairman of United Rentals, the world's largest rental company which runs the world's largest aerial lift fleet, has stepped down as chairman and director effective Friday (August 31).

  • Energy Cranes buys Bucyrus Erie

    Energy Cranes International, the Aberdeen-based offshore crane engineering specialists, has bought the intellectual property of the former Bucyrus Erie crane manufacturing company.

  • Elliot launches new BoomTrucks

    Omaha, Nebraska-based Elliott Equipment Company - the truck mounted crane and aerial lift producer - has launched two 26 ton boom trucks.

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  • JCB to expand Indian plant

    JCB is investing Rs300crore (£34.4 million) in the expansion and modernisation of its existing plant at Ballabgarh in Haryana, India.

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  • Skyjack moves into Sweden

    Skyjack has agreed to purchase the assets of N-C Liftteknik AB, its Swedish distributor, which also trades under the Nordic Lift name. The company has also sold CTE and Snorkel lift products in Sweden.