Reality Check

We’ve got to accept that the current economic climate will endure and price alterations are just one necessity, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO, The Caldwell Group Inc.   I’ve been asked a lot recently how business is post pandemic, but it’s naive to suggest that we can only see Covid in our rear-view mirrors. […]

22/07/2021 - 07:41 am

New LEEA research reveals optimistic post-pandemic outlook

Despite the Covid-19 health crisis impacting significantly on the Lifting Industry, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Sector Benchmark Research reveals optimism for the post-pandemic future, and a move towards new and possibly more productive ways of working.  Indeed, 72% of firms reported being optimistic for the next six months, with this increasing to 80% for […]

13/04/2021 - 13:19 pm

The International language of lifting

Ross Moloney, LEEA CEO, on the emergence of more agile, efficient, international and ultimately supportive organisations in 2021.   There’s a lot of talk about the future of work post Covid restrictions: will there be more people working from their home offices? How will we be connecting with the rest of the world? The pandemic […]

21/01/2021 - 15:07 pm

IPAF members key part of supply chain during latest lockdown

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has assured its members and the wider industry that powered access operations remain a vital part of UK construction, facilities, processing and logistics supply chains, and as such companies should continue to operate during the latest national lockdown, in line with safety guidance. Peter Douglas, CEO and managing director […]

06/01/2021 - 13:38 pm

The Class of 2020

We can waste a lot of time worrying about, and planning for things we can’t control, says Doug Stitt, the president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc.   Don’t let 2020 go to waste. This is our year. I’m serious. A long time ago I was a pre-med student at university, before I eventually […]

02/12/2020 - 12:53 pm

BKT opens Covid-19 treatment centre at the Bhuj Plant

Off highway tyre specialist BKT has built a contactless Covid-19 treatment centre and E-ICU unit at its plant in Bhuj, India. The centre, which is already operational,  joins the secondary medical assistance services that already exist on the site, employs a doctor and eight healthcare operators and will be responsible for treating workers and their […]

24/11/2020 - 12:41 pm

FLTA provides clarity amid confusion

Industries facing rapid change can benefit from fixed reference points. The UK’s Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is reminding owners and users of work equipment to make the most of available support during these turbulent times. Tim Waples, chief executive of the FLTA said,  “As we move through an uncertain future and companies strive to […]

17/11/2020 - 17:13 pm

Jungheinrich pays out Covid bonus to employees worldwide

Jungheinrich is paying its employees worldwide a Covid bonus this year. With this special payment, Jungheinrich thanks its employees for their outstanding performance during the coronavirus crisis and acknowledges the additional burden placed on the workforce by the pandemic. Dr Lars Brzoska, chairman of the board of management of Jungheinrich AG said, “The coronavirus pandemic […]

09/11/2020 - 16:48 pm

Out of the darkness there is light.

With the global events of 2020, Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift, reflects on how the business quickly adapted to the changes and how its strategy is clear going forward. As February turned to March, we all became aware of the global pandemic that is COVID-19.   As the warmer weather started to appear, our minds […]

13/10/2020 - 12:21 pm

Shaping a new future

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), describes how the world’s leading lifting association tackled the adversity posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and is shaping the way it supports its members going forward.   Not since the ‘financial crash’ of 2007 have events changed plans the way that we have seen this […]

06/10/2020 - 14:29 pm

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LHI October 2022

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