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 […]
Snorkel has appointed Hi-Reach Manlift (Pty) Limited as its official distributor for South Africa. Headquartered in Springs, South Africa in the Gauteng province, approximately 50km (31 miles) east of Johannesburg, Hi-Reach was previously the official distributor for Genie. Hi-Reach CEO, George Landsberg has been involved with mobile elevating work platforms for more than 23 years, […]
The winners of 26th FLTA Awards for Excellence were announced at an online live streamed event on Saturday 10 April. Having been twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event was taken online – a first for the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) in its history of holding the Awards. On the evening of 10 April […]
Okos Partners LLC and Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) have launched TradeUp, a collaborative partnership programme providing workforce development services for employers seeking skilled craft professionals. “Traditionally, it takes four years, eight organisations, and a network of industry, education, community, and training organisations to get one person career ready,” said Peter Krammer, senior partner of […]
Launching new products and equipment during a pandemic and being able to share all of their commercial and technical specifications with the network of dealers, rental companies and end customers is a challenge. To overcome it, Ausa has reinvented its training method by using online platforms to digitise its courses. The new formats were adapted […]
E-commerce supply chain specialist, Smart Services Logistics, has introduced Flexi articulated warehouse truck technology at its fulfillment facility at Chadwell St Mary, Essex, UK. The company, which provides logistics fulfillment support to a range of clients across the Greater London area as well as nationwide, decided that its materials handling needs were best-served by the […]
Metzo Machinery, based in the Netherlands, has recently taken delivery of four UNIC mini spider cranes from Unic’s European master dealer, Unic Cranes Europe. The company is also the latest to join the Unic cranes dealer network, providing Unic cranes for both sale and hire across the Netherlands. The purchase sees the delivery of a […]
Jekko has signed a new dealership agreement with the Danish company Stiholt Hydraulic. With 30 years experience, the Stiholt Group, specialises in sales and service for Scania and from 1 February 2021 for Fassi cranes too. Kurt Nielsen, sales agent at Stiholt said, “We are glad to become part of Jekko’s dealer network. We are […]
Konecranes has been testing the use of HVO100 fossil-free fuel in lift trucks at its Swedish factory. This is part of ongoing efforts to reduce its climate impact and meet customer demand for equipment using renewable fuels. Demand for fossil-free fuel is growing as lift truck owners seek to reduce emissions and, in certain environments, […]
Peel Ports Group has placed an order for two new Liebherr ship to shore (STS) container cranes for their facility at the Port of Liverpool. The port is the most centrally located container port in the UK and one of the largest, busiest and most diverse docks. The port currently operates five Liebherr STS cranes […]
05/04/2021 - 16:06 pm
LHI April 2021
In this month's issue
Manual hoists and winches
IPAF Summit and Awards plus the ePAL app.
Face Time: Joel Cox, president of Pintsch Bubenzer USA.
The drive to electrify aerial lifts continues.
The Insider, service as part of the recovering economy.