Snorkel begins production of Lithium-Powered Speed Level

Initially previewed at Bauma 2019, Snorkel has commenced the full production of two new lithium-powered Speed Level models at its UK assembly facility, in Washington, Tyne & Wear. The two new models, which are branded as the Snorkel SL26RTE and SL30RTE, are completely zero emission thanks to lithium-ion battery packs with built-in battery management system […]

13/11/2019 - 18:02 pm
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LiftEx 2019 opens Wednesday

LiftEx 2019 is LEEA’s free-to-attend event taking place at the Marshall Arena (formerly Arena MK) in Milton Keynes on 13-14 November 2019. This year the global gathering for the lifting industry will be part of LEEA’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Lifting Equipment sector is involved in a broad array of end-user markets including: rail, construction, renewable […]

11/11/2019 - 20:30 pm

Orders down but revenue increases at Jungheinrich

Jungheinrich continued to grow in the first nine of months of 2019 with revenue rising 10% to €2.97 billion. The main driver of this growth was the new truck business. Incoming order numbers fell to 94,100 units (previous year: 100,600 units), while the value of orders grew 1% to €3.01 billion. The forecast for 2019 […]

08/11/2019 - 14:27 pm

ANSI A92 MEWP Standards further delayed

Members of the A92 Main Committee have decided that the effective date for the new ANSI A92 suite of standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) should be delayed until 1 March 2020. The decision was made at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held on 27-30 October in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The standards affected […]

01/11/2019 - 13:20 pm

Peter Douglas appointed as IPAF’s new CEO

Following a thorough and global recruitment process, Peter Douglas has been appointed as the new managing director and CEO of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). The new CEO & MD will take up post on 1 December 2019 and will be based in the UK. Most recently Douglas was managing director at Pullman Fleet […]

01/11/2019 - 11:15 am

The first JF990 lands in Norway

The new articulated crawler crane by Jekko is designed to challenge truck cranes because of its compact dimensions, the high lifting capacity and the option of operating in electric mode There are big plans for the new JF990 articulated crawler crane that has just been delivered to the Norwegian dealer Jekko Norge for the Asbjorn […]

29/10/2019 - 15:47 pm

Konecranes wins services agreement with GE Power in France

Konecranes has won an agreement with GE Power to provide services covering 264 cranes and jibs that will help the global energy leader bolster operations and improve efficiency at two locations in northern France. The deal includes MAINMAN Planned Maintenance, Routine Maintenance, assistance for compliance inspections and Consultation Services. Two Konecranes technicians will be on […]

29/10/2019 - 15:00 pm

Palfinger anticipates a record year

The Palfinger Group’s revenue climbed 10% year-on-year in the first three quarters of 2019, increasing from €1182.6 million to E€1300.6 million and reaching another record level in this reporting period. EBITDA saw double-digit growth of 18.7%, rising from €147.6 million to €175.1 million. While this improvement is a reflection of the Group’s solid business performance, it also […]

29/10/2019 - 09:54 am

Barnhart still growing after 50 years

Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is still a family concern: having been launched by Dick and Nancy Barnhart in 1969 as Barnhart Construction Company and is now headed-up by their son, CEO Alan Barnhart. Alan Barnhart recalls his father taking himself and his brother Eric to Pennsylvania […]

22/10/2019 - 11:51 am

Lord Bamford opens new JCB Germany HQ 

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has officially opened a new headquarters (HQ) for one of its most important European businesses in an investment worth around £50 million. JCB Germany, which was founded in 1965, is now operating from a new facility on a 12 acre site in Cologne following one of the biggest investments in JCB’s history. The […]

21/10/2019 - 18:35 pm

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