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Igus innovates in Corona times with a virtual exhibition

After a 2% increase in turnover last year, igus is currently registering different signals from the market. While sales declined in the first four months due to the Corona situation, incoming orders have so far remained almost stable. The company says that interest in motion plastics, which improve technology and reduce costs, is increasing markedly. […]

08/05/2020 - 12:36 pm

Riwal lifts families to see loved ones

Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, has provided machines to nursing homes that were closed to visitors, enabling families to visit their loved ones. On 18 March 2020, the Dutch government made the decision to close all nursing homes to visitors in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. […]

07/05/2020 - 16:10 pm

GGR supporting safe working on site

As construction sites across the UK begin to re-open, lifting specialist GGR Group is putting out a call to contractors and site workers, to assist with ensuring that social distancing is maintained on site. The 2m guidelines for social distancing has meant that there is increased demand for equipment that can support safe working during […]

07/05/2020 - 11:56 am
News  >  Awards

Konecranes wins design award for S and C-series lifting products

Konecranes’ S-series cranes and C-series hoists have been recognised by Design Forum Finland, winning the 2020 Fennia IPR Excellence prize for the protection of intellectual property rights and with the S-series earning an honourable mention for the top design award. Tatu Piispanen, senior industrial designer at Konecranes said, “Besides bringing game-changing technological innovations to the […]

07/05/2020 - 08:25 am

3 million autonomous miles incident-free

Seegrid has accomplished 3 million autonomous miles driven without a single personnel safety incident while supporting essential businesses through COVID-19 challenges. Seegrid, a leader in self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling, has announced that its vision guided vehicles (VGVs) reached 3 million autonomous production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident. As […]

06/05/2020 - 20:03 pm

COVID hit construction impacts Manitou results

Manitou Group has released its first quarter results:  Q1 revenues for 2020 were €421m, down 25% compared to the same period last year. Order intake on equipment for Q1 2020 was €400m compared to €363m in 2019, the order book on equipment at the end of Q1 2020 at €648 million compared to €884 million […]

29/04/2020 - 15:10 pm

Praise for staff who are keeping Narrow Aisle open for business

John Maguire, managing director of Tipton-based Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based materials handling solutions , has praised the dedication and commitment of the company’s employees who have continued working throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. He said: “Manufacturing is a critical part of the economy and while there is […]

29/04/2020 - 11:19 am

Konecranes anticipates virus impact on Q2

Konecranes reports that its order intake in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 (January – March) reached €737 million that is a 13.1% fall on the same quarter last year. Orders declined in the Industrial Equipment and Port Solutions business sectors, partly offset by growth in the Service business sector. Excluding MHE-Demag, order intake declined […]

29/04/2020 - 07:50 am

Jungheinrich retracts 2020 annual forecast and publishes Q1 figures

In light of the widespread uncertainty regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economic development, the board of management of Jungheinrich AG has decided to retract the forecast for the 2020 financial year published in the 2019 annual report. Jungheinrich says that the current spread of the pandemic in all regions of the […]

28/04/2020 - 14:36 pm

Tycan synthetic chain gets new US distributor

Netherlands company Van Beest BV has appointed US Lift-It Manufacturing Co Inc as the North American Master Distributor for Green Pin Tycan Synthetic Chain. Tycan Synthetic Chain is manufactured from DSM Dyneema DM-20, a fibre designed for demanding industrial applications. Weight for Weight, DM20 is eight times stronger than steel making lightweight Tycan Chain a […]

28/04/2020 - 13:37 pm

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