Oil&Steel team grows with the new project leader and logistics manager 

Oil&Steel Aerial Platforms, Italy, has appointed Fabio Quattrosoldi as project leader for truck-mounted aerial platforms and Antonio Pirretti as logistics manager. General manager Fabrizio Girotti said, “These important new appointments are part of Oil&Steel’s development strategy, aiming at strengthening every single business area. Thanks to their relevant professional background, Fabio and Antonio will be key […]

25/02/2021 - 13:28 pm
Sat Dhaiwal
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GGR Group announces non-executive chairman

One of Europe’s leading suppliers of lifting equipment, family owned GGR Group Ltd has announced the appointment of Sat Dhaiwal as company chairman.  Dhaiwal has extensive experience and accomplishments in the rental industry following his 25 years with A-Plant of which 16 years were as chief executive officer. He was also director of its parent […]

25/02/2021 - 11:34 am
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Sunbelt Rentals go green with Faresin electric telehandler

One of the UK market leaders for equipment rental solutions, Sunbelt Rentals, has placed a multiple unit order for the new Faresin 6.26 full electric telehandler. After a major rebrand in 2020, the company announced that they expected results to surpass previous predictions despite the Covid-19 pandemic and continued to invest in new equipment. Purchased […]

22/02/2021 - 22:47 pm

Palfinger acquires Spanish distributor, Equipdraulic

Palfinger has signed a contract for the takeover of Equipdraulic in Barcelona, Spain. This acquisition strengthens Palfinger Iberica’s position in the Spanish market and, above all, in Catalonia, a strong industrial region. Equipdraulic, SLU has been distributing the majority of the Palfinger product range in Catalonia since 1999. Founded in 1992, the dealership has 18 […]

14/02/2021 - 15:48 pm

The best of British for Tyne & Wear Access

UK rental company, Tyne & Wear Access, is expanding their hire fleet with British-made mobile elevating work platforms, from Snorkel. Located just 9.2 miles, or a 15-minute drive, from Snorkel’s manufacturing facility in the UK, Tyne & Wear Access has grown its hire fleet in the past 12 months with ten new, locally-built aerial lifts, […]

14/02/2021 - 15:15 pm

MEWP technician apprenticeship in high demand

The first wave of inductions to a new specialist apprenticeship aimed at certifying MEWP technicians that was developed with assistance from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is complete, with ten places now confirmed. The Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Technician apprenticeship was developed to meet growing demand in the hire and maintenance […]

14/02/2021 - 14:38 pm

New partnership to strengthen JLG electrification capabilities

JLG’s parent company Oshkosh Corporation is planning to invest in Microvast, a global provider of next-generation battery technologies for commercial and speciality electric vehicles. This new partnership, in combination with the company’s existing electrification supply chain partners, will continue to strengthen and advance the development of electrified solutions across the JLG product line, including boom […]

13/02/2021 - 18:18 pm

Reid Lifting invests in European customer support

Reid Lifting, the leading UK-based producer of aluminium portable lifting and access systems, has appointed Michael Stuhr as its new regional sales manager for the DACH and Benelux regions. This is the first time that Reid has appointed a sales manager based in Germany and he will bring more specialised, local knowledge to the role, […]

12/02/2021 - 19:01 pm
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FLTA and BITA join forces to create UK Material Handling Association

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is pleased to announce that it has become a founding member of the new UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA). The UKMHA has been formed by the merger of the UK material handling industry’s two most respected trade associations, FLTA and the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), together with their […]

11/02/2021 - 22:20 pm
Rob Messina

Rob Messina returns to JLG as senior VP of product development and product management

Rob Messina has rejoined JLG’s  access team as senior vice president of product development and product management. In this new role, Messina will lead the global JLG and Jerr-Dan product development and product management teams.  The company’s access business includes a broad range of aerial and lifting equipment, including JLG boom lifts, scissor lifts, low-level […]

11/02/2021 - 21:58 pm

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LHI April 2021

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