Andreas Aronsson, is new VP sales for Åkerströms

Andreas Aronsson has been appointed as the new vice president of sales for Åkerströms Björbo AB. Aronsson’s most recent assignment was at ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB where he worked as sales and marketing manager. Anna Stiwne, CEO at Åkerströms, said,  “Andreas is very skilful and has broad experience within sales in the manufacturing heavy […]

23/08/2020 - 13:41 pm

Oil & Steel names Hird as new UK distributor

Oil & Steel has appointed Hird Ltd as the new Oil & Steel distributor for the UK market. Hird has more than 35 years of experience in renting and selling machinery and equipment for materials lifting and moving and working at height. The company’s expertise and experience in the minicrane rental sector has contributed to […]

23/08/2020 - 13:16 pm

IPAF announces head of safety and technical appointment

Brian Parker has been appointed as the head of Safety and Technical for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). He joins from AFI-Uplift Ltd and takes up the post on 2 October, reporting to Peter Douglas, IPAF’s CEO and managing director. Most recently, Parker was group business development manager-Technical Support at AFI and brings 24 […]

21/08/2020 - 14:50 pm

Ahern Ibérica appointed official distributor for Dinolift In Spain and Portugal

Ahern Ibérica, the official provider for Snorkel lifts in Spain and Portugal, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its product portfolio as the new official distributor for Dinolift Oy in Spain and Portugal. Dinolift Oy is a Finnish company who produces a range of high specification yet lightweight mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) […]

18/08/2020 - 13:24 pm

Samsung Mexicana orders Flexi fleet for Tijuana facility

Narrow Aisle Ltd has a contract to supply a fleet of its latest electric-powered Flexi LiTHiON articulated forklift trucks to Samsung Mexicana for operation in the company’s Tijuana plant, where semi-conductor devices and electronic components for the automotive and consumer sectors are produced. In all, eight space-saving Flexi LiTHiON models – built at Narrow Aisle’s […]

18/08/2020 - 13:12 pm

Falcon delivered to Greenland

Falcon Lifts has delivered a Falcon Spider FS 330Z to a painting company based in Nuuk Greenland. The Falcon, which will also be available for rental, is already in operation at various construction sites in the Nuuk area. Because of the harsh climate and often very cold temperatures a spider of the highest specification was […]

18/08/2020 - 13:03 pm

Diversified Product Development breaks ground on new headquarters

Diversified Product Development, marketer of the LineWise, LiftWise and DesignWise brands, has broken ground on a new headquarters and production facility in Waco, Texas, USA. The 60,000sqft building, which is scheduled for completion in January 2021, will replace the company’s current facility in Waco. Diversified currently employs approximately 60 people, including engineers, designers, sales and […]

18/08/2020 - 12:44 pm
News  >  Awards

Stevenson Crane Service celebrated for safety excellence.

In the US the Northwest Indiana Business Round Table (NWIBRT)), a nonprofit council of Northwest Indiana firms, announced that Stevenson Crane Service (SCS) had displayed exemplary performance in safety during the 2019 calendar year, exceeding national and regional averages. SCS is a family-owned-and-operated business that has served the lifting needs of industrial, mechanical, manufacturing, construction […]

12/08/2020 - 17:13 pm

Early measures reduced impact of COVID-19 on H1 for Jungheinrich

Jungheinrich AG has published its result for the first half of 2020: the key figures have been heavily affected by the global market decline in material handling equipment that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter. Incoming orders were reduced by 12.3% to €1811 million in the first half of 2020. Revenue fell […]

11/08/2020 - 13:59 pm
News  >  Events

The events sector needs more support

Live events around the world have been devastated: from major festivals and landmark theatres, to grassroots venues and business events. Without major immediate support from government, the entire supply chain is at risk of collapse. A supply chain that includes some of the most skilled and technically expert members of the lifting industry. #WeMakeEvents – […]

10/08/2020 - 20:58 pm

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LHI October 2020

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