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

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

Lifteurop promotes sustainability

Lifteurop – part of the Alipa Group – has been implementing an internal environmental policy for several years. The company has implemented a series of measures to encourage its employees to adopt an eco-responsible approach. Michèle Detaille, managing director of the Alipa Group says, “In corporate terms, Sustainable Development means being profitable in order to […]

03/09/2019 - 09:19 am

Scotload Launches International Delivery for Online Customers

Load monitoring specialists Scotload – part of James Fisher and Sons plc – has launched global shipping through its online store: Scotload-direct.com. This enables customers to order load cells quickly and easily, delivering high-end solutions to any location straight off the shelf. With customer experience at the forefront, the site now provides real-time stock status […]

28/08/2019 - 14:03 pm

Pettibone X-Series Service School Offers Hands-On Training for Dealers

Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC has launched a new X-Series Service School programme to provide live, in-person machine training opportunities for members of its dealer network. Hosted by Pettibone dealers at various regional locations, the service school is specifically focused on Pettibone’s next generation X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers. The X-Series Service School consists of one-day sessions […]

28/08/2019 - 12:20 pm

RSS Staff Complete JDN Air Hoist Training

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS), a UK supplier of lifting and rigging equipment, has put staff through product training on JD Neuhaus’s (JDN) new range of Mini Next Gen air hoists, which it is distributing to the UK market. The first batch of products will be delivered in mid-September. RSS announced in June that […]

06/08/2019 - 12:32 pm

Ahern Japan Opens a New Branch in Osaka

A custom-built 500sqm facility has been opened to house the Osaka branch of Ahern Japan, part of the Ahern International division owned by Don Ahern. More than double the size of their original Osaka branch, that was located a few minutes’ drive away. The new facility will support the business as it grows its presence […]

24/07/2019 - 21:00 pm

Modulift ready to meet global demand

Well known for its specialist lifting equipment and modular spreader beams, the UK-based engineering company, Modulift has just moved into a new purpose-built factory as a response to global demand for its products, including the well-established Australian market. Founded by technical director, Sue Spencer in 2002 and co-owned with managing director, Sarah Spivey, the company […]

19/07/2019 - 10:05 am

Award from Bonfiglioli for the Best Thesis

Once again Bonfiglioli has reaffirmed its commitment to honour young graduates and promoters’ projects in the field of mechatronic systems as part of the Comitato Leonardo Committee – Bonfiglioli’s ninth consecutive year. In particular, as part of the initiative, the company will award the “Clementino Bonfiglioli Award” to the most innovative thesis on “The Development […]

13/07/2019 - 13:52 pm

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LHI October 2019

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