European Commission conditionally approves Cargotec/Konecranes merger

The European Commission has conditionally approved the planned merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. The approval, which follows the Commission’s extensive investigation and widespread consultation with market participants across Europe, is conditional on the divestment of Konecranes’ Lift Truck business and Cargotec’s Kalmar Automation Solutions.  Konecranes’ Lift Truck business includes its business for the manufacturing and […]

25/02/2022 - 13:23 pm

Dimos opens  branch office in Dubai

Dimos Maschinenbau GmbH, a manufacturer of warehouse and industrial trucks as well as system supplier for the air cargo sector, is establishing a branch office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With this move, the family business based in Peterberg, Germany, is strengthening its local customer and project support and taking a big step towards internationalisation. […]

21/02/2022 - 15:33 pm

Haulotte adds two new African distributors

Centrocar, a multinational company dedicated to construction equipment and services, has been named as Haulotte’s new distributor in Angola and Mozambique.  The Haulotte Africa subsidiary relies on a network of 14 distributors on the African continent. Haulotte has signed a distribution contract with Centrocar Angola and Centrocar Mozambique to meet the steadily increasing demand for […]

15/02/2022 - 12:40 pm

Welgro to distribute Verton in South Africa

Verton has appointed Welgro as its first distributor in South Africa. The partnership means that Welgro’s clients will be able to safely improve their productivity and bottom line by using Verton’s remote-controlled load-management system. Welgro was founded in 1986 and specialises in supporting large Tier 1 companies in the mining, engineering, industrial and agricultural sectors. […]

15/02/2022 - 11:39 am

Cargotec and Konecranes provide an update on planned merger

Cargotec and Konecranes have continued their dialogue and cooperation with relevant competition authorities to find satisfactory ways to mitigate concerns raised by the competition authorities to secure approvals to complete the merger of Cargotec and Konecranes. Based on ongoing dialogue with the authorities the remedy requirements are more complex than expected. Cargotec and Konecranes have […]

14/02/2022 - 08:06 am

SpanSet Axzion champions safety with Verton

The safety and efficiency of wind turbines and construction projects are in the spotlight with the announcement of a partnership between Verton and SpanSet Axzion GmbH. SpanSet Axzion will be Australian company, Verton’s distributor in Germany. SpanSet Axzion GmbH is part of the international SpanSet Group, supplying individual custom-made products and unique solutions for the […]

14/02/2022 - 07:52 am

Sinoboom BV and Trackunit sign MoU for telematics

Sinoboom BV, the European subsidiary of the Chinese MEWP manufacturing specialist, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trackunit confirming the telematics solutions specialist as preferred partner in the design, installation and delivery of these data services for Sinoboom equipment. Sinoboom BV and Trackunit have collaborated closely to create the specially customised solution with […]

11/02/2022 - 15:36 pm

Haulotte Iberica strengthens ties with Elevarte

Supporting its partners to provide the best customer experience is an important part of Haulotte Iberica’s service. The subsidiary has concluded an agreement with Elevarte, a Spanish rental company based in Madrid, for an enhanced cooperation over maintenance work, equipment upgrade, genuine spare parts use, and continuous training. According to Tomás Javier Moreno, commercial department […]

09/02/2022 - 11:17 am

Joint efforts for prolonged battery life

JT Energy Systems, the joint venture between Jungheinrich and Triathlon Batterien GmbH, has acquired a stake in the Dresden-based AI company and battery specialist NOVUM. As part of their close technological cooperation, the partners are jointly extending the service life of lithium-ion batteries. The use of AI-based analysis tools makes used vehicle batteries fit for […]

04/02/2022 - 18:03 pm

JLG establishes developmental partnership with RE2 Robotics

With the intention of advancing the integration of robotics with access equipment, JLG Industries has entered a developmental partnership with RE2 Robotics, a leading developer of intelligent robotic mobile manipulation systems. The collaboration aims to deliver improved operator safety and enhanced productivity on job sites. “Robotic technologies have long been used in a variety of […]

02/02/2022 - 17:22 pm

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