The strange case of the ubiquitous Cinderella

The nature of the lifting industry is that it is actually a collection of a wide range of specialist industries which coalesce around the single act of fighting gravity. Designers, manufacturers, inspectors, fitters, engineers; the list of front line occupations in our industry goes on and on. Before you even think of the numerous support […]

10/06/2020 - 21:04 pm

Embrace the Reset

The world will never be the same again, says David Ayling, managing director at Wheatstone Projects, which might not be a bad thing. I was embarrassed to check my LinkedIn account the other week to find a number of messages from friends and business associates in China, asking about my welfare as the coronavirus started […]

06/05/2020 - 20:20 pm

Boxing clever

Ross Moloney CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineeris Association (LEEA) recommends being light on your feet and adapting plans quickly when circumstances change. What a surprise to be asked to write something about leadership.  This either means that I’m doing something right, or instead something very wrong, and there’s a hint of irony in the […]

06/05/2020 - 20:07 pm

CEO of the UK Warehousing Association comments on UK General Election result

Peter Ward, the CEO of the UK Warehousing Association has made some observations following the result of the UK General Election result “The Conservative Party’s overwhelming victory in last week’s General Election will finally break the Parliamentary gridlock that has frustrated the business community for over three years and the return of a high degree […]

19/12/2019 - 13:17 pm

Manufacturing, Straight-Up

In the first of a two-part series, Jon Backes, vice president customer experience at The Crosby Group, explains why end users should appeal for greater transparency of manufacturing supply chains. I recently found myself in need of a mini fridge. As most people in an e-commerce dominated world do, I began my search on Amazon. […]

03/12/2019 - 15:38 pm

Greater awareness needed on one trip slings

A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety in the construction, timber and steel sectors as well as in ports and docks, warns Dave Cormack, board member of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The term ‘One Trip Sling’ is given to a sling that has been designed […]

03/12/2019 - 15:34 pm

Welcome innovation  

Ross Moloney CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) looks at the role that technological innovation is having on the future of the lifting industry.   Our industry tends to fly under the radar but it has been around for thousands of years. Much of what the lifting equipment industry does has not changed […]

22/10/2019 - 13:11 pm

Shoeing an Eight-Legged Horse

The bigger machines get, the more important their components become, and manufacturers have got to keep up. Here’s how, according to Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA. The lifting industry is obsessed with capacity and scale. I get it because I am too. It’s truly incredible to consider that a big all-terrain crane now […]

22/10/2019 - 13:07 pm

New Issue

LHI October 2020

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