Harnessing the storm

Embracing environmental issues and modern technology, Richard Crake, chairman and managing director of Pacific Hoists talks to Maria Hadlow about what can be achieved when you turn challenges to your advantage. Few companies have the facility to invest during a crisis, even fewer have the nerve, but that is just what Pacific Hoists has done, […]

20/06/2023 - 17:00 pm

IPAF Rental+ quality scheme launches in Middle East

Rental companies looking to market quality service and safety to contractors in major construction, infrastructure, aviation and oil and gas across the Middle East introduced to the IPAF Rental+ scheme with a special presentation in Dubai. Equipment rental companies looking to market quality service, professionalism, and safety to contractors working in major construction, infrastructure, aviation, […]

28/02/2023 - 16:59 pm

A very good year?

After a global pandemic and supply chain volatility, what does 2023 hold for the MEWP industry? Dan Jenkins talks to manufacturers full of optimism for the coming months. Despite some strong headwinds, MEWP manufacturers still grew sales in 2022 and are gearing up for more growth this year. So, what is driving their predictions and […]

31/01/2023 - 14:15 pm

Land of Promise

MEWPs have been an integral part of the Middle East construction boom for decades. But beyond the building site, how else are MEWPs being deployed in this region? Dan Jenkins finds out. Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) have helped shape new cityscapes across the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates […]

06/12/2022 - 15:05 pm

Rise of foundationless jibs

As part of ongoing outreach campaigns, the Rockford, Illinois, US-based manufacturer of lifting and other material handling equipment has produced a white paper, titled ‘Foundationless Jibs Enjoy Popularity Rise’, outlining how the technology proves its worth in the 1USt capacity range across a multitude of applications. There was a time when the mention of a […]

20/10/2022 - 16:11 pm

New cranes and existing docks

Terminal operators and owners are increasingly looking to increase the size of their quayside container cranes, which presents a series of challenges that must be overcome, such as coping with increased wheel loads, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer, Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A).   Since its inception, the progress of the container crane industry […]

15/05/2022 - 14:16 pm

BrightEYE helps businesses see the way to material handling efficiency  

VisionNav Robotic’s BrightEYE system is helping to bring efficiency and significant safety gains at sites where driverless forklifts are deployed. But what is BrightEYE and how does it work? Here are 10 frequently asked questions about this revolutionary intralogistics technology.    In simple terms, what is the BrightEYE System and how does it work? The […]

01/05/2022 - 10:08 am

A Lifting Legacy

The Crosby Group’s Cor de Kruijf changed the way lifting clamps are used forever – but it was a team effort, he insists.   Cor de Kruijf, also known as Mr IP, recently retired after more than four decades in the industry, the majority of which was spent at The Crosby Group. His legacy is […]

01/02/2022 - 11:44 am

Charging ahead

With more and more forklift truck users opting for electric-power over IC-engine driven machines when the time comes to replace or upgrade their materials handling equipment fleet, the coming years are expected to bring a clear shift away from diesel and LPG towards electric forklifts. Indeed, Toyota Material Handling expect the UK market for electric […]

01/12/2021 - 16:58 pm

Five things to look for in an MEWP Thorough Examination

Most operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are mindful of their responsibilities in arranging regular safety inspections. But far fewer are aware that many inspection providers use a generic checklist which fails to inspect components specific to MEWPs – potentially putting an employer on the wrong side of the law. Here’s why. The law […]

20/11/2021 - 16:22 pm

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