Accelerate the brake business

Joel Cox president of Pintsch Bubenzer talks to Maria Hadlow about his passion for the industry and excitement about progressing the braking technology and the business. Joel Cox president of Pintsch Bubenzer USA could be said to have cranes in his bloodline – his grandfather was a crane operator, his father was heavily involved in […]

13/04/2021 - 14:27 pm

Along came the spiders

After years of being niche products, tracked booms have gone mainstream. Dan Jenkins looks at some of the current drivers for adoption and product development trends. The tracked boom has become an integral part of access rental fleets, thanks to its unique, problem-solving properties. Low ground pressure, a compact frame, and impressive working envelopes make […]

18/01/2021 - 22:01 pm

A light touch

Maria Hadlow talks to some of the manufacturers of lightweight and mobile crane systems about how these flexible liftng solutions are delivering real benefits in testing times.   Nothing focuses the mind quite like a global pandemic and many companies have realised quite how vital it is to be flexible in their manufacturing facilities, warehousing, […]

24/11/2020 - 14:47 pm

Getting rental right

Rental accounts for around four in every five aerial lift sales worldwide. Dan Jenkins examines how equipment manufacturers are addressing such an important market – and explores how rental companies are adapting their fleet mix to meet changing customer needs. Globally, the MEWP rental fleet hit a major milestone last year when it reached 1.5 […]

10/11/2020 - 14:49 pm

From garage to global force – JCB marks 75 years in business

JCB was founded on 23 October 1945 by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford in a tiny lock-up garage in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter in the UK. It was the same day as his son Anthony, now Lord Bamford, was born and as Joseph Bamford remarked “being presented with a son tended to concentrate […]

27/10/2020 - 13:50 pm

Product Innovation is the key to Modulift’s continued success

Even during these challenging times Modulift has been experiencing sucesses – in particular with  two products: the Modulift Trunnion Spreader Beam and the Modulift Active Link.  While both products have been a success since their respective launches, Modulift has seen a substantial growth in sales this year as the global lifting industry continues to demand […]

15/09/2020 - 13:13 pm

Porta Gantries provide portable solution to falls from height risk

When the UK’s Health and Safety Exeutive (HSE) released its latest fatal accident figures in July, falls from height were once again the single biggest cause of workplace deaths in the UK (up 4% at 29%), and accounted for 8% of all workplace injuries. What is significant in these figures isn’t the headline numbers though […]

14/09/2020 - 18:31 pm

Elevating service performance 

A forklift truck is a vital tool, and significant investment, that should be regularly maintained and productively managed across the whole life of a truck. Ross Farquhar, Strategic Planning Manager at Rushlift asks how many businesses fall short? How important to your business is your forklift truck fleet? Across a broad swathe of industrial and […]

01/09/2020 - 12:15 pm

Add your voice to the sound of the crowd

On 9 July 2020, in a united call to action, the world’s lifting community is invited to come together to celebrate our industry for Global Lifting Awareness Day #GLAD2020. Spearheaded by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), Lift & Hoist International (LHI) and Public Relations consultancy Bridger Howes, the #GLAD2020 initiative is designed to raise […]

07/07/2020 - 13:55 pm

New Issue

LHI May 2021 – The Leadership Issue

In this month's issue