Finning International Inc, the Vancouver based parent of UK hirer, Hewden, has announced its best quarterly profit ever and confirmed a number UK senior management changes.
The world’s largest crane hirer, Maxim Crane, currently in chapter 11, has gained approval for its plan of reorganisation and managed to put a halt to the marketing programme that was ordered by the judge on October 14th.
Over 700 delegates from Manitou dealers and affiliates around the world attended a two day celebration this week of the production of the companies 200,000th rough terrain forklift.
DSM demolition contractors of Birmingham,UK, have taken delivery of the first Terex A600C telescopic boom crawler crane in the UK.
Snorkel has appointed a new company within the Milcon group of Holland as its distributor, primarily for the Netherlands, but also for a number of other markets.
For the German readers among you, or those who like to look at pictures of German cranes and platforms, The latest Kran&Bühne is now on line and available to download.
NOTE: The World Wide Auction advertised in the back has been postponed.
A 210ft (70 metre) dock crane collapsed yesterday onto the deck of HMS Invincible in Portsmouth naval base. The load that broke the crane? A Mobile Elevating Work Platform!
Over 200 delegates attended the first Aerial Platform Safety Conference
Last week in Dallas, Texas organized by AWPT inc the American affiliate of IPAF.
Access industry veteran Steve Moody has established a new sales business , Safe 2 Reach Limited. The new company, which is based in the Midlands area will offer products from all major European and US suppliers throughout the UK.
Manitou celebrated the production of its 200,000th machine today with a world wide dealer meeting at which it announced a new Manitou logo and set ambitious targets for expansion.
The Election for the new president of the USA is over and life returns to normal, but first of all the posters and hoardings must come down, one British company provided some virtual help.
The Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged today at 4.75 percent
The Cranes&Access and Kran&Bühne editorial calendars are now on line and integrated into the updated media kit. Click on the media kit logo to your right.
Maxim, the world's largest crane hire company, has said that it is back on track to complete its pre-negotiated reorganisation plan by the end of 2004.
Sir Anthony Bamford is to stand down as the managing director of JCB the market leading telehandler manufacturer
Businessman Lord Hanson, one of the founders of the Hanson plc the company that owned Cranes and access manufacturer Grove manufacturing company during the late 1980’s and early 90’s has died at 82 after a long battle with cancer.
The successful settlement of a legal suit by Yanmar against a company importing grey market Yanmar tractors into the USA might have implications for grey market Crane and aerial lift imports into Europe?
We have just had confirmation that Malcolm Cardy, the ex European Divisional manager of Genie Industries and its longest serving European employee has now officially departed the business.
October saw this web site www.vertikal.net, achieve a record 300,000 "Hits" in a single month, while the number of visitors exceeded 10,500!
The latest cranes &Access is now available to download or to read on line. This month’s issue features crawler cranes, electric booms, news and views and much more.
To take a look simply click on the front page to your right.
The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has published an eight page guidance document covering alternatives to Stepladders for working at height, in preparation for the implementation of the Temporary work at height directive in the UK
A review of the SAIE 40th anniversary show in Bologna, following on from our printed reviews in the latest Cranes&Access and Kran&Bühne.
Manitowoc has announced that crane sales for the nine months to the end of September rose by 25 percent to $890 million. Profits for the crane group jumped by 48 percent in the same period.
The Terex group has reported a 38 percent jump in sales revenues for the third quarter 2004 compared with the same period in 2003. Crane sales rose 15 percent While Genie aerials revenues jumped 56 percent.