Leen Stehouwer has purchased Mark van Oosten’s 50% holding in scissor lift producer Omega lift, giving him 100% of the company.
Tutt Bryant group, owner of Tutt Bryant crane hire, has been successfully admitted to the Australian stock market.
Kobelco cranes sold 230 crawler cranes in the first half of 2005 an increase of 60 units (35%) compared to 2004. Revenues declined though by 4.6%.
A Barnsley (UK) company has been fined £14,000 plus £6,000 costs after an employee was injured in a 5 metre fall.
Jacques Catinot, who has headed Genie Europe over the past few years is said to be departing to set up a rental business.
Versalift has won a two year extension to its supply agreement with British telecoms company BT, for van mounted aerial lifts.
Ashtead has released its interim results for the half year to the 31 October 2005. profit after tax jumped by 220%
A.M.P. Access Ltd has opened a new depot in Gloucester.
Grove is launching a new 80 tonne four axle All-Terrain crane in January. The GMK4080-1 will boast a new six section 51m boom and replaces the GMK4075-1.
Terex has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Marine corps, to supply up to 130 Special All Terrain cranes based on its 50 tonne AC50-1.
New Zealand Crane Hire is preparing for a major expansion fuelled by a nz$13 (£5/$8.9) million investment from two AMP Private Capital funds
Last week a platform operator was tipped out of the basket of his aerial lift, due to bad practice. The good news is, he was wearing a harness and it saved his life; the whole ugly thing was caught on camera.
Manitowoc has signed a three year, debtors securitisation funding, to provide up to $60 million of low cost funds.
Independent Parts and Service (IPS) has launched its new website, which includes the ability to order parts on-line.
The November/December issue of Cranes&Access is now on line and available to read on line or download. This issue is packed with news views and information.
Ikusi, the Spanish based manufacturer of remote controllers and other electronics products has been awarded the Principe Felipe prize.
Palfinger has launched a new compact radio remote control system for its loader cranes.
UpRight is planning to formally withdraw from the boom market, as soon as existing orders are completed.
The UK duty on “rebated” red diesel was increased by 23.4% from midnight yesterday. Cranes might be allowed to continue to use red diesel though after 2006, work platforms will almost certainly not.
The Manitowoc group has signed an agreement for Arcomet to take over the distribution of Potain tower cranes in the UK.
TH White has sold the first 20m Palfinger PA20 truck mounted lift in UK to Swindells roofing.
Haulotte are once again entering the Dakar Rally, but this year with a more substantial team, comprising three vehicles.
Panther Platform rentals has air lifted three aerial lifts to the Dominincan Republic to help rescue a stranded Boeing 767.
Readership of Vertikal.net continues to rise, reaching 23,890 visitors in November.