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Hydro projects get a lift
18 September, 2014
Cranes and hoists are playing a large role at a number of dams and hydro projects worldwide. Carrieann Stocks looks at a series of projects around the world.
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Something for everyone 10 September, 2014 The Imal-Pal Group is a versatile supplier of components and engineering for the complete panel line, with an extensive reference list in a growing number of applications, from panels to pallets; and pellets. Mike Botting visited Imal’s Modena headquarters.
A better show 10 September, 2014 This year’s Xylexpo exhibition in Milan saw the return of some important exhibitors, which may just have brought the whole show back from the brink, reports Mike Botting, who attended Fiera Milano-Rho in May.
Rigid and flexible, light and heavy 28 August, 2014 This summer, TII’s Scheuerle division invited press and clients to the handover of its biggest ever bridge girder, the STB 550, to the UK’s Collett Transport. Will North spoke to TII Sales president Bernd Schwengsbier about the company’s record of innovation.David Collett explains why his company chose the STB550, and we look at it’s first job.
The impact factor 27 August, 2014 Goldhofer’s Innovation Days customer event this year gave the company a chance to show off new products, including a new 60t SPMT, a transporter with an expanding wheel base, a new axle system for its semi-trailers, and the firth of its Faktor 5 bridge girders. Will North reports from the event.
Grasping the opportunity 23 July, 2014 The US has committed to significant investment into its network of ports in a bid to increase capacity, improve business and create growth. We look at some of the latest developments in this ever-changing field.
Supply chain spotlight 23 July, 2014 Welcome to your regular look at the latest developments across the supply chain.
Competing on the global stage 26 June, 2014 At this year’s ConExpo, Will North spoke to senior staff of crane manufacturers around the world, about the market for their products, and their strategy for the coming year. From Terex, Manitowoc and Link-Belt in the US, via Liebherr in Europe, to Zoomlion in China and Tadano in Japan, all our looking to increase the global spread of their sales, and often production, as individual regional markets remain unreliable.
Under the Sennebogen pyramid 26 June, 2014 The German crane manufacturer Sennebogen has over 60 years worth of experience in the industry. Recently, it opened a new training facility in Staubing, Germany. Zak Garner-Purkis went to the launch of the new company’s new centre to hear about Sennebogen’s plans for the future.
Challenge and opportunity 04 June, 2014 Asia has proved to be a tough market for US manufacturers in recent years, but a closer look at some of key factors influencing business across this vast region indicates that business could soon be on the up.
Stepping up a gear? 04 June, 2014 The North American automotive sector is starting to pick up following a sluggish winter, but is this a temporary respite or a sign of things to come?
Look east for the future 15 May, 2014 This year’s survey, of existing capacities in 2013, and future planned capacity, shows some interesting trends. Western Europe at last has two new mills planned (one definite), but eastern Europe is forging ahead in total volume to a very big lead by 2017. Mike Botting summarises his findings.
Cranking up the action 15 May, 2014 With the US housing market recovery standing on more solid ground during the second part of 2013, the major producers have cranked up the action in this past year, with several long-curtailed mills now ramping up production, and one important merger nearing completion.

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