S. C. Bhatia, Managing Director, Safex Electromech.Hoist Magazine talks to S. C. Bhatia, Managing Director of Safex Electromech about the opportunities and challenges facing the Asian crane industry.
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Learning to do business in the new Europe
Faced with the ongoing eurozone crisis, crane manufacturers are quickly coming to terms with an uncertain, unpredictable, and often volatile market coupled with the specter of shrinking profit margins. Hoist looks at how manufacturers are coming to terms with doing business in the new Europe.
Zoomlion builds bridges
One of the world’s largest cranes, the Zoomlion D5200 tower crane, has been used for the second time, for the construction of the Yingwuzhou River Bridge in Wuhan, China. The bridge over the river Yangtze has a total length of 7.8km.
Tackling wear inside cyclones
Kingfisher Industrial of the UK has provided a long-term ceramic wear-resistant lining solution to a German oem maker of drying cyclones used by specialist producers of particleboard, OSB and MDF.
Bogie inspection & manipulation
Lloyds Somers, a business specializing in the design and supply of handling and manipulation equipment to the rail industry, has developed its range of Bogie Rotators to accommodate the full fleet of bogies in use throughout the French Rail Network, writes Kizzi Nkwocha.
China and Indonesia: The twin dragons of the Southeast Asia crane industry
The Asia-Pacific region has become the largest cranes, lifting and handling equipment market in the world. Hoist editor Kizzi Nkwocha takes a look at the countries in southeast Asia fuelling growth in the region and examines the rise, fall and possible rise again of the crane and handling industry in India.
Lifting the world’s most powerful gas turbine
In January, global spreader beam manufacturer, Modulift, designed and built spreaders to lift the world’s most powerful gas turbine. Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, installed the gas turbine onto the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcocks Rosyyth Shipyard in Scotland.
Leg up for a big lift
The temporary support structure played a critical role in replacing a 195 tonne crane at an active nuclear power plant.
Tomlesdrev plans second particleboard plant
Tomlesdrev, with one of Russia’s largest wood processing plants, plans to start construction of a second plant for the production of particleboard in early 2013, according to Anton Nachkebia, chairman of the company, reports WBPI’s Russian correspondent, Eugene Gerden.
Future proofing at Egger
Since its major investment in a new particleboard line in Hexham in 2007, Egger UK has continued to put considerable sums of money into upgrading and ‘future-proofing’ all its UK operations. Mike Botting paid a visit to Hexham.
Business as usual
Progressive Solutions changed hands twice last year but its flagship product, bisTrack, is still in safe hands. Robin Meade reports
A crane for crane lifts
At Zhangzhou, in China, heavy lift specialist Huisman is putting in place the facilities it needs to assemble some of the world's biggest offshore cranes. That included having a barge crane install a quayside crane, which will itself be used for offshore crane installations.
Timber shows its colours
Timber products and building solutions will be out in force at this year’s Ecobuild. Keren Fallwell reports