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Current industry news from the world of aerial work platforms

New GM for Straightpoint

30. März 2020 — US rigging equipment manufacturer Crosby has appointed Thomas Dietvorst as general manager of its Straightpoint division. [...]

First hybrid straddle carrier for Japan

30. März 2020 — Japanese terminal operator Tokuyama has ordered the country’s first hybrid Kalmar straddle carrier [...]

Platform Controls for Africa

30. März 2020 — UK control box manufacturer and replacement parts supplier Platform Controls has appointed a distributor for Africa. [...]

Working over the road

27. März 2020 — Spotted in Shropshire yesterday, two men using a van mount to work on a pole [...]

Liebherr to shut Ehingen

27. März 2020 — Liebherr close its Ehingen Mobile crane plant for two weeks due to supply chain issues [...]

16 Terex towers for Cropac

27. März 2020 — Canadian crane dealer Cropac Equipment has ordered 16 new Terex tower cranes [...]

Antonio Agosta 1937-2020

26. März 2020 — We have received the sad news that Antonio Agosta of Italian scaffold & ladder manufacturer Svelt has died [...]

New Russian dealer for Bronto

26. März 2020 — Bronto Skylift has appointed Prioritet as a distributor for its fire fighting lifts in Russia [...]

A tree takes another crane

26. März 2020 — A truck crane overturned yesterday while removing tree limbs in Woburn, Massachusetts [...]

UK issues guidance on going to work

25. März 2020 — The UK government has issued further guidance on the rules around workplaces and sites [...]

MD change at Nationwide Platforms

25. März 2020 — Don Kenny has replaced Colin Hotchkiss as MD of UK based Nationwide Platforms [...]

PB adds to sales network

25. März 2020 — Aerial work platform manufacturer PB Liftechnik has added to its field sales team [...]

CTE for electrical contractor

25. März 2020 — German electrical contractor Elektrik Vacha has taken a CTE Zed 20 HV truck mount [...]

New APEX dates confirmed

24. März 2020 — Aerial work platform exhibition APEX has postponed the event until the 8th -10th of September. [...]

Klaas for Ellis

24. März 2020 — UK based Ellis Crane Hire has taken a Klaas K1003RSX aluminium truck crane [...]

Update on plant closures

24. März 2020 — JLG, ATN and Kiloutou are among the latest companies to announce closures due to Covid-19 [...]

Another crane fire

24. März 2020 — A crane fire near Mornington, Victoria Australia stopped train services last week [...]

Nors acquires Stongco

23. März 2020 — Portuguese distribution group Nors has acquired Canadian crane and equipment distributor Strongco [...]

Alessandro Fagioli 1938-2020

23. März 2020 — We have received the sad news that Alessandro Fagioli, president of Italian heavy lift and transport Fagioli passed away [...]

First US GMK 5250XL for Maxim

23. März 2020 — US based Maxim Crane Works has purchased the first 250t Grove GMK5250XL-1 in North America [...]

Management and branding changes at Cramo

23. März 2020 — Cramo has a new CEO and CFO, and a new Boels-Cramo strategy revealed [...]

Business as usual – almost

21. März 2020 — While the Corona virus outbreak has caused massive disruption, companies are largely managing to cope UPDATED [...]

Why bother unloading?

20. März 2020 — Spotted in Liverpool today a crew using a self-propelled boom lift without unloading it [...]

Alimak names new CEO

20. März 2020 — Swedish based mast climber and hoist manufacturer Alimak has appointed Ole Kristian Jødahl as group chief executive [...]

Six RTGs for Tanzania

20. März 2020 — Tanzania Ports Authority has ordered six Kalmar rubber tyred gantry cranes [...]