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Current industry news from the world of aerial work platforms

The Essex way

06. März 2021 — UK aerial lift rental company Upward Powered Access is opening a fourth location in Billericay, Essex this week to cover east of London [...]

Name the spider

05. März 2021 — UK rental company Clements Plant and Access Hire has taken a new 22m Bluelift SA22 and is looking for a name a prize for the best suggestion [...]

Demag for F.A.C

05. März 2021 — Sicilian crane rental company F.A.C has taken delivery of a new 220 tonne Demag AC 220-5 [...]

Anne James/Wickens retires

05. März 2021 — Anne Wickens/Anne James is taking early retirement and will leave Lavendon/Loxam after almost 25 years with the company. [...]

Manitou slashes debt

05. März 2021 — Telehandler and aerial lift manufacturer Manitou has published its full year financial results, which show a sharp reduction in net debt [...]

Sumitomo snaps up Aver Asia

05. März 2021 — Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation has acquired Singapore based aerial lift sales and rental company Aver Asia in an all share purchase deal. [...]

Aircraft grade decals for rental market

05. März 2021 — An aviation paint and branding company in the UK has expanded its decal, vehicle livery and instruction label division and is targeting the rental market [...]

Dan Kaplan 1942-2021

04. März 2021 — We have received the sad news of the death of rental industry veteran Dan Kaplan, who passed away last Thursday, February 28th, aged 78 [...]

Tree takes crane over

04. März 2021 — A truck crane overturned onto a house near New Orleans, Louisiana, yesterday after an outrigger punched through a concrete drive while lifting trees [...]

650 and 120 tonners for AKM

04. März 2021 — German rental company AKM Autokranvermietung has taken delivery of a new 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 and a 120t LTM 1120-4.1 [...]

20 Bravi for Nationwide

04. März 2021 — UK based rental company Nationwide Platforms has placed an initial order for 20 Bravi Leonardo HD self-propelled lifts [...]

Tahitian dealer for Haulotte

04. März 2021 — Haulotte has appointed Sopadep as its aerial lift and telehandler distributor for Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia. [...]

Impressive numbers from Ashtead

04. März 2021 — Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the USA, Canada and the UK, has published its third quarter results which disclose an impressive performance [...]

New maintenance facility for Bigge

03. März 2021 — US crane sales and rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has opened a large crane repair and maintenance centre near Houston, Texas [...]

Tadano unveils 700t AT

03. März 2021 — Tadano Japan has unveiled its 700 tonne seven axle AR-7000N-1 All Terrain crane [...]

Hybrid slab scissor

03. März 2021 — Chinese manufacturer Goman has launched a range of four dual power slab scissor lifts with working heights from eight to 16 metres. [...]

Liebherr for MacLeod

03. März 2021 — Scottish contractor MacLeod Construction has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne three axle Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1 [...]

Oil&Steel adds to team

02. März 2021 — Italian aerial lift manufacturer Oil&Steel has made two new appointments to its technical and logistic team [...]

Big JMG for Merritts

02. März 2021 — UK based heavy moving company Joseph Merritt Group has expanded its lifting fleet with a new 58 tonne all electric JMG MC 580 [...]

Boom back to black

02. März 2021 — Australian crane and access rental company Boom Logistics has reported a first half profit on lower revenues [...]

JCB vs Manitou ruling

01. März 2021 — The Paris Court of Justice has issued a further ruling on the patent infringement case brought by JCB against Manitou regarding a telehandler overload system [...]

New CEO for Hyva

01. März 2021 — Loader crane manufacturer Hyva has appointed Alex Tan as chief executive, he succeeds Marco Mazzù, who becomes chairman [...]

200t Tadano for Armstrong

01. März 2021 — Canadian crane rental company Armstrong Crane & Rigging has taken delivery of a 200 tonne Tadano ATF 200G-5 All Terrain crane [...]

Speedy updates

01. März 2021 — UK rental group Speedy has issued a trading statement and is closing its international operations. [...]

Hoist division for Speedy

01. März 2021 — UK rental group Speedy has opened a specialist hoist division with a £1.5 million investment in Geda rack & pinion hoists [...]