Ruthmann acquired by Time

Time Manufacturing Company (Time) has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms based in Germany. Time is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of aerial lifts primarily for the electric utility, telecommunications, infrastructure, and forestry sectors. Time goes to market via several brands, including the Versalift line of aerial lifts and digger […]

14/01/2021 - 20:33 pm

Kalmar extends terminal automation partnership with Nokia

Nokia and Kalmar will combine their communications and cargo handling technology expertise in new, joint go-to-market ventures, integrated solutions development and research collaboration. The companies will expand their ongoing collaboration to provide new solutions for ports and intermodal terminal operators, which want to automate operations and achieve greater productivity. Jochen Apel, vice president of transportation, […]

12/01/2021 - 13:05 pm

Sinoboom Australia head office opens

Following the launch of the Sinoboom Australia subsidiary in October 2020, the head office in Melbourne has now opened officially, acting as the hub for national operations. The new facility, located in the Hallam area of the city, is stocked with a full range of electric-drive scissor lifts with platform heights from 13 to 40ft […]

11/01/2021 - 18:45 pm
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LEEA recognises global achievement with its Academy Awards

Celebrating students who have achieved the highest of standards in learning and development the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)  Academey Awards for 2020 were presented during a special Zoom event on 17 December 2020. The annual Academy Awards scheme acknowledges the achievements of the Association’s global learners and is an important contributor to LEEA’s drive […]

11/01/2021 - 16:41 pm

Part of Kalmar’s Chinese crane operation to transfer to Etteplan

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, plans to transfer part of its crane engineering in China to Etteplan, a globally operating engineering company. With the planned long-term agreement Kalmar aims to improve the efficiency of its crane engineering operations in China by ensuring scalability and cost competitiveness. The parties have signed an agreement regarding the services to […]

28/12/2020 - 10:22 am

ZPMC supplies tallest cranes to Port of Oakland

Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in three giant cranes from Chinese manufacturer ZPMC for its marine terminal at Oakland (Oakland International Container Terminal – OICT). The huge container cranes are coming on a ship that is designed to accommodate these enormous workhorses of the maritime industry. Port of Oakland executive director, Danny Wan […]

28/12/2020 - 08:57 am

Overcoming communication barriers at Kito

Ryo Fukasawa, who is in charge of product assembly at Kito’s Yamanashi Main Plant, was awarded, ‘Recognising excellent effort by a disabled worker, fiscal year 2020’ by the Japan Organisation for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers. Fukasawa said, “For people with hearing loss, communication barriers are high. Our team uses […]

15/12/2020 - 20:51 pm

The Ocean Cleanup partners with MHE-Demag

The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, and Konecranes, a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, have announced that MHE-Demag is the chosen partner to design, manufacture, and service The Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptor to extract plastic from rivers before entering the ocean. This is an important step as […]

10/12/2020 - 10:59 am

Konecranes recognised for climate work

CDP has recognised Konecranes for its ambitious climate work. The company has received an A- rating in the CDP’s climate programme and a Leadership ranking (A or A-). The measurement is based on the company’s 2019 disclosure about its actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon […]

09/12/2020 - 11:12 am

Nobles and Bridon-Bekaert extend distributorship for WRI Ropes

A Noble & Son Limited (Nobles) and Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group Australia (Bridon-Bekaert) have extended their long-term national supply and distribution agreement for Nobles to market and sell Bridon and WRI branded wire ropes in Australia. Nobles has been a partner of Bridon-Bekaert since signing up three years ago and in this time Nobles has developed […]

07/12/2020 - 18:34 pm

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