Hyster appoints Pacific Islands dealer

Forklift and materials handling specialist, Hyster, is expanding its service offering – including safety training and logistical support – to more locations, with the appointment of PortxGroup as a Hyster dealer servicing the Pacific region. PortxGroup is a rapidly evolving industry provider of logistics solutions with a wealth of experience in port development projects and […]

03/10/2021 - 14:02 pm

Haulotte increases initiatives in Japan

The demand for aerial equipment is growing steadily in Japan. Haulotte’s local subsidiary has been organising multiple events and meetings to present Haulotte’s machines and range of services to the industry’s movers and shakers. At the recent New Construction Machinery Exhibition held in Osaka, Haulotte Japan took the opportunity to showcase Haulotte’s latest electric equipment: […]

03/10/2021 - 13:51 pm

Sinoboom BV signs partnership with TVH.

Parts specialist TVH has signed a partnership agreement with Sinoboom BV, the European subsidiary of China-based manufacturer of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) solutions Sinoboom. The partnership, which will enter into force as of Q4 2021, was signed by Kristof Bolle, senior VP EMEA for TVH, and Tim Whiteman, CEO of Sinoboom BV. As a […]

03/10/2021 - 13:21 pm
News  >  Training

First MEWP operating license renewals now available by VR simulation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has approved the Serious Labs, mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) virtual reality (VR) operator training simulator for renewals of its Powered Access License (PAL) Card. Serious Labs is a global leader in virtual reality (VR) heavy equipment training simulators and blended learning solutions. This is the first time that […]

03/10/2021 - 12:29 pm

Australian manufacturing recovery slows  

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) eased by 0.4 points to 51.2 in September, indicating a weaker rate of expansion across manufacturing and effectively stalling a solid period of recovery since late 2020 (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with higher results indicating a faster rate of expansion). […]

01/10/2021 - 13:30 pm

Ranger ramps-up in Queensland

Ranger Lifting has appointed industry heavyweight Liam Mccaffrey in response to growing demand for its products and services in Queensland. Ranger, a Sydney-headquartered lifting, rigging, and height safety equipment supplier, already serves the state from New South Wales, and positioning a widely respected professional closer to the point of use was a natural next step. […]

28/09/2021 - 14:22 pm

Restrictions destroying what is left of business confidence says Ai Group CEO

“The ever tightening state government Covid restrictions are strangling what is left of business confidence and are likely to push Australia back into recession,” said Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group. “With around 70% of our domestic economy subjected to a variety of draconian curfews, lockdowns, border closures, enforced business […]

16/08/2021 - 14:22 pm

Konecranes and Cargotec merger can go ahead in China

State Administration for Market Regulation has approved the merger between Konecranes and Cargotec in China. On 1 October 2020, Konecranes Plc (Konecranes) and Cargotec Corporation (Cargotec) announced that the companies had signed a combination agreement and plan to combine through a merger, subject to regulatory and other approvals (the Transaction). Konecranes and Cargotec have received […]

11/08/2021 - 19:42 pm
News  >  Training

AMGC’s Manufacturing Academy releases a ‘Rosie’ view of Australian manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has expanded its Manufacturing Academy to incorporate a new learning module titled ‘Manufacturing with Rosie”. The seven-part module provides an overview of manufacturing opportunities in Australia and details the six National Manufacturing Priorities. The self-guided ‘Manufacturing with Rosie’ modules covers the topics of the State of Australian Manufacturing, space, […]

04/08/2021 - 13:52 pm

Australian Manufacturing expands for tenth consecutive month

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) eased by 2.4 points to 60.8 in July, remaining in strong expansionary territory but indicating a slower rate of growth from June’s record expansion (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with higher results indicating a faster rate of expansion). Ai Group Chief […]

04/08/2021 - 13:03 pm

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