Faster Enterprise signs distribution agreement with Sinoboom

Bangkok-based MEWP rental specialists, Faster Enterprise,  has signed an agreement with for exclusive distribution of Sinoboom equipment across Thailand. The agreement was signed on behalf of Sinoboom by Dawei He, overseas sales and marketing director, and by Worapat Luewittayanunt, general manager, on behalf of Faster Enterprise. Sinoboom and Faster Enterprise formally commenced cooperation in 2021, […]

16/08/2023 - 12:19 pm

Patent for Dica ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks

Dica, known for its outrigger pads, has received a patent for its ProStack Slot Lock Interlocking Cribbing Blocks. Issued in late 2022, the patent (US Patent 11,479,939), is for the slot and flange interlocking system. Each block has a flat lower surface with downward extending lips positioned at opposing ends of the lower surface. When […]

08/08/2023 - 07:21 am

Sinoboom appoints business development director for Brazil

Chinese access platform manufacturer, Sinoboom has appointed Marcelo Yamane as business development director for Sinoboom Brazil. Yamane is an expert with more than 30 years’ sales and operations experience in the access and construction equipment sector. In this newly created role, Yamane has responsibility for regional team building, the formulation and implementation of regional strategies […]

03/08/2023 - 10:34 am

Yeong Shin becomes Modulift’s official distributor in Taiwan

Continued growth in the Asian market has led below-the-hook lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift to appoint Yeong Shin as their stock-holding partner in Taiwan. The strategic alliance between Modulift and Yeong Shin marks a significant milestone for both companies as they meet the growing demand for readily available DNV Type Approved Spreader Beams in Taiwan. Yeong […]

02/08/2023 - 12:56 pm

Hybrid straddle carriers boost Patrick Terminals sustainability

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply a total of ten new Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to Patrick Terminals in Melbourne. The significant order was booked in Cargotec’s 2023 Q3 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to be completed during Q1 of 2024. Patrick Terminals is Australia’s leading container terminal operator, handling over three […]

27/07/2023 - 08:32 am
News  >  Research

Accident reporting for EWPs rise but deaths fall

Despite reports increasing over the past year, the fatality rates of the leading types of accidents have declined – an encouraging sign that collective action across the powered access industry to tackle key underlying causes of accidents is starting to take effect, according to the latest report from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) based […]

17/07/2023 - 14:43 pm

Changes at the top at Konecranes

Topi Tiitola, senior vice president of Integration and Project Management, has decided to leave Konecranes to pursue other opportunities. He stepped down from Konecranes Leadership Team on 14 July  2023, but will continue to be employed by Konecranes until 14 January  2024, ensuring smooth handover of his duties. “I want to thank Topi Tiitola for […]

17/07/2023 - 14:35 pm

New SA head – Estha van der Linden – at Ai Group

The national employer association Ai Group has appointed Estha van der Linden as the new head of its operations in South Australia. “Estha brings a wealth of experience to her new role with over 20 years working for industry associations and representing South Australian businesses across many industries including mining, manufacturing, health and retail,” Innes […]

13/07/2023 - 07:27 am

Contractionary conditions continue  

The Ai Group Australian Industry Index fell in June 2023, losing 1.1 points to -11.9 points (seasonally adjusted). This indicates contractionary conditions. The index has been in contraction for the last fourteen months. The contraction indicated by the Ai Group Australian Industry Index continued in June. The index has indicated contracting conditions for fourteen months […]

05/07/2023 - 11:30 am

Ausa signs with Yuasa

Ausa, the manufacturer of compact all-terrain industrial vehicles, has signed an agreement with Yuasa, a renowned supplier of construction machinery in Japan with over 350 years of history. The agreement, which was signed last March, includes the exclusive import and distribution of dumper, rough terrain forklift and telehandler ranges throughout Japan. “Fulfilling our strategic plan […]

03/07/2023 - 14:29 pm

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