Report shows China’s factory activity is stabilising

According to a recent report, China’s manufacturing output in March rebounded from the previous month’s record low. The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private manufacturers, moved into positive territory last month. The PMI is a diffusion index incorporating survey results conducted on manufacturing firms throughout the country. The modest, […]

09/04/2020 - 12:14 pm
Lift & Hoist Australasia

Dingli’s 22m RT scissor gets an upgrade

Elevated work platform manufacturer Zhejiang Dingli Machinery Co., Ltd. has made an addition to its JCPT2223RTB model launched in October of last year. The new JCPT2223DC, includes all of the features of the RTB with the exception of a 620Ah lead acid battery which offers more than eight hours working time at full power. The […]

09/04/2020 - 00:37 am

Australian glass supplier receives customised Konecrane CXT

Konecranes has supplied Australia’s largest glass supplier Viridian, with a modified 5t CXT crane to handle operations at its glass trading centre. The CXT range of wire rope hoist cranes come in two pre-designed packages and are designed for industrial workplaces where a lifting capacity of up to 80 tons is required. The Viridian Trade […]

08/04/2020 - 10:28 am

Staxx Bounces Back

Most Chinese forklift factories are back in production after shutting down, following China’s measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. “The Staxx factory has been back to normal production capacity since March,” said Thomas Wang, export director of Ningbo Staxx Material Handling Equipment. “Workers are still following government instructions, wearing masks, undertaking daily disinfection, and having […]

03/04/2020 - 18:34 pm

Australian PCI: Construction index falls to lowest level since 2013

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) fell by 4.8 points to 37.9 in March, delivering the lowest monthly result since May 2013.  Readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the decrease.  March marked a 19th consecutive month of contraction. […]

03/04/2020 - 17:14 pm

BYD and Toyota joint venture in battery electric vehicle R&D

BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have announced that since they signing an agreement to establish of a joint venture company to conduct research and development into battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on 7 November 2019 the registration of the new company has been completed. Operations are scheduled to commence in May 2020. […]

02/04/2020 - 15:18 pm

Palazzani takes measures to protect staff

Palazzani Industrie SpA is safeguarding its employees’ health during the COVID-19 crisis by taking preventative measures and implementing smart working practices. The company says that during the difficult situation relating to the spread of Covid-19, it would like to confirm that Palazzani Industrie SpA has immediately reorganised and adapted all the safety protocols according to […]

01/04/2020 - 14:42 pm

TVH Sydney has relocated

TVH Sydney, TVH Australia’s newest branch has now relocated to its new Home at Unit 4, 463 Victoria Street, Wetherill Park. TVH has made the move to a purpose-built brand-new building as part of an overall growth plan to ensure that its market is well-serviced into the future. The new Sydney building will be the […]

31/03/2020 - 21:14 pm

Kito Group responds to COVID-19

The Kito Group, in all its offices and plants worldwide, is doing its best to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection under the guidelines of the respective local governments, putting top priority on the health and safety of customers, business partners, employees and their families. Kito’s major production plants in Japan, the United States and […]

31/03/2020 - 13:41 pm

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