Sinoboom extends partnership with Discover Battery

Access equipment manufacturer Sinoboom has extended its partnership with Discover Battery to supply its range of boom, scissor and vertical lifts with Discover’s non-spillable Dry Cell AGM batteries as standard. Discover has been supplying batteries for Sinoboom’s platforms within Asia since 2018, however, following the recent launch of Sinoboom’s subsidiaries in Europe, North America and […]

30/03/2021 - 16:40 pm

Second JLG scissor lift joins Kennards Hire Museum

It’s over seven decades since Kennards Hire founder, Walter Kennard, started the company after hiring out his cement mixer. A lot of growth and change has happened at Kennards since then, as well as throughout the broader hire and rental industry. The Kennards Hire Museum in Artarmon, Sydney, captures much of the industry progression, especially […]

08/03/2021 - 20:50 pm

The Crosby Group and Verton collaborate

The Crosby Group, has completed a significant investment in Australia-based Verton Technologies (Verton).  Verton has developed and commercialised disruptive advancements in load orientation technology that remove the need for human held tag lines in lifting applications.  These innovations play a critical role in improving the safety and productivity of global lifting operations. The Crosby Group […]

11/02/2021 - 19:08 pm

Kito PWB winds down chain manufacture

Kito PWB is engaged in two distinct activities in Australia; marketing and distribution of the range of Kito Hoists, as well as manufacturing and marketing of PWB chain products. After leading chain manufacturing in Australia for almost 100 years, the company has recently experiencd a significant reduction in production activity within the chain manufacturing department. […]

05/02/2021 - 14:05 pm

UN Forklift to build machines for Hyundai

UN Forklift and Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) have officially signed an OEM Project contract at the UN factory located in Hangzhou, China. The contract agrees that the Chinese manufacturer will produce diesel and electric forklifts for, Korean company, HCE. The contract was signed by UN president, Wu Jinxian and HCE’s president Kim Sangwung. It was […]

05/02/2021 - 12:55 pm

The Crosby Group supports team in getting vaccinated

The Crosby Group’s Vaccine Support Programme allows for team members to take time away from work to get vaccinated against Covid-19 without impacting their paychecks. Available to all employees globally, the programme provides team members with four additional hours of sick leave, paid time off, or equivalent to offset any work time missed after completion […]

27/01/2021 - 15:20 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

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

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

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