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

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

Haulotte to open a new plant in China

The Chinese MEWP (EWP) industry has dramatically increased over the last decade with a planned five year-cagr (compound annual growth rate) pace around 35%. Haulotte established its first office in China 15 years ago to focus on selling equipment. Not long after, the Haulotte Group built a dedicated manufacturing facility to serve the country and […]

04/12/2020 - 10:02 am

Eilbeck Crane celebrates its 10,000th built crane

Eilbeck Cranes, a leading crane builder in Australia, has installed its 10,000th crane. Eilbeck’s – currently under construction – heavy machining factory houses the massive 100t crane. This machine shop will have machines capable of handling up to 80t of material, making it the highest capacity facility in Australia. Eilbeck Cranes manufactures locally in Queensland, […]

26/11/2020 - 16:28 pm

Global Gravity and Verton become partners in offshore safety

Two international innovators in heavy lifting are joining forces to improve safety on offshore platforms. Global Gravity has engaged Verton to be the agent in Australia for its world-first TTRS, Tubular Transport Running System – TubeLock. This all-in-one pipe handling system allows all loading and preparation to be done onshore, making offshore handling smarter and […]

25/11/2020 - 12:40 pm
75 years of crown

Crown Equipment Corporation celebrates 75 years of innovation

It started with a vision in 1945 from a single room in rural Ohio. Today, some 75 years later, it is one of the top five largest lift truck manufacturers in the world, operating out of USA, Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Two brothers, Carl and Allen Dicke founded Crown Equipment Corporation with an unwavering […]

29/10/2020 - 17:52 pm

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