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New leaders at LEEA
07 February, 2018 LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, sees three new appointments in January. Paul Fulcher becomes LEEA chairperson; Dr Ross Maloney is the new Chief Executive Officer; and Kat Moss becomes chairperson of the Association’s Learning and Development Committee.
  • Pelloby crane for technical college
    Pelloby has supplied the City of Wolverhampton College with three overhead cranes as part of a renovation project at the college’s Polymer Training & Innovation Centre (PTIC) at Telford, UK.
  • Mine’s a triple
    Condra has delivered and installed the first three of six cranes ordered for a mining development in the Northern Cape, South Africa.


Tailor made
15 February, 2018 In a diverse marketplace, manufacturers of winches for the oil and gas sector are increasingly offering tailored solutions for customers, reports Tom Woerndl.
  • New thinking
    Daniel Searle travelled to Weymouth, UK, to visit one of the lifting industry’s newest suppliers, Britlift.
  • Clearer outlook
    The exhibitors at UK trade show LiftEx suggested that the UK market is ready to grow, once the uncertainty hanging over it has cleared. Daniel Searle reports.
  • Black star power
    Pasico, the Ghana-based subsidiary of UK company Paterson Simons, has installed a 62t double girder crane at a power plant in the African country.
  • Taking control
    The need for more data is one of the factors driving developments in crane and hoist controls. Keren Fallwell reports


Will investment forecasts hold steady in 2018?
15 February, 2018 We’ve done it—made it through a January that included five Mondays and seemed so inexorable that its apparent length even started to trend on Twitter.
  • Setting out our plans for the new year
    Firstly, welcome back, for those of you who had a winter break. If you’re back in the office after celebrating Christmas and the New Year then you may well be reading this at your desk while trying to remember your computer password, or the door code, or which company it is you work for. It won’t take long for us all to be back into routine and back up to speed, though, and here at Hoist we’ll be getting straight back into our usual routine of visiting the industry around the world and reporting back.
  • Steady growth is the responsible way forward
    You may remember that when last month’s comment was written, I’d just returned from a week in the west of Germany, visiting various manufacturers and designers of hoists and other lifting gear.