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Straightpoint expands with Russian distributor
12 July, 2017 Straightpoint has named Euro-Lift as its distributor in Russia. Euro-Lift is based in Tolyatti, near Samara on the Volga River.


Safety is the key
29 June, 2017 Paola De Pascali spoke with manufacturers to explore the new technologies available in access controls.
  • Signed, sealed, delivered
    As global trends in product distribution change, thanks to the growth in online shopping, lifting equipment must support this sector and ergonomic design is vital. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
  • Helping Hands
    Manual lifting equipment is increasingly being designed to improve ergonomics and assist the operator, thereby enhancing efficiency, precision, and safety. Daniel Searle reports.
  • Laser guided
    Paola De Pascali talked with global sensors manufacturers about the latest anti-collision systems, which are becoming more relevant now as the safety of personnel and equipment is increasing all over the world.
  • Lifting at your Leisure
    Demand for hoists and rigging equipment in the entertainment and hospitality sectors is buoyant. Sally Spencer reports


  • Steady growth the benchmark in interesting times
    Iwas in Chicago last month, for the ProMat exhibition. It was my first time in the city, and certainly for the first half of the week its soubriquet of The Windy City proved accurate, with the path around the edge of Lake Michigan being temporarily closed due to large waves charging in—one person I spoke to claimed there would be 22ft waves, although from what I saw this may have been width rather than height.
  • Renting can make life easier and more efficient
    As a recent housebuyer, I’ve become very aware of two things—firstly, the fact that a small flat in the south of England will cost you more than the three-bedroom semi-detached house your friend bought in the north-west, and secondly, there are advantages to both buying and renting a property.
  • Nuclear shows how specialised hoists can be
    Of all the sectors than employ hoists and overhead lifting equipment – and they are very many and varied – the nuclear power sector must be one of the most exacting in terms of the requirements demanded of the handling and transport kit used.
  • Spread the word in a few minutes
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contacting suppliers in the overhead lifting industry who are planning to exhibit at the forthcoming ProMat show, which will take place in Chicago over the first week of April.