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September 2021


FAD Equipment Store hires e-commerce guru
16 September 2021 FAD Equipment Store has hired e-commerce guru Austin Helton as vice president, application sales and market development, reporting to David Ayling, president.

Reid Lifting Porta-Gantry 5000 supports war memorial
15 September 2021 Reid Lifting has partnered with stone carver Carrie Horwood to supply a Reid Porta-Gantry 5000 to lift and secure a war memorial at Carrie’s Cat’s Eye Carving studio in Lydney, with representations of two soldiers from Mitcheldean and Abenhall, UK, with names and dedications to the fallen.

Mechan engineers complete Three Peaks Challenge
15 September 2021 A trio of engineers from rail depot equipment specialists, Mechan, have climbed the UK’s three highest mountains to raise money to help street children at home and overseas.

MacGregor partners with Awind for two “walk-to-work” CSOV
14 September 2021 MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received orders from Awind, a subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions in Oslo, to supply equipment packages for two “walk-to-work” Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV).

JLT Mobile Computers adds Android 10-based version to its JLT6012 series
14 September 2021 JLT Mobile Computers has added an Android 10-based version to its JLT6012 series of rugged vehicle-mount computers. A limited number of production units are available for customers today, with volume production planned for Q4 of this year.

Keble's Trading to distribute Kito Electric Chain Hoist EQ
09 September 2021 Keble's Trading has announced it will distribute Kito’s Electric Chain hoist EQ across Australia.

Harland & Wolff launches inaugural Apprentice Induction Day
09 September 2021 UK-based Harland & Wolff, maritime and offshore engineering, has welcomed 13 apprentices to its flagship Belfast site as part of its inaugural Apprentice Induction Day.

DPC announces majority investment in All-Lift Systems
08 September 2021 Dunes Point Capital (DPC) has made a majority investment in All-Lift Systems, in Neenah, WI, a provider of aftermarket services and parts for overhead cranes and other lifting equipment, including OSHA mandated inspections, safety-critical parts and repairs, and crane equipment.

CFOs need to make faster investments in digital technologies
08 September 2021 By 2025, Covid-19 will have cost the world between $16 trillion and $35 trillion. A multifaceted approach to solving this pandemic and averting others should include scaling nano biophysics technology to create precision molecular testing and improving data-sharing systems, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report.

VDMA on the German federal election and its consequences
08 September 2021 Sixteen years of Chancellor Angela Merkel are coming to an end with the German federal election on Sunday, September 26, 2021 - so what's in store for the industry now?

Hiab completes Galfab acquisition
07 September 2021 Hiab, part of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of the US demountables manufacturer Galfab, which makes roll-off hoists and related equipment for the domestic waste industry. It will become part of Hiab’s Demountables, Forestry & Recycling Cranes division.

Verlinde expands PDW open winches range for heavy applications
06 September 2021 Verlinde has expanded its range of PDW open winch series heavy duty applications, which provides a technical answer to lifting applications in capacities from 6.3 to 70 tons, with duty classifications of up to M6.

Hiab to acquire US demountables manufacturer Galfab
03 September 2021 Hiab, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire US demountables manufacturer Galfab, which makes roll-off hoists and related equipment for the domestic waste industry. The acquisition broadens Hiab’s demountable portfolio while Galfab’s equipment will be included in Hiab’s nationwide US sales and service network.

August 2021


The Crosby Group replaces high flying trapeze for Uprise Circus
31 August 2021 The Crosby Group has donated equipment to Uprise Circus, to update a 32 ft.-high flying trapezes at School on the Rise in Austin, Texas.

Liebherr enhances its Remote Service app with XpertAssist
31 August 2021 Liebherr has enhanced its Remote Service app with XpertAssist audio-video connection, combining its remote service with technical tools to provide advanced support for customers of crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes.

SCX celebrates securing RoSPA Gold award for health & safety
31 August 2021 SCX is celebrating after being recertified for three internationally-recognised ISO standards, while also securing a RoSPA Gold award for its health and safety practices.

Liebherr announces new MD, Liebherr USA
13 August 2021 The Liebherr Group has named Kai Friedrich as managing director of Liebherr USA and director of the construction equipment division for Liebherr USA.

CPA develops revolutionary Crane Seismic Isolation System
12 August 2021 A revolutionary seismic isolation system—provided by Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA)—has been installed on two quayside container cranes for the first time this year.

Modulift expands its modular spreader beam range
11 August 2021 Due to demand in the lifting industry for more innovative products to make rigging quicker, safer and more efficient. Modulift, based in the UK has added a new product to its portfolio that is compatible with its full modular spreader beam range. The clevis drop link and delta plate is designed to replace the standard drop link for certain specific rigging situations.

MES-M & PACECO closer to their dream of decarbonization after winning NEDO grant
11 August 2021 ‘Decarbonizing port operations has become an absolute priority on the road towards an overall ecological transition. Container handling equipment represents a critical issue if we consider that Rubber-Tired-Gantry (RTG) cranes are a major producer of carbon emissions: they are currently causing a significant portion of the CO2 emissions in container terminals while being one of the main energy consumer elements.