Features

Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the HOIST editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Antipodean effect
08 September, 2021
Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business has ventured out of Europe for the first time acquiring five lifting companies in Australia. Jenny Eagle speaks to LEEA about the news as...
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One rail to rule them all 08 September, 2021 A gantry crane can pick up and set down anywhere within a certain area. A monorail is more limited. It can work only along a line. But for many plants and factories, linear transport is exactly what they need. Julian Champkin investigates the monorail.
Heavy duties 08 September, 2021 As demand for heavy lifting grows, manufacturers advise that success is all in the planning. Keren Fallwell reports
Quay solutions 08 September, 2021 The 13 new cranes installed at the Port of Liverpool this year will help to drive efficiency and future-proof the port’s operations. Keren Fallwell reports.
The Tiger’s Prowess 08 September, 2021 Tiger Lifting UK celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and thanks to its success has moved into larger premises to cope with a rise in demand.
Three times a charm 08 September, 2021 Franklin Offshore Europe is celebrating after attempting a Guinness World Records hattrick supplying the World’s largest diameter and lifting capacity grommet slings
It’s a steel! 10 August, 2021 Demand for lifting gear in the U.S has bounced back from the pandemic. Suppliers are doing their best to satisfy it, but with one or two small issues in their way. Julian Champkin reports.
The big switch 10 August, 2021 The world is connected. Digital system talks to digital system universally. Algorithms interpret data and churn out decisions. At the boundary of the net of worldwide interconnectivity laptops, tablets and smartphones interact with real people, who it seems are now becoming rather an old-fashioned concept as far as doing things or deciding things are concerned. Julian Champkin investigates.
Blown away 10 August, 2021 The majority of growth outside of Europe in the offshore wind market will come from China and Taiwan, with contributions from the US becoming sizeable from 2024 when the first utility-scale offshore project begins. Jenny Eagle takes a closer look at this industry sector.
No stopping us now 10 August, 2021 Pintsch Bubenzer takes its foot off the brakes as it accelerates its business empire.
Everest Reaches New Heights 10 August, 2021 Sir Robert McAlpine trialing Verton Technologies ‘World’s first’ remote-control load orientation at luxury London hotel project.
Wizard lifts in OZ 13 July, 2021 Imports, labour shortages, long distances – the hoist industry in Australia and New Zealand is surviving all of these and the pandemic as well. Julian Champkin reports.
Suction control 13 July, 2021 With the advent of ‘cobots’, automated technology is becoming more advanced than ever before. Jenny Eagle gets to grips with the latest vacuum and manual handling equipment in manufacturing.