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November 2017


Heating equipment specialist installs Verlinde hoists
15 November 2017 Verlinde has installed 11 hoists at the new induction heating equipment plant of Belgium’s Inductotherm.

Pelloby installes two cranes at BMW Group’s UK Mini plant
15 November 2017 The installation represents part of a project to upgrade older lifting system at the plant, and follows a similar installed by Pelloby in December 2015.

Two acquisitions for rigging specialist Van Beest
15 November 2017 Netherlands-based Van Beest, a manufacturer of rigging including chains, shackles and hooks, has acquired the majority of the shares of Spanish company Irizar Forge and Norwegian company Load Solutions.

Tele Radio opens Swiss branch
15 November 2017 Sweden-based remote control manufacturer Tele Radio has opened a subsidiary office in Rotkreuz, Switzerland.

LGH acquires JD Neuhaus hire division in Aberdeen
02 November 2017 Lifting Gear Hire has acquired the hire division of JD Neuhaus based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dutch movers complete set of Enerpac gantries
02 November 2017 Dutch industrial equipment moving specialist Jozef Hermans Industrial Movers has purchased an Enerpac SL300 telescopic hydraulic gantry for its worldwide heavy lifting and machinery moving business.

Record sales for Street Crane
02 November 2017 Street Crane has received record levels of new orders over a four-month period in the middle of 2017.

LiftEx conference speakers announced
02 November 2017 LiftEx, the UK trade show for the overhead lifting and work at height sectors, has announced the speakers who will talk at this year’s event. The conference will take place as part of LiftEx in Telford on November 29–30.

Gantry crane moved in renewables project
02 November 2017 ALE has moved the first of two gantry cranes as part of a project in the renewables sector.

October 2017


Penny Hydraulics opens new manufacturing plant
09 October 2017 UK family-owned lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has opened a new £2m manufacturing plant in Clowne, Derbyshire.

September 2017


Pelloby extends crane runway at plastics factory
29 September 2017 UK-based manufacturer M&H Plastics has worked with Pelloby to extend a bay of freestanding gantry steelwork, to increase the scope of an existing overhead crane.

ZPMC Goliath crane available to purchase
29 September 2017 The 1,000t SWL Goliath Crane used to support the build of two of the UK Royal Navy’s QE Class aircraft carriers has completed its work on the projects and is available to the global crane market to purchase.

Malaysian LNG complex receives MHE-Demag jib
29 September 2017 MHE-Demag supplied Petronas Malaysia Berhad with an explosion-proof slewing jib for the oil and gas company’s LNG Complex at Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Rail replacement on time with Enerpac gantry
29 September 2017 A replacement rail bridge deck has been lifted by Osprey Heavy Lift using Enerpac’s hydraulic gantry system, a solution that avoids the potential for delays caused by high winds.

Konecranes supplies Singapore water and power plant
29 September 2017 The largest desalination and power plant in South East Asia is using Konecranes Smart turbine cranes, fitted with advanced control, reliability and safety features, says the manufacturer.

Divide and conquer: LTM helps Ed Sheeran go global
29 September 2017 Lift Turn Move (LTM) has supplied LoadGuard hoists for use during the worldwide tour of pop star Ed Sheeran.

August 2017


Two new gantry crane ranges from Verlinde
30 August 2017 Verlinde has launched its VGI and VGIM gantry cranes, offering manual travel and powered travel respectively.

Save time and space with cable carrier
30 August 2017 Tsubaki Kabelschlepp has developed a channel system for guiding cable carriers, designed to be a simple and flexible solution.

Six new cranes for pump manufacturer
30 August 2017 Street Crane has manufactured and installed six new overhead cranes at the expanded production facility of engineering company Hayward Tyler.

Mercedes manufacturer’s cranes maintained by Demag
30 August 2017 Demag will provide maintenance to four of Daimler’s automotive manufacturing plants in Germany, covering more than 10,000 cranes and hoists, and more than 23,000 load handling attachments.

Conductix-Wampfler powers grand Reunion
30 August 2017 Conductix-Wampfler supplied power supply units to the world’s largest offshore gantry crane, which is being used to construct a new round around Reunion Island.