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June 2019


Reid gantry assists solar pontoon
13 June 2019 Modular floating pontoon supplier Northern Pontoon used a 3t-capacity lightweight gantry crane from Reid Lifting to anchor a solar power generation system on a UK reservoir.

Lifting fans
13 June 2019 Hoosier Crane worked with R&M Materials Handling to supply and install four load-turning cranes at New York Blower’s new facility.

Fibre rope comes to offshore
13 June 2019 MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched the first fibre rope offshore crane to enter the market.

5t Liftket hoist ready to ship
13 June 2019 German manufacturer Liftket has added 5t electric chain hoists to its Speed Line, which are available to ship within 15 working days or less.

Wind energy project supplied by Jaso
13 June 2019 Spanish crane manufacturer Jaso has supplied three double-girder cranes to Eiffage Metal for the production of wind towers for wind turbines.

Elebia adds 50t hook to portfolio
13 June 2019 Spain-based Elebia has launched its NEO50 lifting hook, which offers a 50t capacity and is particularly suitable for oversized lifting points up to 130mm in diameter.

Crane provides major mine ore boost
13 June 2019 Condra has supplied a grabbing crane at the railhead serving the Sishen iron ore mine near Kuruman in South Africa.

May 2019


Reid Lifting acquired by Pure Lifting
14 May 2019 Reid Lifting, a UK-based manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has been purchased by Pure Lifting, for an undisclosed amount.

Reid additions to Speedy fleet
14 May 2019 UK-based rental company Speedy Hire has ordered 20 1,000kg-capacity lightweight gantry cranes from Reid Lifting.

R&M cranes installed at Indiana foundry
14 May 2019 Service Crane Co., which provides industrial cranes, workstation cranes and hoist systems, has installed six R&M crane systems at the newly-constructed Kimura Foundry America Inc. factory in Shelbyville, Indiana.

New site for HSI
14 May 2019 Handling Systems International (HSI) has purchased a new 57,000sq ft manufacturing facility in McCook, Illinois.

Brake maker expands sales team
14 May 2019 Pintsch Bubenzer, a manufacturer of disc and drum brakes for steel cranes and other severe-duty applications, has appointed Mike Sparks as regional sales manager and Jim Fields in service sales.

Quick stop hoist from Liftket
14 May 2019 Liftket has developed an electronically-controlled chain hoist with quick-stop function, which the company says is the first of its kind.

Online order configurator from hoist maker
14 May 2019 German hoist manufacturer Liftket has added an online configurator to its website, to enable customers to design a tailored electric chain hoist.

Konecranes supplies Chinese automotive manufacturer
14 May 2019 Konecranes has installed two open winch cranes at the new Nanjing Maxus factory of China’s largest automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor.

New sizes of Tycan fibre chain
14 May 2019 Green Pin has introduced three new sizes of its Tycan synthetic lifting chain, and accompanying grade 10 steel components.

Technical questions welcomed by LEEA
14 May 2019 The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is encouraging its members worldwide to submit any technical question to as part of the organisation’s Technical Triage system.

Enerpac gantry used to move press
14 May 2019 International machinery installations and removals specialist JH Kemp Ltd used an Enerpac SL400 telescopic hydraulic gantry to relocate a 70t Wilkins and Mitchell press at Salop Design & Engineering, a metal pressings and assemblies manufacturer in Telford, UK.

Certex develops turning traverse for long jobs
14 May 2019 Certex has designed a specialised turning traverse for a customer, for the horizontal turning of sharp-edged components of different lengths.

New MD for Erikkila
14 May 2019 Finland-based crane manufacturer Erikkila have appointed Knut Stewen as managing director with immediate effect.