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December 2017


Verlinde kit gives theatre change of scenery
08 December 2017 A theatre in Dunkirk, France specialising in puppetry and object theatre has worked with Alive Technology to install scenic structures supplied by Verlinde.

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

The Two Towers
08 December 2017 Two specially-adapted Potain tower cranes manufactured by Manitowoc are being used as permanent handling equipment in a steel yard in Italy.

Indonesian port orders RTG and three STS cranes from Konecranes
08 December 2017 Konecranes will supply an automated RTG (ARTG) system, including eight ARTG cranes with associated software, interfaces and services, and three ship-to-shore cranes to PT Prima Multi Terminal, a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I.

Kito hoist helps electronic component manufacturer
08 December 2017 Kito Europe has supplied SCS Werkzeug- & Vorrichtungsbau with a fully-installed slewing crane with EQ electric chain hoist.

HoistSense+ adds digital data communication to monitoring
08 December 2017 CMAK has upgraded its HoistSense electronic hoist monitoring and controlling system, and will launch the improved model under the name HoistSense+.

Cervis celebrates 25 years in business
08 December 2017 Pennsylvania-based company Cervis is marking 25 years since it was founded in 1992.

Vibration measurement system helps monitor motor status
08 December 2017 Banner has introduced a vibration monitoring system for drives and motors, designed to make predictive maintenance easier.

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.