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August 2018


Crane improves safety at oil wells
30 August 2018 GustoMSC has received its first order for its Chela crane, to be supplied to oil drilling services provider Maersk Drilling.

Demag Quadro hoist assists food processor
30 August 2018 Demag’s LDC-Q Quadro chain hoist has worked with multi-head weighing system manufacturer Multipond to provide a handling system for an end user in the food industry.

Another Condra crane for DRC mine
30 August 2018 Condra has received an order for a further crane from Kamoto Copper Company, a copper and cobalt mine located in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

June 2018


SWF Krantechnik develops new light crane system
29 June 2018 German crane manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the ProfileMaster Plus, the latest addition to its portfolio of light crane systems for loads of up to 2t.

Heat exchanger manufacturer chooses Street
29 June 2018 UK crane company Street Crane has supplied six cranes to a manufacturer of heat exchangers, as part of an expansion at the manufacturer to meet growing customer demand.

Maltese port continues growth with RTGs order
29 June 2018 Malta Freeport Terminals has ordered 15 RTGs from Konecranes, as part of an ongoing expansion.

Further expansion of crane rail profiles from EMH
29 June 2018 EMH has introduced the EMH AL-1 System, a smaller crane rail profile designed to accommodate its AL System Workstation Cranes handling loads of up to 250lbs.

New hoists from Columbus McKinnon
29 June 2018 Columbus McKinnon has launched the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists, designed to offer reliable operation, high efficiency and long life, in the US market.

Grape reception for adjustable lifting beam
29 June 2018 France-based Bucher Vaslin, a designer and manufacturer of materials used in wine-making, developed an adjustable 16t-capacity lifting beam for use in its operations.

Straightpointload links now conform to standard sizes
29 June 2018 Straightpoint has made a number of improvements to its range of loadlink products, including increasing the capacities of its 5t and 50t units to the industry-standard shackle sizes of 6.5t and 55t respectively.

May 2018


New materials handling site chooses Street Crane
31 May 2018 P.P Group, a UK-based materials manufacturer, has purchased ten overhead cranes from Street Cranes to install at its new £6m facility.

One winch, two modes, two uses
31 May 2018 Ingersoll Rand has unveiled what they say is a new concept that delivers greater safety in man-lifting operations. Their Hydraulic Force Series dual-purpose winch can operate in two separate modes, using two separate hydraulic motors of different powers.

GH launches twin hoist system
31 May 2018 Spain’s GH has introduced its Twin Hoist system, based on two synchronised hoists and designed to offer improved safety, performance and efficiency.

Bespoke Reid system provides motor control
31 May 2018 UK-based Reid Lifting, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, provided a customised version of its 1t-capacity Porta-Gantry system to a wastewater treatment facility in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

Acquisitions across the lifting industry
31 May 2018 Kito Corporation has acquired all the shares of Finland-based Erikkila, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kito Europe.

April 2018


Casar supplies new ropes for shipyard Goliath
12 April 2018 Casar has supplied replacement ropes for a Goliath crane operating at the Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark.

Space-saving Goliath erection in Finland
12 April 2018 Mammoet has used a space-saving method to erect a Konecranes Goliath crane at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

PaR launches Europe Handling Solutions Centre of Excellence
12 April 2018 PaR Systems, a global leader in automated handling systems, will open a new ‘Centre of Excellence’ facility at Lillyhall, Workington in early 2018.

Konecranes for plastic packaging machine maker
12 April 2018 ASB International, a manufacturer of production machinery for PET containers, has equipped its export-focused plant near Mumbai, India with some of Konecranes’ most advanced lifting technologies, with a view to improving quality, safety and cost-efficiency of operations.

Kito hoists lift snow machines for ski slopes
12 April 2018 Polish company Supersnow is using electric chain hoists from Kito as part of their snow-making machines, designed to produce artificial snow for winter sports venues.