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May 2019


High speed move by ALE
14 May 2019 ALE has overseen the move a gantry crane over live railway lines, as part of London’s HS2 project.

April 2019


Two new limit switches from TER
04 April 2019 TER has introduced two new position limit switches suitable for overhead cranes and hoists.

Plain sailing with Reid gantry investment
04 April 2019 A sailing club in Wales has installed a 3t-capacity Tall Porta-Gantry crane from Reid Lifting to lift boats and other items during repair and maintenance.

Liftket adds VFD to Star chain hoists
04 April 2019 German company Liftket has launched its new Star VFD range of electric chain hoists, featuring load-dependent, infinitely-variable speed control.

New London home for LGH
04 April 2019 Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has relocated its London depot from Rainham, Essex to the Crayside Industrial Estate in Crayford, with the new facility becoming operational at the start of 2019.

Light, fast Kito hoist for steel processor
04 April 2019 Kito Europe’s lightest electric chain hoist is being used by a steel processor in Germany.

BVS manufactures cranes for Cairo metro project
04 April 2019 Turkish crane manufacturer BVS has designed and produced a number of cranes for use in the construction of the third metro line in Cairo, Egypt.

New MD for Indeva UK
04 April 2019 Scaglia Indeva UK has appointed Richard Woodley as managing director, succeeding Richard Wise, who retires at the end of March.

Bishop Lifting acquires Woods Logging
04 April 2019 Houston, Texas-based Bishop Lifting Products has acquired Longview, Washington-based Woods Logging and Industrial Supply. Woods Logging was established in 1978 and specialises in providing wire rope for cranes, rigging products, spooling services, on-site inspections, and hydraulic solutions to the logging, marine and construction industries.

February 2019


Raise a glass: beer festival kit handled by Konecranes
15 February 2019 The large ‘party tents’ that span Munich’s Oktoberfest are one of the icons of the festival, with enough room altogether for well over 100,000 revellers. Pletschacher, the Dasing-based company tasked with erecting the tents, employed a double-girder bridge crane and electric chain hoists supplied by Konecranes to assist the process.

Enhanced safety from latest Theta winch
15 February 2019 Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products has launched its new Pfaff-silberblau Theta series safety electric wire rope winch.

Fast boat to China for kilotonne load shackle
15 February 2019 A 1,000t load monitoring shackle produced by Scotload is being used by China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

SpanSet acquires share of CoreRFID
15 February 2019 SpanSet, a Swiss manufacturer of lifting and height safety products, has acquired a stake in UK-based CoreRFID, the developer of the CheckedOK system which helps companies to comply with rules on safety and maintenance inspections.

AMC acquired by Axel Johnson
15 February 2019 Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business group has acquired AMC, a developer of products and services for non-destructive testing of steel wire ropes, using its own sensor technologies.

Speedy makes Reid investment
15 February 2019 Reid Lifting has delivered 75 lightweight gantry cranes to Speedy Hire. The order for the gantries is predominantly for models with 2,000kg working load limits.

ProMat 2019 set for Chicago this April
15 February 2019 ProMat 2019 will take place on April 8–11 in Chicago, bringing together exhibitors and visitors from across the supply chain.

Crosby acquires Straightpoint
15 February 2019 Lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware company The Crosby Group — based in Dallas, Texas — has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

LEEA developing apprenticeship standard
15 February 2019 A Trailblazer Working Group (TWG) has been assembled by Baz Trewhella, project specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), to develop the apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry, following an intensive consultation campaign.

January 2019


RSS modifies beam for steel manufacturer
17 January 2019 Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has returned a 100t beam to Tata Steel UK’s plant at Port Talbot, Wales, following modification and testing.

Verlinde updates Tirlift winches
17 January 2019 Verlinde has introduced its Tirlift 2 family of powered winches, formed by combining new options with its Tirlift range.