J Barnsley Cranes of the UK has secured ISO 9001 certification for its crane design and manufacturing processes. The company has been associated with industrial cranes since 1809 but in recent years has focused on supplying explosion-proof cranes for petrochemical, civil engineering and water companies worldwide.

• Acromet (Aust) Pty of Victoria, Australia has been appointed distributor of the Hover-Lift vacuum lifting system in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Earlier this year Vac-U-Max was appointed as the manufacturer’s agent for the Americas, as UK manufacturer Craven Associates bids to take its domestic success global. The Hover-Lift has a capacity of 500kg and about 200 units have been installed in the UK to date.