Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the HOIST editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest HOIST Feature

Product report: Lifting point safety and security
01 February, 2023
Keeping a load securely attached to a lifting rope is not always straightforward. Julian Champkin reports.
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Automotive lifting: A turn for the better 30 January, 2023 Two truck manufacturers in the US have chosen a Caldwell product to meet their lifting needs, writes Tony Rock.
Cranes at the heart of Honda's wind tunnel test facility 25 January, 2023 Honda’s world-leading wind tunnel test facility has cranes in the operation’s engine room.
Crane automation in the automotive industry Q&A 25 January, 2023 Juergen Gieske, vice president of crane sales – region Americas at Konecranes, speaks to Hoist Magazine about the development of automated cranes on vehicle production lines.
Middle East region report: Prospects and challenges 17 January, 2023 Two crane companies that do business in the Middle East give their views on the region’s prospects and challenges, and discuss the projects they have been a part of. Tony Rock reports.
Portable lifting devices: From gantry cranes to manual chain hoists 15 December, 2022 Portable hoists and gantries are found down mines, in field operations and in repair and manufacturing operations small and large. The range of devices that can be described as ‘portable’ is huge. Julian Champkin reports.
How overhead crane firms set themselves apart in Australia and New Zealand 15 December, 2022 In a competitive marketplace, Tony Rock looks at how firms in Australia and New Zealand can, and are, setting themselves apart from their rivals.
A good look at lifting attachments 15 December, 2022 Not all loads need a hook. Indeed most loads lack an obvious lifting point, making a hook all but useless. Specialised attachments are the answer. Julian Champkin considers their almost infinite variety.
Offshore lifting: Strong winds, heavier lifts 21 November, 2022 The newest developments in offshore lifting nowadays are in the wind energy field. As turbines get heavier, blades get longer and towers get higher, demands on lifting technology increase. Julian Champkin reports.
The importance of process cranes 21 November, 2022 Process cranes combine automated technology with overhead cranes to handle heavy duty loads and streamline working procedures. The two largest end-user sectors are metal and mining followed by manufacturing, automotive, and the utility sectors. Jenny Eagle investigates.
Italy report: Dismantling cranes and building partnerships 21 November, 2022 As The Italian Sea Group says goodbye to its historic 46m high gantry crane in Marina Di Carrara, to make way for the future development of the shipyard, Jenny Eagle looks at other news happening across Italy.
How to be safe when using hoists 31 October, 2022 Hoists and hoisting operations have become safer over the years, but accidents still happen and sometimes they can be very serious indeed. Julian Champkin reports.
The cranes lightening the load in the metal production industry 31 October, 2022 Metal production is a core industry and a hard one: temperatures are extreme, loads are heavy and hot or else difficult and hard to handle. Julian Champkin reports.