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May 2021


VIDEO: EU Regulation changes with Ben Dobbs, LEEA
11 May 2021 According to the UK Government Health and Safety Executive (HSE), while many companies are waiting to see what EU regulation changes will come into force, their equipment still needs to meet the minimum European safety requirements or designated standards after January 1, 2022.

William Hackett opens extended warehouse facility installing 76t vertical test bed
07 May 2021 In an exclusive video with Hoist magazine Ben Burgess, director, William Hackett talks about its Quad Pawl (QP) mechanism, how it plans to extend its Zinc Tough coating onto different products in the next few weeks and how it has doubled the size of one of its warehouse and manufacturing facilities.

Nokia & Edzcom 5G SA private wireless network to support Konecranes’ R&D work
06 May 2021 Nokia and Edzcom will jointly deliver a 5G standalone (SA) private wireless network for Konecranes at its Hyvinkää smart factory in Finland.

Konecranes to deliver 19 cranes to Tbhawt Manufacturing in Estonia
04 May 2021 Konecranes will deliver 17 S-series overhead cranes and two CXTD wire rope hoist cranes to Tbhawt Manufacturing in Estonia by December 2021.

Lifting Gear Products launches e-commerce platform
04 May 2021 Lifting Gear Products has launched an e-commerce platform to challenge cheap unregulated unsafe products in the UK market, for what can only be profit and margin gains.

April 2021


Hoist speaks to Wim Fabricius, MD, EMEA, The Crosby Group
29 April 2021 The Crosby Group has seen a number of changes, most recently acquiring BlokCorp, based in the UK, which designs and manufactures camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes and made a significant investment in Verton Technologies in Australia for its disruptive advancements in load orientation technology.

CMCO announces estimated Q4 financial results as it commences common stock offering
29 April 2021 Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO) has commenced an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions, of $150.0 million of its common stock. The company intends to grant the underwriters in the offering an option for a period of 30 days to purchase up to an additional $22.5 million of the Company’s common stock.

5 minutes with… Peter Stipan, global director, Automation, CMCO
26 April 2021 In our latest Hoist video series, we chat to Peter Stipan, global director, Automation Division Crane Solutions Group, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO).

Enerpac hydraulic gantry removes 470t generator at Algerian power station
26 April 2021 Global Freight Transit has partnered with Enerpac to install an SBL1100 hydraulic gantry to remove a 470t generator at Koudiet Eddraouch power station in El-Tarf province, Algeria.

Ace installs two 250t cranes for aerospace manufacturer
22 April 2021 Ace World Companies has installed two 250-ton capacity cranes, each with 25-ton capacity auxiliary hoists, at a manufacturing facility at Cape Canaveral.

Verlinde hoists propelled to another level
21 April 2021 Verlinde has partnered with Handel Sollevamenti to install its hoists for carrying out maintenance on the Elifriulia helicopter fleet.

LES throws down the gauntlet in sustainability challenge
21 April 2021 In Hoist’s latest video series, Will Dunn, CEO, Lifting Equipment Store and president, Lifting Equipment Store USA, throws down the gauntlet to three influential parts of the industry to do more about environmental sustainability.

Huchez increases production capacity for international expansion
20 April 2021 Huchez has completed the construction of its 4,700 m2 production facility, a few hundred metres away from its factory in Ferrières, France, housing 53 employees, to increase capacity to expand into new markets, especially internationally, for larger winches (manual, electric, hydraulic or thermal), while continuing to develop standard and tailor made ranges.

Industry stalwart celebrates 53 years in the business
20 April 2021 Industry stalwart Rich Warriner, senior regional manager Virginia Crane/ Foley Material Handling is celebrating half a century in the business speaking to Hoist about the challenges and triumphs he has faced in his 53-year career.

ABB installs digital software at Shanyang Coal Mine, China
20 April 2021 ABB has secured a contract for its Ability Asset Vista Condition Monitoring software to streamline maintenance, minimize costs and optimize capacity at Shanyang Coal Mine in Heyang near Weinan city, China.

Sparrows Group to launch Centre of Excellence with RelyOn Nutec in Qatar
19 April 2021 Sparrows Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with RelyOn Nutec, global safety, training and competency organisation, to roll out specialist training worldwide by the end of 2021.

Project of the Month
19 April 2021 Demag to supply three process cranes for ambitious combined heat and power plant in Germany

Enerpac helps complete Chicago Bridge
19 April 2021 Heavy lift specialist, Engineered Rigging, has used Enerpac strand jacks to complete a 96.3m span of the Cline Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in East Chicago. Deploying a customised cantilever segmental bridge lift platform with four strand jacks enabled Engineered Rigging to avoid the disruption of using a floating crane and complete the span without disrupting canal traffic.

Eurotech and Storemaster develop lifting device for heavy-duty sheet metal
19 April 2021 Eurotech, vacuum, lifting and transport technology, has partnered with Storemaster, to develop a flat vacuum handling device for heavy-duty sheet metal storage facilities.

Enerpac installs strand jack lifting at UAE Waste-to-Energy project
19 April 2021 Enerpac has partnered with Turkish heavy lifting company, Hareket to provide its strand jacks to install superheater and vaporisation modules at the first United Arab Emirates Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facility in Sharjah.