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May 2022


Port of Koper orders 3 electric Konecranes RTGs
20 May 2022 The operator of the Port of Koper in Slovenia, Luka Koper has ordered three electric Konecranes RTG cranes featuring an auto plug-in system, to be in February 2023. When the cranes are handed-over, Koper will operate a fleet of 30 Konecranes RTGs.

Brian Reh, CEO, Gorbel continues his father's legacy
19 May 2022 Brian Reh, CEO, Gorbel, was recently appointed VP, MHI, (the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association in the US), which has more than 850 members.

R&M Materials Handling installs 3 overhead cranes at Boxabl
18 May 2022 R&M Materials Handling and its distributor American Equipment has partnered with Boxabl, manufacturer of prefabricated homes, to increase efficiency at its factory in Las Vegas.

Modulift sees high demand for custom made frames
17 May 2022 Modulift is seeing high demand for custom made frames across Europe and the UK over the last few months, particularly in the Modular Buildings market.

The Crosby Group & Kito Corp. to combine both businesses
16 May 2022 The Crosby Group and Kito Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement to combine both businesses, expected to be completed in the second half of this year, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances from relevant authorities.

Condra wins crane & hoist order for Mupani Mine
12 May 2022 Condra has won a crane and hoist order for Mupani Mine, one of several Zimplats operations in the mineral rich Hartley Geographical Complex, Zimbabwe.

ITER: successful lift & installation of first segment of plasma chamber
12 May 2022 The ITER Project has achieved a major machine assembly milestone, as the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber was successfully lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well.

JASO to provide 31 machines for Siemens Gamesa
11 May 2022 JASO Industrial Cranes has partnered with Siemens Gamesa to supply cranes, cantilever cranes and a semi-gantry to its factory in Hull, the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK.

D Turner & Son takes delivery of first Enerpac Mini Lift Gantry
09 May 2022 The first Enerpac ML40 Mini-Lift Gantry has been delivered to D. Turner & Son (Machinery Removal) in Rochdale, Lancashire, UK. Designed for installing or removing machinery in tight spaces, the self-contained mini gantry has all an operator needs for nearly any 50-ton lifting job using a standard 16amp 110v single phase power supply.

5 minutes with…Kai Kallio, Kito Erikkila
06 May 2022 Kito Erikkila recently announced it has launched the Prosystem portal crane, a user-friendly mobile workstation crane and this week the S140, a new profile size for its light crane solutions and a Distance Trolley.

SERE Maintenance partners with Manitou Group on 15 overhead cranes
06 May 2022 Manitou Group has partnered with SERE Maintenance to equip its new rough-terrain aerial platform production unit in Candé, Maine-et-Loire, France, with 15 overhead cranes and lifting equipment.

Kalmar to supply its SmartPort solutions to TGN
05 May 2022 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions from Terminal Graneles del Norte S.A. (TGN) for its greenfield terminal being built in Antofagasta region, city of Mejillones, Chile.

JASO upgrades Domtar Paper Mill
05 May 2022 JASO has partnered with Domtar Paper Mill in Quebec, Canada, to upgrade three cranes with lifting mechanisms as part of a modernization of the plant.

Mammoet partners with Carpenter Technology Corp.
04 May 2022 Mammoet has partnered with Carpenter Technology Corp. in Pennsylvania after it encountered an unexpected mechanical failure of its hydraulic press which halted operations and required emergency repair. As a maker of specialty metal alloys for multiple industries including aerospace, transportation, and defense markets, it was important to complete repairs and return to full operations quickly.

Cargotec strategy to focus on sustainability and higher financial performance
02 May 2022 Cargotec has released it’s interim report January–March 2022: noting improved profitability despite supply chain challenges.

Cargotec welcomes new chair of the Board
02 May 2022 Cargotec Corporation’s Board of Directors elected by the Annual General Meeting has announced the appointment of Jaakko Eskola as the new company chair.

April 2022


Siemag Tecberg starts hoist construction at Benxi Longxin’s Sishanling iron ore mine
27 April 2022 Siemag Tecberg’s Tianjin-based subsidiary has started installing hoisting and conveying equipment at Sishanling iron ore mine in the Province of Liaoning.

Certex UK Expands MRT Services
26 April 2022 Certex UK has expanded its magnetic rope testing (MRT) capability, amid wider recognition of its benefits versus visual inspection.

CraneWerks welcomes new president
22 April 2022 CraneWerks, which specializes in the design and fabrication of overhead cranes, runways, monorail systems, and safe load lifting, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and has welcomed Ashley Larochelle as president, taking over from her father Mark Thomas.

R&M partners with JR Automation/Setpoint
21 April 2022 Three 5-ton capacity overhead cranes have been installed at a JR Automation / Setpoint facility where the design, engineering, and integration of robotic systems and custom amusement attractions occurs. Overhead crane and hoist manufacturer R&M Materials Handling Inc. and its distributor Hoj Innovations, of Salt Lake City, UT combined to deliver a solution for a recent expansion project.