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January 2023


Axel Johnson International strengthens lifting rental solutions in the UK
05 January 2023 Axel Johnson International’s business group Lifting Solutions has strengthened its presence in the British lifting market through the acquisition of Lifting Gear & Safety, a provider of specialist lifting equipment and marine safety solutions. The company offers equipment for hire as well as product sales and service solutions, such as testing, training and certification.

Allgon looks to further expansion of Tele Radio
04 January 2023 Allgon, which owns the Tele Radio and Åkerströms brands and is a global player in the development, manufacture and sale of industrial wireless remote controls, has revealed that it intends further expansion of the Tele Radio brand in 2023, following the opening of new offices in India, Japan, Ireland and New Zealand in the past two years.

ITI to host Hoisting Excellence Summit in February
04 January 2023 Industrial Training International (ITI) is hosting a Hoisting Excellence Summit in Texas, US, on 7-9 February 2023.

December 2022


CMAK installs 60t gantry crane at new prefab concrete yard
23 December 2022 CMAK Crane Systems and Benelux partner CMAK Cranes NL have delivered a 60t double girder gantry crane to Mombarg Beton’s prefab concrete manufacturing yard in the Netherlands.

A dozen Kalmar straddle carriers arrive in Port of Le Havre
22 December 2022 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has delivered 12 straddle carriers to Terminaux de Normandie for use at the Port of Le Havre in France.

Port inspection specialist invests in automation
21 December 2022 A UK provider of lifting inspection services to the port industry is investing in automation to help it enhance productivity and meet increased demand for its services.

Tele Radio opens new Turkey office
20 December 2022 Radio remote control systems firm Tele Radio has opened a technical sales and support office in Ankara, Turkey.

Bishop Lifting buys US rigging and overhead lifting business
19 December 2022 Bishop Lifting, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has announced the completed acquisition of Worswick Group Holdings and its ten operating locations across Florida, US.

The Crosby Group raises $50k to support educational opportunities for US military children
16 December 2022 The Crosby Group, a manufacturer of rigging, lifting and material handling hardware and equipment, has concluded its 2022 Rigging for the Troops campaign supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

LiftEx 2023 website now live
15 December 2022 The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (Leea) has announced that the LiftEx 2023 exhibition website is now live at

Konecranes improves grade in annual environmental impact assessment
14 December 2022 Konecranes has received an A- rating in CDP's annual climate assessment.

Kito delivers customised electric chain hoist for mining business
13 December 2022 Kito Corporation has recently built and shipped a customised 1.0t hoist and push trolley for a mining application.

RHC Lifting produces new site visit literature
13 December 2022 UK lifting industry firm RHC Lifting has recently created some new marketing materials.

Lifting Equipment Store announces new MD
12 December 2022 Lifting Equipment Store (LES) has announced a change of leadership that sees George Dunn step up from the role as general manager to become managing director of the UK business.

Metal refinery takes delivery of container handling crane
09 December 2022 Condra has completed a 32-ton, 30m span container handling crane for Manganese Metal Company (MMC), the Mbombela-based metal refinery in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Caldwell launches new lifters catalogue
08 December 2022 US-based The Caldwell Group has published a new, free catalogue featuring its range of lifters.

Mazzella acquires Page Wire Rope & Slings
07 December 2022 US firm Mazzella Companies has announced the acquisition of Page Wire Rope & Slings.

Ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arrive at Papua New Guinea port
07 December 2022 Two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes have been delivered to the South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) at the Port of Lae in Papua New Guinea.

Tele Radio product manager promoted
06 December 2022 Jonas Anselmby, who joined Tele Radio Group earlier this year as product manager, has been appointed chief product officer within Allgon AB.

AWRF adds new but old name to board of directors
05 December 2022 Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) has named The Caldwell Group’s director of business development Jeff Ferchen to the board of directors. It represents a return to the AWRF board for Ferchen, who previously served from 2015 to 2017.