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Tele Radio opens Swiss branch
15 November, 2017
Sweden-based remote control manufacturer Tele Radio has opened a subsidiary office in Rotkreuz, Switzerland.
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Shetland Islands power plant proposed
Friday, November 08, 2013 Plans for a new power station that could run on natural gas north of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, have been submitted to the Scottish government, local press announced late September.
Crane injury results in fine for UK metal manufacturer
Friday, November 08, 2013 A metal manufacturer in Glossop, Derbyshire, UK, has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead travelling crane, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed earlier this month.
Credit circle for crane industry
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Top Service is launching a credit circle for the crane, access and heavy equipment rental industry in the UK, it was revealed recently.
HSE announces major safety purge in UK
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The UK's Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a major site safety clampdown with over 2,000 unannounced inspections where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.
Åkerströms Björbo partners with Transmission Aquitaine
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Remote control systems firm Åkerströms Björbo AB has partnered with French company Transmission Aquitaine, which will see the latter distribute Åkerströms’ radio remotes in France.
Red Rooster Industrial (UK) expands with Poland facility
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Red Rooster Industrial (UK) has continued its signaled its expansion plans with the opening of a new centre to serve Central and Eastern European countries.
Solar PV power plant planned for Western Spain
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Plans for a 250mw solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to be built in the autonomous region of western Spain known as Extremadura were recently approved by the local government. The solar PV power plant would be the third largest in the world.
Dudley steel company fined after worker killed by crane
Friday, February 01, 2013 A West Midlands steel company has been ordered to pay more than GBP 146,000 (USD 231,125) in fines and costs after one of its employees was crushed to death by a 15t crane, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced recently.
Belarusian Railways to commission covered storage in 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013 Belarusian Railways will continue renovating storage infrastructure at the Kolyadichi goods station in Belarus this year, local news reported earlier this week. A new covered storage with a total area of 5,000sqm is to be put into use in 2013, which is meant for discharging and processing of packaged goods transported in closed carriages
Giant quay cranes to arrive at London Gateway
Friday, January 25, 2013 London Gateway's 138m quay cranes are on their way to the UK's new deep water container port, it was announced earlier this week.
Aberdeen-based company makes major African acquisition
Thursday, January 10, 2013 EnerMech has made a GBP 3M (USD 4.8M) acquisition of Water Weights International (WWI), a Cape Town-based company specialising in heavy load testing of cranes and lifting equipment, in an effort to step up its presence in the African oil and gas sector.
Global Integrated Services appoints new fall arrest equipment supplier
Friday, November 09, 2012 UK safety critical service provider, Global Integrated Services, has announced that Capital Safety, a manufacturer of fall protection equipment, has joined the company's portfolio of suppliers.
Street Crane engineers retire after 74 years combined service
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Two of UK lifting equipment manufacturer Street Crane’s most senior engineers, John East and Roger Heywood, are retiring, having together racked up 74 years working for the company.
Quayside gantry crane helps set new efficiency record for UK port
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Port workers at the UK's Port of Felixstowe set a new record for the speed of loading and unloading a ship, with the port claiming that a container was handled almost every minute.
Contractor named for new Liverpool container terminal
Monday, October 08, 2012 Peel Ports has named international property and infrastructure company Lend Lease as principal contractor for the GBP 300M (USD 486M) Liverpool 2 container terminal.
Aberdeen Harbour plans major redevelopment
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 A feasibility study looking at the potential for expansion of facilities at Britain’s biggest oil industry port has been launched by the Aberdeen Harbour Board.
New condition monitored load pin
Monday, September 17, 2012 A new load pin that allows users to monitor its status while in operation has been developed by a Swiss load monitoring and motion control equipment manufacturer.
Konecranes UK’s Leicestershire site relocates
Monday, September 17, 2012 Konecranes has relocated its Leicestershire operations from its former premises in Loughborough to Castle Donnington.
New flexible lifting point
Friday, August 17, 2012 A new flexible lifting point, designed for die blocks, mold blocks, steel castings and machines lacking lifting points, has been developed through an English/Taiwanese collaboration between lifting equipment suppliers.

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