Cranes Today Magazine


Hiab opens depot for London
18 April, 2018 On April 17, Hiab opened its new London sales and service depot at Bishop Stortford, adjacent to the M11 and just 14 miles from the M25.
  • Liebherr achieves record group turnover
    Liebherr Group has seen its turnover rise by 9.3% in 2017, reaching € 9,845m – the highest in its history. The company’s mobile crane segment saw a marginal fall in sales, while the tower crane segment's sales revenue grew substantially.
  • ALE reaches Thames Tidesway milestone
    ALE completed the second phase of work on the Thames Tideway project in London, UK, having successful loaded-on and transported tunnel boring machine (TBM) components.


Moving Mary
19 March, 2018 PowerBooster trailers from Scheuerle helped Collett & Sons to transport a giant tunnel boring machine to its worksite.
  • Gas-tight fit
    To put the old gas holder in Wuppertal, Germany, to new use, the owners of the building decided to erect a four-storey building inside it
  • New plant, new plan
    Sotiris Kanaris visited the new facility of pick and carry crane manufacturer Manitex Valla in Cortemaggiore, Italy and learned about its growth strategies and product development.
  • Recommencing
    Mariano Moritsch talks to Sotiris Kanaris about his return to tower crane manufacturing with Recom Moritsch
  • A new era
    As rough terrain manufacturer Locatelli Crane is getting ready for Intermat, Sotiris Kanaris visited its factory and talked with sales manager Michele Mortarino about the company’s plans for the show and beyond.


Viva l'Italia
15 March, 2018 Visiting the North of Italy in January may not be on most people’s list. Putting aside the cold and Milan’s inexplicable fog, it was an enjoyable week; full of beautiful scenery, delicious food and interesting discussions with local manufacturers. These discussions will turn into articles, full of exclusive information, which you will find in this and the following issues of the magazine.
  • Knowledge matters, for all in lifting
    Two recent stories demonstrate the efforts the industry is making to build knowledge of lifting, for both apprentices and customers. Next month, in Hamburg, ESTA's wind energy summit will take place for the third time, after making impressive progress in building links with with energy firms; recently, in England, the industry successfully launched a new programme for apprentice lifting technicians.
  • Lifting with limited room to move
    As much by chance as by intention, this month's issue includes a series of articles looking at how crane designers and project engineers squeeze lifting power into restricted environments.
  • A year of slow improvement
    It's the time of year when I look back over previous copies of Cranes Today to see what the industry has achieved. I think it's fair to say that 2017 has not been a great year—few sales records have been set, the big trade show had few big surprises—but it has not been a bad year.
  • Conflicting interests, split opinions
    I've had a series of interesting conversations over recent weeks. It's a time of year when we get many invitations to product launches and factory open days. I've also had a chance to catch up with a few senior executives as they take on new roles, or as their companies go through a transition.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
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  • Sponsored - World’s largest ever crane auction
    A two day public ‘disposal auction’ that includes 130 cranes (from 220 ton down to 35 ton All Terrain and City cranes) plus more than 500 significant lots of general construction equipment from the administration of Hewden Stuart Ltd will be sold by Euro Auctions at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire at the request of the administrators at Ernst & Young on Thursday 02 /Friday 03 March.
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    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.