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Tadano has commented on the company’s planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. While much will develop during the acquisition process, the company’s comments may give some insights into the future of the Japanese company’s two German mobile crane businesses, the former Faun in Lauf an der Pegnitz and Demag in Zweibrücken. More detail will come when the deal closes, which is expected to happen in mid-2019.Read more
Crane World Asia called on the team at Terex Cranes to manufacture 15 customized flat top tower cranes for the Singapore market.
Tadano Faun a positive choice for green living
Weiland Kran & Transport has used a Tadano ATF 70G-4 for work on a ‘residential energy park’ in Hesse. The crane’s own green credentials complemented the environmental aims of the project, where residents homes aim to generate more energy than they use.
Pressed for time
International machinery installations and removals specialist, JH Kemp Ltd, has used an Enerpac SL400 telescopic hydraulic gantry to relocate a Wilkins and Mitchell press weighing 70t at Salop Design & Engineering, a metal pressings and assemblies’ manufacturer in Telford, UK.
New synthetic chain choices
Green Pin has introduced three new sizes of Green Pin Tycan and accompanying grade 10 steel components.
Benelux dealership for XCMG
Newly-formed company Cranes For You has landed a Benelux dealership agreement with XCMG.
Through a series of case studies, we look at how the energy sector is creating demand for heavy lifts and special transport in the USA.
Julian Champkin looks at how diferent approaches to house building—both innovative and traditional—have driven different approaches to lifting materials around the world.
Good for wood
Sustainability, disenchantment with plastic, and the use of new wood products such as cross-laminated timber in construction are placing new emphasis on the timber industry. Julian Champkin looks at the cranes that serve the industry.
Sotiris Kanaris looks at what different manufacturers of accessories, components and materials are going to exhibit at the event.
Alongside general construction equipment, Bauma will showcase companies offering solutions for moving and lifting oversized loads and performing critical project lifts. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
In our lead news items this month, I've tried to find answers for at least a few of the questions readers may have about Tadano's planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. As you'd expect for a deal at this stage, I wasn't able to get a lot more detail.
This month, I've been taking a look back over our news coverage for 2018. There have been quite a few significant developments over the year.
Security expert Bruce Schneier has, for decades, warned of the overlooked risks associated with the computer age. Sometimes, politicians, regulators, and industry leaders have paid heed.
An inventive season
We have a surprising flurry of new crane launches this month. This includes a series of new tower cranes, new loader cranes, and a new rough terrain.
Precise planning for perfect practice
My first job on Cranes Today was reporting on one of our London conferences.
Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
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Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.