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Diffuse demand for UK cranes
Over recent years, the recovery in the UK lifting industry has been lead by London, with demand slower across the rest of the country. At Vertikal Days, crane dealers and users told Will North that the market is now more evenly spread across the country. However, exchange rates remain a concern for some.
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Ready for the boom
The boom truck crane market was negatively affected by the recent fall in oil prices, but spirits are high. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Working within tight limits
Mobile cranes can now calculate real time loading for a full complement of outrigger positions,maximising capacity and improving safety. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
HBC-radiomatic has been developing and manufacturing radio systems since 1947. Today, it produces remote controls for many of the world’s leading crane companies, with a strong focus on in-house production. Will North reports.
Porr builds Munich high rises
Porr Deutschland has put four Wolff cranes to work on the Bavaria Towers project, a new high-rise complex at the gateway of the Bogenhausen district consisting of three offi ce towers and a hotel tower.
Wolff hunts US opportunity
Wolffkran has re-entered the US market; Sotiris Kanaris talks to head of international sales Duncan Salt about the company’s strategy.
Paola De Pascali talked with manufacturers of outrigger pads and crane mats about how their products, in combination with good site investigation and preparation, can help prevent crane accidents.
Towers without towers
On the site of the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, Mace is building two towers using its new Rising Factory, which offers a new way to build skyscrapers without tower cranes. Will North visited the site.
The home advantage
In the second of a two-part series, Stuart Anderson, president at Chortsey Barr, looks at the role of Chinesebased traders in selling new and secondhand domestic cranes to overseas customers.
An easier commute
While a proposed tightening of French regulations calling for operator lifts has been delayed, manufacturers still expect a gradual increase in demand. Bernadette Ballantyne reports
Your flexible friend
Sotiris Kanaris visits SSAB’s steel plant in Oxelösund, Sweden, and looks into the development of the strong, flexible steels used in mobile and loader crane booms.
Liebherr lifts large prefabs
Dragages Singapore is using two high capacity Liebherr tower cranes to lift concrete prefabricated, prefi nished, volumetric modules for two 40-storey towers. The job comes as the Singapore government mandates this technique on some areas in the city.
A Nootable birthday
At this year’s Transport Days customer event, Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom showed off its new Manoovr Ballast Trailer, and celebrated its 135th anniversary