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South East Asia projects round up This month we review projects from Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam.
The land of opportunity It’s all change in China, with technology evolving, economic growth slowing, and opportunities for domestic and international crane manufacturers alike. Daniel Searle reports from Beijing.
China projects round up This month we review projects from Shandong, Macau, Jiangsu, Hong Kong.
A bright day dawns in the east It’s been at least ten years since Cranes Today last visited Japan. This summer, Will North made up for that with visits to four of the country’s leading international crane builders, Tadano, Kobelco, Hitachi-Sumitomo (HSC) and Maeda. The four companies discuss the state of the market, at home and abroad. We visit each of them in turn, starting with Maeda in Nagano, then heading south to HSC in Nagoya, Kobelco in Akashi, and ending up with Tadano in Takamatsu.
Asia Project round up This month we review projects from India,Singapore and China.
The warring cranes period For a long time the Chinese lifting industry appeared to be an unstoppable force, and even a global financial crisis couldn’t halt its progress. However, in the last two years the market has begun to contract forcing many in the crane business to change their approach. The decline of the construction sector has caused problems for crane firms, whilst collapsed JVs, legal disputes and allegations of corruption involving some of China’s major manufacturers have reinforced previous criticisms of the economic environment. Zak Garner-Purkis went to this years BICES in Beijing to discover what’s really happening in the Chinese crane business.
In our fleet: Asiagroup Managing director Steven Poh describes how Asiagroup’s three companies offer a range of crane services across Singapore and Malaysia.
Lifting in the land of fire In the first of a two part in-depth region report, Stuart Anderson examines the broad economy of Central Asia, and looks in detail at Azerbaijan. Next month’s article will look at the countries to the east of the Caspian.
A colossal column Tiong Woon completed one of the largest heavy lift and haulage projects for a single column in Singapore. The Xylene splitter column, which was 108m tall, with a weight of 1,147t, was installed at Jurong Aromatics Corporation’s complex in Jurong Island, Singapore, using a 1,600t Terex CC 8800-1.
Middle East and North Africa job roundup This month, Cranes Today profiles jobs from across the Middle East & North Africa.
Chinese cranes get technology focus China’s economic rise has given a boost to regional crane manufacturers. In Shanghai, the location famous for skyscrapers and Bauma China expo, they are focused on product development. Cristina Brooks reports
India on the verge
This year's show calendar kicks off in one of the world's fastest growing crane markets, India.
Mumbai's bC India, from the producers of Bauma and ConExpo, promises to be one of the biggest global class construction equipment shows the country has seen.
AMENDED: Keeping track of the Asian boom At Crane’s Today’s annual conference in Singapore, Cranes Asia, some questioned whether Asian crane production levels could continue indefinitely. Regional dealers spoke out about service needs.
A truckload of change For fifty years or more, Europe’s truck-loader manufacturers have dominated world markets with their broad ranges of articulated boom loaders. Now given the serious debt issues facing many of Europe’s largest knuckleboom markets, Stuart Anderson asks, what will be the manufacturers’ survival and growth strategies?
Job map Major jobs around Russia, including for the Sochi Olympics
Russia keeps on trucking Local truck-mounted crane manufacturers continue to dominate in Russia. Cristina Brooks reports from CTT Expo in Moscow.
Hiap Tong Crane and Transport Hiap Tong Corporation started trading in 1978, selling motor vehicles, before specialising in crane rental and heavy transport ten years later. From there the family-owned business has moved on from focusing solely on the saturated Singapore construction equipment market to set up locations in China, India and Malaysia. Kevin Walsh interviewed Patrick Ng, executive director of operations and sales, Hiap Tong
BC India review At the first BC India, the new show from the organisers of Bauma and ConExpo, Partha Basistha examines the state of the market and sees new cranes from local and global manufacturers