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Over the last ten years Palfinger has worked to diversify its product range and internationalise its sales. Will North spoke to CEO Herbert Ortner, and managers of the group's new worldwide
businesses, during the company's 80th birthday celebrations near Salzburg
Wagenborg helps scan the skies Wagenborg Nedlift took part in a historic lift at the Dwingelderveld National Park in the Netherlands where the iconic Dwingeloo Radio Telescope was being restored.
Pragotechnik was established in 1991, right after the Velvet Revolution. It was established by
German and Czech businesses to trade cranes between Germany and the Czech Republic.
Under-the-hook update This month Cranes Today takes a look at rigging products developed for wide-ranging industries including light construction, oil and gas, and salvage. The Versabar Claw is designed to quickly remove sunken topsides offshore. Other companies focus on lighter loads, such as Pemco, offering a pipe safety hook. For lifting light loads without electricity, we interview Global Track on a new hook for its manual overhead crane.
Job map Showing off jobs around the region.
Come on Eileen This Eileen yoke is used by Siemens and its subcontractors for single blade assembly of wind turbines in Norway.
Ancient and modern UK’s Ainscough does a royal job; American firm Lomma lifts a shuttle.
Wave of installation Crane vessels are getting stronger and sturdier to enable marine construction in more turbulent waters. Marine contractors A2Sea of Denmark and Scaldis of Belgium discuss how they are making offshore cranes more durable.
Liebherr's heavy hitters Showing its giant LR 13000 crawler in public for the first time at a recent customer day, Liebherr surprised guests with an unexpected new all terrain, its second biggest yet. Cristina Brooks reports
AxLoad ties up Mennens deal Rope and lashing manufacturer AxLoad has bought a majority stake in Mennens Group, a leading provider of wire rope, cranes, lifting products and services in the Benelux region.
Bauma 2010 With the year’s big show just weeks away, Nicole Robinson considers what Bauma will mean for the international lifting industry.
An eye to the future Eastern Europe is suffering the ill-effects of the global economic downturn, but there is strong feeling that the area will be important when the recovery begins. David Pittman reports.
High design, low tech Kaliningrad's Optim Crane commissioned Art Lebedev Studio to design a new crane cab that offers an all-round view, without demanding complex manufacturing processes. Will North reports.
On land, at sea Offshore wind farms require the lifting of heavy loads, both on land and at sea. David Pittman looks at the equipment involved.
Stafford rides the storm In the face of a depressed Irish market, tower crane rental specialist Stafford Tower Cranes is looking to eastern Europe, the Middle East and the USA for business, reports Heinz-Gert Kessel.
Tracking towers High profile crane accidents in New York and London have led to pressure on regulators to establish public registers of tower cranes. Earlier this month, both the UK HSE and the New York Department of Buildings announced they would require tower cranes to be registered. Will North reports.
Tipping point A planned revision of the European standard for knucklebooms will require safety systems that monitor the stability of the entire crane. This is likely to have major effects on manufacturers and users in Europe, Will North reports
Dutch ministry buys 20 Hiab knucklebooms The Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs has spent EUR5m on 20 Hiab XS 111 knuckleboom cranes and 100 hooklifts for the Dutch Fire Brigade and Highway Police.
Fratelli Ferrari refreshes small crane range Fratelli Ferrari has expanded its lower capacity range with three new models at the upper end, the 6.7tm 561, 7.3tm 571 and 7.9tm 581.