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A new 145t, 61m boom, Tadano rough terrain, claimed as the world's biggest and furthest reaching, has been launched, aimed at energy users in North America and the Middle East, and the mining sector in South America and Australia.
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Acquisitive Canadian crane and special transport firm Entrec has bought GT’s Crane and Transportation Services, in a deal worth around CAD57m. Entrec will add 45 cranes, including all terrain, rough terrain and picker trucks, 130 multi-wheeled trailers and 50 tractors to its fleet.
American Iowa Mold Tooling, a manufacturer and supplier of cranes and hydraulic loaders, has named a new business development manager, Tim Worman, and a product manager of commercial products, Terry Cook.
Ainscough has completed a deal to acquire international, UK-based, wind energy specialist Windcon. The deal will see the creation of a new subsidiary, AWES, or Ainscough Wind Energy Services.
Jan Van Seumeren, jr, the former CTO of Mammoet, has started a new independent heavy lift leasing and consultancy business, Re-Move, working with three former Mammoet managers. The company will seek to make heavy lift equipment available to users worldwide.
In the newly created position of chairman of Sany America, Tim Frank will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
In the last two months Sarens Australia secured more than four contracts for heavy cranage and heavy transport for works such as the Gorgon and Gladstone LNG Projects in Australia.
Australian Crane & Machinery (ACM), XCMG’s distributor in Australia, has appointed Tim O'Connor as its new service manager.
Austrian Palfinger posted a year-on-year revenue increase of 12% to EUR 465m for the first half of 2012 in the run up to the start of its two joint ventures with Chinese Sany.
Using the Sky Crane allowed researchers to deliver a rover outfitted with extra equipment that brought the weight up to over 1t (900kg/2000lbs).
UK-headquartered Babcock International Group last month merged its South African crane plant rental arm with local firm Target Cranes.
Texan hire firm TNT Crane and Rigging has bought the crane business of Turner Bros, adding 60 cranes to TNT’s now over 230-strong crane fleet.
UK-based hire firm Hewden has renewed its contract to supply one of the country’s largest suppliers of construction materials, Hanson, with cranes for lifting precast concrete structural elements on site.