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Braking ground
21 May 2019 Sweden’s Dellner Brakes, Germany’s Pintsch Bubenzer and Italy’s Rima have come together to form the Dellner Bubenzer Group, combining their offering as suppliers of braking products across the material handling, marine, industrial, oil, gas and wind energy sectors.

Crosby to acquire Gunnebo Industries
21 May 2019 The Crosby Group (Crosby), a leading global provider of lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, has entered into an agreement to acquire Gunnebo Industrier Holding from Nordic private equity firm Segulah. The move follows Crosby’s acquisition, earlier this year, of UK load monitoring group Straightpoint.

Collett delivers 170t transformer
15 May 2019 Collett has transported a 17t Hyundai transformer from Port Sutton Bridge to Eaton Socon Substation in St. Neots, UK.

Skidding a transformer
15 May 2019 Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) overcame a series of challenges to install a 45,000kg transformer at East Cowes Power Station on the Isle of Wight.

Demag crawler dismantles railroad bridge
15 May 2019 A Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane was used by Vernazza Autogru to dismantle the Viaduc de la Siagne railroad bridge near Cannes.

Stronger together in UK
15 May 2019 Hiab, the on-road load handling equipment specialist, has begun importing and servicing Effer cranes in the UK, following the acquisition of the Italian crane manufacturer last year.

Liebherr delivers 1000th LTM 1200-5.1
15 May 2019 The All Family of Companies took delivery of the 1,000th Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane produced.

International sales surge for Tadano
15 May 2019 Tadano saw its net sales outside Japan to rise 20% year-on-year to ¥91.3bn for the fiscal year 2018, the twelve months ended March 31.

Manitowoc reports sales growth
15 May 2019 The Manitowoc Company has reported first-quarter 2019 net sales of $418m, up 8.3% compared to the same period in 2018. The increase was attributed to higher crane shipments in the Americas and EURAF regions, coupled with favourable price realisation, partly offset by unfavourable changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

Maxim orders Alimak hoists
09 May 2019 Maxim Crane Works has placed another large order for new Alimak branded construction hoists to strengthen its USA based hoist business. The new order will allow Maxim to increase its offering of turnkey lifting solutions to their existing customers as well as expanding into new markets.

Caldwell launches new spreader beam
08 May 2019 Caldwell, founded in 1954, has expanded its spreader beam family with the addition of the Model 33 modular lifting beam system.

Elebia launches 50t hook
08 May 2019 Elebia Autohooks, the Spain-based smart lifting solutions company, has launched the 50t capacity NEO50 lifting hook.

ALL invests in Manitowoc crawlers
08 May 2019 The ALL Family of Companies is expanding its fleet with a major crawler package comprising eight cranes from Manitowoc, three with its exclusive Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) technology.

Cometto moves 85t transformer
08 May 2019 Group Cayon has used Cometto MSPE modules to transport a transformer to a substation in Gennevilliers for the French electricity generator Groupe EDF (Électricité de France).

Al Faris moves over-sized components
08 May 2019 Al Faris Group has completed the transportation and assembling of 12 components of a 16000tph-capacity shiploader and bucket wheel stacker/reclaimer at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Pushing capacity to 18,000t
08 May 2019 Mammoet has announced the introduction of a crane concept that is derived from its successful fleet of Ring Cranes (MSG80 and range of PTC cranes): the MSG1000.

10,000t crane from ALE
08 May 2019 ALE has officially launched its 10,000t (11,200USt) capacity SK10,000 crane at the Offshore Technology Conference in Texas, USA.

New CEO for Raimondi
08 May 2019 Raimondi Cranes has appointed Domenico Ciano to the role of chief executive officer. He will succeed Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, who has served as Raimondi’s chief executive officer since 2009.

TCC-2500 at Illinois Chemical Plant
02 May 2019 The Kelly Group of Decatur has recently rented a new Link-Belt 250USt (230t) TCC-2500 telescopic crawler crane from The ALL Family of Companies.

Palfinger keeps breaking records
02 May 2019 The Palfinger Group’s revenue stood at €440.9m in the first quarter of 2019, 11.8% higher than the same period of the previous year.