Cranes Today Magazine


First Potain luffers in Egypt
25 November, 2022 Two Potain MCR 295s go to Orascom for construction of high-profile mixed-use development.


Bauma update!
17 November, 2022 The behemoth that is Bauma is almost here. We take a latest look at what’s on offer…
  • Remote future
    When former Cranes Today editor Will North started work at Cranes Today, in 2005, remote control systems were in their infancy. Today, they are established tools for many operators. But how will cranes be controlled over the next 25 years? Will North investigates.
  • Visionary thinking
    We’ve looked at the past, now it’s time to focus on the future: we ask a number of key industry players what their strategy for further future development is.
  • Origin of the species
    Key milestones in the evolution of modern mobile and tower cranes, as noted by crane expert and long-time Cranes Today contributor Stuart Anderson.
  • Golden Moments
    We take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with some of the people that have helped make Cranes Today an enduring brand.


Past, present and future…
17 November, 2022 Welcome to this very special issue of Cranes Today magazine. Why so special? Well 50 years ago, this month, our first issue was published. To mark the occasion, our golden anniversary, we’ve pulled out all the stops and published our largest ever issue. In addition, we’ve gone to print slightly early than usual to benefit from maximum exposure at the long-awaited Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany. Check our updated Bauma guide on to learn about the latest industry offerings that will be on show there.
  • Urgent action required
    Yesterday was the hottest day on record ever here in the UK. Wildfires currently rage in Greece, Spain and Italy as the heatwave moves across Europe.
  • Looking foward...
    With summer having well and truly arrived here in the UK, it is with a feeling of optimism that I write this month's Comment. It's not just the sunshine that has returned; international travel is back on the agenda, too. With forthcoming Terex and Liebherr trips, plus Bauma 2022 tickets now booked, I'm looking forward to getting away from a desk and meeting people face-to-face again.
  • Electric avenue
    It was nice to catch up with some familiar faces at this year's Vertikal Days show in the UK in mid-May, not to mention all the new people we met whilst there.
  • Preparation is key to success
    Fail to prepare; prepare to fail. An old adage, perhaps, yet one that rings true... particularly when it comes to complex lifting and transportation procedures.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
    On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.