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Austrian Airlines presents cornerstones of a new group collective wage agreement
19 May, 2014
Austrian Airlines and its subsidiary Tyrolean Airways presented to its employees a framework plan for a collective wage agreement applying to flight personnel throughout the entire Austrian Airlines Group.
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Superlift erects wind turbine
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Franz Bracht Kranvermietung has used a Terex Superlift to erect wind turbines at Scharell, Germany. The Enercon E-101 wind turbines at the wind farm have a hub height of 149m.
Wilbert towers build silo in Brake
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Two Wilbert tower cranes have been used on the construction of a silo in Brake, Germany.
Wagenborg Nedlift adds 750t crawler
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Dutch rental firm Wagenborg Nedlift has bought a new 750t Liebherr LR1750 crawler crane. The crane’s first job was a Thyssen Krupp project in Duisburg-Bruckhausen, Germany.
Heavy Lifting install cyclotron in Sweden
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Dutch rental firm Heavy Lifting and Handling has completed work on the installation of a 250t cyclotron, a complex piece of medical equipment used for cancer treatment, at an academic hospital in Uppsala, Sweden.
FibreMax scores investment for unique synthetic ropes
Monday, May 20, 2013 Synthetic cable manufacturer FibreMax has sold a 25% stake to private equity firm NPM Capital. The manufacturer, which is based in the Netherlands said that it was planning to use the capital injected by its new shareholder, to establish a sales organisation to market the cables to the mining, offshore, building, construction, heavy transport industries and for those carrying out heavy industrial applications.
Ainscough invests £11.4m for energy
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Ainscough Crane Hire is embarking on an £11.4m crane investment programme as part of a major fleet expansion. This includes the addition of the UK’s first resident 750t Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 to its Heavy Cranes Division.
Giant quay cranes to arrive at London Gateway
Friday, January 25, 2013 London Gateway's 138m quay cranes are on their way to the UK's new deep water container port, it was announced earlier this week.
Vuylsteke casts Yongmao as tower supplier
Thursday, November 22, 2012 Belgian crane rental firm, contractor, and precast concrete producer Vuylsteke from Meulebeke, Belgium bought 9 Yongmao tower cranes to add to its Yongmao fleet.
BAM-Nuttall adds Kobelco crawler
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Dutch civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall Group has taken delivery of a new Kobelco crawler crane for a container port project in Bristol, UK.
Terex Q3 2012 results feel EU crunch
Monday, October 29, 2012 Terex reported in its Q3 results that net income fell to $30.2m in this quarter, a 18.16% decline from $36.9m in the same quarter last year.
Chase launches new Spanisn online banking experience
Thursday, October 04, 2012 Chase today announced that consumer and business banking customers can now manage their accounts, including conducting many transactions, in Spanish. Through new functionality on, the bank now offers a comprehensive Spanish online banking option to customers.
Palfinger launches largest SH crane
Friday, September 14, 2012 Palfinger announced the world premiere of its PK 110002 SH hydraulic crane this month.
Damen shipyards designs heavy-lift carrier
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Damen Shipyards Group introduced a design for its Damen Offshore Carrier 7500 (DOC), which may be used with a heavy-lift crane.
Liebherr simplifies wind turbine lifts
Friday, September 07, 2012 Liebherr said UK firm Weldex successfully used its new PowerBoom parallel boom attachment on a LR 11350-P1800 crawler to install heavy turbine machine housing in a single lift.
Wolffs brighten Frankfurt skyline
Friday, September 07, 2012 Ed. Züblin AG, a contractor from Germany, used Wolffkran luffers to build the 170m skyscraper TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, Germany.
Manitex's buoyant Q2 results
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 US boom truck producer Manitex International, based Bridgeview, IL, announced a record-breaking 42% rise in revenue and a 195% rise in backlog since Q2 2011, in part due to energy and power demand for trailers and boom trucks.
Palfinger Marine to launch new range this week
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Palfinger Marine has launched a new marine crane range at the SMM 2012 international marine industry expo, in Germany from 4-6 September.
Sany Palfinger JV gets go ahead
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Authorities in China have approved the two joint ventures between Austrian Palfinger and Chinese Sany in the coutnry, enabling operations to begin immediately.
UK crane-buyers race to Haydock Park for Vertikal Days
Monday, July 09, 2012 Ever popular, and seen by many as a show for taking business decisions rather than tyre-kicking, a small audience of dedicated crane-buyers descended on Haydock Park racecource in Merseyside, UK for this year’s Vertikal Days.

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