The development of Liebherr's portfolio of crawler cranes (as detailed in Stuart Anderson's article on p24), for example, shows a logical development, accompanied by the twists and turns of fate and circumstance that make a great story.

And in our heavy lifting feature (p15) Gavin Kerr, global cranes director at Mammoet, reveals that although 'playing with big boys' toys' is very enjoyable, ultimately it's what his work achieves for society, for our childrens' children, that gives him the greatest satisfaction. As a new father, I relate to this and know many of you do, too.

Christian Shelton, Editor