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Mick Wright to head up UpRight's new Middle East operation
UpRight Powered Access is launching a new Middle East Operation. Based in Bahrain it will be headed up by Mick Wright who is currently director of product support.
Layher's new galvanising plant ensures quality and jobs
After just 10 months in construction, German scaffolding specialist Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co, began production at its new hot-dip galvanizing plant in March.
CTE sends ‘access' to Africa
Italian access equipment manufacturer CTE has donated two electric cars to a charity working in Ethiopia. The Kidane Mehret mission, located in the Tigray region of Adwa, has been active for years in child adoption and other humanitarian work.
Bocker expands hoist rentals
Robert Bocker, sister company to Germany hoist manufacturer Steinweg-Bocker Baumaschinen, is expanding its hoist rental businesses in Germany and the Benelux.
JLG opens new Australian facility.
JLG's global president, Craig Paylor, was in Perth on the 16 March to open JLG's latest Australian facility.
Terex expands Middle East operation
Terex Equipment Middle East is expanding and relocating to a larger facility.
JLG opens sales and service facility in Singapore
JLG has opened a new sales and service facility in Jurong, Singapore. The facility is to become the JLG headquarters for retail sales, warranty, parts distribution, service and other Ground Support activities in the Asian market.
Health and safety leads Turner Access to award
Turner Access has received the 2009 ‘Access and Scaffolding Specialist of the Year' award from Construction News magazine. It is the third time Turner, an access equipment manufacturer and services provider, has won the honour since the Specialist Awards' inauguration in 2005.
UpRight US unified under Snorkel
Snorkel is incorporating UpRight's US operations, to create one full-service brand, a unified sales team and improved product support capabilities.
Dinolift's Hokkinen goes as Lars-Petter Godenhielm takes charge
Erkki Hokkinen, managing director of Finnish trailer mounted platform manufacturer Dinolift, has resigned from his post and is being replaced by the company’s founder and chairman, Lars-Petter Godenhielm.
Layher invests in Scotland for growth in 2009
Scaffolding manufacturer Layher has re-located its Livingston depot in Scotland to a nearby, 12000 m2, company-owned site. The facility includes an administrative and management facility, a storage yard, and demonstration and training areas.
Planet Platforms is the place to work
Planet Platforms, a UK manufacturer of a range of access products has been awarded 'First Class Star Status' in the 2009 Sunday Times list of 100 best UK companies to work for.
CTE rebrands for impact
Italian manufacturer CTE has rebranded its truck mounted articulated platform, tracked platform and Bizzochi fire line ranges. The truck mounted CTE Z series will now be known as Zed; the CTE CS tracked platforms as Traccess and the fire line as B-fire.
Tyre fill specialist adds capacity
Having recently acquired the offices and buildings of Liebherr's Plant & Equipment Services Centre in Dortmund, Germany, tyre fill company, Zeus, has completed a full site refurbishment. The new facility is part of the company's global expansion strategy in large earthmoving, off-highway and general industrial tyre filling and puncture proofing solutions.
Manitou withdraws from Intermat
Manitou is the latest company to announce its non-attendance at the Intermat exhibition, joining a number of the larger access companies are missing from the exhibitor list.
Haulotte to manufacture in Asia
Haulotte plans to start manufacturing platforms in Asia in 2009 according to chief operating officer Alexandre Saubot. Speaking at last week's Bauma China exhibition in Shanghai he said, "Before the end of next year, we will be producing machines in Asia - it's likely to be in China. It's part of our strategy - we want to have production, sales and service in every region of the world."
Skyjack's new website
Skyjack has launched a new website which is designed to offer improved navigation, product information downloads, improved technical manual navigation and downloads, dealer contact information and current news announcements.
Holland Lift anticipates 2009 growth despite downturn
Netherlands scissor lift manufacturer Holland Lift has expanded its production capacity and said its outlook for 2009 remained good, with revenues expected to grow by around 10% to €20 million despite the much-reported slowdown in demand from rental companies in western Europe.
Longer Christmas shut-down for Skyjack scissors, but market share holds up
Skyjack has confirmed that this year's scheduled Christmas shut down at its scissor producing Guelph plant will be extended to four weeks due to reduced demand. However, market share across all product ranges holds up.
Spanish access renters hold 'crisis' meeting
The Spanish access rental association ANAPAT held a special ‘crisis’ meeting in Zaragoza on 6 November to discuss how the sector can adapt to worsening market conditions.
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