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Andy Wright takes on the Middle East
At the end of last year Andy Wright was appointed to the newly-created position of chief executive, international operations, Mr Wright's decision to focus full-time on developing an expanded international business for Lavendon was made in July this year, although he was initially given responsibility in April 2010 for the oversight of its Middle East business, which he performed alongside his existing UK responsibilities.
The value of service: Mike Potts, CEO at Lavendon Access Services (UK)
Maria Hadlow talks to Mike Potts the new chief executive at Lavendon Access Services (UK) about his plans for the company.
Potts targets higher prices at Lavendon
Mike Potts, the new chief executive of Lavendon Access Services, is committed to raising rental rates in 2011 but plans only modest spending on new equipment.
Latin American construction magazine launched
Construcción Latinoamericana/Construçâo Latino-Americana (CLA) is the new magazine from KHL Group for the Latin American market, available in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Challenges of production increase
Alan Lofurno is the global general manager of aerial booms and joined Terex AWP in April 2008. At the time of AI's visit, Mr Lofurno said, "We are currently ramping up production but at its height it was ten time the current amount.
Cross cultures for quality: How Terex AWP maintains continual improvement
Is it possible for a US company to successfully adopt manufacturing cultures developed in Japan. In the second part of her report on Terex AWP Maria Harding looks at how the company integrates design, production and quality control
Hydro Mobile is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession
North American mast climbing specialist, Hydro Mobile, says it is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession.
GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy
New World: GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
European Construction Survey 2010 now available
Construction Europe magazine's annual listing of the top European contractors, The European Construction Survey (ECS) 2010, is now available via
How to get growth: JLG's new president, Wilson Jones talks to Murray Pollok.
JLG's new president, Wilson Jones, says growth is his priority for the manufacturer. He tells Murray Pollok how he's going to get it.
GAM starts renting in Iraq, Chile and Colombia
Spanish rental company GAM is starting to rent in Iraq, Chile and Colombia this month in a continuation of its policy to expand its international business. GAM said its operations outside Spain would generate as much as US$ 60 million this year increasing to US$100-110 million in 2011.
Initiative and intuition: Gordon Leicester talks about his 25 years in access.
Facelift is probably the longest running powered access rental specialist in the UK. Maria Hadlow talks to owner and founder, Gordon Leicester, about how his thorough understanding of the business from the bottom up has helped keep the company thriving.
The waiting game: Aichi talks about its gradual global growth
A little over two years ago Aich launched its global range of machines, the recession has meant that the machines are rolling out a little slower than was originally intended, Maria Hadlow spoke to the Aichi team at Bauma about their plans for the future.
Amilcare Merlo tells AI why he likes to rely on in-house expertise.
A suite of complementary businesses helps Merlo in developing new technologies. Maria Hadlow meets the company founder and president, Amilcare Merlo and learns why he likes to rely on in-house expertise.
Great expectations: Maria Hadlow talks to Chile's Alo Group
Alejandro Zenklussen and Sandra Franco of Chilean company Alo Group talked to Maria Hadlow about how a changing culture in Latin America is affecting the developing access industry.
Special Report: Managing Rental now available
The second of KHL Group's series of Special Reports, Managing Rental, is now available.
Spiderman: Chris Taylor of CAT Access has a zeal for spider platforms.
Chris Taylor infuses his company, CAT Access, with zeal for spider platforms and opening up new areas for their application. Maria Hadlow reports.
Rental built to last: Maria Hadlow talks to Daniel Duclos, president of Accès Industrie
Accès Industrie president Daniel Duclos has an unconventional model for his Accèss rental business which is based on his and his employees engineering expertise and his own analysis of the global rental market, Maria Hadlow spoke to him about how his model is carrying the company through the recession.
Over twenty five years of access expertise
Mr Shaughnessy's experience with access equipment began at his father's hire company, having completed his post graduate degree at Nottingham University, he returned home to Boston to run the newly formed access rental business, which was an offshoot of the family's general rental business. After a couple of years, in 1978, Mr Shaughnessy went to work at British Telecom, returning to the family access rental business after eight years. By 1998 the company had grown substantially and was running 1500 machines from five depots.
New Skyjack president Steve Shaughnessy talks to AI's Maria Hadlow
With around 25 years experience in access rentals Steve Shaughnessy had just completed his first week as president of Canadian manufacturer, Skyjack when he spoke to Maria Hadlow.
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