Access International - June 2020

10 June 2020

Included in this issue: 

  • NEWS
    Sinoboom set for summer launch, Revised ANSI A92 standards approved, Sudhir breaks into Europe, IAPAs postponed to 2021, Middle East partnership for Alba, Dinolift appoints Danish distributor.
  • COVID-19
    The impact of Covid-19 on the access industry is strikingly different from country-to-country and region-to-region, yet most of the world is gearing up for an uncertain future and many rental companies are expecting a slow market through 2021. AI reports:
    The vertical mast is essentially the missing link between scissor lifts, that are relatively light, without horizontal reach, and articulated booms, that are heavier and offer horizontal reach but starting in the 5m to 6 m range. AI looks at the trends.
    The IPAF Summit & International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have been postponed for a second time, due to Covid-19. They will now be held 18 March 2021. We also provide confirmation of the new APEX 2021 dates.
  • accessM20
    The annual listing of the world’s largest access equipment manufacturers shown by revenue. There is no movement among the top four, but the Chinese access manufacturers continue to work their way up the table.
    Telematics are the eyes and ears of your onsite access equipment. As technology develops it’s importance can only grow, particularly in the current pandemic. AI tracks the trends in this fast-moving element of the digital arena.
    Hoists are becoming larger and faster, and at the other end of the scale, more compact and flexible as modern, fast-paced worksites increase their demands.
    IPAF issues safety guidance and webinar, IPAF reports record 2019, President and board confirmed, IPAF welcomes new control standard, Powered Access 2020 magazine published.
    AI speaks with Johnson Arabia’s Gareth Conley about access rental in the Middle East and the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic there.
    The North American truck mount market has been on a steady climb for more than two decades. Lindsey Anderson reports.
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Fifth IAPA judge announced
Pedro Torres, CEO of Riwal, takes the final judging place ahead of the March 2024 event 
French rental survey finds growth, but trend is down
DLR survey reports year-on-year growth, but that’s not the full story
SAIA holds Board of Directors elections for half its regions
New Directors in even-numbered regions now have three-year terms
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