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Tadano celebrates 100th Birthday

Tadano has celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation on August 29th 1919, when Masuo Tadano left Takamatsu for Asahikawa, Hokkaido, to start a welding business that has evolved into one of the world’s leading mobile crane manufacturers. The company built its first crane – the two tonne OC-2 truck crane – in 1955, followed

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New CEO for Wolffkran

Wolffkran has appointed Duncan Salt as chief executive, replacing Peter Schiefer who will remain on the board of directors and operate as the board’s delegate. Salt has been head of sales at Wolffkran since the start of 2018. Prior to that, he was head of international sales. He began his crane-related career when he joined

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Zoomlion acquires Wilbert

Chinese crane manufacturer Zoomlion has confirmed the acquisition of German tower crane company Wilbert Turmkrane. The deal was to acquire 100 per cent of the German’s company equity that was signed on 27th November 2018. Wilbert is based in Waldlaubersheim, to the west of Frankfurt, Germany, where it has a production facility, offices and warehousing

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Steel Carriers Infrastructure adds Demag AC1000-9

Indian crane rental company Steel Carriers Infrastructure has taken delivery of the first 1,000-tonne capacity class Demag AC1000-9 wheeled mobile crane in the country. The application will include infrastructure, wind energy, refineries, offshore, petrochemical and oil & gas. The new crane will help to minimise downtime at refineries during the turnaround and maintenance works, the

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Tadano up nearly 16%

Consolidated net sales at the crane and access platform maker Tadano were up 15.7 per cent to JPY40,376 million (US$ 366 million) in the April to June 2019 quarter, from JPY 34,894 million ($ 317 million) in the same period of 2018. Operating income was JPY 1,440 million ($ 13 million) or 3.6 %, down

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Marmon Crane Services expands with acquisition of Joyce Crane

Marmon Crane Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced in 10th April 2019 the acquisition of Joyce Crane. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in Longview, Texas and with four additional locations in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, Joyce Crane serves the heavy-duty lifting and rigging needs of customers including refineries, petrochemical companies, and power and

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