Ainscough Crane Hire on COVID-19

Ainscough Covid 19

UK mobile crane rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has been given Key Worker status for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets, including National Grid, Network Rail, Cadent Gas, and United Utilities. The company issued an update outlining its operating activity during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It said it is operating normally and following the instructions released … Read more

A tree takes another crane

Woburn Crane Accident 1

A truck crane overturned on 25th March while removing tree limbs from the rear of a house in Woburn, on the north side of Boston Massachusetts. There is few details of the incident apart from the fact that it had around 33 metres of boom out and appears to have lifted too large of a … Read more

Wim Sarens on COVID-19

Wim Sarens Covid 19

Sarens said the great majority of its projects worldwide were still open and that it hoped to see restrictions on other sites being lifted, as has happened on its Chinese projects. In a message to customers, the company’s CEO Wim Sarens said he took hope from the company’s experience in China, where its Sarens Sinotrans … Read more

Tadano merges all European sales

side view of the demag cranes

Tadano has confirmed that the European Demag and Tadano sales operations will merge as part of its “One Tadano” business strategy for the region. The move follows the integration of the German region earlier this month – see: More Tadano Demag integration. Thomas Schramm of Demag and Klaus Kröppel of Tadano will now both lead sales … Read more

COVID-19 to wipe 4% off construction equipment production

Linden Comansa Siam Bangkok

Factory closures and national lockdowns around the world will cost the global construction equipment industry lost production of 43,000 machines this year, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research. This is equivalent to 4% of last year’s total output of 1.07 million machines. At present, the most significant impacts of closures are … Read more

Another record year for Liebherr

Liebherr has posted another year of record revenues, with group sales increasing 11.4 percent to €11.75 billion, at the same time pre-tax profits jumped 45.5 percent to €748 million. The Ehingen based mobile crane division achieved revenues of €2.54 billion, up 13.4 percent on 2018. Geographically, sales within Europe representing 45.5 per cent of sales, … Read more