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Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

Sany India celebrates 15,000 machines milestone in India

Sany rolled out its 15,000th machine from its India facility

Asia-Pacifi c’s fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

Rental company Porter Cranes has received the fi rst Grove GMK3050-2 in Asia-Pacifi c, and the new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

WOLFFKRAN invests in new location in Elsau, Switzerland

WOLFFKRAN Schweiz AG conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters. The 18,000 sq m property in the industrial zone of Elsau will include a modern office and workshop building and an optimally structured outdoor storage facility. Completion is scheduled for May 2021.

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

Manitowoc opens new training centre in Pune

The new centre is equipped with simulators that replicate the operational systems on Potain cranes.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

Asia-Pacific’s first Grove GMK3050-2 heads to Porter Cranes

The new model was delivered to the company’s yard in Hamilton, New Zealand by Manitowoc’s local dealer, TRT, which weighed and tested the unit ahead of putting it to work.

WOLFFKRAN Russia invests in skill development

Investment is being made not only in technical infrastructure and personnel of the production facility, but also in the development of the region’s next generation of specialists.

Manitowoc launches new National Crane NBT60XL boom truck

Manitowoc has introduced its latest National Crane product: the NBT60XL.

WOLFFKRAN invests in new location in Elsau, Switzerland

WOLFFKRAN Schweiz AG conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters.

New CTO for the WOLFF Pack

The 54-year-old holds a university degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent a significant part of his professional life in the crane industry.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

MLC100-1 Racks up 2,500 Faultless Hours

On tunneling projects, there are two critical pieces of equipment: one is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only one choice: Manitowoc.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.

New generation of COMANSA 11LC Series tower cranes

Following an official online release to European customers in July, Comansa announced that all the experience gained over the years is readily available across the entire 11LC range and it will be soon expanded to the 16LC.

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Crane Norway Group adds nine new Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet

Crane Norway Group recently purchased nine new Grove all-terrain cranes to add to its fleet and to meet increased demand from customers for high capacity cranes

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

The Manitowoc Company announces leadership transition

The Manitowoc Company has announced that Aaron H Ravenscroft, currently the company’s Executive Vice President of Cranes, has been appointed President and CEO

Manitowoc launches new website

Manitowoc has launched a fully refreshed website with improved navigation and searchable features that make it easy to explore the company’s comprehensive portfolio of cranes and lifting solutions

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Three WOLFF cranes build Bruckner Tower in Austria

Austrian contractor HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft commissioned three WOLFF Clear tower cranes to erect the 98-m structure.

Manitowoc launches Potain MCT 275 tower crane

Manitowoc’s product development under The Manitowoc Way continues to accelerate, with the Potain MCT 275 the latest new launch from the company.

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

UK’s first Grove GMK5200-1 all-terrain crane delivered

England’s leading mobile crane hire and contract lifting specialists, John Sutch Cranes, recently added a Grove GMK5200-1 all-terrain crane to its fleet

10th Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane at Grand Paris

Since May 2018, there have been ten Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express

German group orders 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes

Germany’s MAXIKraft Group has placed a major order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which were delivered at the end of June

R&D Crane buys new Grove all-terrain crane

The addition of the 300 USt (250 t) all-terrain crane was fuelled by increased demand in the market

Nebraska adds new Grove crane

Nebraska Crane has added Grove’s longest-reaching, highest-capacity rough-terrain (RT) crane: the GRT9165, to its fleet. The Kearney, Nebraska-based rental company has almost 95 per cent of its rough-terrain fleet with Grove cranes.

Four WOLFF cranes at Hamburg work site

Four WOLFF cranes are working at the construction of an additional structure at Flak Tower in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. The new construction will feature a public garden offering panoramic views across the Hanseatic city, as well as a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nazi regime, various cultural and exhibition areas and a hotel.

Potain tower cranes building Birmingham’s tallest office building

Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are helping to build a Grade A office building in Birmingham. The 16 t and 20 t capacity cranes have been on the site since last October, supporting the construction of the concrete core and lifting and assembling steel girders to help build the office tower’s steel frame and winter garden.

7 WOLFF cranes working at ODE project in Amsterdam

ODE is a new office and residential building currently under construction in the heart of Amsterdam on an area of 75,000 sq m. Seven WOLFF tower cranes are at the site to support the successful completion of the project.

Manitowoc debuts Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane in UK

Southern Cranes & Access became the first Manitowoc customer in the UK to receive a new Grove GMK5250XL-1. Manitowoc announced the debut of the new five-axle all-terrain crane at bauma 2019 and its arrival on the UK crane hire market has been hotly anticipated.

Sarens Canada strengthens fleet

Sarens Canada added three National Crane boom trucks to its fleet, further strengthening its repertoire of dependable, durable truck-mounted cranes that serve Canada and beyond.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India in order to support international growth plans.

WOLFFKRAN introduces new 6-m tower section

WOLFFKRAN has developed the new TV 60 tower element that boasts an external dimension of 6 x 6 m

Policy: Defer BS-IV & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India

Potain tower cranes building Birmingham’s tallest office building

Two Potain MR 295 luffing jib cranes are helping to build a Grade A office building in 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham

Sarens Canada strengthens fleet

Sarens Canada just added three National Crane boom trucks to its fleet, further strengthening its repertoire of dependable, durable truck-mounted cranes that serve Canada and beyond.

7 WOLFF cranes working at ODE project in Amsterdam

Seven WOLFF tower cranes are at the ODE project site in Amsterdam to support the successful completion of the project

UK rental player takes delivery of Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane

Southern Cranes & Access became the first Manitowoc customer in the UK to receive a new Grove GMK5250XL-1

Liebherr mobile construction crane in electric operation

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus has been in service at Krandienst Kunze since April 2019

Davis Company buys first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane

Davis Company has purchased the first Potain Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America. The company first invested in a Potain in 2005, when it purchased the first Igo MA 21 in North America.

Davis Company buys first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane

Davis Company has purchased the first Potain Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America. The company first invested in a Potain in 2005, when it purchased the first Igo MA 21 in North America.

Steenhoff to erect Potain tower cranes with new Grove GMK5250L-1

At the end of May, Steenhoff GmbH & Co. KG from Rhauderfehn in Ostfriesland, Northern Germany, took ownership of a GMK5250L-1

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

Bonfiglioli provides a complete range of innovative integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions.

Liebherr USA moves to new headquarters

Liebherr USA, Co formally moved in to a newly expanded campus

Nebraska Crane adds new Grove RT crane

Nebraska Crane strengthened its fleet of cranes with the addition of Grove’s longest-reaching, highest-capacity rough-terrain crane

Four WOLFF cranes at Hamburg work site

Four WOLFF cranes at work on Hamburg’s Flak Tower Bunker to construct five pyramid-like levels on the roof of the bunker

Biggest is the Best

Patel Infrastructure acquired the world's largest concrete paver from Wirtgen Group. The 18.75 m full paving width paver is currently working at the Vadodara-Kim Expressway project.

Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority receives Grove training in Italy

Technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) visited Manitowoc's facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to learn proactive maintenance and basic repairs on the Grove RT530E-2 rough-terrain crane.

Davis Company buys first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane

Davis Company, a general contractor in fast-growing Reno, Nevada, has purchased the first Potain Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America, once again leading the country in the adoption of new technology and innovation in self-erecting tower cranes.

Davis Company buys first Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane

Davis Company, a general contractor in fast-growing Reno, Nevada, has purchased the first Potain Hup M 28-22 self-erecting tower crane in North America, once again leading the country in the adoption of new technology and innovation in self-erecting tower cranes.

Manta buys two Potain MCT 565 topless cranes in Singapore

Manta Equipment received two brand new Potain MCT 565 M25 topless cranes in Singapore and recorded immediate success with both.

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

Stepping up Skill Development

The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council is partnering with the key stakeholders in the construction equipment industry and state governments to strengthen the skill development initiatives in the construction equipment sector.

We are planning to start rental business of TBMs

India is becoming a prominent market for tunnel boring machines (TBMs). In the coming years, TBMs in more numbers are expected in Indian construction projects.

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.

Indigenous crane control and safety systems

Cranesafe Technologies was incepted in 2007 to provide services for the critical problems in hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics for any type and make of mobile cranes.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

Manitowoc launches new Potain MDT 569 at Conexpo 2020

Manitowoc has introduced the new Potain MDT 569, the latest model to join its MDT topless crane range.

WOLFFKRAN delivers four WOLFF 133 B tower cranes to UK customer

Since the end of last year, the Plant Services division of Churchill Retirement Living is operating four brand new WOLFF 133 B luffing cranes on their job sites across the south of the UK.

Stirnimann, Grove celebrate 50-year partnership

Stirnimann marked five decades of a successful relationship with Grove at the Manitowoc Cranes booth during CONEXPO 2020.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority receive Grove training in Italy

Technicians from Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) visited Manitowoc?s facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to learn proactive maintenance and basic repairs on the Grove RT530E-2 rough-terrain crane.

Terex to showcase new RT, tower cranes at Conexpo 2020

Terex Cranes is ready to launch important novelties both for rough terrain and tower cranes at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020. At Terex Corporation booth located at Festival Grounds - F7376, the new Terex rough terrain model TRT 80US will be presented.

Liebherr to unveil new LTM 1120 4.1 at Conexpo

Liebherr will be unveiling its new LTM 1120-4.1 at the Conexpo in Las Vegas using the slogan "There's nothing more on 4!" It is the most powerful 4-axle all-terrain crane ever built, according to the company.

Comansa to exhibit at Conexpo 2020

Comansa will be taking part in the Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas, US with its LCL310 luffing-jib crane, specifically its 18-tonne maximum load version.

New Tower Cranes from COMANSA

Comansa will be introducing its new range of tower cranes at Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas, US. These include the LCL310 luffing-jib crane, specifically its 18-tonne maximum load version.

Manitowoc unveils Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain crane

Manitowoc Cranes has unveiled its latest rough-terrain crane: the Grove GRT8120. The latest in the GRT line of rough-terrain cranes, the Grove GRT8120 will be on display at Conexpo 2020 in March, and it is one of the six brand-new cranes that the company is introducing at the show, along with several others making their North American debuts.

Potain launches MRH 175 tower crane

Potain has announced the launch of MRH 175 tower crane, a new hydraulic luffing jib crane that will make its debut at Conexpo 2020.

Our crawler cranes are loaded with safety features

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) offers customers all the options in crawler cranes like the standard machine for lifting and erection jobs or with features of single/double-line free fall for usage in the piling activity.

Banking on Policy Support

Crawler cranes market is looking for a revival after a sluggish performance over the last few years. The market will rely on the budget proposals for the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the coming years.

We have completed training of 2,000 operators till last year

Schwing Stetter India started the training department in the second year of its operations in 2000.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

WOLFFKRAN delivers four WOLFF 133 B tower cranes to UK customer

Since the end of last year, the Plant Services division of Churchill Retirement Living is operating four brand new WOLFF 133 B luffing cranes on their job sites across the south of the UK.

Manitowoc launches new crawler crane

Manitowoc has unveiled its latest crawler crane: the Manitowoc MLC150-1. It is the latest in a line of crawler cranes that have been very successful in North America, especially for their competitive load charts and job site maneuverability.

ByggDialog using largest Potain topless tower crane

Following its launch at bauma 2019, the new Potain MDT 809 topless crane has now arrived at job sites across Europe.

Comansa to present new models and technologies at Conexpo 2020

Comansa will be taking part in the Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas, US with its LCL310 luffing-jib crane, specifically its 18-tonne maximum load version. Its maximum jib length is 60 m, and the different configurations allow for maximum jib steps every 5 m.

Liebherr to unveil new LTM 1120 4.1 at Conexpo Las Vegas

Liebherr will be unveiling its new LTM 1120-4.1 at the Conexpo in Las Vegas using the slogan ?There?s nothing more on 4!? It is the most powerful 4-axle all-terrain crane ever built, according to the company.

Manitowoc unveils Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain crane

Manitowoc Cranes has unveiled its latest rough-terrain crane: the Grove GRT8120. The latest in the GRT line of rough-terrain cranes, the Grove GRT8120 will be on display at Conexpo 2020 in March, and it is one of the six brand-new cranes that the company is introducing at the show, along with several others making their North American debuts.

Terex Cranes to showcase new RT and tower cranes

Terex Cranes is ready to launch important novelties both for rough terrain and tower cranes at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020.

Poland?s first Liebherr fibre crane

The first-ever tower crane with fibre rope for Poland: A 240 EC-B 10 Fibre has been dispatched and delivered to the Polish company Mazur Zurawie Sp. z o. o.

All State appointed Potain self-erecting crane dealer in Michigan

Manitowoc Cranes has appointed All State Crane and Rigging (All State) as the newest Potain self-erecting crane dealer in the US. Based in Holland, Michigan, the company will sell and rent the entire range of Potain self-erecting cranes, as well as offer parts, service and training.

WOLFFKRAN to present smaller luffing crane at Conexpo 2020

After the successful introduction of WOLFF luffing and saddle jib cranes with middle to high lift capacities for the US market, WOLFFKRAN is now following suit with one of its smaller luffing jib cranes, the WOLFF 166 B.

Manitowoc to debut six new cranes at Conexpo 2020

Manitowoc Cranes will unveil six new cranes at Conexpo 2020. In addition, four other crane models that were introduced in 2018 and 2019 will also be on display at the company's booth, with several making their North American debuts.

Novorossiysk adds more cranes

Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport (NMTP) has ordered a second LPS 420E electric slewing crane and two STS container cranes from Liebherr Maritime Group. The contracts for the new cranes were negotiated by Liebherr Russland.

Zoomlion's tower crane sales top 10 billion yuan in 2019

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co is celebrating a new milestone as its tower crane sales crossed the 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) mark in 2019, making it the first global company in the market to reach the new high. The annual sales of Zoomlion's tower cranes have been doubling for four consecutive years.

ACE Celebrates 25 Years of Lifting India's Growth

The gala ceremony was attended by more than 1,200 key stakeholders including industry leaders, customers, suppliers, ACE employees and family members, and highlighted the company's achievements and future plans.

Potain launches MRH 175 tower crane

Potain has announced the MRH 175 tower crane, a new hydraulic luffing jib crane that will make its debut at Conexpo 2020.