All Australasia Articles

Bechtel to help deliver Sydney metro West
US-based Bechtel to help deliver driverless metro rail line
Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
New pedestrian detection camera technology
Pedestrian detection camera said to be able to work across any vehicle without the need for anyone on site to wear or carry tags
Global construction struggles with materials shortages and prices
The post-pandemic availability – and cost – of construction materials is a growing concern
Marr installs two heavy lift luffers
Having won the heavy lift contract for construction of the new Sydney Metro Crows Nest Station Marr Contracting has now installed two M2480D HLLs
Epiroc to acquire specialist mining data company
Manufacture continues its mining sector investments with the addition of Kinetic Logging Services
Haulotte Australia wins two HIRE21 awards
Company named best supplier for the second year running and its HS15 E Pro scissor wins best new product 
Australian recycler chooses Edge Innovate
Cleanaway’s mobile recycling centre in Victoria follows two similar investments in Queensland
Infrastructure to lead Australia’s recovery
Australia’s construction industry to record annual average growth of 3.4% between 2022-2025
Coates Hire launches 150t capacity structural prop
Lightweight, heavy-duty prop is the fruit of a research project with Monash University in Australia
Trackunit expands in Asia Pacific
New offices and senior appointment in the region for Trackunit
Trade show return for Sinoboom
MEWP manufacturer to attend three live equipment exhibitions this month, in Australia, Japan and China 
Cat launches new 953 track loader
New 15.6 tonne Stage V loader is now available to customers in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
WCTS Asia in September postponed
Event scheduled for 30 September postponed, but Singapore Crane Week will still be held
New 36 tonne luffer from Favco
Electric luffing jib tower crane new from Favelle Favco offers a 36 tonne capacity (on three fals of rope) and a 70 metre hook radius
United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage
Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
City Circle Grieve Parade Bridge Demolition
Australian contractor’s third demolition as part of the Melbourne West Gate Tunnel project
LONGER READ: Data fusion
Angus Kennard, former Kennards Hire CEO, explains why he has created a new business, Inauro, to help rental companies manage data.
Hitachi CM invests in new autonomy tech
Breakthrough LiDAR device could take company’s mining and quarry equipment to level 4 autonomy
3D printed crane gets DNV approval
Aluminium crane’s structural parts made using wire additive manufacturing now formally verified by DNV
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