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Access-20 2008: Biggest access equipment manufacturers in the world
The Access 20 shows continued growth in the industry due to companies moving into new market areas. Maria Hadlow reports on the shifts in this years Access 20 lifting of the biggest access equipment manufacturers.
Las Vegas perspective
To get a view of the US scaffolding industry, Patrick Hill took advantage of Conexpo/ConAgg last March to talk with the Scaffolding Industry Association, with a major US manufacturer with expansion plans, and with a major European manufacturer that wants to increase its US presence.
What lies beneath Lavendon?
A number of prestigious acquisitions are juxtaposed with a poor share price: Jeff Isenberg looks at what is really going on at the Lavendon Group.
US non-residential still strong
The US non-residential construction market grew +12% in the 12 months to the end of March. However, difficult conditions in the residential sector meant construction spending as a whole declined over the year.
D&Ri 100 2008: World's top 100 demolition companies
The D&Ri 100 is the only annual ranking of specialist demolition contractors. This year’s listing confirms a continued strong growth in the industry’s overall value. Lindsay Gale reports
JLG makes big contribution to Oshkosh Q2 results
The Oshkosh Corporation reported second quarter results of sales of $1.8 billion to which the JLG access and telehandler business contributed the largest sum despite a drop in the home market.
Sales and backlog leaps at Terex
Terex Cranes reported strong growth in the first quarter of 2008 with a 26% increase in sales over the same period last year. That amounts to a US$131.4 million growth to $632.2 million.
More rises at Manitowoc
Manitowoc’s crane segment saw net sales increase by 30% in the first quarter of 2008, to US$884.4 million, compared to the first quarter of 2007.
Record year for Komatsu
Komatsu had sales of JPY 2243 billion (US$ 22.4 billion) for the fiscal year ending 31 March, a +18,5% increase on the previous fiscal year. Net profits were up +26.8% to JPY 209 million (US$ 2.09 billion). The company's construction equipment sales were up +21% to JPY 1898 billion (US$ 19 billion).
Volvo sales grow on good markets
Volvo Construction Equipment’s sales were SEK 15.1 billion (US$ 2.53 billion) for the first quarter of the year, a +38% increase on the same period in 2007. The division made an operating profit of SEK 1.3 billion (US$ 218 million) over the quarter – up +38% on the first quarter of 2007. The company’s operating margin stayed at 8.6%.
Cement demand growth
Demand for cement in China will rise +5.1% annually to 1.3 billion tonnes by 2010, according to a report by the US- based Freedonia Group, Cement in China.
Skyjack completes Volvo telehandler deal.
Skyjack has finalised the deal to buy Volvo's material handling equipment business, an acquisition which will augment Skyjack's telehandler range.
A-Plant spends £30 million on new equipment.
UK rental company, A-Plant, has placed new equipment orders worth over £30 million.
Record Q1 results for Manitowoc Crane Group
Results for the Manitowoc Crane Group's first quarter 2006 show revenue of US$478 million, a 33% increase over the $358 million in the same period 2005.
Terex buys Hydra Platforms, under-bridge access equipment.
Terex Corporation has acquired Hydra Platforms, the South Carolina, USA, based manufacturer of under bridge access equipment: terms have not been disclosed.
FocalPoint facilitates deal between All Reach and Hertz
With the help of financial advisors, FocalPoint, All Reach Equipment, LLC based in, Connecticut, USA has been acquired by Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Rental news highlights
Summary of rental and equipment news from around the world.
Rental news highlights
Round-up of rental and equipment news from around the world.
Rental news highlights
Rental news highlights from around the world
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