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Sales up but profits slip at Cat
North American market weakens
iC Top 200 - The world's largest construction companies 2007
This year sees little change at the top of the iC league table of the world's 200 largest construction companies, but further down there have been some major movers and significant new additions to this elite group. Chris Sleight reports.
Industry development
Sales and profits up for a fifth straight year
By country
Total share of the total sales by nationality
Methodology
How the league table is compiled
Rental giants
In many parts of the world, contractors prefer to rent equipment rather than own it, but who are the world's biggest rental equipment companies? Murray Pollok, editor of iC'ssister magazine, s International Rental News, reports.
Growth boost
The Brazilian Government's BRL 504 billion (US$ 257 billion) Growth Acceleration Plan (PAC) aims to renew investment in the country's roads, ports, airports, housing, energy and sanitation sectors in a bid to accelerate economic growth. Richard High reports.
Table 1: infrastructure
Total projected investments 2007 – 2010
Table 2: transport
Total projected investments 2007 – 2010
Luxury living
Designed by Alexander Skuratov Architects, with structural design engineering by Project Construction Bureau of Chipetin, Moscow's House of Mosfilmosvkaya development marks the first use of Doka's SK100 climbing system in the country. Richard High reports.
All change
Increased automation, operator comfort and improved service and maintenance are driving product innovation in the quarrying sector, while quarry owners are also looking to increase their productivity and efficiency with mobile crushing and screening plants. IC reports
Chinese double act
Sandvik Titon 500s boost productivity
The emissions mission
Engines are becoming more sophisticated and complex asingly stringent pollution. Becca manufacturers are working to comply with the laws without compromising on high levels of performance.
Engine manufacturers merge
Acquisition to strengthen engine offering
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