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Production alliance at Liebherr
Efficient manufacturing and delivering machines on time has a co-operative international dimension at Liebherr-MCCtec where flexibility is a fundament
Cranes, Inc. profile
Founded in 1940, Cranes, Inc. helped lift America from the Great Depression, both figuratively and literally. Paul Weiss started Cranes, Inc. as an offshoot of a steel erection company he founded with A.J. McNulty in 1925
Havator offers engineering, transportation and lifting
Finland-based Havator offers engineering, transportation and lifting services from a single source of supply
Interview: Eve Trakway's Rick Barnett on renting temporary roadways.
Eve Trakway rents temporary roadways and other products to the events and industrial markets. Murray Pollok talked to managing director Rick Barnett about the company’s plans to expand rapidly over the next three years.
Getting to know you: Access International talks to Beijing JingCheng's Su Jie
Access equipment manufacturer Beijing JingCheng is preparing to enter the European market -- by learning it. Patrick Hill talked to chairman and chief executive officer Su Jie at APEX in Maastricht.
Twenty years access success for Brodrene Jorgensen
Brodrene Jorgensen AS is celebrating 20 years in the access industry growing from a small company based in Bergen repairing access platforms for regional rental companies to an important dealer for Niftylift and Skyjack in Norway.
GAM widens outlook as slowdown bites at home
GAM’s general manager Carlos Fernández Araoz charts the company’s evolution from “village company to multi-national” and tells IRN Editor Murray Pollok how it plans to prosper through the Spanish recession.
Complex swing
Swing stages are not necessarily simple devices. Above is one custom-designed in 1986 for use by McNally's Crane Hire in the Republic of Ireland. It is slung from a crane periodically to clean a church spire near the company's Monaghan, Ireland depot. The stage has clamshell platforms and a hydraulic motor and ram. It cost approximately €125000.
Irish heights: McNally's Crane Hire expands into access
McNally's Crane Hire in Ireland has been renting cranes for years. It will take into its fleet by the end of this year its first aerial work platform - a 103 m working height Wumag Elevant 1000.
A real job: Access International talks to Access Plus founder George Marriott
George Marriott has been renting aerial platforms in Scotland, UK, for the last 10 years. Now he is ready to expand his Access Plus business into other parts of the UK. Murray Pollok spoke to Mr Marriott and fellow director Dave Hall at the company's head office in Stevenston.
There may be trouble ahead: the future of the access industry
We are all speculating about what the future holds for the access industry so Access International asked some of the industry's senior figures to share their insights. They tell us what their predictions are for the immediate future and the coming five years.
Leading the way: Japan's Watanabe Demolition
Watanabe Demolition Co Ltd is the largest single demolition company in Japan. On a recent visit to the country, Lindsay Gale met up with its president, Ryuichi Watanabe
Demonstrably flexible
The Demonstration Hall at Alimak Hek, Middelbeers, Netherlands is used as both a sales aid and for training. The company has used the space to demonstrate the various ways that components can be put together to create different mast climbing solutions.
The masts of success: Alimak Hek on the rise
Alimak Hek has dramatically increased its sales revenue since 2004. Maria Hadlow met some of the management team to discover what has driven the company to such heights.
One to watch: IRN talks to one of South America's largest rental companies
Pablo Lam, general manager of Santiago-based SKC Rental, tells IRN editor Murray Pollok that after 10 years in the Chilean rental market, the time has come to diversify its fleet and its customer base.
SmartEquip aims to revolutionise the aftermarket
US technology company SmartEquip wants to revolutionise the way that rental companies order their parts. They have made a good start in the US and now have their eyes set on Europe. Murray Pollok talks to SmartEquip CEO, Alex Schuessler.
International Construction reports from Moscow's CTT Show
Confidence at Moscow's CTT Show (June 17 to 21) was high thanks to a booming economy and a planned US$ 570 billion investment in infrastructure. Richard High reports.
Site report: Heidelberg Cement's Gurovo Beton quarry
Located in the Tula region, 130 km south of Moscow, the formerly state-run Gurovo Beton quarry is undergoing a complete modernisation following its acquisition by HeidelbergCement in late 2006. Richard High reports.
Interview: Gaz Group's Natalia Alexeeva talks to International Construction
Established in 2005 following the restructuring of state-controlled automotive manufacturer RusPromAuto, but virtually unknown outside its home market, Russia's Gaz Group is now the largest domestic manufacturer of construction equipment in the country. Richard High reports.
TVH is shipping 4500 parts' orders a day
The 4500 shipments which TVH makes daily throughout Europe flow from its main warehouse, part of a 60000 m2 facility in Waregem, Belgium. Shipments enter the hands of international freight couriers from six consolidation sorters, which separate and aggregate picked items into 3000 box locations and 540 rollout tracks for weighing, packing and labelling.
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