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Terex aiming for US$ 500 million revenues from India by 2015
Terex has set a target of generating revenues of US$ 500 million in India by 2015, according to president for developing markets, Steve Filipov.
Latin American construction magazine launched
Construcción Latinoamericana/Construçâo Latino-Americana (CLA) is the new magazine from KHL Group for the Latin American market, available in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Challenges of production increase
Alan Lofurno is the global general manager of aerial booms and joined Terex AWP in April 2008. At the time of AI's visit, Mr Lofurno said, "We are currently ramping up production but at its height it was ten time the current amount.
Cross cultures for quality: How Terex AWP maintains continual improvement
Is it possible for a US company to successfully adopt manufacturing cultures developed in Japan. In the second part of her report on Terex AWP Maria Harding looks at how the company integrates design, production and quality control
Hydro Mobile is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession
North American mast climbing specialist, Hydro Mobile, says it is looking forward to a period of growth despite the current recession.
Interview: MCC Plant Hire in South Africa looks to Sub-Saharan Africa for growth
South Africa-based MCC Plant Hire is the largest heavy equipment rental company in Africa. Murray Pollok talked to the company’s Werner Scheepers about the challenges in the coming years.
GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy
New World: GAM’s Carlos Araoz explains the company’s internationalisation strategy to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
European Construction Survey 2010 now available
Construction Europe magazine's annual listing of the top European contractors, The European Construction Survey (ECS) 2010, is now available via
Interview: Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment CEO Tony Helsham
When Tony Helsham retired in February after 25 years with Volvo, it looked like the industry was losing a well-known and outspoken executive. But within a few months he had taken the job as CEO of one of the industry’s most enigmatic players, Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment. Chris Sleight reports.
How to get growth: JLG's new president, Wilson Jones talks to Murray Pollok.
JLG's new president, Wilson Jones, says growth is his priority for the manufacturer. He tells Murray Pollok how he's going to get it.
MCC looks for sub-Saharan expansion
South African heavy equipment rental company MCC Plant Hire is aiming to establish a permanent footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and has already opened a depot in Mozambique.
Interview - CNH's Jim McCullough
Jim McCullough, head of CNH’s construction equipment businesses, talks about new technology, markets and the lessons you learn in a downturn.
Interview - JCB India's Vipin Sondhi
JCB was big in India when it was a small and unattractive market, but this early investment should pay dividends now equipment sales are taking off again.
The middle market is the future says Doosan’s Tony Helsham
As part of an exclusive interview in the November issue of International Construction, Doosan Infracore CEO Tony Helsham discusses the growth of emerging equipment markets and what this trend means for manufacturers.
Interview: Liugong's Zeng Guang'an
Liugong is putting a strategy in place that will see it push out into key global markets over the coming years, with a growing product portfolio and a worldwide manufacturing footprint.
Interview: IRN talks to TowerLight's Andrea Fontanella and Paul Hay
Five years ago TowerLight was selling lighting towers in 12 countries. Now, it is marketing a much wider range of equipment in 39 countries. Murray Pollok visited the company’s HQ near Milan, Italy, and spoke to technical director Andrea Fontanella and international sales manager Paul Hay.
Norty Turner, head of Hertz rental in Europe and the Middle East, talks to Murray Pollok.
Hertz Equipment Rental Co (HERC) is establishing rental businesses in markets including the Middle East and China to add to its North American and European businesses. Murray Pollok met Norty Turner, the American Hertz executive who is now running the HERC Europe and Middle East operations.
China: the rental waiting game continues
The Chinese rental sector is developing steadily, but don’t expect an overnight explosion in demand. Murray Pollok talks to rental companies and manufacturers in Shanghai.
Australia: stimulus helps but is it enough?
The Australian rental market was relatively lucky last year – the country’s economy was one of the few to grow, and the government helped with a substantial stimulus programme. Murray Pollok talks to renters in the country.
Cruising speed: IRN reports from the European Rental Association's 2010 convention in Prague.
‘New Opportunities’ was the theme for this year’s European Rental Association (ERA) Convention, held on 26-27 May in Prague. Murray Pollok reports from the city’s Corinthian Towers Hotel.
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