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Access Equipment: New frontiers
The access industry is in a state of transition, with new companies and new machines designed to meet the latest standards. The editor of sister-publication Access International, explains
HSS’ Q2 revenues up
Improved rental revenue trend in its business key to improved results in second quarter, says HSS
Chile and Colombia distributors for Ruthmann Bluelift
Ruthmann Italia’s Bluelift brand of tracked platforms are being distributed in Chile by Grupo Vertikal (VertiTek) and Lumus in Colombia under  new sales and service agreements 
TDR Capital to acquire Iron Horse Ranch
Algeco Scotsman majority shareholder TDR Capital to make purchase and integrate into Target Logistics business
CECE seeks coherent industrial policy
Association’s president meets with European Commission vice president Jyrki Katainen to discuss future of construction equipment manufacturing in Europe
Aggreko acquires €45m Younicos
Acquisition in line with technology investment strategy to reduce the cost of energy for customers, says Aggreko
Articulating loaders: knuckle down
Although the global market for articulating loader cranes is mixed manufacturers remain positive and keep on releasing interesting products
Recycling firm has the edge in exports
Edge Innovate wins “Made in the UK” award after growing its overseas trade base to almost 50 countries and increasing turnover by close to 60%
Hughes & Salvidge in SiteZone first
Demolition contractor and WDS 2016 award winner adopts OnGrade proximity warning system to keep workers safe on Heathrow Airport project
Large lifts for ESEASA in Mexico
ESEASA used Liebherr’s largest crawler crane and two smaller ones to install 600 tonne tanks at long radius in Mexico’s Miguel Hidalgo refinery
Hagedorn buys Harzheim
German contractor’s managing director describes companies’ similar values, knowledge and market experience as main reason for acquisition  
FCC claims ‘solidity’
Spanish-based contractor’s AGM hears claims to have “achieved the solidity” needed to continue with its proposed growth plan
Personnel news at Hovago
Marcel Riemslag promoted at Hovago Cranes and Robert Hermans joins the Netherlands-based mobile crane supplier
Deutz acquires its Spanish dealer
Tallers Soler, based near Barcelona, has been a close partner of Deutz for over 40 years
Record plant order for Ashcroft
UK rental company makes 17-unit JCB machinery order worth €1.14 million
High rise Omme investment
UK-based Fletcher Access’ new 42m working height Ommelift 4200 RBDJ has been fitted with a hydraulic hose to basket for window cleaning on high-rise tower blocks 
Eqypt powers up with Genies
Orascom Construction (OC) is using Genie lifts and telehandlers in the construction of a pair of state-of-the-art power plants in Egypt
Star picks Power Towers
UK rental company Star Platforms has invested in a further 100 low level access platforms from Power Towers to supplement its existing low level product range
TVH acquires Gardemann from Loxam
All shares of Lavendon (Deutschland) Holding, which incorporates Gardemann Arbeitsbühnen have been transferred to TVH
Telematics specialist appointed at JLG
Mark Valckenaere was previously OEM development manager at M-TEC/Trackunit in Denmark, and introduced several OEMs to the importance of telematics, and to integrate telemetry in their sales and marketing programs
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