KHL Group began life in 1989 as the publisher of Construction Europe, the first pan-European construction magazine, but has grown to become a global, diversified media business and a leader in the markets it serves.
Its activities now encompass 16 magazines, multiple websites, events, exhibitions, market research, industrial training, recruitment and data services. It operates in markets including construction, power, cranes and specialized transport, aerial platforms and access, equipment rental, and demolition and recycling.
The focus on construction remains but expanded in 2018 to include the global power industry, with the acquisition of the Diesel Progress group adding five magazines covering engines, new power technologies, and industrial compressors and turbines.
The diversification of KHL’s business beyond publishing has continued in recent years with the addition of market research, recruitment and training businesses. Off-Highway Research, acquired in 2015, is a world-respected source of data on construction equipment. Lawsons Global Recruitment, established in 2020, is a specialist recruiting agency for senior staff in construction and industry. A joint venture with Easybook Training in the US provides a one-stop-shop for industrial training courses.
The company has a track-record of innovation: it was the first to publish a pan-Latin American construction magazine in both Spanish and Portuguese languages; it created the first equipment rental conference in China and the first dedicated access equipment exhibitions in Europe and Asia; and it was an early adopter of digital magazine technology.
It has created new ways for clients to reach their end markets, augmenting traditional magazine advertising and in-person events with digital offerings such as websites, newsletters, webinars and virtual conferences. That innovation continues, with a new data service being offered to clients.
KHL's business-to-business approach is founded on a commitment to independent editorial and on a deep understanding of its markets. This closeness is reflected in partnerships with leading trade associations, including joint ventures with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), and the Construction Equipment Association in the UK. It has long-standing relationships with associations including CECE, FIEC, ERA, IPAF, EDA and NDA.
Today’s KHL is unrecognisable from the company of 1989 that published a single magazine with a staff of three. It now employs more than 110 people and has offices in the UK, USA, China, India, Germany, Brazil and Chile.
KHL has won its place in the world’s construction and power markets through constant innovation and commitment to its markets. That will not change.
Off-Highway Research is KHL Group’s specialist market intelligence arm. Formed in 1981 as part of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Off-Highway Research is a management consultancy specialising in the research and analysis of international construction and agricultural equipment markets and is the largest of its kind in the world.
Off-Highway Research offers a unique level of international research expertise to the construction, earthmoving, mining, industrial and agricultural equipment industries. This specialist capability, offered by offices in the UK, China, India, Germany, the USA and Japan is available through a combination of Subscription Services and Private Client Research.
Lawsons Global Recruitment
Lawsons Global Recruitment is an international agency specialising in the Construction and Power sectors. It offers a personal approach and expert knowledge, allowing the delivery of exceptional talent to meet the needs of its clients.
As part of KHL Group its consultants have access to unrivalled global knowledge and networks. It presents clients not just with exceptional candidates, but also the data and insights to inform and guide decision-making.
Lawsons’ consultants have decades of combined experience in global recruitment and talent acquisition. It has offices in the UK and USA.
Easybook Training US
KHL Group operates a joint venture in the USA with online training resource Easybook. Easybook Training US offers customers in construction and industrial markets access to thousands of training and safety courses run by accredited training providers across the US.
Customers can book courses online in health and safety, crane training, first aid, heavy equipment and roadway safety, train the trainer courses, working at height, and more. These courses, run by hundreds of certified training providers across the US, are accredited to organisations including OSHA, NCCCO and ATSSA.
American Cranes and Transport
Access Lift and Handlers
Construção Latino American
Demolition & Recycling International
Diesel Progress International
Diesel Progress North America
Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide
International Cranes and Specialized Transport
International Construction Turkiye
International Rental News
New Power Progress
Scaffold & Access
ALH Conference and Awards
Cranes and Transport Latin America
Demolition Conference Turkey
Diesel Progress Summit
European Rental Awards
ESTA Awards of Excellence
International Awards for Powered Access
International Cranes & Transport Asia Pacific
International Rental Conference Asia
International Tower Cranes Conference
Lift & Move USA
Off-Highway Global Briefing
Tower Cranes North America
World Crane and Transport Summit
World Demolition Summit
New Power Progress Summit
Construction Sustainability Conference
Construction Technology Summit
Access International Newsletter
Access, Lift & Handlers Newsletter
ConExpo 365 Newsletter
Construction Europe Newsletter
Construction Technology Newsletter
Demolition & Recycling International Newsletter
Diesel News Network
Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Newsletter
ERA Rental Weekly
International Rental News Newsletter
KHL Crane Market
Off-Highway Research Global Market Briefing
Scaffold & Access Newsletter
World Construction Week China
World Construction Week
World Crane Week
Newsletters - Exhibitions & Events
APEX Daily & Preview
Bauma China Daily & Preview
Bauma Daily & Preview
bC India Daily & Preview
Conexpo Daily & Preview
Diesel Progress Summit Newsletter
Intermat Daily & Preview
IRE Daily & Preview
World Demolition Summit Newsletter
International Tower Cranes
International Rental Exhibition
American Cranes & Transport Sourcebook
COMPRESSORTECH2 Sourcing Supplement
Demolition and Recycling Buyers' Guide
International Concrete Construction
Power Sourcing Guide
The Rental Book
World Crane Guide
500 Years of Earthmoving
Classic Construction Models
Lifting and Moving the World
The Amazing Story of Excavators
The History of Cranes
The History of Road Building Equipment
ERA/IRN Rental Tracker
Rental Rates Survey
Rental Confidence Survey
Creative design services
Webinar organisation and hosting
Video and event production
Online Equipment Sourcing Guides
Construction Sourcing Guide
Access Sourcing Guide
Demolition Sourcing Guide
Crane Sourcing Guide
Power Sourcing Guide
COMPRESSORtech2 Sourcing Guide
ACT Crane 100
ACT Specialized Lifting 50
ACT Tower Crane 50
ACT Transport 50
IC Transport 50
If you have a complaint concerning KHL Group or any of it titles or subsidiaries please contact Mr Peter Watkinson by letter or e-mail. Details are as follows. By letter; Mr Peter Watkinson, Southfields, Southview Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6TP, UK. By e-mail; peter.watkinson@KHL.com.