About Us

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.

Diversification

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.

Independent editorial

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

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.

Magazines

Access International
American Cranes and Transport
Access Lift and Handlers
COMPRESSORtech2
Concreto LatinoAmericana
Concreto Latino Americana
Construction Europe
Construcción LatinoAmerican
Construção Latino American
Demolition & Recycling International
Diesel Progress International
Diesel Progress North America
Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide
International Construction
International Cranes and Specialized Transport
International Construction Turkiye
International Rental News
New Power Progress
Scaffold & Access
Vinc Proje Tasimaciligi

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

Exhibitions

APEX
APEX Asia
International Rental Exhibition

Equipment Guides

Access Yearbook
American Cranes & Transport Sourcebook
COMPRESSORTECH2 Sourcing Supplement
Demolition and Recycling Buyers' Guide
International Concrete Construction
Power Sourcing Guide
The Rental Book
World Crane Guide

Books

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

Surveys

CE Barometer
ERA/IRN Rental Tracker
Rental Rates Survey
Rental Confidence Survey

Market Websites

KHL Crane Market

Top Lists

Access 50
Access m20
ACT Crane 100
ACT Transport50
ACT Specialized Lifting 50
ACT Tower Crane 50
ACT Transport 50
ALH 20/20
CE-100
D&Ri100
IC 50
IC m20
IC Transport 50
iC Top200
IRN 100
Scaffold 20
Yellow Table

Services

Creative design services
Webinar organisation and hosting
Data services
Video and event production

Online Equipment Directories

Construction Sourcing Guide
Access Sourcing Guide
Demolition Sourcing Guide
Crane Sourcing Guide

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.