Access International - April-May 2020

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April-May 2020

Included in this issue: 

  • PODCAST -  Kevin Appleton on the impact of coronavirus
  • NEWS
    LiuGong buys Herc China, APEX & IAPAs postponed, New private equity owner for Accès Industrie, Ruthmann acquires ReachMaster, First locally mounted Bronto in India, New base for Haulotte Australia
  • COVID-19 
    The world has been reacting to the affects of a pandemic that wouldn’t have been considered possible just a few months ago. The access industry, as with all industries, has been doing its upmost to mitigate the upheaval to its people and businesses. AI reports.
  • INTERVIEW: GENIE 
    Matt Fearon, president of Genie, is as well placed to comment on the ups and downs of the industry, including COVID-19, thanks to a global footprint, including China, and product development that are at the forefront of MEWP design.
  • BOOM LIFTS  
    The ANSI standards, bringing about a new era of dual capacity boom, and the increasing need for electric and hybrid equipment are just two trends in the self propelled boom sector.
  • APEX 2020 UPDATE 
    This issue of AI would have contained the APEX Show guide had it not been for the Coronavirus which has forced its postponement to September. Find out the latest facts in this revised guide.
  • COUNTRY REPORT: INDIA 
    Despite a depressed business environment, demand for aerial platforms in India in the last year has been fair, led by purchases of new and used equipment. Partha Pratim Basistha reports from the country.
  • REVIEW: CONEXPO 
    ConExpo was a show to remember, partly as a result of COVID-19 and partly thanks to the vast array of cutting-edge access products on display. AI was there.
  • RAISING THE STANDARD 
    IPAF updates us on its latest global MEWP safety and training news and initiatives.
  • INTERVIEW: MANITOU 
    Elisabeth Ausimour, the new president of Manitou Group’s Material Handling & Access (MHA) division, spoke to Euan Youdale about a new era of MEWPs and electric equipment at the company.
  • REVIEW: ARA SHOW 
    While some expected product launches to be held for ConExpo, the ARA Show, in Florida, US, in February, provided a plethora of new booms, scissors and telehandlers.
  • ACCESS IN ACTION 
    A round-up of access equipment-related projects from around the world, including a challenging project in the Antarctic.

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