Access International - September 2020

AI September 2020

September 2020

Included in this issue: 

  • NEWS 
    Dingli buys into Teupen, Riwal and JLG quarter century landmark, Manufacturers suffer Covid sales slump, China rental major partners with XCMG, Maltech receives 100th Bronto, Haulotte Africa signs up Premium Group in Africa.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE 
    AI reports on how the access industry continues to cope with challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • INTERVIEW 
    Martin Borutta, Teupen’s CEO, expands on Dingli’s 24% investment in Teupen shares and explains the plans he has for the company, as well as the future of the tracked platform industry.
  • TRACKED PLATFORMS 
    The tracked platform sector is a pioneer of hybrid equipment and it continues to refine those offerings, as well as concentrating on greater ease of use for these typically complicated machines.
  • ENGINES 
    Ahead of EU Stage V engine emission regulations, access OEMs have been introducing complementary power systems to aid users. AI reports on a couple of the most recent examples.
  • COUNTRY FOCUS: AUSTRALIA 
    Australia has a thriving aerial platform market, beset with a unique range of challenges, coupled with those created by Covid-19. AI speaks with major rental companies in the country about these challenges and opportunities.
  • PRODUCT NEWS
    Access equipment manufacturers from across the world continue to launch new products, despite the current climate.
  • VAN MOUNTS 
    Playing a vital role in the utility maintenance sector, van mounts are moving in the same direction as other access equipment towards more flexible, energy efficient machines.
  • INTERVIEW 
    When Boels completed its acquisition of Cramo earlier this year, it became the sixth largest access rental company in the world by fleet size, and the second largest in Europe. Thomas Allen spoke to company CEO Pierre Boels about the buyout in the Covid-19 climate.
  • IPAF NEWS 
    Head of safety and technical announced, rural industries focus, Webinar considers lessons learned from accident data, FEM succeeds in bid to extend EU Stage V deadlines, IPAF ‘Innovates’ to keep popular event running.
  • SCAFFOLDING 
    Site report: 800-year-old St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin called for a complex scaffold and weather protection system. Plus news from the industry.
  • ACCESS IN ACTION 
    On site with access equipment in Algeria, India and the UK.

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