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Safety first
Hilti highlighted the importance the company places on health and safety when designing its power tools at its Innovation Day held at its headquarters in Liechtenstein. Becca Wilkins reports.
Greener machines
New road building and earthmoving machinery featuring the latest engines and machine control systems were showcased at Caterpillar's Road Ahead exhibition in Marrakech, Morocco. Becca Wilkins reports.
Small footprint
Atlas Copco Portable Air is developing lighter, smaller compressors and generators that it says will have a low cost of ownership. CE reports from the division's headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
Nuclear challenge
The UK's Magnox nuclear power stations are reaching the end of their working life. Decommissioning work is now under way on a number of the stations and CE reports on ongoing work on one such site in Wales, where the Trawsfynydd power station is being taken out of service
Atlas Copco acquires stake in Indian drilling companies
Atlas Copco (India) has agreement to acquire a 25% stake in Focus Rocbit and Prisma Roctools in India, subject to approval from the relevant authorities, for an undisclosed sum.
600 arrested after Sharjah riots
More than 600 Asian labourers were arrested in Sharjah yesterday after a violent protest in the Al Nahda district, reports the WAM newsagency.
Telcon acquires 60 percent stake in Lebrero
Telcon, India's largest construction equipment manufacturer, has acquired a 60% stake in Spanish road building equipment maker Lebrero.
Venezuela to nationalise cement
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced the forcible nationalisation of the country’s cement industry with immediate effect. He said in a televised speech that the country could no longer allow cement to be exported when it was needed to help curb Venezuela’s housing shortage.
Australian construction activity declines
Australia's construction industry deteriorated in March, its first decline in seven months according to the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Caterpillar moves into tunnelling
Caterpillar has acquired Lovat, a Canadian manufacturer of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for an undisclosed sum.
185000 affordable houses
Work has started near Mumbai, Indian to build a total of 185000 affordable new homes over the course of the next 10 years.
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