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International Construction April podcast (audio)
iC's editorial team discusses key news stories, reports and features from the April 2012 edition of the magazine.
Ausa plans Brazilian assembly facility before end of year
Spanish manufacturer Ausa hopes to establish an assembly facility in Brazil before the end of the year to produce site dumpers for the Brazilian and South American markets.
CNH Construction names Mario Gasparri president
Appointment effective from April 1 as Jim McCullough retires.
Pierino Bravi's insight is driving development at Bravi Platforms.
The Bravi Platforms range is steadily expending and each new development is driven by a desire to improve the productivity, comfort and safety of the user. Maria Hadlow talks to Pierino Bravi, founder, designer and managing director about the company's direction.
Riedl marks 25 years
Specialized heavy lifting and moving company Rolf Riedl in Germany is celebrating 25 years in business. It was started by Rolf Riedl
Switched on: Kiloutou’s Xavier du Boÿs talks to IRN's Murray Pollok
Kiloutou isn’t just making acquisitions it’s also engaged on at least three other significant initiatives. Murray Pollok met Xavier du Boÿs at the company’s headquarters in Marcq-en-Barœul near Lille in northern France.
The Time Ruthmann Cooperation
In the early part of 2011 Time announced that it would distribute the Ruthmann Steiger range of truck mounted aerial platforms as well as the Flexiloader and Cargoloader special transport vehicles in Denmark under the Time Danmark A/S name.
A Green Future
At the end of 2009 Time launched its first all-electric truck mounted platforms. The first 3.5t GVW units use the Edison chassis produced at the time by Tanfield Group's electric vehicle division, Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV).
Time pushes on: Time Export is developing new ranges and new markets.
Maria Hadlow talks to Per Torp of Time Export about how the company serves its world markets and the suite of new products it is rolling out.
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson reports
Custom Equipment is growing globally. Lindsey Anderson talks to the business about what people can expect next.
Kneeland: ‘timing is right’ for RSC deal
Michael Kneeland, United Rentals chief executive officer, said the timing was perfect for the acquisition of RSC Equipment Rental.
Innovation with traditional twist: Italy's Blue Lift talks past, present and future
The Italian manufacturer, Blue Lift combines traditional values with innovation, Maria Hadlow talks to Gianpiero and Giani Marti about product development and where they are taking the company.
December International Construction now available on-line
Make use of our new page-turning format to read the on-line edition of International Construction, or download the magazine in .pdf format.
Geert Follens on the 'five pillars' of Atlas Copco Portable Energy
The renaming of Atlas Copco’s Portable Air division to Portable Energy reflects a widening of the division’s product range beyond its famous compressors. Murray Pollok reports from Portable Energy’s headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
Mark Rich of Onsite Rental Group in Australia aims to challenge Coates Hire
Onsite Rental Group in Australia wants to provide its customers with a real alternative to the country’s dominant player, Coates Hire. The company’s managing director, Mark Rich, talks to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
Middle East recovery spells opportunity for rental companies. Murray Pollok reports.
Qatar may be in the headlines following the news that it will host the 2022 World Cup, but rental managers in the region tell Murray Pollok that most of the rental action is currently elsewhere.
VP plc's Neil Stothard talks to IRN about running a specialist rental business
VP plc left the general plant hire sector in 2000 to develop specialist rental businesses in sectors including groundworks, compressed air, railways and tool hire. Murray Pollok talks to group managing director Neil Stothard about the attractions of specialising.
Spain's Ausa is diversifying its product range and boosting export business. IRN reports
Spanish manufacturer Ausa plans to more than treble its sales over the next five years by expanding its product range, diversifying away from construction and selling a lot more outside Spain. Murray Pollok spoke to the company’s commercial director, Josep Soler.
Murray Pollok interviews David Downie, COO of HSS Hire.
HSS has grown its revenues and key accounts business at a time when others in the UK are still struggling with falls in construction activity. The company's chief operating officer, David Downie, tells Murray Pollok how they have done it.
Emma Crates talks to Trudi Nicholls of UK company Fork Rent
At a time of widely reported financial doom and gloom, British family-owned company Fork Rent is ignoring the recession with major investment and expansion plans. Emma Crates reports.
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