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View from China: Murray Pollok reports on the country's growing access industry.
Chinese access equipment manufacturers are starting to make a name for themselves outside of their domestic market. Murray Pollok, Managing Editor of Access International, travelled to China and visited three of them – boom and scissor producers Dingli and Beijing JingCheng, and hoist specialist GJJ.
RSC sees bottom to softening of demand
RSC Equipment Rental's president and chief executive officer Erik Olsson said the recession will last into 2010, but that RSC might start seeing the bottom of the softening in demand.
Interview: Tom Cornell of IronPlanet explains the benefits of online auctions
Online auctioneer IronPlanet has been growing dramatically over the past 18 months. Tom Cornell, the company’s managing director for Europe, tells Murray Pollok why the online model works.
German rentals growing for Alimak Hek
The German rental market for Alimak Hek's mast climbing equipment is growing against a backdrop of construction downturn in the country, said Frank Klessens in an exclusive interview with Access International.
Listening for long term success: Maria Hadlow talks to Bravi UK
The policy of Bravi UK is to listen to potential users of access machines and help them improve profits. Maria Hadlow talked to Andrew Fishburn and Stuart Honeywood about their long term approach to access sales.
Dingli's new factory to build booms for domestic market
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Zhejiang Dingli Machinery Co is building a new 46000 m2 facility to produce an extended range of large self propelled booms, targeted mainly at the Chinese market. The RMB20 million (€2.06 million) investment is part of a strategy to refocus on domestic sales in response to a decline in Dingli's traditional export markets, including Europe.
China's Liugong plans Latin American expansion
LiuGong Machinery Corp. is to open a Latin American headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Challenging times ahead? New NFDC president David Darsey talked to Lindsay Gale
Current market conditions may not make it an enviable time to take over the presidency of a trade association, but new NFDC president David Darsey is firm over the direction in which he is hoping to steer the Federation
INTERVIEW: Michael Kneeland, CEO, United Rentals, talks to IRN Editor Murray Pollok.
United Rental's CEO Michael Kneeland talks to Murray Pollok about managing United through the recession.
Video exclusive: Interview with Loxam's Gérard Déprez
IRN Editor Murray Pollok interviewed Loxam managing director Gérard Déprez during the Intermat exhibition in Paris.
Volvo president stresses technology focus
Olof Persson, the president and chief executive of Volvo Construction Equipment says the company is focusing on developing new technologies, despite the difficult market conditions.
Exclusive: JCB Inc’s CEO John Patterson talks to ALH
JCB Inc's chief executive officer defines business units and announces new telehandler model
Have Middle East highs slumped? Challenges in the access sector
In the depths of the worldwide credit crisis and its insidious knock on events there have been a few regions which we have held up like shining beacons of hope: China, South America, Eastern Europe and, the most glittering of all, the Middle East.
Low profile, high lifts: Holland Lift's expansion and growth plans
Holland Lift is about as far as you can imagine from the world of the major manufacturers - in machines, in manufacturing and in outlook - and that's the way that Menno Koel likes it.
WEB EXCLUSIVE - Terex to roll out new process
Terex is to roll out a new structured product identification and process development system in the next two weeks to bring new equipment to market quicker and more efficiently.
Manitou's Bruno Fille on the priorities in integrating Gehl
What will Manitou do with its newly acquired Gehl business? Murray Pollok asked Manitou’s Bruno Fille to explain the strategy.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Helping Iceland's construction industry
Iceland has been one the countries hardest hit by the credit crisis. Access International, Jon Geir Sigurbjornsson updates us on the market and the progress of his company, set up to support the country's equipment suppliers.
Chinese pioneer: how a Chinese student built one of the US's biggest scaffolding sellers
It is one of the scaffolding industry's biggest success stories of the last decade: how a Chinese MBA student built one of the biggest sellers of scaffolding in North America. And now, Wei Chen, the 37 year-old founder of Sunshine Enterprise, has his sights set on Europe.
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