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JCB to create 600 jobs

Healthy order book drives employment increase at UK manufacturer


Sponsored Video - Skyjack Telematics, Episode 10

Simple and Intuitive User Interface.

A telematics solution with a mobile-first design is made with the end user in mind. Keeping it simple, and easy to use on a jobsite will hopefully lead to a higher adoption rate than previous products.


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Boels Rental places big Skyjack order

The Dutch rental company has purchased 3,000 telematic-equipped units

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Diggerland USA now features Genie scissor

The construction-themed adventure park has brought on a Genie GS-5390RT for park-goers to experience

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Jaguar-Land Rover employs Genies

The Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) factory in Nitra, Slovakia, has employed 120 Genie lifts throughout its construction

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Ruthmann launches truck secondary guarding

Germany-based Ruthmann has developed a secondary guarding system, the first truck mount manufacturer to do so

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Manitou ‘ahead of schedule’

Revenues and EBITDA significantly increase in 2017 for French manufacturer, reaching 2018 target a year early

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Flannery named United president

Currently serving as COO, Flannery will take on additional president’s role

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IAPA award winners revealed in Miami

Niftylift, Hematec Arbeitsbuhnen, Shanghai Horizon and Dan Kaplan among the winners.


Strong growth at Skyjack

The Industrial segment of Linamar group, mainly Skyjack, increased sales by 43.9% and operating earnings by 17.1% in the fourth quarter

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JLG introduces India distributor and manager

JLG has appointed Sudhir Power as its distributor for North and West India. Pankaj Gupta is the new country manager


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AI Confidence Survey: upbeat in 2018

There is an upbeat view of the access industry as participants in AI’s annual Confidence Survey give a thumps up for the next 12 months

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Far and wide: access in Africa

AI takes a look at the African market for access and the opportunities this huge land mass is offering.


Interview: AFI Group

AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market


Positivity in Amsterdam

Following a successful three days at the International Rental Exhibition (IRE), Joe Malone reviews the Amsterdam show.

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Digital experience is the key

A new online marketplace, where renters can actively manage the contract throughout, has surfaced in France. Joe Malone caught up with its managing director, Sophie Hulin, about its beginning and its future.

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New wave of UK rental investors

Kevin Appleton reviews the UK market and the attractiveness for investors upon entering.

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Easing the path

AI rounds up a range of operator aids, control systems and safety-inspired devices.

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Access M20: On the up

It’s been a good year for the AccessM20 listing of the world’s biggest access equipment manufacturers.

Access Yearbook 2017

The Access Yearbook 2017 provides information on suppliers and equipment used in the global access sector, along with full market information.



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Hewitt Equipment to implement Texada Software

Following Toromont’s recent acquisition of the assets of Hewitt Equipment, Texada will implement its software products at Hewitt’s equipment rental and dealership operations

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Tianjin Prosperity Bai-Li purchases Skyjacks

The Chinese company placed its first order for Skyajck units in January

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Ashtead revenues rocket

Rental revenues increase of 21% for first nine months of the year announced, and new finance director appointed

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Kranpunkten invests in Genies

Adding to its existing 2,800-unit fleet, Swedish MWP and mast climber specialist Kranpunkten has invested in 173 more machines

Pierre Boels, CEO, Boels Rental.

Pierre Boels to speak at IRC conference in China

Pierre Boels joins a distinguished speaker line-up including senior figures from Caterpillar and Byrne Equipment Rental.

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