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Full IRC conference programme confirmed

Elevent speakers from Asia, North America, Australia and Europe will speak on 22 October






ZMG looking to balance the books

Two-year target to become a sustainable company, before selling into global markets, says Chinese manufacture


Sinoboom introduces mascot

Sinoboom announced its new mascot at APEX Asia last week.The colourful character is known as Zhi Hui, translated to Eye of High Technology


LGMG begins drive into Europe

China-based construction giant LGMG is planning major expansion of its access division globally, with its sights set firstly on Europe


Liugong launches Isoli joint venture lift

Anhui Liugong Crane showed its first product from Italy-based Isoli JV at APEX Asia, along with its own record-breaking 19.8m truck mount

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Mtandt orders 210 platforms from XCMG

Indian rental company Mtandt Group has ordered 210 aerial platforms from Chinese manufacturer XCMG in an order worth US$6 million


APEX Asia triumphs in Shanghai

The first APEX Asia has received strong support from the access industry. Manufacturers at the four-day show in Shanghai, China, have said there has been a large number of global customers 


Off-Highway Research provides access insights

Sales of access platforms have doubled in the last three years in China, with more than 100,000 units expected in the market in five years, the International Rental Conference Asia heard


Snorkel starts production in China

Snorkel is launching its first production facility in China at APEX Asia, AI can exclusively reveal. The 3,000 square metre facility opened in 2016 for warehousing now includes assembly lines for the Chinese market


Access Features


Talking tracked platforms

AI delves into the tracked platform market and the global demand for this product type 


Telematics and the data sharing economy

Sam Hassan, CEO and president of telematics provider ZTR Control Systems, is trail blazing the data brokerage scene


Vertical masts

The use of vertical masts is becoming more commonplace, partly thanks to a growth in the types of applications that suit it most


Truck mounted platforms

Much of the recent truck mounted platform has been around the lower end of the working height spectrum, specifically 3.5 tonnes


Forward focus

Lindsey Anderson interviews Danielle Edberg and Lauren Masser about Procore’s Women in Construction 

Perkins⌐ 1706J-E93TA engine

Advanced power

Engine manufacturers have been busy debuting new units this year. From hybrid solutions to turbo-charged options, there’s plenty of ground to cover. ALH rounds up the latest.