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Access 50: Buying and booming

It’s been a dramatic year for the access50, thanks to a raft of acquisitions and a strong showing in the sector overall.

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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.

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    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

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    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.


Region Report China: Raising the stakes

Euan Youdale met with the heads of Sany Palfinger, XCMG and LGMG, in China, to find out about their new access divisions and their global ambitions.

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ICUEE Preview: Record breaker

ICUEE 2017 has surpassed its previous exhibitor size record, jumping up three acres this year to 28 for the event in Kentucky, USA, during October.



APEX ASIA Review: Asia first

China’s largest aerial platform manufacturers will line-up alongside the access market’s big international players at APEX Asia, the first dedicated aerial platform exhibition to be held in Shanghai, China.


ICUEE PREVIEW: It’s demo time!

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) is going to be bigger than ever. ALH previews the event.

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IPAF Rental Report: Key findings

With the latest Powered Access Rental Market Report now out, the global picture for the MEWP rental market is good, with the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific in many cases exceeding expectations. Matt Brereton, communications manager at IPAF, provides an exclusive insight into its key findings.

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India advances

Steel producers in India are utilising aerial work platforms in a big way as they discover their numerous benefits for regular plant maintenance. Partha Pratim Basistha reports.


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Manitou inaugurates new R&D center

Manitou has inaugurated its new research and development test center. The innovative building makes it possible to perform endurance and durability tests on all Manitou prototypes.

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Rosenkrands takes up Riwal aquisitions role

Søren Rosenkrands moves to new position at Riwal as chief business development officer. His key role will be to explore merger and acquisition opportunities

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REIC continues US expansion

Rental company to build new location in Utah as it continues to expand, company CEO tells IRN

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JLG previews X1000AJ

The compact crawler boom has a working height of 105 feet and 54 feet of horizontal outreach


Acme Lift appoints VP for Western operations

Tyler Brown has been hired as senior vice president of Western operations at Acme Lift Co.


Skyjack debuts compact telehandler

The company’s new SJ519 TH features a 5,500-pound lift capacity and maximum lift height of 19 feet, 1 inch


Coates Hire gaining momentum says owner

A buoyant East coast infrastructure market is driving improved financial results at Australia’s Coates Hire


Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers

The new units feature 74hp engines, eliminating the need for after treatment fluid

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Serious Labs and Skyjack debut VR simulator

The two companies have partnered to create a new scissor lift operator training simulator

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Upping their game

Bigger is better. That’s the view from the industry, which requires greater capacity and room for tools. The same is true for smaller scissors.

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ALH Conference and wards: Planning for the future

The third Access, Lift & Handlers Conference & Awards features top-notch speakers and topics, plus an evening awards gala dinner that’s set to shine. Lindsey Anderson reports.