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The changing landscape of scissors

The US and China are having a major effect on the scissor lift market, both for different reasons

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    ANSI and CSA standards explained

    The new ANSI and CSA standards for MEWPs are now closer to the European EN280. Brandon Tucker at JLG explains

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Ruthmann announces E-Generation

Ruthmann has presented its new 90m truck mount, a 31m tracked platform and announced new hybrid truck mounts

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Haulotte launches into electric

All future rough terrain aerial platform products launched by Haulotte will be electric powered

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Riwal confirms €88m fleet investment

75% of investment to go towards fleet expansion, and 25% on fleet renewal

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Lorentsens to retire from Omme

The owners of Denmark-based Omme Lift announe their gradual retirement and a new managing director is named

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United grows once more

First-quarter revenues increase 27.8% year-on-year to US$1.73 billion for US rental company

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Palfinger CEO announced

Andreas Klauser has been named CEO of Palfinger. He takes over from Herbert Ortner, who stepped down in December

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Quebec dealer for Palazzani

Palazzani has appointed a new dealer for its tracked platforms in Quebec, Canada. SOSLocation is based in Montreal

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Unimog approves Klubb

Klubb becomes first truck mounted lift specialist in France to be certified Mercedes Unimog Partner

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Kubota UK appoints business development manager

Glen Hampson takes up role with 15 years’ experience in construction equipment sector

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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.