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Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

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Kubota launches Micro-Hybrid system

The new hybrid prototype offers a way for OEMs to downsize engines


H&E’s new depot in California

New rental facility aims to capture economic growth in Los Angeles area

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Genie offers guidance on cleaning MEWPs

Following CDC guidelines, the company offers new procedures for disenfecting access equipment on jobsites


ALH Conference moves online for 2020

In an effort to protect the health of conference attendees and presenters, the ALH Conference, Oct. 23, will be held virtually this year


Palazzani focuses on digital infrastructure

Tracked platform manufacturer sells 52m machine for 5G mast installation and says ‘digital’ investment is now a priority


European rental awards to go ahead online

Date for event will be 30 June and will include rental market presentations as well as announcement of award winners


Easy Lift US sales unhindered

Sales of tracked platforms to US tree care continues despite Covid-19, while Easy Lift reports other global sales

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Podcast: Rental in Brazil

Sérgio Kariya, president of Mills, talks about economic and business conditions in the country and the road ahead

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Access and the road to recovery

A panel of leading access industry figures will discuss the effects of Covid-19 on the access sector now, and in the years ahead, at a free webinar organised by Access International. The round-table discussion will take place on Thursday, 28 May at 15:00 (UK time) and focus on the challenges faced by equipment manufacturers, rental companies and end users, as well as assessing how the pandemic might bring about new working practices.

Participants on the panel will be:

Armin Rappen - CEO, Mateco
Don Kenny - CEO, Loxam Powered Access
Jacco de Kluijver - VP Sales and Marketing EMEAR, Genie
Peter Douglas - CEO, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The discussion will be moderated by Euan Youdale, Editor of AI.

Click here to watch

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Off-Highway Research also undertakes bespoke Private Client Research for clients with a specific information need which is not easily answered by an off-the-shelf product.

Over the last five years, Off-Highway Research has worked for over 600 clients in 37 countries.

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Access Yearbook 2017

KHL Group’s The Access Yearbook 2018-19 provides information on suppliers and equipment used in the global access sector, along with full market information.




Construction equipment sales to fall 19%

Revised forecasts from Off-Highway Research point to a sharp dip due to Covid-19


CRA names executive director

City Rentals’ Jeff Roberts succeeds Dale Blackwell as the CRA’s new executive director


Haulotte launches mast crawler

Manufacturer extends its vertical mast range, with the new 6m working height Star 6 Crawler.

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Alba and Kanoo Middle East partnership

Alba has appointed Kanoo Cranes as distributor of its hoists and mast climbers in the region 


Tempered telehandler market

Following last year’s significant double-digit growth, the 2020 ALH Telehandler30 reflects a stabilized market. Lindsey Anderson reports.


Downtime Index: Southern Europe up, North America stable

Construction equipment use in North America and Europe continued to improve last week, with a 5% increase in the Downtime Index to 88.9


ARA releases healthy work practices guide

The guide offers general information on viruses; PPE; cleaning supplies; social distancing; testing employees; cleaning equipment and more.

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Riwal introduces hygiene protocols

Under the initiative, machines are fully sanitised and face masks are provided to customers 


Slagelse chooses remanufacturing

Denmark-based rental company has had two of its 15-year-old Niftylift booms remanufactured by Nifty4Sale


CTE telescopic launch

The B-Lift 23 HV updates the B-Lift 230 Pro, with a range of new technical and digital features 

Gurgaon, India

Sudhir Rentals to enter Europe

Fernando Bazo, VP International Operations and former United employee, says firm is looking at UK


New Danish distributor for Dinolift

Jøma Lift Teknik, based in Kolding, also represents Genie, Teupen, Leguan and Ixolift in Denmark


Pandemic could promote formwork rental

Michael Stoevelbaek, Managing Director of Paschal, expects Covid-19 to prompt shift to rental


Job cuts threat at JCB

JCB has announced up to 950 jobs are at risk at its UK plants after demand for its machines halved

Latin America

Construction to contract 5.5% in Latin America

Region to suffer sharp contraction due to Covid-19

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Graysmark joins IPAF council

LGMG’s European sales director has been voted onto the IPAF council for a second time

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Podcast: Spain’s Covid-19 journey

Rental company owner Ivan Papell explains the implications of Covid-19 on Spain, its people and businesses

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