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Interview: Zavod Podiomnikov - AWP manufacturing and rental in Russia

Zavod Podiomnikov is Russia’s first AWP manufacturer, as well as being a rental company, and has major plans for growth in Russia, then abroad, plus plans for a 60m working height self propelled boom. Company director Timofeenko Sergey speaks to AI about its aspirations

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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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500th Height 4 Hire for charity

Australia-based Height 4 Hire is celebrating its 500th machine with a pink Haulotte Compact 14 in aid of the McGrath Foundation

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Klubb launches RT pick up mount

France-based Klubb is launching its new K26 lift, mounted on Mercedes X-Class pickup and designed for rough terrain

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MAS movie order

UK-based Media Access Solutions (MAS) has invested £2 million ($2 million) on 28 Niftylifts and seven Skyjacks

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AFI announces CEO

UK-based AFI has promoted David McNicholas to Group CEO. He was most recently group chief operating officer at the company


Werner acquires Zarges

US-based ladder and scaffolding compaany WernerCo has completed the acquisition of Zarges Group, a strong player in aluminium products in Europe

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Acme Lift names Senior VP of National Accounts

Chelsea Myrick Long has been promoted to senior vice president of national accounts at Acme Lift Co., a wholesale rental company

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Dieci Americas debuts new telehandler

The I 10.44-C was shown for the first time at The Rental Rally

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Tight spaces for Hinowa

A Hinowa boom lift had to pass through a doorway and an underground car park in to reach a job site in Glasgow city centre, Scotland

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Football focus from Wilson

A truck mount from UK-based Wilson Access fleet helped to put branding in place at the KCOM Stadium, home of Hull City Football Club


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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.